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- "Even I thought the Far Isle bombing was rebel propaganda until I saw the file. But then the rebels nuked civilian targets too. We're all dirty, all of us."
- — Serin Osman, musing on the nuking of Far Isle.
Far Isle was a human colony planet, within Unified Earth Government space. The colony was the site of what is considered to be one of the United Nations Space Command's worst atrocities; in response to a rebellion in 2492 that they were unable to quell, the UNSC razed the colony using nuclear weapons, leaving no survivors.
Far Isle was colonised in 2421.
- Main article: Far Isle rebellion
In 2492, amidst unprecedented levels of tension and civil unrest throughout UEG space, a civilian revolt broke out on the planet. The United Nations Space Command was unable to contain the rebellion, and resorted to using nuclear weapons to raze the whole colony. Code: BANDERSNATCH was declared in the aftermath, indicating a major radiological- or energy-based disaster, and the colony's populace was reportedly completely wiped out.
The colony's destruction led to multiple other rebellions elsewhere. Although the Callisto Incident is widely accepted to have been the event that finally ignited the tensions across the colonies and caused the Insurrection, the destruction of Far Isle was also acknowledged as a potential cause. Even as late as 2553, the UNSC's handling of the colony's rebellion remained a driving force for the hatred that many in staunchly independent colonies such as Venezia held for the UNSC and UEG.
The nuclear bombardment of Far Isle likely appears in the Halo Legends episode Origins II, when Cortana discusses the Insurrection. A flight of GA-TL1 Longswords is shown dropping bombs on a coastal city; in the next shot, a burning, slagged crater is shown in the middle of the city. However, this has not been publicly confirmed to be Far Isle.
A city, thought to be on Far Isle, shortly before being bombarded by a wing of Longswords.[Note 1]
Five Longswords releasing their payloads over the aforementioned city.[Note 1]
The aftermath of the bombing run.[Note 1]
List of appearances
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (First mentioned)
- Halo 3 (Mentioned in Halo: The Master Chief Collection only)
- Halo: Mortal Dictata (Mentioned only)
- This city is thought to be on Far Isle, but this is not confirmed. See the Production notes section.
- Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 50
- Halo: Mortal Dictata - Chapter Ten, Page 291-292 (2014 edition)
- Halo Encyclopedia - Locations: Human Colonies, Page 288 (2009 edition); Page 300 (2011 edition)
- Halo Mythos - The Insurrection, Page 55
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - Chapter Twenty-One, Page 183 (2006 edition)
- Halo Legends - Origins II