Destiny 2 lore: Saint-14

Character lore: Saint-14

I never found Osiris, but I’ve killed enough Vex to end a war. And they, in turn, struck a fatal blow: they completed a Mind with the sole function to drain the Light from me. It worked very well.

Don’t worry (not that you worry much). It took them centuries to build, keyed to the unique frequency of my Light. And I sit atop its shattered husk.

Welcome back guardians, today we are discussing Saint-14, many predicted Saint-14’s return in Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris due to the grimoire card released with Age of Triumph, Legend: Saint-14. Without doubt the storyline of Saint-14 is continued in Curse of Osiris, I can say this with great confidence, not only because of the Lore tabs for Saint-14’s ship, helm and shotgun but I have found in the database a quest line that involves Saint-14! This is your last chance to leave if you don’t want to be spoiled.

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The first people to tell me about Saint-14 was via twitter, thanks to Billmenowgaming who quoted Mobilefungames and then sionat19 who provided the reddit link by iskanoth.

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Many predicted the return of Saint-14 in Destiny 2 due to the release of the grimoire card Legend: Saint-14 during Age of triumph in destiny 1.  In this card, Saint-14, is taling with the Speaker, who he refers to as his father, and Saint-14 has just killed the house of devils Kell with the infamous Saint-14 headbut.

By the way, he is some artwork I had made years ago now, when I first took interest in Saint-14, it depicts the moments just before Saint-14 kills the kell.

After killing the Kell, Saint-14 vows to return to mercury to find Osiris, saying

“Ghost, prepare my Vex arsenal and plot a course for Mercury. That old man is about to wake up hell.”

So, many predicted that the story of Saint-14 would continue from this moment. Saint-14’s Gray Pigeon ship appears to continue the storyline, it reads,

Ship’s Final Log:

Osiris.

I hope whatever you find in this place is worth it. My recommendation to install you as Vanguard Commander was not a gesture to stroke your ego. It was an order to stay and help the City achieve all that it could. An order you refused to follow. News of my demise will no doubt reach you late.

This appears to be Saint-14’s final correspondence before his death, in the same item, Saint-14 also addresses his Father, saying that his Duty is at its end, which I assume is a message to the Speaker and finally Saint-14 leaves a message to his “inspiration” which I will get to in a moment.

At this point, we don’t really know how Saint-14 was killed however, the Shotgun Perfect Paradox, which is etched with the Roman Numerals, 14, appears to continue the storyline. It reads,

I never found Osiris, but I’ve killed enough Vex to end a war. And they, in turn, struck a fatal blow: they completed a Mind with the sole function to drain the Light from me. It worked very well.

Don’t worry (not that you worry much). It took them centuries to build, keyed to the unique frequency of my Light. And I sit atop its shattered husk.

So it appears that the Vex built a machine to drain Saint-14’s light… and how did they do that? Well, I imagine they constructed a simulation of Saint-14 first, a simulation to understand Saint-14 and his light. And I believe we can discover this simulation by venturing into the Dark Future.

In the adventure, Up and Up, you enter the dark future of the Vex, where the Vex are simulating the Fallen. However, if you take a moment to explore this simulation you will discover something very interesting, within the simulation you can find a Vex machine, a close by a small window peering into a room.

In that room, we see a body floating above the ground. Is that Saint-14, is this the machine the Vex built to understand Saint-14, they completed a mind with the sole function to drain the light from me, keyed to the unique frequence of my light. And I sit atop its shattered husk.

This is not Saint-14, this is a simulation of Saint-14, the machine the Vex built to drain Saint-14’s light. Further supporting this theory, we can see the ground littered with destroyed Vex and the body is draped in these ribbons, which are very similar to ribbons seen upon Saint-14’s ship.

Lastly, the thing that really cements this theory is a questline found in the Destiny 2 database. Have a look at the descriptions for these quests,

Not Even the Darkness

Enter the Infinite Forest in pursuit of Saint-14.

And

Visit the Lighthouse

Tell Brother Vance about the fate of Saint-14.

I am predicting that we will be able to complete a quest where we have to investigate the fate of Saint-14 and that it will lead us to the dark future and we will either enter this room or have to look into this room once again. After that we will report back to Brother Vance and I imagine the quest will finish with receiving Saint-14’s shotgun, Perfect Paradox.

Now here is where it gets really interesting. As I mentioned before, Saint-14’s ship details 3 messages, one message to Osiris, one message to his Father, i.e. the speaker and the final message to his “Inspiration”.

It reads,

To my inspiration.

Your final gift to me I now send back to you. It will be good to see you again.

The final paragraph of the Perfect Paradox reads,

All I have left is this weapon. The Cryptarchs say you crafted it yourself, built it out of scraps and Light and sheer will, inside the Infinite Forge. I’ll make sure it finds its way back to you. When you gave it to me, I swore I would make it my duty to follow your example.

I’m still trying.

—Saint-14

Who is this inspiration, I do not think it is Osiris, because in the ships log, Saint-14 leaves a separate message for Osiris. It seems like Saint-14’s inspiration made the shotgun in the Infinite forge, then gifted it to Saint-14 and then Saint-14 gifted it back to them, upon dying. So the question is, who is Saint-14’s inspiration?

Well, I assume we will receive the Shotgun, so does that mean we made the Shotgun and gifted it to Saint-14, how can that be, we have never met Saint-14, well Guardian that is why the Shotgun is called the Perfect Paradox, we have not met Saint-14 or crafted his shotgun in the infinite forge, yet somehow he is returning the gun to us that we made for him. It is a perfect paradox.

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