Grasp of Nokris

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Grasp of Nokris
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Servants of Nokris
Servants of Xol
Servants of Savathûn


Xol, Will of the Thousands
Nokris, Herald of Xol
Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
Kathok, Roar of Xol
Damkath, the Mask
Naksud, the Famine
Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol


Hellas Basin

"The Hive who follow Nokris are fanatically loyal. Stupid, too. But really loyal. You've gotta give them at least a little credit."
— Ana Bray.

The Grasp of Nokris is a Hive sect centered in the Hellas Basin in the polar ice caps of Mars. Dormant for centuries after the Collapse, they were awoken and acted in the name of their leader, Nokris, Herald of Xol and their Worm God Xol, Will of the Thousands. After Xol's death, they began making desperate attempts to summon Savathûn to their aid.[1]


After Oryx excommunicated his son Nokris for making a heretical bargain with Xol, Nokris took his followers, the Grasp of Nokris, and set out to conquer a new world in the name of his patron Worm God. Nokris chose to invade Mars, and arrived at some point shortly before or during the Collapse.

In defense, the Warmind Rasputin executed the SIBERIAN ENTROPY protocol, flash-freezing the entire Hive army along with Nokris and Xol. They would remain entombed within the ice of Hellas Basin for centuries, until the pulse of Light emitted by the Traveler at the conclusion of the Red War caused the ice caps to thaw.

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  • All the Hive within this faction are covered in ice crystals and when they die, their bodies shatter like ice. This is likely a result of being imprisoned within the frozen ice caps of Mars for centuries.
  • The Grasp of Nokris has a unique faction insignia distinct from Savathûn's Hive. The symbol resembles the central "eye" of Xol, Will of the Thousands. Another symbol of this faction bears the head shape and eyes of Nokris.
  • Many of the Hive within the Grasp of Nokris have distinctive titles in what is implied to be a Hive dialect; these titles have been identified by fans as originating from several ancient real-world languages.[2]

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