At the Bar
This a study of a scene of our original comic project with @pleasespellchimerical
“Sure, yeah. One Guardian’s going to fix everything. Kick Crota off the Moon. Make it look like us Vanguard know our head from our hindquarters.” /-/ “Well. With that in mind, let’s check back on him in a couple months. Who knows? Maybe he’ll get lucky and find the greatest Guardian of all time.”
“It no longer matters if he doesn’t know what to do or if he’s doing the right thing. What matters is that he wants. If he wants to find Mara and save her, if he wants to do the right thing fiercely enough, if his intentions are good and powerful, he will find the way; he just has to believe in himself. No more paralyzing analysis, no more painful regrets — he has to go forward without doubt.”
Destiny II Banter Part 3
Thought it fitting to continue the series with this weeks season cutscene reveal :3
Ikora: Have you heard!?
Drifter: That Shaxx Shack was temporarily banned for all the riots?
Drifter: Yeah, darn shame; been craving a Shaxx ka baba something bad lately.
Ikora: That crow is Uldren!
Drifter: Oh that; yeah I knew that weeks ago.
Ikora: YOU WHAT?!?
Drifter: Old eight legs wasn’t exactly hiding him behind a curtain when he had him running his errands on the shore.
Saint: So who is this “Uldren”?
Shaxx: He is a skilled warrior of the reef and brother to the awoken queen.
Shaxx: Some time ago he was the most hated man among the guardians for killing Cayde-6.
Saint: Many I have spoken to still despise him for this and spit at the mention of his name.
Shaxx: Well tell them to stop the next time you see them.
Shaxx: It makes the floors disgustingly sticky.
Holiday: Was wondering when the beans would finally be spilled.
Osiris: You do not seem surprised at this revelation.
Holiday: It wasn’t exactly the best disguise to begin with honey.
Osiris: I picked it out myself and I thought it was perfect!
Holiday: Kinda proving my point, aint’cha?
Crow: You are taking my identity much better than I thought you would.
Zavala: Had you stood before me two years ago I would have thrown you from the walls myself and watched you plummet the entire way down.
Crow: What changed?
Zavala: *Looking up at the traveler*
Zavala: I guess I did…
Shaxx: It is a surprise to speak to you without the mask on.
Shaxx: I had just gotten used to it.
Crow: I won’t miss it.
Crow: It kept nudging in all the wrong places and I had to worry if every time I tilted the thing would fall off.
Crow: Honestly I don’t see how someone could spend their whole life behind a mask.
*Suddenly realizes who he is talking to*
Crow: I …ugh….didn’t mean…
Shaxx: Why are you looking at me like that?
Crow: Well with your helmet-
Shaxx: *Puts arm on Crow’s shoulder and points to his helmet*
Shaxx: You have much to learn little bird!
Shaxx: This IS my face.
Ikora: How can you be handling this so lightly!?
Drifter: Would you prefer I flipped over a few tables and grumbled more?
Ikora: He killed Cayde!
Ikora: And yet you sound as if you want to drink with him!!!
Drifter: Doesn’t that guardian code thing of yours say what happened in a previous life doesn’t matter?
Ikora: Don’t you dare lecture me on being a guardian!
Drifter: I would find that rather hard to when you flip flop on which rules count and which ones you can break when you feel like it.
Saint: You say this, Uldren, has a sister yes?
Shaxx: That is correct.
Saint: Is she single?
Saint: I am asking if she has betrothed or not.
Shaxx: Why would that possibly interest you?
Saint: You get lonely when trapped in a holographic forest for a few centuries.
Shaxx: I’m afraid she has eyes on another.
Saint: What makes you think that?
Shaxx: There was a time when she kidnapped me to read her Shakespeare.
Saint: So this queen kidnaps you and you think it love?
Shaxx: What else could it be?
Saint: Your naivety is both amusing and deeply concerning my friend.
Osiris: How have you been faring?
Saint: It is as if I had not been gone at all.
Osiris: I find your adaptivity somewhat fascinating.
Saint: The city may be different, but what goes on outside is more or less the same.
Saint: Fallen gathering under tattered banners, cabal waring for power and glory, the songs of the hive deafening the night, and the darkness creeping in ever closer.
Osiris: When you put it like that it does sound as if nothing has changed at all.
