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Casbah is the capital city of Tribute in the Epsilon Eridani system. Casbah was sunny, although like the rest of Tribute, was cold in comparison to Earth, featuring icy temperatures in June. It was a well developed city, with highways, spaceports, large sporting communities, a MagLev Train system, and high-rise office buildings, as well as at least one Jim Dandy restaurant.
The Insurrection Edit
Planet Tribute was a site of ongoing resistance from Insurrectionist forces in 2524 during Operation: TREBUCHET, and so a battalion of UNSC marines were operating in and around Casbah that year, searching for Insurrectionist bomb makers, supported by the corvette UNSC Bum Rush and Hornet aircraft. They found one such bomb shop, and though they were able to neutralize the facility, the marines were unable to prevent some of the bombs from making their way into Casbah, which lead to a disastrous hostage situation inside one of the Jim Dandy restaurants, resulting in the deaths of 3 marines, 38 civilians, and 2 rebels.
Human-Covenant war Edit
- Main article: Battle of Tribute
In the final days of the Human-Covenant war after the Battle of Reach, the planet Tribute was attacked and Casbah was the site of a major civilian evacuation. Covenant forces began attacking the evacuation centers and NAVCOM authorized the deployment of a SPARTAN fireteam to the city. This fireteam would ultimately be overrun and killed, but thanks to their help civilian casualties during the battle were quite low.