Darvo (full name Darvo Bek) is the son of a prominent Corpus Board member Frohd Bek. Darvo is a freelance ex-Corpus merchant who regularly sells equipment to the Tenno, either through the Market or through his own shop located on any Relay's second floor, which is accessible by visiting any Relay and then using Fast Travel from the Main Menu: default > FAST TRAVEL > DARVO DEAL. Items he sells in the relay are discounted (up to 90% of their usual Platinum cost) but have a limited stock, and randomize on a daily basis.
Note: Because "A Favor For Darvo" and "Ties That Bind" were introduced prior to the addition of "Vor's Prize", their position in Darvo's overall timeline is speculative.
Darvo takes pride in his trade, often commenting that his competitors are angry at him for providing items at discounted prices. Although Darvo is not above raiding ships to acquire more goods (typically through sending undercover contractors like Clem) or asking the Tenno for help (either to secure additional goods or to save his own skin), he draws the line at selling his wares directly to the Grineer, and has come to blows with his father Frohd Bek over their opposing views of the Tenno.
In order to disable the Ascaris device implanted by Captain Vor (which would grant him full control of the Tenno's body should it fully activate), the Tenno are sent to Earth to rescue Darvo, as his familiarity with the Ascaris allows the Tenno to build a Negator to shut it down. Darvo gives the location of a Corpus outpost on Earth to gather the necessary resources to build the Negator, and although the Ascaris begins to increasingly subvert the Tenno to Vor's control, the Negator is built and the Tenno are freed from Vor's influence, much to the relief of the Lotus and Ordis.
After his rescue, Darvo contacted the Tenno for assistance in breaking into several Corpus systems, presumably for his wares, though as the mission progresses the Stalker suddenly ambushes the Tenno and they are forced to fend him off. Darvo reveals that the Stalker has been hounding him ever since he gave a discount on the Stalker's equipment, and apologizes to the Tenno in using them as bait to lure the Stalker out. To make up for it, Darvo proceeds to open his deals once more.
Darvo sends a message to the Tenno, revealing that the Corpus have captured him over his "resignation", and promises to make it up to the Tenno once he safely leaves. As the Tenno navigate their way to the Prison complex, Darvo warns them that the newly developed Hyena proxies are also on board, though Darvo manages to shut them down before the Tenno arrive.
As the Tenno and Darvo leave however, Frohd Bek contacts Darvo (revealing their familial connections in the process) and pleads his son to stay, as he had been grooming Darvo to take up a position in the Board (most likely Alad V's then-recently vacated position). Refusing any resistance, Frohd Bek reactivates the Hyena proxies, serving as an additional obstacle for the Tenno, and warns Darvo that "Project Tethra" will be the death of them. Despite the numerous obstacles encountered, the Tenno and Darvo escape.
While not directly involved in the operation, Darvo was the one to reveal the Mystery Associate's identity, Baro Ki'Teer, to the Tenno, commenting that he hides his name to make him appear mysterious to his clients. He reveals that he decided to sample the Jellyfish the Void Trader acquired during the operation, exchanging a crate full of Prime blueprints and two Argon Crystals to do so, only for his throat to swell up for a few days as a result. This suggests that Darvo revealed Baro Ki'Teer's identity solely to spite him.
Blackout Tactical Alert
After noticing several abandoned merchant ships drifting in space, Darvo asks the Tenno to reroute the ships to a safe location where he can unload their supplies. Once the Tenno reroute the ships however, large amounts of Manics make their presence known, and the Tenno must kill them before they can extract. With the Manics cleared out, Darvo helps himself to their cargo, rewarding the Tenno with some equipment of interest.
Once he hears that one of his undercover contractors has been captured by the Grineer, Darvo sends the Tenno to rescue him. The contractor is revealed to be a Grineer defector named Clem and was presumably captured while trying to acquire an Orokin relic. Darvo arranges plans to recover Clem's weapons and secure the Orokin relic — the Potent Orokin Technical Augmentation and Tactical Offensive device — and when the relic is secured, Darvo and Clem express their gratitude and reward the Tenno for their efforts. This also opens up weekly missions where the Tenno aid Clem in raiding ships for Darvo's stock.
Darvo's Totally Legit Sale & The Corpus Bust Alerts
At the start of August 2016, Darvo announced that he would be hosting a month-long series of deals in an attempt to liquidate some ill-gotten goods "acquired" from Corpus ships and cover his tracks from their investigations. Though he succeeds in getting rid of those goods, the Corpus find him and hunt him down anyway. Darvo promptly pleads the Tenno to defend him from waves of Corpus troops, with the promise of additional rewards for keeping him safe. Ultimately, the Tenno succeed in defending the merchant and the Corpus call off the investigation.
