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7/31/2014 9:50:55 PM
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Who are "The Nine" that Xur works for?

Who the heck are "The Nine" that Xur work for? Are they an underworld group that competes on the political stage of The City, vying for control, focused more on the petty doings of the average populace but still helping Guardians by offering exotic items...for the right price. Or are they one of those fatalistic groups of ronin from a fallen house trying to regain its former glory, searching for warriors to join the cause and donate some coin. Pretty much acting like another Future War Cult, etc. faction? I was also thinking that maybe this is a veiled reference to a larger arc of the main story line. Bear with me here :) So is "The Nine" a reference to the number of planets in our solar system (YES I AM COUNTING PLUTO :P)? I believe so and have, while sitting bored at work, decided to follow that to the whatever crazy tangent it goes. I am thinking that this group "The Nine" is a group of guardians privy to a secret entrusted only to a few, that The Traveler is not dead but dormant. Awaiting the gathering of "The Nine" who were present during the end battle, when The Traveler was supposedly sacrificed to halt The Darkness. These nine were the greatest of us, the most attuned to the different aspect of the light that the traveler had spread among our system. The Nine, fearing the encroaching Darkness, held a council with officials from the city and every faction still fighting to determine a course of action and ask The Traveler for guidance. During this council a suggestion was made, The Darkness will always follow the light of The Traveler and so The Traveler must leave so that we could live. Stemming from the discussion following this suggestion it is decided that they will ask The Traveler to leave our system and take The Darkness with it. In reply "The Event" occurred wherein The Traveler utilized the majority of its power to vanquish the main armies of The Darkness and push its "Core" back for a time. Following this, The Nine hear the voice of The Traveler whisper in their minds something along the lines of "to leave is to concede your spark to the darkness, only a gathering of light will vanquish the dark, when the time comes you will gather and our brilliance will overwhelm the dark. stretch out and reclaim, prepare and build, for the blight shall return" (or something cryptic of that nature lol). Afterwards, these Nine help rebuild and go out to explore our system....and are lost. Time passes and the 'prophecy' is retold and a group forms "The Nine" to gather the spirits of these original nine and restore glory to the light with the newly gifted Ghosts. Unfortunately, the Hive senses in some way this turn of events and seeks out these spirits as well, hoping to find a way to destroy them for good. Sorry that ended up a little longer than I thought, but basically if this were the case I see a lot of story tangent that could be fun, like that 'mysterious female exo' on the moon actually being part of a dark cult that wishes to snuff out the light and works against "The Nine", and so on and so on. So please post any thoughts, any links that can give me more info on the nine, or just your own theories on it :) Thanks for reading and I apologize for the lack of organization, sitting at work just typing this in a one shot :)
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  • The Nine Divines
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    • so I was thinking about what void muffin mentioned about it maybe being the warminds. It really does sounds pretty plausible and it makes me wonder if anyone knows what race Xur's speaking voice was. If he was an Exo it could turn it into a pretty interesting story about a robot cult :) with that mysterious guardian also being an exo who knows what could develop lol
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    • Nice mind man. Karma.
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      • i think op is a pretty cool guy eh posts craetive post and doesnt afraid of enything
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      • the nine is Slipknot
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        • The nine factions. [spoiler]I have no idea how many there are[/spoiler]
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        • Wait a minuet guys.. How many warminds are there again?
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          • "Xûr comes and goes freely, his strange curios too valuable to risk driving him from the Tower. " Bet you a strange coin that he's actually a Dreg under that hood. ;)
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            • 1. Area 51 For years people have question the purpose of Area 51 and its secrecy. No one knows exactly what the US government is hiding. Conspiracists believe they are hiding anything from new military equipment to extraterrestrial life. On the subject of aliens hidden, possible proof comes from Physicist Bob Lazar, a former worker at Area 51. He claims to have worked on alien space ships at Area 51.[b] Lazar claims that there’s nine alien saucers housed in Area 51 to learn their abilities and how they fly.[/b] After admitting these statements, all of Lazar’s records of employment and school completely disappeared. In recent years, Area 51 has been sued for the lack of safety for the employees inside the base. Many workers have suffered severe skin inflammations and several have died from the lack of safety. Some employees have come forward and admitted to the base’s illegal dumping of high amounts of toxic waste that resulted in more deaths of employees. These lawsuits from employees and relatives of deceased employees is close to giving away all of the secrecy in Area 51.
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              • ^^^
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                • Perhaps "The Nine" are the different factions? (future war cult, dead orbit, etc.)... But there's only five of those, so that doesn't make sense...
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                  • I wanna say they are probably another group you either can represent (faction) or have to do various quests for (like the non-guardian Awoken in the Reef)
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                  • Half life 3 confirmed. Illuminati confirmed. Fallout 4 confirmed Herobrine removed. [spoiler]maybe...[/spoiler]
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