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The '''Fallen''' are an alien race that features in [[Destiny]].
 
The '''Fallen''' are an alien race that features in [[Destiny]].
  
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The Fallen were an alien species of insectoid humanoids that referred to themselves as the '''Eliksni'''. Long ago, they encountered the [[Traveler (Destiny)|Traveler]] who they called the '''Great Machine''' and lived in an age where they ruled themselves along with their future as kings. This time was noted for Ether running free for them until a terrible event known as the '''Whirlwind''' came to pass that destroyed their civilization. In its aftermath, the surviving members of the Fallen engaged in a terrible civil war over the remains of their society. Following the conflict, a tenuous peace came to peace whereupon the Fallen departed for space in their search for the Traveler in order to bring their civilization back to greatness once again.
 
The Fallen were an alien species of insectoid humanoids that referred to themselves as the '''Eliksni'''. Long ago, they encountered the [[Traveler (Destiny)|Traveler]] who they called the '''Great Machine''' and lived in an age where they ruled themselves along with their future as kings. This time was noted for Ether running free for them until a terrible event known as the '''Whirlwind''' came to pass that destroyed their civilization. In its aftermath, the surviving members of the Fallen engaged in a terrible civil war over the remains of their society. Following the conflict, a tenuous peace came to peace whereupon the Fallen departed for space in their search for the Traveler in order to bring their civilization back to greatness once again.
  
They had arrived in the Solar System in the wake of the Collapse onboard their massive Ketches in order to loot and pillage the devastated worlds. The Fallen had sought to claim the Great Machine that now resided on Earth At the Battle of Twilight Gap, Fallen Walkers engaged in an artillery duel with the City's gun positions. The House of Wolves were a Fallen clan that battled with the Reef in a conflict known as the '''Reef Wars''' at the Solar System's asteroid belt only to be defeated whereupon their ranks were absorbed into the personal guard of the Awoken Queen.
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They had arrived in the Solar System in the wake of the Collapse onboard their massive Ketches in order to loot and pillage the devastated worlds. The Fallen had sought to claim the Great Machine that now resided on Earth At the Battle of Twilight Gap, Fallen Walkers engaged in an artillery duel with the City's gun positions. In time, a tense peace was achieved by '''the Reef''' where the '''Awoken''' came to give carved political gifts to the Eliksni with the '''Amethyst''' space station being made as a trading site. The House of Wolves were a Fallen clan that battled with the Reef in a conflict known as the '''Reef Wars''' at the Solar System's asteroid belt. Early in the conflict, the '''Amethyst''' station was destroyed by the Fallen. '''Skolas''' crafted brutal tactics in order to inflict the most damage against the Awoken such as using Pilot Servitors in suicide attacks. In time, the Fallen House of Wolves were defeated whereupon their ranks were absorbed into the personal guard of the Awoken Queen.
  
 
During the SIVA Crisis, members of the House of Wolves had unleashed the Golden Age technology thus transforming themselves into a powerful threat. A number of these Fallen had begun using the technology in an attempt to control the Hive on Earth.
 
During the SIVA Crisis, members of the House of Wolves had unleashed the Golden Age technology thus transforming themselves into a powerful threat. A number of these Fallen had begun using the technology in an attempt to control the Hive on Earth.
  
 
During the '''Red War''', a new faction of Fallen began to make themselves known with these sporting banners previously unseen by the Guardians.
 
During the '''Red War''', a new faction of Fallen began to make themselves known with these sporting banners previously unseen by the Guardians.
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A later, the Guardian and Cayde-6 journeyed to the Reef to investigate unrest that was gathering there where they were ambushed by Uldren who came to head the seven Barons of the Scorn. During this encounter, Uldren was responsible for killing Cayde-6 with his death outraging the Guardian who defied the Vanguard to hunt down the Scorn in order to avenge his friend. Around this time, the House of Dusk began to fight the Scorn that began a new civil war among the Eliksni race.
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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*'''House of Devils''' :
 
*'''House of Devils''' :
 
*'''House of Dusk''' :
 
*'''House of Dusk''' :
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*'''House of Rain''' : a Fallen House that was destroyed during the cataclysmic event of the Whirlwind.
  
Houses did not cope well with the loss of their leaders and worked well when they were under the command of a leader. It was said that they were a crafty people who always managed to survive. Fallen were always on the prowl and looking for new territory to claim. By the time of their arrival in the Sol System, the Fallen had become scavengers of the highest order.  
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Houses did not cope well with the loss of their leaders and worked well when they were under the command of a leader. It was said that they were a crafty people who always managed to survive. Fallen were always on the prowl and looking for new territory to claim. By the time of their arrival in the Sol System, the Fallen had become scavengers of the highest order. The Houses each used their own unique encryption as a means of communicating with one another.
  
 
An ancient rite of passage was the '''Archon's Forge'''.
 
An ancient rite of passage was the '''Archon's Forge'''.
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Carved '''Amethysts''' gems were considered prized gifts to the Fallen Archons who admired their beauty.
  
 
==Technology==
 
==Technology==
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*'''Variks''' :
 
*'''Variks''' :
 
*'''Draksis''' : the Winter Kell was part of the House of Winter and was aboard his Ketch Kell Wintership '''Simiks-fel''' who had led countless raids against Vanguard convoys whilst being elusive to evade pursuit.
 
*'''Draksis''' : the Winter Kell was part of the House of Winter and was aboard his Ketch Kell Wintership '''Simiks-fel''' who had led countless raids against Vanguard convoys whilst being elusive to evade pursuit.
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*'''Fikrul''' :
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*'''Eramis''' :
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*'''The Spider''' :
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

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The Fallen.

The Fallen are an alien race that features in Destiny.

Contents

History

The Fallen were an alien species of insectoid humanoids that referred to themselves as the Eliksni. Long ago, they encountered the Traveler who they called the Great Machine and lived in an age where they ruled themselves along with their future as kings. This time was noted for Ether running free for them until a terrible event known as the Whirlwind came to pass that destroyed their civilization. In its aftermath, the surviving members of the Fallen engaged in a terrible civil war over the remains of their society. Following the conflict, a tenuous peace came to peace whereupon the Fallen departed for space in their search for the Traveler in order to bring their civilization back to greatness once again.

They had arrived in the Solar System in the wake of the Collapse onboard their massive Ketches in order to loot and pillage the devastated worlds. The Fallen had sought to claim the Great Machine that now resided on Earth At the Battle of Twilight Gap, Fallen Walkers engaged in an artillery duel with the City's gun positions. In time, a tense peace was achieved by the Reef where the Awoken came to give carved political gifts to the Eliksni with the Amethyst space station being made as a trading site. The House of Wolves were a Fallen clan that battled with the Reef in a conflict known as the Reef Wars at the Solar System's asteroid belt. Early in the conflict, the Amethyst station was destroyed by the Fallen. Skolas crafted brutal tactics in order to inflict the most damage against the Awoken such as using Pilot Servitors in suicide attacks. In time, the Fallen House of Wolves were defeated whereupon their ranks were absorbed into the personal guard of the Awoken Queen.

During the SIVA Crisis, members of the House of Wolves had unleashed the Golden Age technology thus transforming themselves into a powerful threat. A number of these Fallen had begun using the technology in an attempt to control the Hive on Earth.

During the Red War, a new faction of Fallen began to make themselves known with these sporting banners previously unseen by the Guardians.

A later, the Guardian and Cayde-6 journeyed to the Reef to investigate unrest that was gathering there where they were ambushed by Uldren who came to head the seven Barons of the Scorn. During this encounter, Uldren was responsible for killing Cayde-6 with his death outraging the Guardian who defied the Vanguard to hunt down the Scorn in order to avenge his friend. Around this time, the House of Dusk began to fight the Scorn that began a new civil war among the Eliksni race.

Overview

In appearance, the race were a hard race of humanoids able to survive in a range of environments without the need for heavy armor or modifications to their forms. They were notable for their four arms and mandibles that parted when they spoke. Typically, the Fallen wore a helmet that had built-in respiration mechanisms allowing them to operate in different atmospheres. Through unknown means, they were able to regrow limbs that were lost and the race had reddish purple blood. Eliksni were divided into both male and female genders. A key substance for their existence was a material called Ether that they needed for continued survival that was produced by complex machines known as Servitors. It was that exposure to Ether was harmless to humans. Higher ranking Fallen received a greater portion of Ether that impacted their growth making them grow larger. When killed, Ether was shown to escape the body of a Fallen as their forms dissipated.

Among the ranks of the Fallen include:

  • Dreg : the lowest rung in their society who were docked of their lower arms in a ritual of humiliation and obedience. They sought to prove their worth though only a few survived to gain promotion and regrowth of their limbs which meant Dregs having a suicidal bravery that was fueled by ambition and shame.
  • Vandal : seasoned regulars who served as soldiers, brawlers, assassins and scouts along with other skilled roles with them being seasoned, efficient killers with an arsenal of weapons along with technology to match their bloodlust.
    • Stealth Vandals : theses Fallen were cloaked and were armed with a pair of swords where they engaged their foes in melee combat.
  • Wretch : a two armed Fallen who were armed with long Arc Spears where they attempted to stab and slice enemies with them.
  • Marauders : a type of assassin who used cloaking to get close to their target and struck with their dual shock blades.
  • Splicers : tinkerers, bio-engineers and scientists that were devoted to the evolution of their species that operated as a secret collective in a Fallen House. Their purpose was unravelling of biological and mechanical truths with them tearing into systems to reveal their value either as tools of survival or as advancements worthy of their reverence and deification.
  • Captain :
  • Baron :
  • Archon : Archon's would convey the wishes of the Kell to the Prime Servitor and exerted some control over these machines.
  • Kell : they still claimed to be royalty. The death of the Kell would see the House falling upon itself in in-fighting. The lifespan of a Kell was short which was why they used Enforcers to enforce discipline among their warriors. Special Guards were also raised from birth that were filled with Ether and brainwashed to obey the orders of the Kell. A Kell of a House controlled and distributed the supply of Ether which they did so through their own personal Cipher.

