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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!

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Extra Lore 10 - Mass Effect

Our 10th installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Justin, Mel, and very special returning guest co-host, MyNameIsByf together to explore the Mass Effect series (honestly, it was more an effort on Byf and Mel's part - Blue and Justin had no clue what was going on other than they were being invaded by treefrogs). Byf, as the resident expert on the series, lays out an beautiful explanation of the storyline of the overall series, up to the point of the upcoming new title, Andromeda - and Mel does an amazing job of adding in useful facts as well as keeping Justin and Blue busy so they don't distract the heavy lifters.  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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.comTwitter: @FocusedFireChatFacebook: /FocusedFireChatInstagram: @FocusedFireChat Guest Contact Info MyNameIsByf on Twitter MyNameIsByf on YouTube Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Mass Effect Map Links Mentioned in Show:  Andromenerds Podcast (YouTube Playlist)

2hr 50mins

4 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Ep 56 - Update: Dredgen & Thorn

Episode 56 brings Blue, Mel, and special guest co-host, Bo5amis together to chat about the new information that we have available to us from the Rise of Iron DLC in Destiny. While there isn't necessarily a ton of new Grimoire information, the connections that are confirmed and even those which are strongly implied are enough to warrant a full episode on its own. The conversation isn't always a serious one (surprised?) - but you definitely should stick around the end of the episode to hear something new from our friend, Dustin (his Twitter account for those who want to give him some love there for a job well done!). 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.Contact InfoEmail: FocusedFireChat@gmail.comTwitter: @FocusedFireChatFacebook: /FocusedFireChatBo5amis Contact:Twitter Twitch YouTubePlease be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!Dredgen & Thorn Map Links Mentioned in Show:Cpt_Kex's Image Comparison (Link)Dames Twitch Account (Link)Destiny Lore Cast Thorn Episode (Link)

2hr 14mins

20 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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Extra Lore 11 - The Legend of Zelda

Our 11th installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Green, and special guest co-host N64Josh together to explore the Legend of Zelda series. There are a few twists and turns down the story of how exactly this series, more than any other, affected Blue and Josh's love for video games - but don't worry, we explain the biggest area of confusion. Link is not Zelda. Don't worry - we got this!  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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Guest Contact Info Josh on Twitter (Link) Josh on Twitch (Link)  Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Legend of Zelda Map Links Mentioned in Show: ZeldaWiki (Link) Official LoZ Timeline (Link) Breath of the Wild's place in Zelda Timeline, Will Greenwald (Link)

1hr 50mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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Ep 52 - Alpha Lupi

Episode 52 brings Blue, Justin, and Mel together to discuss the information that we have available to us from within the Grimoire (and a previous ARG that Bungie had) concerning the mysterious Alpha Lupi. The question of who (or, as the group discusses, what) Alpha Lupi is one that is somewhat of a popular subject of discussion in particular areas of the Destiny lore community - and for good reason. The enigma is one that, even after the years of playing and exploring in game, still remains an unknown variable within the game. 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.Contact InfoEmail: FocusedFireChat@gmail.comTwitter: @FocusedFireChatFacebook: /FocusedFireChatPlease be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!Alpha Lupi MapLinks Mentioned in Show:ARG Background Information r/RaidSecrets Analysis of Alpha Lupi  Theory of the Meaning of Alpha Lupi Proverbs of Hell (William Blake)The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)

1hr 55mins

29 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Extra Lore 29 - Warframe

This week, the team takes a quick glance at the world and general timeline of the Warframe universe. Admittedly, Beard is less than hyped for the journey...but Blue and Green drag him along anyways - because that's what friends do.  Please note that full show notes are now, at the request of the community, being posted over on www.focusedfirechat.com!

2hr 6mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 92 - Lore Update (Cabal Empire)

Episode 92 brings Blue, Green, and Justin back together to discuss the various ideas that have been debated about the Cabal since year one as well as begin the discussion about Ghaul, the newest adversary in Destiny 2. The team enjoys the antics of Justin's inability to make his computer behave as well (auto muting is a real thing, people) and even get to discuss a fair amount of Roman history (forgive Blue for the tangents).   Be sure to also stick around until the end of the show for a really special announcement from Blue. 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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Cabal Empire Map Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective The Seraphim Archive r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs

2hr 6mins

15 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Ep 103 - The Evolution of Light

Episode 103 brings Blue, Green, and Justin together to chat about the changes that we've seen in Destiny 2 in regards to the Light that is used throughout the game series as our player's main power source. We also introduce the idea of a new segment for the show (name still pending) around the "Lost Lore" or the trivia facts that might not be readily known to players, due to not having the Grimoire to read any longer. The example we used in tonight's episode is that of Nezarec's Sin - a Warlock helmet with some interesting points about a pre Golden Age entity who might have had the ability to manipulate Light. 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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Evolution of Light Map Links Mentioned in Show: Lost Lore Item: Nezarec's Sin Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective The Seraphim Archive r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs Show Sponsors & Affiliates Audible LootCrate (Offer Code BRIDGE10)

1hr 54mins

8 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Ep 101 - First Reactions

Episode 101 brings Blue and Green together to chat with each other about their first reactions to the new worlds offered by Destiny 2 - and to discuss what's already on their wish list for the game. Blue brings up the idea of viewing Destiny 1 as an "episode zero" in the series - including his concerns with that approach as well. Altogether, the reactions are immensely positive - and we're eager to see what the communities thoughts are in the coming weeks! 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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective The Seraphim Archive r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs Show Sponsors & Affiliates Audible LootCrate (Offer Code BRIDGE10)

1hr 59mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Ep 141 - Cabal Hierarchy

This week, the team comes together to chat about the hierarchy that we have learned about regarding the Cabal Empire over the past few years within the Destiny universe - be sure to check out the full show notes for the time stamps in the conversation, as we cover a fair amount of ground and discuss a good number of individual figures of importance as well. Please note that full show notes are now, at the request of the community, being posted over on www.focusedfirechat.com!

2hr 18mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Ep 40 - Crota Fireteam

Episode 40 brings Blue, Justin, Willy, and special guest co-host grneyedmusiklvr together to chat about the first Crota fireteam to brave the depths of the Hellmouth - and their ultimate fate. Even if the topic is grim, however, have no worries - there's jokes and laughter at every step with the group as they discuss the nature of the psychological trauma of the team, the details of what we know about the individuals who made up the fireteam, and ultimately what was the cause of their failure to assassinate the son of Oryx. Please pardon some of the audio mishaps on this episode - Skype was being true to itself and decided to try to be as much of an interference with the conversation as possible. We are planning on taking a few steps to hopefully move to a smoother VOIP program here in the near future to make it a bit easier on your ears. As usual, please let us know any feedback you have or any questions that you might want us to start considering for our Lore 101 and Spinfoil Corner series by emailing us at FocusedFireChat@gmail.com or on twitter @FocusedFireChat. Be sure to also jump over to iTunes to give us a quick review on how we're doing - we are also available on the Destiny Community Hub app, as well as Google Play Music. Thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen!grneyedmusiklvr on Twitter Crota Fireteam Map

2hr 17mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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Extra Lore 14 - Forgotten Realms

Our 14th installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Green, Justin, and returning special guest co-host Damoel together to chat about the immense world of the Forgotten Realms (and the general Dungeons & Dragons series). Join the team and get ready to gear up with some good, basic knowledge (and some great side stories) about the world of Forgotten Realms and the joys of tabletop gaming. Also - Justin needs help figuring out what bits are on Twitch.  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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Guest Contact Info  Damoel (Twitter)  Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Forgotten Realms Map Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs

1hr 59mins

5 May 2017

Rank #11

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Ep 154 - Black Armory Papers

This week, we take a closer look at the Black Armory and the history that is available to us through the words of its initial founder, Henriette Meyrin, as captured within the Black Armory Papers. These papers present a new and  unique point of view of not just the Collapse and newly Risen, but a perspective that we haven't encountered much of so far in the story of Destiny - a view of these events from the eyes of a mortal Human, colored by intimate knowledge of what had been lost in the Collapse. Yet all ends, as painful as they are sometimes, are also beginnings - and the final chapter of Henriette's life presents to us an amazing introduction to the figure of Ada-1.  Please note that full show notes are now, at the request of the community, being posted over on www.focusedfirechat.com!

2hr 24mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 83 - Wrath of the Machine

Episode 83 brings Blue, Justin, and Green back together to chat about (and laugh over) the story behind the Wrath of the Machine raid within Destiny - from the "broken parentheticals" to a nightmarish concept of endlessly twisting steps of twizzlers, you should be entertained. We also chat about some of the awesome theories that were presented over on r/DestinyLore and from within our Discord chat - the community really had some great ideas on this one! 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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Wrath of the Machine Map Links Mentioned in Show:  u/John_Demonsbane theory on nanites (link) u/Black3eardsGhost theory on Aksis (link) Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs

1hr 59mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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Ep 164 - Man With No Name

This week, join Green, Beard, and Blue as they explore the information contained within A Man with No Name - the lore book that we received recently in Destiny 2 that details out the history of the Drifter. Prepare yourself - this one's a bit of a lengthy chat, clocking in close to 3 hours. But we're pretty sure it's a worthwhile one - there are a few tangents, but they ultimately do come back together to form one of the most detailed looks at this new NPC that we have seen so far.  Please note that full show notes are now being posted over on www.TheLoreNetwork.com. 

