Devrim Kay

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Devrim Kay
Devrim Kay infobox.jpg
Biographical information

Homeworld:

Earth

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Hair color:

Dark Brown

Eye color:

Brown

Political and military information

Affiliation:

City Militia
Royal Awoken Guard

Rank:

Dead Zone Scout

Class:

Sniper

Notable info:

Aids the recovery effort of the Guardians and the Farm
Provides additional rewards for Guardians
Defends against hostile forces
Husband of Marc

 

"This time I did make tea for you, but I seem to have drunk it all."
— Devrim Kay

Devrim Kay VIII is a human scout in the European Dead Zone, helping to aid the Guardians in their recovery efforts. As a member of the City Militia, he has a lot of experience fighting the enemies of humanity. He is the adoptive father of Suraya Hawthorne and the husband of Marc. Devrim provides missions for Guardians to undertake in his church outpost within the Trostland. He is something of a linguist, prone to going on long tangents about City and Fallen dialects if given the opportunity, and is fond of tea.

Devrim manufactures many of the survivor's weapons, such as Hand in Hand or Fare-Thee-Well. His weapons tend to be simpler than the City's weapons, made from what appear to be pre-Golden Age weapons tech.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

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Devrim joined the Last City's militia forces to help protect the wall alongside the Guardians of the Vanguard. He and his husband Marc took in Suraya Hawthorne after the loss of her parents. He cared for her like a daughter despite her rebellious nature, bailing her out of multiple assault charges until she was eventually forced to leave the city.[1]

The Red War[edit]

Retreat to the EDZ[edit]

After the fall of the Last City to the Cabal's Red Legion, Devrim worked with Suraya to gather refugees at The Farm in the European Dead Zone. He served the refugee forces as a scout, taking up a sniping position in the ruined city of Trostland at the top of an old church. There, he was visited by The Young Wolf and explained to them he needed aid setting up a communications network powerful enough to let refugees know about the Farm and that the first step was clearing out some of the Fallen in the area. He directed the Guardian to supplies and signs around the area, including a Hunter's mark indicating the basement of the church was dangerous. As the Young Wolf went below, Devrim remarked that the history of the region was fascinating and that the tunnels they were entering stretched all across the Dead Zone. After the Guardian killed Skexsis, Outcast Captain, he congratulated them and asked them to return to him.[2]

When they arrived, Devrim gave them a comm signal booster to take to Hawthorne, who had gone to the top of a nearby mountain to place a signal transmitter for their communications network. First, Hawthorne wanted the Young Wolf to plant signal boosters in other areas of the EDZ. When the planting of the first one drew more Fallen to Trostland, Devrim suspected that killing Skexsis may have angered the House of Dusk. As the Guardian proceeded to place the second beacon, Devrim took issue with Hawthorne describing the Last City as a prison, despite her criminal exploits there. After the second beacon was placed, Hawthorne told Devrim there was feedback on the comms channel, and he realized the Fallen had set up jamming beacons. Once the jammers were destroyed, Devrim reported the signal was clear. Hawthorne then asked the Young Wolf to get some nearby supplies she had abandoned, and Devrim questioned why she had abandoned supplies for the Farm, but she informed him that she had gathered it for the City before it fell. However, the Fallen had already arrived, and once they were cleared out Devrim warned they would soon return in force for the supplies. Thankfully, the Young Wolf drove them off once more, and Devrim thanked them on behalf of himself and Hawthorne before asking them to return soon to continue their mission.[3] Before the Young Wolf could return, the Fallen began jamming the signal again. Devrim speculated that the Fallen were angry that they had lost the opportunity to take over the EDZ when the Young Wolf regained their Light from the Shard of the Traveler and were trying to take revenge by blocking the signal. Tracing the signal to the underground tunnels, Devrim guessed the Fallen were hiding there to avoid the Red Legion's patrols of the region. The Young Wolf infiltrated the Fallen's hideout and destroyed their broadcasting equipment, which would prevent the Fallen from jamming the signal again.[4]

Hawthorne requested that Devrim bring the signal booster to her on the top of the mountain, but he protested that the Young Wolf would take it to her and that he was too old to keep cleaning up her messes. She mocked him for admitting to being old and jokingly said that bailing her out once did not mean he could always lord it over her, but he noted he had done it more than once and that she was the reason his hair was gray. As the Young Wolf made their way through the Fallen infested salt mines, Devrim warned them the Fallen would put up a big fight to protect their territory. However, the Young Wolf ended up driving many of the Fallen from the mine shaft, and Devrim watched as they fled the area. When the Guardian reached the top of the mountain, Devrim was surprised to hear Hawthorne thank the Guardian and tell them they were not bad, and he told the Young Wolf that was the nicest thing he had ever heard her say to someone.[1]

Although the comms network was finished, the Farm and its defenses were dealt a blow when the Young Wolf decided to depart for Titan and join Commander Zavala's resistance there. Before the Young Wolf departed, they agreed to help Devrim with a plan he made to trick the Red Legion and Fallen into fighting each other for awhile instead of attacking the refugees. They planned on using intercepted Fallen transmission to craft a message to lure the Red Legion in for an ambush at the cliffside above the salt mines, and Devrim warned them that while there was now a teleporter they could use to get up there, the Fallen had rigged the mine with explosives after the Young Wolf's last assault. Taking advantage of this, the Young Wolf transmatted the explosives to use in the ambush, which Devrim approved of. While setting up the ambush, the Ghost mentioned that he would use a House of Devils accent for the bait. Devrim began to explain what really fascinated him about that accent, but the Ghost cut him off and suggested keeping the channel clear for the ambush. They sent a message insulting Ghaul, and the Red Legion dispatched many drop pods to the cliffside. After the Cabal team was wiped out, Devrim noted he could hear the explosions from the church and that the Fallen and Red Legion would no doubt soon be at each other's throats.[5]

Striking Back[edit]

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Securing the EDZ[edit]

Strange Ether[edit]

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Death in the Vanguard[edit]

"Death binds us all together, whoever we are - Guardians and non-Guardians alike. Now, what say we pour one out for our old friend, eh?"
— Devrim honoring Cayde with the Young Wolf

A year after the start of the Red War, the Last City suffered another loss when Cayde-6 was murdered by Prince Uldren Sov of the Reef and his Scorn allies. When news of this loss reached the Farm, Devrim watched as the settlement came to a standstill due to the Guardians shock at the loss of the Hunter vanguard. The next time the Young Wolf visited Devrim, he shared with the Guardian that he had once had a morbid curiosity about how Guardians handled the final deaths of their friends until witnessing their reaction and noted that Cayde had been very popular with the residents of the Farm. He then suggested that they pour out a drink in honor of their fallen friend's memory.[6]

Unbroken Defiance[edit]

With the arrival of The Witness, the Shadow Legion would arrive on Earth and imprison people in their prisons, including Amanda Holliday. Devrim would work alongside Mithrax, Mara Sov, and The Crow to form a plan to free Amanda and the other prisoners. Once the Guardians arrived in the European Dead Zone, Mara would use her power to allow the Guardian to travel into the Ascendant Plane and infiltrate the prison from within. They would succeed and Amanda would be rescued. Devrim would later be dubbed a Queensguard by Mara Sov. When Amanda was killed Devrim was heartbroken, he knew justice and revenge wouldn't bring her back. He did not want to fight anymore. However when he spotted a employment of Shadow Legion soldiers who were pushing a group of prisoners behind them, he remembered this fight was not about him, but them. He picked up his rifle and killed the Shadow Legion soldiers. He knew they had to keep fighting because it's what Amanda would have wanted. Later Devrim alongside Mithrax, Crow, and the Guardian would enter the Ascendant Realm, infiltrating and destroying the Shadow Legion's ship to take revenge for Amanda's death.

Personality and traits[edit]

A cultured yet hardy survivor with a sarcastic sense of humor, Devrim Kay has long taken care of himself outside the Last City's walls, aiding those who either cannot reach the city or those who simply wish to live outside of it. Though he is more welcoming to the idea that those who live outside of the city should align and work with the Guardians, whom he holds great respect for, he has some dissatisfaction towards some of its factions like New Monarchy. Though kind and well-meaning, Devrim can be somewhat of a pragmatist, as he supported Suraya in her little theft of New Monarchy's supplies to feed the starving. Further, he was more than willing to steal supplies from enemy factions like the Cabal and Fallen to keep the Farm up and running.

