- Chinese, the moon rabbit. “White Jade”
Guards the elixir of life, makes the pill of immortality.
- He Sacrificed himself to help three divine beings disguised as three starving old men.
- The divine beings were sent to earth to find a replacement guard of the heavens.
- The Jade emperor chose animals because he believed they are most pure.
- The rabbit was given its white fur and immortality as a gift from the Jade emperor for its selflessness
- The Jade Rabbit appears in many other cultures across the world.
- In Korea and Japan the Moon Rabbit does not make divine medicines, but instead pounds mochi rice cakes in his mortar
- In Vietnam, the Moon Rabbit is called Tho Trang who was taken to the moon by a fairy.
- Native Americans and the Aztecs are also known to have stories about a rabbit on the moon
“Fate of all Fools” perk
- Reference to a scene from Marathon 2 as the name of level 26
It is the epitaph Durandal a (Rampant AI) carved into the moon of Lh’owon on which Tycho’s ship crashed
- Latin “Fatum Iustum Stultorum.” and means “The Just Fate of the Foolish” or “The Just Fate of Fools”
- The words have old testament origin as a warning against chasing the wind
- The idea that all material things or labors done for “vanity” cannot be truly enjoyed and will ultimately be given to those who truly deserve them after death
The unmanned Chinese lunar rover was named 玉兔 – Yùtù, after the Jade Rabbit