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Bast.7253Bast.7253 Member ✭✭✭✭

Given that all the champions in the DRM's have oddly specific names, do you think this is supposed to mean something or have any significance?

Or do you think it's more or less just a "Champions" themed series and they wanted to give them names for flavor?

Have we had any comments on whether or not these names are supposed to have any meaning?

Primordus:
Destroyer of the Ironhammer Line
Destroyer of the Crystal Fields
Destroyer of the Great Bridge
Destroyer of the Third Fortress
Destroyer of the Last Forge

Jormag:
Bors of the Ice Gavel
Ryland Steelcatcher. (lul)

Primordus seems to have a common theme and represent actual historical events or previous dragonrises.

But Jormag kind of tosses all of that out the window.

Thinking it must just be flavor text to give them a name other than "Champion Destroyer XXX" or "Champion Svanir Shaman."

It's neat thinking about the possibilities of what "Great Bridge," "Third Fortress," and "Crystal Fields" could be in reference to though.

Comments

    • Ironhammer Line -> No doubt references Jalis Ironhammer, though unclear if it is about the bloodline, defensive line, or something else.
    • Crystal Fields I figured was in relation to Kralkatorrik or Glint somehow, as we know destroyers had targeted both Aurene and Vlast while they were young; alternatively, there were some crystal-filled rooms unrelated to the Crystal Dragons that exist underground in GW1, and could be tentatively tied to such.
    • Hard to say, but I feel like this is an easter egg to LotR and the Bridge of Khazad Dum more than anything else.
    • Third Fortress, hard to place but I'm going to guess that there was a series of stone dwarf fortresses, and this destroyer led the destruction on the third one? Either that, or the name directly refers to Ebonhawke, which is indeed a fortress city. Though how it is "Third" is questionable.
    • Last Forge is no doubt referencing the forge room we fought that destroyer in itself, being the last active Deldrimor forge (that we know of at least).
    • Ice Gavel sounds like a judge among Sons of Svanir figures, but that's just word association with gavel. It would make sense if the Sons of Svanir had a judge-like figure in their group, like they had a leader (Fraenir). Would have been more obvious meaning if the guy used a giant hammer in combat though.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2021

    Since Primords just "make" his champions, probably these names pattern is to hint that is nicknames(thats why "of the") they received for where they were seen, not a name give by the elder dragon.

    Jormag otherwise his champions are almost corrupted creatures that already have name prior to corruption.

    Notice that primordus is the exception(just "make" his minions), not the rule(elder dragons corrupting already existing stuff), so primordus is the "weird guy" not Jormag.

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • Tyson.5160Tyson.5160 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Bast.7253 said:
    Given that all the champions in the DRM's have oddly specific names, do you think this is supposed to mean something or have any significance?

    Or do you think it's more or less just a "Champions" themed series and they wanted to give them names for flavor?

    Have we had any comments on whether or not these names are supposed to have any meaning?

    Primordus:
    Destroyer of the Ironhammer Line
    Destroyer of the Crystal Fields
    Destroyer of the Great Bridge
    Destroyer of the Third Fortress
    Destroyer of the Last Forge

    Jormag:
    Bors of the Ice Gavel
    Ryland Steelcatcher. (lul)

    Primordus seems to have a common theme and represent actual historical events or previous dragonrises.

    But Jormag kind of tosses all of that out the window.

    Thinking it must just be flavor text to give them a name other than "Champion Destroyer XXX" or "Champion Svanir Shaman."

    It's neat thinking about the possibilities of what "Great Bridge," "Third Fortress," and "Crystal Fields" could be in reference to though.

    When I read the names, I thought they were destroyers used in past conflicts with the dwarves, or possible places we’ll see if we ever go underground to fight Primordus, given he survives IBS.