|This article, Battle of Kholo, was written by Xzan Tamasee. Please do not edit this fiction without the writer's permission.|
|Battle of Kholo|
|Part of Human-Covenant War|
The assualt on Kholo's surface.
|United Nations Space Command|| The Covenant
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|All vessels and forces eliminated|| Little to none
Xzan's Phantom was one of the first Covenant vessels to make landing on the human planet of Kholo. The dropship stopped roughly two miles before the intended target to detonate, because UNSC forces were picked up on radar. The humans could easily shoot at the Covenant Bomb in the Phantom's undercarriage, causing the bomb to ignite and destroy the phantom, the squadron, and the mission.
Almost as if on cue, when Xzan stepped foot out of the dropship and onto Kholo's surface. Rain began to pour down. He saw this a good omen from the gods. He believed they blessed this assault. The rain signified the cleansing reign of fire they would soon hail upon the planet. Xzan prepared his squadron, informing them of the UNSC that were bound to be ahead of them prior to reaching their target. He explained how all enemy forces must be eliminated before the Phantom could move forward, should the Bomb be shot, the mission would be a failure.
As the squadron pushed forward, UNSC Marine Beta Company flanked their position, killing one of the sangheili in the squadron before counter measures could be taken. Zaka Vorumee charged the Marines, enraged at the loss of his comrade. With a decisive plasma grenade throw and 6 well placed shots from his Needle Rifle, the entire Company was slaughtered. Xzan was impressed by his comrade's tenacity. Along the way, the grunt in Xzan's squadron was killed by an ODST, but the squadron also met up with another Sangheili Major and grunt, remnants of another squadron. With the path to the relic secure, the Phantom pushed forward with its precious cargo. Xzan and his squad primed the bomb for detonation, and evacuated the sanctum. The Rishn Legion vehicle battalion met up with the sangheili to escort them back to the CCS-class Battlecruiser Unwavering Faith.