Destiny 2 Dark Subclass

Dark Subclass

Mystery

When viewed as he truly was, not as he is imagined, we challenge the known mythologized depiction of the man who was Dredgen Yor. In our estimation, the monster so many see was, in fact, the best of us.
His sacrifice total. His vile means meant to carve a greater end. They hide this truth because they fear the consequences of those who would dare follow in his footsteps. To tempt the Darkness. To allow one’s Light to be tainted.

Welcome back guardians. Today we are speaking about the possibility of having a Dark guardian subclass in Destiny 2, a guardian that does not draw power from the Light but rather from the darkness. The new grimoire cards released with Age of Triumph, specifically The Shadows of Yor, Ghost Fragment Thorn 5 and Ghost Fragment Last Word 5 provide evidence for this theory.

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Let’s start with the grimoire cards that were released with Rise of Iron that introduced the concept of dark guardians, or more specifically now known as the Shadows of Yor. The Rise of Iron grimoire card revealed that there was not just one Dredgen, Dredgen was a title and a number of other guardians were also called Dredgen; Dredgen Vale and Dredgen Bane. Dredgen Vale original name is Zyre Orsa and Dredgen Bane’s original name is Teben Grey.

These guardians that have taken the title of Dredgen essentially are following in Dredgen Yor’s footsteps trying to harness and tame the power of the Darkness. The Ghost Fragment: Cathedral of Dusk refers to them speaking about a replica of Thorn it reads;

[u.2:01] Freshly-crafted. You like?
[u.1:02] A little risky playing with something that’s been known to kill Guardians, isn’t it?
[u.2:02] Look where we are. Everything in the system’s been known to kill Guardians.
[u.1:03] Sure. But there’s facing trouble and there’s asking for it.

[u.2:03] This isn’t like the stories we’ve heard about Yor. Vale figured this out. Tamed it.
[u.1:04] Can you tame a sickness?
[u.2:04] Good question. Let’s go pick a fight and find out.

The Ghost Fragment: Blind Watch further reinforces that Dredgen Vale (a.k.a Zyre Orsa) believes he has replicated Thorn without the side effects of corruption. It reads,

[u.1:02] Yes. It may be starting again. Not saying it is, but we need to keep an eye on any who would seek to retrace Yor’s path.
[u.2:02] Agreed. But Orsa and his friends seem to have contained what Yor could not.
[u.1:03] A dangerous assumption. The Thorn’s pestilence is becoming commonplace.

The Ghost Fragment Cauldron card implies that these Dark Guardians, the Dredgen’s did not stop at recreating Thorn have created a number of Dark gear, dark gear that gave them a distinct advantage in the crucible. The card reads,

[u.1:01] We were facing a full squad. I recognized a couple of them—Orsa, Teben—but they were different. Decked out in dark gear and set to intimidate. I took it as an attempt at psychological warfare— up the creep factor in a creepy place. But it was more than that. They had changed.

The Ghost fragment: Timekeeper card reinforces that these guardians are extremely powerful and that they are behaving very different than your standard guardian. It reads,

[u.1:01] Never seen anything like it. Orsa… or Vale. Whatever he calls himself. Coming out on top wasn’t even in his plans. He’d just drop us then leave our Crests scattered around the combat zone. I don’t think he collected one. Others didn’t care. Figured it gave them a chance to pull the win. But I cared. Win or not, that kinda cocky ain’t healthy.

So… what do the new Age of Triumph cards add to this story. In general, it implies that the Dredgen Squad, or the Shadows of Yor, are still sided with the Traveler, they are still fighting for humanity, however they believe that Dredgen Yor demonstrated the power of the Darkness and that they can harness this power without suffering the same consequence. That is my interpretation of the Shadows of Yor grimoire card, which is the Journal of Teben Grey (a.k.a Dredgen Bane). Have a listen to the card and see what you think.

We’ve traced Yor’s steps from beginning to end and back again. We’ve studied his reign — the terror he seeded, the violence he wrought as if free of conscience. Only to discover a true and terrible thing: he was not simply the monster the legends claim him to be.

Though, in finding this truth, we’ve come to understand the desire to build an armor of false narrative around all he’d done — all he’d become.Yet, that understanding—our understanding of the need to control Yor’s mythology—should not be seen as agreement on the matter. Quite the opposite, actually.

When viewed as he truly was, not as he is imagined, we challenge the known mythologized depiction of the man who was Dredgen Yor. In our estimation, the monster so many see was, in fact, the best of us.

His sacrifice total. His vile means meant to carve a greater end.They hide this truth because they fear the consequences of those who would dare follow in his footsteps.To tempt the Darkness. To allow one’s Light to be tainted.

Few could walk that ledge and not fall completely into despair.And while theories exist to support or contradict the purity of the gift we wield, Yor’s life offers a glimpse into unexplored possibility.

Orsa agrees.He also believes, as I do, that there is a manner in which we may be able to replicate Yor’s damnation while avoiding the same heavy toll.

We will surely be judged for what it is we are about to achieve. And there will surely come a time when the lone gunman will want words — or worse.

But we go now upon an old path. One we seek to make our own.And should we fail, may the Light avenge all those we make to suffer.

The last sentence in this card solidifies for me, that the Dark Guardians are fighting for the light. They are basically willing to taint their light to increase their power and they believe they can do it without being corrupted like Dredgen Yor, they say if they Fail, they hope the light will avenge all the people they make suffer. They are on the side of the light and humanity.

The Ghost Fragment: Thorn 5 further reinforces that the Dark Guardians fight for us, saying that they are they new heroes, the hated heroes of a broken age. The card reads,

[u.1:0.1] We have tamed the sickness. Broken it with unwilling sacrifice.
[silence]
[u.1:0.1] Now we claim our reward. Have you heard the whispers, brothers? Sister? The shadow speaks. All we have to do is listen. Its secrets are a gift. Its gift? Our evolution. The others misunderstand. We are the Weapons of Sorrow – living and free. The hated heroes of this broken age.

Some of you may be wondering why this story sounds so familiar… the path we are currently taking mirrors the Hive. The Proto-hive were a species stranded on the planet the fundament, they were under constant attack, their species was at risk of being made extinct…. So what did Aurash and his sister do… they sought power, they sought out a symbiotic bond with the worms and the darkness. A bond that created Oryx, the Taken King, a king that lead his kind from extinction to god hood.

The question is, the Cabal are here, the city is under attack, Ghaul has stripped us of our powers of the light, we are ironically forced to make the same decision Oryx did… do we make a pact with the Darkness out of desperation out of the necessity of survival? Or do we fade away.

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