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What happened to the Order of the Crystal Bloom?

Tuchanka.5148Tuchanka.5148 Member ✭✭

We've seen them in Dragonfall, yet they completly seem to disappear, except the NPC for the mount race in Grothmar Valley.
Where are they and what are they doing right now? What do you think? We know that Caithe planned to move to the grove, I wish we had a bit more information about them. I think they should move where Aurene moves, they are part of the pact, just like the three orders of Tyria, right? I opened this post after I read the news about the weekly strike mission rewards just mentioning the three original orders of the pact and I was starting to think about them. They should have a special interest to guard Aurene's location right?

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  • Sajuuk Khar.1509Sajuuk Khar.1509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't know why you say they seemed to have completely disappeared. The more obvious thing to ask rather is "why would they have shown up in the last releases at all?"

    I doubt Bangar invited them to the All Legion rally in any significant way, and, up until the end of the last episode, Aurene wasn't in the Shiverpeaks, so why would they have been around at all? Most of them are probably helping to clean up the remaining branded and, helping clean up the brand itself, since that is what Aurene was doing.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 16, 2020

    Most likely inbetween the time of War Eternal and Bound by Blood, they've been helping control and eliminate the branded issue as was Aurene's agenda.

    Like OP said, they've not actually disappeared as they show up in Grothmar Wardowns near the Dragonbrand, and as Sajuuk suggests, they have no reason to go into the Shiverpeaks.

    Well, now they do - Aurene made a nest at the Eye of the North, so I imagine Caithe and some Crystal Bloom members will show up there too in tomorrow's release, perhaps even Zafirah will return. We may even see even more Aurene-branded members like Caithe (who, in turn, may have a new appearance since Aurene's branding is no longer blue like her mother's, but prismatic like the retroactively heavily foreshadowing Immortal weapons - anyone else hoping the Crystal Bloom, when they return, will be wielding these weapons?).

    Koss does show up at the Eye of the North, as seen for a split second in the trailer, so I'd say it's highly likely a couple other Elonians will be there, and the Crystal Bloom members are most likely to show up. It would also be the perfect reason to bring Caithe and Zafirah back into the plot, and give us an update on the state of Elonian politics now that they had a few months to get things settled after the interruption of the summit back in A Star to Guide Us.

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  • anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:
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    Well, now they do - Aurene made a nest at the Eye of the North, so I imagine Caithe and some Crystal Bloom members will show up there too in tomorrow's release, perhaps even Zafirah will return. We may even see even more Aurene-branded members like Caithe (who, in turn, may have a new appearance since Aurene's branding is no longer blue like her mother's, but prismatic like the retroactively heavily foreshadowing Immortal weapons - anyone else hoping the Crystal Bloom, when they return, will be wielding these weapons?).

    It would be a great touch. Fingers crossed, breath held. :)

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @anninke.7469 said:

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:
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    Well, now they do - Aurene made a nest at the Eye of the North, so I imagine Caithe and some Crystal Bloom members will show up there too in tomorrow's release, perhaps even Zafirah will return. We may even see even more Aurene-branded members like Caithe (who, in turn, may have a new appearance since Aurene's branding is no longer blue like her mother's, but prismatic like the retroactively heavily foreshadowing Immortal weapons - anyone else hoping the Crystal Bloom, when they return, will be wielding these weapons?).

    It would be a great touch. Fingers crossed, breath held. :)

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  • Sir Arigius.6294Sir Arigius.6294 Member ✭✭
    edited March 28, 2020

    @Tuchanka.5148 said:
    We've seen them in Dragonfall, yet they completly seem to disappear, except the NPC for the mount race in Grothmar Valley.
    Where are they and what are they doing right now? What do you think? We know that Caithe planned to move to the grove, I wish we had a bit more information about them. I think they should move where Aurene moves, they are part of the pact, just like the three orders of Tyria, right? I opened this post after I read the news about the weekly strike mission rewards just mentioning the three original orders of the pact and I was starting to think about them. They should have a special interest to guard Aurene's location right?

    That's because they were a plot device. A lot of video game companies do this. Bethesda is very guilty of it because they do it all of the time in their games. Developers only do it to further the plot of a video game when one faction cannot be justified of being in a particular location or an event. So the designer(s) or author just creates a disposable faction to be there to help the character or in our case the people playing the game. The whole purpose of the "Order of the Crystal Bloom" is to purely to drive the plot and maintain its course until it's completed. Once the disposable faction's purpose is completed they become useless unless the developers decide that the faction can be used again in other stories.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Sir Arigius.6294 said:

    @Tuchanka.5148 said:
    We've seen them in Dragonfall, yet they completly seem to disappear, except the NPC for the mount race in Grothmar Valley.
    Where are they and what are they doing right now? What do you think? We know that Caithe planned to move to the grove, I wish we had a bit more information about them. I think they should move where Aurene moves, they are part of the pact, just like the three orders of Tyria, right? I opened this post after I read the news about the weekly strike mission rewards just mentioning the three original orders of the pact and I was starting to think about them. They should have a special interest to guard Aurene's location right?

    That's because they were a plot device. A lot of video game companies do this. Bethesda is very guilty of it because they do it all of the time in their games. Developers only do it to further the plot of a video game when one faction cannot be justified of being in a particular location or an event. So the designer(s) or author just creates a disposable faction to be there to help the character or in our case the people playing the game. The whole purpose of the "Order of the Crystal Bloom" is to purely to drive the plot and maintain its course until it's completed. Once the disposable faction's purpose is completed they become useless unless the developers decide that the faction can be used again in other stories.

    You haven't played the recent update, have you?

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  • Moonyeti.3296Moonyeti.3296 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sir Arigius.6294 said:

    @Tuchanka.5148 said:
    We've seen them in Dragonfall, yet they completly seem to disappear, except the NPC for the mount race in Grothmar Valley.
    Where are they and what are they doing right now? What do you think? We know that Caithe planned to move to the grove, I wish we had a bit more information about them. I think they should move where Aurene moves, they are part of the pact, just like the three orders of Tyria, right? I opened this post after I read the news about the weekly strike mission rewards just mentioning the three original orders of the pact and I was starting to think about them. They should have a special interest to guard Aurene's location right?

    That's because they were a plot device. A lot of video game companies do this. Bethesda is very guilty of it because they do it all of the time in their games. Developers only do it to further the plot of a video game when one faction cannot be justified of being in a particular location or an event. So the designer(s) or author just creates a disposable faction to be there to help the character or in our case the people playing the game. The whole purpose of the "Order of the Crystal Bloom" is to purely to drive the plot and maintain its course until it's completed. Once the disposable faction's purpose is completed they become useless unless the developers decide that the faction can be used again in other stories.

    The Vigil, Priory, Whispers, the Pact, the Olmakhan, etc would all like a word. I imagine the Crystal Bloom will be the same, not the main showcase, but they still show up as the story progresses.

  • Well they definitely show up in the Eye of the North hub.