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- "I am the line. Evil will go no farther than this."
- —Vell Tarlowe
Vell Tarlowe was a Titan who was renowned for his strength, stalwart courage, and unflinching bravery. He joined Eris Morn's ill-fated Fireteam during their attempt to assassinate Crota in the aftermath of the Great Disaster.
- "Eris and Eriana said the Blades rose first and slaughtered our brothers and sisters. If the one who leads their charge is within reach, I mean to end him—to end them all."
- —Vell Tarlowe, swearing to end Sardon and the Swarm Princes
Following the Vanguard's failed attempt to drive the Hive from the Moon in The Great Disaster, Vell was asked by Eris Morn, Eriana-3, and Toland, the Shattered to aid them in slaying the Hive Prince Crota, who slaughtered hundreds of Guardians during the Great Disaster. He agreed to join them alongside the Hunters Omar Agah and Sai Mota. When they arrived on the Moon, Vell and the others questioned Toland about the Hive champions they would be facing. As the group discussed the Blades of Crota, Vell stated that they sounded like more than regular Knights. Eriana said they looked the same, but Vell claimed that would be like calling her a tin can and that they were more than what they appeared. Toland agreed with Vell and called the Blades world-carvers. The group then discussed the thousands of Guardians the Blades and other Hive champions were responsible for killing, and Omar wondered if they were truly prepared for what they would face. Vell told him that he was prepared, and was interested in Eriana's suggestion that they might turn the Blades own swords against them and believed they would lucky to do so.
As Toland told them about Sardon, Fist of Crota, Vell questioned if he was one of the Swarm Princes. The mad Warlock claimed he was their lord and master, and Vell believed that facing this Hive general sounded like his kind of fight. Omar asked what was not his kind of fight, and Vell shot back that Eris and Eriana had told him of how the Swarm Princes had slaughtered their fellow Guardians, and that he was determined to end their leader if he could. Eris reminded him they were there to kill Crota, but Toland stated that all of the Hive Prince's lieutenants were extensions of him. Vell declared that settled the matter, and told the rest of the team that he had faith in his Light and theirs to succeed in their mission, but Eris and Eriana told him their mission was about vengeance and not faith. Vell stated that victory was all that mattered and that they had to do everything they could to end the Hive's terror. Toland reassured him that he was sure that Sardon would welcome Vell's challenge, and that he could lead the charge when they fought the Hive general.
During the assault, Tarlowe stood fast against hordes of Thrall spawned by the Wizard Verok and Alak-Hul, the Darkblade. He underestimated the Thrall and their ability to smother his Light, which allowed Verok and her spawn to swarm, overwhelm, and kill Tarlowe, who became the first casualty of the mission to assassinate Crota.
List of Appearances
- Destiny 2
- Forsaken (Mentioned only)
- ^ Bungie (2015-8-15), Destiny: Activision Blizzard,Item Description: Athwart the Void
- ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Duskrender Type 0 Gauntlets
- ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Crota's End
- ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Blades of Crota
- ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Sardon, Fist of Crota
- ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description: Mark of the Duskborn
- ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Enemy of My Enemy