Battle of the Hive
The Battle of the Hive was a conflict that took place during the Ing-Luminoth War. Recorded details on the battle are scanty, but it undoubtedly took place on the grounds of the Ing Hive of Dark Aether or its Aether twin, the Sanctuary Fortress. The Luminoth Warrior C-Pul, known as the Ingslayer for his exploits in combat, died at the hands of the Ing during this battle.
Chronologically speaking, the placement of the Battle of the Hive is vague. If it took place after the Fourth Battle of Torvus, it's possible that this conflict was the one that resulted in the annexation of the Light of Aether from the Sanctuary Temple's Energy Controller and the Luminoth's retreat into stasis.
- "This is a statue of C-Pul, a great hero of Sanctuary. Known as the Ingslayer, C-Pul defeated over 700 Ing in combat before his death in the Battle of the Hive." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Our battered forces gathered in the Sanctuary Fortress to prepare for the inevitable siege there. They didn't wait long. Wave after wave of Ing assaulted the greatest of our fortresses, with one goal in mind: to seize the energy there. The Ing turned the machines of Sanctuary against our warriors, and soon all was lost. The energy of Sanctuary was taken by the Ing. Only one Energy Controller remained on Aether." —Luminoth Lore "Sanctuary Falls" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)