Cabal Emperor

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"It came from the Emperor Himself."
Primus Ta'aun[1]

The Emperor is the title given to the ruler of the Cabal Empire. Following the arrival of Oryx, the Taken King into the Solar System, Primus Ta'aun of the Skyburners legion sent a report to the Cabal High Command detailing the destruction of Fleetbase Korus. This report reached the Emperor, who gave Ta'aun explicit orders to board the Dreadnaught and eliminate Oryx.[1] Following the taking of Ta'aun and the deaths of Valus Mau'ual and Valus Tlu'urn, Cabal forces on the Dreadnaught sent a detailed distress signal to the Emperor. While a Guardian managed to stop the signal,[2] Dead Orbit had evidence that the signal had indeed reached its target.[3]


The Emperor may be the subject of worship for the Cabal soldiers, based on Ta'aun's words and the Cabal's overall fanaticism for victory or death, given that all Cabal who are deployed are exiled from the Empire until they succeed in their task. This can be a homage to the the Imperial Cult of the Warhammer 40000 mythos.

List of appearances


  1. ^ a b Destiny Tracker - Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Cabal 3
  2. ^ Destiny (9-15-205), story mission Outbound Signal
  3. ^ Destiny (9-15-205), Grimoire: Outbound Signal