The Walls Come Down

Ghost: Lord Saladin, you said the Fallen knew about SIVA. But I can't find a reference to SIVA in the Vanguard database.

Saladin: That's because I went to great lengths to lock it away. The records are in the Iron Temple.

Ghost: Okay, but if the Fallen already know about SIVA, then shouldn't we?

Saladin: What you need to do now is track Sepiks. If we find him, we will know the extent of the corruption.

Cosmodrome, Old Russia

Ghost: Ok...I don't know which scares me more: the giant ketch, or whatever took a bite out of the wall.

Shiro-4: Guardian, it's Shiro. You're going to need some cover. Make for the Cosmodrome.

Ghost: We need to get through that wall.

Shiro-4: With most of the Kells gone, getting a force this large to work together is almost impossible. Saladin, you mentioned a sensor grid. Can we use that to tell how far this occupation extends?

Saladin: The Fallen are irrelevant, Shiro. The only thing that matters now is finding Sepiks.

Ghost: Lots of Fallen, but still no sign of Sepiks.

Ghost: What's that pattern over there? Can we take a closer look?

Scan SIVA cluster in The Divide

Ghost: I'm picking up some strange readings. It's like what was on Sepiks, but if I didn't know any better, I'd say this stuff is consuming everything around it.

Saladin: That is SIVA. With the proper direction, it could create anything a civilization would need. At least in theory.

Hive Ship enters

Ghost: Hive?

Saladin: The Hive tend to keep to the dark. Something is driving them into the open.

Shiro-4: I just lost all readings from the sensor grid! There's a monitoring station near your location. Hack into it and try to get the grid back online.

Ghost: No problem.

hack grid monitor

Ghost: Um, there's not enough left of the sensor grid to fix. Wait, wait. We can pull the logs from the monitoring station. Would that be enough to figure out what these Fallen are up to?

Shiro-4: Do it!

SIVA logo appears on the screen

Ghost: Something weird incoming!

Splicers appear

Ghost: These Fallen are different. They're augmented with some sort of technology, like Sepiks.

Shiro-4: Augmented or not, we need that sensor data!

Ghost: On the bright side, these Fallen aren't coming back to life like Sepiks. At least, not yet.

Ghost: Got everything I could out of the sensor logs.

Shiro-4: Nice job, Guardian. But we still have to deal with Sepiks.

Saladin: We no longer need the servitor, Shiro. I've seen enough to know the Fallen have restarted production of SIVA. Guardian, we have established a base at the Iron Temple. Join us here.

The Plaguelands

Category: Lord Saladin

Wayfinder's Voyage I: Embodied