The moon once stood as testament to mankind’s technology and exploration but now stands as a reminder of their loss. The cracks and crevasses of the lunar surface is home to the Hive, breading cesspools of unimaginable evil. Humans did not concede the loss of the moon lightly and sought to reclaim it. Thousands of guardians were sent to assault the Hive fortress and thousands were lost.
They encountered a seemingly invincible Hive champion, he appeared as part of different class of Hive, a titanic god-Knight, superior in every way. He towered over Guardians, over Thrall, Ogres could not even match his size. Thrall poured from the cracks of the moon but skirted around their Hive champion, as if… scared of their own leader. He wielded an ancient weapon, unfamiliar to the guardians, an ascendant sword. “The sword binds wielder to victim. It binds life to death. And when the binding is done—the sword remembers. The sword goes on, hungrier and sharper. This is the world the Hive craves: a universe creased by the edge of the sharpest sword.”- Ascendant sword. The sword could swallow the light, leaving nothing left, nothing that could be revived, nothing that could saved. The monster’s name was Crota, he impaled guardians on his sword, and lifted them to his face, watching the light slowly drain whilst relishing it. The assault failed and the moon was lost once again, this was to be known as the Great Disaster.
One of the survivors, was an Exo Warlock named Eriana-3, a member of the Praxic Order. Praxic Warlocks suggest that
“we should stop worrying about the nature of the Darkness and focus on resisting and defeating it” – The Darkness.
This is unique for a Warlock, as Warlocks fight an internal war, a war to discover the truth. The Praxic Order seek action and deviate from the role of the scholar, however Eriana-3 needs answers and seeks to discover the true source of Crota’s power.
Putting aside her differences she visits Ikora Rey, Warlock Vanguard and leader of a secrete group known as the Hidden. Agents of the hidden
“are tasked with silently infiltrating enemy strongholds and gathering vital intel for the Warlocks.”- Eris Morn.
Ikora Rey introduces Eriana-3 to one of her greatest informants, Eris Morn. Eris Morn was not only skilled in espionage but was battle proven, she had been on the wall at the Battle of Twilight Gap, she was there to save the city once, repelling the Fallen and she would be there again, now repelling the Hive.
Despite their combined efforts, the problem could not be solved, the Hive champion possessed unspeakable power and seemed invincible in their reality. In desperation and against their better judgment, they sought forbidden knowledge, ancient knowledge of the Hive, risking insanity… they sought Toland. Toland, the Shattered, the exiled Warlock.
Toland was a shadow, nothing but myth quietly spoken amongst guardians, however his legacy remains and Ikora Rey encourages Eris and Eriana to follow the trail. The duo discover Toland’s journal, a manuscript sought by many Warlocks for many years, thought to contain Toland’s obsessions with the Traveler and the secretes of the Hive. His journal reveals a weapon pattern created by Toland in his madness. Lacking any further leads, Eris and Eriana take the pattern to the tower Gunsmith, maybe creating this weapon will lead them to Toland.
The Gunsmith explains the pattern is far beyond his own skills set and contains symbols and algorithms unknown to him, the only being selling weapons this powerful, is Xur, Agent of the Nine. Xur, with little warning or disclaimers, Xur infuses the weapon frame with darkness. Holding the frame begins to feel odd, draining. Eris is forced to her knees under the weight. The light in her ghost begins to flicker.
To complete the weapon, it needs to feed, it needs the light of guardians to become stable. Eriana-3, like all Warlocks, is more familiar with the feeling of darkness and could bare the weight, she takes the weapon frame to the feeding grounds, the Crucible. Many guardians fell to Eriana in the crucible and she begins to feel the weight of the frame increasing, she begins to bath in its power. The frame begins to tremble, then silence… a small skull materialises on the front of the weapon and pale green glow emanates from its core.
Eris speaks to Eriana, “this is not good, this weapon is evil… “ and as if from nowhere, a soft but firm voice speaks from behind them, hidden in the shadows “well that was unexpected, never thought a guardian could create my masterpiece, you have my attention, what do you need?”. Toland could not resist, drawn to his own weapon, his creation, he became found.
Toland tells them that
“Crota’s presence in our world is but a shadow. That his true power resides in a netherworld forged by his will. We must pass through a keyhole between realities, navigate the seething midnight of Crota’s world-mind, and overthrow the ascendant champions that gather to his throne.”- Crota’s End.
