After you have completed the first mission, The Path of the Splicer you can go to the Eliksni Quarter whenever you like. You can talk to Osiris, Mithrax and Lakshmi-2 after you have completed the mission.
To get there, you can go to the Director and select the H.E.L.M. The waypoint for Eliksni Quarter is located in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
Bungie concealed a ton worth of lore about the Eliksni by creating scannables in this area. These scannables are amazing because they flesh out the Fallen as a race and species, civilization, more than any other thing we have in Destiny’s history.
They are absolutely worth your attention, although I won’t spoil the surprise.
Eido, Mithrax’s daughter and the House Light Scribe, narrates each of these scannables. This seems to be a similar position to the Sacred Splicers’ reverence. Below are the transcriptions and locations of all the scannables found in the Eliksni Quarter.
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Eliksni Quarter Scannable Places
#1: Ether tanks
Ether is considered food by humans. It is a form of sustenance. This is only a partial truth.
Ether promotes molting and physical maturation. It’s akin to hormones for Human adolescents.
All Eliksni, in a world full of infinite Ether, look like Captains, just like Riis before The Whirlwind. This is our final form.
Many Eliksni that you see today are not well-developed. They are forever stunted because of Ether rationing. It started as a necessity and evolved into a social control mechanism.
Spider and other ruthless leaders use Ether distribution to keep their followers dependent.
We must make Ether accessible to everyone, regardless of rank, if Eliksni want to ever live in peace.
Eliksni Houses go beyond sharing work and resources. They are living philosophies. The House of Light is traditional in many ways: We worship the Great Machine and embrace ancestral roles such as Scribes and Splicers.
In other ways, however, we are different. Misraaks is our Kell. He is not a past Kell.
He doesn’t take more Ether than he needs, and he doesn’t punish anyone by removing limbs. These ideas are radical but very popular in our House.
Misraakskel believes in cooperation and peace with all people. This belief is less well-known. Every member of our House has witnessed Eliksni be killed by Guardians. Not only warriors, but also innocents and hatchlings.
I spent many years living among the Awoken and have learned that humans can do good things too. Sometimes. Others in the House of Light are not as fortunate with their allies, however. It will take time before they trust you.
Some Eliksni say that these wards protect us from Guardians in our sleep. Although we know it is false, it allows hatchlings to sleep peacefully.
They will soon learn that Guardians can’t be stopped by such things.
They cannot be stopped.
Even after death.
The ward’s meaning changes after that. It’s a reminder for grown Eliksni that the Great Machine blesses both life-givers as well as killers.
Now that we’ve seen Guardians in action, giving orders, and making awkward small talk, I don’t believe this tradition will be continued in the House of Light.
Guardians are no longer seen as monsters.
Only people: scared and misguided.
Many Eliksni live their entire lives on ships. They are more than just a home, they become a part of the family. You know Misraaks found my body in the wrecked ship’s vent. My father is a Splicer, and my mother a Ketch.
After the fall our homeworld, Riis, Eliksni were scattered across the stars.
After losing our grounding, Ketches developed from transport modes into permanent homes. We never lost our respect for the machines that kept we alive, even after Eliksni started to resettle on places like the Reef.
After so much wandering it is hard to believe there is ground under us and sky above.
#6: Insurrection Prime
Here lies Kell’s Scourge, a period of dark Eliksni history. Many Eliksni felt hopeless after the Whirlwind.
They were hungry, homeless, and hunted by Guardians as well as Hive.
Many were attracted to Siviks’ Kell’s Scourge promise to restore Eliksni power with old weaponry. The Scourge claimed that they would fight for Eliksni empowerment but in reality they were the ultimate degradation of our culture.
An once-great interstellar civilization was reduced by an anarchist mob led by a power-hungry coward.
Let this be a warning tale: No matter how educated a society is, there will always be those who exploit our worst impulses to their advantage.
This shank has been with me for many years. She is temperamental but loyal.
We’re used to her constant repairs. Our House has repaired every part of her, sensors included. When I look at her, there isn’t an object.
I see my House members. I see myself.
Machines are not tools to us. They are vessels. Eliksni culture is very fond of scrap-working. It is a way to share our spirit with others, even if we don’t have anything.
It’s likely that Guardians feel the exact same about their Tower. It is more than a hollow shape. It’s more than just the rubble from which it was constructed.
You would be more determined to defend the Tower than any other building because it is the guardian of the Vanguard spirit. It is not true?
#8: Dead Ghost
This Shell was found among Spider’s supplies. Many Eliksni are afraid of Guardians, but they love your Ghosts. They are extensions of the Great Machine’s will.
It is worthy of reverence.
We were shocked to find that Guardians treated their Ghosts as equals or worse than servants when we arrived.
Guardians risk their lives to play games such as Gambit or Crucible, and take the miracle of resurrection as a given. As if Ghosts were dependent on humans and not vice versa.
Although Eliskni have received their blessings from The Great Machine, we have never experienced the power that Ghosts can grant humanity.
My opinion is that, if Eliksni were Guardians, the Light would be used to serve the Great Machine and not for our amusement.
#9: Traveler Shrine
The Eliksni civilization was a global citizen during the Golden Age. It spanned many star system stars. It went further than anyone could have imagined. We have never seen anything more amazing than the Great Machine in all our explorations.
It is one of few things on which all Eliksni Houses agree.
Shrines such as these are made up of small pieces. Each piece was added by a different House. It is a tradition that has lasted for generations. The majority of these Houses have been demolished and their members are scattered.
It’s funny. It’s funny. I have revered the Great Machine my whole life, even though I never saw it. Even though it is now directly overhead, I still look up to this shrine for comfort.
Hello! Hi! My name is Eido. My father is Misraaks Kell of our House. My name is a tribute to his first Awoken friend Sjur Eido.
As the House of Light Scribe, my responsibility is to preserve House’s history so that future generations of hatchlings can learn our stories. Misraakskel asked that I leave records for the Humans in the Last City to allow them to learn more about Eliksni culture.
He says, “Inside of a Ketch everyone breathes the exact same air.”
Although I doubt that the Humans will listen to our stories, the snipers looking down on us don’t seem like curious people. They have been chosen by the Great Machine, and I must give them my faith.
We hope that this effort is not wasted.