The Shattered Throne’s True Ending; The Truth & Lies of “Truth To Power”
I̴̧̪̙̐͝s̴̘̜̓͐̓́ ̴̤̣̓̈́̊v̵̯̯̠̙̌ǐ̵̡̘͓͇̿̏̊c̶̡̟̖̮̚t̶͖̹̀ő̶͎r̵̪̗̖̤͋͘ÿ̷͙͑̔ͅͅ ̶͚͔̖͖̇̋s̴̮̒ỏ̷̰̉̓ ̷̻̳̖̾͐̄̿ȩ̴̨̖̩̏a̸̡̹̼͖̾s̴̫̣̯̔y̵̙̝̹̍͝,̵̰͔͓͓͊̏ ̵̟̞͎͆̀̆̀͜h̶̟̥̬̀͒̕̕è̵̩̝̐ŕ̸̬͇̓͘ö̵̠͎́?̵̱̒
This entry into #DestinyLore relates heavily into the “choose your own adventure” styled chapter from the Truth to Power lorebook, titled as act|choose|react, which I’ve posted about before here: https://moot.us/lounges/1/boards/1/posts/525025
Feel free to read it as a primer for the following lore information, read the Bungie entry below, or skip it entirely and just watch the lore video from #MynameisByf here: https://youtu.be/xcYJQmIUo0Y
Alternatively, we have this...
“Since the release of Shadowkeep, we’ve been watching the community climb in Power as they’ve embraced the Seasonal Artifact to take on the Nightmares of the Moon. The Gate Lord’s Eye provides not only unique perks for players to earn, but additional Power to give Guardians an edge when taking on pinnacle content.
A few among you have been hard on the grind, looking to reach heights in Power that some may only dream of achieving. [I am Savathûn, ravenous!] Last night, Bagel4k was the first to reach Power level 999. [I have set the snare and baited the trap] Following the guidance of a lore piece, they’ve also taken on the Shattered Throne dungeon, solo, in hopes of breaking the curse of the Dreaming City. [Is victory so easy, hero?] The claims made in the “Truth to Power” lore book were ambiguous. Now that they have been put to the test, the curse has yet to be broken… [I am the finality, the reward—I am the true ending]
To our friend Bagel4k,
[This is another gift]
