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Before 2543, the colony cut off contact with Earth and declared itself as an independent planet and became a known haven for terrorists and outlaws thereafter. The CAA office was destroyed at some point, possibly due to the growing amount of outlaws and Insurrectionists residing there who began accumulating weapons and equipment with the intent to attack Earth.
In January, 2553, the UNSC Ariadne, a patrol ship, had to drop out of Slipspace near the planet, due to a threatening reactor issue. The Ariadne requested, and was denied, to let the ship's personnel to come down. The militia believed it to be a facade by the UNSC to get their men on the planet. Ariadne's reactor eventually detonated, leading to the complete extermination of the entire crew. During the search for survivors in the debris of Ariadne, a Type-38 Anti-Aircraft Cannon on the surface of Venezia engaged the destroyer UNSC Monte Cassino, despite the Monte Cassino telling Venezia of their intended movements around the atmosphere. Monte Casino evaded the shot and destroyed the defensive weapon with an Archer Missile.
Two months after the destruction of Ariadne, the ODST's Malcolm Geffen and Vasily Beloi of Kilo-Five landed on Venezia to meet Mike Spenser, an ONI informant on the colony. After arriving at Spenser's house in the city of New Tyne, the two ODSTs discovered that the leading Insurrectionist on Venezia was Staffan Sentzke; father of fellow Kilo-Five member Naomi-010.
A good portion of Venezia's economy was centered around mining the tantalum. The denizens of Venezia, instead of using credits, used older colonial bank notes or tried to barter for whatever items they needed.
The Venezian militia was created to help protect the citizens of the planet. The militia had acquired a small navy that was comprised of armored freighters, out-dated frigates and small patrol craft.
By 2553, an unknown number of Kig-Yar, Unggoy and Jiralhanae had settled on the planet. Each former Covenant species had their own compound. While it is unknown how the Brutes and Grunts integrated, the Jackals did with ease, trading with the humans and living side by side with no hostility.
- Grexco Tantalum Extraction Plant
- New Tyne
- Weymouth Island
These are the people who were born on Venezia or spent significant time on the planet.
- Sav Fel
- Peter Moritz
- Mike Amberley
- Staffan Sentzke
- ↑ Halo: Mortal Dictata - page 54
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Halo: Glasslands - page 436-449
- ↑ Halo: Glasslands - page 86
- ↑ Halo: Glasslands - page 179
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Halo: Mortal Dictata - page 159
- ↑ Halo: Glasslands - page 183
- ↑ Halo: Glasslands - page 184
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Halo: The Thursday War - page 422-431
- ↑ Halo: Mortal Dictata - page 148
- ↑ Halo: The Thursday War - page ???
- ↑ Halo: Moral Dictata - page 103