Destiny 2 – Is this the end of the Endless Night? (Splicer Story Week 8 Recap)

We had some significant story developments this week in Season of the Splicer. Mithrax has found Quria in the Vex network and we’re on a one-way path to battle it. Osiris is acting as strange as ever and Lakshmi offers an apology and the End of the Endless Night could be in sight.

First up this week, as always we check in with Mithrax, who’s got some news about the location of Quria.

There’s a warning there from Mithrax about ‘The Light is fading…’ which leads us through the Override activity and then the final Corrupted Expunge. Osiris has some interesting comments for us.

Osiris saying ‘I will not underestimate you again…’ is very shifty, especially given the ongoing speculation he could be Savthun’s puppet (or perhaps Savathun herself).

On completing the Corrupted Expunge, the path is clear to Quria. The new Delphi mission opens up, which is a combination of parts of the other Expunge missions, with Quria battle at the end.

The Guardians are quick to want to celebrate, but I am not sure Quria is dead. Well, it looked like it but the battle was pretty easy, and perhaps the Taken Vex Mind made its escape. Looking at the death animation of Quria, it almost looks like an escape rather than death. We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the coming weeks. I don’t think this is over just yet, given we have one more lore page to collect.

Next up, we go and have a chat with Ikora who has news on the Endless Night, the role of the Splicer and also what Osiris is up to.

After speaking to Ikora we’re directed to speak to Lakshmi-2, who offers some praise for our recent actions.

Finally we chat to Mithrax, who’s very optimistic about the future.

We also have a new lore page this week from the Beneath the Endless Night lore book, and this one is titled IX Prediction.

Beneath the Endless Night IX Prediction

In the days that followed Quria’s defeat, the sky lightened, and so did the City’s mood as the Endless Night began to slowly lift.

Lakshmi-2 stood high on the City walls, watching adventurous citizens mingle with the Eliksni. She focused her attention on an Eliksni peddler, who had fashioned several small robots from discarded scrap. A small gaggle of children stood across the way, clearly interested in the robots as they moved aimlessly, but too frightened to approach. Lakshmi knew that the peddler would sell one of the robots, but none of the scrap, and end the day discouraged.

It’s a bright new day, she thought.

“It’s a bright new day,” a deep voice called out. Lakshmi turned to see the former Warlock Osiris striding along the wall toward her.

“What a strange choice of words,” Lakshmi answered. “The Darkness is closer than ever.” And in the darkness, it’s sometimes difficult to tell friend from foe. She remembered this conversation from her time in the Device. Many of the potential futures it showed her led to this moment. Osiris was growing predictable.

“It is,” Osiris said. “And in the darkness, it’s hard to tell friend from foe.”

Lakshmi smiled inwardly. They were still well within the standard deviation. “I’m surprised to hear you say that, Osiris. You are normally blessed with such uncommon clarity.”

“My perspective has changed since I lost the Light,” Osiris began slowly. “Time is suddenly finite. It makes everything seem more… changeable. And if my perception can change, perhaps my enemies can as well.”

“The folly of mortality.” Lakshmi gestured to the scene below. “Those people could never understand time as we do, Osiris. You’ve peered behind the veil. You’ve seen the Vex simulations stretching endlessly. You understand that history is changeable… but also inevitable.”

“I used to be certain of that,” he agreed. “But now I have to wonder, if history is inevitable, why am I constantly surprised?”

Lakshmi chuckled. She had heard his comment before, of course, but her premonition had not adequately conveyed his fatuousness.

“And what do you think, Osiris? Will this bright new day last?” She nodded toward the Eliksni settlement. “Are we meant to share the Light with the Fallen?”

As if you would know, she thought. You no longer deal in predictions.

“I’ve given up on prediction, Lakshmi. I put my fate in the hands of the Traveler now more than ever before.” He gave her a sidelong glance. “And what do you say? Is this a new dawn?”

Lakshmi recalled the vision she had so fervently sought within the Device. The realization of her righteous victory over the Eliksni—historical and preordained all at once. Her life’s work, crawling minute by minute from the future into the present.

“No,” she replied. “This is just a flash of lightning before the coming storm.”

Great stuff there from the Lore and hints that Lakshmi knows more than she’s letting on. I don’t think this is the end of the story. I think we may have a few weeks break, we have Solstice of Heroes coming next Tuesday for a few weeks, and then the Epilogue starting on August 10. I believe there’s a sting in the tail to the season, given we have more lore to find.

I put out a video recently about how to get the Splicer title, and in the last 24 hours I’ve had lots of questions about how to find the final page and complete the lore. I don’t know for sure, but I do think we have one final battle to close out the season, and then we’ll get the lore and complete that splicer title. I do appreciate all the questions in the comments, please keep them coming!

Let me know down in the comments what you think of the latest story developments. Do you think we’ve killed Quria, and what does this mean for the Endless Night and the Dreaming City? Try and avoid datamined spoilers if you can, let’s keep it to what’s in the game.

That’s it for this recap of the Splicer Story Week 8 developments.