Destiny 2: Who is Sloane?

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The new Destiny 2 reveal trailer posted on their Instagram had a couple of hidden surprises in the subtitle. If you don’t want any spoilers I suggest you leave now. Firstly, we got our first look at Consul, we knew that this character shown here is Consul because the subtitles actually said it! For those who are not aware, in the Game Informer article a while back they revealed Consul’s role in Destiny 2, the article read,

“Ghaul is a villain who feels passed by. Ever since he was just a little Cabal runt, he was overlooked. This guy we call the Consul took him under his wing, and convinced Ghaul that when the Traveler gifted Light to humanity that the Traveler made the wrong choice.”

The Consul serves as a voice guiding the strength of Ghaul. “The Consul is like the coach on the sidelines while the Olympic runner is getting gold,” Noseworthy says. Long before the Cabal took aim at Earth, the Consul advised Ghaul in his military coup of the Cabal, unseating and exiling the prior Cabal Emperor named Calus.

“Ghaul took control of the Cabal by force in a military coup that sent the prior Emperor, Calus, into exile. But even with that stolen power, our villain feels scorned and passed over by something far greater”

So we have our first look at the Consul, the villain behind Ghaul, which to be honest, I am bit surprised to see Consul so early. I was hoping that his appearance and character would remain hidden for a little bit longer.

Apart from showing Consul, the subtitles also revealed another character, Sloane. Now you may not know, but Sloane was a character introduced into the grimoire cards with Age of Triumph. Now this, is really cool for a number reasons.

Firstly, there are multiple age of triumph grimoire cards that foreshadowed events that would take place in Destiny 2. For example, the new Eris Morn grimoire predicted Eris Morn would leave the Tower, the new Cayde-6 grimoire card introduced IO, which now is a playable space and now, the Ghost Fragment Fallen 6 grimoire card introduced the character of Sloane, who just featured in the trailer. The really exciting thing is, if this trend continues, if the grimoire cards that were released with Age of Triumph continue to predict Destiny 2 characters and story arcs, we may see the Shadows Of Yor i.e. Dark guardians, Prince Uldren confront the House of Kings AND do you remember the consumable Knuckles Of Eao which they introduced in Age of Triumph, you know, the Ahamkara bones, is this foreshadowing the return of the Ahamkara in Destiny 2!

Lets get back on track. So what do we know about Sloane. Firstly, although we do not see Sloane in the Trailer, we hear a female voice. The only other information we have about Sloane comes from the Age of Triumph grimoire card Ghost Fragment Fallen 6.

In this card, it appears that Sloane is part of a recon group, potentially even a leader of recon group because she has written this report to Commander Zavala, so I assume that she is quite far up the hierarchy. The secretive nature of the report further reinforces that Sloane is of relative importance in the command structure, the card reads,

High Priority Message – Commander’s Terminal

Recon groups A, J, and T returned to TOWER ACTUAL at 03:00 local time.

No casualties. Light injuries across multiple members of J and T teams.

Full debrief to follow.

Breaking mission topsheet protocol, Commander. I want you to understand the scope of what we’re looking at here.

Considering Sloane is providing a summary of the Recon Groups this may indicate that she is in charge of all of these groups, hence why she is reporting to Zavala. The fact that she has a voiced role in the Destiny 2 trailer reveal, further solidifies her high status for me. The card says that Recon groups returned to TOWER ACTUAL, so I do assume that means the Tower is still standing, which means this card is set sometime between Destiny 1 and Destiny 2.

The most important aspect of this report is that Sloane is informing Commander Zavala that the Fallen have abandoned their houses, burnt their banners and armour.  She acquires this information from multiple intelligence sources, including Hawk Fly overs, an intel source code named GREENRAVEN and Marcus, Marcus is a famous SRL racer. So, she has put together this report for Zavala from multiple sources.

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?

The Card finishes Sloane coordinating forces from the Queen’s Wrath, Felwinter Peak and the Warlock Orders! For Sloane to be coordinating these forces, once again solidifies that she is very important. Obviously with that level of experience it makes sense to see Sloane help coordinate the resistance after the Cabal invasion, which I assume why she was featured in the Trailer. At this stage, that is all we know about Sloane, but I am excited once again because it is further proof that the Age of Triumph grimoire cards are foreshadowing characters and events in Destiny 2.

As usual it has been a pleasure, this is myelin games. Peace.