House of Wolves

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House of Wolves
Grimoire House of Wolves.jpg

Domain(s):

The Reef (formerly)
Earth (formerly)
Moon (formerly)
Venus (formerly)
Mars

Type:

Noble house

Engagements:

Reef Wars
Wolf Rebellion
Taken War

Leadership:

Virixas, Kell of Wolves (deceased)
Skolas, Kell of Kells (deceased)
Aksor, Archon Priest (deceased)
Keldar, Archon Priest (deceased)
Kaliks Prime (missing)
Kaliks Reborn (deceased)
Orbiks Prime (deceased)

Notable information:

Once served Queen Mara Sov

 
"The Wolves are getting closer, she is a fool for thinking she can control them."
—The Speaker[1]

The House of Wolves are a house of the Fallen. They are the subject of an expansion of the same name.[2]

History[edit]

Pre-Reef Wars[edit]

Prior to arriving in the Solar System, the House of Wolves 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 Wolves were said to have warred with the House of Kings.[3] Years later, after arriving into the Sol system, the Wolves were living out by the Jovians. At some point, their Prime Servitor Kaliks Prime went missing.[4] As part of a united Fallen effort, they intended to join the Battle of Twilight Gap alongside the other houses, but were stopped at Ceres when the Reef intervened. Their Kell, Virixas was killed in the initial clash, along with a massive portion of the house, which would later be called The Scatter.[5] This marked the start of a power struggle between three members of the Wolf nobility: Irxis, Wolf Baroness; Parixas, the Howling; and Skolas, the Rabid.[6]

The Reef Wars[edit]

The Reef Wars were a series of long battles between the Wolves and The Reef. During the course of the wars, Skolas rose to the Kellship, beating out his competitors.[7] He then turned his full attention towards The Reef, and the two forces clashed for many years. The wars ended when Variks, a member of the House of Judgment who lived among the Wolves, betrayed Skolas to the Reef resulting in his capture along with most of his House.[8] Variks went on the crown The Queen of The Reef as the new Kell, with many Wolves bending the knee to her.[9]

Recent Events[edit]

The Wolf Rebellion[edit]

Initiated by the return of Skolas, now calling himself the Kell fo Kells, the House of Wolves rebelled against the Awoken.[10] The Wolf Rebellion started with an assassination attempt on The Queen and a mass prison break from the Prison of Elders where most the the former Wolf nobility was being held.[11]The Queen opened the Reef to Guardians of the City, with the intent of recruiting them to put an end to the rebellion.[12] The Guardians tracked Skolas across the system, eventually capturing him on Venus, attempting to wield stolen Vex tech in order to pull the House of Wolves through time.[13] On the order of the Queen, Skolas was sent to the Prison of Elders, where he was pitting against the same Guardians who captured him and was executed, effectively ended the Wolf Rebellion.[14]

The Taken War[edit]

After Skolas' defeat, the Wolves began regrouping on Mars, hoping to carve out a new den on a planet of their own. The Wolves rebuilt their previous Prime Servitor, Orbiks Prime, to lead their scattered House in the absence of a new Kell. In the wake of losses suffered at the hands of the Taken during The Taken War, the Cabal were unable to stop the Wolves from entrenching themselves in their own fortifications; the Blind Legion's former base was captured for use as Orbiks Prime's lair.[15] Eventually, Variks, the Loyal was able to track down Orbiks Prime and sent the Guardian after it. With their Prime's destruction, Variks believed that the House of Wolves had been broken once and for all.[16]

Structure[edit]

The Wolves appear to have a more complex structure than is found in the other houses. While they retain the typical leadership of a Kell, an Archon, and a Prime Servitor (though the latter two are dead or missing) followed by Barons and other nobility, the Wolves have several additional posts and groups with special functions within the House.

Kells are served by Wolves' Guards, Captains who are selected from an early age and brainwashed to be completely subservient to the Kell.[17] The Kell also has the Silent Fang at their command, an elite group of assassins, to eliminate potential rivals and threats.[18] To keep the rank-and-file in line, fanatical Wolf Enforcers ensure that the remaining Fallen of the House maintain their loyalty. Several other informal groups serve the Kell, such as the Howling Raiders[19], the Twisted Claw[20], and the Queenbreakers (the Wolves who formerly served as Mara Sov's personal bodyguards, but then attempted to assassinate her)[21].

Members[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Notable members[edit]

Unique forces[edit]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Speaker: Quotes
  2. ^ Playstation Blog: First Look Destiny Collector's Edition
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Variks, The Loyal
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: The Queen
  5. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 4
  6. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Skolas, Kell of Kells
  7. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, Gone to Ground 3
  8. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Variks, The Loyal
  9. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Saviks, Queenbreaker
  10. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 3
  11. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Hunt for Skolas
  12. ^ Bungie (2015-5-19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard
  13. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Queen's Ransom
  14. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Skolas: Defeated
  15. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, A New Den
  16. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Prime's Path
  17. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Wolves' Guard
  18. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Silent Fang
  19. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Howling Raiders
  20. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Twisted Claw
  21. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Wanted: Queenbreaker Vandal