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Edda, Harvest

Notable events:

First Battle of Harvest

Governed by:

Parliament of Harvest


Gladsheim was a town on the planet of Harvest.[1] The town had a Main Street running down its center, and to the east of the street all buildings were JOTUN Heavy Industries repair shops and farm-supply warehouses. The buildings were arranged on a grid of wide asphalt streets that stretched out into the Plains of Ida.[2] The tallest structure in Gladsheim was its water tower, which was supported by a large polycrete pillar. The town was surrounded by farms.[3]


After several years of negotiations, the Harvest militia was organized and the militia garrison was established just outside of Gladsheim.[4] The residents of Gladsheim chose to live in the town as it was the most remote settlement of Harvest, the most distant human colony.[5]

In February 2525, the Covenant attacked Harvest. After the capital city of Utgard, Gladsheim was the second settlement on Harvest to be attacked by Covenant forces. The attacking Covenant vessel disabled a majority of Harvest's defences and entered atmosphere over Gladsheim.[6] A majority of the town's residents did not evacuate because no one believed the aliens would attack Gladsheim.[5] The town became under siege by Covenant Type-25 Spirits, Yanme'e, and Jiralhanae with the attacking forces being led by Jiralhanae Chieftain Maccabeus. The militia engaged the Covenant, destroying one dropship, killing several Yanme'e, and wounding Maccabeus. However, the Covenant destroyed a majority of the buildings in the town.[7] Thousands of civilians, including Wallace Jenkins' entire family, died in the attack. However, at least one person is known to have survived.[8]

The news of Gladsheim's destruction travelled fast to the civilians in Utgard. It began to cause panic among survivors.[9]



In Norse mythology, Gladsheim is a realm of Asgard where Odin's hall, Valhalla, is located.

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  1. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 287
  2. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 285
  3. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 286
  4. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 107
  5. ^ a b Halo: Contact Harvest, page 289
  6. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 279
  7. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 297-310
  8. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 299
  9. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 318