Sometime between 2530 and 2552, while The Heart of Midlothian was on its way to Algolis, the technician diagnosed ODST Sergeant Michael Baird with cancer. Twenty-three or so hours after Baird was put to sleep for surgery, the Destroyer arrived at Algolis, where it was boarded by a Covenant boarding party. The technician, along with the rest of the crew, was killed by the Covenant.
- ↑ It is stated in in Halo Legends, Prototype and Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian the need to enact the Cole Protocol. This protocol didn't receive widespread use until after Admiral Preston Cole invented the protocol in December, 2530 after the Battle of the Great Bear; not withstanding the time it would take to enact over the entirety of the UNSC.