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“
Time on Mars tends to give a man... perspective.
”
Edward Buck, talking about Taylor H. Miles.[2]


Mars, known to Forerunners as Edom,[3] is the fourth planet in the Sol system, after Earth, but before Jupiter.

HistoryEdit

The ForerunnersEdit

Mars was once part of the Forerunner Empire 100,000 years ago, when it was known as Edom. The planet was mostly inhabited with Miner-class Forerunners. Bornstellar-Makes-Eternal-Lasting was sent there by his Builder family to "learn discipline."[3]

Human ColonizationEdit

Mars was the first world colonized by humanity in 2080 and quickly became a major industrial hub. It has since been terraformed into a planet with near-Earth conditions, becoming home to many.[1]

Early ConflictsEdit

A Martian miner, by the name of Vladimir Koslov would create a Neo-Communist movement in the city of Oenotria and quickly spread around the planet.[4]

Later, prior to the Interplanetary War, Mars was the site of a decisive battle during a period where the United Nations organization transitioned into the United Nations Space Command.[5] The UNSC Marines routed the neo-Communist Koslovics on the planet before moving on to destroy the Koslovic and Frieden movements throughout the solar system.[6]

Following the signing of the Callisto Treaty the remaining Koslovics were summarily dealt with in a series of harsh crackdowns.[1]

InsurrectionEdit

Attack 2

Cadet Silva is reading news reports of attacks on New Harmony, Mars.

Main article: Insurrection

Mars wasn't immune to the Insurrection. In 2526, a terrorist group attempted to attack New Harmony's spaceport. However, the plot was foiled.[7]

Human-Covenant WarEdit

Fleet of Furious Redemption

The Fleet of Furious Redemption above Mars.

Main article: Human-Covenant war

During the Human-Covenant War, a contingency plan was composed where Earth's and Mars' military industry facilities would be relocated once their locations were at considerable risk of being discovered.[8] As well, many refugees from glassed colonies were moved to the planet, such as those from Carrow and Arcadia.[9] Refugees at Valles Marineris rioted, a situation that required the UEG Diplomatic Corps.[10]

After the Fall of Reach, NAVCOM concluded that Earth's location had likely been compromised, and evacuations began.[8] Evacuations were not completed in time, and the Misriah facilities were brought into full production to resupply UNSC forces.[11]

Attack on MarsEdit

Main article: Battle of Mare Erythraeum

Once again, Mars was the site of a large scale engagement set on the fields of Mare Erythraeum. There, Colonel James Ackerson and his UNSC Defense Forces combated against the Covenant Loyalist Army, commanded by Jiralhanae Chieftain Lepidus, a battle the UNSC also lost.[12]

Post-warEdit

Sometime before 2558, Operation: FOCUS LENS 2555 was conducted on the planet.[13]

EconomyEdit

TradeEdit

While not much is known about the trading on Mars. Misriah Armories does produce their products on Mars and then more then likely ships out their products to other colonies. It is known though, that Mars had at least one space elevator.[14] Following the war, a new Slipstream Space route was discovered that connected Mars, the shipbuilding yards at Tribute, and a small mining Outer Colony, Ruthersburg.[15]

ShipbuildingEdit

In orbit, there were several shipyards. One of these facilities was the Reyes-McLees Shipyards.[16]

After the war, these shipyards and the ones on the surface remained the primary UNSC shipyards.[17]

Corporations On PlanetEdit

There are many corporations that call Mars their home, either through commercial/administrative offices or industrial complexes.

One company, AMG Transport Dynamics, has had a near 200 year relationship with Mars, economically. Advertisements for the Z-12 Warthog featured the rugged highlands of Mars.[18] By 2552, AMG had facilities on the planet.[19]

ListEdit

GovernmentEdit

DefensesEdit

Mars was under the protection of the Home Fleet, which protected the entire Sol system. The ODSTs also had their primary HQ in Kenosha.[20] Defense contractors with the UNSC created several Munera Platforms around Mars in order to help train SPARTAN-IVs and test MJOLNIR Second Generation armor.[21]

CultureEdit

DemographicsEdit

New Harmony was one of Mars' most populated cities.[7]

Physical AspectsEdit

Ground LocationsEdit

CitiesEdit

OrbitalEdit

Known ResidentsEdit

Born OnEdit

These were the people who were born on Mars.

TriviaEdit

  • The colonization of Mars was a major plot point in Bungie's Marathon.
  • Although Mars has been terraformed, it is always portrayed as barren and dusty.
  • The large presence of weapons manufacturers on Mars is a reference to the fact that the planet was named after the Roman God of War, Mars.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Halo Waypoint - Universe - Mars
  2. Halo 3: ODST - Promotional Material: ViDoc: Desperate Measures
  3. 3.0 3.1 Halo: Cryptum, Page ???
  4. Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, Page 47
  5. Xbox.com: Halo Storyline (Defunct, Copy on HBO Forums and Wayback Machine)
  6. Halo Encyclopedia, Page 33
  7. 7.0 7.1 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,
  8. 8.0 8.1 Bungie.net - Jason Jones Interviewed By You - 12/18/2001
  9. 9.0 9.1 Halo: Envoy - Chapter 6, Page ??
  10. 10.0 10.1 Halo: Envoy - Chapter 10, Page ??
  11. Halo 3: ODST - Promotional Material: Halo: Arms Race
  12. Halo: Uprising Issue 1
  13. Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition - Bonus Item: Holly Tanaka Dossier Card
  14. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, Page 159
  15. Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder - Buzz Generating
  16. Halo: The Fall of Reach, Page 238
  17. Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder - Have S'moa
  18. Halo Waypoint - Universe - Warthog
  19. Halo 3: ODST - Image: Asklon Cities List Poster
  20. Halo Waypoint - Universe - ODST
  21. Halo Waypoint - Universe - Munera Platform
  22. Halo: New Blood, Page ???
  23. Halo: Envoy - Chapter 7, Page ??
  24. Halo Waypoint - Universe - Michael Horrigan