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Destiny: Spark of Hope - Mkchief34



Every journey begins and ends with a single step...for three Guardians of the Light...their journey has just begun...Destiny 2 crossover.

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Chapter 5 - Intrusion

As the Guardians followed the six ponies through the town, their heads swiveled around to catch every sight they could see. The town reminded Anubis of the Pre-City settlements that existed long before the Last CIty even existed. It was hard to believe this planet was this peaceful.

"Anubis?"

The Exo Titan looked to see Rainbow Dash peer up at him with a raised eyebrow of curiosity.

"Yes, Rainbow Dash?" he said. "Do you need something?"

"You okay?" she queried. "You seem a little...lost."

"Just thinking." the Exo shrugged. "This town reminds me of a Settlement in the Dark Ages, before the Last City, before the Guardians."

"What were they like?" the pegasus asked. "Do you know?"

"Sort of. This is all secondhand, but it was tough during those times." Anubis said. "The Fallen had free reign over Earth, and those who were initially given The Light used it to become Warlords for their own gain instead of using it to defend humanity. The Iron Lords and a few others put an end to that, but it took a while before had relative unity among."

"Who are they?" Applejack asked. "That's a magnificent title if I've ever heard one...Iron Lord, it sends chills through me just hearing it."

"I admire your enthusiasm, Miss…" James said. "But most of the Iron Lords are dead. There's only two of them left. There's Lord Saladin, the leader of the Iron Lords and Lady Efrideet. Everyone else perished during the first incursion into the Plaguelands, in order to destroy SIVA."

"What's that?" Rarity asked.

"We'll…tell you later." Rainea said. "Is this our destination?"

They had just arrived at Sugarcube Corner. James and the other Guardians could only raise their eyebrows at the sight of the sugar-and-frosting covered structure in front of them. Pinkie soon swept them inside and sat them down, and Anubis removed his helmet, along with James and Rainea.

"So, can you tell us what happened to the Iron Lords now?" Twilight asked, pulling out a notepad.

"Well, I suppose so." Rainea said. "First, you need to know what SIVA is. SIVA is Golden Age nanotechnology, capable of becoming anything you could need it to be...if you direct it properly. When the Fallen Devil Splicers got their claws on it, they used it to augment themselves, becoming cyborgs and consuming large sections of Old Russia to produce more SIVA."

"And it gets worse." Anubis said. "SIVA is self-perpetuating and regenerating, so as long as some part of it isn't destroyed, it can come back knowing how it died, and how to adapt to any threat."

"That sounds handy." Rainbow Dash said. "I mean, if it can do that, it wouldn't be a problem if you got control of it, right?"

"It was a problem." James said. "The Splicers took control of SIVA and its heart with great haste, and began actively experimenting with it on themselves and the Hive, another hostile race that inhabits Earth. The Splicers' leader, Aksis, completely transformed himself into a mechanical menace known as The Wrath of the Machine. Our fireteam and our friends in Fireteam Falcon destroyed the main replication chamber and killed Aksis, and the Splicers retreated...but they won't be back."

"When was this, and why won't they come back?" Twilight asked.

"This was a few years ago." Rainea said. "But SIVA no longer concerns us in most matters. Without their leaders or their main method of production, the Splicers retreated and haven't been seen since. In fact, our friend and Vanguard Scout Shiro-4 went after them and didn't have to do much to topple the Splicer's remaining leadership, a Baron and his crew of scavengers."

"You sound quite heroic." Rarity said, entranced by their story. "Imagine such a power as this SIVA consuming Equestria! it would be quite unpleasant."

'Unpleasant is an understatement." Rainea continued. "The SIVA crisis was a difficult battle, even for veteran Guardians like ourselves."

"I see." Twilight said. "Are any of you hungry? Thirsty?"

"We're fine, but thank you for the offer." Anubis said. "Is there anything else you wish to know?"

Then, Dusty spoke up.

"Um, Anubis?" the Ghost said with a tone that suggested concern. "We've got a problem."

"What is it?" the Titan replied instantly.

"I'm reading a sudden and massive surge of sterile neutrino particles." the Ghost said. "Plus dimensional rifts opening near our position."

"What does that mean?" Twilight asked.

"It means something from the Sol System followed us here." Dusty replied. "To be precise…"

"Hey, what's with the dark fog outside?" Pinkie asked. True to her word, the mist had turned into white fog with a tinge of black energy, which arced around like lightning.

