Destiny Lore Proves Bungie Has Been Building to Savathun for Years
Bungie clearly has big plans for the future destiny 2’sBeginning withThe Witch Queenan February 2022, players will finally meet the Hive’s god cunning and lies. Savan, who is front and centre in Season of the Lost’s current season, seeks help from Queen Mara Sov, the Guardians, to rid herself of her worm, and free her sister Xivu Arath, in return for Osiris’ safe return. Bungie has been open about the fact that Savathun’s buildup was years in the making, and players were keen to highlight this.
Reddit thread started by TemtemTamerBcamz1 after it was pointed out that the Presage mission in Season of the Chosen contained dialogue. After being asked about the “voices” that they heard during the mission, Savathun Osiris and the Cabal Empress Capital point out the dialogue. Savathun Osiris replies by saying that he heard the “ignorance of my youth, pain of change and unproven faith wilted in logic”.
TemtemTamerBcamz1 pointed out that the line seemed to suggest Savathun’s regret over the deal she made with her siblingsOryx and Xivu ArathWith the Hive and the worm gods of immortality. Others follow Temtem’s thought process, pointing out more mythology.Destiny’sSeven year history in which Savathun questions both worm gods as well as the greater Darkness.
This is one of the best examples of how far the series’ narrative perspective has advanced since the first year of Destiny1, where there was a lack of story. The seeds of Savathun were laid all the way back in The Taken King, a grimoire card from Books of Sorrow that explored Oryx’s past and how he relates to his sisters. Savan, who was determined to manipulate her siblings and her enemies to her advantage, was clearly the most calculated of the three.
Bungie teased that the story with the Witch Queen would be the most important part of Savathun’s story. Season of the Hunt, Season of the Chosen and Season of the Splicer all show that Savathun is interested in learning more about the Light, the Traveler and Ghosts and Guardians’ connections to them. Players will be facing off against Hive Guardians with Light powers in The Witch Queen. It seems that she has learned the necessary skills to make the Light hers while still leaving behind her family, including the Darkness, the worm gods and the Darkness.