I wasn't too sure if I should post this in Lore or General discussion, but I'm pretty surprised that this matter haven't been discussed yet (at least I didn't find any topic and I was not going to search from 100 pages of finds relating to Boneskinner). What is the origin of Boneskinner?
We all know already that Norn are based on Vikings / Norse mythology and rightfully so, The Icebrood Saga narrative is written in old Norse. I didn't actually pay much attention to it, but recently I played Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and the events / boss fight against Fenrir goes just like in Guild Wars 2. He gets stronger in the dark, he is afraid of light and we use it to our advantage. Even the creature model is really similar, though this is still an artistic decision. In Hellbalde Fenrir is visualized as a boar, but in the game he is mentioned as Garmr / Fenrir. Sometimes called as Hellhound. Boneskinner and Garmr / Fenrir shares the same fate basically, Boneskinner guarding Sanctum Arena and Fenrir guarding Hel's gate. There are other references too, such as Fraenir of Jormag is named after Fafnir, a dwarf who became a Dragon.
This is just my guess, but I think Jormag's voice actor is female, because she is pretty much influenced by Hel (daughter of Loki). Did you know that Hel is the ruler of Niflheim, a realm of primordial ice and cold?
I like Norse mythology and stuff related to it. I love in games how developers take inspiration from it.