With the big reveal of the Curse of Osiris Expansion last night at Paris Games Week, I thought it would be good to look at the character that’s going to be the highlight of this first piece of Destiny 2 DLC, Osiris. The Expansion is set to take Guardians to Mercury where the Vex are building an army to take on, well pretty much anything. This is highly dangerous because the Vex are bringing machines from the past, present, and future together for their force, but seeking help from Osiris could be equally harmful.
Osiris is a Warlock, specifically a Dawnblade, who was exiled from the city. Before he was exiled he was so good at killing aliens that Saint-14 himself recommended him as Vanguard Commander. He’s even been an apprentice to the Speaker, for a time.
However, Osiris isn’t all that great when you get to know him. Soon it became apparent that he was descending into madness, searching for the true purpose behind the Guardians and the nature of the Darkness that nearly ended the Traveller. His beliefs are considered borderline blasphemous, and when it was discovered that he was diverting Guardians and Tower resources away from the protection of the City and refugees no one was very happy with him. He used these resources and Guardians to explore legends from the system, including the Vault of Glass. It’s implied that Osiris inspired Kabr, the Legionless to enter the Vault.
Osiris studied the Hive in great detail, and even predicted the coming of Oryx and the events of The Taken King. It’s also said that he came too close to understanding the Vex and their logic and processes for travelling and seeing through time. the Speaker banished him for his misuse of Guardians and the resources of the Vanguard, believing him to be dangerously obsessed.
He formed a Cult on Mercury, the planet to which he was banished, who follow him to this day. The Crucible Tournament held in his honour is still active, the Trials of Osiris. His followers, such as Brother Vance, spend their time testing their Light, seeing how far they can bend it to their will before it can be broken. Even though the cult lives on, Osiris himself is said to be both dead and alive, missing from this universe as we know it.
At some point in time he held council with both The Nine and the Queen of the Reef. He receives reports on the goings on of the system from Eris Morn, and employs the group known as the Sunbreakers.
In the Curse of Osiris Guardians are tasked with finding Osiris for the help he might be able to provide in fighting the Vex. If this guy has driven himself almost to the point of madness by researching them, maybe he’s too far gone to be of any help. Or maybe he’s the perfect man for the job. I think that when we meet Osiris he won’t make any sense, he’ll speak in riddles that have something to do with events we’ll experience in the future and won’t understand until then. But I have to say that I’m very excited to meet this guy. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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