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Destiny: The Taken King – The Taken War Petra Venj guide

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Taken champion

Destiny’s latest expansion may be a massive improvement on the first year of Guardian shenanigans, but it’s not the longest story ever told in a Bungie game. Eight meaty missions are quickly gobbled up in the Taken King, but that is in no way a bad thing.

Because once you’re done fighting Oryx, the game truly kicks off. Quests are a massive part of Destiny this year, and you’ll be fielding plenty of them when you’ve sent Oryx packing. One such quest comes from the Reef’s favourite field agent, Pet Revenge Petra Venj.

And that’s one of the trickier quests to tackle in the game. Here’s how it works. Petra will task you with the following missions:

  • Collect Fallen Ether
  • Collect Blighted Ether
  • Defeat two Taken champions
  • Find the Curious Object

Collecting the Ether is easy enough. Just pop some Fallen, pick up the item drops and you’ll be sorted. For Blighted Ether, you’ll need to collect those item drops from Taken forces. You can do that in a specific patrol mission to make things easier, which now has a jolly Roger icon when you bring up your ghost.

Now it gets tricky. To summon a Taken Champion, you’ll need to visit one of the zones in the Cosmodrome, such as the Skywatch, Rocket-yard or the Divide. Much like the roaming House of Wolves patrols, if you wait ten minutes, Taken will spawn. The key here is to kill any Taken Lieutenants who pop up, which will then summon a Taken champion.

And they are absolute bullet-sponge bastards to take down. I highly recommend having some backup, as I threw every bullet I had into a champion as I attempted to knock him down, and got manhandled like a pigeon-stalker who had run afoul of Mike Tyson.

Once defeated, the Taken champion will drop the Curious Object. Kill another champion to complete the quest, and you’re done.

Last Updated: September 17, 2015


  1. Geoffrey Tim

    September 17, 2015 at 15:08

    Plotting as we speak.


    • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

      September 17, 2015 at 15:17

      Well this kitty looks unhappy… why is it inside out though?


      • HairyEwok

        September 17, 2015 at 15:21

        Why do you even ask. I’ll be unhappy too if I was inside out :/


  2. Ir0nseraph

    September 17, 2015 at 15:16

    Took one out last night, tonight I hunt for number 2, but hell they are tough.


  3. HairyEwok

    September 17, 2015 at 15:25

    “got manhandled like a pigeon-stalker who had run afoul of Mike Tyson” That just won the internet.


  4. AfricanTime

    September 17, 2015 at 15:29

    almost had them last night , with two random players, but they couldnt take the heat and ran away like school girls…


  5. RinceThis

    September 17, 2015 at 15:31

    So… More shoot and loot?! Thank fucks!


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