Bungie told us where to look in 2004...
Another WHISPER sir, near IO. We have probes Guardians en route.
Does this count as a shitpost?
Alright, everybody go replay the bungie halo series and look for more secrets.
Not much of a secret though but in 2009 people had no idea what it meant.
This is actually Wild as fuck
"The Whisper" (Heroic) Chest / Oracle Quick Text + Image Guide (includes bad handwriting)
Hey guys! Wanted to post a text guide complete with images on how to get all 5 of the secret chests in "The Whisper" mission on Heroic and how to complete the Oracle section afterwards, despite the fact that video guides already exist and better ones will probably come soon. Why not, though, right? There will be a text paragraph describing how to reach a specific point that will be illustrated by an image afterwards.
NOTE: There are 5 chests in the mission. All 5 chests must be opened for all of the oracles to spawn. These chests can only be opened on the Heroic version of "The Whisper"—you can reach these chest locations on Normal, but nothing will be there. Each chest grants 1 Io token every time you open them and 1 Blighted Essence the first time you open them (presumably per week), provided you have the Whisper of the Worm catalyst (obtained from completing "The Whisper" on Heroic).
Additionally, everything in this mission pertaining to the chests or the Oracles can be completed solo. Recommended to bring a Scout Rifle if doing Oracles (Nameless Midnight works very well).
Chest #1) This is shortly after the beginning of the mission, after you destroy the blight and jump down the hole. Before you make a long jump down towards the platform leading to the pistons, look to the right. The wall should be slightly lit up.
This will lead you to the first chest.
Chest #2) This will be in the room full of "gates" (with the Major Knight overlooking them). There are two main methods to reach this chest: going along the left wall, or going along the right wall.
Left Wall: Scale the left side wall, attempting to reach the top-leftmost gate. There is a ledge behind the large metal Vex pillar that should let you walk to the gate. Enter the gate.
Right Wall: At the very back of the room, there will be a ledge leading to a side room.
The easiest way to get there is to move across the right side, as if you were normally passing through this room. Look out for a ledge at the back.
https://i.imgur.com/2vsxT4p.png (barely visible, but it's there)
Once you reach this back ledge, you'll see it extending towards a small passageway to the left of this room.
Either of these routes will lead you directly to the second chest.
Chest #3) This is at the beginning of the large grassy room, where you have to climb along the wall. As you enter the room, before you even begin scaling the wall, look towards the left wall for a crack you can crawl through.
This will lead you through a hallway towards a small passageway you should crawl through.
This will lead you to the third chest.
Chest #4) This one is almost impossible to miss. This is after you climb through the grassy room and reach the ledge where you need to go.
The fourth chest will be waiting for you after crawling through.
NOTE: This chest cannot be reached if you use the grass room shortcut discovered by Gigz (the one going through the crack in the floor by the beginning of the room). You have to climb the walls.
Chest #5) This is directly after the previous chest, where you finished climbing the "green" room. After dropping down from chest #4 and reaching the outer area, there should be an alternate path instead of the one you need to go to.
Here will be a long pathway you should climb.
At the end of the path, you'll be able to see a Vex gate, along with a pillar behind it. Your goal is to get on that pillar so that you can jump to another pillar farther away from it.
Alternatively, if the jump is a bit too far, there is a rock behind the Vex gate you can fall onto which can also reach the pillar you need to go to. This jump may be easier.
Once you reach the far pillar, there should be a lit up path at the back of the area, which should lead you towards the fifth and final chest that should be in view.
Once you have obtained all of the chests, return to the Vex gate and stand near or on top of it (if you are too far away, the Oracles won't spawn). You will see oracles lighting up and chiming, denoting their positions. Do not shoot them until you see all 7 of them lined up in a row. If you see less than 7 lined up in a row after they finish chiming, you have missed a chest.
Your goal is to destroy these Oracles in a specific sequence. There are three sequences. Each sequence begins when the Oracles finish chiming and line up as in the preceding image. The Oracles have been numbered 1-7 from left to right.
