Destiny Defined – Point of the Stag

Destiny Armory Defined entry

Gore befalls those who do not respect the hart.

Point of the Stag

Basic Information

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Released: Destiny 2 : Season of Dawn

Rarity: Legendary

Category: Weapon

Weapon SubCategory: Energy

Weapon Archetype: Combat Bow 

Weapon Perks: Precision Frame; Vorpal Weapon (Curated)

Affiliations: Iron Banner

Expanded Information

In bowhunting, aiming for the vitals lungs/heart ensures a quick, clean and humane kills. This is why, while bowhunting, you are encouraged to aim for the vitals such as lungs or heart to ensure an immediate kill and prevent a gory painful death. As a responsible hunter it is necessary for quick, clean, and humane kills.

Definition Summary

Flavor text comes from Act 5, Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), in which a group of lovers spend a night in a forest, where they are the victims of fairies’ pranks and enchantments. The word “hart” refers to a stag/red male deer. Hart is an archaic word for “stag” also “deer”. Specifically, “hart” was used in medieval times to describe a red deer stag more than five years old.

The Shakespearean play revolves around Theseus, duke of Athens, who is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, with a four-day festival. He has his Master of the Revels, Philostrate, find suitable amusements for the occasion.

Egeus, an Athenian nobleman, marches into Theseus’s court with his daughter, Hermia, and two young men, Demetrius and Lysander. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius (who loves Hermia), but Hermia is in love with Lysander and refuses. Egeus wants Hermia beheaded if she does not submit to his will. So the Duke Theseus gives Hermia until the day of his wedding to choose between her father’s wishes or being sent to a convent or execution.

Hermia and Lysander plan to escape Athens the next night and marry in the house of Lysander’s aunt. Hermia tells none other than her friend Helena, who was once engaged to Demetrius and still loves him. Helena tells Demetrius of Hermia and Lysander’s plot, leading Demetrius and Helena to scour the woods after his intended bride and her lover.

In these very woods lives a band of fairies, including Oberon, the fairy king, and Titania, his queen. Also in the woods, is a band of Athenian craftsmen rehearsing a play that they hope to perform for the duke and his bride.

The fairies, Oberon and Titania are in argument over a young Indian prince given to Titania by the prince’s mother; the boy is so beautiful that Oberon wishes to make him a knight, but Titania refuses. Plotting revenge, Oberon sends his merry servant, Puck, to find a magical flower, which can make any sleeping person fall in love with the first thing he or she sees upon waking.

Puck finds the flower, and Oberon tells him to also use it on Demetrius, who he witnessed earlier acting cruelly toward Helena. Oberon’s orders lead Puck to accidentally encounter Lysander and Hermia; thinking that Lysander is the Athenian man Demetrius, the fairy enchants him.

Lysander awakes to see Helena and immediately falls deeply in love with her, abandoning Hermia. Puck later tried to undo his mistake, but both Lysander and Demetrius end up in love with Helena and she is convinced the two of them are mocking her.

Hermia becoming jealous tries to fight Helena. Demetrius and Lysander also start a fight over Helena’s love, but Puck confuses them until they are lost separately in the forest. When Titania wakes, the first creature she sees is Bottom, the most ridiculous of the Athenian craftsmen which Puck transformed to have the head of a donkey.

Oberon obtains the Indian prince for knighthood and Puck spreads the love potion on Lysander’s eyelids, so that by morning all is well. Duke Theseus and Hippolyta discover the sleeping lovers in the forest and take them back to Athens to be married – Demetrius now loves Helena, and Lysander now loves Hermia.

After the wedding, the lovers watch Bottom and his fellow craftsmen perform their play, a comedic version of the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. When the play is completed, the lovers go to bed; the fairies emerge to bless the sleeping couples and then disappear. Puck remains, asking the audience for its forgiveness and approval and to urge it to remember the play as though it had all been a dream.

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