The Military Reservation 01478-B on Reach was set up by the UNSC as one of their training facilities for Marines and ODSTs. It had the reputation for being known as "Painland."[1]


The SPARTAN-IIs trained here as well in 2517 upon their initial induction into the SPARTAN-II program.[1] In 2552, this was the location where John-117 tested his new MJOLNIR Mark V armor, equipped with Energy Shields.[2]

During the Fall of Reach, Frederic-104 used this area as a staging point for his Spartans.


It featured a large obstacle course, with a run over ten acres of jagged gravel, a place called the "razor field" where the trainees had to crawl in the mud under razor wire with bullets flying inches over their heads.[3] Finally there was a course called "The Pillars of Loki" which consisted of a forest of ten meter high poles placed at random intervals, usually with booby traps strung on, to teach the importance of moving slowly and keeping one's eyes open.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 246
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 254
  3. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 261