Elykris, the Machinist
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Known as the Scourge and the Bandit, her reign of terror was well known to The Reef even before she became the second-in-command of the Scorned Barons. Working as an expert of munitions and weapon crafting, Elykris was infamous for her raids on ships and settlements near Mars. She also had a role in the Siege of Arran, where she hijacked the ship and stole it's contents.
The heist of Solis Descent saw the deaths of Guardians and stripped of its cache. She even stole Cabal Telemetry and Gravity Traps to further sabotage cargo and hull them to the shipyard for scraps.
At one point she was a member of the outcast House of Exile, but challenged the traditions of the Fallen Houses, only to be ousted out of the House. As a renegade Dreg, she found strength by the bonding with the other outcasts and sought meaning and guidance from the heretical Fikrul, the Fanatic.
After being captured alongside her fellow Barons, she was imprisoned deep within the Prison of Elders, only to be freed by Uldren Sov. She played a role in helping Uldren murder the Hunter Vanguard, Cayde-6.
Later she took up residence in Salvage Zone QX, only to be hunted down by the Guardians. She played a crucial role in buying time for Uldren and Fikrul to enter the Awoken Watchtower to enact their plan, but fell to the Guardians. She reappears as a boss if players activate the Heroic version of the Ether Ritual Public Event, where she wields a Scorn Mine Launcher and is titled "Reanimated Machinist".
Personality and Traits
Elykris has shown herself to be quite avaricious, as whatever technology and weaponry she doesn't give to the Scorn, she keeps for herself. She seems to share Fikrul's sentiment on the Scorn being a family, or at least a close-knit brotherhood, as her lines about the Barons always standing together and the Scorn standing together forever are similar to some of Fikrul's own dialogue on the Scorn. She also seems to be wrathful, as she venomously calls Cayde-6's death "pathetic" and continuously growls at the Guardian about how their attempt at revenge is futile.
Elykris possesses multiple weapons in her arsenal, all of which have devastating consequences. In hand, she wields a Scorn Cannon, which fires explosive molten Ether fumes from long range, constantly blasting the player down and pounding away at their shield. She will also occasionally crouch and use her back-mounted munitions device to fire Scorn Rockets one after another, each of which deals high blast damage; every time her health reaches a certain threshold, she will duck down on the ground, surround herself with Void energy to negate all incoming damage akin to an Ether-Shield, and rapidly fire Solar orbital strikes from her munitions device before teleportating to another location shortly afterwards to directly continue her assault. This means the player has to contend with both direct combat and evasion simultaneously. Additionally, there are poisonous liquid pools littered throughout the arena, which can prove to be a deadly environmental hazard. The arena itself, however, is fairly large, and thus it is easy to space oneself from Elykris in order to safely and reliably damage her. Her movement is rather slow, so the player can continue to stay at an extended range for an easier engagement.
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