Saint: We have changed my friend.
Saint: And because of that, we can change anything.
Crow: *Wandering the shore*
*Whispering from behind*: Is it truly you?
Crow: *Spins around and draws gun*
Crow: Who’s there?
Crow: Show yourself!
*Figure steps from the shadows*
Figure: It is you….my eyes do not deceive me……
Crow: Have we met before?
Figure: We have….
Ikora: I am going to Zavala and I will have that murder banished from the city by days end!
Drifter: And what about Shaxx?
Drifter: Ever notice he never takes off his helmet, like he’s hiding from his past if he never has to look himself in the mirror?
Drifter: He’s a warlord of the fall; you don’t think he has a closet of skeletons from those days?
Ikora: That’s nonsense.
Drifter: Then what about Osiris?
Ikora: Osiris? What about him?
Drifter: Last I recall he was banished by the consensus never to return, yet he walks freely in and out of the city.
Ikora: That is not related at all!
Drifter: He’s breaking the rules and you turn a blind eye because he’s useful.
Ikora: He didn’t murder our friends!
Drifter: In case you haven’t been paying attention lately we’re in a whole sea of madness right now.
Drifter: Outside these walls half our planets suddenly vanished out of thin air!
Drifter: Fallen tampering with darkness in the name of some revenge fetish!
Drifter: Hive monsters calling out to their worn god things, and Cabal ripping each other to shreds for glory of another war!
Drifter: Now is not the time to be picky about who stands beside you.
Drifter: Now is the time to ride out the storm and stay alive.
Drifter: And believe me sister, we’re going to need all the help we can get.
whattup it’s ya girl, spending way too long inking and colouring 4 panel comics
after last year’s dawning lore I’m gonna be really salty if we can’t bring CROW some cookies so he can experience the dawning at least a little bit the way it was meant to be, since he can’t come to the city ;(
What I say: Crow is not Uldren! Don’t punish him for someone else’s crimes!
What I mean: Crow and Uldren are the same person at their core, and what we’re seeing in Crow is just Uldren’s true self before Savathun, Riven, the Black Garden, and the thousands of years of manipulation he was subjected to by his sister. It’s important that we separate Crow from his incredibly dark past, but also understand that he wasn’t reborn as an entirely new being with no connection to Uldren whatsoever, as what we saw in Forsaken was how Uldren’s ‘nature’ had ultimately succumbed to his ‘nurture.’ But now that he’s free of those old manipulations, and with our help, he can finally become the person he was never allowed to be.
What I end up saying anyways because none of that rolls off the tongue: Crow is not Uldren! Don’t punish him for someone else’s crimes-
hey give birds antlers
But what if they get stuck in the trees
alright but they could also use it as camouflage and blend in with the tree
What if they landed on each other’s antlers
i keep presenting you with cursed concepts and you keep drawing them in friendly, pleasant ways, this is blasphemy
Imagine if you picked one up from its antlers, like some birb-on-a-stick
Birds with antlers you say? Have a class doodle
the ones on top are its babies
Here’s some art by Munwie on Deviantart:
Meanwhile, this is an obvious reason why Viking helmets didn’t have horns.
Going into battle wearing handlebars for the opponent to play with is a Bad Idea. That didn’t stop other cultures (Indo-Persian, Japanese) from doing so, but Vikings? NO.
The origin of the Nordic Horned Helmet is actually known: they first appeared in C.E. Doepler’s costume designs for Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” operas.
Incidentally, calling mail armour “chain-mail” first happened in the novel “The Fortunes of Nigel” by Sir Walter Scott.
Something similar has happened with the word “longsword”, which only came into general HEMA use for what had previously been “hand-and-a-half” or “bastard” swords about 20 years ago; even then the first time I saw it (in “Medieval Swordsmanship” © 1998 by John Clements) it was two words with a hyphen: “long-sword”.
As a single word it’s been part of the fantasy fiction arsenal since the mid-1970s, for example in C.J. Cherryh’s “Gate of Ivrel” © 1977, I used it in “The Horse Lord” © 1983, and I’m sure a search through very early D&D manual could place it even earlier.
