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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
The following article/section contains spoilers.

My pupil, the next summit awaits. Are you ready to make the climb?
—Teshin

Teshin is the Conclave Master, who resides within the Conclave Hall of the Relays. He is responsible for the management of the Conclave PvP System, providing incentives through various rewards that can be earned through Conclave battles, as well as The Steel Path game mode.


Lore[]

General[]

Teshin is an individual from the Orokin era, who was one of the few who did not enter cryosleep. How he has remained alive for this long however, is unknown. He blames the fall of the Orokin on the Lotus, who led the Tenno to become complacent like oxen.

Teshin references the imminent arrival of the Sentients by insisting the Tenno use the Conclave to fight their greatest enemy, themselves, in order to grow stronger and to prepare themselves for 'horrors' beyond the Outer Terminus.

Natah[]

After the Lotus abruptly breaks off communication with the Tenno, Teshin makes contact, offering to guide the player and help them figure out why. By the time the Lotus resurfaces, the Tenno and Teshin are already hot on the trail of Tyl Regor and his excavation team.

Notably, Tyl Regor calls Teshin a "pseudo-Tenno," and implies at least some familiarity between the two.

The War Within[]

During this quest, it is revealed that Teshin is one of the Dax Soldiers, bearing the epithet "Teshin Dax", one of the mighty warrior caste created by the Orokin and used as their personal guardians. Unfortunately for him, the Elder of the Grineer Queens possesses a Kuva Scepter, marking her as a member of the Orokin Elite. As result of his Dax heritage, Teshin is mentally incapable of refusing her orders, though his loathing for the Twins is made quite clear.

In the quest, Teshin suggests that Margulis did a disservice to Tenno by concealing and erasing their past. Partly to rectify this and partly to save the player's life, Teshin guides the player's Operator (via astral projection, it is assumed) through a mountain temple on Earth, to an Orokin Yuvan Theater previously used for countless Orokin Continuity rituals. Thanks to Teshin's guidance the player's Operator regains full use of their powers, and transfers into the Kuva Fortress using their Warframe. In the ensuing battle the Queens' Guardians and Teshin are defeated, and the Elder Queen loses possession of her Scepter, freeing Teshin from her thrall.

The New War[]

As the Sentients invade the Origin System, the Tenno, forming an unlikely alliance with the Grineer and Corpus, push toward the fleet in the Veil Proxima. On the Railjack, Teshin instructs the Tenno to bring their ship close to the Sentient mothership and slingshots inside, but denies them entry due to the Orphix fields.

On board, Teshin is controlled by the player, armed with a Nikana.png Nikana Dax daishō for melee and a Orvius.png Orvius for ranged and can lasso to it for long jumps. His "abilities" allow him to channel elemental damage types into his weapons with DmgFireSmall64.png Heat, DmgColdSmall64.png Cold, and DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity to damage Sentients shielded by the same element, which also changes his stance to Mod TT 20px.png Carving Mantis, Mod TT 20px.png Crossing Snakes, and Mod TT 20px.png Swirling Tiger respectively. He has 1200 Health Points and 225 Shield Points.

Teshin drops in from the ceiling and destroys an Aerolyst. As he searches for the scattered Orphix fields, he tells Ordis that he doesn't need his help and orders him to switch off. Along the way, he discovers captured Grineer and Corpus, and later encounters a strange red projection that makes him slowly recall reprimanding the Tenno before shrugging off its effects.

After destroying all the Orphix and defeating their Typholyst guardians, Teshin chooses not to call the Tenno but instead decides to scout ahead. After making the jump, Teshin is captured and forced to don a Narmer Veil, causing him to become deluded into believing the Tenno killed his presumed lover, Valeria, while Ballas tortures the Lotus by forcing her to watch. As Teshin fights off Erra and his brainwashing, he eventually collapses and forces the veil off - possibly hinting the Operator that the device can be disabled by force. In Teshin's final moments, Erra deems him a lost cause and crushes his skull.

In the aftermath of The New War, Teshin is replaced by a gray hologram.

Angels of the Zariman[]

Teshin's swords in the Dormizone, in Void-colored unlight.

When entering the Dormizone as the Drifter, Teshin's swords will mysteriously manifest, leaned up against a closed door as they emanate with grey Void-like energy and potentially implying that he may have ultimately survived the New War.

Trivia[]

  • His voice actor is Sean Phillips.
  • His helmet makes him look similar to a Kappa, a Japanese mythological water imp with a plate full of water on the top of its head.
    • The style itself is also reminiscent of a kasa, a traditional Japanese hat commonly worn by monks and warriors.
  • Teshin is the second syndicate leader to have multiple intro voice lines, with the first being Cephalon Suda.
  • He wields a Nikana.png Nikana and a Nikana shōtō (a pairing known as a daishō), both having Ymir-Form Gemini Nikana Sheaths. He is also able to call his blades to his hands in the event he is disarmed as indicated in The War Within.
    • Following Update 23.0 (2018-06-15), his sheathes have been replaced by Nikana Dax Skin. However he still erroneously uses Ymir-Form Gemini in some The War Within cutscenes.
  • Teshin is likely derived from Deshin Shekpa, the 5th head of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • During Tennocon 2021 it was revealed that Teshin will be one of three playable characters in the next phase of The New War.
  • Tyl Regor once referred to Teshin as a "pseudo-Tenno", though there is no visible connection between the two.
  • Although this might not be a bug, but when replaying The War Within quest, Teshin no longer had his Dax Syandana and waistband.

Media[]

Patch History[]

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed a typo in a Daily Tribute message from Teshin.

Hotfix 29.3.2 (2020-11-05)

  • Increased resolution of Teshin's textures (because you know he's handsome).

Update 19.6 (2017-01-11)

  • Teshin’s Conclave Affinity Inbox message will no longer open automatically. This was resulting in Conclave Affinity being claimed and lost if you were maxed out.

See Also[]

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