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Ketches are massive starships used by the Fallen that are capable of inter-system travel. The Fallen arrived on these ships in the wake of the Collapse, disembarking to pillage the remnants of human civilization.[1] The Awoken of the Reef also employ Ketches presumably captured from Fallen foes during the Reef Wars. A number of Ketches in Reef livery participate in the battle against Oryx's Hive fleet over Saturn.[2]

Ketches were used in the House of Dusk's war against the Red Legion.[3]

Identified (or recensed) Ketches[edit]


  • A "ketch" is a sailing craft with two masts, specifically a "main-mast" and a smaller "mizzen-mast".
  • Ketches that are attached to a major Fallen House have the "-Fel" suffix, while the Ketch belonging to Freelance fallen has the "-Syn" suffix. It's possible these are meant to differentiate whether a ship owes its allegiance to a Kell, or is commanded by a freelance Baron.
  • Ketches are potentially named after a Fallen House's Prime Servitor. An example would be Simiks Fel, referring to Simiks Prime. The reference for Splicership Menkis-Syn is unconfirmed.
  • It is likely that the Wolfship Orbiks-Fel once belonged to Virixas, Kell of Wolves, until it met it's demise to the Queen's Harbinger attack. This victory is celebrated in the item description of Chain of Orbiks-Fel.
  • The Drifter is a abandoned Reef Ketch belonging to the House of Winter. It is possible that this Ketch was used to free Aksor, Archon Priest.
  • Pilot Servitors are usually responsible for piloting Fallen Ketches.
  • The Vestian Outpost social space is made from the hull of a captured Ketch.
  • Its unknown if the House of Dusk have their named ketch, but if they do have it, could be named Duskship Brandaks-Fel or Duskship Serkuleks-Fel


List of appearances[edit]


  1. Bungie (2014-6-12), Destiny: Alpha PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Fallen
  2. Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Coming War
  3. YouTube - Destiny 2 - Official Launch Trailer
  4. YouTube - Destiny House of Wolves: The Shadow Thief - Full Strike Gameplay (0:05)
  5. Bungie (2015-14-5), Destiny, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Chain of Orbiks-Fel