Some questions (SotD, Xur, Shadows, The Nine) (Destiny)

by squidnh3, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:06 (36 days ago) @ ManKitten

The way things are going story wise, I still don't know who the bad guys and good guys are. Traveler, Rasputin, Pyramid Ships. There's a lot of stuff to consider.

I hope the Destiny lore continues down the "grey" path it's currently heading. Although that's not even quite accurate: one of the themes I find fascinating in SF is the idea that alien races may have no concept of good or bad at all. The Books of Sorrow explored this with The Hive, whose culture has developed based on the fact that they must destroy to survive, so to them there is only "strong" and "weak".

And the Traveler is a truly interesting case, an entity that has been anthropomorphized considerably both in and outside the game. When speaking of what the Traveler "wants", I like to keep in mind it may not be capable of "wanting". It may not be sentient at all. Maybe it feeds on the energy of sentient beings, and excretes paracausal phenomenon which would then tend to attract and grow the nearby food source.

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