EAO the Dragon
It was not an easy decision. Power had been obtained from the bargains, and the City needed power. Knowledge had been gleaned, and the Ahamkara knew answers to questions no one had known to ask.
But the price was too high. And no edict or forbearance seemed to stop Guardians from seeking them out, driven by hope, or vengeance, or despair. The call had to be silenced. So the Great Hunt did its work. And thus the Ahamkara were made extinct, their call silenced, their solipsistic flatteries erased, their great design – if it ever existed – broken. Of this you can be assured, oh reader mine.
Welcome back guardians, today I wanted to speak about an item that was added with the Age of Triumph… Knuckles of Eao. I believe this is a reference to the dragon-like species in Destiny, the Ahamkara. I will discuss the implications of the bargain we just made with Eao by using the knuckles of Eao.
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Let’s speak about who Eao is. Previously, it has been speculated that Eao is an Ahamkara. The Bones of Eao, which are the Hunter exotic boots that grant an additional jump reads,
Many believe this is a reference to the great Ahamkara hunt, an event where the Ahamkara where hunted to extinction. The Ghost Fragment: Legends 3 card reads,
“The Great Ahamkara Hunt. After great deliberation it was determined that the Ahamkara be made extinct… The call had to be silenced. So the Great Hunt did its work.”
The scales of Eao has a similar implication, it reads
“WE STAND UPON OUR OWN UNENDING DEATHS”
Implying that maybe the Ahamkara hunt was not as effective as first thought. In addition to these cards the Bones of Eao has a similar look to Young Ahamkara’s Spine and Skull of Dire Ahamkara, once again leading many to believe that Eao is an Ahamkara.
So why did the Consensus, I assume it was the Consensus who made the decision, decide to call for the Great Ahamkara hunt and hunt all of these creatures to extinction. Well, it appears that the Ahamkara could grant wishes, bargains with guardians in exchange for power. They believed that it was too dangerous to leave the Ahamkara because Guardians would seek them out and strike a bargain, increasing their power. We do not really know the terms of this bargain, but just that Guardians could increase their power using the Ahamkara.
The dangers of the Ahamkara is reinforced in Ghost Fragment: Warlock. Within this card depicts a Warlock speaking with a Hunter, about Hunting the Ahamkara. The Warlock is in possession of a fragment of a Ahamkara vertebra which they “borrowed” from the Cryptic. The card reads,
“I had a broken vertebrae in my pocket that I’d borrowed from – yes, borrowed, I was going to put it back – what do you think you are, my conscience? It was a fossil, that means mineral replacement, a rock, basically. They can survive a few hours in my pocket. Do shut up.
The Cryptarchs weren’t going to miss it. Everyone knows the Ahamkaras were hunted to extinction. There’s nothing to be afraid of anymore.
Think of how mysterious this system is, I said. How much life sprang up when the Traveler came. Like the Ahamkara. Do you know the legends? The dragon that made promises? And I pulled out the fossil with a flourish – “
Even though this warlock is just holding the Ahamkara bone, the card indicates that she acts differently, extremely egotistical, she ends up showing the bone to the Hunter and challenging the Hunter to hunt an Ahamkara… however when the Hunter agrees, the warlock wonders why she said that, and if she has just sent this hunter to her death. The card reads,
“You could never have brought down one of these, I said. Ever. Not the greatest Hunter, not the brawniest Titan. Her eyes narrowed. She said, Oh? Is that so? And I saw right then that she wasn’t going to pass on the challenge.
I’ve murdered a Guardian, I thought. She’s going to die. It’ll be my fault. And I looked at the piece of spine in my hand and wondered – why did I say that? What moved me to such pride?”
So even remnants of Ahamkara are dangerous, they can influence you. So here is where it gets really cool with the introduction of “Knuckles of Eao”. The Knuckles of Eao reads,
“Effect that increases the rewards from the next raid encounter you complete in a Weekly Featured Raid. “Boons I grant you, oh bearer mine, but debts must be paid in time.”
When you use the Knuckles of Eao within a raid, and complete a boss the activity feed reads,
“[insert gametag] has had their wish granted.”
I strongly believe by using the Knuckles of Eao, you just made a bargain, a deal with the Ahamkara, a deal for more power.
You likely noticed the style of text for Knuckles of Eao which says, “oh bearer mine”, which only further reinforces that Eao is a Ahamkara and you just made a bargain. This is because the Claws of Ahamkara reads,
“Look at all this life, oh bearer mine. There is so much left to burn…”
And the young Ahamkara’s spine reads,
“Give me your arm, oh bearer mine. Let me help you fill the world with teeth.”
The way the knuckles of Eao reference “oh bearer mine” is a direct reference to the Ahamkara. However, please be aware that the worm in the books of sorrow speak extremely similarly to the Ahmakara, for example, in Verse 1:5 it reads, “listen closely, oh vengeance mine.” I have actually an entirely different video analyzing this workding, oh bearer man, oh vengeance mine, compared the Worm gods and Ahamakara, so feel free to watch that video if you want greater explanation, I also acknowledge the reference to the wish dragons in the books of sorrow.
For those of you who have used the Knuckles of Eao without thought, did you even consider that you just made a bargain with a power that you do not understand, you have no idea what the Ahamkara want, where they are and when this debt must be paid! I wish you luck when Eao the Ahamkara comes to collect his debt.
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