High Celebrant of Xivu Arath

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High Celebrant of Xivu Arath
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"All tithes to Xivu Arath. War Dominant. Endless."
— The High Celebrant of Xivu Arath.[1]

The High Celebrant of Xivu Arath is a Hive Knight who serves as the main antagonist of Season of the Hunt.

Tasked by Xivu Arath, God of War with creating an army of Wrathborn, the High Celebrant is responsible for the numerous Cryptoliths found across the system that corrupts Fallen, Cabal, and other Hive broods alike.


With Xivu Arath's sister, Savathûn, went into hiding for interfering with the Pyramids messages to the Guardians, she took this opportunity to consolidate her power within the Sol System. Seeking to establish a foothold over the power vacuum, the God of War sent her High Celebrant to oversee the creation of the Wrathborn using Cryptoliths bored across the planets, including the Moon, the Tangled Shore, and the Dreaming City.


"Die well, Osiris."
— High Celebrant

The High Celebrant first appeared in the system with the intent to conscript the entire Hidden Swarm of Luna into Xivu Arath's Horde. With the entirety of the Scarlet Court, led by Crota's surviving daughters Voshyr and Kinox, having gathered into one place at the Enduring Abyss, their communion with the Hive God was interrupted by the sudden appearance of the Warlock Osiris. Facing an overwhelming onslaught of Light, fifteen noble-brood were incinerated by his Dawnblade, including Voshyr and her kin Yishra and Ayriax, while Kinox fled leaving her son Ulg'Urin to be consumed by a Nova Bomb alongside his Knight guard.

Xivu Arath would only draw tribute in his fervor in violence and the nobles’ deaths; her will attempting to enthrall Osiris into a Wrathborn. Despite the Warlock's resistance, the High Celebrant carves runes into the stone on either side of Osiris as he is offered up as a sacrifice for the War god before leaving. However his quarry escaped Xivu Arath's grasp with the sacrifice of his Ghost Sagira[1]

Hunting Season[edit]

Out for revenge, Osiris would begin his Hunt for the head of the High Celebrant as he tracked him down to the Shrine of Oryx, where it summoned Cryptoliths to take command of the Hive within. The Guardians would get word of his mission and were sent into the Hellmouth to track down the High Celebrant who had been waiting for them. Trapping Osiris inside of the Shrine, the Celebrant would continuously flee from the Guardian efforts to kill as it made its way deeper eventually fleeing into the Ascendant realm where it would finally make its escape.



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