In recent days I wasted some time investigating personality and possible identity of E. I started playing GW2 a few months ago (mostly PvP) and I didn’t find lore and story of the game to be particularly good or interesting, but I still did read/watch some lore. Reading Marjory’s story I stumbled upon E and became quite interested in him after checking some information on him. There are very limited options to editing on this forum so this thread burns my eyes as well. Please do inform me of possible mistakes, things i missed and share your opinion and ideas. Let’s jump right into it.
Dev’s have stated that we have already met E in the game and that they themselves know who E is. I think that it is very likely that they don’t know his exact identity and that they will decide on it once they finally reveal his identity, if they do. I would be also pleased with E being someone we haven't met yet, as long as he lives up to the expectations.
About Mister E:
Some people have suggested that E is not one person but a group of 2 (Evon-Ellen duo) or more people. I personally don’t like this idea, since it doesn’t fit E’s image I will represent. That is why I will focus on describing him as a one person.
We know E is not a necromancer, since Marjory does not detect necromantic powers when she encounters him. Marjory describes his voice as deep and even uses pronoun ‘he’. One of the Dev’s has also used pronoun ‘his’ when talking about E. Because of that we know that he is most likely male and not asura (asuras are not tall enough to hold a knife to grown woman’s throat). But we all know that there is a profession in the game that we all love: Mesmer. That means even female mesmers are eligible for E’s identity, mesmers can change their appearance as an illusion not as physical state (so asuras are still out) and their voice. It makes a lot of sense to make your voice male and deep, on TV they do it when they want to hide someone’s identity. From Marjory’s encounter we know E is gentle and quick, so he himself possesses traits of a good spy/assassin.
From the way E speaks in his letters and how he acts I would say he is very ruthless, rational and intelligent, possibly a psychopath. He doesn’t really trust anyone unless he has a good reason too. In the first letter he sends you he says that luck is for idiots which he and you are not. In E’s letter to Caudecus he threatens him that he will show him how serious he is if the information he received for Caudecus is wrong. The way he speaks to all his Seraph informants, bosses them around without questions makes me think those Seraph might be brainwashed in E’s basement or under a spell, he certainly has strong control over them.
‘Your mission is clear. Find Caudecus. He must be eliminated with prejudice. —E’
’ I need you to shadow Logan Thackeray. Stay with him, but don't let him see you. Keep him alive. He still has a role to play. —E’
He doesn’t wants Logan to survive because he would feel anything for him but just because he needs him, a pawn that still has use. He also says to Marjory she will probably never see that necromancer that she was chasing, why? Maybe E will take care of him and his grave. Even though E could be a psychopath he is on our side and schemes for our cause. I would compare him to Lord Varys in A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thornes books, show is trash now).
He is most likely situated in Divinity’s Reach. But as seen in one of the letters he is not always in Divinity’s Reach since he says he knows about Siege of Divinity’s Reach and that he is coming there.
Let’s look at all his interactions we know about, chronologically:
He makes contact with Marjory in Divinity’s Reach.
Next is an interesting story that most people don’t know about. It might have happened before meeting Marjory. We encounter his presence in human personal story level 20 if you decided that you are noble who lost parents. At level one human story Centaurs attack Shaemoor with Caudecus removing his ministry guards, effectively making path for centaurs. Confessor Esthel nominates Caudecus second in command of White Mantle. Mantle wants to assassinate you for saving the village (and to send a message that Queen is weak as she can’t even protect her friends). Caudecus sends anonymous letter to E informing him of the plan and reveals identity of White Mantle leader Confessor Esthel. That means Caudecus might knew E's real identity or more likely he only knew about E's influence in Shining Blade as E had no reason to sign the letter with E, which would just give up his identity. This could be first time Caudecus contacted E or he might have done it multiple times without E realizing it is the same person. 'A Friend' sends you mail inviting you to gardens to tell you about your lost parents. There you meet first Lord Faren and then Informant who sent the mail, Informant then attacks you. Next moment Exemplar Mehid and Exemplar Salia of Shinning Blade show up to defend you. Obviously they were informed by E about the assassination plan as he said he will observe if assassination actually happens which might mean E is Lord Faren, but then again it makes more sense that E would send Shining Blade to do that for him. After the fight they tell you about the White Mantle and that they found White Mantle hideout, again information fed by E that he received from Caudecus. In next episode you kill Confessor Esthel and Caudecus becomes new confessor, succeeding in his plot where he played E.
He sends us mail where he tells us about the danger to Ship’s Council at Dragon Bash. And says he would interfere but he cannot, probably because he was not in the city at the time and had no one capable enough to trust him this mission in Lion’s Arch, so his influence there is not that strong. After the incident he sends us to Marjory to find the killer.
Living world season 2 starts with him sending us mail there is disturbance in Brisban Wildlands.
