- This article is about the colony. For the character, see Troy Cole, and for the animator, see Troy McFarland.
- Main article: Human-Covenant war
UNSC Apocalypso intercepted a Covenant transmission and was able to warn Troy of an incoming attack. Not wanting the Covenant to know they had broken their code, they did not defend the planet and managed to quietly evacuate some of the population before the planet was glassed by the Covenant. 
- The last i love bees Axons chapter contains the start of the Covenant invasion of Earth, a set date, and each chapter is set a week apart. In the first chapter, axon receipt, Herzog refers to the evacuation as "three months" ago.