Devrim is fascinated by accents, including those of the Fallen. He knew enough about them to differentiate Fallen who belonged to different Houses. His scouting job in the EDZ made him quite wary of the Eliksni, though, and his fascination with their language does not keep him from resenting them for all the harm they have done to humanity throughout the ages. Devrim also has a taste for tea as he offers the Guardian tea for finishing a job for him, then announces to the Guardian that he drank all the tea (including the Guardian's).[5]

Despite his older appearance, Devrim is known for his heroics when under fire. Marc in particular seems to love telling embellished tales of his exploits, such as how he seemed as a Dawnblade when parachuting from a dropship into a firefight, which embarrasses Devrim into providing corrections[7].

Relationships[edit]

"Finally! He admits he's old. Hahaha! Bail me out on one assault charge and you never let me live it down."
— Suraya Hawthorne

Devrim has always been on good terms with Hawthorne, seeming to understand her strong personality and need for independence. Particularly during the war they made a great team, working together to guide and protect the civilians and Lightless Guardians on their way to the Farm. Despite living in the EDZ, he keeps in touch with his partner Marc and often receives gifts from him.

He is quite fond of the Guardian and often invites him for tea, though never seems to find the time to actually meet. He is sometimes in contact with the Vanguard, particularly Zavala and the late Cayde-6, and has gotten along well with both of them.

It is shown in the lore book Quintessence that Devrim and Saint-14 are friends. Devrim invites the Titan over for tea and to chat about Osiris's condition. Devrim is concerned enough about Saint that he invites him to dinner with himself, Marc, and Hawthorne in an attempt to get him away from Osiris' bedside for a bit.

Devrim and Eva Levante have been friends ever since the Red War, and often met for tea. For the first Dawning since she had moved back to the City, he gifted her a non-functional sidearm that belonged to his family.

Gunsmithing[edit]

"Making guns helps the hours pass. Especially since Suraya never calls…"
— Devrim Kay

In his spare time, Devrim enjoys gunsmithing.[8] He created several weapons for the Red War survivors and City Militia, as well as for Guardian use. His known creations are:

Gameplay[edit]

Devrim serves as the vendor and one of the main questgivers for the EDZ. He is situated in a small sniper nest in the Trostland church. Turning in EDZ tokens, Dusklight Shards and Dusklight Crystals increases player reputation with Devrim and rewards legendary faction gear, shaders and other rewards.

Faction armor[edit]

Faction weapons[edit]

Shaders[edit]

  • Dead Zone Bark
  • Dead Zone Foliage

Quotes[edit]

  • "Hot cocoa, homemade Fuan cheese, baked clams... oh, I do miss you, Marc."
  • "My dear Marc, I am toasty warm, I assure you. Though, uhm, you might send me more tea."
  • "On your way, little bug. Nothing to see up here."
  • "I can not afford to be distracted; I do hope you understand."
  • "Put your head in my sight so that we can both take a break."
  • "You can hear that too, right?"
  • "One shot. One shot for every friend we've lost."
  • "Suraya, your frequent check-ins break my concentration. Let an old man snipe in peace, will you?"
  • "If anyone asks why you're out here, just reload."
  • "Grenades pre-date the Golden Age. A dreadful invention, really, but what weapon isn't?"
  • "I didn't expect to like it here. But the EDZ is growing on me."
  • "Who's standing after the shot? That's all that matters."
  • "The refugees at the Farm called the Fallen 'bugs.' I prefer 'murderers,' myself."

Trivia[edit]

  • Devrim Kay and Master Ives share the same voice actor, Gideon Emery.
  • His name is Turkish and could be translated to Revolution Shift.
  • The weapon he uses is very similar to No Land Beyond, an Exotic Sniper Rifle from Destiny.
  • Devrim was once a paratrooper.
  • Devrim will occasionally mention his partner Marc in idle conversation.
    • Devrim would later more openly talk about Marc and confirm their relationship in Season of Defiance.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2, Combustion
  2. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2, A New Frontier
  3. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2, Calling Them Home
  4. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2, Poor Reception
  5. ^ a b Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2, A Frame Job
  6. ^ Bungie (2018/9/4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Last Call
  7. ^ Bungie (05/24/2022), Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted, Rain of Fire lore tab
  8. ^ Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Item Description: Belfry Bounty