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!

May 21st, 2018    

Ep 131 - Guardian Potential

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This week, the team takes a bit of a step back - looking over the progression of our Guardians' story and where it potentially could be headed. Blue also answers a few comments at the start - so please be sure to weigh in on that to make sure we're on the right track! While it's not something that is often discussed within the game's dialogue or story itself, the potential of the Guardian and Humanity as a whole is a rather significant plot point that is also a great launching point for a number of other discussions (as you'll find here) - we hope you enjoy the chat!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Seraph Tech)

  • What could the reaction between Seraph tech & Martian Rust Iron indicate about the technology's capabilities?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:06:00 | Community Feedback
  • 0:11:30 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:15:00 | Topic Intro
  • 0:19:30 | Lost Lore: The Shadows of Yor
  • 0:27:00 | Moral Challenges & Potential
  • 0:34:15 | Baseline for Guardians
  • 0:51:00 | Power in Destiny
  • 0:57:30 | Shift in Narrative Focus
  • 1:16:30 | The Cycle of Rise & Falls
  • 1:25:30 | Enemy Potential
  • 1:44:15 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items

    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Perfect Paradox (link)
    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
      • The Stormcaller's Path (link)
    • Other Lore Items
      • Weblore: Zavala (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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May 13th, 2018    

Ep 130 - Gunsmiths (ft PurpleChimera)

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This week, the team takes a break from the recent DLC for Destiny 2 (don't worry - we have a point in the episode where we chat a bit about our thoughts on it) to look a bit deeper into the trade of gunsmithing. Blue speaks to the history of this profession, not just in the game-world, but also outside in our own world before the team explores the nature of the smiths that we do know of in game. Banshee-44 is discussed (along with the new light that some of the recent lore updates have given us on him), as well as some of the lesser known figures, such as Gaunt and The Stoic.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Guardian Potential)

  • What do you think the next challenge for our Guardians to overcome will be?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:09:15 | Community Feedback
  • 0:16:15 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:18:00 | Topic Intro
  • 0:21:00 | Lost Lore: History of Gunsmithing IRL
  • 0:35:30 | Intro to Destiny Gunsmiths
  • 0:39:00 | Purple's Thoughts on Clovis Bray
  • 0:48:45 | The Economy of Gunsmithing in Destiny
  • 0:51:45 | Banshee as a Gunsmith
  • 1:05:15 | Quartermaster or Gunsmith?
  • 1:19:00 | FFC Team's Response to Warmind DLC
  • 2:00:30 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

Contact Info

 

Guest Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Misc Information

    • r/RaidSecrets - Warmind Puzzle SOLVED (link)
    • Narrative Analysis (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Other Lore Items

      • Ishtar Warmind Release Notes (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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May 7th, 2018    

Warmind DLC Prep

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This week, the team welcomes back PurpleChimera as we jump into the snippets of information that we have gotten for the upcoming Warmind DLC in Destiny 2. And don't worry, Blue and Beard are back to the normal disagreement and tangents on philosophy and science trivia for everyone. The source of information discussed in this episode was also the initial piece of lore in a new format for the community - one that has become known as "Weblore" (links to these particular records can be found in the show notes over at www.focusedfirechat.com for those interested. This being said, sit back and enjoy a dive into not just an examination of the crumbs we've received, but also some theories on how those tidbits could end up affecting the overall story of the Destiny universe.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Gunsmiths)

  • Which weapon foundry aesthetics is your favorite (appearance, not functionality)?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:06:00 | Community Feedback
  • 0:11:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:17:30 | Topic Intro
  • 0:21:00 | Lost Lore: Ghost Fragment: Darkness 3 & Toland
  • 0:41:30 | Distribution of New Lore for Warmind
  • 0:50:00 | Warmind Weblore: Tyra
    • 0:52:45 | Bias & Certainty in Lore
  • 0:58:15 | Warmind Weblore: Apocrypha
  • 1:07:30 | Warmind Weblore: Cryptarch
  • 1:32:30 | Warmind Weblore: Zavala
  • 1:44:30 | Warmind Weblore: Rasputin
  • 2:08:15 | Polaris Assets Explained
  • 2:12:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
  • 2:21:00 | Dispatch Recording from InfestedPotato

