Hi, welcome to Halo Fanon!Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Wikia is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to join this wiki You can view and copy the source of this page. ===The Battle for Halvo Bay=== Since before the insurrection war began on Sera, Halvo Bay was known as the wealthiest city on the entire planet. Home to the elite of the world the city had its roots based on the military. The coastal city, while home to rich architectural structures, grand markets and grandiose shops and parkways, was a military base at heart. Dominating much of the city coastline was Endeavor Port, a civilian waterway for seafaring ships as well as a UNSC Navy Maritime Ship base. Home to three of the UNSC's aircraft carriers and protected by the 26th Marine division the ''Onyx Guard''. The city was also home to the off shore science and military missile launch facility of Onyx Point. Within the heart of the city, and the city's source of pride, was the esteemed military officer and Army Commando training center simple known as The Academy. It was here that rising officers and those prestigious individuals went to join the ranks of UNSC High Command, or the special Army Commando Division. When the military forces at Halvo Bay went on full alert around the third hour of the invasion, the Navy and Marines were already deploying. Detachments and companies of the ''Onyx Guard'' were sent to major government locations to protect it's servants as well as boarded the Navy's vessels and carriers. While normally only two platoons would be stationed on a carrier, due to the invasion protocol this number was raised to a full company. This allowed rapid deployment via pelican to almost anywhere on the planet within hours. These units were fully supported by warthogs and scorpion main battle tanks to compliment the elite riflemen of the UNSC marines. It was because of the battle readiness of the UNSC military at Halvo Bay, that turned what the Covenant had thought to be another massacre, into the first large scale battle of the invasion. The Covenant commander General K'arnee had know from the orbital recon that there was a strong military presence at Halvo Bay. The ship's luminaries had also shown numerous artifacts being held within the city. Most were isolated in the military museum. With such a great prize waiting to be claimed, K'arnee, already known as a brutal commander struck the city with the full might of the covenant. Commanding the entire southern theatre of battle from his personal assault carrier, K'arnee ordered the first wave of ships against the city. As the UNSC's Navy maritime fleet was leaving the bay to go and support Jannermont with reinforcement, the fleet were the first to encounter the covenant ships emerging from the thick Cumulonimbus clouds that formed a wall of white just beyond the bay. The seamen watched in surprise as a massive RCS class cruiser escorted by a pair of SDV corvettes and CRS class light cruisers appeared and immediately fired on the fleet. The fleet command was stunned to silence as multiple vessels blew apart as plasma torpedoes and lasers slammed into their hulls. Twenty five percent of the fleet was sunk or out of commission when the general alarms klaxons rang across the seas and anti air guns and heavy cannons began firing up at the covenant ships hovering five hundred meters above the sea. Missile launches were locked onto targets while covenant banshee, seraphs and gunboats filled the sky diving down on the UNSC ships. The carrier vessel scrambled to deploy [https://www.halopedia.org/F-99_Wombat F-99 Wombat Fighter drones] while sending a warning to Halvo Bay of the covenant's attack. The citizens of Halvo bay were able to look out across the beaches and watch the battle unfold. The Yellow tracers and black cloud bursts of AA fire mixed with white missile contrails against the blue and purple star bursts of plasma fire streaming back and forth from ocean to sky. Those watching it said it looked like they were fighting against gods of the sky themselves. The air was filled with the distant thundercracks before the evacuation sirens filled the streets of Halvo Bay. The Naval base and Marine base went to full battle readiness and the marines ground troops took to the streets to secure evac routes while AA defense guns and missiles were loaded and trained on the sky. The two sea carriers began to leave port with their escorts and prepared their flights of Wombat fighters while the naval airbase readied longsword and short sword fighters. Despite the warning the fleet sent back to command, the Covenant fleet was only delayed fifteen minutes before the last UNSC ship was sunk. Leaving the sea filled with burning wrecks of ships and swaths of lifeboats stuck out at sea. With the first defenses broken, the ships moved on the city. The fleet moved into attack position over Endeavor Port, the UNSC Navy base and began bombarding it and the city indiscriminately from the plasma batteries on the ships. UNSC point defenses returned fire filling the air with AA fire, and rockets as Covenant banshees and dropships swarmed over the