Destiny’s story, though originally thin, is now full and complex, especially when taking the Grimoire into consideration. We’ve done some of the hard work to bring you a summary of the Destiny story so far. Below is an overview of what happened just prior to your Guardian reviving and what follows.
Just Before Destiny
Humanity’s first venture to Mars was rewarded with the discovery of The Traveler, a giant white sphere who had fled an ancient nemesis. The Traveler followed us back to Earth where it shared its technology and secrets. Humanity, with this newfound technology, was propelled into the future. Human lifespans tripled. It was a Golden Age in humanity’s history. We explored our solar system, settled new planets, and flexed our might.
But something happened, something drove us back home. A Darkness most perverse knocked us back down, a period we call The Collapse. We fought and we lost. Even the Traveler was mortally damaged, but in its dying
From here, many Ghosts set out to find more Guardians, fighters needed to help humanity push back against the Darkness. To help reclaim what was lost.
This is where you started your journey in Destiny, awakening from the earth after an untold amount of time. A Ghost had finally found you and brought you forward into the world. But the world was plagued with remnants of The Collapse. The Fallen had a stranglehold on Earth.
After your Guardian makes it to the Tower, they are recruited by the Speaker to fight for the Traveler. Your Guardian goes to Earth to follow up on a lead, and in doing so, activates an array, which in turn stirs the
While on the Moon, a mysterious figure known only as The Exo Stranger appears and tells your Guardian to meet them on Venus. With no other leads to follow, your Guardian does as the Exo Stranger requests and heads to Venus. Upon reaching Venus, your Guardian encounters the Vex, a race of artificial intelligence so ancient and powerful it appears as if they are able to move through time. The Exo Stranger warns your Guardian of something called The Black Garden, said to hold the heart of darkness, an entity the Vex worship.
Requiring more information, your Guardian reaches out to the Awoken, a thread of humanity that was once lost. The Awoken have lived on the skirt of our solar system in a place between light and dark. The Awoken Queen informs your Guardian that to access the Black Garden they will need an Eye of a Vex Gate Lord. After hunting down and killing a Vex Gate Lord, the Queen and her brother reveal the entrance to the Black Garden: Mars.
Mars is home not only to the Vex, but the Cabal, an aggressive, warring species that arrived on the red planet some centuries ago. The Cabal are locked in battle with the Vex, and yet they do not make common grounds with your Guardian. After fighting both Vex and Cabal, your Guardian passes through a Vex gate and makes it to the Black Garden, an eerie place locked out of time and space. Pushing through the Vex
The Dark Below
Eris Morn, a Guardian thought to be lost beneath the Moon’s surface, appears with a warning: the Hive plan to invade. The Vanguard
Your Guardian tracks down Omnigul, preventing her rituals and finally silencing her screams. The threat of
Eris Morn’s requests don’t end here, as she knows
House of Wolves
The Awoken Queen calls in a favor, and your Guardian answers.
Your Guardian ventures below the crust of Venus and into the Vault of Glass where
Arriving at the top of the Citadel, your Guardian discovers that
The Taken King
The Vanguard detect a Cabal distress signal originating from Mars’ moon, Phobos, and dispatch your Guardian to investigate. Upon arriving, your Guardian discovers the Cabal firebase in ruin with all Cabal units fleeing the site. With Eris helping through comms, she reveals the truth, Oryx, the Taken King has come for vengeance. After fleeing the scene and returning to the Tower, the Vanguard discusses the best course of action for dealing with Oryx, who has brought with him the full power of the Hive aboard his Dreadnaught ship. Oryx has come to claim what is his, and to seek vengeance for his slain son,
Cayde-6 decides that, with the help of your Guardian, the best idea is to insert you behind enemy lines to establish a base of operations. Your Guardian sets off to acquire the necessary technology to achieve this, and through this
After breaching the Dreadnaught’s defences, your Guardian begins pursuing Oryx through his ship. The Cabal are discovered on board the Dreadnaught after their retreat from Phobos. The ever-aggressive Cabal have spearheaded an attack while they await reinforcements from their Empire.
Your Guardian is unable to pursue Oryx through standard means as he is deeper within the vessel, on another plane of existence. Eris crafts a plan that will make your Guardian appear as an Ascendant Hive, allowing you access to the Hive portals. The plan involves capturing a
The plan works and your Guardian comes face-to-face with Oryx, The Taken King. As the battle ends, and your Guardian stands victorious, Oryx uses his remaining power to “Take” himself, transporting his physical being into the Taken realm, his throne room. Your Guardian pursues Oryx into his alternate dimension, finds him in his throne room, and overthrows the Taken King. With the Taken and Hive threat eliminated, your Guardian returns to the Tower victorious.
Prepare for the Future
This is the Destiny story so far, and this is where it ends for your Guardian. Threats against the system have been quashed for now. All that remains is to prepare for whatever threat looms ahead in Rise of Iron.