Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 2

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Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 2
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Publisher:

Blizzard Entertainment

Publication date:

November 28, 2019[1]

Media type:

Hardcover

Pages:

168 pages

ISBN:

978-1945683695

 

Destiny: Grimoire Anthology: Volume 2 (subtitled Fallen Kingdoms) is a hardcover collection of Grimoire material in printed form, released during Fall 2019. The book primarily focuses on Humanity's war with the Fallen, offering perspectives both from Fallen and non-Fallen alike.

Description[edit]

Bungie presents the Destiny Grimoire Anthology, a must-have collectible lore compendium designed and assembled for Destiny’s devoted and enlightened scholars and lore lovers, as well as fans of fantasy and science fiction storytelling.

Until now, the myths, mysteries, and machinations of the Destiny universe were found hidden throughout the worlds – enticing threads that hinted at a greater tapestry. The Destiny Grimoire Anthology weaves tales from multiple sources together for the first time, casting new light on Destiny’s most legendary heroes, infamous villains, and their greatest moments of triumph and tragedy.

Each unique volume intends to illuminate a facet of the world, and the complete anthology will confirm and challenge players' thoughts and assumptions on what it means to be a Guardian, offering new and differing perspectives on the cosmic war that rages between the Traveler and its ancient enemies.[2]

The book is divided into three major parts, which are then further divided into variable numbers of chapters. In total there are nine chapters, composed of lore tabs, grimoire, mission dialogue, and new written content.

Part I, "Pursuit", tells the story of the Iron Lords, from their fights against the Warlords, to their destruction at Site 6; and of the Fallen, outlining their units, Houses, and containing a new Dream of Alpha Lupi. Part II, "Resilience", is a telling of the Battle of Six Fronts, Battle of the Twilight Gap and The Reef Wars Offering the grimoire entries on Gjallarhorn, Lord Shaxx, Lord Saladin, abstracts from The Maraid, and a Fallen war song titled Onslaught. Part III, "Evolution", is the largest and encompasses most of the war with the Fallen. The part includes entries on the Wolf Rebellion, the SIVA Crisis, the formation of the House of Dusk, the rise of the Scorn, and Variks, Kell of Kells. Additionally, Part III includes the entirety of the lore book Most Loyal, as well as nine entries from The Lawless Frontier.

Lore[edit]

Onslaught[edit]

Verses 60-70

Kell Drifis the Daring declaimed to the dread-makers:
“Whirwind whisked us to this war-weary world;
We galloped the galaxy to grasp the Great Machine.
It is not our fate to fail on this field!”
And they went, war-whooping for the white orb, to the wall.

Mark the marvelous manslayers who that day marched: Vililiks the Unvanquished, Vithriks and Vithiliks,
Pirthis and Pithax, called Peerless and Psirris-Slayer,
Rilliks the Revenger and Erivir the Righteous,
But the brutal ones with their bodies barred the way,
The deathless dead ones they call dih-dans.

Verses 315-328

Rahdighask reaved ten rikhas into Rilliks's range,
His death-blows drove back the ranks of Dregs,
No numbers could negate the dih-dan's nerve,
Until Kiriviks King-Killer called out to the crew.
Summoning her shock-shooters, the sly Baroness stood
Against Rahdigask at the twelfth rikha and rallied the rabble.

Gunned down again and again, the gruesome dih-dans grew afraid,
And the dih-dans drew back at last, defied and defeated,
And marched no more into the field of the machine-loyal!

Then the righteous righter of wrongs rallied the rabble;
Yes, Kiriviks King-Killer called for a counter-charge!
I wish you could witness the waves of warm-Ethered warbands!
The dih-dans drew ranks, doughty as walls of durmatter,
Bur Kiriviks carved cracks in their undead configuration!

Verses 401-407

Fearful were Kiriviks's Firebreak foes as back they fell.
We thought the white orb, Whirlwind-Maker, we had won!
But alas! Lovely Kiriviks's laughter was not long-lived.
Before the barriers of broad-shouldered dih-dans broke,
She was slain, singing to the sphere, by Osiriks,
The Wirliks who wended his way unwatched through the war-land.
Remember Kiriviks, the righteous who halted ravaging Rahdigask!

– Perinel Fayr's famous alliterative interpretation of an Eliksni war song

Appearances[edit]

Characters

Guardians, Residents of the Last City, and their Allies
The Cabal Empire
The Fallen

Species

Organizations

Locations

Events

Vehicles, Equipment, and Technology


Weapons and Armor


Miscellanea

References[edit]