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#1 0ranos

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:27 AM

I originally posted this on reddit a couple days ago. However, I was told I should also post it here, so here it is:
While exploring Orr, I was struck with sudden melancholy about the fate of the human race. And the moment our fate solidified in Tyria seems to me to be the Searing and associated events - presided under by the three kings of the human kingdoms. Jadon, Reza, and Adelbern. And, as these things often go, I wanted to draw them. So, here they are, along with the things that caused their kingdom's downfall.
Note: This image is HUGE. http://i.imgur.com/c4Hy9.jpg
SPOILERS FOLLOW:
I've got to say though, that meeting Reza with Trahearne in that mission where you're in the Pale Tree vision... was a little bit disappointing. On the one hand, it was great to finally meet the last king of Orr, but on the other, he basically just said AVENGE ME! But still, pretty cool stuff. Now we just don't know what the last king of Old Kryta looked like.

Edited by 0ranos, 17 September 2012 - 04:28 AM.

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#2 actionjack

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

Wonderful sketch. Good history lesson too. Look like you got youre Gw Lore 101 down well.

But who is the other king on the left?
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#3 0ranos

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:31 PM

That would be King Jadon, the last king of Kryta. He fled Lion's Arch when the charr approached, opening the way for the Mursaat and Saul D'Alessio to take over.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

Neat picture! But argh, I shouldn't have read this, spoilers you know :) (No biggie, at the rate I'm going I would have heard about this in the months it's going to take me to reach that point)
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#5 0ranos

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

Oh no! I'm sorry you were spoiled. Or spoilt.

Anyway, thank you! Allow me to say that that part of the story gets a bad rap from the vocal minority. The bits post lvl50 are still quite good, although perhaps not as good as the stuff with your Order.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Ultimately, the charr were responsible for all three, and Abaddon behind the charr, just that the details differed. :P

More seriously, on the history lesson side of it, I'd say the start of the Guild Wars was really the end of the golden age of humankind in Tyria. The Searing and the events that followed it nailed the lid on the coffin, but if it wasn't for the half-century or so of bleeding each other dry, the charr probably wouldn't have had the success they did even with the Searing, and the other factors wouldn't have had a chance to come into play.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

Ultimately, the charr were responsible for all three, and Abaddon behind the charr, just that the details differed. :P

More seriously, on the history lesson side of it, I'd say the start of the Guild Wars was really the end of the golden age of humankind in Tyria. The Searing and the events that followed it nailed the lid on the coffin, but if it wasn't for the half-century or so of bleeding each other dry, the charr probably wouldn't have had the success they did even with the Searing, and the other factors wouldn't have had a chance to come into play.


Indeed. As with most things, humanity is it's greatest enemy or ally, depending on the circumstances.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

I've got to say though, that meeting Reza with Trahearne in that mission where you're in the Pale Tree vision... was a little bit disappointing. On the one hand, it was great to finally meet the last king of Orr, but on the other, he basically just said AVENGE ME! But still, pretty cool stuff. Now we just don't know what the last king of Old Kryta looked like.

That's because he's not his sane self yet. You meet him again later, and he's his sane self there. The second meeting is much more interesting.

Pretty neat sketch nonetheless, interesting depiction of the one faceless king.

IMO, Abaddon should be behind all six. :P
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#9 0ranos

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

I actually DID draw Abaddon behind all six. Unfortunately, it did not fit in my scanner so I edited him out.
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