Far Isle

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Far Isle


Capstone system[1]



Human (Non-native)






"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.[2]

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.[3]


Far Isle was colonised in 2421.


Main article: Far Isle rebellion

In 2492, amidst unprecedented levels of tension and civil unrest throughout UEG space,[4] 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.[2][3][5]


The colony's destruction led to multiple other rebellions elsewhere.[3] Although the Callisto Incident is widely accepted to have been the event that finally ignited the tensions across the colonies and caused the Insurrection,[4] the destruction of Far Isle was also acknowledged as a potential cause.[3] 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.[2]

Production notes[edit]

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.[6]


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  1. ^ a b c This city is thought to be on Far Isle, but this is not confirmed. See the Production notes section.


  1. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 50
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Mortal Dictata - Chapter Ten, Page 291-292 (2014 edition)
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia - Locations: Human Colonies, Page 288 (2009 edition); Page 300 (2011 edition)
  4. ^ a b Halo Mythos - The Insurrection, Page 55
  5. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - Chapter Twenty-One, Page 183 (2006 edition)
  6. ^ Halo Legends - Origins II