Sloane

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Sloane
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Biographical information

Birthplace:

Earth

Species:

Human

Gender:

Female

Hair color:

Black (Greying)

Eye color:

Brown

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Vanguard
Stoneborn Order

Rank:

Deputy Commander
Vanguard Scout

Class:

Titan

Notable info:

  • Investigated the Fallen withdrawal from the Cosmodrome.
  • Fought in the Red War
 
"The war's over, and we've lost."
— Sloane[1]

Deputy Commander Sloane is a female Titan Guardian of the Last City who serves as a Vanguard Scout. During the Red War, Sloane served as Commander Zavala's deputy and secured the moon of Titan as an outpost for the Vanguard.

Biography[edit]

Early Life and Career[edit]

"The siege is broken. The stalemate we’ve had with the Eliksni for what, a hundred years? It’s over. We won."
— Sloane, in a report to Commander Zavala

At some point after being resurrected by her Ghost, Sloane arrived at the refugee camp below the Traveler. Alongside her fellow Guardians, including Lord Shaxx, Sloane helped construct massive walls to protect the growing settlement, which eventually became known as The Last City.[1] She was present when the Guardians first encountered and fought the Hive on Earth, after which she gained a hatred of them and became determined to wipe them out.[2] Sloane also fought in the Battle of Twilight Gap and helped fight back the Fallen's attempted assault on the Last City.[3]

Over the years, Sloane rose through the ranks of the Vanguard to become Deputy Commander of the Vanguard under Commander Zavala. During the Age of Triumph, she received reports that the Fallen Houses were abandoning their strongholds and disappearing in the aftermath of the SIVA Crisis. In response, Sloane oversaw a scouting mission to the Cosmodrome in Old Russia to confirm the reports. They found that most of the House of Devils and Kings had indeed abandoned not only the region, but their House banners as well. Marcus Ren informed Sloane that he believed the Fallen's siege of the Last City had finally been broken. Sloane reported this information to Zavala, and informed him that she was coordinating with The Reef, Iron Lords, and the Warlocks to uncover more intelligence on the Fallen's new motives and movements.[4]

The Red War[edit]

Retreat to Titan[edit]

"We have a counter-offensive to plan. To do that, we need to get this station up and running. There's a fleet to prep, Guardians to arm, and a trove of intercepted Red Legion transmissions to decrypt. It's critical we gain access to the station's Control Center."
— Sloane, briefing the Young Wolf

When the Red Legion invaded the solar system and conquered the Last City, imprisoning the Traveler in a cage to strip the Guardians of their Light, Sloane evacuated Earth with hundreds of other Guardians and refugees under the leadership of Commander Zavala. Sloane reported to Zavala aboard one of their ships in order to begin planning their resistance to the Cabal invasion.[5] While leaving Earth, the fleet intercepted a encoded Cabal transmission, but were unable to decrypt it.[6] They settled upon Titan, one of the moons of Saturn, as their rally point. Sloane and Shipwright Amanda Holliday aided Zavala in crafting a message to send to the scattered Guardian forces throughout the system. She found the Commander's messages to be void of hope and made it sound like the war was already lost, but found herself unable to criticize Zavala beyond asking him to be more inspiring, although Amanda had no such issues and raised their concerns to him. Sloane backed up Amanda, pointing out that they were not using most of their fuel to reach Titan to simply hide and that Zavala's message needed to include a plan for the Guardians to rally behind. Zavala did not change the message, and ordered them to send it out as it was.[7]

Upon the fleet's arrival at Titan, the Vanguard and refugees landed at the New Pacific Arcology to set up base and plan their counterattack, however they found that the Hive had established a stronghold there. Under Zavala's command, Sloane sent two teams to scout the Arcology to determine the extent of the Hive's infestation. Both teams were wiped out in the mission, but reported back enough information to confirm nearly the entire Arcology was under Hive control. Sloane reported the situation to Zavala, but believed even without the Light that the Guardians could storm the Arcology and wipe out the Hive, stating that if they needed they could burn down the entire place to drive them out. Her commander did not even turn to look at her, merely lamenting that he had been a fool to come to Titan and that their strength could not match the Hive. Increasingly concerned about Zavala's demeanor, Sloane told him he was not wrong and that Titan had all the resources and technology they needed to strike back at the Cabal if they could defeat the Hive, but Zavala cut her off and ordered all forces pulled back to the landing area they secured before dismissing her.[8]