1st sequence: 1 > 3 > 5 2nd sequence: 4 > 6 > 7 > 3 > 1 3rd sequence: 7 > 3 > 1 > 6 > 4 > 2 > 5
(credit to Teawrex subscriber Nerdorado for discovering the correct sequences)
After you complete the 3rd sequence, a chest will spawn in front of the Vex gate. The chest contains the IO-JYS data for the second step of the Sleeper Simulant catalyst and an Enigmatic Schematic for a ship, which goes in your Pursuits. Congratulations, you are done!
Please let me know if there are errors, discrepancies, or any improvements I should be aware of! I hope this helps somebody!
EDIT: added what the 5 chests contain and what the oracle chest contains EDIT 2: grass is green EDIT 3: better spoiler tag EDIT 4: added info including IO-JYS data from oracle chest (thanks /u/t_moneyzz) and discouraging grass room shortcut for chest #4 EDIT 5: added alternative route for chest #2, where you scale the left side wall (thanks /u/TheDeducer) EDIT 6: heavier emphasis that this can be solo'd (much like the mission itself...)
You da best. Thanks for such a useful guide! Use the Whisper in the heroic and sit back where you drop down and wreck those bosses!
The chests give you 1 Io token each. If you have the Whisper of the Worm catalyst (obtained from completing "The Whisper" on Heroic), each chest will also give you 1 Blighted Essence, which progresses your Whisper of the Worm catalyst.
Note that the Io tokens will always drop any time you open these chests, but the Blighted Essences will only drop the first time you open the chests (presumably per week).
Each Blighted Essence grants 2% towards your Whisper of the Worm catalyst. Thus, you should need 50 Blighted Essence.
After finding all 6 chests (5 chests + Oracle chest) and completing "The Whisper" on Heroic, I currently have 36% towards my catalyst (12 Blighted Essence / 24% from "The Whisper" Heroic completion + 6 Blighted Essence / 12% from chests).
the mission on Arc Singe, Solar Singe and Void Singe. May be more steps afterwards but thats what we know right now.
Teawrex just figured out the secret oracle section in the Whisper mission
He killed the oracles in a certain sequence and got a ship schematic. https://clips.twitch.tv/SilkySourNeanderthalCeilingCat Sadly its timegated
Sequence was figured out by Nerderado
Drops an Enigmatic Schematic for an exotic ship. Need to clear the heroic with each of the three elements as the weekly modifier.
Time gate sucks a little but holy shit is having a secret within a secret awesome. Well done, Bungie.
I was kinda hoping it was going to be a Taken Fatebringer called the Fatetaker but that would've been too perfect lol
Dream bigger. Taken Mythoclast.
The big thing I really love here, the best news of it all, is that it says WEEKLY modifiers for Whisper of Worms.
Meaning it IS NOT locked behind the Flashpoint. Unless Bungie is sadistic and will only let you gain 1/3rd progress on the ship only on weeks IO is the Flashpoint. Lol.
But no, really, this is great news that Whisper of Worms should be accessible indefinitely now.
[Spoilers] 5 Hidden Chests in Whisper of the Worm, which triggers 7 Oracles to appear in ascending notes (just like Vault of Glass)
They are making progress on the Oracles! Kill the FIRST SEQUENCE in 1-3-5, then SECOND SEQUENCE 4-6-7-3-1.
Third sequence 7-3-1-6-4-2-5 Edit: added 5! I'm so happy they added secrets.
It's a ship schematic!! Using this sequence will unlock a blueprint for a ship.
hey there... any guide as to where the chests are?
[Spoiler] Oracles are appearing next to a Vex gate showing VoG on the other side, in 'The Whisper' mission
I saw this portal early on in a stream when everyone was trying to figure out where to go and, while I was going back through the Heroic version of the mission to find Blighted Essences, I thought I'd jump over to it and see if it did anything now. Similar to the token chest only appearing on the Heroic version.
What I noticed is, the projection that the portal is showing is what the Vex gate from the jumping puzzle in Vault of Glass would be seeing! The one across the chasm from Atheon's throne that was never active, except for the NTTE Paradox mission's alternate ending.
As I tried to walk through, even though the image can only be seen from a few steps back, Oracles started appearing. Five appeared close to the portal, disappeared, and then three appeared in set locations (two to the left, one to the right).
