Patrols Introduction "These are our worlds...Take them back. Inch by inch. Bullet by bullet." Some Guardians roam the wastelands in search of adventure. For decades they have placed beacons across the frontier, so that our allies in the Tower can transmit requests to those out in the wilds.
There are ancient mysteries buried in the ruins, great treasures of our Golden Age to seek. There are fearsome enemies to be slaughtered, their secrets and technology to be brought home
The Burning Shrine "They do not simply invade new worlds, they infect them - remaking them in their image, until only Vex remain." ARENA DESIGNATION: The Burning Shrine
LOCATION: Fields of Glass, Mercury
This clockwork impossibility is but one small conduit in a vast network, extending throughout the dead planet's core.
The unknown energies and complex mechanics of the Shrine have been studied and mapped by the curious, yet its purpose remains a mystery. The only truth
Crucible Introduction "You wanna live? You're gonna have to prove it." - Lord Shaxx, Crucible Handler and veteran of the Twilight Gap The Crucible is a series of grueling challenges that pit Guardians against one another in open combat. Crucible combat is live-fire, with Ghosts standing by to save the dead.
Whether alone or with a Fireteam, Guardians enter the Crucible to hone vital survival skills, build their own reputations, and win the patronage of City factions. Most i
Raids Introduction “The Black Garden may not stay among us for long. Something has begun to repair the schism torn by its destruction. Vex now flood the Garden channels to protect it. We must stop the weavers before they seal the Garden and begin to summon back its heart.“ - Ikora Rey Vault of Glass His name was Kabr. He wasn't my friend but I knew and respected him as a Guardian and a good man.
He fought the Vex alone. This destroyed him. In the time before he vanished he
Strikes Introduction "There are threats that must be faced with unfettered aggression. Are you ready?" - Commander Zavala Our enemies hide among our lost worlds, plotting to ensure our extinction. But the Vanguard keeps a vigilant watch on places where the creatures of the Darkness grow strongest, and seeks Guardians bold enough to join forces to face them. Dust Palace "The Dust Palace is lost to us again. Back in Cabal hands. Word is they've let Psion Flayers out of their ca
Quests Introduction "Deny no ally their quests, and together we will explore those paths untraveled." - The Speaker The forces of the City have spent years sifting through the plights of its Guardians, seeking humanity's greatest feats and the true desires of our enemies, but there is still so much unexplored and unknown.
The incessant curiosity of the Tower patrons continues to offer new paths and insights to aid in our survival. Unfortunately, few have the means to surviv
Exclusion Zone "Breaking the Exclusion Zone brings us one step closer to the Garden - and it gives us access to Freehold, a triumph of Golden Age civilization. But I must warn you again of the Awoken's tactics. They see us all as playthings in some cosmic joke." - The Speaker #destiny #grimoire
A Stranger's Call "The Ishtar Collective studied the Vex with all the instruments and power of the Golden Age. And we must understand the Vex if we are to survive. There are tales of the Black Garden and the Darkness that lives at its heart. If this is where the Vex are born, then finding it is of the utmost importance." - The Speaker Ishtar Collective "The Vex have us all worried. Terrible things are stirring beneath Venus, but what you've discovered gives us hope that we ca
The Dark Beyond "Your foray into the Hive fortress marks the beginning of our next battle against an ancient foe. After centuries of silence, they have turned their will against Earth. We must be ready for this war." - The Speaker The World's Grave "At long last we have a chance to learn the Hive's ultimate goals. The Cryptarchs are in a frenzy, working day and night to decipher what you stole from the World's Grave." - Ikora Rey The Sword of Crota "The Swarm Princes are dead
Story Activity Introduction You are a Guardian. You choose your own path.
Before you lie the worlds of our broken past, overrun by nature, claimed by Darkness and alien intent. There are secrets to uncover, alliances to forge, and implacable foes to vanquish.
What will your legend say? And so you rise again. Who you were before or how you ended up at the wall of an Old Russian spaceport is a story for another time. You have been chosen by the Traveler as one of our Guardi
Saturn Out beyond the Reef its rings shine. Whatever was known of it in the Golden Age is long forgotten, but more ancient truth remains: Saturn has dozens of moons, including the mighty Titan, a world larger than Mercury.
