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Santax
06-06-2006, 21:25
While in The Wilds I have come accross these strage stones... I have also heard they have been found in Bloodstone Fen and even Ascalon prior to the Searing.

Here's a screenshot:
http://img426.imageshack.us/img426/1576/gw1798ia.th.png (http://img426.imageshack.us/img426/1576/gw1798ia.png)

There are quite a few of these in The Wilds, this is the one I could get the best screen of, but there seems to be high Minotaur presence wherever there is one. I'm not sure of the ones in Bloodstone Fen and Ascalon, but if any of you budding explorers can search Ascalon for some ruins of some temple maybe, and can some geographers get the ones in Bloodstone Fen in relative geographc position on a map to the Bloodstone itself? It is my personal belief that these stones maybe a map to the Bloodstones. I need someone to check the entire Fire Island Chain for any sign of a map to the Keystone. If there is, I think we may be able to find a Bloodstone in Ascalon!

Quintus Antonius
06-06-2006, 21:44
This has already been discussed a bit in this thread (http://forums.gwonline.net/showthread.php?t=386469). However, it was never discussed in depth anywhere, so it may be good to have a dedicated thread to it. I know there are discussions in progress in other threads however, I just don't know all of them off the top of my head.

Gmr Leon
07-06-2006, 19:51
I don't see how those could be a map,but maybe the symbols on the other stones near it have different symbols? Dunno since I've never seen those stones before.

PuppyEater
07-06-2006, 20:30
I always figured they where runestones made by the Druids before they went all Obi Wan Kinobi on everybody...

Mularc Templare
08-06-2006, 08:19
I knew I kept myself from clearing out my screenshot folder for a reason...

It seems these stones have been dubbed the "Wild Stones" because of the area they are in, but on my travels into the lesser seen areas of the Guild Wars world, I found more of them....same design, different orientation.

Image of the stones here (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g296/PassingS/gw314.jpg) and their location here (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g296/PassingS/gw315.jpg).

Sorry for the large image size, thats my current Guild Wars size.

These stones actually have no Centaurs around them, just your normal forest baddies, and a few carts that look like a merchant abandoned them....dont know if this helps,

Mularc

Barinthus
25-03-2007, 21:12
Thanks, Quintus for pointing me to this thread.

In the Wilds you encounter those mysterious runes while doing the bonus:

http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wildsrunesot3.jpg

You also can find same ones in Reed Bog while doing the quest "Dropping Eaves":

http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=reedbogruneskq3.jpg

Here's a close up...

http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mysteriousrunesub7.jpg

Any thoughts? It did occur to me it could be some kind of territory marker for the Magumma Centaurs but the problem is that in the Reed Bog, there's only one centaur and his name is Drogo Greatmane.

One symbol looks like the dragon - Glint? Kunnavang? Ancient dragons? The triangle - Eye of Janthir? Some spirtual symbol representing some form of trinity? Crosshair-like symbol? Beats me. Compass showing north, east, west, south? Some kind of mursaat marker? Or even something to do with the druids?

EDIT: Claims that those stones can be found in other places than Reed Bog and Wilds are not true - my ranger has been all over Magumma and none has been found

Scott the Green
26-03-2007, 00:07
Somebody should check the deep areas of Sorrow's Furnace for signs of them. Some of the deeper areas (specifically the area with all the plants and mushrooms) have druidic structures, and if these pillars are druidic as well, there might be one down there.

I don't think it's all that likely, seeing how there are druidic things all over Maguuma and only two areas have the pillars; but it would help to eliminate possible culprits.

Barinthus
26-03-2007, 07:16
Druidic things? Care to elaborate? thanks!

Sir Jack
26-03-2007, 11:19
First symbol looks like a portal symbol to me.
Dragon would be Rotscale. Judginf from ribs showing and all. Anothe rpossibility could be Rodgort, who also has some marks outside Serenity Temple.
Third I don' know. Target lock? Or possibly that it's sealed? Or something is sealed.

Could anyone connect the spots where they are on the Tyrian map? See what figure they form...
There's one in Reed Bog, Talmark Wilderniss (unsure) and The Wilds IIRC.

From what it looks like, it's like they form some sort of Magical seal between Tahlmark, Reed Bog and The Wilds, keeping Rotscale in that area (Majesty's Rest). I mean, Rotscale's a pretty powerful dragon, why stay on that hill?

ShadowReapr
26-03-2007, 12:56
The third one - the 'target' - looks a bit celtic in design. Similarly, the tattoos on the Norn are of a similar design. Connection? Possible. The Norn were partly associated with the Maguuma Jungle and northwards in the PCGamer article (I believe, can't remember really). Also, considering there's another type of half-beast in there...

The second symbol could quite possibly be Rotscale. No clue on the first symbol. It's quite possible they're just symbols of the different tribes (In the Wilds, the stones are near the meeting place for the alliance of centaur tribes).

Gmr Leon
26-03-2007, 22:00
The dragon was banished into a triangular land area and then sealed there.

If you're curious I'm looking at it is as a sequence, the dragon, the triangle,and then the one called a target.

aptaleonII
26-03-2007, 22:04
I'm going to attribute the stones to the Centaurs. After all, some are found in Ramtha Brokenhoof's centaur HQ.

(For the uninformed: Ramtha Brokenhoof = Leader of Maguuma Centaurs)

Quintus Antonius
26-03-2007, 22:22
The dragon was banished into a triangular land area and then sealed there.

If you're curious I'm looking at it is as a sequence, the dragon, the triangle,and then the one called a target.

Do we know of any dragons that are currently in any "trianges", almost like a crystalline structure.. hmmm..... GLINT! haha

Gmr Leon
26-03-2007, 22:25
If you'd call that a triangle, then that's a thought.

Quintus Antonius
26-03-2007, 22:26
Check out the structure in the middle of Glint's Lair, it bears a resemblence to the symbol.

Gmr Leon
26-03-2007, 23:02
Thanks, I'll have to do that next time I go in there. (Which should be soon considering I need to Ascend some chars..)

Barinthus
27-03-2007, 01:19
So far locations of known markers

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4725/runesmapvk2.th.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=runesmapvk2.jpg)


It's quite possible they're just symbols of the different tribes (In the Wilds, the stones are near the meeting place for the alliance of centaur tribes).

Perhaps but I have one problem:

Why doesn't other tribes have similar markers in their areas such as the Desert or northern Shiverpeaks?

Arkhan The Black
27-03-2007, 01:31
I just always figured they where references to the Fameseeker Prophecies. The Eye of Janthir, Glint and the Door of Komalie.

Scott the Green
27-03-2007, 05:44
Druidic things? Care to elaborate? thanks!

It's been a while since I've been down there, but there are resurrection shrines that are identical to some of the ones found around Maguuma. I also remember seeing other things that made me think of druids.

As scientific as that is (:rolleyes:), I plan to take a group of henchies down there sometime to scout around. I'll post screenshots of anything I find, as always.

Barinthus
27-03-2007, 17:08
Appreciate it, Scott - :thumbsup:

aptaleonII
27-03-2007, 17:18
Why doesn't other tribes have similar markers in their areas such as the Desert or northern Shiverpeaks?

In the Wilds Bonus, you learn quite a bit about Centaurs. For one, it has been a long time since the leaders of each main tribe (Shiverpeak & Maguuma) met face-to-face. They could have developed completely different cultures, and there's no reason the Shiverpeaks would have their own stones.

The Maguuma & Shiverpeak centaurs also seem rather ignorant of the Losaru. They don't seem to know they're there. Which makes sense- the Losaru look more Elonian.

Barinthus
28-03-2007, 06:17
But Elonian "centuars" are not exactly half horse half man beings. They're "leonines." Perhaps the centaur race itself have two sub species?

EDIT: I posted too early- I did some research and yep the Losaru does look more like Elonian ones than Tyrian ones. I still wonder if Elonian centaurs and Tyrian ones are of seperate sub species.

EDIT 2: If those stones are symbol of Magumma Centaurs, what about this banner?

http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ettinbanner4or.jpg

More can be found at http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389256&highlight=centaur

Quintus Antonius
28-03-2007, 14:27
No, that symbol is the symbol of the Maguuma Centaurs. It is possible that within the "nation" that there are tribes though, each with a symbol.

Skyy High
02-04-2007, 02:02
My ideas:
The first two symbols, I agree with people who have already posted. The dragon is Glint, for the simple reason that no other dragon is important enough, close enough, or looks enough like that symbol to be it. The triangle is either the Eye of Janthir (what I initially thought), or a symbolic representation of Glint's home in a grain of sand. Very interesting idea, that.
Now, the square symbol. I see it as a single, unified square, divided into 4 pieces, and then "held together" by those bounding lines on all 4 sides. To me, that represents the Bloodstones and the Keystone binding them together.

Kiram
08-05-2007, 16:55
the dragon = dragon ^^

the triangle = is symbol of "fire" in alchemy

the one called a target = is a sword (from upside - from http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croce_araldica)

http://gw.gamewikis.org/images/6/6b/Fiery_Dragon_Sword.jpg
The Fiery Dragon Sword.


TENET

MasterofDarknedd
09-11-2007, 00:29
For the stone, it seems as if this stone is symbolic for events to come, for those who have beaten GW:EN remember the dragon in onyx in the CTC ( a.k.a. Central Transfer Chamber) and the Triangle showing one going in and one comming out. Direct Quote from the End of game Cutscene, "This will call upon the greatest of hero's, the children of legends" those spirit like objects showing as one dies one comes back and the Crosshair, Signifying that the children of the legends would target the Dragon, it makes sense too me.

Santax
09-11-2007, 15:55
For the stone, it seems as if this stone is symbolic for events to come, for those who have beaten GW:EN remember the dragon in onyx in the CTC ( a.k.a. Central Transfer Chamber) and the Triangle showing one going in and one comming out. Direct Quote from the End of game Cutscene, "This will call upon the greatest of hero's, the children of legends" those spirit like objects showing as one dies one comes back and the Crosshair, Signifying that the children of the legends would target the Dragon, it makes sense too me.
I highly doubt the GW:EN storyline was already sorted out at the release of Prophecies :/

MasterofDarknedd
17-11-2007, 15:55
hmmm, well if you havent noticed these stones werent always in here, they were placed in here later in the game

aptaleonII
18-11-2007, 11:49
hmmm, well if you havent noticed these stones werent always in here, they were placed in here later in the game

I don't think this is true. I'm fairly sure the stones were always there.

Troal
20-11-2007, 06:33
I don't think this is true. I'm fairly sure the stones were always there.

Even if they weren't always there, then they were definitely there before the release of GW:EN. And considering GW:EN was a replacement for a different campaign, I also doubt that the stones were placed as an allusion to the GW:EN storyline (as such a storyline wouldn't have existed yet).

Larqh
21-11-2007, 18:54
Aren't there stones similar to this near Destiny's Gorge where the Losaru are? I don't know if the symbols are the same, but I remember seeing them. If I can remember, I'll get a screen cap.

Gmr Leon
21-11-2007, 21:31
No, they aren't the same, I don't think they even have symbols. Well, actually, they probably do, they just don't stand out as much. I was always under the impression they were just little pedestals for..Well, something. The Losaru Centaurs may be the ones who use them, but they look far too small.

A similar pedestal can be found in the Gate of Desolation near the entrance to the Desolation.

Black
22-11-2007, 05:20
I just always figured they where references to the Fameseeker Prophecies. The Eye of Janthir, Glint and the Door of Komalie.

I'm afraid I have to agree with Arkhan in regards to the symbols. They do seem to relate to the flameseeker prophecies, since the prophecies are highly regarded in the Kryta region and are a possible reference to the unseen ones and the prophet himself, Glint.

If not that, then maybe a reference to the bone dragon shrine in a neighboring region. Anyone ever tried explaining what that shrine is? the one that people farm that one green bow from.

Larqh
26-11-2007, 21:00
No, they aren't the same, I don't think they even have symbols. Well, actually, they probably do, they just don't stand out as much. I was always under the impression they were just little pedestals for..Well, something. The Losaru Centaurs may be the ones who use them, but they look far too small.

A similar pedestal can be found in the Gate of Desolation near the entrance to the Desolation.

Yes, I found that out when I went for my screen cap. I stand corrected! I wonder if those are perhaps corner stone foundations for a large monument. But that's getting away from this topic...

ashesofdoom
30-11-2007, 18:39
That post about the FDS might not be as far off as it might seem at first. In one of the recent PC gamer articles, it stresses the power of Sohothin, the FDS of Rurik, indicating that it would return and save Ascalon or something of the ilk in GW2.

Kaolai in the flesh
05-12-2007, 23:00
I heard of these stones and i need to get somthing strait. Have these been here for the whole game or were they put in later?

Gmr Leon
06-12-2007, 01:17
I would say they've been there since release.

Kaolai in the flesh
06-12-2007, 02:45
hmm, ok then there goes my idea

Barinthus
10-12-2007, 12:17
Aren't there stones similar to this near Destiny's Gorge where the Losaru are? I don't know if the symbols are the same, but I remember seeing them. If I can remember, I'll get a screen cap.

I already did a thread on those stones - do a search under my name

EDIT: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390336 It compares stones outside Destiny's Gorge and those at Dunes of Despair

Larqh
10-12-2007, 18:08
I already did a thread on those stones - do a search under my name

EDIT: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390336 It compares stones outside Destiny's Gorge and those at Dunes of Despair

Thanks for that! :) Though, I still feel kinda stupid for thinking they were the same as the ones in the Maguuma. Eh, well. Off to check out your thread.

Barinthus
11-12-2007, 01:21
Naw don't worry about it :)