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HTFoR Animated Series - Highland Mountains

The Highland Mountains as seen from an Albatross.

The Highland Mountains are a large group of mountain ranges on the UNSC's colony planet Reach, and is located within the northern continent[1] of Eposz.[note 1]


The Insurrection Edit

In 2517, the SPARTAN-II candidates were brought to the Reach FLEETCOM Military Complex.[2]

Human-Covenant war Edit

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On July 23, 2552, the Visegrád Relay was taken offline. The UNSC feared an Insurrectionist attack and so they sent in an Army team.[3] The team was soon declared MIA and now fearing the worst, the UNSC sent in Noble Team.[4] Noble Team eventually discovered that it was Covenant Zealots that had shutdown the communications hub.[5]

After the Fall of Reach, these mountains were the only area not glassed by the Covenant.[citation needed]


Wild blueberry bushes[6] and cedar trees[7] grew in the mountains especially in the Military Wilderness Training Preserve. Moa are as well known to live in the Highlands.[5]

Locations Edit




  1. The planetary map of Reach that comes with the Halo: Reach Limited Edition has "VIS" marked in the central mountain range of the Eposz continent. Judging by how Sword Base's location is marked a similar callout "SWO" and Castle Base as "CAS," this places Visegrád on the same continent and in the same mountain range as Castle Base.


  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 216
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page ??
  3. Remember Reach, Patrol
  4. Halo: Reach level Noble Actual
  5. 5.0 5.1 Halo: Reach level Winter Contingency
  6. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 47
  7. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 48