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Speculation Saturday #2: The Fall (Destiny)

by Ragashingo ⌂ @, Official DBO Cryptarch, Friday, August 30, 2013, 22:53 (1972 days ago)
edited by Ragashingo, Friday, August 30, 2013, 22:59

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Last Saturday we looked at Humanity’s Golden Age. It must have been one of the most exciting times to have been alive. The Youtube videos of The Traveler altering the planets of our solar system must have been glorious! And then it was all taken from us. This week, due to technical limitations, I’ll be splitting the Facts, Informed Suppositions, and Rampant Speculation about The Fall of Humanity between posts, hyperlinked for your convenience. Let’s get on with it shall we?

The Facts

Our civilization once spanned the solar system. Its ruins are still out there: buried in the dunes of Mars, hidden in the jungles of Venus, lost in a wild and abandoned Earth. For centuries we've huddled under the safety of the Traveler, protected from our enemies. Now, a new era has begun, and the only hope for our future lies in unlocking the greatest mysteries of our past.

Legends say The Traveler scarified itself to save us. The mysterious sphere still hangs where it made its last stand, low above the Earth, keeping silent watch. The years that followed the collapse of the Golden Age were hard, but slowly we joined together to build a city beneath The Traveler. And now we’ve begun to venture back into the wild only to find we’re not alone. Strange and deadly creatures have occupied our old worlds, and they’re pressing hard against The City, probing for a weakness, trying to stamp us out for good.

Something hit us. Knocked us down. Tried to stamp us out. No one knows exactly what, but we do know this: very few of us survived, and those who did owe their lives to the Traveler.

In our darkest days, Humans, Exos, and Awoken found The Traveler where it made its last stand, low above Earth, silent and immobile. We built this City – our last – within its protective Shield, fighting countless wars to keep its peace. From that dark age, the Guardians of the City were born.

Beyond the safety of our Walls, strange and deadly enemies now occupy our old worlds. Every day they grow bolder, probing the Traveler's shields for weaknesses, looking to stamp us out for good.

The first Titans built the Wall, and gave their lives to defend it.

The wilderness beyond the walls of the City are ruined and corrupted, claimed by nature and our enemies. From the war-torn fortresses of the Twilight Gap to the skyward steppes of Old Russia, evidence of our lost glory still litters the Earth, waiting to be rediscovered.

It's been years since they first made their presence known at the Twilight Gap. While early reports have them centered on or around Mars, the true might of the Cabal is still wrapped in speculation.

The Fallen are a scourge, tirelessly engaged in war against us and scavenging all that remains. They say their Houses have claimed every planet and moon we ever touched.

The blaze sits inside a nest of little worlds, still too distant to share its heat but plainly >staring out at you. A face emerges, drawn from plasmas and radiation…

There must be meaning in its roar.

You listen hard and carefully, and sometimes a lucid melody seems to rise out of >random noise, pulling your mind into moments where it seems possible that answers >are about to be revealed. Joy builds, and the first hope in ages transforms you.

It seems important, even critical, to tell every star from here to the black between the >galaxies that you are strong again.

Warlocks were the first to tap the power of the Traveler, wielding its light as they ventured beyond the safety of the Shield. They know each discovery offers new possibilities and may hold the key to our survival.

Hunters learned to survive the wild through crafty manipulation of the Traveler's energies. Some fear they are too dangerous, but it is their bravery that is leading us to the lost wonders of our Golden Age.

Titans have long honed the power of the Traveler, passing these skills to each new generation of warrior. Their strength gave birth to the City, and they have taken a blood oath to ensure it will always stand strong.

Continue On To Informed Suppositions


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