The Guardian lands in the Rocketyard.
The Guardian approaches the severed hole in the wall, where they previously extracted information from the corrupted sensor grid.
The Guardian finds and approaches the Vandal, a few meters away from the Grid computer. They let Ghost out and it scans the body.
As the Guardian ventures deeper into the area, they enter a long abandoned industrial building. Large gashes, cuts, and holes are ripped apart in multiple places, leaving an eerie orange glow along the edges of all the stolen material.
Using the torn metal and SIVA veins as a breadcrumb trail, the Guardian walks into Foundry 113. It appears to be an old parking garage, although much of the area has been either destroyed or re-purposed. A gigantic pile of metal sits on the far side of the foundry, seemingly resembling an eye. A Skiff is seen heading to orbit after dropping off Splicer troops.
The Guardian fights and eliminates the Splicer platoons within the area and explores further, finding another tunnel of sheared metal.
They reach a ledge where a metal column has been completely torn in half, seemingly supported by countless threads of SIVA.
The Guardian continues, finally emerging outside. Suddenly, booming explosions are heard, and the Guardian looks along the horizon. In the distance, several anti-aircraft guns are firing across the sky.
The Guardian mounts their Sparrow and heads in the direction of the cannons as they continue firing.
The Guardian rides into the next area, where a Splicer battalion is defending the entrance to a bunker. A few Servitors dot the outside area, and a Splicer Vandal fires from a sniper tower.
The Guardian fights their way into the bunker, killing reinforcements and the Splicers inside. The Guardian finds a SIVA growth hanging on the far wall, and open fire on it, until it explodes with a swelling flash of red. More Splicers emerge.
The Guardian either destroys the Splicers or ignores them, and finds another spore nearby. They destroy it.
A passageway is revealed behind the veins of SIVA. The Guardian goes inside, walking past a long abandoned office.
The Guardian continues until they reach three gun emplacements outside. A Skiff lands directly in front of them. The Guardian kills the reinforcements, and notices two shoulder mounted Shock Cannons sitting between the cannons.
The Guardian approaches one of the guns, and finds a spore underneath the cannon, in the center of an overwhelming amount of SIVA embankments, guarded by a Splicer Captain. The Guardian kills the Captain and destroys the node. The cannon stops firing and shuts down.
Ignoring them, the Guardian reaches the next cannon, and destroys the node there as well.
Another Skiff drops off even more Splicer reinforcements, including Servitors. They are eliminated and the final cannon is shut down.
A fourth Skiff approaches, this time carrying a Perfected Walker, augmented by SIVA technology. It is dropped behind the now-defunct cannons and attacks the Guardian.
The Guardian takes cover and defends against the Walker. Suddenly, over a dozen SIVA spores appear all at once.
The Guardian tries to destroy all the spores, but they grow back nearly instantly. They have no choice but to defeat the Walker themselves. They use either their own weapons and abilities, or use the Shock Cannons to eradicate it.
The Perfected Walker falls, and the remaining Splicers scatter.
The scene fades in to an overhead shot of the lanterns in the Iron Temple. Lord Saladin and the Guardian walk towards it, side by side. The Guardian's Ghost is floating over their shoulder.
Saladin stands directly in front of the shrine, and releases his own Ghost, which silently floats upward towards the center of the chamber. It opens its wingtips, and spreads a wide blue light, scanning the entire monument. Small images appear, previously hidden, above each statue in the mausoleum.
The camera focuses on one image of a group of Iron Lords.
The camera slowly pans to another portrait of an Iron Lord, with their hand outstretched towards a door containing SIVA.
Saladin faces the Guardian, speaking darkly.
A portrait of the symbol of Rasputin is shown. As Saladin continues speaking, various weapons firing and explosions are heard faintly in the background; the memory of the battle is still fresh in his mind.
Another portrait shows two crests; one bearing the Iron Lords' symbol, the other, SIVA. The camera cuts to yet another portrait, of seven Iron Lords in front of a door.
A traumatized expression paints Saladin's face, as more explosions sound, and screams of pain are heard.
The sounds fade, and Saladin turns to face Lady Jolder's statue. Above it, a final image--Jolder holding the door shut on one side, and Saladin himself running towards the other.
The images disappear, and Saladin's Ghost returns to his side.
Saladin ponders the Ghost's questions, slowly coming to a realization.
The Guardian and Ghost leave, and Saladin looks towards Jolder's statue once more. Fade to black.