Destiny 2 Lore - Exotic Weapon Lore: The Lament! (The invasion of Europa & Banshee's Past)

Destiny 2's Lore tells us of the Lament, a powerful exotic sword forged for Clovis Bray's Exo form. It also tells us of the Vex invasion of Europa that it stopped! We also learned of the origins & Identity of Banshee-44!
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  1. Timeflower


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    side note: europa is a moon not a planet :D

  2. Robert Gresh

    Robert Gresh

    پیش 3 روز

    I just had a startling revalation. Do any of you remember when Crota was trying to gain power by slicing a hole in space in the High War? What if the realm that Crota cut into was 2028 Volantis?

  3. Hemi_red_13


    پیش 3 روز

    This twisted my understanding of exo lore. Why were the ones lost in the explosion actually lost, yet the others couldve still reloaded? The original lore said the exo number was for reboots for memory issues, but this made it sound like it was all bs. What number is elsie on?

  4. S Pv

    S Pv

    پیش 4 روز

    Now we can all say that banshee is and is not a jackass

  5. 4G3NT_0R4NG3


    پیش 6 روز

    "That memory bank belonged to Elisabeth-1." "Why?" "Because I wanted you on my side." Holy fuck, Clovis wiped his own granddaughter's memory, potentially multiple times, just so he could repeatedly try to manipulate her into helping him. That's some next-level abusive shit.

  6. James Brackett

    James Brackett

    پیش 9 روز

    Two things: 1. Can we get Elsie to shut the arrogant bastard down again? 2. What happened to our timeline's Elsie? Because during the Born in Darkness questline, Clovis mentions something about both of them being dead, yet standing here in front of him again. I'm pretty sure all those records are from our timeline, and Elsie was alive at the end in all of them. Well, by at the end, I mean by the time that she shut the AI down, she was still alive... because, well, she was the one giving the shutdown command. So, why would the Clovis AI remark about her having been dead, but alive now in front of him? Where is our Elsie? Is she alive, or is she dead?

  7. Leonard Albrecht

    Leonard Albrecht

    پیش 9 روز

    You know i wad thinking in my head while waching this how cool it would be if clovis would be banshee

  8. Valk4yz


    پیش 10 روز

    This makes it sound like Eli's ends up becoming the stranger

  9. BirdOfHermes83 D.

    BirdOfHermes83 D.

    پیش 12 روز

    Fun fact. If you throw a stasis gernade on the big head, the frames will shoot at it!

  10. Cincinlovag


    پیش 12 روز

    i always knew we will got an amazing story about Banshee-44. and hell, we've really got! now i hope that he, Elsie and Ana can become a family again. a better Bray family

  11. Gork


    پیش 15 روز

    when will that last book of sorrow video come out?

  12. Seth Bettwizilch

    Seth Bettwizilch

    پیش 17 روز

    Calamitous you say?

  13. Brendan Bush

    Brendan Bush

    پیش 18 روز

    "spoiler alert for those who have not done this quest yet, although I imagine that most of you, by this point, already have" Byf hasnt seen all the players taken into DSC without Lament or even a guillotine.

  14. JellyCarrot


    پیش 20 روز

    @byf just make sure you dont start to stress about trying to not to stress out. keep your head man we can wait for a video you are amazingly dedicated lore buff and i enjoy your content but dude keep your health :)

  15. Miguel Valdez

    Miguel Valdez

    پیش 21 روز

    I wonder where all the other legendary exo guardians stand in all this

  16. [peribox]


    پیش 21 روز

    This is one of the many examples of why the writing in destiny is So damn good

  17. MHelmy Ehll

    MHelmy Ehll

    پیش 23 روز

    Man, I would listen to an audiobook narrated by Byf.

  18. Byron Cavendish

    Byron Cavendish

    پیش 23 روز

    Byf, would you be able to answer where Elsie from our timeline is? Does she exist? Did she die?

  19. Josef Zalusky

    Josef Zalusky

    پیش 23 روز

    Man, Bungie took an otherwise unremarkable character-- a regular vendor in the Tower-- and gave him centuries of story. This is why I love Destiny; almost everyone has a purpose.

