Ether

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Ether is a white, gaseous substance that Fallen depend on to survive,[1] and which only Servitors can currently produce.[2] Ether Seeds may be processed Ether for later usage or storage, and Ether Drops are ether remnants.[3]

In Destiny killing Fallen with headshots causes a torrent of ether to erupt from their heads. In Destiny 2 this takes the form of a momentary, ghostly silhouette of the dead Fallen.

Overview[edit]

Ether is apparently both a gas and a liquid,[4][5] processed from energy and matter (organic compounds, in one known case) by Servitors through an unknown process.[2][6] It is absorbed through breathing [7], and appears to run through Fallen bodies like blood.[8] It is hypothesized to be an "ethereal lifeblood" for the Fallen but not a "soul" as is commonly assumed.[9] When there is enough in quality it fills an Eliksni with strength.[10] It is also cold.[11] Ether was once freely available on the Eliksni homeworld[7] but is now strictly rationed according to rank.[12] Kells hold a device called The Elder Cipher, which controls how much ether is distributed from Servitors; Archons and Barons get an exceedingly large portion while Dregs get only enough to stay alive. This rationing stunts the potential strength and size of contemporary Fallen, particularly the lower ranks.[13]

Certain Servitors are specialized in the distribution of ether among many Fallen crews, [14] and glow when producing it[15] They may be revered as gods to the Eliksni.[16]

Enhanced Ether[edit]

During the Red War, the Fallen House of Dusk was able to utilize stolen Cabal technology and the Servitor Serkuleks, the Fount to create a modified, more effective form of Ether known as "Enhanced Ether".[17] Those who took this Ether substance would become Empyrean Fallen, exhibiting several effects including increased strength and health, and the side-effect of glowing like the Servitor. Raksil, Archon Priest would head this operation before being killed. The project would later be put to a complete end following the destruction of Serkuleks at the Guardian's hands.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard
  2. ^ a b Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Servitor
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, "The Queen wishes to know all she can about the Fallen. Collect samples of Fallen Ether from the enemy dead", Relic Harvest - Fallen
  4. ^ Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Rezyl Azzir - War Without End
  5. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Kaliks Reborn
  6. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Beltrik, the Veiled
  7. ^ a b Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 3
  8. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Hunter
  9. ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, "The gas is no soul. An ethereal lifeblood, maybe, but a soul? I think not", Kellbreaker's Gloves
  10. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Skolas: Captured
  11. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Mystery: The Fate of Skolas
  12. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Captain
  13. ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, "Kell uses Ciphers to control the Ether flow. Archons and Barons take deep draughts, grow tall. Dregs with tiny sips stay small", The Elder Cipher
  14. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Ether Runner
  15. ^ Bungie (2016/20/9), Destiny: Rise of Iron Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 5
  16. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Sepiks Prime
  17. ^ Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard World Quest: Enhance!