My guess is that it wants to turn us over to its side before actually trying to kill us. I don’t think it really has a point in terraforming Io, Titan, Mars and Mercury other than to show us how powerful it actually is and how weak the Light is, and give us an idea of what we’d gain by siding with it. From my knowledge, (which I pretty limited tbh) everything it’s done has been it trying to turn us to its side (inviting us into the Lunar Pyramid, and now giving us Stasis). Sending an army to kill us would undo all of that, and make an enemy out of us. It might be giving us time to make up our mind on whether or not we want to side with it (even though it’s obvious that we shouldn’t side with it, some players want to). Then in Lightfall, we give a final answer. [spoiler]So if we actually accepted its ideas, would we make an ally of the Darkness (but abandon humanity and the Light), our would it just kill us while our guard’s down. Or do we know?[/spoiler]
[quote]I'm usually pretty up to date with the lore but like, where is the darkness next season? I thought that the point of beyond light is that the darkness was actually here (like the kind of darkness described in the black armory lore book). Their ships are here but they are just chilling in them so far All it seems we are getting is fallen using new powers which is basically what they did with SIVA I thought we'd actually see the darkness and get a new type of enemy to fight that isn't just a reskin of fallen again but alright I guess.[/quote] No. We have no clue what is going to come up in Beyond Light. The Winnower could make a physical appearance, there could be actual Darkness enemies. The Beyond Light Collector’s edition included a journal from Clovis Bray Sen. I’d heavily recommend people read it themselves (versions have been posted online) but I will summarise the necessary points to the original post: [spoiler]- Clovis Bray Sen. has found what he called the Clarity (which is likely something from the Darkness, quite possible the pyramid itself, if not then it’s the massive splinter generator seen in the story trailer) and he’s using it to perfect the Exo mind transfer. He hypothesised it arrived there 20yrs before he did, this also takes place after the K1 site incidents. - Clovis Bray Sen. (Elsie and Ana’s grandfather) as well as Elsie and her late father Clovis Bray have a genetic disease that will cause them to die from sleep deprivation and really mess with their bodies. She’d have 6 months without therapy and medical treatment, 6 years with. Clovis basically asks Elsie to go to Europa and help him with the exo project to help them become Exo’s and overcome their disease. Whether she went through with this isn’t disclosed but she stayed and helped him with certain expansions of study. - The Winnower is talking to Clovis and guiding him. - The researchers go through a vex gate and find the vex using a dying sun as a forge fuel source. They then decide to incorporate vex tech into the exo program. [/spoiler] Reason I bring this stuff up is because we know the Darkness will defo have a larger presence in this upcoming expansion than we’ve been shown. Eramis and House Salvation may be the main antagonists, but the Darkness is also a focus here. Just because they haven’t shown up in the trailers, doesn’t mean it won’t come up. [quote] I thought that the point of beyond light is that the darkness was actually here (like the kind of darkness described in the black armory lore book). Their ships are here but they are just chilling in them so far[/quote] The point of Beyond Light was never that the darkness was actually here. It’s been about Eramis from the start; we also don’t know what the Darkness will truly be like, the entities in the black armoury journals could be something different to what we eventually fight (nightmares and taken are of the darkness and could’ve been what was actually there originally; although that is purely speculation as a means of showing my point). Point is, the expansion isn’t even out yet. We have no clue what will happen.