A Guardian's ship might, in theory, reach Saturn, especially if supported by a larger vessel and good navigational data. But the hazards of the Reef and the Deep Black beyond threaten to devour anyone who makes the attempt. Ghost Fragment: Saturn Dreams o
Jupiter Lord of worlds, massive Jupiter and its moons must have been a cornerstone of Golden Age civilization. But the nature and extent of human presence there is now unknown. Old records refer to cities in ice and world-spanning oceans, but perhaps this is only poetry.
The City's ships have rarely attempted any journey to Jupiter or beyond. Ghost Fragment: Jupiter Dreams of Alpha Lupi Even the largest body lets itself be pushed where it needs to be, seduced into nice, war
The Asteroid Belt "The Belt is the key to everything." The Asteroid Belt is a great band of nothingness, speckled with unimaginable wealth. Once a treasure trove for Golden Age industry, the Belt is now a haunted place where Fallen pirates and Awoken patrols skirmish among the whispering carcasses of ancient machines.
Among the asteroids drifts the Reef, lashed together from the ruined ships of an ancient exodus. Here the Queen rules over the Awoken - the farthest known lig
Mars "The wind wiped away our footprints. When the storm had passed, we found something shining beneath the sand..." In the years since the Collapse, much of Mars has returned to the desolation that came before the Traveler. But buried beneath its surface are traces of the glimmering mega-cities that once sprawled across the planet, swallowed by dunes and Darkness. Ghost Fragment: Mars Dreams of Alpha Lupi Life waits inside this world's bones.
Your voice flows across the re
Moon "We once looked to the Moon and saw hope. Now we see only the power of the Darkness." Earth's Moon was where we first faced the terror of the Hive, and it soon became the battlefield of a great war - one we did not win. In the years since, the Hive have ripped the Moon's surface apart, opening chasms that swarm with terrors. Ghost Fragment: Moon Dreams of Alpha Lupi The best voices - voices that truly matter - never allow themselves be heard. This lesson is worth learnin
The City "From across the ruined earth they came, seeking shelter from the storm." Every wayward soul unlucky enough to be born outside The City's protecting arms whispers its truth across the wastes: a metropolis, risen from the ashes of the Collapse, sheltered by the Traveler. It is a promise and a dream, the only refuge from the Darkness.
The City is a thriving walled ecumene, rich with the languages and traditions of every surviving human and neohuman culture. The City'
Earth Once our cities lit the whole world. Now we huddle under the shadow of the Traveler, in the last place it protects. It is so very fragile, this small blue ship, our home. Ghost Fragment: Earth Dreams of Alpha Lupi The blaze sits inside a nest of little worlds, still too distant to share its heat but plainly staring out at you. A face emerges, drawn from plasmas and radiation...
There must be meanings in its roar.
You listen hard and carefully, and sometimes a lucid
Venus Venus has been reclaimed by the jungle. Dragonflies flit through ruined academies and abandoned dig sites. Volcanoes smolder. Here and there a line of light marks where ancient Vex spires, thought long-dead, have once more been energized. Ghost Fragment: Venus Dreams of Alpha Lupi
You see history hidden between the barren rocks and within the high acid clouds. You see the ruin ready to claim its birthright.
Sunlight starves. The fierceness chills and thins and runs
Mercury Legends say that Mercury was once a garden world. Now its surface, baked in the Sun's glare, is honeycombed with forgotten Vex structures. No life stirs here. Not anymore. Ghost Fragment: Mercury Dreams of Alpha Lupi
One face is blistered, the other plunged into a brutal chill. Is this how it's always been?
You remember hot oceans, nourishing atmosphere. But something transpired, kicked what was wet and fertile into space, stealing away everything of value. Or per
The Darkness Something hit us. Killed our Golden Age. Nearly wiped us out. Only the Traveler saved us, and at a shattering cost.
The Speaker tells of a cosmic force that swept over us and caused the Collapse. Legend calls it the Darkness, the Traveler's ancient enemy, which hunted it across space.
All we have left are questions. Centuries of debate gave birth to competing arguments on the nature of the Darkness and the Collapse.
The Pujari Position describes the Darknes