We all, I’m sure, remember our three-eyed, green-eyed, friend, Eris Morn. The one with the glowing green ball. Obviously, Her most prevalent story appearance was in the Taken King, helping us to kill Oryx. But what has always perked mine, and many other’s, interests, is the final cutscene in the campaign. She approaches Oryx’s sword on the dreadnought and says “My Queen. You were right. The guardian was the key. For the first time, the whispers are silent. It is done. I have accepted my fate. I will not fail.” She then touches Oryx’s sword, and it disintegrates, revealing the crystal that will become Dark Drinker.
In this cutscene, she says “My Queen.” Who is she addressing? Was she wreaking vengeance on Oryx for the Queen’s destruction in the Reef? If so, what was her purpose? After playing Warmind, I decided to play Taken King again, for pleasure, and for a refresher on Oryx and his story. In doing so, I came across a startling realisation and theory.
But it is the dialogue in this scene and the question of Eris Morn’s motives that have bothered me for a while. Finally, I feel like I have an answer.
Taken King. King as in denoting a male. We know that Oryx has two sisters. Savathun, and Xivu Arath. The last we heard of Xivu Arath, she fled into the deep nothingness of space. Savathun also went away. We have noticed activity in Destiny 2 on Titan, where the Hive have been trying in some way to bring Savathun back into our world. Eris Morn was with the First Crota fireteam. No one knows what happened to her between her time on the First Crota Fireteam and when she showed up in the tower. What if, during the time that she was stranded in the netherealm of the Hive, she became influenced by Savathun? To me, this makes lots of sense. She became a servant of Savathun, a vessel by which to carry out means of bringing her back to the world. She aided us in killing Oryx, so that Savathun could take power in his place. Then, once she had accomplished her goal, she went to Titan. “I have accepted my fate. I will not fail,” in my mind pertains to this new goal of bringing Savathun back. Therefore I believe that Eris has been the one leading the Hive to summoning back Savathun.