Destiny 2’s lore is… dense. Any person who’s been following the video game for many years of its life know that there are stories within stories, a lengthy history filled up with vital personalities, and even some mythical underpinnings to the alien-shooting you carry out in the game. Among the largest as well as crucial components of Destiny 2 lore for its total tale is the history of the Hive, which worries three major Destiny bad guys: the Hive gods Onyx, Marathon, and SIVU Wrath.
Marathon is front and center in Destiny 2 now. The existing content period, the Period of the Lost, had players engaging with Marathon after finding that she had actually used her powers of deception to impersonate Osiris, a significant ally to the player-controlled Guardians. SIVU Wrath is searching her sister Marathon, ostensibly for betraying her commitment to the Darkness, the unknowable, god-like evil pressure that impends huge in Destiny 2’s globe. Yet Onyx is out of the photo, many thanks to the reality that player Guardians walloped the greatest of all Hive gods method back in Destiny 1’s best expansion, The Taken King. We rocked that meant god, also when he made himself like 100 feet tall somehow, as well as sent him careening right into Saturn.
Yet there are notions that we may not be finished with Onyx if you take note of Destiny 2’s lore. There are accesses that suggest the Taken King crusaded throughout the galaxy for millennia, eliminating as well as dominating everything in his path, with the expectation that he would certainly one day be defeated– yet that death would not be completion of his tale. The greatest piece of evidence for the concept that there could be much more to Onyx, though, is available in the form of Bungee’s most current physical lore book, Grimier Anthology Vol. 4.
Bungee’s Grimier Compilation publications are superb compendiums of the video game’s large tradition, particularly due to the fact that they’re all thematically driven. Each lore book doesn’t just gather random access or prepare them in sequential order– they’re each particularly concerning a certain subject, or set of people, or significant occasion. The lore book about the Hive additionally took care of the Darkness and also previous Guardian characters who it had actually corrupted, for instance.
Each lore book is additionally a bit of a portent of what’s coming ahead in Destiny 2’s tale. The publications aid include context to whatever’s taking place in the game when they’re released, or whatever will certainly be occurring right after. Guide launched prior to the Beyond Light development was subtitled War Machines, and handled Destiny’s Ex race, people whose minds had actually been moved right into robot bodies. Beyond Light takes place on Europa, the place where Eros were initial developed, and the tale of the expansion deals greatly with the robotics’ beginnings. And this isn’t the initial time Bungee has established the stage with a lore book of what was ahead. The publication in advance of the Season of the Drifter contained backstory that informed that personality as well as other vital numbers, such as Shin Sulfur and Dredged For, for circumstances.
So the materials of the most recent lore book are most definitely completing context for the story that’s currently unfolding, as well as what Bungee is selecting to tell us may well hint at where that story is going. Grimier Compilation Vol. 4 is subtitled The Royal Will, and manage the development of the Awoken race as well as their queen, Mara So. In the Season of the Lost, Mara So is a significant gamer, and also actually, she’s been gone a very long time. Via the room magic machinations of the Destiny world, Mara died battling Onyx back in Destiny 1, but had not been totally destroyed, and also used her time on one more airplane of presence to help orchestrate a sophisticated strategy to beat him as well as the remainder of the Hive.
We’re getting a great deal of info regarding Mara just as Mara has actually ended up being a large component of the story– yet The Royal Will likewise has a lot to claim regarding Onyx as well as the Taken, the military of corrupted animals he can produce. Some tradition, along with follower theories, have recommended that the best goal of Onyx’s Hive god sis, Marathon and SIVU Wrath, is to locate a method to resurrect their sibling. Maybe that the reason we’re obtaining a lot Onyx details right now is that the Hive’s plans are about to involve fulfillment. Besides, February’s Destiny 2 expansion is called The Witch Queen and is everything about Marathon as well as her strategies.
However, the portions of guide concerning the Taken King may be less concerning Onyx as well as more regarding the Taken. Recent story developments have actually suggested that while Onyx regulated the Taken, he didn’t develop them. That power came from somebody else– somebody much stronger and also scarier than Onyx. Personalities going over the Darkness recently have actually been discussing the intelligence behind the unusual pressure, referred to as The Entity. Because that seems to where the Taken originated from, it may be that Bungee is tailoring us up with a structure regarding the Entity’s power as well as abilities.
You can hypothesize for yourself concerning what The Royal Will is all regarding if you want. Grimier Compilation Vol. 4 is readily available up for sale in the Bungee Shop and at bookshops such as Amazon, but it’s likewise available free of cost as a PDF throughout Bungee’s Gjallardays occasion. You can also enter to win a copy of the sold-out collection agency’s edition variation of The Witch Queen while you go to it.