"There are threats that must be faced with unfettered aggression. Are you ready?" - Commander Zavala
Our enemies hide among our lost worlds, plotting to ensure our extinction. But the Vanguard keeps a vigilant watch on places where the creatures of the Darkness grow strongest, and seeks Guardians bold enough to join forces to face them.
"The Dust Palace is lost to us again. Back in Cabal hands. Word is they've let Psion Flayers out of their cages, to dig around in the Central AI's Cortex. Which means they really want what's buried in there. If Rasputin was protecting it, it's valuable. We've got to flush those Flayers out." - Cayde-6
"The Fallen will continue to claw at the walls of our City, unless we strike them down. Beneath the ruins of the Cosmodrome, in the shadow of an old colony ship, we've located the House of Devils' Lair - and the High Servitor feeding them their strength. We must destroy this machine god...and send their souls screaming back to hell." - Commander Zavala
"Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold." - Commander Zavala
“Omnigul is the last of Crota's generals. She is the architect of her master's wakening. She'll spawn countless armies to feed his will. As long as she lives... the threat of Crota's return will always haunt this world. Track her down, and exterminate every Hive that stands in your way.“ - Eris Morn
"The Wolves have sent a mercenary to Luna. Taniks, the Scarred. He would steal from the Hive all they know. Would align the Fallen with the shadows. You will stop him... but he will rejoice in your interference. Embraces conflict does Taniks. Revels in the trophies he collects from all he defeats. End his games." - Variks, the Loyal
“Some creatures of the Hive strain against the Will of Oryx. Alak-Hul the Darkblade is one such. Long ago he fomented rebellion against the King, and attempted to take his mantle. Alak-Hul failed, and now awaits the 'mercy' of the Hive. Given the chance, the Darkblade will step in to take Oryx's crown. We must not allow another Prince to rise.” - Eris Morn
“Funny story for you. Remember that Centurion Oryx 'took' right after you landed on the Dreadaught? Then the Centurion and that Taken Ogre tried to stop you from killing the King? Heh. Didn't work. So the Centurion's bond-brothers are pretty angry they lost their commander. They're leading a team to blow the Dreadnaught's core. The core goes, and most of the system goes with it. You're gonna make sure that doesn't happen” - Cayde-6
“The Vex still mourn the loss of the Nexus Mind. But for the Vex, time is relative. In one moment, a construct is lost. In the next, it is reborn. When a powerful part of the network is lost, the Restorative Mind is summoned. It has begun creating a bridge through time. A bridge that, if it is not destroyed, will see the Nexus Mind reborn.” - Ikora Rey
“The Taken King is dead. Yet still his armies writhe and claw at our worlds. Even as you led the assault on the Dreadnaught, a powerful Taken warbeast fled for the safety of the Shrine to Oryx. The would-be Prince Malok works to perfect a dark sorcery. He must be destroyed.” - Eris Morn
"The Splicers’ High Priest has crews pushing further underground in the Plaguelands. Looks like a large-scale mobilization against a Hive nest."
"An army of Hive controlled by the Splicers would be the end of Old Russia."
“Could be the end of everything. The Devils are evolving. Neutralize them before this goes any further, Guardian.” Shiro-4 and Ghost
“You’d think the fact you took out their High Priest would slow the Splicers down. No such luck.
“I’m tracking reports of Fallen Splicers spotted in and around the Hellmouth. Intel suggests they’re hunting Ogres. Get down there and make sure they don’t snatch up any more fodder for their twisted experiments." Shiro-4
“Our foes of late have been myriad. Each had decided by instinct or willful intent that humanity’s time was over.
“We disagreed; none of us more vehemently than you. What you and your allies have done for this system cannot be measured in worth. And I would call on your Light again, to lead Strike missions across every world. Set some records—serve as inspiration for the new Guardians who join us every day and give them a pinnacle to reach for. The Vanguard is watching.” Commander Zavala
“Remember Omnigul? Hive general with the lovely voice? She's back.”
“Vanguard scouts report she's undone her death.”
“’ ‘Undone her death?’ You make it sound like she pulled her knitting apart.”
“Eris would tell you not to make light of this.”
“That's why she's not here.”
“There's no telling what else might follow, Guardian. Destroy Omnigul and any lingering threats.” Cayde-6 and Ikora Rey
“Variks has brought unsettling news. The Devil Splicers have used SIVA to resurrect an old foe: Taniks the Scarred has become Taniks Perfected.”
“Taniks's crew has joined the Splicers. They're using SIVA to reanimate his body and overtake his territory. Lord Saladin says you were indispensable in Old Russia, Guardian. We thought you should be the one to handle this.” Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey
“The Vex have restarted their world-eating machine in a bid to restore their Nexus. In time, Venus will be consumed—“
“And listen to this! Scouts report that the Vex have upgraded the Nexus Mind with tech from the Vault of Glass.”
“Do you need something, Cayde?”
“No! Just here to support my favorite Guardian.”
“I'm sure. Let's take that Nexus Mind apart.” Ikora Rey and Cayde-6
“The Light flows through you, Guardian. Seize it. Feel its power. Unleash it on the minions of the Darkness. They will fall.” The Speaker
Face the enemy’s elite with the full power of your Light. Expose them and leave them defenseless. Rejoice in the destruction.