Fallen Allies in Destiny 2

Fallen Allies

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He pulled me aside, and said it to me straight: the Fallen Houses are gone. The siege is broken. The stalemate we’ve had with the Eliksni for what, a hundred years? It’s over. We won.

Commander, I’m not even sure they’re flying the banners anymore. The teams found huge mounds of burnt cloth and armor, ceremonial piles, in several of the most hardcore Fallen holdouts.

What’s changed? Where have the Fallen gone? Why have they burned their banners?

Welcome back guardians. With the release of Age of Triumph there is 11 new grimoire cards, apologies for the mistake in yesterday’s video where I said there was only 9. Two of those cards, Ghost Fragment: Fallen 6 and Ghost Fragment: The Reef 4 have some extremely interesting information surrounding the Fallen, specifically Prince Uldren and the house of kings.

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Let’s start with the Fallen 6 card first and then we will move onto Prince Uldren and the House of Kings. Ghost Fragment: Fallen 6 is a report from a number of guardian Recon Groups who are providing intelligence on the presence of the fallen. The card reads,

As the fireteams fanned out across the region, the Devils rushed to meet them. Our forces dealt with some post-SIVA pockets of Splicer activity, and every once in a while the Kings popped their heads up and scared the hell out of everyone. In other words: situation absolutely normal.

That’s a lie. The Fallen are abandoning the Cosmodrome.

Hawk fly-overs confirm. The House of Devils forces are simply not there anymore. They’ve been disorganized for the last few years, but there’s never been a shortage of ground troops whenever we staged a significant sortie.

Intel source GREENRAVEN was right. And, for the moment, it’s worth assuming their report on the House of Exiles, House of Winter, and House of Wolves are also accurate. We’re fact-checking against independent fireteam reports from the field.

The kid all the SRL fans talk about — Marcus? He was in one of the fireteams out at the Cosmodrome. He pulled me aside, and said it to me straight: the Fallen Houses are gone. The siege is broken. The stalemate we’ve had with the Eliksni for what, a hundred years? It’s over. We won.

Commander, I’m not even sure they’re flying the banners anymore. The teams found huge mounds of burnt cloth and armor, ceremonial piles, in several of the most hardcore Fallen holdouts.

What’s changed? Where have the Fallen gone? Why have they burned their banners?

As you can see, this card reports on the Fallen Houses are abandoning the cosmodrome  and their banners. However, it is very specific in only naming, House of Devils, House of Exile, House of Winter and house of wolves. House of kings still appear active. My best guess to why they have abandoned their banners, is the Fallen are aligning under a single banner, the House of Kings.

Now here is where it gets really interesting, Ghost Fragment: The Reef 4. This card, continues the story of Prince Uldren following the Taken King. After the Awoken fleet was destroyed by Oryx, somehow Prince Uldren crash landed on Mars. This is told to us in the Aftermath grimoire card which reads,

“He tried to calm himself again, forcing long breaths. He realized where he was: Mars. Athabasca. The Candor Isles. He hadn’t been here in so long, not since he found the Black Garden…

He climbed out and saw the damage to his ship, and the truths of the armada’s devastation sunk in.

He turned in despair to find hundreds of his Crow drones, deployed on Mars long ago, circling his ship, waiting.

“Welcome back, Master.” The one closest to him spoke first, and the others followed, a wave of salutations echoed throughout the dry sea.

And with that hope returned.

“Begin repairs on the ship immediately. Something has gone missing and you will help me find it.”

So that was the last we saw of Prince Uldren, well this card continues this story. It explains how Prince Uldren stayed hidden from Guardians and from found, in order to lure out the House of Kings. Prince Uldren purposefully allows himself to be captured by the House of Kings so that he will be brought to their kell. The card reads,

“He let his captors drag him through the dirt.

His arms ached. Two hands wrapped around each bicep like iron bands. He slumped, and the toes of his scuffed boots bumped over the stones and left trails in the dust. He kept his eyes low, a ragged and stained cloak hanging over his face. It was not a position to which he was accustomed.

They debased him. They abused him. He bit the inside of his cheek until the blood filled his mouth. He struggled not to resist.

They needed to believe he was broken. That he wasn’t a threat.

It was the only way they would bring him before their kell.

He’d spent weeks weaving the illusion that led the Fallen to him. He’d left bits of his trail where they couldn’t help but find them. He skulked from planet to planet—Mars, then Venus, then Mercury, then back again—following rumors and whispers. He’d hid from the Guardians, from his own people. He’d let everything they had built fall apart, while those still loyal to him searched every inch of this forsaken system.”

So why did Prince Uldren want to be capture by the House of Kings, why did he pretend to be broken so that he would be brought before the Kell of Kings, well I believe, it is Prince Uldren’s intentions to take the Kell leadership and take control over the last remaining Fallen force!

“Now it was time to stop searching and start building.

He would need soldiers who answered to him and no one else. Bodies to shape with will and magic and tech to his needs. These would serve.

He thought they would take him to a ketch. But they were deep underground. Not near the Cosmodrome, but… it didn’t matter. He’d never been particularly concerned with the geography of this blasted world. It was not his home.

So he bent his head low, and listened to the guttural string of hisses and clicks issuing from the maw of a would-be king in yellow. A broken ruler of a broken house, and the last of his kind.

They were more alike than he cared to admit.

When the creature’s anger had burnt itself out, he raised his head to look at it. He did not need to speak.

One kell rises, and another bends its knee.

And the prince felt the little hum of starlight ripple through him. The one that let him know she would be pleased with what he had done.”

I believe this card strongly suggests that Prince Uldren has taken over the House of Kings, it does not specifically say it, however it says, “he raised his head to look at it. He did not need to speak. One kell rises and another bends its knee”. Furthermore the card ends with a hum of starlight, starlight is a reference to the Queen, when Prince uldren crashed on Mars he tried to sense his sister and he felt a hum of starlight indicating that Queen of the Reef, Mara Sov lived. His sister, Queen Mara Sov controlled the House of Wolves, it makes complete sense for Prince Uldren to now control the House of Kings, which obviously this is why she is proud of him and why he felt a hum of starlight.

What adds even more fuel to this fire, is Variks. Variks took control over the Crows when Prince Uldren disappeared after the awoken battle, however, the Crows found Prince Uldren on Mars… would they not inform Variks that the Prince had been found…. It is possible that the Prince instructed the Crows to keep his location a secret, however, I think it very plausible that Variks was in on this plan. Variks wants to see a united Fallen House, he wants to return the Fallen to their rightful place, he is in possession of elder ciphers which is required of a kell to distribute ether, with Variks assistance, Prince Uldren could easily become the Kell of Kings.

With the other Fallen houses either destroyed, or abandoning their banners, this leaves just the House of Kings remaining, I believe Prince Uldren is now their Kell… does this mean the Fallen are now our ally… or does Prince Uldren have other plans.

I honestly believe that this is a set up to the Fallen becoming allies in Destiny 2. The cabal will take center stage, Prince Uldren will return with the House of Kings, and for the most part, the Fallen will be allies. I don’t think Bungie will get rid of an entire enemy class, so the Fallen may rebel against Prince Uldren, therefore we may still fight them. However in general, I do think that the new Ghost Fragment: Fallen 6 card indicates the end of the Fallen as enemy.

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