Fist of Crota

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The Black Garden


Siege of the Warmind

Fist of Crota
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The Dark Below expansion




Cosmodrome, Old Russia, Earth

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"Face the Fist of Crota leading the Spawn on Earth."
— Mission description

Fist of Crota is the first story mission in The Dark Below that takes place in Old Russia.[1]



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  • Eris Morn: We went to the Moon seeking vengeance, but it found us first: Crota, the Son of Oryx. We'd never faced anything like him. In the end, only I was left. Crota and his armies destroyed our Moon. If we don't stop them, I fear Earth will suffer the same fate.


The Guardian lands in The Blast, where a large battle rages between Fallen and Hive. A Skiff drops off Fallen troops, running into the fray. A piercing, inhuman shriek is heard, and a large Wizard appears behind the group of Hive. With another shrill cry, Omnigul, Will of Crota, summons more Hive enemies, including Thrall, Knights and Cursed Thrall.

  • Eris: Sardon commands the Hive spawn on Earth. Search The Grottos. Find this monster, and see to his end.

The Guardian defeats the enemies, and Omnigul disappears.

  • Eris: Sardon is the first of Crota's disciples. His army helped shatter the Moon and claim it for his master. His presence here is a sign—the Hive are preparing to wake Crota's Soul.

Upon entering the Refinery, a loud metal grinding sound is heard around the corner. The Guardian stops to investigate. Three Acolytes are kneeling in a circle, a green cloud swirling above them. The noise intensifies, and the cloud grows, turning into a large Knight with a Cleaver. The Guardian kills the Knight and the worshipping Acolytes. The Blade of Crota falls to the floor, and the Guardian picks it up, using the weapon of Darkness against Thrall, Acolytes and Knights in the adjoining room. The Guardian continues into the winding tunnels in The Grottos.

  • Eris: I survived for years in the tunnels under the Moon, using the shadows as the Hive do. Keep your eyes open.

Arriving in the waterlogged caves, the Guardian comes across a much larger cloud of Darkness. Upon inspecting it, A Dark Burden weighs heavily upon the Guardian's back, limiting their movements. With a roar, Sardon, the Fist of Crota appears. Fighting despite their burden, the Guardian eventually kills Sardon, and the haze is lifted.

  • Eris: Now that Sardon has fallen, come see me. There is more to do. The rest of Crota's disciples will not cease until Earth is ready for their master's return.

{Mission Ends}


Fallen - House of Devils
Hive - Blood of Oryx and Spawn of Crota



  1. ^ Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard