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

by Ragashingo ⌂, Official DBO Cryptarch, Friday, December 09, 2016, 15:29 (2727 days ago) @ Durandal

The Hive's response would be:

Yes, you are able to cooperate now with your rules and safety and social norms, but what will you do in a million or billion years when your solar system is used up and your sun is shriveling or explosively expanding. Will your social order remain as you flee to a new star system?

And what then? What if the next place you go is already occupied and you are almost out of fuel and air and water and the people you meet tell you no, you cannot swarm into their star system and take their resource. Will you and your people die a peaceful death content with your high minded social order, or will you fight to preserve your heritage and your children from extinction?

And even if you stick with your ideals, the cycle will eventually start over and those you deferred to will be in your place. Will they too make your noble sacrifice? If they choose to fight, won't your deaths be in vain?

Instead, the Hive have thrown off the lies of civility and have looked to the long game. Is it not better to get the killing over while we are strong and in charge of our own Destiny than wait until we are desperate and only have a thin hope of survival?

The only real way out for us is if the Sky and the Traveler actually has the power to alter reality or create new resources. If so, then destruction is not the only way forward, and peaceful coexistence can be a legitimate way of life.

I don't think we understand enough of what the Traveler did and how it did it yet to know we aren't ultimately on the losing side...

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