House of Kings

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House of Kings
Grimoire House of Kings.jpg

Domain(s):

Old Russia, Earth

Type:

Noble house

Engagements:

Battle of the Twilight Gap
Wolf Rebellion

Leadership:

Kell of Kings

Notable information:

Gathered the Fallen Houses to attack the Last City
Only surviving major House

 
"House of Kings. Name comes from the old world, from before the Whirlwind. Most Houses carry their name for pride. Kings carry their name because ... is what they are."
—Variks, the Loyal[1]

The House of Kings is a house of the Fallen, distinguishable by their yellow cloaks.

History[edit]

Before Twilight[edit]

Prior to arriving in the Solar System, the House of Kings was one of many Fallen Houses struggling to survive in the wake of a cataclysmic event known as The Whirlwind. In the aftermath of the fall, the Kings were said to have warred with the House of Wolves.[2] Years later, they would arrive in the Sol system, setting down on Earth alongside the the House of Devils, although there are rumors they may have been to Mars as well.[3] Despite being on Earth, the King stay in the shadows, and they are rarely seen if at all.[4]

Twilight Gap[edit]

The Kell of Kings, manipulating the other Houses, pushed for a united effort against The City.[5] Kings, Devils and Winter stood together against The City, with the House of Wolves being the only major House unable to join because of The Reef stopping them on route.[6] The three Houses fought against The City and it's Guardians in what would later be known as the Battle of Twilight Gap. The City managed to push back the united Fallen, with Lord Shaxx leading a counter attack that defeated the united Houses.[7] The House of Kings then returned to the shadows, choosing to bide their time and plan.[8]

Recent Events[edit]

Presence in the Cosmodrome[edit]

The Kings held very little territory in the Cosmodrome, holding only the Terrestrial Complex and King's Watch. They were encountered by Guardians seeking out a mysterious signal in the area[9], and again later when they returned to try and restore an Array in the Terrestrial Complex.[10] Later, the Hive general Omnigul would lead a fireteam of Guardians through Kings Territory in an attempt to stop them from hunting her. Phyksin, King Baron personally attempted to stop the Guardians, but was killed in the resulting battle.[11]

The Wolf Rebellion[edit]

During the Wolf Rebellion of Skolas, Kell of Kells the House of Wolves approached the Kings with an offer to join them. The Kell of Kings sent two of his Barons, Paskin and Vekis, to meet with the Wolves. Prince Uldren of The Reef suspected that the Baron's true mission was not to parley with the Wolves, but rather assassinate their representative Yavek, Wolf Baron.[12] The truth of the plot would never be discovered, as a Guardian guided by Variks, the Loyal intrupted the meeting and killed all three Barons in the resulting skirmish.[13]

The Taken War[edit]

As of The Taken War, the King's presence in the Cosmodrome seems to have diminished, as King's Watch is no longer in their control as it was the lair for the Shade of Oryx on Earth.[14]

SIVA Crisis[edit]

By the end of the SIVA crisis, the House of Kings seems to have pulled out of the Cosmodrome completely. Uldren Sov allowed himself to be captured by the House of Kings in order to meet their Kell, seeking to try and manipulate them into serving him.[15] Around the same time, reports of the Fallen pulling out of the Cosmodrome completely began coming in.[16]

Red War[edit]

One year after the SIVA Crisis, the Kings, as well as the other Houses, seem to have vanished entirely, and a never-before seen House of Dusk has taken their place. However, further inspection shows that many members of the House of Dusk come from the other houses, including the House of Kings. All House of Dusk communication protocols are variations of the House of Kings.

Structure[edit]

The Kings are the only Fallen House that over the course of their time in the Sol System has not undergone a loss in leadership. The Devils have lost two Kells,[17][18] their Prime[19], and several Archons[20][21], Winter; their Kell and possibly their Prime[22][23], and the Wolves; two Kells[24][25], two Primes[26][27], and several Archons.[28][29] This makes them currently the strongest known Fallen House in the system.

Members[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Members[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Aksor, Archon Priest may be a member of this House based on his robes and color scheme, plus the fact that there are numerous Kings' banners around his cell. This is also potentially a developer oversight as his lore makes him a member of the House of Wolves.
  • According to the Killcam, the Archon Servant belong to the House of Kings.
  • The Archon's Forge has banners belonging to the House of Kings. It is possible this ancient rite of passage belonged to the Kings until it was twisted to utilize the Devil Splicers use of SIVA. This may explain how the Devil Splicers were able to champion three Archons.

List of appearances[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Ruling House
  2. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Variks, The Loyal
  3. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Xander 99-40: Quotes
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Ruling House
  5. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Paskin, King Baron
  6. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 3
  7. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Crucible Handler
  8. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Variks, The Loyal
  9. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Warmind
  10. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Last Array
  11. ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Will of Crota
  12. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Vekis, King Baron
  13. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Ruling House
  14. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Kings of Decay
  15. ^ Bungie (2017/4/20), Destiny: Age of Triumph, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Reef 4
  16. ^ Bungie (2017/4/20), Destiny: Age of Triumph, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 6
  17. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Legends: Saint-14
  18. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: Age of Triumph, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Rezyl Azzir: War without End
  19. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Devils' Lair (strike)
  20. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Restoration
  21. ^ Bungie (2016-9-20), Destiny: Rise of Iron PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Wrath of the Machine
  22. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Scourge of Winter
  23. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Draksis, Winter Kell
  24. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 4
  25. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Skolas's Revenge
  26. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: The Queen
  27. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Prime's Path
  28. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Winter's Run
  29. ^ Bungie (2015-9-15), Destiny: The Taken King, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Hunt the Archon