How Balthazar May Plan to Kill Kralkatorrik and is it Possible that Snaff Still Lives?

In the launch trailer released the day before Path of Fire, Rytlock says, “I fear he may get the weapon, if he does, the consequences will be unpredictable.” It can be assumed he is referring to a crystalline spear given to him by Glint, which took place in Edge of Destiny, 5 years before the Personal Story. The … Continue reading How Balthazar May Plan to Kill Kralkatorrik and is it Possible that Snaff Still Lives?

Path of Fire: Piecing Together the Histories of Balthazar, Kralkatorrik, and Palawa Joko

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GUILD WARS 2 AND LIVING WORLD PERSONAL STORY, AS WELL AS THE STORY FROM THE NOVELS.   With the reintroduction of former bigwigs in Path of Fire, and as Story and Setting Week comes to a close, we’re going to review the big players we’ll be up against in Elona. Namely, … Continue reading Path of Fire: Piecing Together the Histories of Balthazar, Kralkatorrik, and Palawa Joko

Elder Dragons; Power: A Vicious Cycle of Growth

The asuran researcher, Professor Gorr, once attributed recent drops in ambient magic to the elder dragons, believing them to devour and destroy it; though we now know this to not be wholly true. Records recovered from the previous rise of the elder dragons do in fact say the dragons consume magical energy, but once all magic on Tyria has … Continue reading Elder Dragons; Power: A Vicious Cycle of Growth

Merchants of Kryta, Part 1 (Lion’s Arch, Divinity’s Reach)

There are quite a few sights to see in the human-centered region of Kryta. It holds a lot of history, but there’s still the unexpected to be found in non-standard merchant items, not to mention the merchants themselves. We sent a correspondent out to get the full story on them. Lion's Arch Gulveig the Grim Area: … Continue reading Merchants of Kryta, Part 1 (Lion’s Arch, Divinity’s Reach)

Elder Dragons; History: Prior to 1325 AE

Despite the current rise of the Elder Dragons and the knowledge we have gained, little is about them. It is unknown how long they have been on Tyria; the oldest information that has been recovered is well over ten thousand years old, from the previous rising. Few races survived that period in history, most either … Continue reading Elder Dragons; History: Prior to 1325 AE

A Look Into Tyria: Rata Pten

Northwest of Mt. Maelstrom, lies the ancient asura city of Rata Pten, built into the walls of Criterion Canyon. Little remains, only the husk of what was once a bustling city is left standing. Now, there are only spiders and remnants of the asura that once lived here. The Durmand Priory are currently excavating the ruins for relics … Continue reading A Look Into Tyria: Rata Pten

The Chak: What are They and are They Related to the Karka?

As a zoologist I, Meltak - Head of the ANKR, have performed observations on various species throughout Tyria, including the karka. Now, I set my sights on a new, equally petrifying creature. The chak are a crab like species located deep in the Maguuma Jungle, with several variations in characteristics and combat capabilities. Some have … Continue reading The Chak: What are They and are They Related to the Karka?