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Events

January

2nd

Staff Sergeants Avery Johnson and Nolan Byrne, along with Captain Ponder, begin training Harvest's Colonial Militia.[5]

16th

The militia goes on another march, this time with 25 kg rucksacks. In the aftermath, Johnson and Ponder attend Harvest's Solstice Celebration. Johnson is briefed by Jilan al-Cygni as to why he and Byrne are here; to prevent Insurrectionist attacks on UNSC freighters.[6]

17th

18th

  • Fortitude wakes up, the hangover effect of the stimulants taking hold. The Vice Minister of Tranquility alerts him to the Luminary detections made by Minor Transgression. They resolve to use them to usher in an Age of Reclamation and secure their position as the next trio of Hierarchs.[10]
  • Walk of Shame is dispatched to Reach to request that FLEETCOM send a battle group in the event of first contact escalating into bloodshed.[11]

19th

Johnson regains consciousness and is debriefed by Nils Thune and al-Cygni. Johnson resolves to accelerate the militia's training.[12]

February

3rd

Harvest's Tiara makes long-range radar contact with the Covenant cruiser Rapid Conversion. Contact is lost with Harvest soon after.

11th

23rd

  • The evacuation of Harvest begins. In the process, 22-23,000 civilians are killed.
  • Loki destroys the Tiara.

March

6th

ONI declares Onyx classified after the discovery of Forerunner relics.[15]

9th

Spartan-IIs undergo rigorous chemical, physical and biological augmentations. Thirty three Spartans successfully pass the alterations. Thirty subjects die, and twelve are permanently disabled.[16]

30th

Funeral service for those who died undergoing augmentations in the SPARTAN-II Program.[17]

April

20th

The Argo, a scoutship for the Colonial Military Administration, arrives in the Epsilon Indi system to investigate the ceasation of any contact from Harvest. The vessel transmits a confirmation of arrival.

21st

Mack detects the UNSC Argo in orbit and attempts to make contact to warn it off; he fails to warn the Argo in time and it is destroyed.[18]

22nd

John-117 kills three soldiers and severely wounds another from the 105th Shock Troops Division in a scuffle aboard the UNSC Atlas.[19]

May

11th

Preston Cole's liver fails from cirrhosis, and is subsequently replaced - as are his damaged heart and endocrine system - with flash-cloned transplants.[20]

July

1st

Mack begins burying the maglev strands of the Tiara.[21]

10th

  • The Covenant ship broadcasts the following message: "Your destruction is the will of the Gods...and we are their instrument" in complete English, showing that the Covenant have been studying Humanity for some time.[23]

September

11th

Spartan-IIs train with Mjolnir armor in the Reach UNSC Military Complex. Dr. Halsey determines the soldiers are ready for their first mission.[24]

12th

14th

Colonel Robert Watts is captured by a Spartan-II team in an asteroid base in the Eridanus system.[27]

November

1st

UNSC is put on full-alert for the Covenant.[28]

2nd

  • The Spartan-IIs are informed of hostile contact with the Covenant and the fate of Harvest. They are introduced to Project MJOLNIR.[30]

27th

  • The Battle of Chi Ceti.
    • The Spartan-IIs are attacked by a Covenant ship while aboard the UNSC Commonwealth above Chi Ceti IV. The Spartans escape to the surface of the planet.[31]
    • Within the UNSC Damascus Materials Testing Facility, the Spartan-IIs are introduced and fitted with the Mjolnir Mk. IV armor.[32]
    • The Spartan-IIs board the Covenant ship. They plant explosives at the ship's reactor and detonate them, destroying the ship.[33]
    • Samuel-034 dies during the destruction of the Covenant ship.[34]

Engagements and Events

Losses and Deaths

Human

Covenant

Jiralhanae

Unggoy

Kig-yar

Huragok

List of Ships

Human

Covenant

Sources

  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 379-384
  2. Halo: The Flood page 134
  3. Queen's Diary Entry.
  4. Halo: Reach Limited Edition - Intersystem News, LCDR Miranda Keyes Awarded Silver Star
  5. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 105
  6. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 105-123
  7. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 124-136
  8. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 137
  9. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 143
  10. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 143-158
  11. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 166
  12. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 159-166
  13. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages ??-??
  14. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 391
  15. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 127
  16. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 55-59
  17. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 60-63
  18. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 393
  19. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 63-69
  20. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe - The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 459
  21. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 395
  22. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 96-97
  23. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 98
  24. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 69-74
  25. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 75-81
  26. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 77
  27. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 81-94
  28. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 98
  29. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe - The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 460
  30. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 94-101
  31. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 102-113
  32. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 113-119
  33. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 119-130
  34. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 130