 

Contact Info

 

Guest Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Ghost Fragment: Darkness 3 (link)
  • Misc Information
    • Ishtar Collective Podcast: Research Bias (link)
    • Ishtar Collective Podcast: Certainty (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Other Lore Items

      • Warmind Weblore Archives

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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April 29th, 2018    

Ep 129 - Failsafe

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This week, the team travels to 7066 Nessus to get to know a bit more about that crazy AI vendor, Failsafe. At the start, however, we dive a bit into our initial thoughts and opinions (and a bit of a response to some more obvious thoughts) on the recent reveal of the upcoming DLC for Destiny 2, Warmind. After that, we jump out of the game world for a bit to explain some scientific facts about Nessus - to better understand what makes this place a little more important than it might seem on the surface. After going through a basic introduction of Failsafe, as well as some of the hints that we have about her origin, the team also takes a closer look at some of the lore entries for more insight into Failsafe's character.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Warmind DLC Prep)

  • What storyline do you think is most important to focus on for the new DLC?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:09:30 | Community Feedback
  • 0:22:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:27:15 | Topic Intro
  • 0:30:15 | Lost Lore: Facts about 7066 Nessus
  • 0:46:00 | Intro to Failsafe
  • 0:48:00 | Analysis of Impact Velocity
  • 0:52:00 | The Crash of Exodus Black
  • 1:10:15 | What is Failsafe?!
  • 1:25:30 | Analysis of Trichromatica
  • 1:36:15 | Dispatches 
  • 1:38:15 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

Contact Info

  

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Failsafe Mapp

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items

    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Exodus Down (link)
      • Impact Velocity (link)
      • Trichromatica (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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April 15th, 2018    

Ep 128 - Benedict 99-40

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This week, the team returns to the Tower to examine the mysterious frame known as Benedict 99-40 - a subject which admittedly is pretty sparse on details. However, there is a fair amount to be gleaned from the information that we have managed to gather so far concerning Frames in general within the world of Destiny...though you'll notice that this episode is a bit shorter than normal. Blame Blue for that. And remember - Embrace his name! All glory to the Emperor!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email. Note as well that we are going to be taking next week off, so there isn't a Question for you all to look for this week - but we will be sure to get one up before the stream on April 27th.

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:03:30 | Feedback
  • 0:07:30 | Topic Intro
  • 0:10:00 | Lost Lore: Types of Frames
  • 0:17:30 | Intro to Benedict 99-40
  • 0:20:00 | History of Frames
  • 0:42:00 | Frame Modifications
  • 1:03:30 | The Whistle Protocol
  • 1:19:00 | Concluding Remarks
  • 1:19:45 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
    • 1:21:00 | Side Note: Justin Experiences Monster Hunter

 

Contact Info

 

 Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Benedict 99-40 Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items

    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1

    • Other Lore Items
      • Tower Scannable (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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April 9th, 2018    

Extra Lore 25 - Monster Hunter (ft. MyNameIsByf)

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This installment of the Extra Lore series takes the team to a world where players are invited to experience the ultimate hunting experience - a world full of monsters that are as amazingly fascinating as they are dangerous. The Monster Hunter series revolves around nature & discusses the search for balance within this new world - indeed, this balance with nature is one of, if not the, most important themes of the series' story. However, this series is largely portrayed visually - which, while this medium presents an awesome sense of immersion to the game, it also makes detailed critical analysis frustrating at times. Much of the information in this series is gained through inference of the material offered.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Vendor Lore: Benedict 99-40)

