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03-01-2011, 01:22 #11
03-01-2011, 02:26 #12
Did it explicitly state that she killed humans while serving her master? Or was it just those who went to attack Kralkatorrik?
Still reading the book, coming up on the Destroyer of Life part (I'm heavily distracted), so I'm unsure and don't want to skip ahead, but from what someone over on guru2 put up, it was ambiguous in the race of those she killed.
03-01-2011, 08:29 #13
==> There she talks about "us" (p.339)
On page 340 she said that she can hear the thoughts of creatures, but Eir had talked about humans in her question. As far as I interpret that paragraph she killed humans before to protect her master, but after hearing his thoughts again (and his plot to wreak havoc on Tyria, like she had described Eir), Glint decided to stop the rising of the Elder Dragons and Kalkratonik in particular.
03-01-2011, 12:23 #14
03-01-2011, 14:08 #15
I see. So it's a bit of a creative take on FAILING the Bonus. Instead of attacking her right after she told us what we wanted to hear, the author has us coming back later. Still leaves me with tons of questions that probably won't ever be answered lol
I do wonder if the laurel she got Kralkatorrik will end up playing a part in the actual game.
03-01-2011, 22:13 #16
Anyways, I finished the book and the later part - which Erasculio said humans - was in fact merely stated as "creatures." Specifically:
Originally Posted by Glint
My thoughts on who those "creatures" were: seer, mursaat, and dwarves (the only races known to live during the time of the writing of the Tome of Rubicon).
Last edited by Konig Des Todes; 03-01-2011 at 22:15.
11-01-2011, 01:20 #17
Just finished the book, so I figured I'd add my braindump to the pile.
On Elder dragons: I thought I'd share a direct quote from the book, since it offers our first real insight into the nature of the elder dragons.
Originally Posted by Glint, page 339
My conclusion is that she's talking about two different groups of people. If so, it's a bit of a retcon to the Dragon's Lair mission- the GW1 heroes deliberately sought out Glint as an ally, and only fought her if someone got too close to her eggs and she retaliated. And of course, if you do trigger the bonus it ends in the death of one side or the other, though Glint arguably "got better". And it's a complete mystery who these humans who plotted against Kralk are, or when they lived.
One other note on Glint- though she may be dead, don't forget she has a child. Hundred plat says he/she will be playing some role in GW2 now that mommy is gone.
Moving on to a less epic subject...
The book's notes on currency seems to match up with what we saw in the GW2 public demo. Silver replaces gold as the basic unit, with 100 silver to the gold piece. Statues of wood are commissioned in silver, stone in gold. An asura sells scrap parts for 1-3 gold a piece. The repayment for burning down a warehouse and its contents is 500 gold. Admission to the gladiatorial arena is a silver. The Edge of Steel pays 250 silver (2.5 gold) for rooms and a feast after its first match.
Overall, the value of the gold piece seems to have skyrocketed in the past 250 years (perhaps due to scarcity?). It's a far cry from when a single head of lettuce cost a gold piece (from the Gates of Kryta mission).
Finally, one thing that jumped out at me about the norn that are converted by Jormag:
Originally Posted by Norn woman, page 90
11-01-2011, 06:39 #18
Regarding the group that went to kill her before they knew she was their ally... it actually probably refers to the heroes of Prophecies, for two reasons:
1) She called said group of 300 years ago the Chosen to fulfill the prophecy.
2) She said that at the time the Elder Dragons bellies emptied. Implying more than one. But we've only experienced the case for one: Primordus (and possibly Jormag via Svanir).
This implies that at some point after Eye of the North, some heroes of Prophecies (PC or henchmen, dunno) return to Dragon's Lair thinking her to be an enemy.
As for when she guarded Kralkatorrik and killed creatures during said guarding: It would be over 3,000 years ago - and in fact may be up to 3,000 years prior to GW1 - as that is when she became/was designated as the guardian of Tyria.
03-08-2011, 12:36 #19
Just finished the book last night (took two days...I couldnt put it down )...
I took the scene with glint to mean:
Upon the awakening of Primordus in 1120 AE, our characters must have been roughly...60-70? years old around that time (based on the calculations in http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forum...d.php?t=495758 ).
Now, it stands a reasonable chance that our characters would have at least heard the stories of Primordus's awakening, and realising the threat this one dragon posed, perhaps they then viewed Glint as a threat, much like the speculation on here, and so went to challenge her (although, they were probably not in the best shape to be fighting even a lesser dragon by this point).
Best explaination I could think of anyway, and was the first thing to pop to my head while reading that part.