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The Wrathborn are a corrupt army created by the Cryptoliths to serve Xivu Arath, God of War, debuting in "Season of the Hunt". In addition to the Hive, several infected Fallen and Cabal also appear serving in their ranks.
Following the arrival of the Pyramids and the sudden disappearance of the Witch Queen, Xivu Arath sought to establish a foothold in the Sol System in her sister's absence with the aid of her High Celebrant. Acting as her envoy, the Celebrant summoned Hive structures known as Cryptoliths from the Ascendant realm across the system to deploy an army of Wrathborn from across dimensions and corrupt a new army from the forces of the Fallen, Cabal, and renegade Hive.
Wrathborn are mindless, enraged versions of their former selves, attacking former allies as readily as enemies. They are marked by a sickly green-glowing miasma that hovers around their heads, and leave behind a trail of noxious soulfire that can be used to track them. They are given increased strength and resilience by the Hive magic of the Cryptoliths, making them an obedient army of monstrosities in service of the Hive god herself. They are also able to traverse across dimensions utilizing the Cryptoliths as conduits into the Ascendant realm and must be drawn out with a Lure built by The Crow.
According to Osiris, the Wrathborn are perverted by Xivu Arath's magic beyond recognition that they are neither considered Hive, Fallen nor presumably Cabal. One of the first Wrathborn Cabal was shown to have mutated abonormally given time; with its Severus cleavers fused to its hands and bladed tendril mutations growing out of its back and stomach. They also aid in the creation of more cryptoliths by planting their own grown-tendrils into a shrine of black twisted spines, which are kept grown with the bodies of victims impaled upon their apex of crowns. Under Xivu Arath's influence, the Wrathborn are mentally stripped of everything beyond an innate desire to kill before their bodies are remade by the cryptoliths into the monstrosities they are now.
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