Page 1 Page 2. Is the Speaker still a thing? How is the Reef recovering since a whole boat-load of them were murdered by Oryx? Why are the Taken still running around? Why in the world are they in the Prison of Elders? Those last two questions are at least partially — like 5 percent or so — explained in the story.
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It is based on the House of Judgment 's traditions for settling disputes between Fallen through trial by combat. The Archon Priest Aksor was previously a prisoner before later being retrieved by Taniks and having his soul restored by the House of Winter on Venus. The Prison of Elders is also known to contain members of the House of Wolves that were captured during the Reef Wars ,  though it also contains Hive , Vex and Cabal inmates who have attacked the Reef. These prisoners are considered "trophies" by the Reef, kept cryogenically frozen for the Queen's benefit. Though since Skolas ' rebellion, the Queen now wants the prison cleared out, and has recruited the Guardians to do it. A year after the Red War , the undead Fallen horde known as the Scorn orchestrated an incredibly massive breakout from the prison, following a lack of order after Mara Sov 's and Variks ' disappearances.
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Editor's Note: For detailed hands-on impressions on House of Wolves, check out our op-ed on why we love the new expansion. If you've put down your pulse rifle and decided to take a break from mowing down hordes of aliens in Destiny, now's a pretty good time to come back. The game's second expansion, House of Wolves, on May 19 will bring fresh game modes, new maps and, most importantly, sweet new gear to Bungie's massively popular online shooter. If you're considering hopping back into orbit to help the Queen take down her Fallen foes, here's everything you need to know about the expansion before it arrives on Xbox , Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.
Destiny: House of Wolves. All of the details from today's reveal. Matchmaking Sort Of The level 28 version of Prison of Elders will include matchmaking , as revealed during today's Bungie live stream. Levels higher than 28 will not have matchmaking. Objective-Based Gameplay Secondary mission objectives in Prison of Elders include destroying or disarming bombs and killing mini-bosses before they reach their destination.