Quest: A Ranger Lost, The Nightstalker's Trail

Name: Quest: A Ranger Lost, The Nightstalker’s Trail
Recorded: 2020.03.02


++ Tower Plaza, The Last City, Earth

** The Guardian approaches Cayde-6 in the Hall of Guardians.

Cayde-6: Feel like taking a trip? I got a missing persons case. I sent an old friend, a Nightstalker names Tevis, out to map the Vex gate network. He hasn’t come back. Get out there and find him, Guardian. There aren’t enough stalkers around that we can just go losing one.

A Ranger Lost

** Cayde-6 describes what it means to be a Hunter and a Nightstalker.

Cayde-6: What does it mean to be a Hunter? I say, it’s all about where you belong. The Warlocks have their libraries, the Titans have their walls… but Hunters belong in the wilds. Out there, you wanna live? You better have a quick shot, or a sharp blade. A lot of us are loners. But that’s not the only path. Some of us know the difference a Fireteam makes. Some of us… we touch the Void. Make it a part of us. And then we take a name… Nightstalker. Hunt from the shadows, pin them down, and never let them see you coming.

++ Campus 9, Ishtar Sink, Venus

** The Guardian arrives on Venus and begins their search for Tevis discovering piles of destroyed Vex covered in Void.

Cayde-6: Tevis is our most experienced Nightstalker. We can’t afford to lose him. Plus, y’know, he’s an old friend. Owes me money.

Ghost: A Nightstalker’s bow leaves behind very precise scarring. Fascinating.

Tevis: If anyone can hear me — I don’t think I’m on Venus anymore. This looks an awful lot like the Black Garden.

** The Guardian enters the Endless Steps.

Cayde-6: Tevis? That you?

Tevis: Cayde? Good that I can’t smell your breath. Listen, I stepped through the gate. My ghost is still on the other side.

Cayde-6: Well, he’s in a great mood. See if you can find his ghost. If Tevis is stuck in the Black Garden, he’ll need you.

** The Guardian approaches the massive Vex Gate and is ambushed by the Vex. The Guardian proceeds to defeat multiple waves of Vex.

Cayde-6: That was a lot of shooting. You all right?

Ghost: We’re fine. I’m picking up the origin point of the broadcast: it’s a dead ghost.

Cayde-6: Right. Let’s hope Tevis is still kicking.

** The Guardian finds the dead ghost and Ghost examines it.

Cayde-6: Tevis, if you can hear us, we’re getting telemetry through your ghost.

Tevis: The Vex are attacking quicker and quicker. I got no Ghost, and a bow that’s short on Light.

Ghost: We can use the Gate in the Valley of Kings to get him out. Let’s go!

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