Homecoming (BETA)

Name: Homecoming
URL: https://youtu.be/taDnxTISieg
Recorded: 18.07.2017


Hall of Guardians, The Tower, Last City

Cayde-6 Ikora, if you tell me this is a practical joke. Well, it kills me to say it, but I - I would be really impressed.

Ikora Impressing you, Cayde, is the easiest thing I’ll do all day.

Zavala Lets get serious people.

Cayde-6 Zavala! This is my serious face. Can’t you tell?

Zavala Ikora, what have you got?

Ikora Someone or something has sabotaged the Skyline Defence Systems.

Cayde-6 And comms have been spotty for the last few hours. Every sensor beyond the wall has gone dark.

Zavala Hmmm… Maybe it’s just the storm. Maybe it’s… What are the sat feeds telling us?

Ikora Nothing

Cayde-6 Well, thats good, right?

Ikora No! I mean, they’re not there. There are no satellites.

Cayde-6 And that’s not good.

Zavala sees approaching armada of warships coming out of the storm

Zavala Battle stations!

Warships fire missiles at The Tower

Zavala Everyone with me, Now!

Zavala bubbles, and Ikora blinks herself and Cayde-6 inside

Ikora Hang on!

Zavala struggles to maintain the shield under heavy fire. The armada passes overhead flying toward The Traveller

GHOST Repeat, Tower Approach, this is City Hawk seven-two-three. Anyone home…?


GHOST No response on any channels, even the emergency frequencies. [sigh] What is going on back there? Remember when I told you that you fly too fast? Forget I said that. Fly fast.

Tower Watch, The Last City, Earth

GHOST Our home… Everything’s gone. The Tower… The City…

GHOST Cabal!

GHOST Big armour, bigger guns. Like giant space rhinos; smash first, ask questions never.

Zavala This is Commander Zavala. Civilians: report to evac points. Guardians: rendezvous in the Plaza. Our City will not fall.

Cayde-6 appears in doorway fighting Cabal

GHOST Cayde!

Cayde-6 Hey you two! Gimme a sec.

Cayde-6 defeats the Cabal with his Golden Gun

GHOST What’s going on?

Cayde-6 Zavala’s doing the hero act in the Plaza. Me? I’ve got a date with whoever’s behind this. It’ll be a short date.

Cayde-6 transmats to his ship

Guardian meets up with Shaxx defending civilians

Shaxx Over here, Warlock. My armoury is open to you. Follow the path from there. It will lead you through the hangar to the plaza. I’ll take care of these people. If the Cabal want war, give them war.

Tower Announcement Evacuation order Seven Seven is in effect. This is not a drill. All civilians report to designated evacuation areas immediately.

TOWER HANGAR, The Last City, Earth

GHOST Look at the size of that thing. It must be their command ship.

Guardian defeats a flying a cabal squad

GHOST They’re not just assaulting the City. Look at the Traveler!

Cayde-6 OK. My Ghost keeps tagging these Cabal as “Red Legion.” Ikora what d’ya got?

Ikora Rumors, mostly. An elite faction of the Cabal, deathly loyal to their commander. But that is irrelevant. They are attacking the Traveler! We MUST get to it now!

Zavala Negative. The Traveler can wait. We will protect our people at any cost.

GHOST The Traveler… what is that… thing they’re attaching to it?

Guardian arrives at the Tower plaza where Zavala is defending against Red Legion

Zavala These Red Legion are well trained. But we are better. We will hold this line until the last civilian is safely away.

Ship fires missiles

Zavala Incoming! Fall back to my shield!

Zavala Don’t let them past the gate! The evac shuttles are back there!

Guardian and Zavala defeat the first wave of enemies

Zavala We hold here. That command ship- it’s next on my list.

Zavala Missiles! Stay inside my shield!

Guardian and Zavala defeat the second wave of enemies

Zavala More Red Legion! Show them what Guardians are made of!

Guardian and Zavala defeat the third wave of enemies

Ikora Zavala, the last of the shuttle is away. But the Speaker - he never made it. I’m going to look for him.

Zavala I’ve got the plaza. Go with Ikora. Find the Speaker!

GHOST We’re on it, Commander!

Zavala Another barrage! Go Guardian!!! Just go! I’ll take care of these.

GHOST We need to find The Speaker.

Running towards the North Tower, the Guardian passes sweeper bot who has found her whistle protocol

Tower North, The Last City, Earth

Ikora Nova Bombs a squad of Red Legion

GHOST Ikora!

