Name: The Black Garden
Recorded 25th January 2017
Meridian Bay, Mars
Ghost – I don’t think we’ll get a second chance at this. We pull this off, we can save the Traveller. If not, the Vex will seize our worlds.
Guardian lands in Barrens
Ghost – The Gate Lord’s Eye is still charged. Let’s head for the Gate.
Guardian proceeds toward the Valley of Kings
Ghost – The Vex are going to do everything they can to keep us out of the Black Garden.
Guardian approaches the Gate
Gate defenders terminated
Gate portal opens
Ghost – I hope this works!
Guardian is teleported
Ghost – Where are we? If this is the Black Garden, it’s not on any map of known space and time. I guess we just keep going.
Guardian approaches still Vex
Ghost – They’re in some kind of stasis
Guardian explores the Garden
Guardian ambushed by Vex
Guardian approaches stair case, Heart discovered deep into the Garden.
Ghost – There’s something extremely dark down below. I think we have found the Black Garden’s heart.
Guardian trapped and ambushed by Vex controlling a barrier
Ghost – The Vex here are controlling that barrier. Take them out.
Divisive Mind destroyed
Ghost – Barrier’s down.
Guardian travels further through the Garden
Guardian finds the entrance to the Heart
Ghost – Dead end. The heart is just beyond here.
This place is just one big machine. Get me close to the Clusters!
Guardian makes attack on defending Vex
Ghost scans first cluster
Ghost – I can manipulate them, just need to break their manifold encryption…
That did it! Let’s hit the other one!
It’s working! A spire is forming!
Conflux spire appears
Ghost scans remaining cluster
Ghost – It’s all starting to make sense.
Let’s see if it worked!
Vex spire fully builds
Ghost scans entrance Conflux
Ghost – All we need is permission to enter. As a Gate Lord.
Gate Lord Key formed, charged by spire.
Ghost – The Heart of the Black Garden.
Well, here goes nothing. Or everything.
Guardian enters above Vex ritual
Vex sense light of the Guardian
Ghost – So… think you can kill a God?
Guardian – Don’t think I have a choice.
Black Heart shrouds Vex statue in darkness
Vex surround and overwhelm Guardian, Guardian retaliates
Black Heart awakens Vex statue – Eschaton Mind
Ghost – The Heart is bringing that statue to life!
Eschaton Mind terminated
Ghost – The Heart is dying! Keep fighting them!
Black Heat awakens Vex statue – Imminent Mind
Imminent Mind terminated
Black Heart awakens Vex Stature – Primeval Mind
Vex attack in heavy force
Primeval Mind terminated
Black Garden Heart erupts
Mars connected with the Black Garden
Ghost – We’re back, on Mars. The shroud of Darkness is lifting and Light returns to the Traveller! The Speaker is calling us home.
Tower, Last City, Earth
The Speaker – For centuries we feared the forces of Darkness massing against us. We sought to hide and cower beneath a broken God.
These Guardians show us what we are, what we have always been and what we will be again.
We are what remains of the Light…and we will not be stamped out.
Tower loading bay
Exo Stranger – It’s a day for pretty speeches and medals. But we know the real fight takes place out there.
Exo Stranger presents a rifle for the Guardian
Exo Stranger - There is so much more, Guardian. I’ve seen terrible things born out in the Darkness. Every moment brings them closer.
All ends are beginnings… Our fight is far from over.
Exo Stranger exits
Guardian boards ship for Orbit
Dark Heart Fragments
Ghost A remnant of the struggle that cleansed the Black Garden. The Speaker would rejoice to see it.