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2/1/2022 2:40:15 AM
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Seraphim Crypto has passed away

It’s with a heavy heart that I have the unfortunate responsibility to share with you that [url=https://www.bungie.net/7/en/User/Profile/254/1093770/Seraphim%20Crypto]Seraphim Crypto[/url], a friend and community moderator, passed away over the weekend. For the past couple of months, he had been in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain aneurysm. I keep typing and deleting what I write because I can’t find the right words to describe Seraphim and the loss that we all feel. He was a friend, and I considered him a colleague on the forums. He spoke often of his partner in a loving and playful way. He was often chatting about something in our Discord, usually moderation stuff, but others things, too. It wasn’t uncommon to open up a chat and see him chatting away with someone about something random. I’m incredibly grateful that I was able to meet him once. He was from Germany, and because Bungie considered him one of the leaders from that community, we flew him to Seattle to take part in a community summit. It was an all-day event, so I only managed to chat with him for about 10 minutes before he had to get back to it, and he was leaving the next day so that’s all the time we had to say hi, but I purposely left my desk to go meet him when I heard he was visiting. While he was excited to be at Bungie, I was excited to see him. I’ve known him since 2015 through the website and Discord, but had never met him in-person nor seen his face before. We took a photo to capture the moment. In 2015, he was asked to become a Mentor to help our Germany community. He wanted his avatar to be a [url=https://i.chzbgr.com/full/8075904768/h853AE74E/is-mega-absol-sephiroths-pok%C3%A9mon]fanart of Mega Absol[/url] from Pokemon because it represented his username well (Seraphim – Angel wings; Crypto – Dark/Shadow Pokemon type in German). In 2017, we gave him Ninja powers to help moderate the website, but he never stopped trying to help people and answer their questions. I found this quote inside a private thread from that time, when he was asked why he wanted to become a Mentor: [quote]”I'm a person that loves to help other people out of many reasons, the simplest one that it keeps me happy. Also, I'm a fan of Bungie since my mate introduced Halo 2 to me in 2005. And ever since the beta, I'm amazed by Destiny. Earlier this year I came back to Bungie.net forums and noted the #Help-Forum. I dived in there and answered a few questions. People thanked me and it made me happy. So I started helping people everyday and that led to an invitation of Bungie to join this team. I decided to join the ranks because I want to give the community back the love they gave me!”[/quote] Most recently, he helped me find websites in Germany for the [url=https://help.bungie.net/hc/articles/4402601695252]Mental Health Resources[/url] that is now live. He was really happy to help with that. When he wanted to relax, he’d post in OffTopic, which is why this is in here. Sometimes he’d answer random moderation questions in here, and other times share his opinion about a game. Some of you would even create threads about him, hoping he’d respond. He enjoyed it. I ask that you share any fond memories you have of him. I will be sharing this with his partner, and I think they’d appreciate seeing what we share. Rest in peace, Seraphim. We miss you.
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  • Edited by XxKillerSquad7xX: 3/2/2022 1:20:12 AM
    am sorry to hear that, my condolences to you and his family, my friend.

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  • Wait... WHAT? I had a few talks with him. Have seen him once or twice in my Tower Lobbies... Hearing this troubles me. For once I don't know what to say as last words to the dead.

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  • Rip

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  • This is most unfortunate. The community here is getting hollow and now it’s even more so

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  • Man. Rest In Peace big guy. Used to ban me all the time in TPG, in a nice/playful kind of way :^). Sad times ahead.

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  • Rip

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  • :( Godspeed 🤘

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  • I’ve never spoken to him personally, but his friendliness stood out on this site. He seemed so kind… I’ll miss seeing him around. Thanks for being a part of this community, Seraphim.

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  • Here to officially give my condolences, Seraphim was a greet mod and a friend of his community. Saddens me that he passed.

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    Seraphim Crypto, was an amazing friend and community member. When I heard the news, I couldn’t believe it. I got to know him the best through the Welcoming Committing, but I would say we quickly became friends within and outside of the group. He was always easy to reach out to and was a bright light to the Bungie community. His heart for service and others, went beyond this platform and was always evident in pretty much every aspect of his life. Seraphim, you will be greatly missed my friend and fellow Guardian.

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  • His conduct impressed me. He won my respect.

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  • Edited by Demon_XXVII: 2/5/2022 8:38:14 AM
    RIP Godspeed Guardian A fitting tribute would be for a new iconic [i]exotic[/i] weapon or a great [i]raid[/i] to be named after him… His gamertag would be forever in Destiny lore I think he would like that!

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  • RIP Seraphim Crypto. I will miss seeing you around the forums, helping people out.

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    • So sorry. Don’t know who he is. How do I celebrate his memory?

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      • heartbreaking to hear… my condolences to his family and friends

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        Damn... What a thing to come back to. Rest in peace. You were certainly one of my favorites.

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      • Really gutted to hear this news. Seraphim was a kind soul who loved helping people. Glad we were able to meet him in person back during that summit. Wish his friends and family the best during this hard time. He will be missed.

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        • RIP to the GOAT mod. He was always my favorite

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        • Rip. I'll miss seeing his name on my friends list.

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        • Rest In Peace Seraphim

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        • rest in peace Seraphim, you shall be missed by all of the community, for giving them joy and happiness.

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          Goddammit..

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        • Edited by FoMan123: 2/4/2022 11:53:02 PM
          Sera was a vastly important member of this community and just about the kindest person you could ever hope to call a friend. He cared deeply about Destiny, its community, and ensuring that these forums were a fun, welcoming place for everybody to find shared interests, great content, and support for both the simplest of things (like questions about games) and weightier matters (like personal and emotional dilemmas). He was a quiet guy but absolutely warm and engaging in any conversation, and we had many. This is a huge loss not only for the Bungie community but, in my opinion, the world as a whole. He 100% made it a better place and I feel lucky to have known him at all. Ironically, it strikes me as particularly poignant that he would be just the best person to provide emotional support and kind words about this whole thing while chatting in a game or on Discord. I'll always look back on those memories fondly. Rest in peace my friend.

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        • Man this blows though, I remember the last time he made a reply on my post and I replied back and now I know why he never got to respond. I feel odd about feeling mundane about someones death, this blows. I hope whatever is after death is good for him.

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        • Dear Seraphim, You were the voice of reason in a chaotic place and the koolest Ninja around. Your presence, poise and grace will be missed around here - Rest In Peace Guardian.

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        • I only knew him as a ninja on the forums but he was BY FAR the best and most respectful of them. The interactions I had with him were always respectful and professional and I’m sure he was like that in-person. My condolences to those that knew him better than I. Rest In Peace

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