Ikora The Speaker is gone. Red Legion, you will take no more from us. And you will find no mercy in me!

Ikora jumps on a Cabal ship

GHOST Zavala-

Zavala She’ll find the Speaker. We need to move that command ship. Now head to the North Tower. I’m sending Amanda Holliday to pick you up.

Zavala Amanda’s inbound! She’ll drop you on the command ship.

Amanda Someone told me you need a ride.

Amanda transmats the Guardian onto her ship

Amanda Zavala, picked up that Guardian you never shut up about.

Zavala Get them on that command ship - Now!

Amanda Hold on back there!

Amanda looks at the Traveler

Amanda: Come on, big guy. Do something.

The ship is hit by minor fire

Amanda Ugh!

Amanda pulls up to an unshielded area of the command ship

Amanda All right, Guardian! Time to kick’em where it hurts.

THE IMMORTAL Command Ship, The Last City, Earth

Amanda Let us know when the shields are down and we’ll hit that ship with everything we got.

GHOST: That hologram could help. Let me take a look.

Ghost scans the hologram

GHOST Let me at that console. We can find a schematic in there. OK, the shield generator should be at the bottom of the ship.

Guardian defeats Pashk, the Searing Will

Zavala Cayde! What’s your status?

Cayde-6 Uh… little low on ammo. The whole flaming pistol [static] burning out. Any… [static]… heard from Ikora?

Zavala Not since she went [static] for the Speaker. Form up! [static] on me!

Guardian defeats Brann, The Unbent Blade

GHOST The shield generator should be straight ahead.

Guardian defeats Kreth, the Living Skyfire

GHOST All right. Destroy the turbines. The shields should fizzle.

First turbine is destroyed

GHOST Yes! Just like that!

Second turbine is destroyed

GHOST Heat levels rising! It’s working!

Third turbine is destroyed

GHOST Zavala! We did it! The shields are down!


GHOST Zavala?

GHOST Amanda! We’re headed topside!

[Static and combat]

GHOST Amanda?! Anyone?!

The Guardian runs out onto the back deck to see the Traveller being encircled

GHOST How do we come back from this?

Ghaul You don’t.

Ghaul Welcome to a world without Light.

Ghaul activates the device around the Traveller and the Guardian loses their light

GHOST Guardian, something’s wrong…

Ghost falls to the ground

Ghaul Do not look at me, creature!

Ghaul kicks Guardian

Ghaul You are weak. Undisciplined. Cowering behind walls. You’re not brave. You’ve merely forgotten the fear of death. Allow me to reacquaint you.

Ghaul punches Guardian towards the end of his ship, Ghost falls off the edge

Ghaul Your kind never deserved the power you were given. I am Ghaul. And your light… is mine.

Ghaul kicks Guardian off the command ship


Created Homecoming based on this post.


Hey there Dani! You are a HUGE contributior to transcripts and that’s awesome! I haven’t finished reading this transcript yet but I just wanted to say that I think “There are no satellites.” should be: “There are NO satellites!” Because I felt that Ikora was suprised when she said it. Thank you for continuing to transcript and make life easier for the lore community! :smiley:


Perhaps “There are no satellites”, based on which word she emphasizes.

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I was using the capitalisation that was in the actual subtitles. Bungie didn’t capitalise or italicise that sentence, but they did capitalise later ones.

What do people think then? Should I change it?

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I don’t have very strong feelings either way :slight_smile:

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I personally think that if the subtitles don’t emphasize it, then don’t emphasize it. Destinypedia has a policy where we don’t alter mistakes in official releases by Bungie, even if those mistakes are glaringly obvious.

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We have a slightly different policy on transcripts.

But I don’t know if this rule applies in this case.


Go with your gut, then.

YES! That’s perfect! It sounds like the words are emphasized to me. :+1:

I’m investigating a report that there are extra lines in the PC Beta @baxter


I heard Ikora say that the Red Legion have never known defeat when Cayde asked her about the Red Legion in the Homecoming mission on pc. It was a new alternative text.

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Please send me the video. I need the actual video file, not a link to a you tube video please. Either some drive service or via Discord

Sadly, my computer couldn’t handle D2 and recording.

well, ok. Im going to leave it out. Technically, the recording was correct for the console beta. If the new lines are in the console version of the game, then the real home coming transcript will reflect that.

@baxter do you want to keep this as a Beta transcript (for compare/comarison stuff later down the line) or do you want me to over write it with the proper homecoming transcript?