  20. Wildcat 8

    Wildcat 8

    پیش 24 روز

    Destiny (destiny vanilla) first dropped in September of 2014, right before I turned 23YO. It was around the time Halo had finally died as THE multiplayer game as well as COD games becoming stale with ghost & trash AV Warfare. A group of 6 to 7 guys from my home town that I had been playing Halo & COD multiplayer with since 2006-07 had all switched to Destiny the first week it released. After completing all the story missions we grinded the shit out of D1, spending hours farming the loot cave in the cosmodrome & the 2nd floor chest room fallen spawn behind the stairs (obviously after the weekly NF, 3 Heroic strikes, & Heroic story mission). We even completed the vault of glass raid the on day 3 together with out looking up how to beat it. Also ran trails of Osiris nonstop getting every reward. I always had a familiar fire team to grind every activity with. I had every single world drop gear & raid exclusive gear for normal & hard. This continued all the way through the Taken King expansion. Most the guys I played with dropped the game before the iron lords expansion. I continued playing everything I could solo like NF’s & story missions, but would use the destiny app to compete raids. Almost 7 years later & I still play the game, but non of my friends in real life do. The leviathan raid was the last raid I’ve ever competed, it’s not as fun with random children on the app. Also 7 years later & older you get a career & family & can’t grind 6 hours a day like you could in D1 lol.... I’ve continued to play every part of the game except for the raids since D2 dropped. I’m missing out on the best parts of the game, but I feel no desire to complete it when the app is full of try hard smart ass children/ man babies that treat wiping in a raid like its do or die in real life 😂🤦. I miss the destiny vanilla days. Rare weapon drops was more exciting, upgrading gear a lot harder, soloing NF’s more challenging (being sent back to orbit upon death), & elemental burns actually made a huge difference depending on the enemy type & when selecting load outs. Now you can’t even get on a raid fire team unless you already know exactly what to do & are a super sweaty try hard. Back in my day all you needed was a fully upgraded Ghally or Truth to be accepted lol. Anyway... I’m grateful for your channel Byf. I wouldn’t know half of the in game lore if it wasn’t for you uploading the explanations of the story behind each raid since I quit raiding after Leviathan. Takes a hell of a lot of commitment, time, & work to be the type of lore content creator that you are as a living.

  21. Jenson Preacher

    Jenson Preacher

    پیش 25 روز

    take all the time you need, you are a load of fun for me



    پیش 26 روز

    Do jötunn

  23. Peter Austin

    Peter Austin

    پیش 27 روز

    Is it ever explained in the lore why elsie has a british accent but ana and Clovis (both the ai head and the exo) have american accents? Or is it just another case of bungie didn't plan that far ahead?

  24. CallMeRuki


    پیش 27 روز

    Waaaaaa? Daaaaamn my mind is blown xD

  25. Deku midorya

    Deku midorya

    پیش 28 روز

    missed opportunity for bungie to put the shattering blade perk on the lament

  26. m streech

    m streech

    پیش 29 روز

    A regular schedule helps fight depression and regular videos keeps audiences happy. Good call.

  27. KQ


    پیش 29 روز

    Did Elsie even die once? What a legend, or as they say "Badass."

  28. Someone unknown

    Someone unknown

    پیش 29 روز

    Banshee has been one of my favorite Exos ever since I picked up Destiny 2 and this story makes him so much better

  29. Void Astra

    Void Astra

    پیش ماه

    "I won't forget everyone we lost. I WON'T !" aw... :'(

  30. Josephus Yewbank

    Josephus Yewbank

    پیش ماه

    Gosh this is one of my favorite all-time videos of yours Byf, thanks for sharing it with us nerds

  31. ChronicLaconic


    پیش ماه

    Bnashee 44 is WHAT

  32. Captain Buzzkill

    Captain Buzzkill

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  33. Laura Rola

    Laura Rola

    پیش ماه

    This is the story of the first true Guardians.

