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

While I am pretty disappointed in Champions, as I've been with most of IBS, there was one little thing in this chapter that I did like.
Very minor spoilers ahead.

After completing the final DRM in Fireheart Rise Efram Greetsglory says this about the old Flame Legion: "You can't undo generations of hate in a day. To many, Flame is still the Gold Legion: unreliable, undependable."

Gold Legion, a term that dates all the way back to the The Ecology of the Charr and the Movement of the World but never made it into the game prior to this, at least as far as I've been made aware. The Ecology says this about the term Gold Legion: "Out of mockery, the other legions began to call them the Gold Legion, likening their softness to that ornamental metal. Gold, was also used in Shaman rituals to the Titans, so it hearkened back to their failure and humiliating worship of false gods."
It was a nice call back in my opinion, and shows that just maybe someone at Arenanet might still be paying attention to past lore. Now if only this theoretical individual can do something about the whole tossing of the "Killing dragons without replacements will destroy the world" stuff that was the purpose of an entire expack but is now very absent in IBS.....

Hate Is Fuel.

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  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, I noticed that too and I loved it! I know everyone wants to whine about the issues they see (and I’m not saying there aren’t issues, champions has been some of the weaker story in GW2 sadly, though for good reason irl), but I wish we could just take a moment to appreciate the good and wonderful little details like this.

    I'd rather keep going.. wherever the wind takes us

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 10, 2021

    I also noticed that but didn't put much thought into it.

    Now if only this theoretical individual can do something about the whole tossing of the "Killing dragons without replacements will destroy the world" stuff that was the purpose of an entire expack but is now very absent in IBS.....

    Arenanet might go with Aurene replacing all of them.
    That way, we actually have an replacement and can happily kill off the dragons.
    Given how the plot of Chapter 3 feels like they just took a look at the forums instead of writing a decent story, Aurene replacing them all is not that wild of an idea.

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

    @The Greyhawk.9107 said:
    never made it into the game prior to this, at least as far as I've been made aware.

    AFAIK, there is one - yes one - dialogue in Black Citadel that calls them Gold Legion, he's located in the Bane.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Huraugh_Fleshscather

    According to a quick wiki search, there's also this tablet with translatable text calling them Gold Legion: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Priory_Archives

    So this makes a third reference to that in-game. Which is neat.

    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.

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

    Figured you'd have caught a couple other instances, Konig.

    Hate Is Fuel.