Show Notes – Ep 173 (Calus, Emperor of the Cabal)

This week, the team chatted about the information that is available concerning the imposing figure of Calus, the Emperor of the Cabal. We explore the history that the Loyalist scribes have recorded, which we have recently uncovered in game, as well as the powerful challenges that our Guardians themselves have overcome. Joining us for this particular conversation is our good friend, Cornholio.


Summary of Episode

Calus, the infamous Emperor dethroned by Ghaul in the Midnight Coup – cast adrift aboard the Leviathan by those who hoped he would meet his death amid the stars. And in some ways, one could argue that his former self did perish upon the encounter he experienced, the return of the Emperor, supported by his Loyalists and elite killers known as Shadows, was far from the hopes that his betrayers had held. But what was the price for the information and knowledge gained out on the edge of the void?


I was lost, once…exiled from my people. Floating aimlessly amongst the stars. But then I found it. Something breathtakingly glorious! The truth of the universe…

– Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:03:00 | Guest Intro: Cornholio
  • 0:06:00 | Community Question of the Week
  • 0:10:00 | Opening Notes
  • 0:12:00 | Lost Lore: Possible Historical Inspirations for Calus
  • 0:21:00 | The Rise of Calus
  • 0:41:30 | The Midnight Coup
  • 0:49:30 | The Shadows of Calus
  • 1:24:30 | Final Comments & Shoutouts

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Links Mentioned in Show

Grimoire / Lore Entries

  • Information on Calus (link)

Misc Links

  • Destiny Timeline from DGS (link)
  • Breakdown of Chronology for Calus by u/dobby_rams (link)
  • Listing of Lightbearers (link)
  • Listing of Code Translations (link)
  • FFC 2019 Shirts (link)

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