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2913673684Hunter's Journal"How many lifetimes have you lived?" someone will ask, and the answer always depends. Most Ghosts will say that their Guardian has lived two lives: the one before their first resurrection, and the one they're living now. Some Lightbearers go by the numbe…
50291571Speaker's Sight—I dream of a star hung low in the sky: brilliant, refractive, astigmatic. In green twilight, it was clear; in golden sunrise, it was aloof. Through day and night, it keeps me company, and from dream to dream, it is there, no matter the sky, no matter indo…
1955548646MataiodoxíaThe Witness has made an old friend of Darkness. It knows intimately the language of warp and weft, how to weave a spider-silk notion or slip a needle of intrusive thought into the fabric of another's mind. In its hands, the Light should be alien and ineleg…
1183405878First Ascent GlovesLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Caiatl wonders what waits inside the Traveler. She's heard the stories from Red Legion defectors about how it swallowed Ghaul like a warbeast choking down a bone. "He's still in its belly," a Valus on her War Council…
3364817839First Ascent HoodLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Once, a Ghost was heard to speak thusly. This one is Luzaku. Here, this one tells what is known of Sky. Sky is the breath taken between actions. It permits speculation. It invites doubt. It slips from sight and gras…
2395788176First Ascent BootsLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Mithrax stood at the bow of the H.E.L.M., watching as Zavala's ship vanished from view into the portal. That awful gateway pulsed and wavered, and though the H.E.L.M. was pointed straight at it, he was resolved in his d…
1909305643Hazardous Propulsion"This can't be right. They went inside the Traveler…?" A message she had intercepted moments prior had to be read three times before it finally made it through her processes, and she could make sense of the information. She's been so disconnected. Her co…
304385651First Ascent GauntletsLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Caiatl wonders what waits inside the Traveler. She's heard the stories from Red Legion defectors about how it swallowed Ghaul like a warbeast choking down a bone. "He's still in its belly," a Valus on her War Council…
1725332125First Ascent PlateLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Ikora studied the strange approximation of the Tower, dust kicked up around her as the wind gusted through creaking halls. She felt the pull to explore… to find her old office. To see just how deep the recreation would…
3187320016First Ascent MarkLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Mara Sov grit her teeth as she held the H.E.L.M. steady, straining all the while to keep the portal open with her power just long enough for the Guardian, Ikora, and Commander Zavala to slip through. Mara shifted her…
298824490First Ascent HelmLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Once, a Ghost was heard to speak thusly. This one is Luzaku. Here, this one tells what is known of Sky. Sky is the breath taken between actions. It permits speculation. It invites doubt. It slips from sight and gras…
39339589First Ascent GreavesLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Mithrax stood at the bow of the H.E.L.M., watching as Zavala's ship vanished from view into the portal. That awful gateway pulsed and wavered, and though the H.E.L.M. was pointed straight at it, he was resolved in his d…
1627691271Gifted ConvictionThe H.E.L.M. is quiet save for a few robotic sentries monitoring the systems close by. The tablet in Ikora's grasp beeps in response to her touch and a set of projections appears before her. She searches through the information on the Sol Divisive—models,…
3001449507Balance of PowerMaya Sundaresh sits hunched over a display, the only source of light in her dark office. Brain wave scans of 16 Exos read flatline on the monitor. "How is Doctor Ardehi?" she asks into an open mic. "Dead." Chioma Esi's voice is a hoarse whisper. Maya swi…
2252757719First Ascent GripsLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Caiatl wonders what waits inside the Traveler. She's heard the stories from Red Legion defectors about how it swallowed Ghaul like a warbeast choking down a bone. "He's still in its belly," a Valus on her War Council…
1139897377First Ascent VestLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Ikora studied the strange approximation of the Tower, dust kicked up around her as the wind gusted through creaking halls. She felt the pull to explore… to find her old office. To see just how deep the recreation would…
1922402428First Ascent CloakLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Mara Sov grit her teeth as she held the H.E.L.M. steady, straining all the while to keep the portal open with her power just long enough for the Guardian, Ikora, and Commander Zavala to slip through. Mara shifted her…
3238797830First Ascent CasqueLight forgets, Darkness remembers. Once, a Ghost was heard to speak thusly. This one is Luzaku. Here, this one tells what is known of Sky. Sky is the breath taken between actions. It permits speculation. It invites doubt. It slips from sight and gras…
810612804Untethered Edge GauntletsThe metallic limbs of the Vex Goblin flailed wildly in the air as Saint-14 held it high above his head. The Titan dropped abruptly to one knee, bringing down the writhing Vex and cracking the radiolarian chamber at its center against his massive thigh.…
