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What's the lore for zodiac armor and starborn outfits?

Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

I would like to know about these outfits specifically, but I am also interested in other gem store armor and outfits.

Soon™ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
My Daredevil build after the big patch


  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 4, 2019

    There really isn't any lore. Though there are a couple "Astral creatures" that are found in the Mists (and one dwarven ruins of unclear nature). Best we can guess is some sort of odd Mists-based creatures/magic.

    They're a bit reminiscent of the Celestials in gw1, which were souls of humans elevated to the night sky (mirroring various myths on constellations) and gaining bodies of starlight. Unclear if there is any relation though.

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  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think it’s the same as most gemstore items - manufactured for adventurers (or anyone who’ll buy it).

    Which explains how it exists but there’s still room for more information, though I doubt we’ll ever need to spend time on how clothes and weapons are made.


  • Tom Hsiao.9705Tom Hsiao.9705 Member ✭✭✭

    Why does everything needs lore?? just enjoy the art work B)
    if everything needs lore that's gonna kill all the creativity

    Don’t just argue for the sake of arguing, I don’t have time for trolls!

  • TheBravery.9615TheBravery.9615 Member ✭✭✭

    Somewhere in Bellevue, WA, some designer submitted their design for a new gem store outfit and was approved for production.

    The end.

  • Ultramex.1506Ultramex.1506 Member ✭✭✭

    Please no....last thing i need is NPC to be judgmental of my outfit, just because i'm wearing a Mursaat robe doesn't mean i'm really one nor does wearing White Mantle mean i'm working for them, and worst of all Dragon Watch noticing i'm wearing their outfit, just a simple Charr appreciating good fashion sense.
    But if you want lore, just think it as an attempt to make profit by Evon Gnashblade and they won't share how they got materials to made these.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    When you think about all the evil outfits like white mantle, harbringer of mordremoth, verdant executor, pirate's captain, balthazar, awakened, inquest, forged....
    That Elon should be a real adventurer, spy and warrior to find all of them.... still not killed? Oh WAIT maybe he has a contract with all of them.... may explain the funding...
    For starborn outfit I think it's just a link with the end of the season with Aurene flying to the sky... full of stars....

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  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The Mist Stranger outfit is also of interest.

    I mean even if we can reason with ourselves, some of the outfits in the gemstore will suffice with: We just killed them and took their clothes.

    Soon™ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    My Daredevil build after the big patch

  • My head canon is that all of the flashy outfits are just normal clothes enchanted by mesmers with glamours and sold as high-fashion for rich people.

  • Tom.8029Tom.8029 Member ✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    Anything made from the gem store, usually even voiced by Evon Gnashblade himself, is merely a replica made to look like something. It isn't real, just made to look real. They have really good (probably underpaid) designers at the Black Lion trading Company. You'll find lots of posts about the gem store on the Guildwars2.com page from Gnashblade himself. So there's your lore, created by Evon Gnashblade, an in-game CEO of the black lion trading company.