The Battle of Forain Hill, sometimes referred to as McLoy's Last Stand, was an engagement between unidentified forces and Covenant Loyalists.
- "All stations, this is Colonel McLoy, after nearly three weeks oF fighting, Forian has been overrun!"
- —Colonel Mcloy, last words.Civilians gathered from surrounding towns for protection the relentless Covenant invaders. Forain Hill became a bastion from the Covenant for years, tucked away in low lying mountains, it was the perfect place to hide.
- "The Brutes hunt us like animals. The goal is to make them feel like the hunted."
- —Sgt. Benoy to Colonel McLoy
When Covenant forces finally discovered the humans in hiding, Brutes attempted to assault the town using normal Blitzkrieg tactics. Human forces began a long strategy of ambush and run, proving extremely effective against Brutes and Grunts. Covenant armor could not effectively provide support as they became bogged down from natural obstacles.
By the time the Brutes made it to the town, they had already last all their Wraiths and nearly a thousand Infantry.