Hellmouth

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Hellmouth
Moon hellmouth.jpg

Planet:

Moon

Enemy Factions:

Hidden Swarm
House of Exile

Connecting Areas:

Anchor of Light
Archer's Line
The Gatehouse
The Stills

Area Type:

Public

Public Events:

Defeat Extraction Crews
Defend the Warsat
Eliminate the Target

Patrol Beacons:

3

 

The Hellmouth is a location on the Moon that refers to both an underground fortress constructed by the Hive and the area of the Moon's surface surrounding the massive pit that gives the fortress its name. The Hellmouth features an inner sanctum, gatehouse, and dungeons that are located in the depths of the fortress, imprisoning the Hive's most fearsome denizens.[1]

Overview[edit]

The Hellmouth's many underground passages reach far and deep into the Moon; besides the main entrance through the Gatehouse, it also has tunnels connected to the Temple of Crota and Archer's Line.[2] Within the Hellmouth itself is a labyrinth of chambers for various purposes; The World's Grave, containing the Hive's collective knowledge, the Chamber of Night, where the Hive perform profane rituals, the Summoning Pits where Phogoth is kept chained, the Shrine of Oryx where the Hive contact their mighty king, Oryx. In the deepest, darkest pit in the Hellmouth is a portal leading to the realm of Crota, Son of Oryx.[3]

Points of Interest[edit]

The outer surface of the Hellmouth covers a wide area, including a platform overlooking the pit and a small moonbase hidden away in the rocks. Public Events, resource nodes, and patrol beacons can only be found on the surface of the Hellmouth, not within.

Trivia[edit]

From a design standpoint, the Hellmouth is meant to evoke feelings of scale, menace, mystery, darkness, evil, strength, militarism, and the exotic without coming across as being too alien. Its imagery is meant to invoke feelings of Medieval/Gothic architecture.[1]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bungie.net, Bungie Weekly Update - 10/04/2013
  2. ^ Bungie (2014-17-17), Destiny: Beta PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.
  3. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard.