Richter Base was a Daego. During the Fall of Daego, the base was the location of the last stand for the on the planet. It was completely destroyed by concentrated orbital bombardments unleashed by the . During the Daego Insertions, Task Force Alpha returned to the base's location, in search of the weapon known as the Casket.fortification built on the planet
Fall of DaegoEdit
- Main Article: Fall of Daego
After thewas initiated and all important UNSC data was destroyed, the Covenant fleet started bombarding the planet, leaving few survivors. All the remaining Marines on the ground were then ordered to fall back to Richter Base. When they arrived at the facility, they were immediately engaged by hordes of Covenant forces, led by a . The Marines managed to hold off the first few waves of enemies, using Richter's and . However, after three hours of battle, a opened fire on the base, killing all the soldiers there.
- Main Article: Daego Insertions
On the second of January, Daego Insertions, Task Force Alpha was assigned to searching the remnants of Richter Base, which was now little more than a volcanic crater. Using mountain-climbing equipment, the team rappelled down into the massive hole and encountered a from a that had failed to detonate. It was delivered to the two years later, where it was reverse-engineered, eventually leading to advancements in the design., during the