Good day all.
Let me be the first to say that I am not very knowledgeable about GW2 (or even GW in general) lore, so please be kind and patient.
If I understand correctly, the Exalted were once humans (same origin as Zephyrites?) who were tested and prepared for the arrival of Glint's scion, and turned into these nigh-immortal beings.
Also, that if an Exalted's mask is ripped off, it essentially dies.
So, what happens to it at that point? Is it fair to assume that the dead former-Exalted ends up in the Mists? If so, would it be a huge leap to think that they (through some weird alignment of chance/circumstance) could return to Tyria as humans?