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Battle of Beta Eridani

Long Night of Solace

The Covenant CSO-class supercarrier Long Night of Solace, the flagship of the Fleet of Valiant Prudence, c. 2552.




The Battle of Beta Eridani was a Covenant assault on UNSC forces in the Beta Eridani system, shortly before the summer in 2552.  The Covenant Fleet of Valiant Prudence was in search of Forerunner artifacts in the system, and stumbled upon the Beta Eridani Naval Training Range.  Though there was a sizable force stationed there, all ships were crewed by cadets, and were ordered to flee the system.  Any remaining forces were destroyed by the Covenant fleet. 

The Luminary found in the Beta Eridani system ultimately pointed the fleet to the Epsilon Eridani system, home of the colony worlds Tribute and Reach.



These events are referenced in the tabletop game Halo: Fleet Battles.


Earlier Event: April 22
Battle of Fumirole
Later Event: May 8
Massacre of Troy