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Requiem: Zafirah

Hi everyone,

We've published yesterday the second short story in the “All or Nothing: Requiem” miniseries. It contains heavy spoilers for Living World Season 4.

Zafirah’s story was written by Alex Kain of the ArenaNet Narrative Team, illustrated by creative partner Marius Bota, and formatted using the open-source program Twine.

To read the story, visit the official page. Click Zafirah’s portrait on the official page and follow the links through her thoughts.

Requiem: Zafirah


Stéphane Lo Presti
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  • anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

    Nice piece (although I'm too curious about the next part to fully appreciate this one, I admit).
    Could the stories get their own easily accesible place? Like a link (could be at the top of the GW2 sites next to Wiki, Forums...) leading to a page with list of stories and a timeline placement of each of them, so people can avoid spoilers.
    Because if you have a look at the thread about Rytlock's story in lore subforum, you'll see that a few weeks after the release people didn't know about it and that's a pity.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2019

    Kinda re-enforced the idea of Balthazar being a shallow blood thirsty guy with not other elements to his character. I feel like that made Balthazar one of the weak chains of the pof storyline and i had hoped this story would go deeper and sort of give us a glaust like afterview of him. Oh well, the Zafirah stuff were very nice.

  • I think it would be really interesting if she permanently joined the commander's guild because we really need more characters like her - shadowy people with a troubled past, kinda like Caithe. I'd like to see how they interact in the future.

  • Kylden Ar.3724Kylden Ar.3724 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Riverborn.1542 said:
    I think it would be really interesting if she permanently joined the commander's guild because we really need more characters like her - shadowy people with a troubled past, kinda like Caithe. I'd like to see how they interact in the future.

    Not sure if serious... isn't that all of DW?

    How many times we gotta tell you GRIND IS NOT CONTENT there ANet?

    Leader of Tyrian Adventure Corp [TACO], [RaW][TACO] Alliance, Kaineng.

  • I'm sure this story is awesome. Waiting for WP to read it to me.

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for these stories! I didn't know much about the Hamaseen or the Zalambur's past/job (I probably missed some dialogue/hint here and there), so it was nice to cover this gap. Like for Rytlock, it didn't help to "love" more the character, but to understand it better. Speaking of Rytlock and Sohotin, can someone explain why the skill #2 of Sohotin changes according to the class/profession of the wielder? I thought it was awesome with my mesmer, spamming 2 clones per skill, but the firing trail with the warrior was amazingly OP.

    I look forward to reading the next one on Caithe. Despite so many years, she's still an enigmatic character.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I was honestly bored with how generic this tragic story reads as.

  • Read it...still wanna kill her

  • Nor.2057Nor.2057 Member ✭✭

    I enjoyed it quite much and Wooden Potatoes read and discussion over it , it does bring to light a lot of more aspects of the bone wall , refugees and the Zaishen Order and the retro update of adding her character on past missies was a very good touch :D!

  • Shiv.5781Shiv.5781 Member ✭✭

    It sounds really good... looking forward to it.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 5, 2019

    It was a bit dull overall. You can summarize the content in a few sentences. Instead, we got a long text that was quite repetitive and did not have a lot of information to offer. It was an attempt to evoke emotions, but it didn't do much for me in that regard, because there was no curve in story-telling; it was a rather linear experience with no real surprises or anything that would move me emotionally (the most emotional part was the beginning of her journey, when she heard her family's screams while escaping the massacre). Maybe it's the style of writing. The Rytlock piece was a more entertaining read, but let's face is, this isn't particularly good writing.

    @Eloc Freidon.5692 said:
    I was honestly bored with how generic this tragic story reads as.

    This.

    @Nor.2057 said:
    the retro update of adding her character on past missies was a very good touch :D!

    Her character was added to past missions? :o Okay, I am looking forward to see that for myself when I reach Elona with my Engineer.

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