Hidden Swarm

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Hidden Swarm
Grimoire Hidden Swarm.jpg


Frontline Military


Swarm Princes (deceased)
Hashladûn, Daughter of Crota (deceased)


Scarlet Keep

"Mind the cracks and crevices of the Moon. There is an army in their shadows"
Ikora Rey

The Hidden Swarm are a brood of the Hive under the command of the Hive god Crota and his disciples, lead by the Swarm Princes under their commander Sardon, Fist of Crota.

Since they're the first Hive encountered in The Dark Within. On the Moon, they're the outermost defensive line, warding off anyone attempting to enter the Hellmouth.[1] They are identified by their red-orange coloring and the large nails driven through their arms and bodies. This sect of hive is encountered once more on Luna in Shadowkeep, their general look remains the same compared to Savathûn's hive but they now seem to have some form of spiked growth all over their bodies.


Arrival in the Solar System[edit]

When Crota, Son of Oryx and his spawn arrived at the Solar System and took over Moon, The Hidden Swarm served as the beachhead force for Crota's staged invasion of Earth and also tasked with protecting their newly erected lunar strongholds, the most infamous, the Hellmouth. As they silently build their strength over the centuries, a Titan named Rezyl Azzir happen to intrude upon the Hellmouth and met with the Hive Wizard Xyor, the Blessed and her consort Knight. Though Rezyl survived his encounter, it would ultimately Xyor's plan to curse the Titan with her dark whispers into becoming the infamous Dredgen Yor.

During the early City Age, the Hidden Swarm launched their Seeder Ships throughout Earth and engaged the Light-bearing Guardians at the Rusted Lands in the Eastern Flooded Zone; only one surviving Hunter warned the City of the Hive threat. Against overwhelming odds, the Guardians barely succeeded in repealing their forces at the Battle of Burning Lake, only to fail at their counteroffensive at the Great Disaster on the Moon.

Notable Members[edit]


  • It's unknown what Hive deity spawned the Hidden Swarm, as none of the known gods have been referenced to giving birth to this brood.
    • Its most likely that they serve the Hive god Crota, as their commanders all follow Sardon, Fist of Crota.
    • Because of this, the Hidden Swarm is the only Hive brood besides the Cult of the Worm that has no main god leading or breeding the brood.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Hidden Swarm