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Madrigal

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This article is about the planet. For the music piece from Myth, see Siege of Madrigal.
Madrigal
Madrigal thumbnail from Dr. Catherine Halsey's Computer.
Madrigal as it appears in the Silver Timeline.
Astrographical

System:

23 Librae system

Orbiting:

23 Librae

Societal

Demonym:

Madrigali[1]

Species:

Human (non-Native)

Colonized:

2458[2]

Government:

Unified Earth Government

 

Madrigal was a thriving human Outer Colony world in the 23 Librae system,[3] and is the only planet within the star's habitable zone.[4] It was the closest world to Harvest in 2525,[5] and in 2528 Madrigal joined Harvest on the list of human colonies to have been glassed by the Covenant.[6]

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History[edit]

Human-Covenant war[edit]

The Covenant arrived in the 23 Librae system in 2528. While the United Nations Space Command battled the Covenant, it was the planet's insurrectionists and rebels that had gathered the planet's civilians and helped them escape the Fall of Madrigal.[7] Many civilians of Madrigal evacuated the planet aboard freighters and cargo ships.[8] The Sangheili Thel 'Vadamee, a future Arbiter, participated in the destruction of Madrigal.[9] Despite being prepared for the Covenant since Harvest was glassed in 2525, Madrigal's defenses failed and the planet was glassed.[6][10][Note 1] The survivors fled to the asteroids trailing the nearby gas giant Hesiod, which they nicknamed the Rubble.[11]

In 2535, Covenant ships, the Retribution's Thunder and A Psalm Every Day, entered the system in search for Kig-Yar "rebels" hiding in the Rubble. The Covenant searched Madrigal's surface to make sure the Kig-Yar were not hiding on the planet.[4] With help from the crew of the frigate UNSC Midsummer Night and SPARTAN Gray Team, the Rubble was evacuated after the battles of the Rubble and Metisette, using Habitat Exodus to reach UNSC-controlled space.

Non-canon and dubious canon appearances[edit]

Silver Timeline[edit]

A city on the surface of Madrigal.
Main article: Silver Timeline

In 2552, the Covenant attacked an Insurrectionist outpost on Madrigal while searching for a Forerunner artifact in a nearby cave system. Despite the intervention of Spartan-II Silver Team, all of the Insurrectionists were wiped out except for teenager Kwan Ha. The attacking Sangheili were wiped out by the Spartans and their Phantom was captured by the UNSC, but a single Sangheili managed to escape in a Banshee to report to the Prophet of Mercy. John-117 retrieved the artifact from the cave system before leaving the planet with Kwan Ha.[12]

Trivia[edit]

  • Madrigal is a city in Bungie's Myth series. It serves as the namesake of Siege of Madrigal, a musical piece from Myth: The Fallen Lords. This song serves as an Easter egg in all the Bungie Halo games.
  • The names of most known Madrigali residents, as well as the names of places they established on the Rubble, seem to indicate that much of Madrigal's population was of Hispanic heritage.
  • Given that Nueva Lima is named for the capital of Peru, it is possible that a significant portion of Madrigal's population was of Peruvian descent.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Halo: Reach data pads list Madrigal as among the eight human colonies to have been glassed by 2530. However, as numerous other colonies besides those eight are known to have been glassed prior to 2530, this information is suspect, especially given that the information is from in-universe documentation created by the Assembly, which might not be aware of the other colonies' destruction.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie.net, Meet the Squad (6/2/2009): (Defunct)
  2. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 51
  3. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 13
  4. ^ a b Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 155
  5. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, page 24
  6. ^ a b Halo: The Cole Protocol, chapter 7
  7. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 70
  8. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 41
  9. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 146
  10. ^ Halo Wars: Genesis
  11. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 11
  12. ^ Halo: The Television Series, episode Contact