The Worm Queen is the smaller and younger of the Twin Queens. Although the Queens are frequently mentioned by the Grineer, they were not encountered until The War Within. After the events of that quest, the Worm Queen is the only remaining leader of the Grineer. She is most often heard communicating with her subjects in the Kuva Fortress via facility-wide video broadcasts.
Kuva Fortress broadcasts
"My dopey little Doompa Groompas! I love watching you work! Remember, maggots – kuva is the fuel of Continuity. So we have to keep working! You don't want to see me unhappy, do you? [laugh]"
"Attention: There are only three valid reasons to cease working on the kuva supply. One: A Dreamer has arrived with a hideous metal puppet. You may pause your work to kill it. Two: You have died from exhaustion. Please remain dead until your body has been collected by Food Services. Three: Uh… Three… hmm… I guess that only makes two reasons! [laugh]"
"We need more of the red stuff. If I could bleed it out of you, I would! Get to work, meat sacks, before I purge this entire work detail into space!"
"Hmmm! Let's see these new kuva production charts! [giggle] (unhappily) Oh. I see [clears throat]. On a completely unrelated note: all shift supervisors are to report immediately to Food Services. Time to see how your rations are made, from the inside!"
"The abysmal kuva production was puzzling me until I realised: maybe it's a lack of positive reinforcement? No problem, maggots! We've reversed the battery packs in our reinforcement prods, effective immediately! [snicker]"
"'I am doing a great job! I am a valued member of this functional and productive kuva team.' Does this describe you? If so, I'd love to have some [giggle] 'face-time' with you! I'd love to have some [giggle] 'face-time' with you. Just pull out the synergy pin of your service collar and count to four!"
"Pardon the interruption, but unfortunately we are declaring several [giggle] redundancies today, across all departments. Say goodbye to: scheduled breaks, compensation, and regular meals. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours! [laugh]"
"You lazy leeches! If I don't see drastic improvements in your work output, I'll be forced to do some restructuring! [giggle] How'd you like… a spine for eyes?"
"[clears throat] Let's see, a few announcements. All dogs found taking more than their allotted breaks will be integrated into this evening's protein slurry! Ha!"
"Okay, you bottom-feeding gravel eels, listen up! I'm introducing a new incentive program. Those Grineer turning in warframe carcasses will be generously compensated. Those failing to do so will be [giggle] generously… disemboweled. Got it?"
"It's the simple things in life I've come to cherish. A high-protein meal. A shimmering vial of kuva. A warframe bursting like a pustule as it's shot into space. Oh yum!!! Who's hungry? [giggle]"
"Curious Worker K97 writes: 'Your Majesty, what are some delicious ways to make protein slurry?' Oh, well, I'm so glad you took time out of your work detail to ask this! You've inspired a whole new line of meat pies! Mmm, mmm, gamey!"
"Pardon the interruption. Due to difficult work conditions we've added a suggestion box to the distillery. To receive a suggestion on how to serve me better, simply open the box and stare directly into the plasma emitter. Workplace enlightenment will be yours! [laughs] That is all, maggots!"
"Recently, poor working conditions have been brought to my attention! I completely agree with you mangy filth-bags. Your work is very poor. Step it up or you'll be stepping into space!"
"Continuity is fuelled by the kuva. It's so very crucial— oh, why do I bother? Whippings will be increased until further notice!"
"Get to work, you rotten beasts! You flea-flocking meat sacks! This kuva is garbage! We need more or you're all going to the meat grinders for tomorrow's meal. [laughs]"
"My sister is sick, you gray maggots! From now on, work details are doubled! Half rations until kuva distillation is meeting production targets!"
"I like to cook. Are you surprised? I'm working on a few new recipes, appetisers mainly. Soups and the like. And you uglies are going to be the broth if you don't make enough kuva for us!"
The origins of the Worm Queen and her sister are told through the Kuria poem. The Worm Queen taunts the Tenno during Kuva Siphon missions as well as Conjunction Survival on Lua. She is seen in the Kuva Lich and Lua's Prey cinematics, where she directs new initiatives for the Grineer against the Tenno. Most recently, her efforts to conquer the Zariman were seen in Angels of the Zariman, and continue to be mentioned by Quinn when assigning bounties.