Focused Fire Chat, a Destiny Lore Podcast

Podcast discussing game lore, focusing primarily on Destiny. Join us for our live recording on Fridays at 10pm CST over on Twitch!

January 21st, 2018    

Ep 117 - Lore Dive: Ghost Shells

Episode 117 brings Blue, Justin, & Green back together to chat about the shells that Ghosts use in the Destiny universe to show off their personalities - and surprisingly there is a fair amount of information to parse through. Forgive Blue for the tangent on the Ghost in the Machine explanation - it's something of a personal interest for him. Be sure to also weigh in for the community question this week!

 

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Weekly Question

  • Who would win in a fight between Saint-14 & Osiris? 

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:12:00 | Lost Lore Discuss: Ghost Data Port
  • 0:24:00 | Purpose of Ghost Shell
  • 0:28:00 | Clovis Bray & Creation of Ghosts
  • 0:36:00 | Connection to the Traveler
  • 0:40:00 | Dualism & the Ghost in the Machine Discussion
  • 0:54:00 | Clovis Bray Connection & Artificial Intelligence
  • 1:11:00 | Future Designs of Ghost Shells
  • 1:24:00 | Named Ghosts
  • 1:30:00 | Where does a Ghost go when not in use?

 

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Ghost Shells Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items

    • Grimoire Cards

      • Ghost Fragment: Ghosts (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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January 14th, 2018    

Ep 116 - Exodus Black

Episode 116 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to chat about the Exodus Black, a crashed Golden Age colony ship that players encounter and establish as a base of operations for events on 7066 Nessus. Along with a lively discussion about the current caretaker of the wrecked vessel (an AI who goes by the name of Failsafe - and has quickly become one of the favorite topics of chatter in the Discord server), the team breaks down a number of different pieces of information and even delve into some of the potential effects of these new developments.

 

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Weekly Question

  • What is your favorite Ghost shell (not including Sagira)?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:12:45 | Lost Lore of the Week: Vex Experimentation on Nessus
  • 0:22:00 | Summary of Topic & Discussion
  • 0:31:00 | Vex conversion of Nessus discussion
  • 0:43:00 | Terraforming of Nessus
  • 1:10:00 | Failsafe discussion
  • 1:16:00 | Connections to Rasputin
  • 1:22:00 | Discussion on Captain Jacobson & his 'conversion' into a Harpy
  • 1:38:00 | Potential future paths (based on information gained from Exodus Black)

 

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Exodus Black Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Misc Information:

  • Lore Items:
    • Entries:

    • Grimoire Cards:
      • Ghost Fragment: Golden Age 2 [the Never-Be] (link)
      • Ghost Fragment: Old Russia 3 [Exodus program] (link)
      • Mystery: The Vault of Glass 2 [Vision of Exos fighting Vex] (link)
    • Items:
      • Exodus Down Armor set (link)
      • Unethical Experiments class item (link)

 

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January 11th, 2018    

Snapshot 01 - Nameless Midnight

In the Focused Fire Chat Snapshot series, Blue invites you to take a quick look at some of the trivia connections that can be found within items from throughout the games that the FFC community enjoys. For our first episode, we take a look at the Nameless Midnight scout rifle from Destiny 2 - discussing notes from the etymology of the term midnight to examining a bit of what seems to be a connection between the gun itself and the poem from Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven.

 

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Music for this Episode

"Drone in D", "Easy Lemon (60 second)", "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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January 7th, 2018    

Ep 115 - Hive Siblings

Episode brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to has out their thoughts on the Hive siblings (Oryx, Savathun, and Xivu Arath). A large point of the discussion focused on the Tablets of Ruin which Oryx used throughout the Books of Sorrow and their current location as well as questions about their true nature. There was also a healthy amount of discussion on the ability of resurrection which we see within the Ascendant Hive - and how that allows some interesting twists to the normal path of defeating such enemies.

 

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Siblings Map

 

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January 5th, 2018    

Extra Lore 22 - Dead Space

Our 22nd installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Green, and Beard together to learn about the world of Dead Space, something that Beard is happy to educate us on. Be prepared for an episode that actually allowed Blue a chance to be the one to derail the chat with random notes and questions - at the cost sometimes of Green's comfort in regards to Grimlins and headcrab beanies (trust us, it makes sense...kind of).

 

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Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link)
  • Dead Space Wiki (link)

 

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December 31st, 2017    

Ep 114 - Books of Sorrow

Episode 114 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together for another debate episode over the Books of Sorrow - focusing especially on the question of why these items are important in game as well as if we can assign the label of "evil" to the entire species or not. We also discuss the meaning of the mysterious term "aiat" as well as let Green and Beard explain what they think about this week's leaked Music of the Spheres files.

 

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December 25th, 2017    

Ep 113 - Dangers of AI

Episode 113 brings Blue, Green, Justin, and Beard back together to chat/argue about the dangers of artificial intelligence within the game world of Destiny - and, as usual, tangents stemming off that concept (especially ideas of what is artificial intelligence, the history of the concept, the developments within the real world, and even the psychological capabilities of artificial entities). The team is also looking forward to the new Spinfoil Saturday, which will be kicking off next week and is planned to be run every last Saturday of the month on Twitch - be sure to join in for the fun live chat as we discuss topics brought up by the chat while playing a variety of games for the evening!

 

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Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: 

 

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December 17th, 2017    

Ep 112 - Lore Debate: Osiris

Episode 112 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to discuss/debate the nature of Osiris, in light of the new information presented to players from the recent DLC, Curse of Osiris. The chat is more about the overall arc of the story, and while there are aspects of the new lore that is given to us in game, the predominate focus is the character of Osiris rather than any individual piece of information. In addition, this week's Lost Lore was also an Osiris themed topic - dealing with the relationship that existed between Osiris and Toland the Shattered.

 

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December 10th, 2017    

Ep 111 - The Power of Hope

Episode 111 brings Blue, Green, and Beard together to chat about the overarching power of Hope both within the Destiny universe and in our own. This episode is a bit of a tangent-filled exploration, as the topic itself is infused in just about everything that exists within Destiny - but ties in nicely with the Extra Lore episode that we had earlier this week.

 

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Power of Hope Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Curse of Osiris new lore (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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December 8th, 2017    

Extra Lore 21 - Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (ft. BelleBunny)

Our 21st installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Green, Beard, and returning guest co-host BelleBunny together to discuss the powerful story of Hellblade - well, at least Green and Belle do. Blue and Beard, having not gotten a chance to really play (Blue has watched some of the game played and all of the cutscenes) really took a chance to take a back seat to the conversation. A large point of the discussion with this particular title was that of the emphasis on mental health - inside and outside of the game.

Note that while the game itself is rather gruesome - we do manage to keep it pretty PG in regards to the chat. There are a bit of more brutal concepts discussed, so anyone who isn't comfortable or have Little Lights listening in with you should just keep that in mind.

 

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Hellblade Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Collection of Hellblade Cutscenes (link)
  • Game Vidoc (link

 

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