Omnigul, Will of Crota
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|Omnigul, Will of Crota|
- "That shriek, that wicked laugh. If you listen closely, you can hear power in its song."
- — Grimoire description.
Omnigul, Will of Crota was an Ascendant Hive Wizard and the consort of the Hive god Crota; she was also the matron of the Spawn of Crota and the leader of his armies. She acted as the secondary antagonist of The Dark Below campaign, where she led the Hive in resurrecting Crota back to the material realm and raising an army to invade the City; both efforts were thwarted as she finally met her end at the hands of a Fireteam of Guardians.
- "And Omnigul, his vile Will, the keeper of the worms, the mother of his spawn."
- — Eris Morn
As the consort of the Hope-Eater, Omnigul served as the brood mother of Crota's spawn through their progenation, acting as keeper of the brood's worms and his chosen Will. Through their conception, Omnigul is also the mother of four daughters of Crota's direct lineage: Hashladûn, Besurith, Kinox, and Voshyr.
At one point she was the target of a then-unnamed Wizard to feed her starving worm using her death as a tithe; an act which instantly invokes Crota's wrath only for her to escaped him and then rewarded by his father whom named her Lokaar and elevated her to his court.
The First Crota Fireteam
- "I raised her 43 times. But on the 44th death, Omnigul's wormrot clung to her bones, rendered my powers useless on her."
- — Yuka upon Sai Mota's death
During Eriana-3's failed raid upon the Hellmouth, Omnigul was present when she encountered Eriana and the Hunter Sai Mota at the World's Grave. Their Light siphoned and losing her knives to the Hand of Crota, Sai engaged the Hive matron armed with only the bones of fallen Acolytes. Omnigul tore the Hunter apart forty-four times until only wormrot was left on her corpse to devour what remained of the latter's Light and Ghost.
The Dark Below
- "Omnigul's only purpose is to usher in Crota's return. If she lives, our fight against Crota's armies may never end."
- — Eris Morn
Several months after the destruction of the Black Heart, Omnigul was first sighted on Earth leading a contingent of Hive against the Fallen House of Devils before she met the Guardian during their hunt for Sardon, Fist of Crota, fleeing the scene as they wiped both parties. Eris Morn confirms to Ikora Rey her departure from the Hellmouth for the first time in years; with word having reached Eris about an imminent plot to sabotage the Warmind Rasputin and his Warsat defenses at the Seraphim Vault within the Cosmodrome. 
During the Hive's siege of Rasputin's bunker, Eris sends the Guardian to stop their advance from either destroying or corrupting the Warmind. When they reach the center of the bunker, however, Omnigul and her Watchers of Crota ambushed them by summoning waves of Hive reinforcements directly at the Guardian. When proven ineffective, Omnigul summons the Might of Crota before escaping yet again. Whilst it seemed that the assault to destroy Rasputin has failed, Eris believed that Omnigul has found what she sought from the Warmind.
Ultimately, Omnigul's efforts at bringing back Crota would be for naught as her summoning ritual was disrupted and her spawn hunted by Guardians, until she herself was left pursued by a Strike fireteam in an attempt to raise a new army beneath Skywatch. Despite her efforts at stirring the House of Kings against the Guardians, she was finally cornered at the Jovian Complex and killed, putting an end to her schemes. 
- "Omnigul is back and it's for a reason. And it's not just to yell, although she does seem fond of that. Finish her before it's too late."
- — Cayde-6
Shortly after the SIVA Crisis, Omnigul would make a brief return to Skywatch after having "undone" her death to continue her work, only to be swiftly killed again by the Guardian and their fireteam. Since Omnigul was capable of evading permanent death, Ikora remarked that the Vanguard would likely continue to face Omnigul as many times as it would take.
- "Omnigul. The monster Crota's sycophantic zealot. Mother to Crota's hell spawn. Murderer of my friend Sai. [...] Now her whetted shriek pierces my ears once again."
- — Eris Morn in a letter to Mara Sov
Following the discovery of the Pyramid beneath Luna's surface, the Hive under Hashladûn, a daughter of Omnigul and Crota, use its strange energies to create phantasm-like Nightmares. Constructing the eerie Scarlet Keep fortress near the Pyramid, Hashladûn aimed to use the Pyramid's power to exact her revenge against the Guardians for destroying her lineage. However, like her mother and father before her, Hashladûn would be defeated by the Guardians at the Scarlet Keep's highest tower.
Despite Hashladûn's death, Nightmares continued to appear across the system, with the stronger ones forming into some of the Guardians' deadliest foes, Omnigul among them. The newly formed Nightmare of Omnigul, Will of Crota, representing the Essence of Anguish, would become a target in the Guardians' Nightmare Hunts to contain the Pyramid's influences.
- "Omnigul is wicked and desperate. Keep your Light safe."
- — Eris Morn
Omnigul is the only Wizard with an Arc Absorption Shield instead of a Solar shield. She can summon Hive and casts poison with greater frequency. Unlike normal Wizards, Omnigul fires her Darkness Blasts faster and more accurately than normal. However, unlike any other Ultra-class enemies, she can be blinded by flashbang grenades, Ward of Dawn with the Helm of Saint-14 equipped, and the Purifier Robes.
Omnigul makes a return as the final boss of the revisited version of the strike. Just like last time, she will stay in the center of the arena and suppress Guardians with her rapid-fire Darkness Blasts as well as cast poison clouds for area denial. However, she will have locked the door that Guardians would normally run through for cover, trapping the players inside for the duration of the fight. The room will eventually get filled with a toxic gas that drastically slows the movement of any player that steps in it. Whenever reinforcements arrive, she will teleport away from the arena until all the reinforcements are dead. This will repeat until she herself is killed for good.
- The prefix "Omni" is Latin for "all" or "every", while the suffix "gul" stands for rose in Persian and Turkish languages. Gul in Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian also means yellow. Essentially, Omnigul is the "All-yellow/All-rose". The implications this has for Thorn and Necrochasm are enormous, as Xyor, the Unwed is a Wizard belonging to the Spawn of Crota.
- "Ġūl" is also Arabic for "ghoul," thus "Omnigul" may be interpreted as "all-ghoul" or "over-ghoul".
- The voice actor for Eris Morn also did Omnigul, in addition to generic Hive.
- Omnigul is known as the "Old Witch of Cuba" by the Destiny community due to a misname which quickly became a memetic joke.
- Omnigul is the only Major in the game that is a Strike boss, as she can be blinded by Flashbangs, Suppressors, Envenomed Smoke bombs, Saint-14-empowered Defender shields, Eidolon Ally, Abyss Defiant and other disorientation or crowd-control Guardian gear.
List of appearances
- Destiny 2
- Bungie (2015/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, Blizzard Activision, Grimoire: Disciples of Crota
- Bungie ((2015/9/14), Destiny: The Taken King, Blizzard Activision, Grimoire: Lokaar
- Bungie (2015/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, Blizzard Activision, Grimoire: Might of Crota
- Bungie (2015/9/15), Destiny: The Taken King, Blizzard Activision, Grimoire: Kagoor
- Bungie (2015/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, Blizzard Activision, Item Description: Acolyte Rung
- Bungie (2019/10/1), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Lore: Ghost Fragment: Sai Mota's Ghost
- Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Fist of Crota
- Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Hive 3
- Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Siege of the Warmind
- Bungie (2014/12/9), Destiny: The Dark Below, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, The Will of Crota
- Behind the Name, Gül
- Google Translate, Gul
- Develop, Meet the voice behind Destiny's Eris Morn
- reddit - New player and I'm a little lost
- reddit - "The Old Witch of Cuba" Born This Day