Riksis, Devil Archon
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He served his Prime Servitor, Sepiks Prime and was a key leader for the Devils in the Cosmodrome regions of Old Russia. He is also known for collecting the skulls of dead Guardians to present as offerings to Sepiks.
Following the death of Solkis, Kell of Devils, the House of Devils established a stronghold within the Cosmodrome of Russia. Absent of their Kell and political leader, Riksis gained prominence within the House as its Archon and helped rule the Devils alongside Sepiks Prime by serving it as a caretaker and arbiter of its will.
They established the Devils' Lair as the main stronghold for their operations and Riksis, alongside his zealous worshippers, offered sacrificial tribute to their machine god in the form of skulls from dead Guardians.
Fall of the Archon
Their dominance was uncontested for years until a newly risen Guardian was sighted attempting to escape the Fallen's territory. The Devils alerted their presence to Riksis after they had killed Rahn, Devil Captain and stole a Jumpship meant for scrap in Dock 13. The young Guardian quickly escapes the Cosmodrome and the Archon's reach just as his troops fire their Wire Rifles at them and miss. Later, Riksis acquires an NLS Drive to bait the Guardian's return and engages them in battle as they try to secure it. He summons reinforcements to ambush the Guardian and shoots them with his Shrapnel Launcher, but is killed in the end.
The death of the Archon was celebrated by the Last City and the Devils quickly heightened their security for Sepiks as the absence of an Archon left it vulnerable. Later, the Prime Servitor also fell to the Guardians and the Devils attempted to replace Riksis with a Rising Archon named Karrhis, in hopes of reviving Sepiks, but is also slew.
Riksis serves as the boss in the Restoration story mission. He is armed with a Shrapnel Launcher for ranged combat, and has higher health and attack strength than normal Fallen, and drops an NLS Drive.
It is recommended that Guardians keep their distance from him, as once stirred he is unpredictably elusive and quick with a wave of power called the "Ultra Smash", an extremely powerful area-of-effect melee attack that causes Guardians to suffer significant damage as well as tremendous knockback, unless the attack kills them instantly, in which it often does.
He will also get support from other Fallen, as they will continuously drop from the ceiling after each wave of adds is killed. Guardians should use their class abilities such as grenades and Supers when fighting him, or just avoid him if they want to wait for a later battle.
Renders of Riksis
List of appearances