  • Is Benedict 99-40 the Sweeper Bot from Destiny 1?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:05:00 | Feedback
  • 0:11:00 | Community Question
  • 0:14:15 | Topic Intro
  • 0:17:30 | In the Beginning: The Tale of the Five
    • 0:23:00 | Side Note: Need to play previous titles?
    • 0:24:30 | Side Note: The Kushala Daora
  • 0:26:30 | Analysis of The Tale of the Five
  • 0:31:30 | The Ancient Civilization
    • 0:35:15 | Side Note: The Insect Glaive
  • 0:39:00 | The Forbidden Act of the Ancient Civilization
    • 0:42:15 | Side Note: The Legend of Fatalis
  • 1:02:45 | The World of Monster Hunter Today
    • 1:03:30 | Side Note: Discussion on Races in Monster Hunter
    • 1:07:45 | Side Note: Level of Awareness in Monsters
  • 1:31:00 | The Guild
    • 1:36:00 | Side Note: The Tragedy of Five
  • 1:50:00 | Blue's Tangent
  • 2:00:00 | Concluding Remarks on Series
    • 2:13:00 | Side Note: The Story Behind the Title
  • 2:15:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
    • 2:20:00 | Side Note: Byf Clears the Air

 

Contact Info

 

Guest Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Misc Information

    • Byf's Monster Hunter Playlist (link)
    • Beard's Monster Hunter Videos
      • Worth Your Time? (link)
      • Lyninans (link)
      • Ancient Experiments Theory (link)
    • Intro to Shah Dalamadur (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Monster Hunter Wiki (link)
    • The Tale of the Five (link)
    • Fatalis Information (link)

 

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April 1st, 2018    

Ep 127 - Asher Mir

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This week, we're visiting the moon of Io to spend some time with everyone's favorite grumpy Awoken Warlock - Asher Mir. The team chats about not just the history of the Gensym Scribe we met back in Destiny 1, but also the underlying nature of the Vex given some of the new information from this week's 1.1.4 update (known as the "Go Fast Update" to many in the community) and even gets into a few tangents about memory, Ikora and her troubled relationship with her Ghost, and why Beard feels so connected to Asher. Also there is a bit of a debate on, given the changes in the game, who now has the better "jump" between the hosts.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode (Extra Lore Summary: Monster Hunter)

  • Is the Ancient Civilization to blame for the strange species of monsters today?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:17:45 | Community Feedback
  • 0:20:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:24:30 | Intro
  • 0:28:00 | Lost Lore: Radiolaria 
  • 0:35:00 | Ikora & Ophiuchus
  • 0:38:45 | Ikora & Asher's Understanding of Death
  • 0:39:30 | Trivia About Ophiuchus
  • 0:48:00 | Asher's Background & General Introduction
  • 1:22:15 | The Vex Influence on Asher
  • 1:36:30 | Asher's Affliction Explored
  • 1:55:30 | Dispatches
  • 2:06:15 | Team Shoutouts & Final Comments

 

Contact Info

 

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Asher Mir Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Radiolaria 
  • Misc Information
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Universal Wavefunction (link)
      • Silicon Neuroma (link)
      • Gensym Knight (link)
      • Asher Mir's One-Way Ticket (link)
    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
      • Ghost Fragment: Eris Morn (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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March 25th, 2018    

Ep 126 - Faction Wars

The team comes back together to discuss the series of conflicts that defined the early days of the Last City on Earth - from the mysterious figure of Lysander and his militant Concordat to the questions that still are unanswered about the nature of what makes the Great Factions so great, get ready for some good chatter this week. Also note that Beard now has a new nickname (check out the conversation at about 1:20:00 in the episode for that tidbit) and we have two major announcements that we're really excited to bring you at the end of the episode (starting at about 1:53:00 for those).

