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The Second Battle of Harvest, also known as just simply the Battle of Harvest, was humanities first attempt to recover the planet Harvest from the Covenant, who wiped out the existing colony and killed tens of thousands of civilians a year earlier.
The Harvest Campaign was a five-year campaign to retake the planet Harvest after the Covenant took over the planet and wiped out the colony on Harvest.
AboutEverest served as the command ship of Admiral Preston J. Cole from 2525 until its apparent destruction and Cole's apparent death in 2543. During that time Cole used the ship to command numerous fleets into battle with the Covenant, who's bravery and cunning strategy is credited with slowing the Covenant advance considerably.
The UNSC Everest was the flagship of both UNSC Battle Group X-Ray, and later of Battle Group India. It was commanded by Preston Cole from 2525 until its apparent destruction in 2543. During that time, the Everest saw significant combat, being the lead warship during the Second Battle of Harvest, the Battle of the Great Bear, and largest and its final and largest battle, the Battle of Psi Serpentis. The Everest was lost, along with Preston Cole and its entire crew, when the gas giant Viperidae was briefly ignited during the Battle of Psi Serpentis, engulfing both the Everest and an entire Covenant fleet of over three-hundred ships. It is suspected that the Everest actually made a last-second slipspace jump and survived the battle, though it has never been found.
Featured NovelsThough it has only appeared a couple times in the Halo lore, Everest continues to appear in Halo novels from time to time.