The Sunken Pyramid
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Personal ship of Rhulk
- "This one was not left for you to find. You were not guided to it, not beckoned. This domain belongs to a dark entity, unknown in power."
- — Mara Sov.
The Sunken Pyramid is a Pyramid of the Black Fleet formerly commanded by Rhulk, Disciple of the Witness. It was moved to Savathûn's Throne World by Rhulk at the request of the Witness, so that Rhulk could keep watch over the Witch Queen and provide assistance in the form of an inexhaustible supply of Worm larvae. Upon Savathûn's rebirth in the Light, the Pyramid was neutralized and sank into the swamp below, with a Light curse subsequently placed upon it to trap Rhulk inside. It is the setting of the Vow of the Disciple raid.
Overview and layout
Unlike its brethren, the Sunken Pyramid appears more open and less cramped but still possesses a similar chiseled rock-like texture seen on the surface and its inner sanctums. From the outside the ship appears cracked and seemingly split in half at some point along the middle, as it appears crooked from the front. This is thanks to the efforts of Savathûn, the Witch Queen and her acquisition of the Light which is most notable for such a strong feat.
On the inside of the Pyramid however, it is much more open unlike its Lunar counterpart but similar to its Europan counterpart, possessing strange statues carved out of the same material as the ship along with massive structures in semblance of a city. Some of the statues appear like strange humanoid creatures and even horses.
The Pyramid also acts as a sort of library, cataloguing Rhulk's entire backstory through the use of murals. Some of these murals appear as depictions of Hive, the Witness, the Guardians and even the Traveler. Some of the more gruesome parts of this collection would be a rib of the Fundament Leviathan placed in one of its open rooms. Another gruesome addition would be the calcified and dissected Worm larvae seen throughout the ship, frozen in calcified constructs, dissected and separated in various segments. Some of these worms can also be seen fused into calcified Scorn. All of this makes the Pyramid's interior disturbingly resemble a twisted sort of art gallery or natural history museum.
Most disturbing of all, the presence of the Caretaker aboard the pyramid during the events of the Vow of the Disciple Raid, which is widely believed to have been successfully implanted with a Worm larva and to have survived this, indicates that Rhulk was conducting horrific experiments involving attempts to implant various Scorn soldiers with Worm larvae prior to his death. It is therefore apparent that the Scorn found in the calcified blocks throughout the pyramid with the Worm larvae fused to them are failed attempts at creating something akin to the Caretaker, with the Caretaker likely being the sole known survivor of these experiments. Despite having survived the experiments that presumably created it, it is not known if the Caretaker was the end result that Rhulk had in mind when he began his experiments, or if it may have been a defective or failed product that Rhulk found particularly powerful or useful.
Oddly, the pyramid's calcified Scorn statues produce the same growling and gurgling sounds as normal Scorn when a Guardian draws near them, indicating either an audio glitch or, more disturbingly, that the Scorn within the statues are still alive despite having been calcified and frozen within their statues.