Apparently, apparently, there's some precedence in the lore about the darkness having been used for something like this before, but I'm too busy enjoying the top-voted comment about the cutscene on the r/DTG subreddit being "Nezzcafe" to be bothered finding out.
I'm a grinder (I like to get things over with and be done with them - I hit rank 100 just before the first weekly reset this season ) but this season felt far too grindy if you were trying to get all the seasonal things. The Scallywag title (before its requirements were reduced), the seasonal craftable weapons and all the weekly challenges for the now-Obligatory 7x3 Grid required you to do the seasonal activities way beyond the points of enjoyment and indifference, and well into resentment, especially with nonsense like how the Ruffians were implemented and how relatively late guaranteed sources of red border weapons came. It also didn't feel great when some of the later challenges pointed out how you'd get them done quicker in the Master version of a seasonal activity, which there's no in-game matchmaking for, and with in-game LFG still a few seasons off.
Still, Arc 3.0 buildcrafting has been great (I have about 30 new builds made) and I took the chance to have multiple breaks, play different things and came back later to finish up anything else I wanted to do (only finished gilding Conqueror a few days ago).
I've spent a few hours today in DIM's Inventory, Organizer and Loadouts tabs, having honest conversations with myself about how many notes:PvP weapons I'll ever really use, how many duplicate copies of this season's 900 RPM SMG which I don't really like the feel of is appropriate to have, and dealing with all the duplicate exotic armour I have from the last 2 seasons, managing to clear out 120 vault spaces in preparation for next season. One of those duplicate exotics and a bit of shuffling armour affinities and mods around brought one of my favourite Hunter ability spam builds up 3 full tiers and made it triple 100, with only 7 wasted stat points, and if that's not what it's all about I don't want to be right (Bungie plz simplify it to be like the new Monster Hunters)