Ikora Rey

Ikora looks at me with one of those looks that—you know sometimes you talk to Ikora and you just think, wow, you are not even using a fraction of your brain on me, are you? One of those looks.“—Cayde-6 


I trained under Ikora for years and as her personal apprentice I came to have a great respect for her. She taught me a great deal about what it meant to be a warlock, we weren’t just  scholars who hid in out books, we where warriors in the pursuit of further understanding, constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge, even into dangerous territory. She started her career as an iconoclastic Guardian, with a reputation for being outspoken and impatient with the dogma of her peers. She had a very colorful life on the battlefield, whether fighting in the Cruisible or doing solo missions and getting shot down repeatedly, surviving against all odds. Her experience gave her a wealth of knowledge and newfound respect among her fellow Warlocks. Ikora wasn’t always a Vanguard, her mentor before her was Osiris.

“Osiris knew things he couldn’t back. Must’ve driven him mad.” -Ikora

Osiris was a well respected warlock, he had also served as the Speaker’s apprentice for a time. However, his desire for truth about the purpose of Guardians and the nature of darkness drove him to madness. His theories were not only considered borderline blasphemous, but he was also diverting Guardians and resources away from protecting the City, towards chasing legends and rumors, such as the Vault of Glass, eventually leading a fireteam to their deaths within the vault. His obsession with the nature of the Darkness and misuse of resources eventually drove the Speaker to exile him, as the Speaker believed he had become as obsessed with the Vex. His obsession with the nature of the Darkness and misuse of resources eventually drove the Speaker to exile him, as the Speaker believed he had become as obsessed with the Vex. He is described as having a cult of personality, and has a number of disciples, who ran experiments on the light. Osiris seems to have vanished, even from those who follow him, some claiming that he is at once “alive and dead.”

“It was through these experiments that Osiris perfected the art of Sunsinger, using the raw power of the sun for resurrection.” -histories of the Vanguard 89:1 

This lesson was one thing I never heard the end of, we seek out knowledge of the world around us for understanding, not to change it. My curiosity would always get the better of me and I found myself asking of Osiris more and more often, her always turning me away out of fear I would fallow in his footsteps, but Im interest in the topic lead to my natural skill progression in mastering that of the Sunsinger.

As a Sunsinger, you are a child of the sun, gifted with the ability to restore and take life.“—Ikora

Being able to resurrect myself without the aid of my Ghost is, or was amazing, to come back screaming and fly on wings of fire from the sun itself! Unfortunately the Warlock order declared the act a ” wrongful and excessive use of the Travler’s light, as the Light is meant to aid us in battle agents our enemies and it is the Ghost porpoise to bring us back.” As a result of this the title os Sunsinger was abandoned, Dawnblade now in its place. Wielding a flaming sword and raining down flames was not as satisfying to me, there for I took up the study of Voidwalker, just like my mentor Ikoa.

“Do I scare you Guardian?” -Ikora 


Ikoa's teachings

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