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Orin the Lost, born Nasya Sarwar as a Human and Nasan Ar as an Awoken, is a Titan Sunbreaker who once served in the Pilgrim Guard and was a friend of Queen Mara Sov before she went searching for The Nine sometime after the Red War. Her encounter with the Nine transformed her into the Emissary, and she now watches over the Trials of the Nine and serves as their liaison to Queen Mara and The Drifter.
Life as a Human
Like all of the original Awoken, Orin was originally a Human aboard the Yang Liwei known as Nasya Sarwar. Having won a lottery to board an Exodus vessel, she took her few possessions, among them a silver jar containing her mother's ashes, and left Earth. Naysa worked aboard the ship as a Scopare, a member of the janitorial group. Starting small, she worked with the hope of receiving a promotion, using her multilingualism to make friends. As with all passengers of the ship, she was pulled into the singularity formed between the clash between Light and Darkness, and transformed into an Awoken.
Life in The Distributary
Upon awakening in the Distributary, Orin named herself Nasan Ar. She found a home under a tree and welcomed any other Awoken who would pass by. Eventually, she reluctantly became the mayor of her village, only to eventually leave in search of her true purpose. After wandering around taking up random jobs such as being a Corsair for a few weeks, she met and befriended Sjur Eido, who introduced her to the Diasyrm, who hired her as a translator. The Theodicy War concluded and the Diasyrm was presumed to be killed. When Mara Sov revealed her plans to the Awoken population in The Distributary, she wanted to go with them to see where she came from in remembrance to her mother. While working with Sjur, she was introduced to Mara. When she promised to convince more Awoken to leave with Mara's faction, the queen rebukes her and demands that she focus on helping those who are already willing to leave.
After the Exodus
Following the return to the Solar System and their attempt to build a society, Nasan did her duty, but also bonded with Mara, becoming a real friend and an unofficial counselor to the Queen. She watches as the Awoken break apart following the discovery of the Traveler and the Fallen, with many Awoken deciding to live on Earth. The day after Mara proclaims that the riven group cannot return if they leave, she asks to follow them and convince them that Mara is still someone they follow. Mara refuses, but Nasan persists, calling Mara out on her unwillingness to empathize with her people. Despite cutting to the heart of the matter, Mara adheres to her word; all who leave are banished forever. In spite of that, Nasan leaves anyway. Traveling to Earth with a gun, a survival kit, and her silver jar, she never finds any other Awoken. Slightly under two weeks from her landing, a group of Risen, afraid of the strange world they now exist in, find Nasan alone at her camp. Afraid of her strange appearance, they kill her in her sleep.
A Guardian of Humanity
When Nasar was revived by her Ghost, one of the first things she did was request that her Ghost give her a name. Accepting Orin to be her new name, she named her Ghost Gol. Gol mentioned a nearby settlement that they could reach by foot in several days, and the threat of aliens they would have to face. Trusting her Ghost, Orin fashioned a mace out of tree branches and the two moved out. Once they reached the settlement, they found it had been destroyed and the residents slaughtered by nuclear weaponry. Upset by the senseless slaughter, Orin asked who was responsible. Gol explained that a Warlord was likely responsible, and with none to oppose them, the massacre was the end result. While Gol calculated the likely time-frame of the raid, Orin contracted radiation poisoning, and Gol herded her away from the danger zone.
Moved by what happened, Orin began a one Titan campaign against the Warlord. Though she had no quarrel with the Fallen, she hunted them to salvage their gear and weapons. Eventually getting her hands on a Scorch Cannon, she became a threat to Risen that have been around longer than her, eventually becoming a target of mercenaries. During a battle with a gang of such mercenaries, she was rescued by the Pilgrim Guard. At first assuming the Guard to be more enemies, she eventually learned of their purpose and befriended them. The Guard offered her a place with them, and she accepted, being gifted a new war hammer. One day, Orin encountered another Awoken, and learned that her people lived in the asteroid belt, but no one could tell her why they were not on Earth. As the decades passed, Orin worked with the Guard, fighting Warlords, defending against Fallen, and protecting civilians. Eventually, the same restlessness that overtook her in her days as a reborn Awoken came again. Despite loving her role and her community, she confided in Gol that she was itching for something else, despite not knowing what or why.
