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First Battle of Harvest

Halo Harvest

The planet Harvest prior to its discovery by the Covenant, c. 2524.




The First Battle of Harvest was humanity's first contact with the Covenant on the planet Harvest in the Epsilon Indi system and the subsequent destruction of the entire colony.  The colony is attacked and evacuated after the cruiser Rapid Conversion, led by Jiralhanae Chieftain Maccabeus, and later Tartarus brutally attack the population centers. Around 23,000 civilians are killed during the attack and evacuation.



These events are the subject of the novel Halo: Contact Harvest, and it was the subject of a Halo Book Club episode on September 29th, 2014.


Earlier Event: July 21
Spartan-II Training Program
Later Event: September 14
Operation: TALON