The Timeline aims to organise significant events into different eras.
The Books of Sorrow describe the rise of Oryx, and the creation of the Hive.
The crew of Ares One make first contact with the Traveler
"Human lifespan tripled. It was a time of miracles."
– The Speaker
Most of the Warminds are destroyed in the process.
Rasputin disappears, defeated but not destroyed by the Darkness.
The last survivors of humanity live in small towns hidden from the invaders, or in the ruins of Golden Age cities.
Many wander the land, hoping for some truth in the rumour that there is a last refuge beneath the Traveler.
The first battle in the history of the City, leading to the raising of the walls.
The Ahamkara are wiped out under orders from the City.
Queen Mara Sov ambushes the Fallen House of Wolves on their way to the Battle of Twilight Gap, leading to the start of the Reef Wars.
See also The Maraid.
The Fallen houses of Kings, Devils and Winter unite, leading to the second great battle in the history of the City.
The Fallen are defeated, but at great cost to the Vanguard.
The Awoken are victorious. Variks the Loyal declares Queen Mara Sov to be the new Kell of Wolves.
Eriana-3 and Eris Morn form a fireteam to kill Crota. They are unsuccessful.
The reactivation of a Golden Age communications array causes Rasputin to make his existence known, seizing control of the array and of Warsats throughout the system.
After many cycles spent hiding in the Hellmouth, Eris Morn returns with warnings of the return of Crota, and a plan that would allow others to succeed where her fireteam failed.
Eris asks Guardians to defeat the 'Fist of Crota', fearing that the Fist will summon Crota from his netherworld to Earth.
The Queen's Crows enter the Cauldron of Rhea, upsetting the Nine. The Queen gives them Skolas as a gift.
He calls himself "Kell of Kells".
In a desperate attempt to utilize Vex technology, the Wolves break into the Vault of Glass.
The uprising of the House of Wolves is ended, and the Prison of Elders is opened to Guardians.
Reef scouts are the first to become aware of the Dreadnaught's presence orbiting Saturn.