The Prospector Party, also known as the Prospectors, was a political party based on the human Outer Colony of Meridian. Shortly after the world's colonization in 2431, some settlers wanted Meridian to develop the world's surface, while others sought to leave the surface largely untouched; these groups became political parties known as the Prospector Party and the Stewards, respectively. However, these debates came to an end when rich mineral deposits were discovered in Meridian's Mathon Mountain Range, leading to a rush of new development as many settlers attempted to gain a profit from the deposits.
The new development led to success for the Prospector Party, though the Stewards were not deterred. In 2457, the Stewards launched the Free Patriot Movement, a lengthy campaign that led to conflict throughout Meridian fueled by antagonistic political ideologies. The Stewards soon gained control of Meridian and were eventually recognized by the Colonial Administration Authority, ending years of discord.
List of appearances
- Halo 5: Guardians (First mentioned)