Who we were and what happened to us?

Who were we before the opening events of Destiny year 1 and what happened to us? I was just thinking and wondering, were we rookie guardians that died at Twilight Gap or did we die just before those opening events? Maybe I missed something.

We died before those opening events. Twilight Gap was fought at the City and the Cosmodrome is far from the City; and the TTK opening cinematic Ghost mentions spending centuries searching for us before finding us, so there’s that. Shin was a rare occurrence, so it probably takes death to reveal our Light to our “ghosts”.

Ah thanks…now that I think about it we were revived by the Cosmodrome far away from the city.

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