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"Legends say that Mercury was once a garden world. Now its surface, baked in the Sun's glare, is honeycombed with forgotten Vex structures. No life stirs here. Not anymore."
Grimoire Description[1]

Star, position:

Sol, I





4,879 kilometers


.38 g

Length of day:

58 days 15 hours 30 minutes

Length of year:

88 days




Mercury is a planet in the Solar System. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and was inhabited by humanity during the Golden Age, in which it was transformed into a garden world. During the Collapse, the Vex transformed Mercury into a machine planet within days of their arrival.[2] The Sun, as seen on the surface, appears to be massive yet not blindingly bright; this is likely a result of Vex influence.[3]

Though the world is dominated by the Vex, others have managed to visit Mercury. The Cult of Osiris maintains a camp on Mercury at the Lighthouse, Flawless champions of the Trials of Osiris may visit here. [3] The Sunbreakers have their Forge here as well. The Cabal built an outpost at Vertigo, but have disappeared.[4]


Mercury is not an explorable world, but is visited through the Crucible. Players can either engage each other on the one of the various battlefields there, or meet the criteria to gain entry to The Lighthouse through the Trials of Osiris.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Mercury
  2. ^ Youtube: Official Destiny E3 Trailer -- New Beginnings
  3. ^ a b Bungie (2015-5-`9), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: The Lighthouse
  4. ^ Gameinformer: We Analyze Destiny: The Taken King’s Eight New Crucible Maps