Scourge of Winter

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"Hunt and kill Draksis, the House of Winter's Kell, hiding deep in the caves of the Ishtar Sink."
— In game description


The Archive


Eye of a Gate Lord

Scourge of Winter
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Ishtar Sink, Venus

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Scourge of Winter is a story mission that takes place in the northern area of the Ishtar Sink on Venus.[1] It has the player's Guardian assault a Fallen Ketch in order to assassinate Draksis, the Kell of the Fallen House of Winter.


  • Enter the Fallen hideout
  • Take out the Kell's Guard
  • Find Draksis
  • Storm the Ketch
  • Assault the Throne Room
  • Kill Draksis


{Loading screen}

  • Ghost: Those Fallen we faced in the Archive belonged to the House of Winter. Their Kell, Draksis, has been hunted by Guardians for years. If these reports are correct, he's commanding them from a network of caves up in The Cinders. If we want to keep the Academy's secrets safe, we should push into the lair and take him out.


  • Ghost: I'm ready if you are.

The Guardian makes their way to the Ember Caves and ventures inside, eliminating the Fallen forces emerging from it.

  • Ghost: That's got to be the way into their Lair. There could be thousands of Fallen in here.

The Guardian travels deeper into the caves, killing Fallen along the way. Major Vandals, titled Kell's Guard, appear at the entrance to the Cinders.

  • Ghost: The Kell's Guard is here!

The Guardian takes them all out.

  • Ghost: The Kell must be close.

Walking outside through the Cinders, the Guardian finds a docked Ketch next to the cliffs.

  • Ghost: A Ketch... it must belong to the House of Winter. I've never seen one on the surface. The Kell's gotta be inside.

Several dozen Fallen guard the massive ship; some on patrol, some dropped off from Skiffs. The Guardian eliminates them all, making their way inside the Wintership Simiks-Fel.

  • Ghost: Somewhere on this thing there's a throne room. That's where we'll find Draksis.

The Guardian pushes through more Fallen infantry, making their way deeper inside. After navigating several hallways, they find Drakisis' Throne Room, the Kell standing over his throne.

  • Ghost: There's the Kell!

The Guardian quickly assassinates Draksis and his guard.

  • Ghost: Draksis was one of the worst plagues this system has ever seen. Without their Kell, Houses usually turn against each other. We may finally have broken their hold on the Academy.

{Mission ends}


Fallen - House of Winter





  1. ^ Bungie (2014-9-9), Destiny, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard