27 February 2019 – 19 May 2019
The first series of Nightwave revolved around an individual known as the Wolf of Saturn Six. During the Nightwave series, he would periodically show up in missions and hunt down Tenno, howling as he attacked. Those who managed to defeat him had a chance to collect the parts of his unique weapon, the Wolf Sledge.
(Episode 1, 27 Feb 2019, Week 1) Nora Night: “It’s a bad moon, Dreamers. Can you feel it? Hm. From my perch, at Nightwave, I listen at the windows of the wealthy and well-to-do. Ever heard of Saturn Six? News to me, too. Turns out, the Grineer have a max-pen floating some six leagues deep in the gas. No one knew about it… ’cause no one ever busted out. Until now, right? Some Grineer meathead they started calling ‘the Wolf’. On account of him taking up howlin’ at night. Decrypts say he was a model prisoner, doing the time. Fabbin’ bombs with the rest of his con brothers. Apple of the Warden’s eye, even. But something cracked, and now he’s out there on the loose… the so-called Wolf of Saturn Six.”
(Episode 2, 13 Mar 2019, Week 3) Nora Night: “It’s late. You still with me, Dreamers? Soon we’ll see the sun curve over the Venusian sky. A hot blue taste. What’s keeping you up? For me, it’s the gap-waves, all abuzz with the doings of a certain big, bad Wolf. Why didn’t he run? Why didn’t he hit that Solar Rail as far as it would take him? Instead, he’s stalking those soul-bare, money-huggers ’round Jupiter. My birds are sayin’ the Corpus net got flipped. A System-wide message from the Wolf: DELIVER GHARN. Where’d a meathead learn a trick like that? And who’s Gharn? Baby, you can guess… he’s the Warden of Saturn Six. A big man, too well-dressed for his station, too well-fed for his rank. And he’s in the solar wind too…. Think he knows how the Wolf came to howlin’?”
(Episode 3, 27 Mar 2019, Week 5) Nora Night: “An ice-night in Neptune, Dreamers. Hm. Hold yours close and true, and hey… if you’re between stops… Nora knows that mood. But our Wolf… he’s not alone tonight. Add this with me: the howler breaks out of Saturn Six. But get this… the howling doesn’t stop… someone else takes to singing that cruel song. The Wolf knows why, and it called him back to the scene of the crime. Warden Gharm’s little side business. Hm. Sellin’ Grineer lemons for a Corpus squeeze. So freedom’s got no hold on the Wolf, does it? No. It’s the sisters and brothers from the joint that matter to him… the pack. We both know what happens next… when a Wolf finds its pack… they hunt.”
(Episode 4, 10 Apr 2019, Week 7) Nora Night: “The message read: GHARN IS YOURS. An anonymous gift, hm. I know what this looks like. But the Wolf’s too cold for revenge. The Grineer appoint Wardens for life. The Wolf had no choice but to shorten the term. Not payback, just ‘never again’. But it was too easy. Days like these, an easy meal means you’re taking someone’s bait. Alad V’s. The Devil in a Corpus cloak. Got the Wolf in an all-new prison, baby. Only this one’s not made of bars, it’s made of chemicals… hmmm… guess we all know someone like that. The whole lot has been transformed into these ‘Amalgam Dogs’… his words. Hybridised, juiced on some Sentient strain. No nice way to put it. I think the pack is coming after you, Dreamers.”
(Episode 5, 24 Apr 2019, Week 9) Nora Night: “Passing by that Mercury Junction… shimmering hot, tonight. Word on the grid is the Devil’s got his due… hm. Should have known. We saw the signs, didn’t we? Sure. The Wolf got tough… tougher. But more than that, the Wolf got smart. Got a pack together. Worked the Corpus crypto. He’s his own man now. Leavin’ no more tracks. Is this the end? Dreamers, I hope so… but if I were you, I’d keep an ear out… ’cause one of these days you just might hear that howl come ’round your shoulder. This is Nora Night, signing off. Stay deadly, Dreamers.”
Capturing Saturn Six fugitives
During The Wolf of Saturn Six, the Tenno could periodically find Saturn Six fugitives in their missions, in groups of three. Defeating them and capturing them would yield Nightwave Standing.
(upon capturing a group of Saturn Six fugitives) Nora Night: “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, Dreamers, it’s this: just when you think you’ve had it all, seen it all, done it all… there’s always more.”
(upon capturing a group of Saturn Six fugitives) Nora Night: “Life is a cornucopia, friends. A movable feast. An act of guts and trust. Take it when and where you find it.”
(upon capturing a group of Saturn Six fugitives) Nora Night: “Does your backbrain feel that reptile tickle of reward? Do you see that bobbing light ahead, floating through the marsh of what is to come, promising you more and more and more? Do follow, Dreamers, into that sweet black tomorrow.”
On 10 May 2019 (Friday, Week 11), two Tactical Alerts appeared on Saturn. Both Alerts were identical, differing only in the level of enemies (20-30 vs 50-70). Each Alert involved the Tenno infiltrating a Grineer Galleon filled with Saturn Six fugitives and killing the Wolf. The Alerts could only be accessed by Tenno who had achieved Rank 5 in Nightwave. After completing the first Tactical Alert, the Tenno would receive an inbox message from Nora Night containing 10 Nitain extract.
THE WOLF OF SATURN SIX: New Day’s Sun
Dreamer, you’re shining all over that bad moon like you were the new day’s sun. Shining so bright, I bet you got that Wolf wishin’ he was back down in Saturn Six.
But I’ll keep watching, ’cause the Wolf’s still howling, and I can tell you’re about to lay down some hard grooves.
Here’s a little something to keep you moving. Courtesy of Nightwave.
After completing the second Tactical Alert, the Tenno would receive another inbox message from Nora Night containing a Rifle Riven mod and a Stratos Emblem.
THE WOLF OF SATURN SIX: Hear that?
You hear that, Dreamer? Silence. No Wolf, no howl. And no doubt in my mind that it’s all thanks to you.
Nora knows nothing ever stays quiet, so here’s a little something for when the silence breaks.
Until next time, keep you ear to the Nightwave, Dreamer.
These two Tactical Alerts could be replayed until 13 May 2019 in order to obtain all the components of the Wolf Sledge weapon, which dropped from the Wolf. The higher-level Alert featured an increased drop rate for these components (70% vs 35%).
Nightwave Series 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six ended on 19 May 2019, at the end of Week 12. After it ended, the Wolf no longer spawned in missions, unless lured out by Wolf Beacons, purchasable through Nora Night’s Cred Shop starting in Nightwave Series 2.