In 4th episode of season 2 he sent a mail to Anise informing her that ‘Minister Estelle was in a bandit gambling parlor when she was supposedly spying on our queen.’ Which leads to successfully discrediting Minister Estelle who was claiming that Queen was friendly with Scarlet.
Finally in season 3 episode 4 at Lake Doric you can find 7 of his letters.
I think E is not part of Order of the Whispers (Krytan or original) or Order of the Shadows, but he does have agents inside of Order of the Whispers, order might not even know about him. Why? Because Order of the Whispers is a bad organization, it is meant to be anti-elder dragon but they also stick their fingers in other pies, which completely ruins it. For example Shining Blade vs White Mantle, but are anti Elder Dragons, thus they can be in the Order, but Order seems to take sides. It is just that such big spy organizations don’t work and can’t stay secretive. He of course could in the Order himself but not as E but as his real identity. He has strong presence in the Shining Blade and Seraph as he is able to command them around, directly or with manipulation.
- Male, non asura or a female Mesmer.
- Not Necromancer.
- Ruthless, intelligent, possibly a psychopath (classic spymaster traits), but fights for the ‘good’ cause (Machiavelli).
- His political influence is centered in Divinity’s Reach where he can make things happen with his influence in Seraph and Shining Blade.
- He receives information from his spys around all of Kryta.
- He has agents inside of Order of the Whispers but himself is not a member known as E but maybe as his real identity.
- He is a royalist that dislikes White Mantle.
A lot of people seem to think E is E’s initial or are somehow connected to his real name. I don’t really think that is what Dev’s were thinking about when they decided to name him E. I think he is named E for the word play: Mister E = Mystery. I got this idea after listening to a song called Mr.E but I saw some other people noticing this interesting fact.
L + F = E. He is a good candidate. A character that you think is there only for comedic purposes, hitting on all da ladies, being all fashionable, hosting Fanciest cat competition, always being full of himself only to be embarrassed a second later. But he also survives many encounters such a man shouldn’t or just performs well. He is lost alone in a jungle, survives Scarlet, he helps you fight bandits and save some prisoners, he brings grenades with his force he himself trained and inspired in Amnoon to the anti-Joko army. So Lord Faren secretly being this ruthless and skilled spy with publicly displaying this fake persona. Problem is you supposedly know Lord Faren since you were both little and would notice changes in his behavior. His voice also isn’t precisely deep (he could secretly be Mesmer as we don’t know his profession). But he certainly seems to have the motives to be E.
Lady Wi is a human Mesmer, wife of Minister Wi. She is a member of Order of Whispers and he role is to spy on the Ministry. Very good candidate as her motives seems to correlate with E’s. In one of the letters where E ordering a Seraph to evacuate some woman he could be talking about Vallete Wi who is her daughter. Letter implies Vallete Wi wouldn’t be willing to be evacuated since she at the time was on Caudecus’s side.
Is a former Master Exemplar of the Shining Blade who stepped down and was replaced by Anise. This could explain E’s strong connection with Shining Blade. In game you can find this:
"I, Eive, have loved the Shining Blade as my own family, and that will not change. I have responsibilities that may occasionally take me away, and you deserve a leader dedicated to leading you."
So she steps down because she has other responsibilities, but still loves Shining Blade. She realized she can better protect the Queen by going solo spreading her schemes all around Kryta. We don’t know anything else about Eive, she could be a Mesmer. And her name sounds female, but even that is not certain. Problem is we never met her and dev’s said we did meet E, but then again they probably haven’t decided who E is. But there is a medicine for this problem.
Eive = Lady Wi
We only know first names of Master Exemplars and we only know second name of Lady Wi. Considering Lady Wi is a mesmer she would easily leave Shining Blade and live a new life as Lady Wi. Considering E is very ruthless character she might have killed real Lady Wi and take her appearance, but again I don’t think Mesmer illusions are physical, they are just illusions. Evie and Lady Wi could always be the same person living dual life until she could no longer do it and have to leave Shining Blade. Biggest problem is now her name is Evie Wi, which sounds like an epic meme.
She was also a Master Exemplar of Shining Blade but has been missing for more than 150 years, reported dead (though validity of the claim is questionable) which means she would die of old age? She also has no role in GW2 and is a Monk by profession, and we all know Monks don’t exist, right?
Evon + Ellen
E+E = E. Idea has been proposed that this duet could be E. I myself see a lot of problems with it. Evon matches E’s personality on ruthless part, but only thing larger than his ego is his wallet. Ellen was a Lionguard commander in charge of the security at Dragon Bash, yet she couldn’t intervene herself? Neither of them have a good reason to do what E does, fight for da Queen.
Raw information and references regarding E:
Human, noble, dead parents, level 20 story:
LS2 episode 1:
LS2 episode 4:
LS3 episode 4:
Some of the past discussions: