Saladin Forge

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Saladin Forge
Grimoire Lord Saladin.jpg
Biographical information







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The Last City
Iron Lords


Vanguard Commander (formerly)



Notable info:

Hero of Twilight Gap
One of the last members of the Iron Lords

"I am the lone sentry. And my watch is eternal."
—Saladin Forge[citation needed]

Lord Saladin (full name Saladin Forge) is a Titan who was in charge of the Iron Banner Crucible challenge[1]. He is also the main story character for Rise of Iron, guiding the player in countering the SIVA threat.


" A battle was won. Heroes died. And our mistakes stayed here."
—Saladin Forge

While a member of the Iron Lords, Saladin and his comrades discovered SIVA, a self-replicating nanotechnology created during the Golden Age. They believed it could be used to aid them in protecting humanity, but it turned against them. Unable to destroy the techno-virus, the Iron Lords sealed it beneath the earth. However, the virus claimed the Iron Lords, and Saladin was one of the only two to survive.[2][3]

Saladin was previously Vanguard Commander during the Battle of Twilight Gap, and led the City's defense during the battle, alongside his students Lord Shaxx and Commander Zavala. Though he remains on good terms with Zavala, his relationship with Shaxx has become strained due to his defiance of orders during the battle, where he instead led a counterattack on the Fallen, pushing them off the City's walls.[4]

One year after the events of the Taken War, the Fallen and the House of Devils managed to unearth SIVA, and their Splicers tried to harness the technology. Unable to defeat the mutant Devils on his own, Saladin began seeking out Guardians to help him form a new generation of the Iron Lords to end the threat of SIVA once and for all.[2][3]


He used to be found in the Traveler's Walk area of the Tower, and sold gear in exchange for Glimmer and Iron Banner Reputation.[5] He re-forged weapons for Motes of Light.[6] The Weekly Bungie's actual weapons and armor available tend to change from each event. His duties have been taken over by Lady Efrideet, and the Iron Banner is now held at the Iron Temple on Felwinter Peak.

Rank Item
0 "Tempering" Buff (1 Mote of Light)
1 "Sigil of the Iron Lords" Emblem (7500 glimmer)
2 "Million Million" Shader (2400 glimmer)
3 Armor (9950 glimmer), "Scar of Radegast" Emblem (7500 glimmer)
4 Special or Heavy Weapon (11500 glimmer), Class Item (4500 glimmer)
5 Primary Weapon (11500 glimmer), "Goldspiral" Shader (7500 glimmer)


  • "Are you up to the challenge?"
  • "Have you been tested?"
  • "The Iron Banner offers much suffering, but equal reward."
  • "Odds are you are not ready for the Iron Banner."
  • "Let the Iron Banner shape you."
  • "Have you proved yourself... worthy?"
  • "Only the strongest need prove themselves to the Iron Banner"
  • "Your Light will be tested, Guardian... and you will be stronger for it."
  • "Until we meet again, Guardian"
  • "The weak-willed need not apply."
  • "You have never been tested like this."
  • "No games. No sympathy. Just survival."
  • "We recognize strength, Guardian."
  • "Simply finishing isn't enough if you want to reap the best rewards, Guardian. Prove yourself."
  • "Is the Vanguard looking for fireteams? My schedule is open tomorrow."

Saladin's Induction Speech

"Nothing born is born strong.

"I know I began weak, the same as you. I don't care if you're an Exo, staring at that number and wondering where you've come from. Or a Human hungry to understand the ancient world that left you for dead. Or an Awoken reborn in the very essence of what your people hide from. Together, we're the pointed end of a long stick of happenstance. Change one ripple in an ancient ocean and we would never have been granted the Light within us, or the good Ghosts that want to help us.

"Humble origins.

"Every world begins as a big pebble lost among trillions of pebbles. Every worthy sun was once cold hydrogen spread thin across the vacuum. Even the universe, this cosmic garden that surrounds us and awes us... this monument to Creation was once the size of an apple seed. And everything that's splendid and great stands at the end of incalculable chance and mayhem.

"Yes, you have talents. Enormous, wondrous powers. But you should put the smirk away. Do you know what a Guardian is? Not yet. Your name is another pebble. You are a cold apple seed.

"But you will grow."[7]



  • Saladin was historically a Kurdish sultan of the 12th century.
  • A replica of Saladin's battle axe was created by the blacksmith company Sword and the Stone.[8]

List of appearances


  1. ^ 'Bungie Weekly Update - 07/18/2014
  2. ^ a b Destiny: Rise of Iron Trailer
  3. ^ a b Rise of Iron
  4. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Iron Banner Rep
  5. ^ Bungie (2014-7-17), Destiny: Beta PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
  6. ^ Update- 10/24/2014
  7. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Abilities
  8. ^ Gamespot - Game of Thrones Heavily Influenced Destiny's New Expansion