I got bored and made a Vex Identification sheet and a basic map of Atheon’s room with extra bits of information. Who knows, someone might find these interesting!
I really love the Vex, they’re so intriguing!
(Before you say “You’re missing the Aphix Invasive!” I know. There isn’t much information on them to actually use, and they have multiple ways of being identified. Basic info is: they’re made up of Axis Minotaurs, Supplicants, Fanatics, and PoE Vex.)
Everyone knows a beast lives at Whitestone Castle, a beast that has stolen souls from the town for many, many years. Should the beast claim one of yours, they say, you take the compensation left on your doorstep and thank the gods it wasn’t you instead.
When her brother runs afoul of the castle’s monster, Vex'ahlia does the unthinkable and trades her soul for his. The bargain introduces her to the beast, and to the man still living inside of the monster. Now a prisoner at Whitestone Castle, Vex must find a way to stay alive, and perhaps a way to save those trapped with her - even the beast himself.
A longer than usual interlude. Percy gathers his courage, and your authors finally make good on that Explicit rating.
Keyleth *boyfriend dies and then comes back with a ticking clock meaning she’s going to lose him again forever apparently this time and soon*
Keyleth *has to alter her entire belief system in like 2 days to save the world*
Keyleth *meets the future version of herself that she fears the most, like it’s literally the nightmare she had with the earth ashari and it’s why she pushed Vax away for so long*
Keyleth *just thought she’d have to kill a kindish old gnome*
Keyleth *finds out Vex and Percy got married without telling anyone (vex having made vax promise not to do that exact thing even tho i doubt keyleth knows that) literally minutes after having to face all her fear and grief in literally less than an hour*
…..i don’t think anyone can be expected to have the greatest grasp of their emotions at this time ok thanks
I was actually thinking about this just last night. Such advanced machinery. I mean I’d hope not, but if the tech or at least ideas were stolen from the Vex I could see that happening. Basic concepts taken from the Vex and made better? Who knows. Bungie….we need answers.
vex who haggles fiercely when the raven queen comes for her in her temple; death holds no fear for her, but she can’t leave her friends behind, and why should she when she has so much to offer?
vex who charms the raven queen with her clever tongue and her indefatigable nature; vex who uses every bit of knowledge of this entity from her thirty-gold book to her advantage
vex who comes to see something of herself in the way the Raven Queen is set apart from the other gods because she is seen as a usurper, an outsider
vex who rises from the sunken tomb with her life hard-won and a raven feather behind her ear
vex who flirts and cajoles and argues with the voice of the Raven Queen; vex who is all too happy to shed all her clothes to meet her goddess, and strides through her temple as if it is her birthright, with all the confidence of a bargain well made
vex who fletches her arrows with raven’s feathers so they may fly true and strike down the abominations the Raven Queen abhors; vex who cannot contain her pure joy when she first takes flight
vex who becomes the chosen huntress of the Raven Queen; vex who has a raven’s feather always tucked behind her ear and an irreverent prayer on her lips
tbh as much as i’ve warmed to percy/pike and like it a lot now, i don’t think i would’ve liked it if they became a couple in canon unless they interacted waaaaay more before it happened, because in the show itself they’ve barely interacted and i would need way more to get behind a ship happening in canon
it is absolutely fascinating to think about what would’ve happened if pike had gone first in his rez though, because to this day i’m pretty certain pike was going to kind of confess but she couldn’t because vex already did and, well, nat20.
and THAT raises a lot of questions that are fascinating to think about: if pike confessed first, would vex have confessed in hers? or would she have stayed quiet for the rest of the campaign like pike is now?
and even if pike confessed, would percy reciprocate? because to me, it seems like taliesin and percy were already set on being in love with vex, if “he’s had a thing [for vex] for ages and ages and ages”, “never forget you’re my favorite”, and “especially her, i couldn’t [live with myself if she stayed dead]” are anything to go by. would he have percy realize he’s in love with pike to avoid awkwardness or would he turn her down?
There was something deeply fucking upsetting about the fact that her friends thought that Vex pinched pennies for her own sake.
There was something in her heart that broke, every time they made it a joke, when she bartered with innkeepers, with potion sellers, with Gilmore , for fuck’s sake, when they had first met him, before he turned into a friend.
There was something that stuck in her ribs when they thought it was greed rather than absolute, stomach churning panic when Vex counted their coin.
This is the sweet new ornament I made for the Vault of Glass raid titan armor! Built using pieces off of Vex enemies that I fit around the player with some new pieces as well. Props to Eric Elton, the artist at Bungie that made the Vex! Concept was by Ryan DeMita.
Watch the Twitch stream where I talk all about this armor: