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Ghost Flag

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Ghost Flag
Production information

Class:

Razor-class prowler

Specifications

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull:

Titanium-A armor

Armament:

Service information

Participated battles:

Fleet:

Task Force Yama (formerly)

Known commanders:

Ross Nyeto (formerly)

Affiliation:

 

The Ghost Flag is a Razor-class prowler that was controlled by the gunrunner Ross Nyeto until his arrest in December 2553.[2] It was once a part of Task Force Yama, the UNSC task force that enacted Operation: SILENT STORM, a counterattack against the Covenant in early 2526.[3]

Operational history[edit]

Ghost Flight[edit]

The UNSC Ghost Flag was built to be part of Ghost Flight, a flight of four Razor-class prowlers within the Office of Naval Intelligence's Prowler Corps.[1] At some point during the Insurrection, Lieutenant Commander Hector Nyeto became the commander of Ghost Flight and slowly replaced the crew of each vessel with personnel sympathetic to the insurrectionist cause.[4] When Vice Admirals Preston Cole and Michael Stanforth initiated Operation: SILENT STORM in March 2526, the Ghost Flag and the other prowlers of Ghost Flight were selected to join Task Force Yama for the duration of the mission. This operation had the goal of slowing the Covenant's advance through the Outer Colonies by means of boarding enemy ships and stations, destroying them from the inside. The task force soon left for Seoba, a moon of Biko, where they would wait for the Covenant fleet arrive.[5]

ICE DANCE[edit]

Main article: Operation: ICE DANCE

Upon arriving in the Kolaqoa system on March 18, Colonel Marmon Crowther of the 21st Space Assault Battalion decided that his ODSTs and the Spartans that would be assisting in the operation should practice a mass deployment into the ice quarry where Task Force Yama would be hiding. Ghost Flight was selected to deploy the Black Daggers and Blue Team, with each prowler carrying forty ODSTs and one Spartan. However, as the flight approached the moon, insurrectionist forces were detected in the quarry, preparing to overthrow Biko's chancellor. Despite this, Crowther decided to go forward with Operation: ICE DANCE and clear out the quarry.[6]

During the ensuing battle, Ghost Flight managed to cripple the insurgents' communications relay at the top of the quarry. The Ghost Flag and the three other prowlers continued dropping off their infantry complement while supporting those already on the ground with their 30mm autocannons and M28 Shrieker missiles. As it attempted to destroy a convoy of rebel Civets climbing up the quarry to repair the relay, the UNSC Ghost Star was shot down, forcing Nyeto to pull the rest of Ghost Flight out until the convoy was either destroyed or distracted.[1] However, the battle would ultimately be won by Lieutenant Nelly Hamm using the unwitting Blue Team as a distraction, allowing her to call in Ghost Flight to deliver more troops. These Black Daggers destroyed the insurgent weapon emplacements and Civets, even securing the comms relay. With that, the quarry fell under UNSC control.[7]

Battle with Bloodstars[edit]

Main article: Battle of Seoba

On March 19, a Covenant flotilla arrived in-system and set course for Seoba.[8] The Ghost Flag and the rest of the task force were quickly scrambled to meet the approaching intrusion corvettes, with each of the prowlers holding a complement of Black Daggers eager to board the Covenant vessels.[9] While none of corvettes were successfully boarded, the alien flotilla would be defeated, losing three of its five ships.[10] Still, the battle had cost the life of Captain Halima Ascot and her ship, the UNSC Starry Night. Some of the Spartans had also been injured, mainly due to Nyeto purposefully stalling Ghost Flight's support in an attempt to get them killed.[11]

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Betrayal at Zhoist[edit]

Main article: Attack on Zhoist

After Nyeto's treachery was revealed at Zhoist, the Ghost Flag fled into slipspace along with the two other surviving prowlers of Ghost Flight.[3]

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Post-war usage[edit]

Ross had used it to smuggle weaponry throughout the Isbanola sector, including to the Keepers of the One Freedom for Arlo Casille in support of his coup. Before that, his father used the prowler to become a hero of the Insurrection and the Gao Republic in particular. Right before Ross was arrested, the Office of Naval Intelligence operative Veta Lopis made an offer to rent the use of the Ghost Flag in accordance with her undercover persona at the time.[2]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 8
  2. ^ a b Halo: Retribution, chapter 1
  3. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm
  4. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 25
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 5
  6. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 7
  7. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 10
  8. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 11
  9. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 13
  10. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 15
  11. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 16