Destiny Defined – 0A0X Nightmask 1.2R1

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Crucible variant. Custom sensorium by the buffalo_SOLDAT working group.

0A0X Nightmask

Basic Information

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Released: Destiny: The Dark Below

Rarity: Rare

Category: Armor

Armor SubCategory: Chest

Affiliations: Hunter; Crucible

Additional / Expanded Information

 

The other items in this armor set share the name. They also come in the following variants:

  • 1.1 / 1.1r2
  • 1.2 / 1.2r1
  • 1.3 / 1.3r1 / 1.3r2 / 1.3r4
  • 1.4
  • v.1.1.4 / v.1.1.5

There doesn’t seem to be a clear indication via naming convention on the piece of armor – though the various types do share flavor text across the pieces.

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Armor Set Flavor Text

  • Head: Crucible variant. Fieldwire density and peak rise exceeds safe long-term standards.
  • Arm: Crucible variant. Cut down and regraphed for agility.
  • Chest: Crucible variant. Custom sensorium by the buffalo_SOLDAT working group.
  • Leg: Crucible variant. Kinematics profiled for rapid flat-to-flight movement.
  • Class: “They say the Crucible is preparation for the frontier. I see it the other way around.” – Ain Suhu-ässä

Definition Summary

 

The flavor text in this chest piece gives a little history lesson for us Destiny players. A group of Guardians are paying respects to legendary soldiers of the past.

0A0X

Hexadecimal syntax (binary cryptography language in computers)  

Nightmask

Literally a mask worn at night

Kinematics

This refers to a branch of mechanics focused on the motion of objects, without reference to the forces that cause the motion.

Buffalo Soldat (Soldier)

This is a Native American nickname for African American soldiers in who fought in the Indian wars. Buffalo Soldiers were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. This nickname was given to the all Afro American Cavalry by the Native American tribes they fought in the Indian Wars.

Legend has it the Native Americans named them because their hair was similar to a Buffalo’s pelt. Their duties were settling railroad disputes, building telegraph lines, repairing and building forts, helping settlers find homes and protecting them from Native American attacks. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African American regiments formed in 1866.

The all Black 9th Calgary unit served in combat during the Indian and Spanish American Wars. During the great American Expansionism and Manifest Destiny, they acted as guards against criminals and invading Mexican/Indian armies.

The Buffalo Soldiers often encountered racial prejudice from other members of the U.S. Army. Some of the soldiers were met with violence from local civilian opposition. Buffalo Soldiers were even attacked during racial disturbances.

“Buffalo Soldier” was also a famous reggae song written by Bob Marley and Noel King Sporty Williams. The song tells the epic story about these brave soldiers who also where viewed as expendable by the Government.

 

He was a Buffalo soldier in the heart of America…

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