Brother Vance is a blind disciple and representative of the Cult of Osiris. When the Wolf Rebellion began, Vance travelled to the Vestian Outpost in the Reef and attempted to recruit the strongest Guardians for the Trials of Osiris, offering entry and rewards to the event. After leaving the Reef, Vance led The Lighthouse, a Cult outpost on Mercury located near the entrance to the Infinite Forest. He has written multiple books on Osiris and spends much time reading the portents and watching for Osiris’ prophecies to come true. Ikora Rey derisively called Vance “Osiris’ greatest fan.” The de facto leader of the cult, Brother Vance, admits to having never met Osiris, and expresses intense jealousy that the Guardian met with him in the Infinite Forest.
Chronicler of Osiris
As a young follower of Osiris, Vance rejected the teachings of the Speaker and instead believed in the exiled Warlock's views on the Traveler. He wished to be a Guardian so that he could follow in his hero's footsteps and chronicled the life of Osiris in several books. However, he ended up in a accident that cost him his eyesight and nearly his life. This traumatic experience led to Vance believing that somehow Osiris had granted his wish to become a Guardian, and he claimed in his delusion to be an old Warlock like Osiris. Among his texts that he wrote was "The Definitive History of Osiris", in which he claimed that the Speaker created the Consensus to provide the illusion of democracy to the Last City in the aftermath of the Iron Lords death.
Recruiting at the Vestian Outpost
When the Wolf Rebellion began in the Reef, Vance was contacted by Sister Faora, who noted that the Last City would likely never allow the Trials of Osiris to take place there despite the progress Lord Shaxx had made with the Crucible. She instead suggested to Vance that he travel to the Reef and attempt to set up the Trials there, as the Guardians were being allowed within select sections of the Reef due to the Rebellion. This would also allow Vance to gain an audience with Queen Mara Sov, who was an ally of Osiris, and that hopefully the Vanguard would not look for a reason beyond the Trials to explain why the Cult of Osiris was there. Vance was allowed access to the Vestian Outpost by the Queen and he set up a shrine in the outpost in the hopes of attracting Guardians into competing in the Trials of Osiris. While there he met a Guardian and was astounded by how the Light shined around them, and noted that he now understood why Osiris was interested in them. Vance had a meeting with Mara at some point during his stay at the Vestian Outpost where she told Vance a secret that he believed he was destined to tell Osiris.
The Return of Osiris
Combating the Infinite Mind
After the defeat of Panoptes and the reunion between Osiris and Ikora, Vance was visited by the Young Wolf. He was aghast that Osiris had returned to the Infinite Forest and the Guardian had not brought him to meet Vance, demanding to know how many books they had written about the Warlock and why they deserved to meet him. Setting aside his jealousy, Vance decided to continue recording the ongoing events on Mercury. He revealed that he had seen new portents of Vex activity within the Infinite Forest and requested the Young Wolf investigate. Vance hoped that Osiris would be pleased by this and that he might visit Vance as thanks.
Search for Saint-14
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