— A Guardian, once the Warlock Vanguard, whose divisive beliefs led him to leave the City in exile.

Osiris was resurrected in the Dark Age.1 At some point, he began studying under the Iron Lords, namely Lord Felwinter.2 On Felwinter’s advice, Osiris travelled to what would become the Last City in search of answers regarding the Traveler.3 There, he met Saint-14, whom he would eventually become romantically involved with.34

Osiris fought alongside the Titans at the Battle of Six Fronts, after which Saint-14 recommended that Osiris be appointed as Vanguard Commander.5 Before his banishment, Osiris also mentored Ikora Rey.6

While Vanguard, Osiris grew tired of his role and began to question the motives of the Traveler.78 He became fascinated by the nature of the Darkness and pursued a number of controversial avenues to further his understanding, including Ahamkara-lore and thanatonautics. He was especially interested in understanding Oryx and the Vex.79

Osiris quickly became a popular, if unwilling, figure, with many Guardians and City-goers alike sharing his opinions on the Speaker and the Traveler.7 The Followers of Osiris grew around what Osiris viewed as a misinterpretation of his teachings.10 However, as Osiris continued to entertain them, their numbers increased. The popularity of his “forbidden truths” only grew with the publication of the Prophecies of Osiris.10

His questioning of the Speaker and the Traveler was considered disloyal, and the sway that he held over Guardians was considered dangerous, as was the divisiveness of his beliefs.7 Osiris was exiled by the Speaker, a decision backed by the other members of the Consensus, though he left the City willingly.1112 Osiris’ prophecies were deemed unsafe; the Speaker ordered Rey burn them, though she refused to do so, instead moving them to her private collection.13 After his exile, Osiris retreated to Mercury in order to study the Infinite Forest.6

Osiris left behind a number of adherents who remain loyal to him.14

After the release of Skolas, two Guardians visited the Queen of the Reef and asked for aid in defeating Oryx. It is believed that these Guardians were Eris Morn and Osiris, but this has not been confirmed.15

Some time after the end of the Red War, Osiris was discovered by the Vex while exploring a simulation of the Vault of Glass.16 He flung his Ghost, Sagira, through a Vex portal to try and guarantee her escape. Sagira was injured by a Vex rifle, rendering her inoperable; a member of Ikora’s Hidden discovered her on Mercury and returned her to the Tower.16 After Sagira’s restoration and Panoptes’ defeat, Osiris was reunited with his Ghost, and they returned to the Forest.17

One of Osiris' followers, Brother Vance, was stationed in the Lighthouse on Mercury, along with several other cultists, prior to the planet being consumed by Darkness.1618

After returning to the Infinite Forest, Osiris began work on the Sundial: a device that would allow him to traverse the Forest rapidly, find the point of Saint-14’s death at the hands of the Vex, and prevent it from ever happening.19 The device did not work, despite Osiris’ best attempts; he shut it down and hid it.19 Shortly after the slaying of the Undying Mind, Psions uncovered the Sundial and attempted to use it to revert to the Red War.2021 Osiris used the opportunity to teach the Guardian how to use the Sundial, saving Saint-14 and thwarting the plans of the Psions.2223

Having successfully returned Saint to life, Osiris left his partner in charge of the Trials of Osiris and went to speak to Rasputin.24 Rasputin directed him to the outer edge of the solar system, where he found a strange seed.25 Queen Mara Sov then sent Osiris a message instructing him to plant the seed.26

After the Traveler reawoke, Osiris investigated the planets that the Darkness engulfed.4 Finding nothing significant, he turned his search to Hive signals — strange monoliths that had grown in the Tangled Shore. This was a trap from the Hive goddess of war, Xivu Arath; when Osiris' investigations led him to the remains of Crota's brood deep within the Moon, Xivu struck.27 Osiris would have died, but Sagira sacrificed herself to save his life.2728

Savathûn’s Deception

Soon after Sagira’s death, Savathûn began impersonating Osiris.29 During this time, Osiris was partially aware of Savathûn’s actions but was unable to warn anyone of the deception.30

Under the guise of a grieving Osiris, Savathûn continued hunting the High Celebrant of Xivu Arath.2831 Zavala sent the Guardian to recover Osiris, which led to the Guardian encountering the Crow for the first time.31 A disguised Savathûn assisted Crow and the Guardian with eliminating the High Celebrant; she also served as a mentor figure to Crow.3233

Unaware of Savathûn’s deception, Ikora became concerned for Osiris’ health and asked that Zavala take him on as an advisor.34

In this capacity, Savathûn accompanied Zavala to a meeting with Caiatl, who sought to ally the Cabal with the City after the fall of her homeworld Torobatl; Savathûn advised Zavala against such an alliance.35 In response, Caiatl launched an incursion in Sol.36 Savathûn oversaw the Guardian’s destruction of Caiatl’s War Council alongside Zavala and Lord Saladin.3637

As Osiris, Savathûn also advised the Guardian as they boarded the Glykon in search of a missing Guardian.38 After the Guardian discovered the Crown of Sorrow, she expressed a desire for it to be recovered from the ship, despite Caiatl’s protests that it be destroyed.39

When the Endless Night first engulfed the City, Savathûn was among those who recommended seeking out the Sacred Splicer Mithrax.40 With Mithrax, she utilized her disguise in order to oversee the Guardian’s incursions into the Vex network.41 She also helped the Guardian to find and destroy Quria, ending the Endless Night.42

During the Endless Night, Savathûn became involved in Lakshmi’s plan to overthrow the Vanguard.434445 She also attempted to find the Cabal Light suppressor that had been used on Zavala’s Ghost.46 When the Vex attacked Botza, Savathûn left the City.47

Shortly after Quria’s defeat, Ikora issued a warrant for Osiris’ arrest, citing a belief that he had been involved in Lakshmi-2’s attack on the Eliksni.29 Saint-14 and the Guardian travelled to the Dreaming City to collect him, where they found him with Mara Sov. Savathûn then transformed into a crystalized cocoon, revealing that she had taken control of Osiris months ago. However, she assured the Guardian that she would relinquish control of Osiris in exchange for assistance with removing her Worm.2948

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10: War Stories
11: Breathe
12: Margins Part I
13: Margins Part II
16: Politics
17: Transient
19: Reunion
4: Moths to Flame Part I
5: Moths to Flame Part II
6: Foundations Part I
7: Foundations Part II
8: Observer Effect
9: Thin
Aeon Swift
A Matter of Distrust
Arrow of Time
A Shadow's Worth
Boots of the Assembler
Caiatl I
Chapter 2 – Postexilic
Chapter 3 – The Cult of Personality
Chapter 4 - Reflections
Chapter 5 – [Ambition]
Chapter 7 - Nyctalopia
Chapter 8 - Idolatry
Chrysura Melo
Color of Speed
Contingency Plans
Curse of Foresight
Deafening Whisper
District 125
Empty Vessel
Epochal Integration
Eris I
Eris II
Exile's Curse
Falcon's Chase
Future Safe 10
Garden Progeny 1
Gensym Scribe
Hierarchy of Needs
Horus Shell
Hushed Syrinx
Hyperborean Pinion
Igneous Hammer
Igneous Hammer (Adept)
II - Devotion
III. Heart-Truth
III - Risen from Bones
II. Theory
II - The Pigeon and the Splicer
Infinite Paths 8
In Memoriam Shell
Iron Forerunner Helm
Iron Forerunner Hood
Iron Forerunner Mask
IV. Guardian Angels
Jack Queen King 3
Job Undone
Judgment of Kelgorath
Legacy's Oath Mark
Loreley Splendor Helm
Machina Dei 4
Mask of the Quiet One
Never Live It Down
Null Calamity 9
Opulent Stalker Vest
Osiris I
Paradigm Shift
Perfect Paradox
Phobos Warden Gauntlets
Phobos Warden Gloves
Phobos Warden Grasps
Pyrrhic Ascent Gauntlets
Pyrrhic Ascent Helm
Reed's Regret
Restless Shell
Ronin Shell
Sagira's Shell
Sails of Osiris
Saint-14's Gray Pigeon
Saint's Vocation
Scalar Potential
Second Chance
Semitone Shift
Sol Pariah 6
Star Jasmine
Targeted Redaction
The Bombardiers
The Call
The Comedian
The Conqueror 2
The Lantern of Osiris
The Unclaimed Lightbearer
TM-Cogburn Custom Cover
TM-Earp Custom Hood
TM-Moss Custom Hat
To Ikora Rey
Tomb Rider
To Osiris
Tradition Is Bigger Than You
Traveler's Judgment 5
Tusked Allegiance Plate
Tusked Allegiance Robes
Tusked Allegiance Vest
Tyrannocide I
Unexpected Resurgence
Techeun's Regalia Gauntlets
Techeun's Regalia Gloves
Techeun's Regalia Grips
Veiled Threat
Vigilance Wing
VI. Vertigo
V - Wick Burnt Black
Warmind's Avatar Bond
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Warmind's Avatar Cloak
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Warmind's Avatar Gloves
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Warmind's Avatar Helm
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Warmind's Avatar Legplates
Warmind's Avatar Mark
Warmind's Avatar Mask
Warmind's Avatar Pants
Warmind's Avatar Robes
Warmind's Avatar Vambraces
Warmind's Avatar Vest
West of Sunfall 7
Wild Hunt Helm
Wild Hunt Mask
Wild Hunt Vest
Winds of Change
Winner Take All
Wrap Speed
Wyrmguard Boots
Wyrmguard Greaves
Wyrmguard Strides


2016.12.30 — Osiris

Join Baxter and Purple Chimera as they discuss Osiris, the exiled Warlock Vanguard.