Are You Here, Traveler? My Name Is Ada-1
Each week I sell shaders to Guardians who need them before going out into battle to kill another god or two. How did I end up here, Traveler? By surviving the Collapse and watching over Black Armory for centuries with Vanguard assistance; later I restored Forges through their efforts; since their closure I run a glorified loom to meet demand from Guardians looking to add flair to their ensemble before heading into battle to kill more gods than one can count!
Let me be clear; I appreciate all of the assistance provided by the Guardians, from restarting Forges to creating weapons from them – it has been incredible. Just recently I heard how fireteam used Izanagi’s Burden to assist them in taking down one of newly revived Disciples of Witness – yet is this really my destiny to sit idly by as battles unfold?
No one really understands what the Witness wants or why it has taken captives, nor why Vanguard didn’t investigate earlier – I heard they were busy working on Neptune on some new Darkness power called Strand! Not that I have anything against Darkness as such as having seen what Lightbearers did to us before but aren’t we facing bigger problems here with all that has gone down with The Witness? For weeks they carved holes into you all but vanished without ever even approaching us or trying to help solve anything related.
Young me would likely have welcomed this turn of events; I thought we were too dependent upon you as an unspeaking god; you created Warlords during the Collapse, gave the Hive Light… But now? Now, I am less certain. You are an idol to so many and serve as something solid when there’s little certainty around us these days.
Amanda Holliday died tragically while on an important rescue mission for Witness prisoners at Tower, and I can see her absence is having an enormous impact. At first I hesitate to ask… why was Amanda even on that mission in the first place? With our army of immortal superhumans already at hand we shouldn’t put ordinary people through such danger; perhaps Amanda felt just like me and couldn’t bear watching from a distance anymore — perhaps in honoring her memory by learning from her example I can honor her legacy by moving forward myself and following in her footsteps?
Now I wait in the Tower Annex across from that fool still running his Gambit all these years later, overseeing a loom and providing Guardians with armor pieces – though Guardians no longer come down as often anymore since Vanguard revamped armor modification process and took my job. Yet there remains something quietly satisfying in assuring humanity’s protectors look impressive when entering battle or striding about.
Anyway, this week I have the Genotypenull-Zero, Echoes of Io, and War Cult Scheme shaders available for testing. While Lakshmi may never change with the times; maybe I will.