Kinox

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Kinox
Biographical information

Other name(s):

Last Daughter of Crota

Species:

Hive

Gender:

Female

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Hidden Swarm

Class:

Wizard

Notable info:

Last remaining Noble of Oryx's Dynasty
De-facto Leader of the Hidden Swarm

 
"If all are unworthy, all will seek to subvert the tenets of logic in ways grand and infinitesimal, because all will revert to their truest form—all will become survivors."
— Kinox [1]

Kinox is one of the surviving daughters of Crota, Son of Oryx, alongside her sisters Hashladûn, Besurith, and Voshyr; collectively leading the Hidden Swarm on the Moon. She is also the mother of Ulg'Urin, a Knight in command of her guard.

Biography[edit]

Kinox and her sisters Hashladûn, Besurith, and Voshyr took control of the Hidden Swarm on the Moon after their grandfather's passing during the Taken War. What they lacked in brute strength of the Sword Logic, they made up for in cunning thought and grand design. They who consider themselves the shadowed architects of empires. They who build their legacy upon the trade of secrets, the gossip of ages, and the sowing of lies—words their weapons; cutting as any blade.[2] Rather than adhere to the tenants of the Sword Logic, Kinox and her sisters schemed to preserve the glory of their forebearers including Oryx and Crota.[3]

Sometime before the events of Shadowkeep, the daughters of Crota saw opportunity in the ancient Pyramid buried beneath the surface, which they could possibly conjure the essences of Crota and Oryx.[3] However as they speculate, they were also attentive to the Pit where Hive fought in gladiatorial combat for claim to their father's vacant throne, which they must judge those worthy. Kinox remains silent, contemplating their station and the depths from which they must ascend if the Swarm is ever to reclaim its own destiny.[2]

However with the sudden appearance of the Deathsinger Azavath killing the reigning champion Zulmak caused a panic among the royal congregation, the daughters took the chance to exterminate their enemies.[4] With no one threatening their schemes, the Daughters were free to enact their plan and had the Swarm raise the Scarlet Keep.

With the Nightmares unleashed at the hands of Eris Morn, Kinox and her sisters could experiment with the phantasmal creations of the Pyramid. However, they found that they could not raise their father nor grandfather as their essences had truly dissipated and that the Nightmares were not alive.[5] Instead, Kinox urged her sisters to act; seeing the potential in raising Zulmak as a warrior bound to their whims. However Hashladûn and Besurith would both meet their ends by Guardians, leaving Kinox to act free without fear of heresy.[1] She and Voshyr would enact their forbidden ritual to empower the abominable Zulmak with the power of the Nightmares, all while hiding out in fear of the Guardians.[6]

A year after the events of Shadowkeep, Kinox and her sister Voshyr were met with the High Celebrant, a champion of their great-aunt Xivu Arath, God of War having entered the system to build an army of Wrathborn and to rally the scattered Hive broods into her service. Having gathered with their spawn beneath the Enduring Abyss to commune with the War god, they were immediately confronted by the Warlock Osiris; having to flee from the ensuing battle with her son, Ulg'Urin, whom died defending her from an Nova Bomb.[7]

List of appearances[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • It is unknown whether Kinox perished along with her son, but it remains speculative whether she survived and has become not only the last remaining noble of Oryx's dynasty, but also the sole Hive de-facto power on the moon and thus the leader of the remaining Hidden Swarm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Item Description: Apostate
  2. ^ a b Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Lore:Inquistion of the Damned - II: An Audience with Slaughter
  3. ^ a b Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Lore:Inquistion of the Damned - X: Faith in Bone
  4. ^ Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Lore:Inquistion of the Damned - XI: The Anti-Logic
  5. ^ Bungie (2019/10/29), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Item Description: Heretic
  6. ^ Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Pit of Heresy
  7. ^ Bungie (2020/11/16), Destiny 2: Season of the Hunt, Weblore: Immolant Pt. 2