edges of the city and landed ground troops in the midst of combat. As the first wave of dropships fought their way through the AA fire and landed amongst the UNSC defenders, the plasma artillery fire shifted from the UNSC base structures and began targeting the maritime naval vessels still in port. While seraph fighters, banshee attack craft and Phantom gunboats filled the air, UNSC longswords and short swords were launched from the nearby airport as civilians were brought in for evacuation. Even the Navy aircraft carrier in port was able to launch a couple of waves of F99 Wombat fighters before one of the CRS class light cruisers split the deck of the ship in two with it's plasma beam emitters. As the defenses of the UNSC fleet began to fail as more and more ships were sunk or set afire, such as the second carrier still docked in port. It's deck was set ablaze from stem to stern as the fueling depot that was refilling the ship set fire from plasma torpedoes and spread to the ship. As the covenant attack continued and the second wave of transports and drop pods landed all over the naval base, the port and entire bay was filled with thick black smoke from the burning buildings, the smoldering wreckages of ships and the raging infernos of ignited oil spills. Within the base, the marines of the Onyx Guard deployed squad by squad and fought their best to fight off the covenant as they disembarked from their drop ships. But the Covenant remained too unpredictable and landed almost randomly around the base. Making matters worse, many of the phantoms carried heavy army with the first wave of infantry. Squadrons of Ghosts attack craft, revenant light artillery vehicles and wraith heavy tanks were deployed all across the base. Confident the UNSC defenders were sufficiently disorientated, the attack sub commander signaled to General K'arnee that the first line of defenses were broken. With this signal the general began the second phase of the attack. K'arnee himself left his Assault Carrier sitting safely several kilometers away from the battle at the head of forty four phantom and spirit drop ships escorted by a flight or Seraph fighters leading over a thousand of his most elite fighters. The dropships carrying armored support as well skimmed low above the ocean in a massive wave and joined in on the third wave of attack from the cruisers already engaged over the city. [[File:Covenant_air_assault.jpg|thumb|left|316px]] [[File:Afe6a4e285602237e66a64a1472ab6bb-700.jpg|thumb]] At the order of General K'arnee, the two SDV Corvettes broke off and began attacking the small island research base of Onyx Point just two kilometers away from the naval base. As the Corvettes bombarded the bases outer defenses, the ground troops landed in the courtyards and beaches all around the base bypassing many of the bunkers and shore guns set up along the beaches of the base. Confident the naval bombardment would keep the defenders stuck in their buildings the covenant troops landed mostly unharmed. The marines defending the base were a special company numbering only 117. Going through special security clearance this elite company had the callsign Grid Iron, the company's sole mission is the protection of Onyx Point. They had trained and practices over and over for just such an event. Its a testamient to these marines that when an actual ttack came. The discipline and cohesion of the unit was on par with that of any of the countless drills they performed. Despite this, they were outnumbered three to one and were unprepared for the heavy siege units the covenant deployed. Hunters and Brute packs stormed through the barricades and overwhelmed the thought out fields of fire. While the bulk of the marine forces were concentrated on defending preplanned defensive lines trying hold bulkheads and accessways. A covert team of Stealth Elites managed to deploy near the back of Onyx Point and broke through behind the defenders. The scientists and soldiers were completely taken unaware as they were slaughtered by energy sword, needlers and plasma rifles from behind. In just over an hour the base had fallen to the covenant, its halls a charnel house of human remains and debris of the short but fierce fight. With the third attack wave landing along the seaport, bringing fresh reinforcements to the fierce battle. K'arnee led his elite troops and the fourth wave past the port into the city proper. As his personal unit deployed in the old town to attack the museum while the fourth wave deployed in the hills to the north of the museum to assault from all sides. These massed forces landed amid the established evacuation routes, and while they met Marine defenders, the numbers of the UNSC troops were there for crowd control, not to repel a full battalion sized force of aggressors. These small pockets of resistance were quickly quelled and thousands of civilians were caught in the path of the advancing covenant who spared no one in their path leaving a trail of slain in their wake. Return to The Fall of Sera. Retrieved from "https://halofanon.fandom.com/wiki/The_Fall_of_Sera" Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.