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An Interview with Queen Jennah

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by The Guild Wars 2 Team on July 21, 2016

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The White Mantle’s activities of late are putting the populace on edge. What does the Crown plan to do about them?

First, let me be clear: denizens of Divinity’s Reach have nothing to fear. We are taking steps to bolster security in and around Divinity’s Reach to ensure the safety of our citizens. The Shining Blade is keeping a close eye on the Mantle’s movements and activities, most of which are localized to mere raids in northern Maguuma. These aren’t the calculated motions of an organized group—these are the isolated activities of a handful of conflicted and deeply disturbed people. Nothing more.

What sort of security steps are you taking?

The Seraph are stepping up their patrols in Shaemoor. What’s more, we’ve tapped the best engineering teams in the Reach to bolster the city walls and shore up any weaknesses in our defenses. In the event of a crisis, my advisors have developed plans to evacuate the townships surrounding Divinity’s Reach and house civilians within the safety of the city walls. But I must stress that these preparations are focused toward true crises—natural disasters, dragon sightings, and the like.

Seraph Captain Logan Thackeray has not been seen in some time. Can you speak to his status?

Captain Thackeray suffered heavy injuries in the fight against the jungle dragon Mordremoth and is currently recuperating. One of my aides checks in on him regularly and says that he’s coming along well. Knowing the captain, I imagine he’ll resume his duties as soon as he’s physically able and cleared to do so, and not a moment longer—there’s not a force in Tyria that can stand between Logan and his charge.

Have you gone to see the captain yourself?

I have not. Sadly, ruling a kingdom has a way of occupying one’s time, particularly with the troubles we’ve seen of late. But my aides are keeping me well apprised of his progress, and I have the highest hopes for his quick recovery. He is ever in my thoughts and prayers. May Dwayna watch over him.

What news of the Pact? What measures are the Crown taking to support it?

Regrettably, the Pact’s campaign in the Maguuma Jungle cost many lives, and allied forces are still regrouping following the assault on the jungle dragon. General Almorra Soulkeeper is working tirelessly to support these efforts, and in turn, we will give whatever support we can to the general. I’m confident that the Pact will persevere under her leadership and guidance.

Beyond the Pact’s casualties, many Krytans perished in the assault on Mordremoth. Do you have any words to share with your people regarding the fallen?

This conflict was by all accounts one of the truest tests of resilience and resolve that Kryta has ever faced, and though we claimed victory in the end, that victory came at a heavy price. I’ve heard the cries of anguish of our people in the wake of these losses; we extend our deepest condolences and our unending gratitude to the families of the fallen, for all that they’ve sacrificed in the name of our brave nation. It is now incumbent upon all of us to never forget the courage and valor of those we’ve lost and to ensure that their great sacrifice was not in vain.

And what of the Seraph’s casualties? How depleted are their ranks?

A small detachment of elite Seraph forces was dispatched to join the Pact fleet on their ill-fated incursion into the Maguuma Jungle, where they were set upon by Mordrem. While we have yet to receive a full report on the casualties, several Seraph have been recovered from the jungle—and we hope to find more as our search parties continue to scour the region for survivors. I ask that all citizens of Divinity’s Reach keep our brave soldiers in their thoughts and prayers to Melandru.
 

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Watch the Trailer for Out of the Shadows

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The first episode of Living World Season 3, Out of the Shadows, is coming on July 26. Take a closer look in this teaser?and prepare to face what comes next for Tyria’s heroes.



Purchase of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns? is required to play Living World Season 3. Starting tomorrow, the expansion will be on sale for 50% off!

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It?s Techno Week at the Black Lion Trading Company!

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Technology marches on, but it should remember to stay in line. When your little machine buddies wander around singing, trying to find themselves, or racking up debt… Well, who’s to blame when they get into trouble? This week, we’re celebrating devices that are useful, obedient, and small enough to toss in your backpack if they get any funny ideas.



  • Glide-r-Tron Glider

    This techno-copter will slow your descent to nonlethal speeds. Better yet, it’s confined to your back so it can’t go blabbing your secrets.

  • Techno-Sale

    It’s never a good idea to have too many constructs in one place?just ask Divinity’s Reach! With that in mind, I’m clearing out my storage. Take home the Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack; Reap-r-Tron, Log-r-Tron, Mine-r-Tron, Thresher-Sickle 5000, and Watchwork Mining Pick gathering tools; Mini Scruffy; and Golem Banker; all at 20% off throughout the week.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

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Meet the New Voice of the Male Charr Player Character

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Those of you who explore Tyria as a male charr may notice a change in your character. Our previous voice actor, Ron Yuan, was unable to continue in the role for scheduling reasons, so we have a new voice actor in our Commander ranks, and we’re excited to welcome him to the Guild Wars 2 family.

Lex Lang has joined the Guild Wars 2 cast as the new voice of our male charr player character. Lex is a talented and experienced voice-over artist who has also worked on Titanfall, Crash Bandicoot, the Mass Effect series, and many other games and TV shows.

He’s very excited to be taking on such an important role for Guild Wars 2. Please join us in welcoming him to our team!

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Community Showcase Live: July

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Join host Gaile Gray and her developer guest for the next episode of Community Showcase Live on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel! They?ll showcase artwork, fan projects, videos, and crafts, all created by the amazingly talented Guild Wars 2 community.

Community Showcase Live will air on Wednesday, July 20 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7).



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Notes from Rata Novus, Part Two

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Journal2 Rata Novus Crowded


RATA NOVUS LOG?ENTRY #09


They trampled Plant! Those monsters!

I knew my days of solitude were numbered here, but I didn’t think they were this numbered. Word of Rata Novus’s discovery must have hit Rata Sum. Asura are pouring in like migrating dolyaks, although most dolyaks I know have better manners! How many times can a girl get bumped by someone setting up a research station before she snaps?

The answer is six, and then you scream, “STOP BUMPING INTO ME WHILE YOU’RE SETTING UP YOUR RESEARCH STATION, WINDALL!” at which point everyone looks at you like you’re crazy for some reason!

Thankfully, when the interlopers arrived, I had a chance to shut the door to the dragon research area before they got too deep into the lab, so no one knows about the really juicy stuff. I need to keep that as my surreptitious sanctuary. The question is how to get in and out of there unnoticed… Oh! Maybe…yes! No, that’ll never? Well…yes! Okay, secret plan number 72?let’s call it: Granted Access Teleport Expressway! (Wink, wink.)

I’d been very careful about what I powered up to keep the chak numbers down, but these mindless numskulls are flipping switches left and right! History is bound to repeat itself at this rate! At least we know the causality of the chak and their appetite for ley energy. I think the Rata Novans figured that out a little too late. The chak are already popping up more often, so not only do I have to deal with Windall and his abnormally intrusive elbows, but now there are bug pieces everywhere! Have you ever stepped ankle deep into a pile of spiracles? It’ll ruin your day. Granted, with me, it doesn’t take much to be ankle deep, but still! On the plus side, I’m getting quite familiar with chak anatomy. Which will come in handy on our next chak-anatomy trivia night! (Note: Organize a chak-anatomy trivia night.)

The only other benefit to come out of this influx of dolyaks is that news from the outside world is flowing in more regularly. I heard Braham is back in Hoelbrak. Breaks my heart to think what he’s going through. I should make my way up there to pay my respects soon. I’ve been working on a remote communicator based off some research here that uses the ley-line network to transmit your voice?maybe I can hide it in the lab and talk into my end every once in a while so people think they hear me buzzing around. I’ve worked too hard to lose my alpha status here. On the other hand, I could also use it to make them think this place is haunted. That’s a good option too! We’ll see!

