The Taken King quest’s first step is a lesson in what not to do.
The Coming War is set on Phobos, one of Saturn’s moons. The first thing you see is a cut-scene of the Awoken attacking the Hive fleet and getting destroyed by the Dreadnaught’s Death Star weapon. Sorry, but that’s what it is. You’ll also get your first look at Oryx.
The Cabal have been attacked. Head into the base. You’re going to see dying dudes everywhere. It’s difficult to say they didn’t deserve it. The game teaches you how to get your Ghost out again, which is kind of cute.
Head inside the Cabal base and have a goggle at the black, shiny anti-matter stuff dotted around the place.
Oryx will appear when you head into a circular room. Smash the Psions and his yellow boss. It’s dead easy.
Once you’re clear of the room, fight your way out of the base. You can’t possibly go the wrong way here, and the objective is clear. Kill everything and get outside to your ship. The Taken Phalanxes knock you back with their shields, but you won’t experience any difficulty here if you were 34 before the expansion appeared. Reach your ship and leave. That’s it.
You see a cut-scene of Oryx and the Taken bowing down. All very regal.
Then you’ll see the Vanguards talking about putting as Guardian on the Dreadnaught. And that’s that.