Their kind were noted for being brutal, uncaring and ruthless scavengers. It was said that their species thrived in the darkness. Fallen society was divided into a number of groups known as Houses which by the time of their arrival in the Solar System did not show any friendly relations with one another. Each had their own unique encryptions for their communication systems in order to maintain security.

In terms of structure, these Houses included:

  • House of Exile :
  • House of Kings :
  • House of Winter :
  • House of Wolves : an independent House who's Kell was killed by the Queen of the Reef whereupon a number of them swore loyalty to the Awoken Queen and resided as part of her personal guard.
  • House of Devils :
  • House of Dusk :
  • House of Rain : a Fallen House that was destroyed during the cataclysmic event of the Whirlwind.

Houses did not cope well with the loss of their leaders and worked well when they were under the command of a leader. It was said that they were a crafty people who always managed to survive. Fallen were always on the prowl and looking for new territory to claim. By the time of their arrival in the Sol System, the Fallen had become scavengers of the highest order. The Houses each used their own unique encryption as a means of communicating with one another.

An ancient rite of passage was the Archon's Forge.

Carved Amethysts gems were considered prized gifts to the Fallen Archons who admired their beauty.

Technology

Ketch and Dropships.

A central component vital to their existence was a substance known as Ether that was used to power their technology and could be found from organic compounds on the surface of asteroids.

Weapons of the Fallen included:

  • Shock Dagger :
  • Shock Blade :
  • Shock Pistol :
  • Shock Rifle :
  • Shrapnel Launcher :
  • Wire Rifle :
  • Shock Grenade :
  • Web Mines :
  • Shock Cannon :
  • Null Cannon :

The Fallen made active use of drone technology that accompanied them with these being known as Shanks. These small floating machines can go to places difficult for their masters with them being used for various roles such as scouting, guarding or patrolling. Numerous kinds of Shanks were developed that included:

  • Repeater Shanks
  • Exploder Shanks :
  • Tracer Shanks :

Servitors were living relics of their civilization that were filled with ultra-sophisticated machinery that processed matter and energy into the Ether for the Fallen to use as it was their life's blood. They had an important support role for their society but also could engage in battle where they offered defensive systems along with powerful energy weapons. Beyond this trait, they anchored the Fallen's communication and provide vital technological acumen. These aspects of a Servitor meant that they had a complex relationship with one another and their Fallen crews. There were numerous types of Servitors that included:

  • Pilot Servitors : used typically for manning the flight of ships ranging from crew transports to war barges. These machines coukd be modified to perform combat operations or used for suicide attacks.
  • Ether Runners : a more powerful Servitor that were in charge of Ether resupplies.
  • Prime Servitor : these massive versions of the machines had numerous other Servitors attached to them and had an important symbiotic role with the Archon who administered to its operations. Prime Servitors were a focus of worship and logistical activity with the possibility that they had a key role in Fallen star flight.
Devil Walker accompanied by the Fallen.

Fallen made use of hover-jet bikes known as Pikes that were armed with a pair of blasters in the front. A combat vehicle used by the Fallen were their insect-like Walkers that were mobile gun platforms deployed in offensive and defensive roles. These examples of old technology were heavily armored robotic warmachines that used advanced tracking systems allowing them to target multiple enemies with their forward repeaters and a massive main gun on top. Mine dispensers provided close defense against dismounted infantry and an on-board Shank foundry produced armed repair drones to fix any damage done to the Walker. Fallen often deployed these machines to provide overwatch for their salvage and extraction crews along with being used as blocking forces to guard key Fallen assets. Guardian strategy against these vehicles was targeting the legs whilst overloading the Walker and destroying the armored core when briefly vulnerable.

Support craft used by the species included Skiffs that provided limited aerial control but typically deployed from larger ships in order to deploy infantry or vehicles on a planetary surface. Spacecraft that were used by the Fallen included the Ketch which were large vessels capable of atmospheric travel.

Members

  • Riksis :
  • Draksis :
  • Aksor : an Archon Priest of the House of Wolves who was imprisoned after his clan's defeat in the Prison of Elders at the Reef until freed by the House of Winter but he was killed by Guardians sent to eliminate him.
  • Skolas : His entourage of inner circle were referred to as the Wolf Pack.
  • Taniks : a ruthless mercenary, Taniks the Scarred commanded the Ketch Wolfship Kaliks-Syn that attacked the Hellmouth on the Moon.
  • Variks :
  • Draksis : the Winter Kell was part of the House of Winter and was aboard his Ketch Kell Wintership Simiks-fel who had led countless raids against Vanguard convoys whilst being elusive to evade pursuit.
  • Fikrul :
  • Eramis :
  • The Spider :

Notes

  • The Fallen were created by Bungie as one of the antagonistic alien races in Destiny.
  • Much of the background was presented in the Grimoire Cards that were accessible from the Bungie website.

Appearances

  • Destiny:
  • Destiny 2:

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