By this point most of you know I'm not a typical Youtuber. I thrive on the comments you guys make. This video actually sprung from a conversation that I had with one of my subscribers. He actually contributed to the creation of this video, so a major Shout out to Raza Rizal.
Master Rahool actually said "Research into the cyphers and runes of the Hive leads the Cryptarchs to believe the Hive sects all serve one great master." But its not Crota as you may assume. It is Oryx. Now by this point you have probably done all of the missions on the moon and smashed the Shrine of Oryx a time or two. In that particular mission the Hive were communicating with something far off. If you caught my Story of Toland video Toland stated that the Hive exist in another dimension. So the far off is just the tip of the Iceberg.
The Hive have been conquering worlds for a long time. In the Mission the Worlds Grave you get a small hint as to how long. The Hive keep a database of all the worlds they have overrun. I'm sure you've chuckled at the "They've Broken the Bekenstien limit!" quote from Dinklebot. Well let me explain what that means. The Bekenstien Limit is the upper limit of information that can be contained within a given finite region of space which has a finite amount of energy—or conversely, the maximum amount of information required to perfectly describe a given physical system down to the quantum level. The Bekenstein boundary which is more relatable in this scenario, is a computationally-derived limit that specifies the theoretical maximum amount of data that could stored in a physical space, and it is something that we will never approach with current technology, which is why it is often talked about in quantum computing circles, computer theory courses, and physics. Where it gets a little more mind-bending is how you would "break" the limit. You would actually need to work around the known laws of physics. Now one of those possible workarounds involve phase shifting atoms between parallel universes. So, basically, at any given time, parts of the physical media would exist in this universe, while other parts would be stored in a parallel universe, only to be shifted in and out, as needed, or you have the Technology to simply break the laws of Physics.
There are whispers of shrines to the fabled Oryx peppered across the entire system. Only he is no Fable. There are many different sects such as the Blood of Oryx, and Hive majors like Sardok, the Eyes of Oryx dedicated to him. For Oryx to be so ingrained into the Hive and with as many worlds as the Hive have taken Oryx would have to be an Ancient member of the Hive ranks. Depending on how long the Hive have been existence he may even be Primordial, dating back possibly before the first beginnings of life on Earth.
In the description of Crux of Crota it makes a reference to the Osmium Throne that Crota son of Oryx was heir to. It is a hard, brittle, bluish-white transition metal in the platinum group that is found as a trace element in alloys, mostly in platinum ores. Osmium remains lustrous even at high temperatures. It has a very low compressibility. Correspondingly, its Density is extremely high rivaling that of diamond. Because of its hardness, brittleness, low vapor pressure (the lowest of the platinum group metals), and very high melting point the fourth highest of all elements, solid osmium is difficult to machine, work or even form.
Osmium once you take it through a few chemical process actually gives of a Toxic gas and even has a greenish tone to it, seem familiar?
One would have to assume that the Hive value Osmium to create their God King's throne from it, much in the same way our own ancient civilizations did. It was a common practice to see Kings from Egyptian civilizations all the way to Kings of Europe to have Thrones made of Gold. If you want to give of the Presence of Power you make your seat from the valuable thing available.
In the Ritual of Sacrifice Quest you are to destroy 2 Ogres known as the Forsaken. Why? Because if you don't The Hive plan to make them Ritual Sacrifices to contact Oryx. Toland had stated they serve but one purpose, to die.
How does one call through the Darkness? Through the void of the eternal night sky? Through the pathways that link the Hive to their ancient, rotting deities? With suffering. The Forsaken are conjured and birthed through ritual, meant to serve as worship to gods of a higher plane of misery. To perform a ritual of sacrifice is to tempt a god's hunger. What then, if a being of the Light were to taint such a ritual? Would the Hive be punished? Would their gods grow angry?
The Crucible map known as the Cauldron is actually one such site for Ritual Sacrifices. Now secured and maintained by the Crucible, scheduled study of it’s remnants suggest a sacrificial purpose—where other forms of life were given an audience with the reigning monarch and judged before the power of the Darkness. If you're randomly running around on Earth by the Skywatch, occasionally you bump into Urzok, The Hated. The sword he wields is slightly different than every other hive knight you'll encounter. His role is that of the Executioner of those that the Wizards deemed Forsaken.
At one such site Toland the Warlock had an incident that gives even more incite. Four sounds, oft repeated, but only four. Though I am on the trail of a fifth, faintly heard from the buzz that once spilled from the Shrine—
It is in these sounds that I fear yet another Hive secret hides. Perhaps beyond their gods, perhaps in accord with them. Perhaps these are just Hive translations of worlds we call another name, but I believe above all things they call to some kind of being. Beings that once lived, or still live somewhere buried amongst us. Beings the Hive perhaps owe their very existence to. Its no secret that Toland believed that the Hive were the pinnacle of evolution. If Crota was but a young spawn to the ancient Hive gods then Eir, Ur, Xol and Yul must be some of the Pantheon of the Hive gods. All of these gods have one that is more ancient than they were. Something seemingly the source that they owe their existence to.
I said before the Launch of Destiny that the Hive have the Strongest Connection to the Darkness. When a wizard is firing Arc shots at you Bungie had stated that Wizards draw their power directly from the darkness. The Hive have great hatred for the Light, and to them, the eternal struggle between light and dark is not only a war, it is a crusade; all Light must be devoured so Darkness can reclaim the universe. If Oryx is possibly the beginning of the Hive and truly the one who has Orchestrated the Hive to destroy countless worlds, you would almost wonder.... is Oryx THE Darkness? Food for Thought ladies and gentleman. If he is not then he most certainly is very, very closely related to it.