The Transmission Crisis was an event during late Summer just before the SIVA Crisis arose in the Plaguelands. It started off as confusion as nanobots activated all around the globe, corrupting armor and having strange lights fly around Guardians' heads. This eventually caused the civilian group known as the Owl Sector to activate. This roused Lord Saladin of the Iron Lords to turn his attention to SIVA and the Plaguelands. It was soon realized by Saladin to be caused by the House of Devils, who had unearthed SIVA from Site 6 and were using it to augment themselves into machine gods, led by Aksis, Archon Prime, who kept to himself in his Perfection Complex until he was assasinated by The Guardian during the Raid Wrath of the Machine.