Length of day:
7 hours, 39.2 mins (synchronous)
- "The signal from Phobos is incredibly powerful. It might be a distress call. But then, we've never heard the Cabal send out a distress call before. Approach the base with caution, Guardian."
- — Zavala
Phobos is one of two asteroid moons orbiting Mars. The Cabal used Phobos as a beachhead for their invasion and occupation of Mars when they arrived in the Solar System. Later, they somehow altered the asteroid moon's orbit for unknown reasons, bringing it significantly closer to the planet. A common belief among Warlocks is that Phobos was moved to its current orbit and is being held in place by the Ice Reapers and their Psion Flayers, who are only an order away from unleashing it as a weapon.
The City Vanguard believed Phobos to potentially be the command center and staging ground of the Cabal Skyburners, who were commanded by Primus Ta'aun and his lieutenants. Presumably the Skyburners were marshaling a "second fleet" with the intent of launching a full assault on the inner system. This is confirmed when The Guardian investigates a major Cabal evacuation of Fleetbase Korus at the start of the Taken War in the mission The Coming War
A real-life image of Phobos taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft
Concept art of Imperial Land Tanks on Phobos.
List of appearances
- Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, The Coming War
- Bungie (2015-1-23), Destiny: Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Psion Flayers
- Bungie (2015-1-23), Destiny: Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Skyburners
- Planet Destiny: The Taken King Vidoc
- YouTube: Planet Destiny: Full Taken King Story Mission | The Coming War