2134769653Untethered Edge HelmEmpress Caiatl looked out from the viewport of the H.E.L.M., watching the shimmer of the Traveler. It signaled change. It signaled danger. She shifted her weight from foot to foot, unsure of what might come. "Well," Failsafe chimed, off-key. "Look who fi…
1183187516Untethered Edge Plate"Greetings, Ikora! I have a topic I would like to discuss with you." Ikora stood in the H.E.L.M., watching the flash of the AI's processor. Failsafe's voice was cheery. "Of course. What do you need?" "It is with regard to the Cayde unit, and your enc…
2741258862Untethered Edge GreavesThe frames in the H.E.L.M. had been dutifully performing their assigned tasks before Failsafe pinged one. It looked up, turned to the AI's console, and tilted its head in question. "Hey, buddy," Failsafe said, voice low. "Can you do me a favor?" The fr…
2935055281Untethered Edge Mark"Greetings, Saint-unit! I have several queries related to events that transpired during my recent period of isolation!" Saint-14 nodded to Failsafe's terminal in the H.E.L.M., which flashed excitedly as she spoke. "Yes, of course." Saint replied. "The f…
3001229473Untethered Edge MaskEmpress Caiatl looked out from the viewport of the H.E.L.M., watching the shimmer of the Traveler. It signaled change. It signaled danger. She shifted her weight from foot to foot, unsure of what might come. "Well," Failsafe chimed, off-key. "Look who fi…
1958630864Untethered Edge Vest"Greetings, Ikora! I have a topic I would like to discuss with you." Ikora stood in the H.E.L.M., watching the flash of the AI's processor. Failsafe's voice was cheery. "Of course. What do you need?" "It is with regard to the Cayde unit, and your enc…
1310346765Untethered Edge Cape"Greetings, Saint-unit! I have several queries related to events that transpired during my recent period of isolation!" Saint-14 nodded to Failsafe's terminal in the H.E.L.M., which flashed excitedly as she spoke. "Yes, of course." Saint replied. "The f…
1832839922Untethered Edge StridesThe frames in the H.E.L.M. had been dutifully performing their assigned tasks before Failsafe pinged one. It looked up, turned to the AI's console, and tilted its head in question. "Hey, buddy," Failsafe said, voice low. "Can you do me a favor?" The fr…
2392432370Untethered Edge Bond"Greetings, Saint-unit! I have several queries related to events that transpired during my recent period of isolation!" Saint-14 nodded to Failsafe's terminal in the H.E.L.M., which flashed excitedly as she spoke. "Yes, of course." Saint replied. "The f…
3496016519Untethered Edge BootsThe frames in the H.E.L.M. had been dutifully performing their assigned tasks before Failsafe pinged one. It looked up, turned to the AI's console, and tilted its head in question. "Hey, buddy," Failsafe said, voice low. "Can you do me a favor?" The fr…
3573144325Untethered Edge GlovesThe metallic limbs of the Vex Goblin flailed wildly in the air as Saint-14 held it high above his head. The Titan dropped abruptly to one knee, bringing down the writhing Vex and cracking the radiolarian chamber at its center against his massive thigh.…
123879244Untethered Edge HoodEmpress Caiatl looked out from the viewport of the H.E.L.M., watching the shimmer of the Traveler. It signaled change. It signaled danger. She shifted her weight from foot to foot, unsure of what might come. "Well," Failsafe chimed, off-key. "Look who fi…
3159160837All-Star MarkThe afternoon sun warms the courtyard's flagstones. Well-fed pigeons coo from balcony railings. Tree branches covered in new buds rustle in the breeze. A dozen Guardians brandish weapons and accessories at one another. "I don't know what you're talkin…
3168934826All-Star BondThe afternoon sun warms the courtyard's flagstones. Well-fed pigeons coo from balcony railings. Tree branches covered in new buds rustle in the breeze. A dozen Guardians brandish weapons and accessories at one another. "I don't know what you're talkin…
1520144521All-Star CloakThe afternoon sun warms the courtyard's flagstones. Well-fed pigeons coo from balcony railings. Tree branches covered in new buds rustle in the breeze. A dozen Guardians brandish weapons and accessories at one another. "I don't know what you're talkin…
2905188646Still HuntCayde-6 spends the first night of his rebirth staring at the man who murdered him. The prince he once knew as Uldren lies with his back to Cayde, head on his arm, cushioned by soft grass. Under a sky without stars, granite boulders are scattered like vas…
427899681Red Death ReformedFirst is disassembly, taking extra caution for the well-honed bayonet. After disassembly comes cleaning. She gathers the swabs, the oils, the corrosive agents. Red Death clings to the grime of its past battles. She scrapes it with spinmetal wool for ho…
1681583613Ergo SumYou are a child waking from a long and dreamless sleep. Is it still today, or have you slept into tomorrow (and tomorrow, and tomorrow, until the days buried you as much as the sand)? Gentle hands brush away the grains, but your voice is so soft that they…
2350330520Sightline SurveyZidarrh crouches on the edge of the ridge, looking down over Nessus. There's a cave entrance down below he's keeping an eye on. It looks likely to contain more Vex than he wants to deal with today. Next to him, Legionary Yerg leans back against a boulder…
2126178511CorrasionThe Fallen scout skittered down into a newly formed crevice on the surface of Nessus, catching the rock face with his claws as he descended. New tunnels and cave systems had emerged in the wake of the anomaly's impact on the planet, and at Baron Kalliks's…
