The Dreaming City is the Reefborn Awoken’s most significant Stronghold, created by their Queen, Mara Sov with the use of wish-magic. In the heart of the city, a wish-granting creature – one of the last Ahamkara known as Riven was kept in secret for many years until The Taken War where Oryx, The Taken King, had his forces invade the city and eventually was able to find Riven, convert the wish dragon to a Taken force.
During the events of Forsaken, the Awoken enlisted the support of the Vanguard and the Guardians to access the Dreaming City, locate Riven, and eliminate it to save the city from the Taken disruption.
However, by doing so, Riven set out one last wish that bound the Dreaming City in a never-ending curse that has been ongoing now for years. All Awoken and enemy combatants have been repeating the same three week cycle since Riven’s first death. This plan was manifested by the Witch Queen known as Savathûn with the help of the Taken Vex Mind, Quria.
In recent events, there has been a disturbance in the Dreaming City with Savathun’s sister, Xivu Arath, creating powerful Wrathborn from the local hive forces in the area.
ASCENDANT CHALLENGE: FORFEIT SHRINE
This week, the curse cycle is at its weakest. The Dreaming City appears normal with clear skies. The Scorn is present during this cycle and is the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at the Gardens of Esila (near the Strant).
This week, the curse cycle is middling. The Dreaming City is starting to appear corrupted with Taken abnormalities. The Hive is present during this cycle and is the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at the Chamber of Starlight (Lost Sector in Rheasilvia).
This week, the curse cycle is at its strongest. The Dreaming City is polluted with Blights and Miasma darkens the skies. Taken are heavily present during this cycle and are the main combatant in the Blind Well.
The Ascendant Challenge can be located at Aphelion’s Rest (Lost Sector in the Strand).
The Dreaming City has been plagued by a curse for quite some time now. The curse is on a three-week rotation which changes the environment and enemy placement within the city.
During Stage 1, The Dreaming City is nearly as it was before the curse began. The Scorn lurk quite heavily during this stage of the curse.
During Stage 2, Taken Blights begin to spread throughout the city, and the air begins to darken. Hive are at their strongest during the stage.
During the final stage, Taken Blights have infested the city to its core, and Taken assault the region.
Petra offers two quests each week that reward Dark Fragments and Legendary Gear. One quest will focus on completing bounties offered by Petra. The other focuses on completing the Weekly Mission, which rotates depending on which curse cycle the city is on.
Petra offers two static weekly bounties that require completing activities in the Blind Well, as well as locating and completing the Weekly Ascendant Challenge. Weeklies offer Dark Fragments and Legendary Gear. Five Daily bounties are also available that offer Dark Fragments and Baryon Bough as rewards.
The Dreaming City has several exclusive materials and consumables. While some items can be earned through completing activities, such as Blind Well, Heroic Public Events and even Patrols, Petra also offers items for sale which cost a variety of materials, although mostly Dark Fragments.
A destination material exclusive to The Dreaming City. This material can be found out in the wild, in chests, or as rewards from various sources.
This fragment hums with dark energy and feels warm to the touch. Useful to Petra Venj. Obtain this by completing various activities in the Dreaming City and completing certain bounties offered by Petra.
A fragment of amethyst. Bring this to the Oracle Engine located in the Spine of Keres to receive a reward. Obtain this by completing Gateway Between Worlds, a Weekly Bounty from Petra.
A consumable that can be used before any raid or dungeon encounter. This will allow you and your fireteam to gain Super Energy and Full Ammo.
The viscous liquid within swirls and writhes. Enables True Sight for a moderate duration, allowing Guardians to see platforms and items outside of the dimensional plain of reality.
Smells faintly of mint. Acquired by completing various activities in the Dreaming City. Offer this item to Cat Statues lurking around the city to receive rewards.
A focusing lens from the Dreaming City through which the Ascendant Plane can sometimes be seen. Acquired during Festival of the Lost. The purpose of this offering is currently unknown.
An encoded SOS signal. Search for clues and locate the missing Awoken soldier. Clues are often revealed with the Corsair Quest description.
The Light barely radiates from this object, but it’s there. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a small charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter are standard forces.
This object hums with the power of the Light. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a medium charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter are stronger and more prepared for battle.
You can feel the energy contained within radiating from the orb. Offer this to the Blind Well to provide a large charge to the mechanism. Enemies during this encounter will be more resilient.
The charge pulses and arcs with the Traveler’s energy as well as something far more sinister. Quickly offer this to the Blind Well after defeating the Tier III boss to provide a very large charge to the mechanism. This will spawn a large enemy force.
Ascendant chests are spread throughout the Dreaming City and can only be located by consuming a Tincture of Queensfoil. Each Curse Cycle has a different set of chests to be found. Finding these chests rewards loot and contributes progress to Dreaming City Triumphs!
Spread throughout the Dreaming City and the Ascendant Plane, there are highly sought after Ahamkara Bones. Locating these bones will reward Lore Entries and Triumph Progression.
Did you receive a Small Gift and don’t know what to do with it? There are nine magical cat statues located throughout the Dreaming City that could use some special catnip…
Taken Ahamkara Eggs have been found throughout the Dreaming City. Use the Wish Ender Exotic Bow to destroy these eggs. Follow the guide in this section to acquire the Wish Ender. Destroying Eggs will reward Legendary Loot, Lore Entries and Triumph Progression.
Don’t know where to begin? Click on the map arrow to be directed over to Braytech’s map of the Dreaming City. Braytech is a third-party app created by Tom Chapman.
Throughout the Dreaming City, there are secret taken rifts that one can see only if they consume a Tincture of Queensfoil. Complete the ascendant challenge to get rewards. Triumphs, Ahamkara bones, and Ahamkara eggs are hidden within these ascendant challenges!
Be careful when completing these challenges! Should you die, you will need to repeat the activity all over again! To assist, here are videos of each Ascendant Challenge, courtesy of Ninja Pups!
Dûl Incaru, daughter of Savathûn, has infiltrated the Dreaming City and commands her Taken and Hive armies from Mara Sov’s corrupted throne world (Eleusinia). Because of Riven’s curse, Dûl Incaru is cosmically protected by the three week cycle that plagues the city. Nevertheless, venture into Harbinger’s Seclude and enter the Shattered Throne and face the daughter of the Witch-Queen!
During this encounter, you will earn legendary gear. There are Ahamkara bones and Corrupted eggs within this dungeon. To help you in your journey into the ascendant realm, here is a video guide by KackisHD!
Braytech is a third-party app created by Tom Chapman.