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The Mystery Of Destiny 2’s Pirate Pun Solved – Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it’s story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what’s going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what’s drawing our attention across the solar system.

Season of Plunder isn’t the first time Bungie has brought some swashbuckling into Destiny 2, and true to form, the pirate-themed season has its hull filled with pirate-themed puns. In the season’s first mission, you recruit a pirate crew from the Forsaken expansion’s crime lord quest-giver, the Spider, who you can call on in missions to help you face the Pirate Lords you’re tasked with sending to Davy Jones’s Interstellar Locker throughout the season.

Early in the season, though, there was something about these alien pirates I couldn’t stop puzzling over, and it turned out to be more irritating than a peg leg covered in splinters. It was my crew’s names, each clearly a riff on some privateer parlance. Each of the pirates you recruit is an Eliksni character, an alien race whose members tend to have names that end with sounds like “siks” or “raaks”. Thus, the crew who joins you on your missions consists of the venerable space sailors Flotsiks, Jetsiks, Ransiks, and Halsiks.

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