However, there are more pressing matters to attend to, the disciples of Crota, The Hand, The Eyes and The Heart and Omnigul, Mother of all Spawn are attempting to summon Crota from his Netherworld, if this happens his true power will eventuate and Earth will be lost.
Eris, Eriana-3 and Toland assemble a team and add the Hunters Omar Agah, Sai Mota plus the Titan Vell Tarlowe to the fireteam. Their mission, destroy Omnigul and the disciples and prevent Crota from being summoned from his Netherworld, then pass through the light and enter Crota’s reality, to finish it once and for all.
The team travel to the lunar Hive fortress and attempt to enter the Temple of Crota, as the seal is broken, hordes of thrall pour out of the crack, hacking and slashing their way towards the guardians. They were prepared for such tactics and were not concerned, however what happened next caught them by surprise. A witch named Vurok lied in ambush, the thrall served as perfect distraction, and in the chaos she claimed Vell, pulling the light from his body. Vell slumped to the ground, life less. Vurok, was clever and quickly retreated now that she did no possess the element of surprise.
The fate of Earth now rested in the hands of only 5 guardians. The team pushed on with the objective and in the dark depths of Hive labyrinths, they became disorientated, crushed under the weight of darkness. Eriana-3 and the Hunter Sai are separated from the group. And whether fate or misfortune they hear the screams of the Hand of Crota. Toland had warned them of Crota’s disciples, portions of himself, essential for the summoning rituals. Without back up and their light beginning to fade- Hand of Crota, they choose to seize the opportunity, destroy the Hand of Crota before it was too late. Without hesitation, Sai draws her knives and proclaims they are eager for another dance, attacking head on. They were grossly mistaken, they were no match for the Hive champion, Sai’s limp body is quickly claimed by thrall, mauled into the tunnels. Eriana-3 helplessly retreats.
Her heart pounds as she retreats, weaving through tunnels, hoping not to make the wrong turn, Eriana sees Toland, by himself, babbling. She approaches,
“Eriana! Let’s sing. Sing with me. No, no, you rattling machine, not yet, it’s too soon: we don’t know the words. We’ll learn the song down there. We can learn it from Her. She comes up from the deep dark places where the greater Hive await to sing it to us, and here’s a puzzle for you— The song is death. To hear it is to die. To know the words is mortal. Oh, good point, Eriana, death is just a word, isn’t it? What if She could invoke the ending of anything? How, then, would She know the song, and sing it, without Herself dying? Perhaps they know a way to make themselves part of the song, part of something vast.”- Ir Yut, the deathsinger.
Eriana, thinks to herself, Toland has gone mad, he is trying to learn the song of Ir Yut, the Deathsinger, he seeks immortality through the secrets of the song or does seek to use it as a weapon… Was this his plan all along, did he only agree on this quest to seek out the Deathsinger?
Eriana-3 wastes no more time with Toland and seeks to escape the tunnels. But it is too late, her pace begins to slow, she becomes fatigued, heavy, every step has the weight of lead, she can hear the thrall echoing in the tunnels from every direction, she cannot escape them, she turns to fight, but there is too many. They consume her but not before she activates radiance and
“in that last moment she seemed as wholly luminescent as the Sun and many wish to be so brave.”- Heart of Praxic Fire.
Meanwhile, Eris has also become lost, she begins to fear for Omar, he has not been seen for some time and she thought him dead until she heard the screams.
“She followed them down to the darkest night of the cabins below what she saw, she witnessed all will fear, the villainy on the hive on full display among a sea of cocoons and surrounded by thousands more freshly spawned hordes, the heart of crota held Omar’s broken body in a vice of bone and pain. She was peeling the light from his body, tendrils of luminous tore away like flesh, with every strand Omar’s scream cut the dark and was met with chittering chorus from the unborn. She could not say if they were feeding off the light itself or the pain but she guessed both, somehow both.”- Heart of Crota.
The mission is a failure, Toland is never to be seen again and Eris Morn thought dead. However, Eris was not killed and before becoming separated from the group Toland imparted some of his forbidden knowledge. He teaches Eris a technique that should only be used when all is lost, he shows her how to use the remainder of her dying light as a weapon- Eyes of Crota. In her last moments, Eris releases the light, succumbs to the darkness but grants herself the ability to survive, she grants the ability to see in the dark to navigate the tunnels of the Hive fortress with ease. There Eris remains, there she waits, an agent of the Hidden, gathering intel…
Vex gate network and Hive netherworld
“why do you hold the secrets like weapons to dam us all and Tolans is like ah ha ” yes they are weapons but I can also show you how to use them against the Hive and at this stage Toland actually teaches Eris to stay hidden amongst the Hive and potentially see in the Dark which I will go a little bit onto later.
