Primordous, and destroyers, seems likely from this although I did not think it so before this pr stunt. There's several issues, or rather points that don't make sense, with the thumpers being connected to Primordous. The least of which them being present everywhere, even in the mists (world vs world) where Primordous, at least to my knowledge, has absolutely no presence.
The second issue is the dwarfs, they are supposed to be down there in the depths holding back Primordous, I don't see how agitating the destroyers will cause them to attack Tyria, if they could have they would have already. Thumping the ground would be a meaningless action.
The third issue is one of character regarding Scarlet, she is obviously completely mad but she is also portrayed as one of the most brilliant characters on Tyria, even more so then many of the brightest Asuras. And if this is really her plan, to agitate the Destroyer's and bait them into attacking the surface world by thumping the ground (God knows why), doesn't it strike you as a brute force tactic to spread the thumpers all over the world? Does that seem like the sort of strategy a highly intelligent and manipulative character would choose? Why not focus the thumpers in areas that make sense, places where it is likely that the destroyers are. Under the Shiverpeaks where we know for certain that they are based from gw1 for example, or in the Maguuma Waste which seemed to have dried up as a result of Primordous being under there. Why bother with thumpers at all, hitting the ground with force all over the world seems like such a childish and brutish tactic. Look at her earlier manipulations, manipulating parties into alliances then taking whatever it is she wants from them afterwards not caring if they fall. Letting Kryta create the watch knights and then turning them against their own creators. These are elegant and manipulative tactics, subtle maneuvers taking advantage of the strength of others and turning it against them. How does thumping the ground all over the world in a brute force attempt hoping to find the rights spots make any kind of sense for this character?
There's 3 options as I see it.
Either there's more to this story that connects the thumpers to the destroyers in some way we do not yet understand. Alternatively the story has nothing to do with Destroyers (granted which from the rhyme seems unlikely but not impossible, there could be any number of other "secrets deep below to find"
and fire is hardly restricted to Primordous and destroyers.) Or Anet has made a grave mistake in their zealousness to promote the next part of the living story and overlooked large plot holes/inconsistencies.
Edited by Senatic, 08 January 2014 - 11:30 PM.