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Just a few minutes ago, a mysterious man knocked on my door and handed me an envelope. This is what was inside:

Tick tock goes the clock

It's almost time for time to stop

Something you all must understand

Your world is built on fog and sand


You're out of time, your jig is done

It's time for Scarlet to have her fun

She has some hard lessons to teach

To the people of Divinity's Reach


So mark the date in permanent ink

The hour is later than you think

On the twentieth day she'll start her games

And warm her hands over Kryta's flames!



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#1 Elder III

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

Bring it on! :cool:

#2 Archaes

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

Well...

I'm sufficiently terrified. :qq:
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#3 davadude

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

[quote name='Khalija' timestamp='1376496526' post='2226447']
Just a few minutes ago, a mysterious man knocked on my door and handed me an envelope.[center][/quote][/center]

[center]The one day I forget to remind you to not open the door for strangers, and this is what happens?[/center]
Davadude - Guru Village Idiot

#4 Dirame

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

[quote name='Archaes' timestamp='1376496771' post='2226451']
Well...

I'm sufficiently terrified. :qq:
[/quote]

Indeed.

#5 Azure Skye

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

[quote name='Archaes' timestamp='1376496771' post='2226451']
Well...

I'm sufficiently terrified. :qq:
[/quote]You're terrifed and i'm intrigued from it! :D

#6 jonasklk

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

This is going to be exciting :D!

#7 XRay

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

[quote name='Archaes' timestamp='1376496771' post='2226451']
Well...

I'm sufficiently terrified. :qq:
[/quote]

now imagine if it was sung with a ticking clock and a music box in the background like in the creepy horror movies ;o

#8 Azure Skye

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:30 PM

[quote name='Khalija' timestamp='1376496526' post='2226447']
Just a few minutes ago, a mysterious man knocked on my door and handed me an envelope. This is what was inside:

[center][i]Tick tock goes the clock[/i][/center]
[center][i]It's almost time for time to stop[/i][/center]
[center][i]Something you all must understand[/i][/center]
[center][i]Your world is built on fog and sand[/i][/center]

[center][i]You're out of time, your jig is done[/i][/center]
[center][i]It's time for Scarlet to have her fun[/i][/center]
[center][i]She has some hard lessons to teach[/i][/center]
[center][i]To the people of Divinity's Reach[/i][/center]

[center][i]So mark the date in permanent ink[/i][/center]
[center][i]The hour is later than you think[/i][/center]
[center][i]On the twentieth day she'll start her games[/i][/center]
[center][i]And warm her hands over Kryta's flames![/i][/center]


[center][img]http://www.guildwars2guru.com/uploads/gallery/album_163/gallery_3318_163_95709.png[/img][/center]
[/quote]Did the time piece come with the envelope? Are you going to keep the watch? :o Its a lovely watch too.

#9 Daenerys

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

Someone at ArenaNet is on a massive Hunger Games kick, I swear.

This sounds super interesting though. Psyched for intriguing updates yay! I wonder who wrote the message.

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#10 Khalija

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

[quote name='Azure Skye' timestamp='1376497846' post='2226465']
Did the time piece come with the envelope? Are you going to keep the watch? :o Its a lovely watch too.
[/quote]

Yes, it came with the poem. It has a small GW2 logo etched on the back of it & since it's a wind-up, it will always work.

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#11 SZSSZS

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

Alright, officially excited!

#12 Brandon the Don

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:43 PM

That thing is beautiful :o

That said, bring it... I am excited :D

#13 Khalija

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

OP updated! The Queen's Speech page is in ruins!

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#14 Mordakai

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

Ok, I missed the whole Scarlet thing... who is Scarlet?

#15 Trise

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I'm just curious to see why a Sylvari cares at all about Human politics. Even the Nightmares are enrapt by their own agendas, it's hard to believe one would take such effort to attack Divinity's Reach or bear such malice against Kryta (or Jennah in particular)... unless its to try and start a large-scale war for some reason. I suppose she may harbor Dreams of ancient Ascalon, or even Orr, but still...[size=4]it doesn't seem very well thought out for a Sylvari. [/size]

[size=4]...Must be an Aetherblade thing.[/size]

#16 skullmount4

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

[quote name='Khalija' timestamp='1376498378' post='2226471']
Yes, it came with the poem. It has a small GW2 logo etched on the back of it & since it's a wind-up, it will always work.
[/quote]
Thats cool. You media people get the coolest swag from them.  Got a picture of the back of the watch?

#17 Khalija

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

[quote name='skullmount4' timestamp='1376500553' post='2226488']
Thats cool. You media people get the coolest swag from them.  Got a picture of the back of the watch?
[/quote]

I don't, but the etching would be really hard to see anyway.

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#18 MazingerZ

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

[quote name='skullmount4' timestamp='1376500553' post='2226488']Thats cool. You media people get the coolest swag from them.  Got a picture of the back of the watch?[/quote]

Yeap. This is even better than Doritos and Mountain Dew.
It's okay to enjoy crap if you're willing to admit it's crap.
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#19 kendro1200

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

"Tick tock goes the clock
and all the years, they fly
tick tock goes the clock
your love will surely die."

#20 kalendraf

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

The most curious part of this poem are the 2nd and 4th lines of the first verse:
[quote]It's almost time for time to stop[/quote]
[quote]Your world is built on fog and sand[/quote]

The "time to stop" could be taken literally, meaning that some powerful force or magical effect will halt the passage of time.  Another meaning could be that time is coming to an end, as in an end of the world type event.  Another possibility is that it's more figurative, and that the "time to stop" merely refers to something currently in effect that will come to an end.  Some examples could be that the human control over the area is coming to an end, Queen Jennah's reign will end, or the current truce between humans and charr is going to end.  There are lots of possibilities here, but this Scarlet seems to think that she has the ability to cause it to occur or at least foretell its coming.

The more interesting line may be that "Your world is built on fog and sand".  The inclusion of these words seems important, as there are plenty of other words that could have been chosen to complete this line rhyme-wise in the verse.  "Your world" would likely imply Tyria or Kryta.  However, it's not obvious what is meant by "built on fog and sand".  Fog could refer to The Mists while sand might be a reference to The Crystal Desert or a reference to the teachings of Glint.