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


After the Skyburners 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 to destroy the Dreadnaught's core.[2]

Ta'aun returned as a Taken by the name "Ta'aun, Hand of Oryx" and fought Guardians in Oryx's defense.[3]

As Ta'aun, Hand of Oryx, he tried fighting off a team of Guardians along with Baxx, Hand of Oryx at the Oversoul Throne, but failed as Eris Morn teleported the team of Guardians out of the area.[4]

Ta'aun was last seen on the Dreadnaught, after a team of Guardians wiped out the Taken in the area. A projection of Oryx then came and taunted the team of Guardians, mocking them that they "were the last hope of the Light" and they were not worthy of facing him. After mocking the Guardians, the Rupture opened, with Ta'aun emerging first, with Baxx following shortly after. Despite their efforts, the Guardians killed both Baxx and Ta'aun, ending their existence forever.[5]


  1. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingEnemy of My Enemy. Activision.
  2. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingShield Brothers. Activision.
  3. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingRegicide. Activision.
  4. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingLast Rites. Activision.
  5. Bungie (2015) DestinyThe Taken KingRegicide. Activision.