I only had one teammate with me when I found this so we weren't able to destroy them fast enough.
Imagine if fully destroying them lets us step through and travel to VoG again for something...
Edit4: To have all 7 Oracles spawn near the gate, you have to collect all 5 hidden chests along the way. Every chest will drop a 'Blighted Essence' the first time that you open it and counts as 2% towards the Spindle's Catalyst. To get more percentage for the Catalyst, you'll need to complete the mission again(apparently 36% is the max for now). Here are the chest locations in the order you'd find them while going through the mission:
Chest 4. YouTube (end of grassy area)
Shoot the oracles in the order below once they all spawn. Going off of Teawrex's footage, with oracles being numbered 1-7 from left to right, the sequence is:
Edit5: Teawrex successfully used the sequence and an Exotic Ship blueprint dropped from a chest spawned next to the gate. Gifv Version The mission's Heroic version has Arc Singe this week, so we'll have to wait two more weeks to get it.
Fuck bro if they drop a taken Vex Mythoclast as well im gonna die of hype poisoning.
7th chest baby
Get all 5 chests. Shoot oracles in order AFTER ALL 7 APPEAR. YOU CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT ALL 5 CHESTS.
Oracles are numbered left to right.
HERES THE CODES:
What the hell is this mission? How long were they working on this? How much hidden shit is in here?
Super shortcut for grass part in whisper mission
Safes you minutes.
This is....okay, this isn't just some tricky thing by using Lion Ramparts or Dawnblade Icarus Dash. This is an actual path that Bungie put in.
We've been doing the wrong way for eight hours, haha.
This is a real lifesaver thanks for sharing this
We've been taking the essence chest route this whole time.
I was wondering why so many people were thanking me for the shortcut haha. I'm glad it helped a lot of you out. Enjoy the spindle
That blasted, rock shaking, concentration shattering machinery!
We are all Asher in this blessed day.
Hey, Asher, guess what we did...
The unbearable racket!....My...Head!
Caused pandemonium among the Cabal? Detonated vehicles? Pulverized a commander?
Slayerage just completed the 400 PL Whisper of the worm SOLO
I was just on his stream and he was talking about how he might attempt this solo tonight, after he ate some food. I go read the kids some bed-time stories and put them to bed and half hour later Slayerage has already solo'd it. Fucking WOW.
Of course he did... I thought it would take at least take him till getting the 400 armor.
At first I read that as you reading your kids bedtime stories about Slayerage
IS THAT TA’AURC I SEE?
Ta’aurc, Aspect of War
Everyone is rather excited for this new mission. But I noticed something while doing it. One of the bosses is named ta’aurc, aspect of war. So, whether we wanted it or not, we’ve stepped into a war with the Taken on Io. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Ta’aurc, aspect of hate. From what I can gather he commands the Taken from an Cave outside of The Lost Oasis. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on The Lost Oasis.
To be honest I’m always so thrilled when the community is able to come together like this. It truly shows what makes Destiny, Destiny. There may be ups and downs throughout this game’s history, but whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold.
I know most people will only care about this for the meme, but the actual lore implications of this are quite interesting. I noticed that, in addition to Ta'aurc, the Taken Knight was named Urzok, which was the name of an infamous Hive Knight that appeared during Public Events in the Skywatch during The Dark Below, and was one of the Targets for the Urn of Sacrifice Quest in that expansion. We know from the Warmind Campaign that Nokris gained the power of Resurrection through his compact with Xol, and the lore tab of Whisper of the Worm shows that Xol has persisted after his death and is now gaining power from the Taken on Io. I personally believe that Xol has combined these two powers to bring these foes from our past back in Taken form. If so, then that has some very interesting possibilities and implications for the future...
Taken Taniks Perfected confirmed
inhales sharply through teeth
Black Spindle Guide by Indica
For all the people want to know how to get this
Shout-out to my boy indica
Edit: it's more a playthrough than a guide tho sry
This isn't a guide, it's a play-through! However, it's great you've posted this and will be helpful before a proper guide can be made.
so this is why they made the stompees better
They made them better
Don't call it a guide if it's just some dude playing through.