Longsword is certainly a handier term than the alternatives, but IIRC even “hand-and-a-half sword” is no older than Victorian. In the Middle Ages a sword was usually just “a sword”; it was very inconsiderate of them not to think of later generations who might like to label things with a bit more exactitude…
Not all Munwie’s Deviantart birds are corvids, and not all are sinister…
…though you might have second thoughts about that if you know anything about the lifestyle of the European Robin.
They’re ferociously territorial, their usual song translates as “Get Off My Lawn Or I Will Kill You With Death”, and we’re grateful the two pairs in our garden are the size they are and not as big as e.g. tyrannosaur turkeys.
Which having written it is a mental image I really didn’t need…
LONGSWORDS ARE CALLED BASTARD SWORDS PASS IT ON
this post has EVERYTHING
I have a personal theory about the Costume Horned Helmets:
Exhibit A: Mead Horn
Ehbit B: Beer Hat
If anyone wants to know what it’s like to have ADHD the entire roller coaster of this thread is a good place to start, but imagine it’s your inner monologue every second you’re alive.
what a wild ride this post was
Please… please please please Bungie… Make Uldren a vendor in Destiny 2 or whatever the fuck dlc you’ll release before Destiny 2. I want to turn in mission bounties and hear his sassy remarks.
It’s 2018 and we have been robbed. Robbed I tell you.
It’s 2020 and Uldren is still missing. 🙃
It’s 2020. It’s season of the Hunt. Uldren/Crow is finally a vendor. Many years later.
the cost of victory.literally self sacrificing muse prompts bc. i mean i wish i knew any other reason than the fact that we’re all little angsty angels at heart. please let me know if you want anything tagged or changed!to the sacrificing muse.
- “ no! no, no, what the hell did you do that for?! ”
- “ keep your eyes on me! ”
- “ we need a medic over here! oh, god… oh jesus, what the hell were you thinking?! ”
- “ we did it! we won! hey! we… w-wait, wait a sec, you’re hurt… ”
- “ no! stay awake! hey, stay with me! ”
- “ you idiot, we said no stupid shit this time! remember?! ”
- “ no… no, no, no, please don’t go, please! please don’t go! stay with me! ”
- “ hey, hey… love, you need to keep your eyes open, okay? eyes on me, it’s alright, it’s… oh, no… no, no, come on, baby, keep ‘em open! don’t… ”
- “ it’s gonna be okay. it is, alright? it’ll be just fine, they’ll bring us to the hospital, you’ll be up and about in no time… ”
- “ you can’t die! we made all those plans, remember? you remember, we had all these dreams! buy a house, g-go see that movie you wanted to watch… you need to stay with me so we can do all of that! ”
- “ i’m here. i’m here now, you’re not alone. i’m gonna stay with you until help arrives, but you… you gotta work with me, okay? please stay awake, come on! ”
- “ you can’t die… you can’t leave me… ”
- “ no! don’t you dare! don’t go! if you die, i’ll blame myself for the rest of time! and that’ll be your fault! so stay alive! ”
- “ stop it. don’t close your eyes, damnit! fight! you’ve fought your whole life, and now i’m asking you to fight again! stay awake! ”
- “ hey, hey, hey… eyes on me. come on, you can do this! ”from the sacrificing muse.
- “ l-look at me… hey, look at me… this wasn’t your fault. ”
- “ y'know… at the time, this was a really good idea, but i gotta say… i’m kinda regretting it now. ”
- “ phew! this, uh… i’ll be honest, this one hurts a lot more than i’d expected! ”
- “ hey… h-hey… i gotta tell you, b'fore i… i love you. ”
- “ n-no… you should go. you shouldn’t see me like this… ”
- “ worth it… you’re worth it… ”
- “ didn’t see that coming, did you? ”
- “ …i’m sc-scared. i’m… i’m scared… ”
- “ you… you okay? ”
- “ hey… s-stop that, okay? y'gotta look at me now. hear me. i regret none of it. i… i’d do it a thousand times over. ”
- “ h-huh… that was… that was rough… ”
- “ don’t be mad… ’m sorry… ”
- “ oh… quit yellin’, mm? i’m kinda dying here… ”
- “ d-don’t leave… don’t wanna… be alone… ”
- “ don’t you go blamin’ yourself. this was me. i did it. an’ i’d do it again… ”
- “ shh… medics won’t help me any better than you can… it’s okay. it’s alright… ”