In the original Guild Wars

Just over two hundred years ago, the Jade Wind changed Cantha forever.After years of struggle, the Dragon Empire rose a new from the ashes of the devastation. To commemorate the rebirth of the Empire of the Dragon and the indomitable spirit of the Canthan people, the Dragon Festival is held every summer at Shing Jea Monastery.All travelers to Cantha are invited to partake in the games, festivities, and quests, or just enjoy the wonders of the season.This year’s festival runs from Thursday, June 28 to Sunday, July 1 and features a visit from the Emperor himself!

The 2012 Dragon Festival begins on Thursday, June 28th, 2012. Games and quests are available all weekend long, but missions and the finale occur on a set schedule. Missions are active for 30 minutes after the call to arms. Canthan Emperor Kisu has scheduled personal appearances every two hours, from 2:01 AM PST until 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, July 1st.

Here’s what you can expect to find at the Dragon Festival:

•     The Shing Jea Boardwalk: Boost your luck by playing to win on the Boardwalk, or take a different path and play to lose!

Rollerbeetle Racing: Visit the Rollerbeetle Racing Arena and enter your very own rollerbeetle racer into this game of high-speed insect action!

•     The Dragon Arena: Test your skill against other players in the Dragon Arena—it’s PvP with a Canthan twist!

•     Special Festival Quests and Events: Imperial Guard Hanso in the Shing Jea Monastery is the man to see for a variety of festive quests and events!

•     Victory Tokens: You’ll receive Victory Tokens while participating in festival activities, which can be redeemed for a variety of consumable items and special festival rewards!

•     Canthan Culture: Embark on festival quests that recreate important battles from Canthan history with the finest actors in the Empire.

•     Audience with the Emperor: On Sunday, July 1st, Emperor Kisu himself will appear every two hours in Shing Jea Monastery to start the final reenactment of the festival, which features master actors in traditional Canthan theater masks. If this historical reenactment is completed successfully, the Emperor will express his satisfaction with a generous gift to all those who have gathered 250 Victory Tokens during the festival. If the Emperor is not pleased, things will not go as well…

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In the original Guild Wars, the charr were brutish, savage zealots, and their names reflected this, echoing growls and roars – “Maim Deathrain” “Slaug Firehide” “Kaargoth Bloodclaw” and the like. 250 years later, the charr are the most technologically advanced race on Tyria, and their legions (though competitive as always) have fortified themselves into a far more organized and ranked force. Though the classic names are not wholly gone, most charr names have echoed this cultural change, drawing exhaustively from classic Roman influences – and not just classical names, such as Aestiva and Gracchus, but military sources as well! A ballista is a large siege weapon that was used by ancient Roman forces – but it’s also got a fantastic ring for a charr moniker. 

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