The Rubble was a settlement in the 23 Librae system. It consisted of hundreds of hollowed-out asteroids, moved together and connected by docking tubes, trailing the gas giant Hesiod in the L5 position. The Rubble was inhabited by Kig-Yar and Insurrectionists in an uneasy peace, as well as survivors from the UNSC Colony world Madrigal A large majority of The Rubble's human population are from the colony of Madrigal, which was glassed by The Covenant. The Rubble also has its own Insurrectionist AI, Juliana.
The asteroids that made up The Rubble were mined and constructed by a mix of Kig-Yar and Humans. The Humans that lived on The Rubble were either Insurrectionists, sympathizers, or surviving colonists from the UNSC world Madrigal. The habitats were made up of many asteroids that were linked together with docking tubes. Each of these asteroids had its own means of propulsion, and they were kept together by the machinations and calculations of the smart A.I. Juliana. She had been operating far past her normal 7 year life span and was approaching rampancy, but she had to remain in operation because the tasks that she performed were too difficult for humans.
The station was home to several ships that had navigational data that led back to Earth. After the enactment of the Cole Protocol, Spartan Gray Team was sent to The Rubble to eliminate the data. In the end, only one set of nav data managed to survive this event.
The Rubble survived for several years. However, eventually the Kig-Yar would betray the humans and planned to attack them. In response, Juliana ordered the citizens to evacuate into the Exodus Project, and worked in concert with the Spartan Grey Team and the crew and ODSTs of the UNSC frigate Midsummer Night then used the empty sections of The Rubble to bombard the enemy before they could get all their transports and warships airborne and attack the humans.
The Rubble's government is a democracy that allows all of the residents to vote on everything. They will allow anyone to become Rubble citizens, although all UNSC Military have to swallow a motion tracker in the form of a pill that will let the Rubble's AI to track their location. They will also have to report for counseling and will be assigned a case officer that will review the integration process.
The Rubble's security is operated by a security council that is elected by the Rubble citizens. Though most of the security council was corrupted, there were a few to stand with the UNSC.
In the Rubble's final moments, part of it was moved by the AI Juliana into a position which would cause the moon Metisette to collide with it. The Habitat, codenamed "The Exodus Project", was transported via slipspace to the 18 Scorpii System, where it disintegrated to form a debris ring around the colony world of Falaknuma. The exact date of destruction is unknown; however, according to the Halo: The Cole Protocol's author Tobias S. Buckell, the events of the book (and therefore the destruction of The Rubble) take place in 2535.
|Locations in the the Rubble|
|Habitat La Paz | Habitat Asuncion | Habitat Caribo | Habitat Tiago | Habitat Exodus | Habitat Pineapple | Habitat El Cuidad | Habitat Oaks Central | Eddie's In The Rock | Habitat Bolivar | Habitat Greenworthy | Habitat Korrah|
The Rubble had no official military force but instead had the Rubble Defense Force, which was essentially a glorified militia. The defense force was controlled by the Rubble Security Council and kept its weapons and munitions on Habitat Greenworthy. The asteroids were also protected by a number of Mass Drivers as well as a small space fighter force.