Minab was an Outer Colony planet of the Unified Earth Government. Its capital city, Kynur, was a metropolis build adjacent to a small mountain range. Large stretches of land were glassed in 2550 by the Covenant and very few of the colonists survived the initial bombardment and the subsequent occupation.
Minab was attacked late in the Human-Covenant War, in 2550. A handful of colonists survived the Covenant's orbital bombardment by having taken refuge in underground caves. Over the following year, gangs of Kig-Yar scavengers maintained a presence on the planet, tearing down the remnants of Minab's cities. More than three years after the Covenant's assault, UNSC search teams arrived and recovered a few surviving colonists from the planet, among them future Spartan Holly Tanaka.
Topography and ecology
The Covenant's glassing caused the entire planet to undergo a nuclear winter, turning Minab's surface into a frozen tundra. Despite its frigid conditions, some of the world's native wildlife survived the harsh environment. Bipedal creatures reminiscent of Gúta were trapped and eaten by the surviving colonists.
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