  34. Banana Fucker

    Banana Fucker

    پیش ماه

    Terribly sorry, but, nerd.

  35. Devin aka Vongola Primo

    Devin aka Vongola Primo

    پیش ماه

    So there’s a chance we get cayde 7

  36. H880


    پیش ماه

    This is a great story. One question though. If exos have backups, why is Cayde dead for good? I thought since he mentioned the Deep stone crypt in Forsaken there was a chance he'd come back.

  37. Wim van Heusden

    Wim van Heusden

    پیش ماه

    Wow!! Nice one!

  38. Phoenix502


    پیش ماه

    The way this video is crafted, it sounds like a rough draft to a potential short film. Only thing I would change for creative purposes in that hypothetical film is the player guardian instead being a tight knit fireteam of three guardians, one of each class. And the finale being them not only using the Lament, but passing the lone sword between each other. Maybe concluding it with Banshee presenting two more after a timeskip thanks to the blueprints.

  39. Mjerzgo


    پیش ماه

    Hi @Byf! Are you planning to run Deepstone Crypt with the T1 clan and explain its lore? Last two videos of this kind were just great!

  40. B1llyTheK1d245


    پیش ماه

    I love these long videos. They allow me to listen to the lore while I play the game

  41. Justin Holmes

    Justin Holmes

    پیش ماه

    Clovis reminds of professor hojo from FF7

  42. Nicholas Webb

    Nicholas Webb

    پیش ماه

    What was the part about Maya Sundaresh being inside Clovis head? Did I miss something?!

  43. Chris Wilder

    Chris Wilder

    پیش ماه

    Did bungie forget about the scannable under banshee?

  44. Charelton Strand

    Charelton Strand

    پیش ماه

    What about the long slow whisper?

  45. Noah Leonard

    Noah Leonard

    پیش ماه

    It’s nice to know that the vex invaded Europa on my cake day. It gives me a slimmer of hope that someone wanted to come my party.

  46. Josh Velazquez

    Josh Velazquez

    پیش ماه

    Byf please respond to this its driving me crazy.......WHAT IS THE SHADER ON YOUR SIDEARM

  47. The Arnold Army

    The Arnold Army

    پیش ماه

    @bungie can you hire this guy to audiobook the lore, thanks.

  48. Jão Mnão

    Jão Mnão

    پیش ماه

    This was Bungie going "hey we know you all love Banshee and the Exo Stranger" Us: "Don't pull another Cayde" Bungo: "Wanna love them even more?"

  49. SeeTheWholeTruth


    پیش ماه

    If I were the writer... This current issue would end in each player putting themselves and.. a handful of weapons into a stasis, for a long trip... unconnected to the current planet area. Yes, ventured out, few things to start, and ... ALL NEW for a year or two, to finish the issue there, and then.. to leave in two years back ... to new issues, new problems, and new stuff. The arcing giving sense, making new, and then renewing the old to return to. *shrug* Venturing far out with Exos makes time a non issue, except on return to find how much changed. Except.. who watched.. and followed, someone unknown.. some one looking for coming to take your home.

  50. SeeTheWholeTruth


    پیش ماه

    Really love the lore and presentation. Wish it made for filling in the fun too, nothing like this in game. And nothing much to do either.

  51. Sludge X90

    Sludge X90

    پیش ماه

    Wonder of Elsie makes it to the tower and sees banshee

  52. Ben Ng

    Ben Ng

    پیش ماه

    When the name 'Banshee' shows up. Me: Oh shit!

  53. The Speaker

    The Speaker

    پیش ماه

    Byf coming back from his break: *INHALES*

  54. Nick Wilson

    Nick Wilson

    پیش ماه

    This lore is flippin SPICY

  55. ReaverPrime


    پیش ماه

    This is some of the best lore in the entire franchise. The concept of Clovis ending up having divergent personalities after the scan and seeing Clovis-1's babyface turn was just such damn good storytelling.

  56. Riatsila


    پیش ماه

    Fantastic work! Glad to hear your voice again! Gotta say, it's a little frustrating. Hearing these great stories from this...lackluster expansion, and thinking "how are these the same thing?" This is the stuff that keeps me invested in the game!

  57. Caydes Dead

    Caydes Dead

    پیش ماه

    You should do a video on what happened to the leviathan

  58. Ajeet Thaevar

    Ajeet Thaevar

    پیش ماه

    Your detail and storytelling make your videos the ONLY ones that I watch above 5min runtime. Truly great! Thanks again for a great story!

  59. Nyanwroo


    پیش ماه

    Mad respect for you, Byf, that you make all these videos tirelessly and have been for years and you still keep a balance that you're not burning yourself out. Taking breaks are completely understandable!

  60. Connor Mac

    Connor Mac

    پیش ماه

    that Volantis forgestar is such a great place for a potential raid

  61. Tiny T-Rex

    Tiny T-Rex

    پیش ماه

    Oh look its a warframe wepon. 🤣😂🤣😂

  62. Levi Jerry

    Levi Jerry

    پیش ماه

    Is the sound different than normal for anyone else too?

  63. Aking71 5

    Aking71 5

    پیش ماه

    Why has byfs mice gotten worse over the years

  64. Zach Hamell

    Zach Hamell

    پیش ماه

    So here is a question. The dreams that all Exo's seem to have. Are those related to the battle of the Glassway? The dreams that Cayde dreams?

  65. KingTAkeem 83

    KingTAkeem 83

    پیش ماه

    So Elisabeth Bray was Cayde's "Queen of Hearts"!?

  66. SandblastedSkln


    پیش ماه

    Damnit, I love this channel. ❤️

  67. Ishan Kumar

    Ishan Kumar

    پیش ماه

    These sound effects are amazing

  68. throndun


    پیش ماه

    So Clovis basically started the collapse?

  69. Ben Ruppel

    Ben Ruppel

    پیش ماه

    Ooooo the big shiny pulse rifle of legend! Yours for only $49.99.....

  70. SpicyBaconbro


    پیش ماه

    That last entry to the legacy's lament is just so incredibly beautiful.

  71. CaptainJackMorenzo


    پیش ماه

    One of my favorite lore books, and that sword... That sword. Since the start of d2 i only held onto one sword the quickfang the sword Cayde 6 gave me. Lament lets me feel like I can let it rest... For a time.

  72. Azul


    پیش ماه

    Admittedly, after I visited the AI head after finishing the quest, as mean as it sounds, I really, really hope that Banshee's faulty memory prevents him from actually going to meet with the head. I felt pretty terrible after finding out there was potential that the head would reset him again and not even being able to warn him. But I guess time will tell on that one.

  73. Nathan_W


    پیش ماه

    So is the Morningstar the satellite space station we crashed during the Deep Stone Crypt Raid, or is it the Creation sector of Europa?

  74. Js Master

    Js Master

    پیش ماه

    I’m absolutely attached to this lore due to the fact that since the beta of Destiny, I’ve always been an Exo. Titan male, to be precise. So actually going through the origins of my character, even though he is a guardian was absolutely fun. More fun is that Lament is a very fun exotic to use, not just to melt Atraks. I’ll be showing Banshee a lot more respect than I already do when I pass through the tower thanks to you Byf.

  75. Spaghetti779


    پیش ماه

    Does anyone thing that the Clovis AI and GLaDOS would get along very well?

  76. Michael Garcia

    Michael Garcia

    پیش ماه

    Another astounding lore vid.You never fail. And now i have a new respect for Banshee -44.

  77. Jan


    پیش ماه

    Ironic that the man who is responsible for the creation of Exos is also the Exo with the highest number

  78. Demolisher 2256

    Demolisher 2256

    پیش ماه

    the lement is just a rip off of the chainsword from warhammer 40k you cannot change my mind

  79. Andres Tello

    Andres Tello

    پیش ماه

    Byf, this is one of your BEST so far, your time out shows. No need to overdue yourself, take your time and many thanks for your work, love to stop by and learn A LOT thanks to you!

