The Clipse were once a more peaceful technological race who had arisen on the moon of Kaga-Clipse. However, following their centennial anniversary of global peace, an unknown alien threat (most likely the Hive) unleashed a gamma-ray burst that wiped out their technology, killed everything on their planet's western hemisphere, poisoned the atmosphere, and burned a "signal" into the asteroids and comets of their solar system. The resulting collapse of civilization was complete.
As the Clipse rediscovered subsistence agriculture, the marked asteroids began to rain ceaselessly down on the planet, "seeding" it with hostile alien life. In order to combat this new enemy, the Clipse were forced to militarize in turn. As such, thousands of years after the collapse, the Clipse had become an extreme martial culture that worshiped guns and "knew only war", with the planet an eternal battleground between them and the alien horde.
It was during this time that Emperor Calus, in exile aboard his Leviathan, discovered them. He invited the Clipse to join his Loyalists. When they refused, Calus turned to conquest. The Clipse planetary defenses and moon-based interceptors proved no match for his gigantic starship, and his legions invaded the planet itself, led by a Shadow, Valus Nohr. The battle to take the Clipse capital lasted for weeks, but Nohr ultimately destroyed their forces.
Desperate, the Clipse gathered their greatest warriors and launched a boarding action against the Leviathan. Only Rull survived to reach Calus's throne room, bloody and exhausted, where the Emperor casually offered him refreshment and alliance. Bemused, Rull accepted.
List of appearances
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Mask of Rull
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Imperial Shadow's Cloak
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Chassis of Rull
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Greaves of Rull
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Gauntlets of Rull
- Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Shadow's Mark