Tzab Shveh

Tzab Shveh was a city on the human colony world of New Jerusalem. Unbeknownst to humanity, the city was built on top of the Armoury, a Forerunner complex housing numerous artefacts. The city was destroyed in 2551, when the Covenant attacked the planet and the Armoury was destroyed.


First Battle of New JerusalemEdit

Main Article: First Battle of New Jerusalem

In April 2551, a group of Kig-Yar pirates landed in the deserts around Tzab Shveh, to look for the Armoury. Shortly after, several UNSC Task Forces were deployed to investigate the Kig-Yar activity. Meanwhile, a small Covenant fleet, which had followed the pirates, arrived at the planet. The Covenant assaulted Tzab Shveh, killing most of its residents. They then placed an energy shield around the city, and began excavating for the Armoury.

After Task Force Bravo destroyed the shield and entered the city, saving some trapped Marines along the way, the Armoury was activated and started emerging from beneath the city. The emergence broke the foundations for the Tzab Shveh space tether, and the elevator began to topple. It collapsed, but most of it was pulled into slipspace when the SDV-class corvette Prelude to Penance made a quick jump over the city. After eliminating all Covenant forces, Task Force Bravo entered the Armoury and extracted its artefacts. Afterwards, when all of the remaining civilians were evacuated, Bravo destroyed the Forerunner complex, devastating what was left of Tzab Shveh.

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