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The Inner Colonies, sometimes referred to as the Core Worlds,[1][2] were the first worlds terraformed and colonized by the Unified Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command, relieving the overpopulation pressure on Earth that resulted in the Interplanetary War.

HistoryEdit

The Inner Colony WarsEdit

Main article: Inner Colony Wars

It is known that there was a war some time before the 26th century called the "Inner Colony Wars".[3] Very little is known about it and it might just be an alternate name of the Interplanetary Wars, though the name would be of a post-Outer Colonies age, and probably only referring to the Sol system colonies.

Continuing DevelopmentEdit

Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack Casbah 2

Casbah, the capital of the commercial powerhouse, Tribute.

The Inner Colonies consisted of the 210 planets which were colonized before 2390. In 2490, Reach, which was located near the boundary of the Inner and Outer Colonies, became the UNSC's military center. As the UNSC began settling the Outer Colonies, the Inner Colonies, with their established social and economic infrastructures, became the political and economic basis of the UNSC, supplied with raw materials from the newer settlements.[4]

The InsurrectionEdit

Main article: Insurrection

While the outer colonies held the brunt of the Insurrection, the inner colonies were not spared violence. Tribute was turned into a battleground as a part of Operation: TREBUCHET[5] and Reach was the site of an attack on a luxury liner.[6]

The Human-Covenant warEdit

Main article: Human-Covenant war

The war with the Covenant would take years to reach the inner colonies, mostly due in part to the Cole Protocol which was designed with the protection of Earth and the inner colonies in mind.[7]

As the Covenant rampaged through the outer colonies, refugees poured into the border system of Ectanus 45.[8]

The Siege of the Inner ColoniesEdit

Main article: Siege of the Inner Colonies

In 2536 the Covenant breached into the inner colonies,[4] despite the utmost diligence to the Cole Protocol.

As the years went on, many colonies were attacked and some were glassed, like Skopje[9]. Some battles, like the Battle of Ballast, were even won by the UNSC.[10] However, the odds were getting worse every year and in the July of 2552, Reach was discovered.[11] The resulting battle would see the planet ultimately glassed,[12][13] but would pave the way for the very significant Battle of Installation 04.[14]
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The Battle on Earth rages on.

After almost 27 years of war, Earth and the Sol system were attacked. Earth's New Mombasa would get the first hit.[15] Mars would also come under assault, a battle the UNSC lost.[16] Earth would continue to be fought over all up until December of 2552, when the portal to the Ark was discovered.[17] This led to final battle of the war, the Battle of Installation 00.[18]

Post-warEdit

Immediately following the war, rebuilding the colonies was the biggest priority. Earth began rebuilding in January of 2553,[19] and in November, Reach was scouted for possible reterraforming.[20]

New Phoenix IncidentEdit

Main article: New Phoenix Incident

In the July of 2557, the Ur-Didact's ship, Mantle's Approach, arrived in Earth's orbit. The Didact would fire the Composer at the city of New Phoenix.[21] The city was left in quarantine for eight months.[22]

ReclamationEdit

Main article: The Reclamation

In 2558, Cortana sent her Guardians to Earth, and most likely other Inner Colonies.[23]

InfrastructureEdit

TransitEdit

Transit in the Inner Colonies is monitored by Inner Territories Transportation Administration.[24]

AstrographyEdit

Much of the astrography of the Inner Colonies isn't known. It is known that the border worlds of Inner Colonies are in the Outer Fringes.[25] It is also known that the Inner colonies were within 38-lightyears of the Sol system.[note 1] There is also one known FLEETCOM sector within the Inner Colonies, Sector One.[26]

Known ColoniesEdit

There are at least 210 Inner Colonies.[4] So far, only 20 colonies and 6 systems have been referenced.

System Colony Status
Ectanus 45 system Chi Rho Unknown
Epsilon Eridani system Reach Glassed in 2552, terraformed to be habitable by 2589.
Tribute Glassed in 2552
Tantalus Unknown, likely glassed
Circumstance Unknown, likely glassed.
Beta Gabriel Unknown, likely glassed.
Groombridge 34 system Unknown Unknown
Lacaille 9352 Unknown Unknown
Sol system Earth Still held
Luna Unknown, likely survived.
Mars Still held
Jovian Moons Unknown, likely survived.
Tau Ceti system Unknown Unknown, likely survived
Unknown Actium Glassed in May 2545
Ballast Unsuccessfully attacked
Camber Glassed
Gannick 22 Still held
Imber Attacked, unknown status
Minister Still held
New Carthage Still held
Skopje Glassed in 2547

AppearancesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. As the Lambda Serpentis system was one of the last outer colonies to be attacked before the Inner colonies in 2536, this means that the Outer Colonies begin at least 38-light years away from Earth.

SourcesEdit

  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 33
  2. Halo Wars: Genesis
  3. Halo Graphic Novel, Second Sunrise over New Mombasa
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Xbox.com Halo Storyline (Defunct, Copy on HBO Forums)
  5. Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 9-20
  6. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 127
  7. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 135
  8. Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 25
  9. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Dirt, page 313
  10. Halo Encyclopedia, page ??
  11. Halo: Reach - Level: Winter Contingency
  12. Halo 2 - Level: The Heretic
  13. Halo: Reach - Level: The Pillar of Autumn
  14. Halo: Combat Evolved - Level: The Pillar of Autumn
  15. Halo 2 - Level: Cairo Station
  16. Halo: Uprising Issue 1
  17. Halo 3 - Level: Tsavo Highway
  18. Halo 3 - Level: The Ark
  19. Halo: Glasslands - Page 27 (Electronic Version)
  20. Halo Waypoint: Catalog Interaction - Page 43
  21. Halo 4 - Level: Midnight
  22. Halo: Escalation Issue 7
  23. Halo 5: Guardians - Level: Guardians
  24. Hunt the Truth - Episode 05: Out of Time (Part 1)/(Part 2)
  25. Halo: Cole Protocol - Page 22 (Electronic)
  26. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 289

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