Episode 43: Crota’s End - Part 2

November 8, 2016

Episode 43: Crota's End - Part 2

It's that time again. Your favorite Elder Scrolls podcast is back! This is Episode V and today we're headed to Skyrim! No... wait... that can't be right... can it?

It's totally not. This is Ghost Stories and today we're wrapping up our look at The Dark Below with Part 2 of the first expansion Raid, Crota's End. We're short one Xray on this show, so get ready for off topic shenanigans and rambling as we discuss the mechanics and lore behind the final encounter with The Son of Oryx, Crota. We're talkin' Oversouls, Chalices, Crota's demonic legacy, more church architecture, music, the Ascendent Plane as well as all the cheese to be found on this part of the Moon and how Crota is like, a C- student, at best. This is a long one, so don't yank out the LAN cable mid-encounter.

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Episode 42: Crota’s End - Part 1

November 3, 2016

Episode 42: Crota's End - Part 1

Happy post-Halloween, Festival of the Lost, Samhain, Dios de Muertos! Last week we wrapped up The Dark Below and stopped right at the edge of the pit. Today... we're jumping in. This episode is Part 1 of our look into Crota's End, The Dark Below's Raid. We're covering the initial descent, the Stills-formerly-known-as-the-Abyss, picking locks, gothic architecture, lots and lots of Moon cheese, s-words, and a ton more. We also check in with First Crota along the way and listen to the laments of their ill-fated leader, Eriana-3, with the assistance from the vocal stylings of @neonbath (Chioma ffrom our Vex Fragment episodes). It's going to be a good one Guardians, sharpen up those blades.

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Episode 41: The Dark Below - Part 2

October 18, 2016

Episode 41: The Dark Below - Pt. 2

Season 2 of Destiny Ghost Stories continues! This week we're finishing our look at Destiny's first major expansion, The Dark Below, but not before we do a full breakdown of all the major Hive Sects and their significance in the game. After that's out of the way we cover the two big TDB post-Mission Quests, "Extermination" and "Urn of Sacrifice", which culminate in a quest that is no longer available in-game, "Ritual of the Forsaken". We've also got the Union of Light Contest winners and all the usual sidetrack and derailing you've come to expect from the DGS Crew, including a lovely chat about one of our favorite events in Destiny, good ol' "Enemies Moving Against Each Other". It's a fun ride that takes us right up to the pinnacle of The Dark Below, Crota's End. Enjoy!

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Union of Light Contest: Winners!

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Episode 40: The Dark Below - Part 1

October 11, 2016

Episode 40: The Dark Below - Pt. 1

Welcome to Season 2 of Destiny Ghost Stories! This week we're not talking Rise of Iron... well, not directly. We know, we know, it's the new hotness, but it's also not even close to finished and there's still so much we don't know. So, as we kick off Y2 of DGS, we're going to be looking back at a lot of the important content that lead us to Rise of Iron and how they really set the stage for what we're experiencing now. It's going to be a big build up and we'll definitely be talking RoI along the way as we explore all the divergent story threads. To kick it all off, we're starting with the first Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. There is a lot in TDB that had major repercussions for the world of Destiny and many that are still ongoing in the current story. So join us as we explore some of the Guardian's first encounters with both the Hive and the Fallen, the first real clashes between the Hive and the Fallen themselves, more of Eris's craziness, more of Toland's awesomeness, the differences between pre and post Taken King quests, questions that never got answered, some that did, and a whole lot more.

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Happy Birthday DGS! (No Lore Included)

October 7, 2016

1 year old?...We cannot believe it!!!  This episode was planned and recorded in a matter of a few hours.  XRAY and Gabble chat with some of our friends from SLACK, read some reviews and just enjoying what we have been able to give to you.  Thanks for being a part of what we do....here's to many more years to come!

Episode 39: Rise of Hype

September 19, 2016

Episode 39: Rise of Hype! 