We’re not quite sure whether Toland actually dies and we hope that he comes back because he’s such a interesting character but that is where he leaves us and is thought he died trying to learn the Deathsinger song but if he didn’t die there cuz you always had a trick up his sleeve we are hoping to see him later in Destiny. Toland was initially banished for sought of dabbling in this hive black magic and he actually past some of that knowledge on to you Eris, so she’s the sole survivor in the lunar fortress of the hive and she learns how to see in the Dark. she says
“an eye for an eye you see they took one but I took three”
and that is why Eris has three eyes one is for seeing in the darkness and at the same time she also lost her ghost and similar to Toland she descending into a little bit of darkness and madness which is why someone other vendors in the Tower do not like a in particular the Speaker and also the Titan Vanguard.
Eris says cursed to live so I chose a Cursed path was a punishing myself maybe perhaps so she chose to stay hidden amongst the hive and why you ask because she was gathering Intel for an organization called the Hidden. The Hidden is amongst the Warlocks and headed by the Warlock chief herself, Ikora Reyand their job is gather Intel and report back which is now while we have seen a reemergence of Eris and she returns to the tower to say Omnigul is still out there cuz we fucked up the first time and she’s preparing to summon Crota. We better do something about it. Eris also hints at the speaker having a secret weather makes him a goodie or a baddie we are not quite sure yet but Eris says
“ever wonder what’s behind the speaker’s mask perhaps I will tell you.”
That also implies that either knows the secret because she’s part of the Hidden or that she gives off every fortune teller vibe she is transcended to some degree but is also a good transcendence like she’s got some Darkness within her coz she lost her light and she lost her ghost but the same time she got these other powers that she manipulated from the hive. Now whether Eris is a warlock, hunter or titan is somewhat debated the obvious choice would be a warlock because she’s holding these glowing ball but in fact I think that is more to do with her learning the dark arts of the hive and that is what she has a great glowing ball. Now Toland in conversation with Eris and Omar and Omar is a hunter and which part of the six guardians that went out to destroy Crota and Omnigul says “you hunters” i.e. he refers toris as a hunter and that would suit her items that she’s wearing in the tower because she has a chest piece and a hood that replicates what a Titan would wear did I say Titan, I meant a Hunter, that is what a Hunter would wear a cloak and that chest piece. Now that you know Eris’s back story the missions and strikes should make a lot more sense the Omnigual strike is obviously that you need to kill Omnigual to prevent her from summoning Crota back to the moon and destroying everything. It would make more sense though for Omnigual in the mission the Wakening, so when you get to the end of the mission the Wakening there is Crota’s soul, and there are Wizards around it trying to summon Crota that’s where Omnigual technically should placed but obviously they wanted divide that because they wanted to give you a strike mission that involved Omnigul When defeat Crota’s soul in the Wakening mission, what you’ve done is prevented the Wizards from summoning Crota from is Netherworld back to the moon and potentially avoided him destroying everything you then go one step further in the Raid you bring it to Crota, you bring the fight to him and you into his netherworld and you can see these teleportation happen. so at the very beginning on the right you jump into the hell mouth When you complete the first lamp section you find you exit all this Darkness, you are no longer in some massive cave your out in the open and that is because you have been teleported to where Crota chills out and you are bringing the fight to him. You push forward with the six new guardian champions as you complete this Raid And you have already surprised Eris’s team, you have already killed Omnigual and prevented her from soming crota to the moon and further establishing the hive base there and now you are in his netherworld and going Add to dictionary fortress. Eventually your team will reach Crota in his throne room and you find another summoning crystal. Now I think this is like the netherworlds summing crystals that there was someone in Crystal on the moon in the wakening and this is like the opposite summoning crystal so this is what I think Crota would pass through if they were successful in summoning him and so you white for him to show his true form in his own home world and here he is now the final boss the battle of the raid. With some perseverance you’ll defeat Crota and stand triumphantly amongst your champion guardians in his throne room and you will have avenged all the Guardians that a failed before you and have died on cried as blade. This is Myelin Games and that was a story on heiress the ill-fated raid team Crota and of course you, my number one question is a wonder whether Tolland the Shattered will re-emergent some point in Destiny’s life, I really hope so Make sure you leave a comment below with your favorite part of this story and also give me some feedback whether you want to continue to see this kind of videos I really enjoy it I hope you dogged it to. This is myelin games PEACE!