Ok, this is going to take some convincing for some people and I have debated this theory with people within my friend group but I have some substantial evidence that connect fundament with Jupiter.
I’d like to start with the name, “Fundament”. I suspect that events in the books of sorrow happened before humans even had named the planets within our system, so there is no reason for the hive to refer to the planet as “Jupiter”. The term fundament actually means the foundation or basis of something, which is a synonymous definition of “home”. Now, compare this definition to the Ghost Fragment: Jupiter Grimoire Card:
- Dreams of Alpha Lupi
“Even the largest body lets itself be pushed where it needs to be, seduced into nice, warm loving orbits. Persistence is the key.
Seafloors transform and then yank themselves skyward, shattering the icy crust. New worlds awaken in the swirling depths.
You build homes around this half-born sun ripped by storms and supersonic wind.”
So this is a little bit of a coincidence but there’s a lot more.
Let’s talk about the moons.
In a current study, you can see that now Jupiter has 67 or so moons however, in a 2011 (before the development of destiny) study according to NASA, there was only ABOUT 52 named and identified moons. Why is this significant? Lets look at the books of sorrow again:
- XIV: 52 and One
“Good news. The fifty-two moons of Fundament host a starfaring civilization far more sophisticated than anything you’ve encountered so far. Taox’s ship fled towards the large ice moon, where a species of bony six-armed cephalopods keeps their icy capital. Savathûn’s named them the Ammonite. They seem eager to grant Taox asylum. Idiots.
We tried appealing to their hopes and dreams. This was largely unsuccessful, basically because they’re already happy and indoctrinated. This angered us, so we’ve devised a plan.
Our organs detect a fifty-third moon in orbit of Fundament. A Traveler. Divine presence of the Sky. Now we know what arranged the syzygy.
You’ll have to kill them all and take their stuff. Once the Ammonite are out of the way, we can deal with the Traveler.
Do not hesitate. You’re fighting the hypocritical puppets of a cosmic parasite. Avenge your ancestors.”
So Fundament had 52 moons and we know that Jupiter has AT LEAST 52. It is confirmed now that there are more than that due to astronomical discovery. Lets take a look at the books again specifically the battles involving the Ammonites. Sound familiar? Yes, ammonites are those cool spiral looking fossils we see all over IO. How did they all get there? In fact, why are there other bones there? The large serpent like structures of bone we see all over the map. I suspect in my theory that there was a battle here:
- XV: Born As Prey
“This is unacceptable.
Are you so weak? Born as prey, and doomed to die by predator?
Auryx’s failure of resolve led us to catastrophe. The Ammonite fleets under Chroma-Admiral Rafriit have pressed us back to the sixth moon. Once more we find ourselves burrowing into a world’s core to survive.
Savathûn. You must draw Auryx out of his catatonia. Make him understand that the ideals of peace and stability he clings to are cancers — brutal, unjust obstacles between us and a fair cosmos. These are the bait stars the Sky uses to blind its slaves.
War is the natural rectification of inequality. The universe’s way of pursuing equilibrium.
Xivu Arath, you cannot defeat the Ammonites and Taox in line combat. We propose new tactics. Breed your armies back to strength, and find a way to disperse the broods across these many moons.
If we cannot defeat their strengths, we will infect their weaknesses.”
- XIX: Crusaders
It’s done. Eir and Yul feed on the Leviathan’s carcass. Xivu Arath has made a temple of the Chroma-Admiral’s impaled corpse. Below us, Savathûn’s poisons stain the Ammonite home sea black. Their screams flavor the void.
The Traveler has fled.
Do you understand, Auryx? Do you thrill at the secret, Savathûn? Do you relish the edge of this truth, Xivu Arath? Do you see the beautiful shape?
The Ammonite occupied a piece of reality. They rented their existence on fraudulent terms, making themselves happy and fat, fencing themselves in soft lies and sweet apocrypha. Saying: ‘we are peaceful and good, we harm nothing.’
Their golden age was a cancer.
They did nothing to advance the cause of life! They burnt up time and matter and thought on this solipsistic, onanistic pursuit of safety, insulating themselves from death, making a regressive pocket of useless stability. When they could have helped whittle the universe towards its final, perfect form!
And your people, suffering in the Deep, you became more worthy of existence than the Ammonite. You have proven it.
Look around the sky. Behold the great divide, the battle lines of the cosmic war. We are the Worm your God, but we are not the Deep Itself. We only move within it. You shall too. You shall venerate and study it and haunt it in its passage.
Will you lift your thoughts to the millennia, Auryx? Will you bend your will to the liberation of the universe, and join us in the war against the Sky?
We need champions. Crusaders. Help us save the universe. Help us exterminate that which would destroy all hope. You are oathbound to this task, by the covenant of the worm.
And you are oathbound to kill Taox. Wherever she’s hidden herself.
I bolded three things: Ice moon, 6th moon and the Leviathan.
So the ice moon that they’re referring too, I suspect is Europa, one of the ice moons of Jupiter. The sixth moon where the Ammonites are defeated is IO, another moon of Jupiter and the bones of a massive serpent on IO are the remains of the Leviathan of the deep.
This is a theory I have been diving into for the past several months and I’m beginning to see some substantial patterns in both of these gas giants. The final thing that I’d like to add is Jupiter is translated to father of the sky (the traveler)