Hirk the Great

From No Man's Sky Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The subject of this article is from the Pathfinder update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 10 August, 2017.

Hirk the Great, or Hirk as it is often known, plays the dual role of Warrior/Creator god for the Vy'keen.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Hirk is referenced by many of the plaques that dot the landscape where the Vy'keen are found. They help uncover the history of this warrior race.
"It came to pass that the Great Monolith awoke, It heard the challenge of Hirk. Five times Hirk called upon it and was met by silence. On the sixth cry it awoke." --Memories of Nosurifro (Vy'keen Plaque)

Hirk is mentioned many times in various Vy'keen fables and tales. There are also periodic mentions of a prophecy pertaining to the arrival of the Travellers, which may be a reference to the players. The Vy'keen are obligated to help the Travellers due to the teachings of Hirk.

Sentinel hatred[edit | edit source]

The great leader speaks of the Vy'keen's hatred toward the sentinels and how their ultimate demise will benefit exploration and overall galaxy life. Other such phrases from the plaques give hints to the oppressive nature of the Atlas and its sentinels.

The great monolith responded to Hirk saying "there should be no need of blood for our meeting, we are but a dream in an infinite universe" but when Hirk responded with "But what of these sentinels?" the monolith spoke no more. This silence marks the ruling/governing of the Atlas over the galaxy all the more apparent.