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Tantalus

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Tantalus
Astrographical

System:

Epsilon Eridani system[1]

Orbiting:

Epsilon Eridani[1]

Societal

Demonym:

Tantalusian[2]

Species:

Human[1]

Government:

Unified Earth Government[1]

 

Tantalus is a human Inner Colony of the Unified Earth Government, located in the Epsilon Eridani system. The colony had a small contingent of UNSC Navy warships orbiting the world.[1]

History[edit]

Human-Covenant war[edit]

Main article: Human-Covenant war

During the Fall of Reach in 2552, Tantalus hosted a small number of warships in orbit. These vessels were called upon by Admiral Roland Freemont to aid in the defense of Reach.[1] Like all other human colonies in the Epsilon Eridani system, Tantalus was attacked during the Covenant's invasion of the system.[3]

Government and society[edit]

Culture[edit]

Tantalus is the location of the Tantalus 10,000 motorsport race, of which Bella Disztl was a three-time winner.[4]

Production note[edit]

In the 2001 version of Halo: The Fall of Reach, Admiral Roland Freemont requests all UNSC ships from the Epsilon Eridani, Tantalus, and Jericho systems to aid in the defense of Reach. However, the 2011 Definitive Edition removes the latter references,[5] likely because the so-called "Jericho system" had been compromised in 2535, while the Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe had previously established Tantalus to be a planet in the same system as Reach.

Trivia[edit]

The planet was named for a figure from Greek mythology.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 287 (2009); page 299 (2011)
  2. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 16
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Tribute
  4. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter ??
  5. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 289