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Fall of Arcadia


The colony world of Arcadia, from orbit, prior to glassing. c. 2531.




The Fall of Arcadia, also known as the Second Fall of Arcadia, was a Covenant invasion and subsequent loss of the colony world of Arcadia in the Procyon system on September 9th 2549.  While Arcadia had been attacked by the Covenant already in 2531, the colony survived, and over the intervening years many colonists returned to resettle.  The second attack resulted in the death of almost all inhabitants, and Arcadia was finally glassed.



These events are referenced in the timeline for the game Halo Wars and in Dr. Halsey's Journal, part of the Limited and Collectors Edition of the game Halo: Reach.


Earlier Event: January 1
Siege of Paris IV
Later Event: January 1
Algolis Invasion