Meet the Moderators

Damo

Damoel • Community Manager & Eliksni Apologist
Console: Xbox / Playstation

Social Media Links

Twitter

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

Always had an interest in lore, so when BlueCrew86 set up a chat dedicated to discussing and dissecting it, I had to be there.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I worked as a blacksmith for a while

My favorite color is pink

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

Silimar’s Grimoire card (Gotta love a good man who never gives up)

Favorite Destiny Quote

I’m glad I can’t remember. Start fresh, you know?
– Lyssa, the Lighthearted


Pens

SalDiPietro • Community Manager & Halo Lore Expert
Primary Console: XBOX

Social Media Links

Twitter

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

It was in November of 2015 and I was on Twitch when all of a sudden I get this Whisper from this person named BlueCrew86 asking if I was on Band and interested in talking Halo lore. I was like “what the heck is Band?” but I will always jump at the chance to talk the story of Halo, so I took a shot and joined up. Started with Halo and then joined in on the Destiny chat. Got invited on to do a Halo story podcast (for reasons that still escape me) and have been hooked every since.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I have a replica of the Maltese Falcon on my desk.

Even though I am 100% Italian (both parents immigrated from Italy) and my family owns and Italian restaurant, I am not a fan of, nor can cook, Italian food well.

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

The Dwindlers Ridge Saga

Favorite Destiny Quote

Nothing born is born strong.

I know I began weak, the same as you. I don’t care if you’re an Exo, staring at that number and wondering where you’ve come from. Or a Human hungry to understand the ancient world that left you for dead. Or an Awoken reborn in the very essence of what your people hide from. Together, we’re the pointed end of a long stick of happenstance. Change one ripple in an ancient ocean and we would never have been granted the Light within us, or the good Ghosts that want to help us.

Humble origins.

Every world begins as a big pebble lost among trillions of pebbles. Every worthy sun was once cold hydrogen spread thin across the vacuum. Even the universe, this cosmic garden that surrounds us and awes us…this monument to Creation was once the size of an apple seed. And everything that’s splendid and great stands at the end of incalculable chance and mayhem.

Yes, you have talents. Enormous, wondrous powers. But you should put the smirk away. Do you know what a Guardian is? Not yet. Your name is another pebble. You are a cold apple seed.

But you will grow.
– Saladin Forge


Libby

ALibby53 • Moderator & Follower of Paean
Primary Console: XBox

Social Media Links

Twitter

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

As a member of DoDX1 Leadership when Blue brought up the idea of a Lore Chat it sounded like a lot of fun, and joined the chat as soon as he created the room.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I went to UMASS Lowell as a Nuclear Engineering Major in the Honors program, but did not graduate. Wanted to “play with computers,” but not be a developer. Right now I work at a bank on their development team doing ETL.

I’m an admin in a couple of clans and an alliance of clans, as well as a moderator in a number of chats on Band & Discord, in addition to being a chat member of many clans/groups. However, most nights I play solo by choice.

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

Books of Sorrow (BoS), a lot of interesting stories, gives a great insight into the Hive and how they became what they are.

Favorite Destiny Quote

I tried to talk them down. They made a grab for my Ghost. After that it was a short conversation.
-Ikora Rey


Chocolate Shark

MakoChocobo • Moderator
Console: Xbox / Playstation

Social Media Links

Twitter

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

Hmm there is a little bit of a story to this one. In summary, there was this really nice bloke in one of the bands I used to be an admin for. He pitched this idea of a place where anyone could join and chat about lore. Just generally nerd out.
I really liked the idea and wanted to help out.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I first started to play Destiny because of a very good friend. His words that convinced me to play? “It’s got RPG components”

I watch/mod more twitch than I stream

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

The universe is a beast.

The body is made from tiny stuff, from near-nothings. From atoms swimming through a blood of crackling sparks. Simple, eternal Laws shape the beast. The largest galaxy is ruled by principles of mass and motion. Electrons are slaves to charge and to chance. And this is why the universe feels inexhaustible, eternal.

No sun complains about its death. Life is the problem. Life can be woven from flesh or circuit or thoughtful light. Origins don’t matter. But small, half-smart creatures have a fierce talent for denying the inevitable, for balking and complaining about injustices that don’t exist and consequences that should be borne in silence.

Favorite Destiny Quote

Everybody likes a bad idea when it works
– Cayde-6


RYNO

RYNO-666 • Moderator & Gunter Lead
Primary Console: XBox

Social Media Links

Twitter
Instagram
Writer for Mulehorn Gaming

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

I first heard of it through Byf’s channel, first time he was a guest. I like the idea of a cross community gathering, where people of all types could discuss the Lore.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I have an amazing wife who plays games with me every day (she is way better at them) and I have three kids that constantly amaze me.

I’m 1/2 Native American, 1/4 Spanish, and the last 1/4 is Dutch, Irish, French, German and English, yet I’m fluent in only 1 language…

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

The Bungie Armory in its entirety and its writers. I’m fascinated by its hidden lore and the many real world influences it draws from.
Also Pujari, Pahanin and Thanatonauts.

Favorite Destiny Quote

Astra inclinant, sed non obligant
[The stars incline us, they do not bind us]
I feel it truly speaks to the boundless ability we all have within ourselves, we only need to seek it.


Uni

Unisys12 • Moderator & Bot Master
Primary Console: XBox

Social Media Links

Twitter

How & why did you get into Focused Fire Chat?

I began posting daily weapon trivia/lore over on /r/DestinyLore subreddit a little over a year ago. Blue reached out to me and invited me into their community, due to these postings. Everyone there made me feel so comfortable and welcome that I’ve never had a need to reach out into any other communities. I suggest everyone reach out to different communities and find one that makes you welcome and participate in that community at a level that you feel comfortable with. No matter what that level is, your participation is much appreciated.

Two Random Trivia Facts

I have long hair

Only time I’ve had short hair was in 1994 when I cut it all off as a present to my parents when I graduated from high school. (I just dated myself, didn’t I?)

Favorite Piece of Destiny Lore

Weapons of Sorrow. Hands Down! The story and lore of WoS spreads throughout the lore, from the Golden Age to present. It represents a persons battle between good and evil…Light and Dark

Favorite Destiny Quote

It’s two quotes, but one in the same:

The courage to walk into the Darkness, but strength to return to the Light.

– Parables of the Allspring (Yr2 Trials of Osiris leg armor, Blind Sight)

Is your Light bright enough to stand, even briefly, in full gaze of the Hives Abyss? Can it handle what has died and been reborn in those shadows?

– Necrochasm Grimoire Card