Eventually, the Iron Lord known as the Young Wolf arrived, claiming to have regained their Light. Despite Zavala's worry, Sloane asked the Young Wolf to help them secure the facility and prepare their forces by capturing the control center in Siren's Watch. With their Light, the Young Wolf easily cut through the Hive and reached the control center. Sloane's hopes were raised by the Guardian's success, and she told Zavala that they would be able to start planning their offensive soon, but the Commander was unconvinced it would be so easy. Sloane directed the Young Wolf to clear out the Hive's breeding grounds, and they eliminated Ubara, Hive Prince to secure the area. Sloane and Zavala landed at the control center to greet the Guardian, and she gave them a grateful nod as she entered the control room to set up the Guardian's temporary headquarters.[6]

With a command center established, Sloane and the others turned their attention to restoring power to the station. She and Amanda informed the Young Wolf that they would guide them over the comms to the pistons that needed to be restarted. As they progressed, Sloane informed them that the Fallen on Titan had followed them from Earth, and noted that they needed to get Amanda flying again so she could provide support on these missions. When the pilot reminded her that her Hawk had been heavily damaged, Sloane informed her she would have it moved to the top of the repair queue. When the Guardian reached the pistons, they learned some of them had been encased in Hive chitin, which Sloane directed to be destroyed so the pistons could function properly. When all the pistons were clear but power still did not return, Sloane suggested the Young Wolf make their way to the central power platform and flip the central circuit breaker, hoping that would be sufficient to restore power. Her solution worked, and while the others celebrated having power, Sloane told her team they had done good work but they still needed to decode the intercepted transmissions.[9]

Sloane attempts to caution Zavala's plans to assault The Almighty.

When the Guardian returned to the command center in Siren's Watch, Sloane took a brief moment to admire the view and thanked them for helping get the command center powered. She then revealed that she was ready to begin plotting the Vanguard's counterattack against the Red Legion and needed their help to do it. The first step was to decode the transmissions they had intercepted using an advanced CPU that Amanda had detected deeper into the Arcology complex. Sloane warned the Young Wolf that they had no intel on the Hive presence within and was worried that they could be summoning anything in their warrens. Despite the heavy Hive presence, the Young Wolf succeeded in their mission and Sloane used the CPU to decrypt the transmissions. To her horror, she learned the Red Legion had positioned a superweapon known as The Almighty in orbit of the sun and would use it to destroy the entire solar system once they had what they wanted, and that they had done so to hundreds of other systems they conquered. Sloane briefed Zavala and the Young Wolf on the situation, and defeatedly noted that the war was already essentially lost. Zavala refused to believe that and decided that they would launch an all-out assault on The Almighty and questioned when the fleet would be ready to attack. Sloane tried to caution him, but he cut her off, noting that if they waited they would all die and that their only hope was to fight and reclaim the Last City and their Light, ending with a declaration that he needed the rest of his fireteam, Cayde-6 and Ikora Rey.[10]

Retaking Earth[edit]

"Sorry I couldn't be there when you finally took the fight to Ghaul. We did our share of damage in the streets, though. I've never been so happy to get some new dents in my armor. Looks like you've got some new ones too. Turning the tide of a war will do that."
— Sloane to the Young Wolf after the liberation of the Last City

After Cayde and Ikora joined Zavala, the Young Wolf, and the rest of the resistance at The Farm on Earth, Sloane continued to provide tactical support and plan operations from her outpost on Titan. She contacted the Young Wolf upon learning that the Red Legion was moving high-yield explosives in the Sunken Isles near Firebase Hades in the European Dead Zone. Sloane directed for them to be destroyed, although Suraya Hawthorne protested that they could be used against the Cabal. A intercepted manifest pointed to the location of the remaining explosives within the firebase, and Sloane wanted them transmatted away. Hawthorne suggested using transmat juice to detonate them, which Sloane incredulously repeated, but Hawthorne shot back that she probably did not know how transmats worked either. Realizing that she did not, Sloane quickly declared that the topic was not relevant and ordered the Young Wolf into the base, where they placed transmat beacons on three explosive devices. Sloane detected several heavy tanks offline near the Young Wolf's position and ordered them to leave before they were activated, but Hawthorne interrupted and told them to go outside to the tanks. Sloane was skeptical of what she was planning, but her skepticism turned to admiration when Hawthorne told them to retransmat the explosives to the tanks. She had the Young Wolf guard the explosives from a Cabal counterattack while their Ghost prepared them for detonation and told Hawthorne that this was a good plan. Once the explosives were detonated and the tanks destroyed, Sloane requested the Young Wolf withdraw before more Cabal arrived. After they escaped the base, Sloane congratulated everyone on their successful mission and declared she would track down the explosives that had been sent away, while Hawthorne declared they made a good team and should work together again in the future.[11]

