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Who is Lornar and why is it his pass?

Tamur.6503Tamur.6503 Member ✭✭
edited March 25, 2019 in Lore

There are a lot of guides for the Lornar's Pass area, but I can find almost nothing about who Lornar is, or was.

The wiki says Lornar held off a giant invasion in 534... is that all we know? Norn I assume? Female? Male? I hunted the area a bit over the weekend for knowledgeable NPCs but no luck there.

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  • Aaron Ansari.1604Aaron Ansari.1604 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2019

    None of the information comes from GW2. It was part of an outpost description for Beacon's Perch, a Deldrimor settlement at the north end of the pass, about where Mennerheim is in GW2. The link Ayrilana shared covers it- a dwarf, eight hundred years ago (back when the norn were still out in the Far Shiverpeaks), who 'single-handedly held off the great Hill Giant invasion,' which presumably came up from Kryta.

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

    Link that contains the original wording

    Named for the legendary Dwarven warrior who single-handedly held off the great Hill Giant invasion of 534 A.E., Beacon's Perch{typo} runs north and south through the Shiverpeak Mountains. Today, this treacherous pass is patrolled by the Stone Summit, and as such is considered hostile to human travelers.

    What Hill Giants were in gw1.

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  • Tamur.6503Tamur.6503 Member ✭✭

    Thanks all three of you. I don't have any GW1 background to lean on, so it was great to see the links. Will widen my searches in the future!

  • Didnt we fight Lonar in GW1? Its that one mission where we ran everywhere trying to kill some dude on a mount?

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Anrothan Aimhirghin.7381 said:
    Didnt we fight Lonar in GW1? Its that one mission where we ran everywhere trying to kill some dude on a mount?

    Lornar was before GW1's time. You might be thinking of Dagnar

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