War Table — Operation Elbrus

As he discusses Crow, Lord Saladin's frustration is evident even through the hologram.

He explains he shared the story of the thief with Crow to give him perspective, to show how well-intentioned mercy can ultimately lead to terrible loss.

With a sigh, he confides that Commander Zavala expressed similar concerns about the morality of psychically analyzing the Hive, even though the process is painless. And he admits he would rather defeat the Hive on the battlefield than in a lab.

Still, he says, Crow must not lose sight of the fact that the Lucent Hive are murdering Guardians.

"These demons have taken the Light," he says. "Nothing is more important than stopping them."

"I know it, you know it, and Crow… let's hope he's a fast learner."