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What happened to Malyck?

I know there’s probably some thread about this already. But maybe there’s some new thoughts. So what happened to Malyck? We know that Sylvari is Mordy’s minions. Malyck said he will help the commander if they need help. So where is he?!

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  • Sigerk.2897Sigerk.2897 Member ✭✭✭

    I read that a lot of stuff meant for Heart of Thorns was cut. I'm thinking a resolution to Malyck's story was one of the things that were cut from the final product.

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

    Malyck was cut from the HoT story. I believe there was a dev a couple of years ago mentioning about whether they could ever fill the story in via the game or short story, but I think they left the team.

    Pretty certain now hatever the plan was for Malyk, we will never know it

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  • @Randulf.7614 said:
    Malyck was cut from the HoT story. I believe there was a dev a couple of years ago mentioning about whether they could ever fill the story in via the game or short story, but I think they left the team.

    Matthew Medina was part of the 2019 layoffs, but he was re-hired later on. I believe he now works on EoD though, and there wasn't any comment on this story draft for Malyck after 2018.

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

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Malyck was cut from the HoT story. I believe there was a dev a couple of years ago mentioning about whether they could ever fill the story in via the game or short story, but I think they left the team.

    Matthew Medina was part of the 2019 layoffs, but he was re-hired later on. I believe he now works on EoD though, and there wasn't any comment on this story draft for Malyck after 2018.

    Ah was it him? I had it in my head it was Peter somebody who was talking about it.

    I still don't think we will see anything unless they choose to go back to those web story formats like around the start of IBS which were decent enough

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  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 25, 2020

    Malyck wasn't from Heart of Maguuma, he was from the area between Tangled Depths and Metrica Province. Not only did the Mordrem migration not make it that far into Central Tyria due to the SCAR Team, but since Malyck's tree didn't have a Dream it presumably couldn't be directly corrupted. Therefor its very likely that Malyck and the other Sylvari from that tree are still alive and well.

    Its never explained why Malyck's tree has no Dream though. In HoT its established that Dream and Nightmare aren't creations of the Pale Tree or Mordremoth, but are their own realms that provide both vulnerability and protection.

    Its also not explained why he had a humanoid form like other (purified) Sylvari and not Modrem.

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  • I sorta assumed he died
    Or worse

    There's wayyyyyyy too many stories that just ended up dropped

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    The last word as some mentioned was that they were looking for an appropriate place to insert Malyck’s story, and that they wanted to find a place for it, but nothing has come of that stated intention.

    Could cross your fingers for EoDs somehow, but the set up for Malyck clearly intended for him to be from the Maguuma (which was cut from HoTs). Either he managed to resist Mordremoth somehow, or his tree will be “retconned” elsewhere.

    Logistically though getting a sylvari tree outside the maguuma would be a bit of a stretch.

  • The Greyhawk.9107The Greyhawk.9107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Gunna call it now: Malyck's Tree is in the partially restored Echovald Forest! Malyck's actually one of those filthy Kurzicks... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    One of many open plot lines. Since the story has moved away from the Sylvari, it's probably something that won't be resolved.

  • Clyan.1593Clyan.1593 Member ✭✭✭

    Malyck's dead, baby, malyck's dead

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 27, 2020

    He got lost then got eaten by Pocket Raptors.. true story :D

  • @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Malyck was cut from the HoT story. I believe there was a dev a couple of years ago mentioning about whether they could ever fill the story in via the game or short story, but I think they left the team.

    Matthew Medina was part of the 2019 layoffs, but he was re-hired later on. I believe he now works on EoD though, and there wasn't any comment on this story draft for Malyck after 2018.

    Ah was it him? I had it in my head it was Peter somebody who was talking about it.

    I still don't think we will see anything unless they choose to go back to those web story formats like around the start of IBS which were decent enough

    Honestly, I see it more likely as a raid/strike unrelated to the main story (though they don't really seem to be doing that for IBS) or a Side Story achievement (which they seem to have given up, shame since those were great ways to do followups or foreshadowings or just unrelated stuff).

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