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.
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.
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.
The Guardian prevents the Hive from completing a ritual to drain the Traveler of its Light, and the Exo Stranger invites the Guardian to visit Venus.
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.
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.
Queen Mara Sov unleashes the Harbingers, devastating the Hive fleet, but Oryx's Dreadnaught retaliates, wiping out the Awoken fleet and killing Queen Mara Sov.
The Guardian disables the Dreadnaught's weapon and creates a Transmat zone.
They imprison the Traveler in a cage, cutting off all Guardians from the Light, and they kidnap the Speaker
The Guardian defeats Ghaul in combat, but Ghaul grows into an enormous Light-filled creature. The Traveler awakens, destroying Ghaul and sending a pulse of Light across the galaxy. At the edge of the galaxy, a fleet of Pyramids awaken.
Panoptes, Infinite Mind, finds Osiris. Osiris tries to save his Ghost, Sagira, but she is damaged in the process. Ikora enlists the Guardian's help to find out what happened.
Ana Bray tries to find a way to communicate with Rasputin.
Responding to a request from Petra Venj, Cayde-6 and the Guardian go to the Reef to help contain a prison break in the Prison of Elders. Cayde-6 tries to stop Prince Uldren's escape, but is killed by Uldren and his Barons.
Believing he is helping Queen Mara Sov, Uldren uses a shard of the Traveler to unlock a portal, releasing the Voice of Riven, which consumes Uldren.
It is revealed that Riven, the Last Ahamkara, has been Taken, and was manipulating Uldren into arranging her escape.
They reveal that Ada-1 was the daughter of the Black Armory's founder, Henriette.
She tells the Drifter that this is what he needs to see.
A Pyramid, buried on the Moon, begins creating unstoppable nightmares.