Kings of Decay

From Destinypedia, the Destiny wiki


Blighted Coven


Tenebrous Tunnels

Kings of Decay
Cosmodrome - King's Watch.jpg


The Taken King




Cosmodrome, Earth


Destroy the source of the Taken in the Cosmodrome

Destinypedia doesn't currently have a walkthrough for this level; could you write one?


Kings of Decay is a Story mission in Destiny The Taken King. It takes place in the Cosmodrome and the second and final mission in The Taken War questline on Earth.[1]



{Loading screen}

  • CAYDE-6: Uhh, Guardian? Turns out I gave you some bad intel last time. Turns out those Wizards weren't controlling the blight. Mea culpa, and suchlike. Got a real plan this time. There's a Taken Knight running sorties on the Cosmo down there, and the Tower scouts have tracked the blight to the old King's Watch bunker. Hit the Knight in a counterattack, and then push on to the bunker.


The Guardian lands in the Rocketyard.

  • CAYDE-6: Welcome back to the Cosmodrome! We have tracking on that Knight, a critter named... Tsugoth... "t" is silent. Who comes up with these names, anyway? Okay, get after him, Guardian.

The Guardian finds the large Taken Lieutenant wreaking havoc on the Fallen and Hive. The Guardian eliminates it and moves on.

  • GHOST: Cayde, Knight is down. I'm detecting a surge of power in response.
  • CAYDE-6: Just what we wanted, and... yup! It's coming from the King's Watch bunker. Our intel was right; that's the source. You know what to do, Guardian.

The Guardian heads into King's Watch, finding it completely transformed with Taken blights, concussion mines, and soldiers. They wipe out the Taken and eventually reach the command center. A single Blight sits in the center. As the Guardian approaches it, the probe disappears. Several Taken Vandals and Thrall warp in, ambushing the Guardian. After the enemies are killed, an Echo of Oryx appears. The Guardian destroys the Echo and the remaining additional forces.

  • CAYDE-6: (surprised) An Echo, huh? In our own backyard. You know, Zavala's too serious to say it and Ikora's too distracted, but the Vanguard wouldn't be what it is today without you. That's... (clears throat awkwardly) Anyway, thank you for the... shooting.

{Mission ends}


Fallen - House of Devils



  1. ^ Bungie (2015-2-24), Destiny: Activision Blizzard