Far Isle was a UEG colony world. In 2492, there was a massive rebellion on the colony world and the UNSC was unable to control it at all. Thus, they declared a code Bandersnatch and used nuclear weapons to raze the colony.[1]

The colony's total destruction is often cited by Rebels as the cause for their fighting. The destruction of Far Isle was arguably the cause of the Insurrection.[2]


  • Admiral Osman believed that the destruction of the colony was rebel propaganda until she saw the report on it.[3]


  1. 'Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 183, "Bandersnatch" was the code used for radiological- or energy-based disaster. Dr. Halsey had heard this used before from planetary bombardment by Covenant plasma and during the UNSC nuking of the Far Isle Colony to put down the rebellion of 2492.
  2. Halo Encyclopedia, page 288
  3. 'Halo: Mortal Dictata, page 292, Even I thought the Far Isle bombing was rebel propaganda until I saw the file.