During her search for answers, Orin met Namqi Sen, an Reef native pilot stranded on Earth after his ship was downed by a Fallen Skiff. Orin questioned him about the Reef and the Awoken there as he struggled to repair his ship. Eventually, Orin went with Namqi for drinks and continued her questioning, where she began to find Namqi's looks and listening ability attractive. After eight weeks, Namqi finally repaired his ship. Still unsatisfied with the knowledge she had gained, Orin convinced her new friend to smuggle her and Gol into the Reef. He obliged, but they were caught and imprisoned partway into the asteroid belt.
Orin was visited in her cell by Sjur, who was slightly disheartened to see her old friend as a Guardian. After a brief detainment, Queen Mara had Orin brought before her without Gol or Namqi. Despite remembering nothing of her past, Orin immediately recognized her. Mara explained to her why she was banished from the Reef. Orin was brought before her former Queen several times over the course of her imprisonment, where Mara spoke to her about things more terrifying than anything she learned since she was first revived. Eventually, Mara decided that since Orin no longer had memories of being Nasar, she could not be held accountable for violating an oath made in her past life. Instead, she was punished for sneaking into the Reef and was allowed to go free in exchange for a favor that Mara would call upon later. After being released, Orin returned to Earth to contemplate everything she learned.
Over time, Orin watched the Pilgrim Guard become famous, and lived to see the Risen take up the title the people bestowed on them: Guardians. Despite being happy for her friends and their success, Orin opted to leave the Pilgrim Guard permanently. Orin was kept busy by Namqi, who called her everyday while serving out his sentence in the Reef. Once his time was served, Orin convinced Namqi to come to Earth and take her across the system in search of answers to humanity's past. The two of them traversed the inner solar system, working odd jobs to keep Namqi's ship running. The two eventually began a romantic relationship, spending centuries exploring together.
On the day that Sjur died, Mara called in Orin's favor to her: to investigate Sjur's death and find the killer. Orin suspected Mara want the killer dead, but explained that she was not convinced that Sjur's death was murder. Orin obliged, her searching leading her to a being with tentacles for a face. The creature told her to forgive someone, but not who needed forgiving. The man reached into his robes, and Orin struck him with her hammer, only to find that he was reaching for a silver jar. Puncturing the lid, Orin found the jar to be full of dust. The man made a cryptic statement about the dust and vanished.
At some point, Namqi perished in an Aphelion attack. After learning of his death, the Drifter, claiming to have been a friend of Namqi, found Orin to offer his condolences.
Orin sought out nine Ghosts who had gone beyond the Solar System and inquired after their findings. Receiving only a set of coordinates, she left them. She also found several "deep-orbit minds" in the midst of her search, although these may be the same Ghosts.
Emissary of the Nine
She soon encountered some of the Nine herself. After warning her of the possibility of going mad from the conversation and of a potential price as a consequence, they tasked her with finding three "worthy keys". They then commended her for seeking them out, for her resourcefulness in acquiring a ship and her decision to avoid "a golden snake who poses as a god".
However, at some point, Orin was transformed from a Guardian to a "Shell" as Mara Sov calls her, becoming the Emissary of the Nine.
The Emissary was sent to meet with Mara in her court during the third cycle of the Taken curse placed on the Dreaming City. She brought Mara vital information on behalf of the Nine along with an offer. The Guardian known as the Young Wolf arrived as their meeting came to a close, with Mara agreeing to the deal and requesting that the Emissary have an unknown asset move into place somewhere beyond the grave of the first fleet. The Emissary then departed from the Queen's throne to convey the agreement back to the Nine.
Personality and Traits
After being transformed into an Emissary, Orin's will is no longer wholly her own, although she does retain some free thought and desire. The physical transformation she underwent also gave her pupil-less glowing eyes and the ability to float in mid-air. She also gained a degree of telepathy, as she seems to be speaking nonverbally.
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