though most will know this I used the Ishtar Collectives resources on the subject for quotes and general info
( I received a gentle reminder on my last upload so I decided to make something serious)
(note) a bit biased
So my friends due to my love of lore I decided to refresh people on my favorite faction, The symmetry, so as a quick refresher the symmetry’s core beliefs contain
- the light cannot exist without the darkness, the darkness without light, this could be compared to the fact that without light, shadow cannot exist (please note that the text after this is a theory) this states my previous point (you can find it on discord) that we are fighting in a never ending war of the sky verses the deep that I have named “the War for the Final Shape” the circles being infinitely complex (The Traveler) who has united many races together, and the triangle a simple shape (the deep/triangle ships?) that has focused on one race (the Hive/maybe vex) to conquer and kill anything in there way to progress the universe into its final shape, this excerpt from the books of sorrows XXIII: fire without fuel states
Sorrow, because we have killed so much (eighteen species this century alone), and joy for the same reason. Joy that we have put down these blights. Scoured them away and left the universe clean, ready to move towards its final shape. We are a wind of progress. Ripping parasites from the material world — for if they were not parasites, we would be unable to kill them, and they would still exist. And what is that final shape? It is a fire without fuel, burning forever, killing death, asking a question that is its own answer, entirely itself. That is what we must become.
this of which provides some very, very loose “proof” for this, sadly i could not find much support that the traveler is doing the same but here is another excerpt from the books of sorrows, XIX: Crusaders
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!
- Light and Darkness must co-exist, and one balances the other in a symmetric relationship. - Ishtar staff
- the second one is that all light and dark are connected across space and time, which would make sense if you know of the theory put out in Book: Ghost Stories “no rez for the weary”
What do we do when we bring our Guardians back? What is the magical heart of the process? Are we like the City’s probability kilns, twisting the quantum vacuum in our favor to yield matter?
Perhaps. Perhaps. But certain members of a cult I shall not directly name have their own specific interpretation of this process. “When you bring him back,” they told me, "you must have a template… an image to provide you with the information you need. Where do you find that template? Simply in a neighboring timeline. A place where he is still alive and intact.
This idea supports the second view of Ulan tan and the symmetry, the more disturbing part is that the deep itself may be able to do something similar which can be seen through the hives usage of the “sword logic” to travel from point A to B though cutting a hole through time-space and traversing the distance instantly, a para-casual ability gifted by The Worm Gods the Hives deity’s.
All Light is connected “across space and time”, which would presumably also apply to Darkness. - Ishtar staff
- The third and last is that since the Traveler (A giant floating orb that gifted immortality) sacrificed itself for humanity, we should repay the favor and heal the Traveler, i’m not too much of a fan of this last one due to my inherent evilness, but ill summarize it. So when the traveler first came to our solar system it landed on the moons of Jupiter and eventually after visiting multiple planets went to mars and started Terra-forming it making hospitable worlds and eventually ushering humanity into a golden age, later the travelers enemy, The deep, or the darkness whichever you prefer attacked the traveler anticipating this halted the changed on Io and headed to earth to fight with the deep, the traveler ultimately winning but exhausting itself in an event known as the Collapse from here the traveler made the Ghosts who resurrected great warriors from the Golden age, some of there became ruthless warlords who devastated humanity till the rise of the heroes known as the Iron Lord to combat them and restore peace to humanity.
The Traveler sacrificed itself for humanity, and it is now up to humanity to return this good deed by healing the Traveler. - Ishtar staff
edited and re-edited over and over, this is Mech-1 signing off