You’ve spent countless hours defeating the enemies of the Last City, steadily increasing your Power to challenge the darkness that is consuming the Dreaming City. [Your strength is my strength] We’ve been watching, alongside the community, as you’ve come to the doorstep of being the first Guardian in Destiny history to have a four-digit Power level. [Your victory is my victory] We are humbled by your dedication, and while this may not have broken the curse… we can say without question that you have become Legend. [My jaws are wide and I am waiting]
Thank you for playing, and we can’t wait to see how high you climb each season.
[The wait is long, but I am ceaseless]
-̵̛̛͈̙̲̫̟̲̫͇̝̯̻̰̟͇̞̮̂̋̂͊̍̐̅̀͑̋̌̕͝͝d̷̮̪̫͉̚[̸̨̣̙͈̟̞̞̭͉̪͓̗̰̦͛̀͒͐̉̅̿̈́̇̈́̀̏Ì̸̭̹̟̹̩̩̪̦̱̜̇ͅ ̵̡̙͕̼͕͙̻̞͔̤̹͖̅̅̏a̸̛̫̩̔͒̐̓̏̊͒m̶̨̖̻̖̜̼͉̖̈́̓̊̏̽̓̈͝ͅ ̷̠̠͖̌͊͆̉̉̂͌̿̊͘̚̕S̶̡̡̮̮͙͔̤̻̹͍̟̘̜͈̞̞̑̀́̿́̀̿a̸̖̻̝̗͖̭͑̈́͆̓͛̽͐̃́̅͂͐͌̈͐ṿ̸̡̯̲̭̼͕͎̮͕͇͉̽̋̒̿̀̆̈́̈͐̈͌̂͌̾̍a̴̛͈͔͇̣̯̬̖̘̯͖̽̑̑͋͆͑͒̓͝ͅt̴͎͔̤̻̼̳̩̪͉͚̜̼͙͌͒̎̃͌̿̋͐͛̀́͘͝͠ḧ̵̨̙̜̫̖͙̮͈́̉̈û̸̻̤̱̘̒̔́̇̆̊̾̂̑̂̈̿̓̆͛̕n̶̟̯̣̭͖̠̲̳̰̳̺̮̟͇͇̈́͐̋͐̑̈́̓̾̑̃̒̀̏̈́,̷̛̟͎̘͙̭̣̃̇̏͛̔̄ͅ ̷̙͔̲̞̫̯́͜f̴̨̧͚̦̱̭̹̄́̌̈́͋̀͑̕͝u̶͍̎l̸̛͓̺̠̔̓́̈́́̒́͐̎̽͜͝ͅḟ̶̛̯̫̳̱̣̦͇͉̖̰̽̅̔̈́̓̊̽́̕͜͝ȉ̷̝̗͕̝͍̞̼̞̫͉̈́̃̃̇̏̓̓̑͋̆̐͘͘͜͠ͅͅl̸̛͚̭̞͍͕̱̖̰̻͍̈̅́̽̀̔͋́̄̃̍͆͛̕͠ͅl̴͎̑̎͝e̶̡͓͕̞͎̩̜̱̞̤͇̳͕̥̪͕͆̾̏̎͆̌̽̚d̴̙͇͔̓̀͒̓̀̉]̵̭̥͍͌̀̽̊͗̈́͊̀̚͝m̶̧̟̻͎͚̉̒[̶͙͎̳̜̻̤̰͓͉͕̮̎̓͒̈́̃͊̀͂̔̏̍̆͛̂̑d̸̤͕͔͖̜̩̘̰͕́̉̎͛e̸̖̩̳̦̩̪̰͖͊̽͒́͊̎̾͗͂̓̊͘͝͝͠͠l̴̨̡̖̗͚̙̱̞͗̄i̸͍̲͙̜͚̞̗͒͂̉͐̊̀̓̇̆̿̚͠g̶̬̖̻̃̀̄̇̌̋͆̃̆̏̂̋̄̄ẖ̷̛͓̒̈̿̔̑́̓̎͗̔͜͝͝t̷̡̥̤͇̫͔̲̺͇̻͇͇̉̽̐͊͗̆̾͐̂͋̔e̶̺̙̼̣̪͚̜͎̥̣͉͙͔̝͗̑͒̏̀̀͒͑̔͘d̸̖̭̩̺͚͔̳̭͖̙̹̭̈́̋̅͜͝]̵̢̡͈̜̣̼̽̚g̸̨̪͓̻̱̪̳̬̼̎̄̚[̵̨̧̢̛̛̩̫͓͖̫̠̮̤̠̮͕̗̃͆̀̐͛͂́̍̇̇́̈̌ͅe̵̠͙͉̦͖̮̩̖̖͙̻̻̝̰̫̫̿̊̋̀͌͛̄̏̊̀̚x̶̛̪͓̝̲̫̑͐͛͑̀̃̏͝p̴̛̛̱̳͉͈̼̌͑̓͐͒̏͗̐̐͋̚̕͝ę̶̯̮̰̰̺̥̠̻̳͓͎͌̈́̍͑̕c̴̛̜̜̗̖̺̜͇̭̪͌̈́́̓̾̄̆́̾̃t̴̅̌̑ͅa̸̛͍͍̭͓̾̿́̓̽̇͒̔̎̚͜͠͝͠n̷̢̧̨̡̳̯̬̪̝̖̂̌̉̌̂̿̎̒̽͠t̴̥͔͚̦̰̅̏̅̅͗̑́̌]̶͉̮́̍͜0̴̧̱̞̭͚̪̏̅̂͗́͛͗͛ͅ4̷̣͚̫͔̰͉̱̗̺̎̚”
And just for the heck of it: