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GuildWars2 - Zinn's Study Guide "The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion"

最近日課になっていることの1つにZinn's Study Guideの本の購入があります。

Zinn's Study Guideは、1日1冊だけ本が購入出来るTangled Depthsのマーチャントから購入した本を一括で読めるアイテムです。本はコレクションアチーブメントの対象です。

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Rata Novus WPから徒歩で南へ。

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Zinn's Study Guideは本を販売するマーチャントの近くに落ちていて、何度でも拾えます。購入した本は自動的にこのZinn's Study Guideに記録されていきます。本はスペースを圧迫するので、アイテムの保管に拘りのない人はZinn's Study Guide以外は処分するのもありです。

Zinn's Study Guide
Progeny and other aspiring krewe members, this study guide can be used to compile the material collect in order to study for the Surface History and Culture exam. - High Councilor Zinn

今回は最初の4冊「Extinguished: The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion」の中身です。

Extinguished: The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion, Vol. 1
The charr legions, commanded by the sorcerous Flame Legion, attacked the human kingdoms with great ferocity. They were driven by a blind zeal for their fiery gods, the Titans. The charr struck Ascalon first, using a cauldron imbued with ancient magics to conjure a rain of crystals from the sky. The largest of these crystals can still be in Pockmark Flats. This event would come to be known as the searing. After years of being kept at bay by the Great Northern Wall, the charr free to reclaim their homeland. The shamans of the Flame Legion were driven by more than the need to reclaim their homeland. They set their sights on vengeance and set out toward the other kingdoms of man.

Extinguished: The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion, Vol. 2
Part of the legion marched west, to Kryta. Villages scattered, militias disbanded, and the human king fled the kingdom to escape the seemingly unstoppable army of the charr. One force stood up to the advancing horde. The White Mantle, emboldened by their faith in new, unseen gods, faced the charr despite being desperately outnumbered. The White Mantle bested the charr, but it was years before it was revealed that entities known as the Mursaat were responsible for the defeat. The Krytans had won, but at a great cost.

Extinguished: The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion, Vol. 3
The cost of the Krytan victory over the charr pales in comparison to the cost paid by the people of Orr. There, as the charr approached Arah, one man turned to forbidden magics. Vizier Khilbron, trusted advisor of King Reza, read a dark incantation from the Lost Scrolls. As the last word of the spell echoed within his tower, Orr sank into the waves. After these defeats, the charr began to lost ground. Even their victories in Ascalon lost ground and became an ongoing conflict that would last generations.

Extinguished: The Rise and Fall of the Flame Legion, Vol. 4
The Flame Legion, driven back from Kryta and eradicated at Orr, continued to fight in Ascalon. In the end, they summoned their false gods, the Titans. The Titans arrived, not as gods, but as slaves to the Flameseeker - as foretold by the dragon, Glint.
Their presence on Tyria was devastating, yet short-lived, thanks to the intervention of a group of Chosen. A few among the charr saw through the Titans' deception. They saw their "gods" killed at the hands of mere humans, and with that, the seeds of rebellion were sown. As the Flame Legion attempted to reestablish control of the charr legions, a group of rebels led by Pyre Fierceshot attacked their fortress. They defeated the shamans and their gods. On that day, the victorious Pyre Fierceshot declared that the charr would worship no gods. The Flame Legion's control over the charr was destroyed.

GuildWars(前作)と非常に関係深いことが分かりますね!

僕は前作は数か月しかやっておらず、大分前である&初心者の域を脱しない内に2に移行してしまったので内容はあまり覚えていません。GW2のプロジェクトがもう大分進行していた時、GWプレイヤーだった友人に2を教えられ、それまで1でもやろうかと言う感じで始めていました(結局彼は特殊な生活環境になりGW2は出来なくなったが・・・)。GWはPvPに力が入っていたようですが、RPGもよく作られている印象があるので、これを機にGWとGW2の複雑に絡み合ったロアを掘り返してみたいものです。