The Inverted Spire Strike

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++ The Cistern, Nessus

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Failsafe: A friendly warning: I am detecting seismic events all along the planet’s crust. I believe the Red Legion is to blame.
Failsafe Second Half: Hey, who wants to bet the Vex will tear us all apart trying to fix it?
Zavala: Agreed. Be careful, Guardian. There’s no one out there to back you up.
Zavala: The Red Legion has compromised this planet’s crust. My scouts report multiple seismic events across the surface.
Failsafe: Analysing radio chatter. Commander, I believe the Legion is responsible. Perhaps they are conducting some sort of research?
Ghost: Huh. Even their scientists are bullies.
Zavala: Cayde’s scouts have made a distressing report.
Ghost: According to the data, it’s a Red Legion research team. Research? All I can picture is bigger explosions!
Zavala: We cannot allow them any advantage. This war has gone on too long.
Zavala: Welcome to Nessus. This planet is crawling with Vex. The Red Legion have sent in crews, and we need to know why. Failsafe, are you online?
Failsafe: Commander, your favourite AI is primed and ready. I have prepared back doors into several key Vex systems. We have detected a series of seismic disruptions. The Cabal may be responsible.
Zavala: We need to know what we’re dealing with. Yours are the boots on the ground, Guardian. Good luck.

** Ghost scans the conflux.

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Ghost: On your right: a waterfall of Vex… milk. Yes, Vex milk. @DrJazzyBebop
Ghost: Oh, look! Look! It’s a Vex milk waterfall, can we stop and - aww. @DrJazzyBebop

++ The Anchor, Nessus

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Ghost: Hey, Failsafe! You’re all cozy in your data core. Any advice on an energy shield?
Failsafe: I believe the nearby Vex constructs maintain that barrier.
Ghost: Well, I could’ve - OK, we’ll shoot them.
Ghost: Oh, a barrier. This planet loves barriers. Zavala, I think they’re trying to contain the Red Legion.
Zavala: They have bigger problems. Namely you, Guardian.

++ Excavation Site VII, Nessus

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Ghost: What could the Red Legion possibly be drilling for?
Failsafe: According to radio chatter, they want to build more guns.
Failsafe Second Half: Who could have guessed?
Ghost: Look at those drills. Even the Vex can’t stop a Cabal invasion.
Zavala: Survival is a temporary condition. For all of us.
Failsafe: Friendly query: what have you done to attract such hostile species to my planet?
Zavala: Rest easy, Failsafe. The Guardian has this.
Ghost: Zavala: giant drills. Apparently, Cabal research equals giant drills. ZAVALA!
Zavala: Preparation wins any fight, Ghost. Should they deploy the drills on Earth, we’ll need your expertise.

** The Guardian finds Vex and Cabal fighting near the drill site.

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Ghost: And of course the drills have armed crews.
Failsafe: Friendly suggestion: Drop them first, Cap.
Ghost: Zavala! Looks like the drills are manned by a full battalion of Cabal!
Zavala: A full battalion? What is that to you, who have slain gods in the heart of the Black Garden?
Ghost: And of course the drills have armed crews.
Failsafe: If it’s helpful, I suggest you deal with the drills when the shooting stops.
Ghost: The shooting never stops…

** The Guardian defeats the two Cabal drill officers.

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Ghost: You know, Cayde got stuck stealing from the Vex. Why didn’t that happen to the Red Legion?
Failsafe: Calculating Red Legion similarity to the Cayde-6: .0001%.
Failsafe Second Half: Plus, you know, Cayde’s dumb.
Ghost: You’re both depressing and unhelpful.
Failsafe: Just so you know: I have detected a massive Vex energy signature.
Ghost: And the only way to reach it is down past those giant, pointy drill bits? Good!

** Ghost scans the terminal.

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Ghost: Do the Vex want this drill? If I were them I’d want it gone. @DrJazzyBebop
Ghost: Hey, wait! We’re not Cabal! @DrJazzyBebop
Ghost: I think they want their drill back! @DrJazzyBebop

** The Guardian defeats all the attackers (Vex or Cabal). The transit system is reoriented.

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Ghost: I think it’s lined up. Right? @DrJazzyBebop
Ghost: Let’s hope this thing launches in the right direction! Or it’s going to be a short trip. @DrJazzyBebop

** Protheon changes to solar with an arc weapon.

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Ghost: It’s switching guns! @DrJazzyBebop

** The Guardian defeats Protheon, Modular Mind.

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Ghost: That did it! Modular Mind is down!
Failsafe Second Half: So… Cabal scientists can take a punch, but they’re not very smart. I guess they cracked open the planet and that Mind came crawling out?
Ghost: Golden Age computer core and that’s all she came up with? I could’ve said that.
Failsafe: If you’d like my insight, I’ve filed an after-action report complete with four hundred and thirty-three tactical notes. I win.
Ghost: Zavala. Modular Mind neutralized.
Zavala: Vex weapons would have been a nightmare in Red Legion’s hands. You won us an entire theater of this war. I would say you deserve a rest, but we need you elsewhere. Something tells me that suits you just fine.
Ghost: Zavala. Modular Mind neutralized. Hey, hey Failsafe.
Failsafe: Yes, friendly Ghost?
Ghost: We did it. We did a great job. Admit it.
Failsafe Second Half: Technically, the captain did. You live in her backpack.
Ghost: Ugh! Switch off.
Zavala: Well done. Failsafe, what’s your assessment of this incident?
Failsafe: Vex records indicate the Cabal discovered the Mind, and dug into this world to capture it. Had the Red Legion achieved their goal, I estimate a 60% chance this planetoid would have been destroyed in the ensuing battles. Luckily, the captain stepped in.

@Volts42 thank you for uploading a clip from the strike! Could you please upload the clip to Google Drive and then post a link next to the dialogue section you’ve transcribed? We’ll eventually have to put all the clips together in one long (very loooonnngggg…) video for the strike transcript so it’s easier to have the clips uploaded somewhere like Google Drive where they can be downloaded from. Thank you!