When the final assault began on the Last City to reclaim it from the Red Legion, Sloane returned to Earth and fought in the streets of the occupied City. She eagerly took the battle to the invaders and received new damage to her armor, but survived the battle long enough for the Young Wolf to defeat Dominus Ghaul and for the Traveler to awaken and destroy the cage trapping the Light, restoring its gifts to Sloane and the other Guardians. In the aftermath of the battle, Sloane was ordered by Zavala to return to Titan and secure the moon and Saturn against any threats that presented themselves in the region. When the Young Wolf stopped by Titan, Sloane apologized for not assisting them in person during the reclamation of the Last City. She noted that it would be wise for the Red Legion to retreat now that they had suffered so many defeats and declared that if they were too stubborn to do so the Guardians would continue pushing them back.[12]

Securing Titan[edit]

Race against the Fallen[edit]

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Savathûn's Song[edit]

After the Vanguard discovered evidence of a Hive ritual being conducted in the warrens beneath the New Pacific Archeology, Sloane prepared a team of nine Guardians to enter the warrens and disrupt the ritual. She briefed one of the fireteams, which was led by the Praxic Warlock Taeko-3, and found herself frustrated by their cockiness and underestimation of the Hive. After Taeko claimed that the three of them were unstoppable, she questioned what would happen if Taeko found herself alone without backup against the Hive. The Exo merely smirked and claimed she would embrace the Praxic Fire.[2]

Outpost Commander[edit]

"Zavala wasn't thrilled about you running off after Cayde's killers. Can't say I blame him… Just tell me you got 'em. What? Even I know duty and obligation don't always line up."
— Sloane, to the Young Wolf following Cayde's death

Several months after the conclusion of the Red War, Sloane remained on Titan as the commander of the Vanguard's New Pacific Arcology outpost. She received word of Cayde-6's death in the Reef at the hands of Uldren Sov and the Scorn Barons while attempting to stop a riot in the Prison of Elders, and that the Young Wolf had defied Zavala to seek revenge on the murderers. The next time they visited Titan, Sloane stated that she understood why the Commander was upset, but wanted to know if Cayde had been avenged. Noting the Young Wolf's surprise, Sloane revealed that she understood that duty could not always be put before their personal obligations to their friends and that she admired the Young Wolf for seeking justice. She told them that she supported them and wished them luck in keeping up their good work.[13]

Personality and Traits[edit]

Much like Zavala, Sloane is regarded as a stern Titan commander. Zavala thought of her as not only a friend, but a strong tactician and right-hand as his Deputy-Commander.[5] However, she was more morally flexible than her friend and supported the Young Wolf's campaign against the Scorn to avenge Cayde-6's murder, believing that duty should not always come first in a Guardian's life, especially after losing a comrade.[13]

Quotes[edit]

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Gameplay[edit]

Sloane serves as the Overseer of Titan and its main questgiver. She is situated in Siren's Watch. Turning in Arcology tokens, Alkane Dust and Alkane Spores increases player reputation with Sloane and rewards legendary faction gear, shaders and other rewards. The weapons in her inventory are mostly from Suros.

Armor[edit]

Faction Weapons[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Sloane's left pauldron bears several seals reminiscent of Warhammer 40000 Purity Seals given to noteworthy Space Marines who have proven themselves faithful and untainted by Chaos.
  • Sloane is seen on Titan with her face and arms exposed; given that Titan has apparently not been terraformed by the Traveler, and that methane becomes liquid at -161.49 degrees Celsius (-258.68 degrees Fahrenheit), it is unknown how she can survive without protective equipment.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Twitter - New legends will rise. Destiny 2 launches September 6 on PS4. Watch the explosive launch trailer.
  2. ^ a b Bungie (2017/12/5), Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, Duty Bound
  3. ^ Destiny: Warmind (comic), Chapter 3, Page 4
  4. ^ Bungie (2017/3/28), Destiny: Age of Triumph Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 6
  5. ^ a b Bungie (2018/7/31), Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Solstice Plate (Rekindled)
  6. ^ a b Bungie (2017/8/9), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Hope
  7. ^ Bungie (2018/7/31), Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Solstice Greaves (Rekindled)
  8. ^ Bungie (2018/7/31), Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Solstice Mark (Rekindled)
  9. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Riptide
  10. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Utopia
  11. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, No Safe Distance
  12. ^ Bungie (2017/9/8), Destiny 2: Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Chosen - Post-mission dialogue
  13. ^ a b Bungie (2018/9/4), Destiny 2: Forsaken, Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Last Call