  80. KManAlpha


    پیش ماه

    32:30 brave of you to keep that clip in

  81. SwiftPrayer


    پیش ماه

    Deep lore. Great story. Gameplay: Byf riding the robo roomba into battle. Lets go!

  82. Laghy Mc lagherson

    Laghy Mc lagherson

    پیش ماه

    Talk about cloud strike what is it is it a hive artefact

  83. W34VER2020


    پیش ماه

    A part of me would love to see Failsafe, Clovis AI, and Rasputin in the same room.

  84. Xavier Arai

    Xavier Arai

    پیش ماه

    I really hope they buff or make really good options to shake up the Mets. The lore part is always a hit or miss for me. If done well like bungee normally does for these more powerful ones, yeah. If not, sometimes u just need a reason to have mindless fun

  85. Zeropriest


    پیش ماه

    Very well done Byf, I loved the audio for the exo voices, I was completely wrapped up in this video so much so that I forgot I was at work

  86. Lt_Darkseeker /Antique

    Lt_Darkseeker /Antique

    پیش ماه

    Meanwhile me: Oh... now I finally got this awesome exotic sword which has such a cool story behind it! *tosses it aside and equips the hawkmoon*

  87. magnificum dominum

    magnificum dominum

    پیش ماه

    Love the video but this isn't another dumb crow thing banshee and clovis are the same person he's just changed and the ai is just a head with the old clovis memory's

  88. K Mabie

    K Mabie

    پیش ماه

    Lore daddy's back alright....please excuse that boy band reference byf. Love you content for someone who trues their best to keep up with lore and have you to fill in the gaps. Thank you for continuing to do these lore videos. Also your voice is soothing as hell. As someone who suffers from insomnia I listen to the D1 to D2 video story and D2 to shadowkeep story to sleep. Thank you for helping with that as well. Keep doing what you do and take breaks as needed. Your health comes first we don't mind waiting. Sorry that was much longer than intended lol

  89. chaotic black stallion

    chaotic black stallion

    پیش ماه

    At 40:00 buskey's you the fuck

  90. Jay Will6

    Jay Will6

    پیش ماه

    So those numbers weren't memory wipes after all. They were just respond and back with their memories still intact. Only memory wipes you got was from waking up and if you or someone at the facility wiped your memory.

  91. Richard Fitswell

    Richard Fitswell

    پیش ماه

    Banshee is just the most.. Humble.. Version on clovis. It sorta speaks to the core value of his persuit in legacy. It just comes down to the fact that, at base value, all Clovis wanted was to subsist. Remove the ego, and you get banshee.. Such thoughtful storytelling

  92. Richard Fitswell

    Richard Fitswell

    پیش ماه

    The lore daddy is back

  93. Saitama


    پیش ماه

    All I can say about Clovis Bray: *Elon Musk * 1,000*

  94. Bryan Bones

    Bryan Bones

    پیش ماه

    clovis bray truly is the only person who can understand the full depth of rick and morty's humor

  95. Caleb Poisel

    Caleb Poisel

    پیش ماه


  96. True MrMultiverse

    True MrMultiverse

    پیش ماه

    Welcome back Byf!

  97. KC Kingdom

    KC Kingdom

    پیش ماه

    Amazing as usual, thank you for the time spent. I absolutely love listening to these videos from you. Does so much in connecting us so much more to the world of Destiny. Thanks again!

  98. ailurophile Kia

    ailurophile Kia

    پیش ماه

    Is there an explanation for Banshee-41 using the datapad in the Tower?

  99. Dark


    پیش ماه

    Cant wait for Byf to cover the Exo Strangers timeline lore

  100. Camille Klein

    Camille Klein

    پیش ماه

    It brings new meaning to Banshee saying "I won't forget all the people we lost...I won't."

    • Camille Klein

      Camille Klein

      پیش ماه

      @Trip Atomz I know right? It clicked for me after I did the quest and realized that Banshee was Clovis I's better persona.

    • Trip Atomz

      Trip Atomz

      پیش ماه

      I just felt that In my chest when I read this. Lol dam