It’s a HUGE week in Destiny 2 lore this week. For weeks we’ve been speculating the source of the endless night, and this week Mithrax, Ikora, and Osiris think they have the answers. Savathun appears to be one step ahead the whole time, and it may be the Vanguard who has walked right into the trap set for them. Today I am going to go over all the latest lore included in week 6’s story developments in Season of the Splicer.
We start off speaking to Mithrax as per normal at the Splicer Servitor, but Mithrax can sense something more, something evil. Something is manipulating the Vex, and Mithrax is worried what it could be.
This week we are introduced to the Corrupted versions of the Expunge mission, and there’s some hidden text that appears.
I see you
Crawling around my domain like insects
This realm answers to only one master
You are nothing
You know nothing of power
Thrashing around like a wounded animal
Unaware that you are already dead
Your failure is written in time
Your victories are hollow things
I have seen your grave
I see you
At the end of the Expunge mission, we have the big reveal. Mithrax has found the Vex at the source of the Endless Night, it’s Quria The Dreaming Mind.
Savathun’s plan with Quria has been revealed. Saint-14 is anxious to attack, however, Ikora and Osiris want to tread with caution.
We next speak to Mithrax at the Splicer Servitor and he confirms the theories.
Savathun & Quria are the architects of the endless night. Osiris pops up unannounced on the secure comms during the chat with Mithrax and the Guardian, prompting the them to capture Quria instead of eliminating it. Mithrax thinks erradication is safer.
Next, we have a very interesting development. We speak to Ikora, who confirms she’s handing over the Last Citys records to Osiris.
If our speculation is true, then we’ve just handed all of our most valuable information and intelligence to our enemy. For more on this, check out the look into why Osiris has been acting so strange this season.
We speak to Mithrax once again who asks us to continue our Splicer training and find a way to hunt down Quria.
Quria The Dreaming Mind
Quria The Dreaming Mind was a gift to Savathun from Oryx, The Taken King. Savathun wants to use Quria to challenge the Sword Logic itself. She taught the Vex Mind Hive magic. The ultimate goal here, I think, is for Savathun to free herself of the dependency of her worm.
Upon the death of Riven, the last Ahamkara, Quria’s mastery of simulations traps the Dreaming City in a never-ending 3-week cycle tied to the death of Dûl Incaru, the Eternal Return; the cycle of the Taken curse was able to affect the whole City with the fidelity of a Vex simulation as a result of Riven feeding upon the Guardians’ collective wish to save the city.
We had some more lore revealed this week, further evidence Savanthun herself is walking the streets of the Last City.
Beneath The Endless Night VII – Ripe
I walk through the City on broken legs. I am conspicuous, but the people here grant me many affordances.
I chose this form well.
I sway and catch myself on a low stone wall. I am ready earlier than anticipated, but I must still learn the next step. I look up toward the false dusk I have hung, but it is not yet finished.
I am afraid, but it is thrilling to engage in something new after all this time, something unknown. I close my eyes tightly so they do not bulge.
The feeling passes. I open my eyes and search the faces of the people around me for familiarity. I did not mean to. I twist inwardly with disgust.
When they first reached for me, I reached back in acid mockery, and they opened themselves to me in stupid, naked innocence. I was giddy. My fingers raked their minds. I forced my will through them using only words and met no resistance. Their naiveté was beyond description, and I feasted until my eyes welled with black tears.
Now I reach as often as they do, and when they reach back, I am thankful.
I speak with them. I seek their company. Their companionship.
This is not pity, for I know pity. What is this—
I drop to both knees, clear my mouth, and vomit. The thin black fluid turns to vapor and disappears.
I clench the gangling black mass that threatens to unspool recklessly from within this shell of flesh. My new arms are too thin, too weak. My new shell still bound with thick mucus. Not yet, I say.
A moment of blackness, and then…
A man places his hands on me, on my shoulders, on my back. He asks if I am ill, and he sees my flat eyes, my teeth black with ripeness, and he prepares to scream.
I let him keep his mind. I push breath up and through my ruined mouth and speak a simple lie.
He stops, smiles, laughs. Shakes his head. He points a finger at me in mocking admonishment before walking away.
I swallow the fatty morsel of his ignorance and it gives me the strength to stand once more, cover my face, and resume my walk. I feel this form splitting beneath its wrappings, held together weakly by wet strands of sinew. And from deep inside, stirred by that latest scrap of deception, I hear the oily growl of the Worm.
Even here, basted in deception both ample and rich, the Worm cries ravenously. It has grown grotesque, skin taut, overfed, and still it howls for more. It commands me to keep it alive.
I look up, beyond the flickering net of darkness, and see what rests just beyond. Waiting for me.
The Worm roars.
Although not names, this is Savathun walking around the Last City. Could the body she refers to be Osiris? It’s been speculation up until now, however, it looks like the pieces are falling into place.
Finally this week, we had another confrontation with Lakshmi and Ikora, this time over the airwaves.
It’s a big week in the lore this week. The mysterious Endless Night has been instigated by Quria The Dreaming Mind and Savathun The Witch Queen, however, it could be Ikora has just handed over our most valuable informtion dirctly to the hands of Savathun herself. No doubt she’s going to use this information to seed more hate and fuel the division in the last city.
We’re hurtling to a violent conclusion this season, and an impending showdown with the Vanguard, the Future War Cult, all the while with Savathun stalking the city streets in her flesh puppet body.
It’s fantastic stuff, let me know down in the comments what you think of the developments.