Incoming Transmission, Guardians! With Rise of Iron less than 24 hours away, this episode is all about recappping what we know so far, posing important questions for what we don't, and taking a look at some of the implications for both. We talk a bit about the #TRANSMISSION event, the major Rise of Iron characters, what the SIVA threat may mean for Humanity, the lore behind critical events that have already happened, and a whole lot more. It's an episode full of announcements, questions, and things to look out for while we play. We are super excited to dig into Rise of Iron and we hope you are to!

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Story Team Roundtable: [Game Informer] | [Youtube]

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Episode 38.5: Titan Exotic Armor - Part 2

September 13, 2016

Episode 38.5: Endotics

We did it! It was a monumental undertaking, (we'll talk stats next episode) but we made it to the end of Exotics! This will be the last Exotic focused episode for a good long while, as we have now covered every Exotic weapon and armor in the game... and even some that aren't. This episode is picking right up where the last one left off, covering Titan Helmets and Boots. We discuss the super recent changes to the Mk.44 Stand Asides, the power of Peregrine Greaves, the missing Dunemarchers, the deep lore of Helm of Saint-14, and a whole lot more. Bring it home, Titans!

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The Inmost Light: Project Gutenberg

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Episode 38: Titan Exotic Armor - Part 1

September 8, 2016

Episode 38:  Traveling to Exotic places, meeting new and exciting aliens, and then murdering them.

Well, we’ve come this far. It’s time to end this insanely long run of our look at Exotics with the first of two episodes devoted to Titan Exotics. To help us out with this, we recruited two hardcore Titan mains, dropslash’s clanmates, Nightfork and Crono42. We’re talking Body Armor, Gloves, and Marks this episode so get ready for an Armamentarium love-fest, airborne police acrobatic shenanigans, witch hunting, sweet holograms, MOAR HEAVY AMMO, butts, shaders, and a ton of other hilarious topics. Laugh along with us as Xray trolls us from the notes, we discuss a bit of our gaming origins, Guardian names, and learn how Sherb makes a bit of Glimmer on the side. It’s Titan Exotics, Part 1! Enjoy yourself, Guardians!


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The Work of Joseph Cross: [ConceptArt World] [Website]


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Episode 37.5: Hunter Exotics - Part 2

September 2, 2016

Episode 37.5: Kexotic Armor

Another double episode week! We're cranking hard to get every Exotic covered before Rise of Iron, so this week we're bringing another lore master (and the show's #1 fan) onboard to help us finish up Hunter Exotics and to give us a decidedly non-Hunter viewpoint on things. We're so happy to welcome Capt. Kex of the L.ORG Chart project to the show! His keen Warlock mind keeps us on track this episode as we talk about more Dark Souls references, spider biology, hilarious 90's movies, amazing 40's movies, poop bugs, Ahamkara jewelry, commiserate over the sad state of Gunslinger "adjustments", and a bunch of other ridiculous things that frame the history, lore, and secrets of some of our favorite Hunter Exotics. This is a long one, enjoy!

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The L.ORG Project: https://youtu.be/AD5EhBoQPoQ
3 Nighthawks vs. Psion Flayers: https://youtu.be/ZktGSSbSW4w

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Episode 37: Hunter Exotic Armor - Part 1

August 31, 2016

Episode 37: Êxotic-à-porter

What happens when you put three frabjous Hunters on a podcast to talk about Hunter Exotics? Oh, you're about to find out, oh listener mine. Suffice to say, on this tangent filled episode we're talking Hunter Exotic Body Armor, Boots, and Cloaks... oh man, THE CLOAKS. Damn, we're good looking. Ok ok, lets keep this point! (the point of our sweet knives). Join us as we dig up obscure references to raspberries, do some radiant Italian (blade) dancing, try to figure out who Eao was, take a look into Sherb's cloak closet, talk about all the things Radiant Dance Machine's can't do, and listen as drop descends into madness chasing his white whale, Alpha Lupi. INTELLECT.

We also have a special message from GabbleRatchet about his amazing time at Destiny Community Con.

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Hunter Music From: Hunter - Season 1 Intro
87 kill Arcblade Glitch NFSWhttps://youtu.be/lUO7RDgQ_1M

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