Destiny 2 will get an inflow of latest gear subsequent week, and meaning we get a bit extra story. Spoilers forward!
Destiny 2 is meant to place all of the story within the recreation, nevertheless it maintains collection custom in making most of it laborious to get to – a lot of the extra attention-grabbing bits are hidden away in disjointed fragments throughout scannables and gear lore tabs.
Luckily, the Internet supplies. Thanks to the upcoming arrival of new loot with the Prestige difficulty Leviathan Raid next week, the Ishtar Collective database, which pulls from the Destiny 2 API, has a stack of latest story particulars.
In one Reddit thread, ThatTyedyeNarwhal has gathered collectively some particulars from the brand new Prestige leviathan Raid Class objects, which give us additional perception into Ghaul’s historical past. In one other Reddit thread, dobby_rams has put collectively what appears to be a letter from Calus to Ghaul, items of that are scattered by means of the assorted gear items.
You ought to click on by means of and skim the entire thing, in fact, however the govt abstract is that Calus has, or pretends to have, a really completely different perspective on Ghaul than you may need anticipated.
Calus, who arrives in our system and challenges us to show ourselves worthy by facing him in the Leviathan Raid, is the Emperor of the Cabal. Ghaul, who was uncovered at delivery attributable to his albinism, was raised by the Exiled Consul to carry down the Emperor, and labored his method to a place of energy by combating as a gladiator, till he turned Calus’s shut good friend and advisor. Then, in fact, he rebelled together with his fanatically loyal Red Legion and set off to usurp the Traveller’s energy, whereas Calus floated about in house and ultimately turned fascinated with one thing mysterious we’re calling the Abyss for now.
The letter from Calus speaks of a deep friendship between the 2 Cabal leaders, and means that reconciliation between the 2 of them was doable, and certainly fascinating. Whether that is truly true is debatable; Calus’s messages to Red Legion forces on Nessus paint an image of a dictatorial chief, fast to guage and condemn. The Cabal Empire is closely impressed by the historic Roman Empire, and deceitful, manipulative politics is a component and parcel of that complete scene.
But in addition to giving us a glimpse of how Calus and Ghaul labored collectively up to now, the letter additionally talks about an imminent risk to all existence – one which Calus believes should be countered by a united entrance. He talks about forging alliances with the “lesser species” so as to fight the risk collectively.
Is Calus’s final purpose to unite the Cabal, and humanity, towards the Abyss – or in service of the Abyss, towards one thing else? Could the risk on the horizon be Savathun, the sister of Oryx who instructions a Vex Mind and is believed to have in some way assumed management of the Taken regardless of not defeating Oryx herself because the Hive’s Sword Logic dictates? Is this risk one and the identical with the Abyss?
Will we get solutions within the Destiny 2 Osiris DLC anticipated in December? Will we lastly be taught extra about how Osiris, Eris Morn and Mara Sov labored collectively to fight Oryx and associated threats? Will anyone who hasn’t spent hours within the unique Destiny’s Grimoire or on neighborhood websites even discover or care if any of this pays off?
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