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Hunt the source of the Taken blight across the Cosmodrome.
― In-game description

Kings of Decay is a story mission in Destiny: The Taken King. It takes place in Old Russia, Earth and is the second and final mission in the quest The Taken War: Earth.



{Loading Screen}

  • CAYDE-6: Uhh, Guardian, turns out I gave you some bad intel last time. Those Wizards weren't controlling the blight. Mea culpa, and suchlike. Got a real plan this time. There's a Taken Knight running sorties on the Cosmo down there, and the Tower scouts have tracked the blight to the old King's Watch bunker. Hit the Knight in a counterattack, and then push on to the bunker.


The Guardian lands in the Rocketyard.

  • CAYDE-6: Welcome back to the Cosmodrome! We have tracking on that Knight, a critter named... Tsugoth... "t" is silent. Who comes up with these names, anyway? Okay, get after him, Guardian.

The Guardian finds Tsugoth and eliminates him.

  • GHOST: Cayde, Knight is down. I'm detecting a surge of power in response.
  • CAYDE-6: Just what we wanted, and... yup! It's coming from the King's Watch bunker. Our intel was right, that's the source. You know what to do, Guardian.

The Guardian heads into King's Watch, which is overrun by Taken. The Guardian continues to command center. An orb sits in the center of the room. As the Guardian approaches it, the probe disappears. Several Taken appear and attack the Guardian. After the enemies are killed, an Echo of Oryx appears. The Guardian destroys the Echo and the remaining additional forces.

  • CAYDE-6: An Echo, huh? In our own backyard. You know, Zavala's too serious to say it and Ikora's too distracted, but the Vanguard wouldn't be what it is today without you. That's... (clears throat) Anyway, thank you for the... shooting.

{Mission Ends}