“With the Pyramids and Xivu Arath destabilizing the system, Empress Caiatl, leader of the Cabal and daughter of Calus, seeks an alliance. But when she demands more than Zavala can offer, negotiations collapse, and Guardians became the tip of the spear that struck against her war council. During the course of the growing conflict, Guardians defeated Caiatl’s champions through their Rite of Proving, forcing back the Cabal from Nessus, the Cosmodrome, and Europa. An armistice was eventually settled after Zavala’s Chosen defeated Caiatl’s final champion in the Proving Grounds.
A distress signal near Reef territory was investigated by a group of Guardians, leading them to an abandoned Derelict called the Glykon. Although the distress signal was sent out by a trapped Guardian, the signal itself was that of a Loyalist to Calus, the former Cabal Emperor, causing Empress Caiatl to also investigate the situation. Both Osiris and Caiatl managed the operation, Caiatl allowing the Guardians to continue the recovery op for the lost Guardian. Unfortunately, the Guardian was found dead. Within the vessel, the team uncovered dark ether signatures, tainted Scorn, remnants of the darkness, and later the old Crown of Sorrow.
During this season, Guardians partook in the second year of Guardian Games.”