The Epic Story

By: Patrick Berger aka Timeraider Introduction
This story is dedicated to the pre-release Guild Wars 2 guild also known as EPIC. Before I started writing this story I never wrote anything, not a word. Second of all, English also isn't my main language so it's a bit harder to write a good story in English than it would be for some other people. The fact that after first release of some chapters it got a lot of good comments really surprised me, but I am happy at least a few people enjoyed reading it. The whole story will be dedicated to Guild Wars 2. Using small pieces of lore, own creations of new places and history, the idea's from a lot of EPIC-members and of course any comments I have gotten from dedicated readers. I wanna thank EPIC for being one of the most dedicated and friendly guild existing at the moment. Also I want to thank the EPIC-members who allowed me to use their names in this story, cause being able to implant the characters of the EPIC-members really helped me write the story and of course I want to thank Arenanet for making Guild Wars 2. It will be the game of the century and I would not wanna miss it for a million euro's. Thanks for reading the introduction and I hope you will enjoy the story.

Relive legends and write your own Be Epic

Patrick Berger AKA Timeraider If this is a paper version or distributed in any other way , the story is also readable at my site :

For people unfamiliar with the Guild Wars Lore The History For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor. Then the dragons woke. The all-powerful beasts (The Elder Dragons, led by Kralkatorrik ) stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies. Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world. Sylvari The sylvari are an enigma. Humanoid in form, plantlike in nature, they are recent arrivals in Tyria and have roamed the world for only twenty-five years. They are all born of a single parent— the mighty Pale Tree that dominates the Tarnished Coast. They are bound together with a common origin and a shared dream. No one knows why they have suddenly appeared in Tyria, least of all the sylvari themselves, and they seek to discover their purpose in the world. Of all the races, they have the greatest appreciation of the danger posed by the Elder Dragons; the sylvari battle the undead minions of Zhaitan on a regular basis.

Norn The norn are a race of valiant, shape-changing barbarians. Boisterous, strong-willed, and passionate, the norn are an independent people that swear fealty to no single being. They thrive in their mountain stronghold by the sharpness of their senses, the quickness of their wits, and the strength of their massive forearms. They are guided in this world by their Spirits of the Wild, who embody the virtues of the mightiest beasts. As a people, they are quick to anger, even quicker to smile, and treat each new day as a personal challenge. They drink and feast and hunt with equal gusto, and fear few things. They are steadfast allies and implacable foes.

Charr The feline charr of Tyria are a victorious race challenged by their own success. They have survived defeat, oppression, and civil war. They have returned, reconquered, and rebuilt their original homes. Their mighty fortress, the Black Citadel, dominates the surrounding ruins of the human city of Rin, and their non-magical technology is the mightiest in the land. Yet despite their success, they are challenged by divisions among their people, the power of the Elder Dragons, and the ghosts of their own victories. Asura The diminutive asura are the smartest people in Tyria. Just ask them; they will tell you. Once, they were the undisputed masters of a powerful underground civilization, but were driven to the surface by the Great Destroyer, the herald of the Elder Dragon Primordus. Since their arrival on the surface, however, this long-eared race has prospered. Initially squatting among the ruins along the Tarnished Coast, their mastery of arcane forces has allowed them to regroup, rebuild, and tame this new, savage world. Now their mystic technology is found across the continent, and other races view the asura with a respect they feel they deserve. Yet even as they succeed, their accomplishments are threatened by internal conflicts, personal pride, and individual greed. Human The humans of Tyria are an embattled race. Over the past three hundred years, they have lost much of their territory. Old enemies and new races threaten traditional human lands on all sides. Yet the human race survives, defending their remaining lands and maintaining the human spirit as they have for centuries. Their greatest city, Divinity's Reach, shines as a beacon of hope for the people of Kryta and beyond--even those dwelling deep within charr territory. The human legends are indelibly imprinted on the souls of all the races of Tyria, be they friend or foe.