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Saturn/Europa in Destiny’s Sequel?

Published on: Nov 7, 2014 @ 17:38

As I’m sure you’ve heard, there’s 9.5 million registered players on Destiny and work has been started on the next Destiny title. In this article I’d like to explore possibilities of where that game will take us.[divider]

Destiny would benefit from a change of scenery, and ‘Destiny 2’ will most likely take us to new locations – but where?

There’s two Grimoire cards that talk about locations that we currently aren’t able to visit: Saturn & Jupiter.



Saturn’s rings have many derelict ships from the days of the Golden Age, including the Cassini, which you can see below.

Not much is known about Saturn other than what’s on the Grimoire cards. Saturn is in Destiny’s list of locations in the game’s database (with no content on it yet), and there’s 2 Grimoire cards for it as well. In an early ViDoc it was said that we’d actually be able to “go to Saturn.”

Out beyond the Reef its rings shine. Whatever was known of it in the Golden Age is long forgotten, but more ancient truth remains: Saturn has dozens of moons, including the mighty Titan, a world larger than Mercury. A Guardian’s ship might, in theory, reach Saturn, especially if supported by a larger vessel and good navigational data. But the hazards of the Reef and the Deep Black beyond threaten to devour anyone who makes the attempt.

Saturn Ghost Fragment: A cold giant shows its night face to you. Distant moons slide past – icy little comets enslaved by a splendid master. The lightning bolts and high clouds sweep away, and you burrow into a sea of liquid hydrogen that boils out of the long gash. You put yourself on the perfect trajectory, and for a fraction of an instant you allow yourself the luxury of confidence.

So… we’ll need “support” if we want to reach Saturn. Where will this support come from? The Queen of the Reef perhaps? Surely the hazards of the Reef could be navigated by the Queen herself. The Nine are ancient leviathan intelligences from the seas of Europa or the hydrocarbon pits of Titan, as explained in the Ghost Fragment: Legends 2 Grimoire card.



What’s not currently in the database is Jupiter, but like Saturn, there’s 2 Grimoire cards for this planet as well. Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in the Solar System, with several dozen “Jovian” moons. One of the moons, Europa, once had a human colony on it, but was lost during the Collapse. Jupiter is home to the mysterious Jovians, who are governed by the Nine.

These 2 images were shown at a private booth at E3 in 2013.

Based on the Grimoire, this planet seems to be a strong possibility for a future playable location.

Lord of worlds, massive Jupiter and its moons must have been a cornerstone of Golden Age civilization. But the nature and extent of human presence there is now unknown. Old records refer to cities in ice and world-spanning oceans, but perhaps this is only poetry. The City’s ships have rarely attempted any journey to Jupiter or beyond.

Humanity once had a colony on Europa but lost it during the Collapse

Jupiter Ghost Fragment: The largest body lets itself be pushed where it needs to be, seduced into nice, warm loving orbits. Persistence is the key. Seafloors transform and then yank themselves skyward, shattering the icy crust. New worlds awaken in the swirling depths. You build homes around this half-born sun ripped by storms and supersonic wind.


Worlds Unknown

What Planet are you looking most forward to visiting? If you could choose any Planet to explore, which would it be?