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

by Ragashingo ⌂ @, Official DBO Cryptarch, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:46 (98 days ago) @ ManKitten

The Nine certainly seem like they might be a threat. Their two objectives seem to be:

To escape their status as massive minds made of dark matter dust spread across our solar system. They are too bound to our system and the individual planets that hold their cores or hearts. We’ve already seen the Cabal tear Mercury apart and come close to destroying our entire star system.

To escape the coming Darkness that is a much bigger threat than the destruction of a single home star system. The Nine are pooling vast amounts of dark matter to create black holes and worlds within them, but will that really keep them safe from the Darkness?

What makes the Nine a threat is they see the Traveler’s Light as a way to further both goals and at least some of the Nine seem to be looking to take that light for themselves.

Then there the two they spoke of who transcended their design. The one with infinite patience would seem to be Mara Sov as that quality has been attributed to her in the past. But the “forgotten blade sharpened anew”? Could that be the newly reactivated and empowered Rasputin? He crashed down all the old warsats and is launching new ones that only he can control. But what about Xivu Arath (Oryx’s sister who is the embodiment of war), or Skolas, or Callus, or Riven, or even Uldren Sov?

Yeah, some story stuff is getting more nailed down, but there are still tons of unknowns and tons of places for speculation. For instance:

Why did Wu Ming (aka: Drifter) know about the Nine when he first met Orin when she was on her quest to track them down in response to Sjur’s death. Drifter was a shadow and a Dredgen at one point. Do the other Shadows of Yor care as much about the Nine as he does, or is his knowledge of the Nine one of the things that makes him unique? Can the other Shadows manipulate Motes of Darkness and summon Taken like the Drifter can? The Nine were previously making Wishes with the help of the Ahamkara. Did they never achieve more physical forms back then? What did they wish for? How have those wishes impacted Humanity already?

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