Archon

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Archon
File:800px-Riksis-devil-archon bungie.jpg
Biographical Information

Species:

Fallen

Type:

Captain

House:

House of Devils
House of Dusk
House of Wolves
Devil Splicers

Gender:

Various

Rank:

Prime Guard
Religious Leader

Mission:

Restoration
Winter's Run
Wrath of the Machine
The Wolves of Mars
Experimental Treatment

Combat information

Weapon(s):

Shrapnel Launcher (common)

Abilities:

High Durability
Rapid Movement
Ultra Smash
Teleportation
Summon Fallen

 
"The Archons are the links between the Fallen and their Servitors. We break those links, we break the Fallen."
Grimoire Description

Archons (also known as Archon Priests) are high priests of the Fallen, who act as the intermediary between the Kell and the Prime Servitor of each House.[1]

Overview[edit]

Archons are part of the triumvirate leadership of a Fallen House, and serve the Primer Servitor; working as a go between communicating the wills of each to the other. Archons also act as mechanics for their Primes, and take part in some sort of unclear symbiosis, but are still clearly defined as a servant to their Prime.[2][3] If an Archon were to fall, that House's Prime Servitor becomes vulnerable to attack.[4] They are also responsible for overseeing a Fallen ritual know as the Archon's Forge, an ancient rite of passage for Fallen seeking to improve their station.[5]

Houses seem to have several high station mechanics called "Rising Archons" ready to assume the role should there be a need to. They themselves appear to be skilled mechanics, eager to prove their worth.[6] How new Archons are selected is unclear, but during the course of the Reef Wars the House of Wolves had no less than three different Archons during the course of the war.[7][8][9]

Other duties of Archons are unclear, but they do seem to have a role in the ritualistic docking that Fallen Dregs are subject to.[10] Prime Servitors also play some role in Fallen Star Flight, and it may be the Archon's role in conveying the wished of the Kell to the Prime on the course.[11] In the absence of a Kell, an Archon can serve as the de facto leader of a House in their stead. Riksis, Devil Archon ruled the House of Devils since the death of his Kell over one hundred years ago.[12] His successor, Aksis, Archon Prime, also used his new authority as Archon to take control of the House, although his power was far more limited due to the radical nature of his views, and the death of Sepiks Prime.[13][14]

Known Archons[edit]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  2. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Aksor, Archon Priest
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Riksis, Devil Archon
  5. ^ Bungie (2016-9-20), Destiny: Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Archon's Forge
  6. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: S.A.B.E.R-2
  7. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Aksor, Archon Priest
  8. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Skoriks, Archon-Slayer
  9. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, Hunt the Archon
  10. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Mystery: Fate of Skolas
  11. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  12. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Legend: Saint-14
  13. ^ Bungie (2016-9-20), Destiny: Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Sepiks Perfected
  14. ^ Bungie (2016-9-20), Destiny: Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Devil Splicers