Darvo's Official Fire Sale
On April 25, 2017, Darvo would once again host another series of deals to get rid of goods stolen from Grineer ships after suspecting that the Grineer are investigating him. Unlike his scam with the Corpus however, the Grineer did not pursue Darvo after the Sale concluded on May 17 of the same year, suggesting that either they were never investigating him in the first place, or they opted to drop the investigations to avoid Tenno retaliation much like the Corpus before them.
Twitch Prime Subscription Rewards
Beginning in 2018, players who linked their Warframe accounts with a Twitch account could receive additional rewards through Twitch Prime subscriptions, which were initially framed in-game as Darvo sending messages to the players, having learned of the rewards in a "Void Rift" that he could not access, much to his annoyance. Despite his attempts in collecting the goods, even going as far as sending Clem through the Rift, Darvo's attempts ultimately prove fruitless. Some of these items would end up in Varzia's hands.
Later messages would change the framing device with Darvo making contact with an "Heiress Intalya", who claims to offer the rewards in exchange for a fee from Darvo. Unaware that he has been suckered into a 419 Scam, Darvo takes up Intalya's offers, though he sends the Tenno to "investigate" the deals as his suspicions grow.
After completion of the A Man of Few Words quest, the player is allowed to run a weekly mission for Darvo, called Help Clem. This mission works similarly to the final mission of the aforementioned quest, in that the player must survive a ten-minute Survival mission with Clem aiding them. The mission will take place on any Survival-eligible tileset. When fighting the Grineer, one random member of the Grustrag Three will attack the Squad at the five-minute mark; when fighting the Corpus, Lynx will attack the Squad; and when fighting the Infested, a Juggernaut will attack the Squad.
The reward for the mission is a Clem Clone Blueprint. The mission can be completed once per week, resetting every Sunday at 8 pm Eastern time.
- Before, Darvo used the avatar of the retired boss Arn Etina, which used to be the picture model used for the boss of Pluto, which was still a MOA, regardless of this picture being used.
- Darvo's presence in the Tenno market further reinforces the idea that the Corpus value profit over everything and that the Corpus may very well control most, if not all, of the market.
- It should, however, be noted that Darvo has much closer and amicable ties with the Tenno compared to other Corpus such as Alad V.
- The symbol in Darvo's deal translates to "SM".
- It is said that Darvo was hiding in Orokin Vaults, or so he claims.
- The Stalker chasing Darvo after listing his gear for 25% off was originally intended as a joke, but it came true in an alert.
- Oddly, even though the enemies in "A Favor For Darvo" were Corpus, he does not seem to mind sacrificing them in order to lure the Stalker.
- It may also mean that his fellow Corpus were the competitors that wanted him dead.
- Supported in "Ties That Bind", where he was captured by the crewmen sent by his father, Frohd Bek.
- It may also mean that his fellow Corpus were the competitors that wanted him dead.
- According to in-game dialogue from "Ties That Bind", Darvo is "almost" 105 years old. Despite that, he is treated much like a teenager by his father, Frohd Bek, suggesting that a Corpus can live for hundreds of years.
- During the Ties That Bind alert, Frohd Bek tried to convince Darvo to take a seat as a new member of the Corpus Board—a high-ranking position—which was left empty by Alad V when he was exiled by the board. This would have make Darvo the successor of Alad V in the Corpus political arena, if he had ever accepted his father's offer.
- Darvo seems to be an avid hacker, not only proud of claiming to be when a Tenno successfully hacks a terminal, but also when spoken of that he managed to disable two Hyena Pack models during his rescue, although this could simply be an opinion.
- According to Grineer radio transmissions, Darvo has been involved in hijacking Grineer individuals, along with many murders.
- It seems Darvo is the first Corpus to have ever rejected the idea of the Tenno being the "Betrayers". This was brought up in his last response towards his father in Ties That Bind.
- Speculation sparked that the Corpus could possibly be a misled, corrupt organization.
- Darvo appears to share some form of relationship with Baro Ki'Teer, mentioned in his deal for the .
- During the Corpus Bust alerts of September 2016, Darvo wields the .
- Players can "meet" Darvo through daily login reward screens before even interacting with him in Vor's Prize.
- Frohd Bek, the father of Darvo.
- Alad V, Darvo's supposed predecessor as Chairman of the Corpus Board.