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question for Next Episode

  • Do you think the Vex part of Asher will spread throughout his body?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:04:30 | Community Feedback
  • 0:10:30 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:11:30 | Topic Intro
  • 0:15:00 | Lost Lore: Lysander
  • 0:36:00 | Faction Wars: Basic Information
  • 0:37:45 | Faction Wars: When Did They Happen?
  • 0:49:00 | Faction Wars: Where Did They Happen?
  • 0:50:45 | Faction Wars: Who Was Involved?
  • 0:56:30 | Faction Wars: Why Did They Happen?
  • 1:09:30 | The Peacekeepers
  • 1:22:15 | The Original Factions
  • 1:42:30 | Green's Theory on Faction Rallies...
  • 1:45:45 | Dispatches from the Wilds
  • 1:49:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
    • 1:53:00 | Announcement: Saint-14 Project Stream
    • 2:00:00 | Announcement: The Lore Network

 

Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Lysander (link)
  • Misc Information
    • Email from 1fox2fox (link)
    • The Lore Network (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Peacekeepers (link)
    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
    • Other Lore Items
      • Beard's Video (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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March 19th, 2018    

Ep 125 - Update: The Nine

Episode 125 brings Blue, Green, and Beard back together to discuss the updates that Destiny 2 brings to the table in regards to the elusive figures known as "The Nine" - fair warning, for something that there really isn't much on, the team has a LOT to talk about. There are tons of connections that have yet to be woven together in the game (though we are starting to see a bit of that through the introduction of the Emissary and the Third Spire) - add that to the ramifications of the science displayed in game as well as some of the symbols revealed...and get ready for what the team has started calling one of our "FFC TED Talks".

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • Who is the best Faction representative?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:05:00 | Community Feedback
  • 0:15:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:18:30 | Topic Intro
  • 0:22:00 | Lost Lore: Xur, Agent of the Nine
  • 0:35:00 | The Emissary
  • 0:52:30 | What We Know
  • 0:58:00 | Ghosts & the Nine
  • 1:05:45 | The Debate on Artificial Intelligence
  • 1:17:00 | Exploring the Void
  • 1:38:00 | Reading Order of Lore Entries
  • 1:52:00 | The Psychology of the Trials of the Nine
  • 2:05:00 | Dispatches from the Wilds
  • 2:30:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

The Nine Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Xur (link)
  • Misc Information
    • TED Radio Hour: Peering Deeper Into Space (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2
      • Weapons

        • Adjudicator (link)
        • A Sudden Death (link)
        • A Swift Verdict (link)
        • Judgment (link)
        • Prosecutor (link)
        • Relentless (link)
        • The End (link)
        • The Long Walk (link)
      • Armor
        • Bond Judgment (link)
        • Bond Relentless (link)
        • Cloak Judgment (link)
        • Cloak Relentless (link)
        • Mark Judgment (link)
        • Mark Relentless (link)
    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
      • Ghost Fragment: Legends 2 (link)
    • Other Lore Items
      • Byf's Video on The Nine (link)
      • Beard's Video on The Nine (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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March 11th, 2018    

Ep 124 - Class Update: Warlock

Episode 124 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to chat about the updates in Destiny 2 for the Warlock class - and yes, this time we have a Warlock present to defend the class from the Hunters. We spend a good amount of time discussing the thoughts and theories that we see from Ulan-Tan and the possible ramifications in the game world, as well as diving into a bit of Asher's story and his connections to the Vex. As much as it pains Justin, we do explore the Ophidian Aspects for a bit, before moving to the vampiric Karnstein Armlets.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • What does the horse represent in the Spire?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:04:45 | Community Feedback
  • 0:07:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:08:45 | Topic Intro
  • 0:12:30 | Lost Lore: Ulan-Tan's Grove
  • 0:38:00 | New Lore Entries from Destiny 2
  • 0:42:00 | Introduction to the Dawnblade
  • 1:10:00 | Asher Mir
  • 1:24:00 | Transformation into Dawnblade
  • 1:37:00 | Beard's Thoughts on the Ophidian Aspects
  • 1:47:00 | Team's Thoughts on Karnstein Armlets
  • 1:57:45 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

Contact Info

 

Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!

 

Warlocks Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Ulan-Tan's Grove (Info on Ulan-Tan)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Dawnblade (link)
      • Wings of Sacred Dawn (link)
      • Asher Mir's One-Way Ticket (link)
      • Gensym Knight armor (link)
      • Karnstein Armlets (link)
      • Orphidian Aspects (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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