"Shit, we've got incoming!" James yelped as a massive black orb, burning with white flame, appeared over Ponyville, startling the citizens and sending them into a panic. As the Guardians rushed outside while loading their weapons, the Elements followed behind them.

"What's going on?" Twilight asked frantically. "Who's incoming?"

"The Taken!" Anubis growled as cocked his Auto Rifle at the sound of unearthly screams that sent chills down the spines of each of the Element Bearers. "Get to cover, now! We're under attack!"

Then, a summoning rift appeared in front of the Blight, and expelled a Taken Knight. It was at least three times the size of a regular Hive Knight, though this Knight sported some unusual features.

First were the bat-like, chitinous wings on its back, glowing with Taken energy and Hive magic.

Next were the chains draped across its limbs and chest, mangled and torn, and all were inscribed with runes.

Finally, it wielded a pair of Hive Boomers in each hand. As it roared in challenge, a voice spoke in a deathly, vile shriek that paralyzed the Elements in fear and shock. "Khurok, my Banner, destroy them all!"

As the Knight opened fire, Anubis and the Guardians of Fireteam Horizon summoned the Hammer of Sol, the Shadowshot, and the Stormtrance, while they moved to engage the Knight.

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As James fired the Shadowshot, tethering the Knight and weakening it, he could see additional Blights spawn across Ponyville and unleash more Taken into the fray.

"We've got more hostiles!" James called out as he emptied his Scout Rifle's clip into a Taken Centurion, before throwing a Smoke-bomb at a pair of Taken Psions. "I'll take care of the small bastards, you two keep that Knight occupied!"

"Copy!" Anubis replied as he threw multiple Hammers at the winged Knight, who responded with multiple Taken Boomer shots. "Why aren't we hurting him!?"

"Those chains are protecting him like a suit of armor!" Dusty replied. "We need more firepower!"

"Roger that." Rainea said, readying her Vanguard-Issue Machine Gun and emptying it into the Knight's chest. As she dove into cover to reload, Anubis opened fire with his Auto Rifle at several Taken Acolytes.

Then, a trio of Taken Captains hurled Darkness Bolts at him from the left, hoping to kill the Guardian. However, a purple shield sprung up and deflected the attack, causing Anubis to turn to his right.

Twilight stood there, her horn ablaze with magical energy. As she sent a condensed beam at the Knight, the other Elements began fighting in their own way while Fluttershy began shepherding other ponies caught in the battle to safety.

Applejack bucked a Centurion with such strength that it was launched into a cart. As it crashed onto the ground, its head was the next recipient of Applejack's hoof. As the Centurion disintegrated, Applejack whipped around to find her next opponent.

Rainbow and Pinkie were currently occupied by distracting several Taken Vandals while Rarity threw razor-sharp sewing needles into their ghostly white eyes with enough force to sharply weaken or blind them.

And Twilight was firing on the winged Knight with every bit of Magic she had along with every round of ammo the Guardians carried. With their combined strength, the chains shielding the Knight broke off and disappeared.

Then, the Knight slammed the ground with his spectral fist and took to the sky with his wings, before sending a gust of wind infused with Taken Energy at the Guardians.

Twilight shielded them before channeling her magic into a beam whose power she hadn't used since her battle with Tirek. The blast sent the Knight to the ground, and Anubis took his chance. Lunging forward, he coated himself in flames before diving and shoulder-charging the Knight's exposed head in a Sunbreaker technique called the Sol Uppercut.
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As the Knight burned away and disintegrated, the Blights dissipated along with the Taken infantry. As the blue sky reappeared and the fog lifted, the Elements reformed along with the Guardians.

"What in the name of Celestia was that?" Twilight demanded from Anubis-3.

"That...we don't know." Anubis replied. "I've never seen a Taken Knight like that before."

"I don't think anyone has." Rainea said. "Though one thing is clear to me. If those monsters are here in Equestria...it means something has claimed Oryx's place as their leader and is now guiding their Will."

"And it looks like we're going to have to put it in the ground just like the King." James added. "First, we've got a mess to clean up."

"Amen to that." Anubis said as he turned to the Elements. "You have questions, we have answers. Let's go."

Author's Note:

Update!

Yeah, more chapters for this in the near future. That's a promise.

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