1058098236Timeworn WayfarerIt wasn't Commander Zavala's favorite color, but the yarn was soft and made quick, even stitches as he clacked the knitting needles together. k to marker, k1p1 rib, m1r, k, m1l, p1k1 rib, k to marker. It had been some time since he had worked this pat…
1886840007Chronophage"Banshee, my friend!" Saint-14 exclaimed with open arms. The gunsmith put down the weapon he was holding and turned to Saint. A strange look passed over his face before he nodded in recognition. "Saint," he said. "When did you get back?" "Ah," Saint re…
2198166292Aberrant ActionBaron Kalliks looked down on Nessus from the command deck of his Ketch, watching with suspicion. "There is something down there," Kalliks said darkly. "The Vex respond to it. The entire planet responds to it." The Vandal at his side looked at him, exp…
1197771438Lost SignalThe fireteam had made headway into a deeper part of Nessus, following a cave system that had opened up after seismic disturbances hit that sector of the planet. Failsafe followed their progress, keeping track of their location via a local feed. She saw wha…
412251536Speleologist"Saint-14? Osiris?" Eido approached the Titan and his partner in the Tower hangar, clutching a stack of datapads. Saint looked up, nodding at a group of Guardians as they left him. A flock of pigeons scattered as Eido approached. "I greet you in the Li…
3276304504Perfect Pitch"The Veil." It names itself, as the Human mind named itself, with the weight and presence of sound on the lips, translated into a form that you can physically comprehend. Encompass. Envelop. A touch of teeth and tongue. A vibration of an eardrum.…
1801007332No HesitationAboard Empress Caiatl's flagship, the Eligos Lex V, there is a community space of colorful cloth banners and solemn silence contained within a repurposed hangar bay. At the center of this area is a chunk of land harvested from a royal garden: a piece of th…
496728945Bold EndingsAll they had left of Andal Brask was his cloak. Shiro-4 rubbed the fabric between his fingers and wished he still had skin to feel its texture. "Do you remember what it was like?" he asked Cayde-6. "Touching things with Human hands?" "Your hands are H…
3605603507Pro MemoriaTarge looked up at the sky above, a swirl of stars encircling the Traveler. They seemed so remote and untouchable, despite the pine trees stretching up in jagged spikes towards them. They, at least, were touchable. He let out a sigh. He had taken to doing…
3232203524SomedayDuring the Dark Age, survivors sat vigil over the dead. Many would fashion stone circles in the shape of the Traveler and laid their loved ones at the center, waiting prostrate for Ghosts that never came. When it was time to move forward, the living stacke…
2821677368Embraced IdentityA cutting laser bathes frost-caked steel in sparks of molten metal. The light burns orange, tracing an elliptical path until the section of bulkhead can be pushed away. It lands on the floor of the chamber with a resounding clang, dislodging icicles from t…
1796613177Prismatic TitanLight. And Dark. The shockwave of their clash has both raised, and razed, civilizations. There is power in the meeting of opposites. In their joining—through force—fusion or entanglement. Titans are students of the clash, whether through locked blades or…
809624678Prismatic WarlockWhen I was a New Light, our trainers made us meditate for hours on end. Sitting in silence, focusing on a single point: a candle, a mirror, the Traveler in the distance. I thought we were focusing our Light to manipulate the physical word. But now, centur…
814239767Crawlway SinkThe Hunter kept her breathing steady as she pushed one arm above her head to grab the next handhold. Her grip found purchase on a rough piece of the narrow cave wall, and she strained to heave herself forward through the crevice. Her flashlight hotly illum…
1347908442Unbridled IridescenceContrary to universal understanding of pre-Veil contact philosophy, personhood is measurable. What defines personhood is consciousness within the principal state of existence, mathematically defined through infinite probability testing by the Vex as our…
2525637070Unified TheoryThe arrival of a Thresher to the Tower always gets the Hangar buzzing. Today more than usual.  The Eliksni engineer Niik waits just beyond the black and yellow dashed line to greet the vessel on its arrival, joined by Ana Bray and her mechanical hound, Ar…
3392333795Ronin Shell"He's completely infuriating!" Osiris hissed, looking out over the City from the window of the Consensus office. The latest repairs to the City's outer wall were progressing slowly, but it rose higher with each passing day. "Mm-hmm," Tallulah said. She s…
1436519792Spectrum ShellIt is strange to be awake, physically, after so long spent wandering. Keeping a log will help, at the very least to track the days. As will my silly little joke to make myself feel important, two days after the rebeginning of myself. Anno… me. I suppose.…
1175931148PolychromaA question for myself; how necessary is the entirety of humanity to bring about a new Golden Age? Were Humans the part that made the original one successful, or was it the Traveler? My research shows that numerous other species benefited from the Travel…
1658124147Semitone Shift"Thank you," Saint-14 said, and in the same casual breath, added, "I love you." The Consensus office was quiet but for the gentle hum of the terminals displaying Guardian feeds. Saint sat at his desk, where Osiris had just handed him a datapad with the d…
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