Researching and describing details like origins of the planet Nirn, the provinces and races of Tamriel, the timeline of major events, the varying religions and interactions with the Gods of Tamriel, etc. can be a very daunting task for the most experienced lore-master. But it is the purpose of this article and future articles to help bring together information from all the games and create a concise story that anyone can understand and enjoy.
This installment of the Extra Lore series takes the team to a world where players are invited to experience the ultimate hunting experience – a world full of monsters that are as amazingly fascinating as they are dangerous. The Monster Hunter series revolves around nature & discusses the search for balance within this new world – indeed, this balance with nature is one of, if not the, most important themes of the series’ story. However, this series is largely portrayed visually – which, while this medium presents an awesome sense of immersion to the game, it also makes detailed critical analysis frustrating at times. Much of the information in this series is gained through inference of the material offered.
It will be impossible for me to summarize Path of Exile in a single article and do it the justice it deserves. That being said, my intentions moving forward are to deliver small bite size glimpses into this amazing world and story that I have fallen in love with.
Dispatch received from firegugg for Episode 127 of Focused Fire Chat
World War Z by Max Brooks
This week, we’re visiting the moon of Io to spend some time with everyone’s favorite grumpy Awoken Warlock – Asher Mir. The team chats about not just the history of the Gensym Scribe we met back in Destiny 1, but also the underlying nature of the Vex given some of the new information from this week’s 1.1.4 update (known as the “Go Fast Update” to many in the community) and even gets into a few tangents about memory, Ikora and her troubled relationship with her Ghost, and why Beard feels so connected to Asher. Also there is a bit of a debate on, given the changes in the game, who now has the better “jump” between the hosts.
Lore video from Sir Wallen.
Lore video from Sir Wallen
The team comes back together to discuss the series of conflicts that defined the early days of the Last City on Earth – from the mysterious figure of Lysander and his militant Concordat to the questions that still are unanswered about the nature of what makes the Great Factions so great, get ready for some good chatter this week. Also note that Beard now has a new nickname (check out the conversation at about 1:20:00 in the episode for that tidbit) and we have two major announcements that we’re really excited to bring you at the end of the episode (starting at about 1:53:00 for those).
Dispatch received from Taylor-B- for Episode 122 of Focused Fire Chat