2hr 53mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 59 - Commander Zavala

Episode 59 brings Blue, Justin, and Mel back together again to chag about the Vanguard Commander and Titan Vanguard Mentor, Zavala. An Awoken of surprising depth and knowledge of historical events (pre-Golden Age) in the Destiny universe, Zavala is truly living up to the Awoken standard of being an enigma - there is an infinite amount of things about the leader of the Vanguard that one could easily miss if they didn't pay close attention to his involvement and comments about the universe our Guardians exist within. Regardless or not, prepare yourself for an enjoyable exploration of the lore and maybe even an answer to the question of if Zavala actually purred... 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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.comTwitter: @FocusedFireChatFacebook: /FocusedFireChat Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Zavala Map

2hr 20mins

10 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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Ep 44 - Ghosts

Episode 44 brings Blue and Justin back together to discuss those enigmatic companions of ours in the world of Destiny, the Ghosts. As both of the hosts are fans of a number of the more psychological aspects of science fiction, especially in regards to the development and dealings with artificial intelligence, there is a rather large section of the epsiode dedicated to the conversation on what makes a personality within AI and if the Ghosts that we interact with in game have that or if they are merely a fragment and reflection of a larger collective of intelligence. The nature of the known history of Ghosts (what little we know of in game currently at least) is also discussed in regards to the potential connection to some other significant theories.As usual, please let us know any feedback you have or any questions that you might want us to start considering for our Lore 101 and Spinfoil Corner series by emailing us at FocusedFireChat@gmail.com or on twitter @FocusedFireChat. Be sure to also jump over to iTunes to give us a quick review on how we're doing - we are also available on the Destiny Community Hub app, as well as Google Play Music. Thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network!Ghosts MapOther Links Mentioned in Show:Superman Memory Crystal Article

1hr 31mins

11 Aug 2016

Rank #16

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Ep 32 - The Reef Wars

Episode 32 brings Blue, Justin, and Willy together to chat about the lore surrounding the Reef Wars, a violent event in the history of Destiny that set the stage for not only the survival of the Last City through the interruption that the Awoken caused in the amassing hordes of Fallen, but also an entire expansion of the game in the betrayal and continued conflict between the Awoken and Fallen races. There is an immense amount of connections and information to be had from within the Grimoire and items alone - so be sure to check out the linked mind map summarizing those connections as well (link is below in show notes, as promised). As usual, please let us know any feedback you have or any questions that you might want us to start considering for our upcoming Lore 101 and Spinfoil Corner series by emailing us at FocusedFireChat@gmail.com or on twitter @FocusedFireChat. Be sure to also jump over to iTunes to give us a quick review on how we're doing - we are also available on the Destiny Community Hub app, as well as Google Play Music. Thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen!Reef Wars Map

2hr 6mins

26 May 2016

Rank #17

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Lore Update - Age of Triumph

This special episode brings Blue, Green, Justin, and returning special guest co-host, Damoel together to chat about the massive update to the lore for Destiny that we received this week as a part of the Age of Triumph update. Get ready - it's a bit of a crazy train. From hilarious searches with Cayde to some hefty implications (and outright confirmations), there is a ton of information that the team touches on. Warning though - this is just a brief summary of the new information! Blue will be adding options to the weekly poll starting this weekend for a more in-depth exploration of the new information and a recap of how all the stories stand now that the conclusion for them is upon us.  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. Contact Info Email: FocusedFireChat@gmail.com Twitter: @FocusedFireChat Facebook: /FocusedFireChat Instagram: @FocusedFireChat Guest Contact Info  Damo on Twitter (link) Please be sure to also check out the other podcasts in the Guardian Radio Network! Age of Triumph Map Other Lore Resources Ishtar-Collective r/DestinyLore r/TheCryptarchs

2hr 16mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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Ep 153 - Black Armory

This week, we take a look at the group who tried to establish a way to defend humanity without the help of the Traveler. These individuals, who formed a group known in game as the Black Armory, had a problem with letting the means to defend themselves reside in the hands of something as alien and unknown as the Traveler. They opposed the comfortable complacency that the naive response to the arrival of the Traveler created in their eyes - and this is the start of the conversation about the information that we have so far in game. Please note that full show notes are now, at the request of the community, being posted over on www.focusedfirechat.com!

1hr 48mins

1 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Ep 35 - The Taken

Episode 35 brings Blue, Justin, Willy, and the Sultry Tiger himself, My Name is Byf, together to chat about the lore about the enemy 'race' known as the Taken. Diving into the basic differences of the various forms of the creatures that we, as Guardians within Destiny experience, the group quickly jump from a mere physical description of the enemy (like why do the Taken always 'shiver') into the deeper aspects of the psyche of the overall experience of what it means to be a member of the Taken. With a good dosage of humor (blame the week off), the chat walks through the implications of some of the powers that the Taken have, as well as some of the interesting differences that they have when compared to their non-Taken form. As usual, please let us know any feedback you have or any questions that you might want us to start considering for our upcoming Lore 101 and Spinfoil Corner series by emailing us at FocusedFireChat@gmail.com or on twitter @FocusedFireChat. Be sure to also jump over to iTunes to give us a quick review on how we're doing - we are also available on the Destiny Community Hub app, as well as Google Play Music. Thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen!The Taken Mind MapByf on TwitterByf on YouTubeByf's Patreon for Lore

2hr 48mins

23 Jun 2016

Rank #20