Sometime before 2530, a battle took place on Asmara, which involved Gage Yevgenny's team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. Mason was one of ten ODST's who suffered a fatal wound after being attacked by a Sangheili wielding a Energy Sword. The Sanghelli was later killed by the ODST, Gage, by a point-blank shot with a Rocket Launcher. The colony was ultimately glassed.
- The colony is likely named for the city of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.
- ↑ In a meeting by the Assembly, Asmara is mentioned to have been glassed along with Harvest and other Outer colonies.
- ↑ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Dirt, page 130
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Halo: Reach - Collectible: Data Pad 14
- ↑ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Dirt, pages ???