|Story Missions||The Dark Beyond|
The Sword of Crota
The World's Grave
An ancient evil stirs beneath the shattered surface of our moon.
Like many other planets and moons during Destiny, the ruins of humanity's Golden Age as well as alien structures inhabited by enemy species can be found on the surface. The Moon is classified by The City as a "Forbidden Zone," as early exploration attempts had proven too dangerous.
- The Moon's overall design is intended to cause players to feel a sense of mystery, asking themselves questions like, "why is an alien race here?" or, "what happened to the colony and its settlers?" Bungie Lead Environment Artist Sam Jones described the early difficulties in creating the Moon environment because of the Moon's relative lack of color, depth, and terrain features as opposed to larger planets such as Mars.