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Rejected Grimoire Cards

Click here to read 16 more! The Crucible “As if things couldn’t be any worse while I’m lying there, bleeding out from a shotgun blast and enduring my assailant’s cod piece smacking against my helmet, I hear Lord Shaxx come over my Comm Link. He tells me that I’ll learn from this defeat. You know what I learned? Shaxx is ... Read More »

Spinfoil Sunday: SIVA and the Worms

Welcome to Spinfoil Sunday, the day to make wildly unfounded speculations about Destiny lore. This week, let’s talk about the possible link between SIVA and the assorted worm-creatures of Destiny’s story. The Books of Sorrow entrenched the Hive Worms – and by extension, the Ahamkara – as a core element of the game narrative. If nothing else, the two groups of ... Read More »

The Taken King’s 5 Biggest Mysteries


With the release of The Taken King, Bungie showed us that they could deliver satisfying story-telling and character development. We got cutscenes! Cayde-6 and Eris Morn turned from sources of one-liners into mildly relatable individuals. And at last, with the Books of Sorrow, we were treated to the backstory we deserved. And what lore it was! A cohesive narrative, chronicling ... Read More »

Spinfoil Monday: The Nemesis Star


Welcome to another edition of Spinfoil Sunday Monday, when we put on our protective hats and stare unblinking into the abyss. This week, we’ll be discussing the Nemesis Star and cyclical extinctions. Last time we took a look at the wild theory that SIVA has something – somehow – to do with the worms. The Nemesis Star theory states that ... Read More »

Spinfoil Sunday: Who was Dredgen Yor?

Feature image artwork by Buckle up, Guardians, and put on your Spinfoil hats. Because this week, we’re tackling a endlessly inspiring, endlessly fascinating, and endlessly frustrating topic: Thorn. And more specifically, the identity of Dredgen Yor. Since the days of Vanilla Destiny, Thorn has been one of the community’s favorite subjects. The corruption of a Guardian. The showdown on Dwindler’s ... Read More »

The Daughters of Praedyth (Chapter 10)

For Tess, passing back through the gate into three dimensions was like walking out of the ocean. She felt a sort of existential weight sluicing off from her. Existence became simpler, narrower, more compact. But where the ocean had buoyed her up and let her move in any direction, now she was limited to walking on a single plane. For ... Read More »

A Light in Time (Chapter 2)

[Previously in Part 1 of ‘A Light in Time’: Erebus has been sent by the Vanguard to patrol Venera’s Landing, an area southeast of the Ishtar Sink, and locate an undetermined Vex Warpgate. The Vex Hezen Corrective have suddenly taken an interest in this location and it is up to Erebus to figure out what is going on. Upon arrival, ... Read More »

A Light in Time (Chapter 1)

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…..Venera’s Landing — Station 17 ….. …..Several hundred kilometers Southeast of the Ishtar Sink….. ….. …..Day Five — Investigation of an Undetermined Vex Warpgate Location….. ….. …..Guardian — Erebus Eques — Warlock….. ….. …..7300S30300E….. Venus, a warm and very wet planet. It is astonishingly beautiful, but I hate it. I prefer cold climates. They’re more predictable. In any case, I ... Read More »

On the Bright Side – Mite Madness


When news of a mysterious disease broke this week, we here at On the Brightside knew it was our duty to investigate this hard hitting story. So, we slowly crawled out from under the rusted golden age relic we’ve been living under, dusted off our armor, and rocketed off to the barren landscape of Mars. We were expecting to find ... Read More »

The Daughters of Praedyth (Chapter 9)


Cayde-6 was quiet for so long that Kvioh finally asked him: “So, is that the end of the story? What’s the question you wanted to ask me?” Kvioh was looking at him, but Cayde could see the forefinger of her right hand tracing a shape on the floor of her cell. As he watched her finger move, he recognized the ... Read More »

The Daughters of Praedyth (Chapter 8)

“Incoming! Get down, get down!” Sweet Susie screamed. Her warning was overborne by  a harsher metallic bellowing as steel and concrete were peeled away around and above them. The massive, building-sized Vex unit had begun firing on them almost instantly after it awakened. Its arsenal included a massive energy weapon, rapid-fire projectile guns, and a close range sonic powerful enough ... Read More »

The Daughters of Praedyth (Chapter 7)

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“That isolation chamber was constructed entirely out of a yttrium and cobalt alloy. It took years to get the magnetic fields perfectly aligned so that the chamber was completely insulated from every form of radiation. You ladies managed to completely ruin it in less than two minutes.  I hope you’re proud of yourselves.” Dr. Shim had removed his helmet for ... Read More »

Lore: Battles of the City

In my last report we discussed the Exo Stranger and her possible relationship to the Ishtar Collective. Today, we’ll be discussing a portion of the City’s history. The Tower wasn’t always bright; Six Fronts, Battle at Burning Lake, the Great Disaster on Luna, and Battle of Twilight Gap. We’ll begin with the battle that some  scholars here in the Tower believe ... Read More »

On the Bright Side – Consumable Craze

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Guardians pop consumables every day, without giving much thought to where they come from, what goes in them, or how they’re affecting our space warrior bodies. Consumable use in Last Safe City is at an all-time high. Whether it’s to casually gain a bit more reputation per strike, or feverishly farm Draksis with Three of Coins. Xur, who conveniently couldn’t be contacted for a ... Read More »

New Debts – Chapter 10

Click here to read previous chapters.   When I stepped off the transport jet from the Tower, I had no idea what to do next. There was a target on my back. What was worse, anyone I involved at this point might end up with the same target on them. Perhaps most frustratingly, I didn’t know why. I stopped in my tracks, ... Read More »

On The Bright Side – Disappearing Act

The Moon is a strange landscape. It’s full of imposing Hive enemies, and ancient relics of a bygone era when humanity first experimented with space travel. It is also the setting of the mysterious disappearance of Sammy SwordWielder, a guardian that set out on a journey to collect Soliton Flares, and was never heard from again. While there isn’t much ... Read More »

New Debts – Chapter 9

Click here to read previous chapters. I sat at my desk for an hour alternatively stunned and angry. Balan’s death could not be a coincidence. I’d asked him for a favor and it had gotten him killed. Someone had just shown their hand. The Shepherds were the key. Rupert knew about them and he’d been killed. Balan knew about them and now ... Read More »

New Debts – Chapter 8

Click here to read previous chapters. My shirt dried and I ended up having a very pleasant conversation with Balan. He’d seen some pretty insane stuff, and those were just the stories he felt like telling me. The things he didn’t want to talk about, I probably didn’t want to hear about. What gives a Guardian nightmares? I hope I never find ... Read More »