Deep Stone Crypt

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This article is about the birthplace for the Exos. For the Raid, see Deep Stone Crypt (raid).
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The Deep Stone Crypt is the original source of all Exos; its nature is mysterious, but it appears to both be a location on Europa and a subroutine responsible for seeding the first Exo consciousnesses.

In Beyond Light, it is revealed that the Deep Stone Crypt is in fact a physical place, located on Europa, and is the setting of a Raid.[1] It is also the location of the artifact or entity Clovis Bray I called "Clarity Control".


The Golden Age

During Clovis Bray I's studies of the Vex on Europa, he discovered that exposing Vex radiolarian fluid to the paracausal power he referred to as "Clarity" created a substance which miraculously solved the "loop/billboard/crash" problem that had plagued early exominds. Likening this substance to the mythological "Alkahest" produced by the legendary Sorcerer's Stone, Bray named his Exo-production facility on Europa the "Deep Stone Crypt".

City Age

After the Collapse, most Exos know the Deep Stone Crypt only as a dream that many of them experience. In the dream, a tower lies on a black plain. Some make it to the tower in peace, while others are forced to slay an army of everyone they have met in order to reach it.[2]

The late Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6 vaguely recalled becoming an Exo in his Treasure Island Book, where he recorded going to an icy moon.[3]

In the events of the Season of the Worthy, Ana Bray notes that she is working with Rasputin to find the location of the Deep Stone Crypt; given the control that he can exert over Exos it is perplexing why Rasputin does not know its location.


  • The way in which Exos may reach the tower peacefully resembles somewhat the ancient Roman concepts of the Elysium Fields.
  • The 'dream' the android NS-5 Sonny experienced in the 2004 movie I, Robot bears similar resemblance to the manner in which the Deep Stone Crypt is described in Destiny. Bungie may have drawn inspiration from this during development.
  • The tower is mentioned by Ana Bray in one of her quotes, where she states that she knows as little about the Bray family as the Guardians do about Deep Stone Crypt.[4]
  • Cayde-6 also references "The Long Slow Whisper," which may be related to either the subroutine of The Deep Stone Crypt, or the location of the Deep Stone Crypt.


List of appearances


  2. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Legends
  3. ^ Cayde's Treasure Island Book, Page 4 "Saturn. No, someplace else. Someplace colder. This moon has been almost completely converted[...]"
  4. ^ Bungie (2018/8/5), Destiny 2: Warmind Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Anastasia Bray: "But I'm just in the dark as you are on the Deep Stone Crypt"