The planet Clearwater VI was a UNSC inner colony in 2542. It was settled in the first wave of colony ships, and became a popular tourist attraction and military retreat due to its great natural beauty. Indeed, most leave that UNSC officers received was spent here. It had a small defense fleet of three FFG Frigates, and a UNSC Destroyer. In 2542, they planet was attacked by a superior covenant force, and all but one ship, the UNSC Light Before Dawn were destroyed. The LBD fled on a random slipspace vector and the Covenant glassed the planet, killing millions of tourists on the ground. There were no survivors.