Moon

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Moon
Grimoire Moon.jpg
Astrographical

Star, position:

Sol, Earth

Satellites(s):

Various Warsats

Physical

Diameter:

3474.20 kilometers

Gravity:

.165 g

Length of day:

29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes

 
"We once looked to the Moon and saw hope. Now we see only the power of the Darkness."
Grimoire description.[1]

The Moon (also known as Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite. Like most of the celestial bodies in the Solar System, the Moon is littered with the ruins of humanity's Golden Age. [2]

Overview

"The fight to take back all that has been lost—begins here."
—Destiny Official Facebook[3]

The surface of the Moon appears to be shattered with immense fissures in the crust spewing a sickly yellow miasma, hinting at the utter destruction going on deep beneath the lunar surface.[4]The Hive have been buried within the moon for centuries, growing stronger within its lifeless core where they have carved their kingdom.[5] Recently, minor Fallen presence has been encountered there in the form of the House of Exile.[6]

History

"We gave up the Moon to keep the Hive away from Earth. We hoped that would be enough for them."
Ghost[citation needed]

During the Golden Age, the Moon served as an outpost for supporting humanity's colonies across the system. The remains of an Accelerator and Moonbase can be found, used to deliver supplies to the colonies. The moon once housed a thriving human colony of interconnected bases, but now only broken domes and scattered space suits half-buried in the lunar soil mark humanity's faded dominance.

After the Collapse, the Moon was overrun by the Hive. Guardians attempted to take back the Moon in a disastrous battle that resulted in thousands of Guardians slain by Crota. Exploration efforts were repulsed, reporting increased enemy activity, and even strange tectonic phenomenon.[7] and the moon is currently classified as a Forbidden Zone,[8] accessible only to the most experienced Guardians. The forces of the Hive have now fully infested Earth's satellite, and pieces of the surface have cracked and broken off into space. An iconic view of the looming Earth hangs in the skybox, but Guardians would be wise to keep their eyes closer to the ground. A massive fortress known as the Hellmouth gapes open where the Hive have begun their dig, and sprawling networks of caves and fortified strongpoints wait inside. On the surface of the Moon, forgotten treasure hide in the dust.[9]

The recent discovery of the Hive's deployment of Hive seeders on Earth, launched from the Moon, has forced the Vanguard to rescind their decision to principally avoid Lunar territory. Fearing further incursion, the Vanguard have begun sanctioning strikes against key Hive personnel and assets.

Locations

Trivia

  • The Moon is the smallest explorable area in Destiny.[10] That being said, its size is deceptively larger than the map would suggest, as the Hellmouth contains a large number of underground chambers.
  • Before the release of Rise of Iron, the Moon was the only location where Taken didn't spawn in Patrol zones; the Plaguelands have no Taken.

Gallery

List of appearances

References

  1. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Moon
  2. ^ Destiny the Game
  3. ^ Facebook, Destiny
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Console, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: First Light
  5. ^ https://www.destinythegame.com/game/enemies/hive Destiny the Game Hive
  6. ^ Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: The Moon
  7. ^ Bungie : The Moon
  8. ^ Bungie: The Moon
  9. ^ Game Informer January 2014, page 52
  10. ^ Gamespot - Destiny Players Will Still Find "Lots of Compelling Stuff to Do" Months After Launch