Speaking of ghosts that need to be laid to rest, a lot of these new incomers still harbor a healthy amount of distrust where the sylvari are concerned. I mean, Mordremoth was dispatched?what more do they want? How can you be told what to do when there’s no one to tell you what to do? At least, I think that’s the way it works? When Caithe was here, she said the call was gone, and she had even heard of new sylvari being born after Mordremoth’s death! Which means the Dream is alive and?

Oh, for the love of the Eternal Alchemy! Windall just bumped me again! I gotta take a dolyak to manners school?be back soon!

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Notes from Rata Novus, Part Two

Category: farrier's blog
Journal2 Rata Novus Crowded


RATA NOVUS LOG?ENTRY #09


They trampled Plant! Those monsters!

I knew my days of solitude were numbered here, but I didn’t think they were this numbered. Word of Rata Novus’s discovery must have hit Rata Sum. Asura are pouring in like migrating dolyaks, although most dolyaks I know have better manners! How many times can a girl get bumped by someone setting up a research station before she snaps?

The answer is six, and then you scream, “STOP BUMPING INTO ME WHILE YOU’RE SETTING UP YOUR RESEARCH STATION, WINDALL!” at which point everyone looks at you like you’re crazy for some reason!

Thankfully, when the interlopers arrived, I had a chance to shut the door to the dragon research area before they got too deep into the lab, so no one knows about the really juicy stuff. I need to keep that as my surreptitious sanctuary. The question is how to get in and out of there unnoticed… Oh! Maybe…yes! No, that’ll never? Well…yes! Okay, secret plan number 72?let’s call it: Granted Access Teleport Expressway! (Wink, wink.)

I’d been very careful about what I powered up to keep the chak numbers down, but these mindless numskulls are flipping switches left and right! History is bound to repeat itself at this rate! At least we know the causality of the chak and their appetite for ley energy. I think the Rata Novans figured that out a little too late. The chak are already popping up more often, so not only do I have to deal with Windall and his abnormally intrusive elbows, but now there are bug pieces everywhere! Have you ever stepped ankle deep into a pile of spiracles? It’ll ruin your day. Granted, with me, it doesn’t take much to be ankle deep, but still! On the plus side, I’m getting quite familiar with chak anatomy. Which will come in handy on our next chak-anatomy trivia night! (Note: Organize a chak-anatomy trivia night.)

The only other benefit to come out of this influx of dolyaks is that news from the outside world is flowing in more regularly. I heard Braham is back in Hoelbrak. Breaks my heart to think what he’s going through. I should make my way up there to pay my respects soon. I’ve been working on a remote communicator based off some research here that uses the ley-line network to transmit your voice?maybe I can hide it in the lab and talk into my end every once in a while so people think they hear me buzzing around. I’ve worked too hard to lose my alpha status here. On the other hand, I could also use it to make them think this place is haunted. That’s a good option too! We’ll see!

Speaking of ghosts that need to be laid to rest, a lot of these new incomers still harbor a healthy amount of distrust where the sylvari are concerned. I mean, Mordremoth was dispatched?what more do they want? How can you be told what to do when there’s no one to tell you what to do? At least, I think that’s the way it works? When Caithe was here, she said the call was gone, and she had even heard of new sylvari being born after Mordremoth’s death! Which means the Dream is alive and?

Oh, for the love of the Eternal Alchemy! Windall just bumped me again! I gotta take a dolyak to manners school?be back soon!

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E3 Press Roundup

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Journal1 Taimi's Secret Lab
We spoke to press at this year’s E3 about the return of Living World and the upcoming Guild Wars 2 Pro League World Championship. Here’s a select group of stories for an in-depth look at all of the news we revealed about the first episode of Season 3, Out of the Shadows!



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E3 Press Roundup

Category: farrier's blog
Journal1 Taimi's Secret Lab
We spoke to press at this year’s E3 about the return of Living World and the upcoming Guild Wars 2 Pro League World Championship. Here’s a select group of stories for an in-depth look at all of the news we revealed about the first episode of Season 3, Out of the Shadows!



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