gaming lore

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Someone told me that Leliana can’t declare the next age as the Nug Age. Well you all forgot that we are talking about Leliana aka the former Left Hand of the Divine, Spymaster, Nightingale of the Imperial Court, Seneschal of the Inquisition and Princess Stabbity Stab Kill Kill!

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For the Cosmos|For the Galaxys|For the Stars|For the Planets
Destiny|Mass Effect|Halo
Edits made by me :)

The image was taken when Dr. Ziegler had to use her stethoscope to check her patient’s pulse, since his arms are gone to put the oximeter.

Guess who that patient was.

Guide to commonly-overheard New Year’s resolutions, as organized by Guardian Type:

Warlocks:

Firm re-dedication to unraveling the mysteries of the Traveler, as well as to the unrelenting betterment of one’s physical and mental prowess.

Titans:

Become a living monument to those Titans who tread the path before, and a shield that stands, immovable, between the Darkness and those it seeks to destroy.

Hunters:

Push Warlock companion off cliff as they attempt to manage Vault space; laugh at their stupid jetpack.

- Cryptarch Records // “Field Guide to Strategy” // Rejected

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Cosmogony page from Chapter 5 (I believe).

The Hexatheon and Their Divine Host page mentions twenty-four Messengers of the Gods. Gentiana is one we know of.

Umbra and Pryna may have been Messengers.

EDIT:
I am currently looking for the loading screen about the dogs. Thank you for letting me know Umbra and Pryna are indeed Messengers. Found it.

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Medusa, The Gorgon

Stories claim she was beautiful once. A priestess of Athena. Loyal and devout in action, but Poseidon was determined to make her his own. It was the fairness of her features, the golden of her hair, that attracted the Sea God. Medusa, a mortal maiden, could not refuse.

When Athena learned of Medusa’s betrayal, she punished the priestess. Those fair features were hideously wrought and those golden locks twisted to hissing vipers. Anyone that met her eyes was petrified – a statue for all eternity. Medusa fled, frightened, ashamed and furious. For years she hid from the world, nursing a festering hatred for all things, craving beauty but having none, seeing none, until she became the monster she appeared to be.

A Ghost-compiled summation of observed behaviors and activities over the course of one cycle in the company of a Risen Gunslinger.


[Entry 1.1] Guardian has been standing completely still in Tower plaza for approximately 3 hours. By my count, Guardian has not slept in 36 hours.

[Entry 1.2] Guardian spent fifteen minutes repeatedly jumping off of Tower. Hence, ten minutes of near-constant Ghost revival, punctuated only by a single visit to Eris Morn. Eris refused to dance with Guardian.

[Entry 1.3] Guardian spoke briefly with Cayde-6 while crouched on Vanguard table. I could offer him no explanation.

Guardian returned to orbit; set course for Mars.


[Entry 1.4] Guardian encountered another Gunslinger while on patrol. The two attempted some kind of synchronized handshake or greeting for the better part of five minutes without speaking. I do not believe they succeeded in their timing.

[Entry 1.5] Both Guardians spent one hour attempting to kills Vex Hydras with nothing but throwing knives. Succeeded. Admired each other’s cloaks.

Guardian returned to orbit alone; set course for Luna.


[Entry 1.6] Guardian spent one hour repeatedly trying to jump over the Hellmouth while riding Sparrow. Did not succeed. Guardian has not slept in 42 hours.

[Entry 1.7] Guardian received assassination bounty from Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6. Danced upon receipt; shot several rockets into the sky while spinning in circles. 

[Entry 1.8] Guardian has grown strangely quiet. Has been transmatting various weapons and armor for several minutes.

[Entry 1.9] Guardian has equipped gauntlets crafted from the bones of an extinct creature. Spent 45 minutes adjusting color scheme of armor. Seems quite fond of appearance; asked me for several image-captures. Complimented her own cloak several times. 

[Entry 1.1.0] Guardian abruptly re-summoned Sparrow, rode Sparrow into depths of Hive temple. Did not dismount Sparrow. Sparrow destroyed due to repeated collisions with sentient and natural obstacles.

[Entry 1.1.1] Upon reaching Summoning Pits, Guardian attempted to kill Hive Abomination with sidearm. Failed.

[Entry 1.1.2] Upon Ghost revival, Guardian managed to single-handedly annihilate Hive Abomination with the combined power of the City’s finest weaponry.  Proceeded to dance on corpse of eliminated foe. 

[Entry 1.1.3] Guardian spent approximately one hour shooting walls of Hive tunnels, attempting to spell rude words.

Guardian returned to orbit, set course for Tower. 


[Entry 1.1.4] Guardian spent 5 hours attempting to persuade Commander Zavala to read lewd/inappropriate Fireteam names over Tower PA system. Guardian has not slept in 55 hours.

Guardian returned to Orbit. Set course for the Reef.


[Entry 1.1.5] Guardian spent seven minutes crouched behind Petra Venj, trying to hide from other Guardians. Obtained bounties from the regent. Leapt to her death in apparent celebration.

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Venus.


