- September 23, 2517: the seventy-five children kidnapped for the Spartan-II Program are brought to Reach and are conscripted as trainees. The Spartan-II training begins and the children become associated with each other.
- November 15, 2517: Emma-061's flash clone dies despite her father's efforts to keep the clone he thought was his daughter alive. The clone's death puts tremendous strain on her parent's marriage.
- December 2517: Maria Chekhova informs Anton Chekhov that she wants a divorce. Maria leaves Asphodel and moves into the Inner Colonies.