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originally posted in:Guardian Radio Alliance
8/29/2014 4:40:36 AM
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Cosmic Joke - Symbolism

Hey Guys, I have been doing some research into the symbols/icons of Destiny and I think I may have discovered some weird connections that explain the Hunter cloak: [b]Cosmic Joke[/b]. [b]A. The Stars[/b] 1. Tycho Brahe was a 16th century nobleman and astronomer. 2. Tycho had a theory of a "geo-heliocentric" planetary system in which the Sun and Moon orbited the Earth, while Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn revolve around the Sun. If you don't count the Sun that is 6 planets + the Moon = 7. All of which have at least been mentioned by Bungie as visitable locations. 3. Tycho Brahe coined the term "nova" to refer to stars. 4. There are 7 Stars on the Cloak. Coincidence? [b]B. The 'Deer'[/b] 1. Tycho had an Elk. A pet Elk. Seriously. It got drunk at a dinner party, fell down the stairs and died. Look it up. 2. Tycho claimed Elks were faster than Deer. The 'Deer' is in mid-stride. It's an Elk, not a Deer. [b]C. It's All in the Name[/b] 1. "Cosmic Joke" is a phrase people say when life works out in a humorous or negative way, as in 'it's all just a cosmic joke'. This is akin to the idea of Karma - where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. We control our own Destiny (wink-wink, nudge-nudge). 2. If you google "Karma + Tycho Brahe" you get some weird results. It turns out there was this guy Rudolph Steiner who did a series of lectures on "Karmic Relationships" & "Individualities". Steiner had this whole theory that Tycho Brahe was a reincarnated "Individuality" that had gained intimate knowledge of the "Ancient Mysteries". Tycho had apparently had two lives previous and would/will be born again. I think this explains the description of the cloak very well: [i]"An infamous cloak, scavenged off the corpses of its owners numerous times on the frontier."[/i] [b]D. Misc. Tycho References[/b] 1. Tycho, the villain A.I. in Marathon Infinity. 2. In the Destiny Beta Lakshmi-2, Future War Cult Rep says: [i]I could tell you another. I could tell you about the siege of Tycho.[/i] I know it's thin and crazy, but if this is the kind of level that one piece of gear has in Destiny... imagine all the other insane lore connections in the full game. Sorry for the long read, but I thought you would find it at least entertaining at the very least. Calebmcc #JerkChat
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  • Because of this I'm buying this cloak when I get on :)
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  • Isn't there an Illuminati cloak? The Trinity Star I believe it's called that "despise the Traveler's Light"
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  • Very Interesting.. I bet there's all sorts of hidden gems like this hidden in the game.
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  • Found a reference to the band coheed and cambria and their story "the amory wars" in ghost fragment: ghosts
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    • Pretty darn cool
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    • This is one of my favorite posts ever!
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    • I always wanted to know the possible back story to that cloak, makes me wonder about the lore for all the other class items that the speaker sells.
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    • I could not have hoped for a better result when looking up the lore of this cloak. I wanted something that conveyed its significance. You sir are single-handedly responsible for me purchasing this cloak. Just want you to know that!
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      teacup_titan
      teacup_titan

      Guess I'm back for now 7-15 - old

      I like this. Nice research. The Correlation b/w the symbols, Tycho and the cloak description have interesting connections.
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    • Sweet... I was thinking about getting this cloak, but was wondering what the meaning behind it was.
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    • Now investigate ling ling
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    • Very impressive read! *slow clap* And the guy had a pet elk? Badass.
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    • I love this vey formal and factual post
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    • I know it is most certainly unrelated, but when I saw the name of this cloak I thought of H.P. Lovecraft's stories and the idea that humanity is simply a cosmic joke.
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    • Destiny illuminati confirmed
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    • "Axe-time, sword-time, | shields are sundered, | Wind-time, wolf-time, | ere the world falls; | Nor ever shall men | each other spare."
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      • Wow.... Lol
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      • Nice find. Is there a Titan Mark just as mysterious?
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        Mr Boom16
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        Not even bant - 7/22/2016 11:10:13 PM

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        • Killworthy gaming. Utube. Seriously, your brain will explode.
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          • Oh lawdy.
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          • Interesting post. I agree- hopefully lore bits like this are scattered everywhere in Destiny, waiting to be found.
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          • I don't see the symbology.
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            • Im just waiting to see LEELA on mars, I know shes there, she just has to be...
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            • Thats deep man. Thats real deep.
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            • Edited by Phear Seamus : 8/30/2014 9:24:44 PM
              I am sure there is a great story behind the cloak. Might it be a inside joke of the company, or might it be a history lesson as you have proposed? I think we will never know. It must be said though as a compliment to both bungie and it's community; that the lore is rich enough to make your idea a possibility. [b]keep digging![/b] :)
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