[Entry 1.1.6] Guardian singlehandedly killed Stirok, Banner of Oryx. Proceeded to dance on corpse of eliminated foe. 

[Entry 1.1.7] Guardian lost consciousness [slept?] for ~30 seconds while dancing; jerked awake screaming, related a description of a “Giant, bottomless mouth” attempting to devour her.

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Taken Dreadnought. 


[Entry 1.1.8] Appears to be in a bad mood. Refused to speak with me. Spent duration of journey in silence, stroking bone gauntlets.

[Entry 1.1.9] Guardian descended into depths of Dreadnought. Grim of aspect. Has repeatedly refused comm contacts from Vanguard. Seems determined.  Guardian has not slept in 62 hours.

[Entry 1.1.1.0] Guardian has utterly destroyed legions of Hive thrall, several minor priests, and a Coven Mother.

[Entry 1.1.1.1] Guardian has discovered apparent target: Hive Priest.

[Entry 1.1.1.2] Guardian has dispatched said target using only her boot-knife. Did not cease stabbing corpse of creature until long after it had expired and her armor was covered in gore and ichor. Ignored my attempts to drag her away - too busy laughing. I returned to stasis in protest. 

Guardian returned to orbit. Set course for Tower. 


[Entry 1.1.1.3] Guardian repeatedly asking me “What I just said.” I have not said anything to her. She seems distracted. Has not slept in at least 68 hours. 

[Entry 1.1.1.4] Guardian spoke briefly to Hunter Vanguard while dancing on table. Returned to Tower plaza.

[Entry 1.1.1.5] Guardian has been staring into the sky without blinking for one hour. Guardian is muttering to someone who is not me.

[Entry 1.1.1.6] Guardian refuses to sleep.

TYPE: Ghost Shell Recording

DESCRIPTION: Conversation

LOCATION: Tower

//AUDIO AVAILABLE//

//RECORDING FOLLOWS//

[1.1] What’s that?

[2.1] It’s a hat.

[1.2] You’re making a hat?

[2.2] Crocheting. Keeps the mind off things, keeps the hands steady. You don’t do anything like that? Y’know…create something? Instead of just destroy it?

[1.3] Buddy, when you’re as good at destroying stuff as I am, you don’t need much else.

[2.3] Right. Each his own, then.

[1.4] Gotta say, this is kinda surprising coming from someone who spends most of his time punching aliens. You don’t even have anyone to give gifts to.

[2.4] Don’t have to give ‘em away if I don’t want to. It’s more like - it’s more like I’m making armor. For things that I want to protect.

[1.5] That’s not going to stop a bullet.

[2.5] It’s a metaphor, you pylon. I thought Hunters were clever.

[1.6] I think the word you’re looking for is “pragmatic.”

[silence]

[1.7] It means sensible.

[2.6] I know what it means! Anyway, I crochet something for all the stuff I care about.

[1.8] Ah. I wondered about your collection of hat-wearing rocks.

[2.7] One from each planet. And now I’m pretty good at making hats.

[silence]

[1.9] And you - I mean, it makes a difference? Makes you feel good?

[silence]

[2.8] More’n that. It almost - it almost makes me feel alive.

[silence]

[silence]

[2.9] Here, it’s done. Happy Dawning - the hat’s for you. Make sure you keep your head attached to your neck.

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At first glance, silly me thought the moving lights in the Pitioss Ruins were giant floating DNA strands or something, but they’re just glowing creatures. They aren’t bats though, they’re pretty small. They look more like dragonflies. Like insects. Daemon insects. Then it hit me: They may be related to the Starscourge.

The dungeon has black ooze falling from the ceiling and smeared in some places, making me think the scourge had completely infested the area, like how the scourge created the soot in the air in the World of Ruin, or the ooze on Ardyn’s demon-face. The area pointing to the scourge also made me think the glowing creatures may be pointing to the scourge as well since there are absolutely no daemon’s or enemies in the dungeon.

The insects seem to hang around light. Ardyn has a missing line that hints the meteor Titan is holding up is where the scourge came from. Maybe they were attracted to the light of the Astral Shard and picked up the scourge and spread it to humans.

Though, I do have to point out something. In English, the lore says the parasites “Mutated”. These are texts I wish I knew the original Japanese to because ‘mutated’ sounds like neither the bugs nor the parasites came with the meteor. It’s possible the bugs got near the Astral Shard and it changed the parasites in the bugs or changed the bugs thus changing the parasites. The bugs changing would explain why they look like daemons.

Whatever happened, these may be the insects that spread the scourge in ancient Eos, causing people to vanish and become daemons.

Problem with this idea: I don’t know how they could have infected people. Mosquito’s spread malaria. Also, the glowing creatures don’t attack Noctis or bother him, in fact, they scatter around him when he’s really close, but it’s possible they were only interested in his light.

Alternate explanations:
- They may be normal harmless daemons. They’re really strange creatures, though.
- They may be a type of fantasy bat and I should stop thinking about it. But why do they group up like that? DAEMON BATS.
- They help to show where you’re supposed to go. I remember seeing only five groups in a frustratingly long dungeon so I doubt this is the case.

I do believe there is some kind of connection.