Humanity is on the brink of extinction in the future. An object called The Traveler that possess great knowledge and technology came shortly after the present day and humanity was in their golden age expanding throughout the solar system. The golden age lasted for hundreds of years. Until The Traveler's greatest enemy called The Darkness came to the solar system and wiped out most of humanity. The Traveller has been silent ever since. They built a city under the The Traveler as a last ditch resort to save the human race. The ones who guard the city are called Guardians who possess powers gifted from The Traveler. Many Alien races have come as "minions" of the darkness .and they will stop at nothing. If you fail, humanity will be destroyed.
Did You Know?
On earth, in Skywatch zone there's a cave with a "Disturb the remains" (aka the loot cave) - Bungie left this message as a tease to all of the farmers. The remains are those of the spawn-killed enemies before the update was made. Bungie is literally taunting the past, present, and future farmers about their mostly wasted efforts to cheaply and lazily obtain Legendary Engrams. The update has also decreased the chance for an enemy to random-drop a purple engram as well. Basically salting the wound. See more
It was the Nine who gave us purpose. It was the Nine who keep us all. For organic life to exist it requires constant adaptation. Bodies come and go, but the cells remember, and if they forget, the Nine remember it for us.
Spin-off Destiny: The Taken King