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Primus Ta'aun, later known as Ta'aun, Hand of Oryx, was the leader of the Skyburners legion of the Cabal stationed on Phobos.


After the Skyburner's base was destroyed, Primus Ta'aun rammed the Skyburners ship Dantalion Exodus VI into Oryx's Dreadnaught. Ta'aun then led an attack to seize a Hive portal, but was taken by Oryx.[1]

Tau'un's "death" enraged his two brothers and former bodyguards Valus Mau'ual and Valus Tlu'urn. In an act of revenge, they led a strike team in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the Dreadnaught's core.[2]

Ta'aun returned as a Taken by the name "Ta'aun, Hand of Oryx" when a Guardian ventured into the Oversoul Throne and attempted to gather some of Crota's death essence into stolen crystal shard. He and Baxx, Hand of Oryx attempted to fight off the Guardian, but the Guardian escaped.[3]

When the Guardian entered the Ascendant Realm on the Dreadnaught intending to kill Oryx, Ta'aun once again appeared with Baxx and attacked the Guardian. Both Baxx and Ta'aun were killed by the Guardian.[4]



  1. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingEnemy of My Enemy. Activision.
  2. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingShield Brothers. Activision.
  3. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingLast Rites. Activision.
  4. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingRegicide. Activision.
  5. Twitter "Mark Noseworthy tweet". Retrieved August 22, 2017.