Bite-sized Backstory 16: Oryx's Pyramid Scheme (Destiny)

by Durandal, Friday, December 09, 2016, 15:11 (1333 days ago) @ Ragashingo

Your light grows with any XP buff, as well as with time. So while killing can increase the meter, so can exploration. I think that is more likely just a game mechanic than a story point. After all, the Darkness is the score keeper for the Hive, and it actively updates and improves them based on the killing rather then any intrinsic property of its space magic.

Guardians can use their light for any purpose, and don't need to kill in order to survive. Efrideet is part of a pacifistic sect, for example. Nor do our Ghosts compel us to kill in order to be strong. Most Guardians are not mindlessly slaughtering the Awoken in the Reef, for example. They can cooperate, amongst themselves as well as with others, with no determent to their abilities. The Hive cannot say the same. Cooperation does not really occur, only submission to those more powerful. Even Oryx's siblings compete with him to take the top spot.

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