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Flood Return to the Milky Way

Forerunner-Flood War

~97,745 BCE

Forerunner warriors engaging the Flood on an unnamed world sometime during the Forerunner-Flood War, date unknown.




Around 97,745 BCE, nearly nine-thousand years since the Flood disappeared from the galaxy during the Human-Forerunner Wars and three-hundred years before the Great Purification, the Flood were first observed at the edges of the galaxy on the planet Seaward, a Forerunner colony world. After loss of contact from several groups on the planet, a military detachment was sent to investigate. The combat force was unsuccessful, and all contact from the colony was lost. This is considered the first engagement of the Forerunner-Flood War.




These events are depicted in the short story Soma the Painter, part of the anthology Halo: Evolutions.


Earlier Event: January 1
Forerunner-Flood War
Later Event: January 1
Expedition to Path Kethona