Dead End Tavern

Recently Ellagwen received a letter from Kasmeer Meade to attend a celebration at Dead End Tavern in Divinity’s Reach.  The celebration was to jubilate  the death of Scarlet Briar.  The whole gang was going to be there: Rox, Mahory Delaguqa and Braham Eirsson.  Taimi, the Asura also showed up to discuss the Scarlet incident.

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From Left to Right: Braham Eirsson, Taimi, Majory Delaqua, Kasmeer Meaded, Rox

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“Cheers” went up when Ellagwen stepped into the room for her accomplishment in 

helping defeat Scarlet Briar.  

Ellagwen and Kasmeer had a discussion about the dragon many were talking about.  When Scarlet and her Breachmaker were drilling in the ocean floor, it is said that the drill caused the elder dragon to stir.  Ellagwen went on to explain that Scarlet disturbed the ley lines , knowing they feed the dragon.  Dragons consume the magic in the ley lines which are currents in an ocean of magic.  Scarlet had all the intentions of doing this and now Tyria was going to have to deal with the awakening of one if most deadly enemies.

Truffles?

While Zeallana was questing around Kessex Hills,  she came across the Eukaryan Caves and met with Malal, a Hylek frog that watches over the caves.  He likes to have visitors dig for truffles.  What he doesn’t tell you is what FORM you will be in as you dig………

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Zeallana, the pig, with Malal

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A very happy pig at that!

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Once back to her natural state, Zeallana went to visit Fort Salma

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Now in nice, new, shiny armor she will rest for the night and continue her adventure tomorrow……..

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Shopping is always a girls best friend

(Actually purchased with karma points from quest vendors)

Ellagwen

Ellagwen

Ellagwen is a thief and comes from the race of Norn, just like Adaliind.  Ellagwen is the one who will sit in a dark place, watching and listening to those nearby.  Her talents are in the arts of stealth, infiltration and escape.  She will use a mask at times, to hide her identity.  She is another one that uses the snow leopard as a spirit guide.  She looks to the spirit for its ability to blend in and its quiet footsteps towards a prey.  She listens to intuition and instinct in dangerous situations.

Her family lives on the outskirts of Hoelbrak, in the Shiverpeaks Mountains.  She holds her family dear, but realizes her trade is a deadly one.  Thieves hardly stay close to anyone for their targets would like nothing more than to have an advantage over them, and that usually comes in the death of a loved one.  Therefore she stays away as much as possible from her family as not to endanger them.  Her passion is daggers, but when distance is a must, she uses a short bow to do her deal.  She has trained with some of the best thieves in the area to increase her awareness of her surroundings and to learn how to implement her weapons in a more deadly way.

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Ellagwen recently went into Lion’s Arch where Scarlet Briar has wreaked havoc

over the entire city.  Lion’s Arch once a beautiful port area and booming metropolis, is now

left in shambles and burning.  Her goal….to kill Scarlet once and for all.  To gain back the city that was once

a home to many and respected by all races.

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As she waits to teleport up to Scarlet’s floating ship, Scarlet sends down

one of her legendary assault knights to try and defeat the warriors that are on

a mission to bring justice back to the city.  Ellagwen can feel the eyes of the

knight peering down on her……

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And then the battle begins!!

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The attack on the ground is a success!  Now the real encounter begins. As we

first enter the ship, a hologram of Scarlet emerges on the deck.

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And once again the battle ensues! Scarlet’s holograms are everywhere.  Warriors are close

to dying, but fellow soldiers help to keep them alive and fighting!

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Scarlet is down!

Now Ellagwen confronts Scarlet, knowing that the final battle will be a deadly one

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Ellagwen comes out victoriously.  Finding a nearby stake, she plunges it into

Scarlet where the villain succumbs to her wounds.

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Now Lion’s Arch is free, and the city can concentrate on rebuilding.

Wealth is granted to those who fought in the battle.  Ellagwen feels a sense of euphoria,

for death of a villain is one she always finds rewarding.

(To learn more on Scarlet Briar)

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Ellagwen

Zeallana

Zeallana

Zeallana comes from the race of humans.  She was raised by a noble family, but has yet to find her real parents.  Zeallana is a warrior.  She is young and still has much to learn, but she learns fast.  She has more of an extroverted personality.  She is not afraid to express her opinions.  She has little fear and will be the first to run into battle and fight with the best of them.  Her mentor is Commander Logan Thackery, who is Commander of the Seraph at Divinity’s Reach.  She continues to learn much from him as well as from her other instructors.  Her weapons of choice are the sword and axe, and for distance a longbow.  She fights well in hand to hand combat and has learned many forms of close combat tactics.

 Balthazar, the God of War, blessed her when she was young.  When she was 2 years old, a group of Centaurs entered her home.  She became separated from her parents and eventually found herself in an orphanage in Divinity’s Reach.  This is where she was adopted from.  She knows in her heart Balthazar was there to protect her from the Centaurs and since then she has followed his principles.  She enjoys roaming the areas near her home world and has entered the region of Kessex Hills.  She returns home from time to time to visit her adopted family and attend family functions, but her true passion is to explore the unknown and to hopefully find her real parents one day.

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Zeallana in Black Haven Fort

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Black Haven Fort with Earthworks Bluff in the background

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Fighting with a bandit outside the fort

Guild Wars 2

This blog started off as a challenge and now I am just keeping it going leisurely.  If you are familiar with the game, Guild Wars 2, then the images will be recognizable.  If not, let me tell you a little about the game.  It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft.  Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a  species that has seized control of Tyria.  The  game takes place in a persistent world with a story that progresses in instanced environments. 

Guild Wars 2 takes place in the high fantasy  world of Tyria, 250 years after the players’ defeat of the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion. Five so-called Elder Dragons sleeping beneath the continent have awoken in the time since Guild Wars, causing widespread destruction to Tyria and corrupting its inhabitants. The once dominant humans of Tyria are in decline, supplanted from most of their land by natural disasters and war with the charr, who have finally reclaimed the last vestiges of their ancestral homeland of Ascalon from the humans. To the north, the norn, a proud race of Nordic hunters, have been forced south by the rise of Jormag, the elder dragon of ice. In the west, the technologically advanced asura have been forced to establish permanent homes above-ground after the minions of the first dragon to awaken, Primordus, took control of the Depths of Tyria. Near the forests where the asura make their home are the sylvari, a new race who have appeared in Tyria in the last 25 years, unaffected by the difficulties that plague the other races but with some as yet unexplained connection to the Elder Dragons.

To the south, the continent of Cantha has been cut off by an isolationist and xenophobic political climate, which is reinforced by Zhaitan’s undead navy. The continent of Elona, too, has been cut off; the only hint of its continued prosperity being the ongoing battle between the lich Palawa Joko’s Mordant Crescent and Kralkatorrik, the crystal dragon in the Crystal Desert, as well as occasional reports from Order of Whispers (a secretive organization) spies. The Battle Isles have been wiped off the map entirely by the tidal wave caused by the re-emergence of the fallen kingdom of Orr, which came with the awakening of  Zhaitan.   (All information above from Wikipedia)

As a player you start of by creating a character.  You have 5 races to choose from.  Once you select your race, you have a detailed customization panel that enables you to make your character unique.  Next you select your profession.  There are 8 professions to choose from, ranging from a warrior to a mesmer.  You will enter the home world belonging to your race and start your journey from there.  There are many quests, skill points, points of interest, vista’s and dynamic events to get you going.  And of course lets not forget about crafting.  There are 8 crafting professions you may choose from.  Another thing unique to your character is their story mission.  Your character will tackle many enemies as their story continues to unfold.

Since the game is constantly evolving, there is always something to do.  For more information check out this wiki, Guild Wars 2 wiki, and find the answer to all the questions you may have.

I will be using my characters to enhance this blog with spectacular pictures.  Some I may journal about, others I will just post.  If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer.  Well here it goes…….

Welcome to Tyria!