Guild Wars 2 Blog Examines Asura Lore and Colleges

Posted Fri, Sep 16, 2011 by Martuk

Today is the last day of Guild Wars 2’sAsura Week and the final feature installment for the week comes from Writer and Lore & Continuity Designer Ree Soesbee. The new blog penned by Soesbee offers a look at the asura’s dominance of the underworld and how that all came to an end following the awakening of the Elder Dragon.

Yet the defeat of the Great Destroyer did not prevent the eventual awakening of the Elder Dragon, only delayed it. Approximately fifty years after his herald was defeated, Primordus awakened—this time, for good. Its minions now spread through the Depths, eradicating many subterranean races whose names are now only known through asuran records and tales. The races which survived the constant battles were forced to leave behind their deep-dwelling cities and rebuild closer to the surface. By this time, the asuran refugees had already established themselves on the surface, regrouping and recreating their culture in this new world, building the city of Rata Sum.

While exploring the lore of the asura, the blog also delves into the various colleges of the small race and how each differs from the others, making for a fitting end to Asura Week with a deeper look at the asura society.

Source: That Old College Try

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