Castigator.3470 Posted April 15, 2018 Share Posted April 15, 2018 Greetings.This started as an odd showerthought, but looking around Tyria, I've found a surprising lack of nonhuman skeletons. This lack is not just limited to the animated skeletons, there seems to be a complete lack of bones for several races.The charr, for instance feature prominently in battlefields across all of Tyria. Entire warbands fall together, sometimes a charr gets lost in a remote place. But who of you has ever seen a charr skull rendered in Guild Wars 2? Were there charr skulls in the original Guildwars?How does an entire skeleton look like and why haven't we seen one?The charr have the custom of burning their dead, but unless they have been using crematoria for more than 250 years, we should have found their remains somewhere.Here's a drawing by someone, who took this matter into her own hands. Art by xstarrx Same with the asura. I've never seen the skeleton of an asura. There were risen asura, but they were fleshy, as if they were risen just last week. You'd think there are some remains of long lost asuran explorers, or the citizens of Rata Novus. I don't expect a graveyard, since the asura too, seem to cremate their dead and have the technology for cremation at least since 250 years. Then again, the asura live in a jungle biome with jaguars (panthers) roaming around, dangerous caves, elementals, hostile hylek, there's bound to be some unlucky researcher, who found the eternal alchemy a bit too soon.Among the major races, these are the odd ones, since the lack of skeletons seems to violate common sense. Norn skeletons seem similar enough to human ones, that the main difference would be added bulk to account for square/cube law. Sylvari may not even have bones and even if they do, their wooden bodies likely decompose, so their lack of skeletal remains is not surprising. (Plus, the oldest tree children in Tyria are 28 years old in 1330.) Next are the minor races. The ogres, grawl, skritt, quaggan, hylek and krait. I could have counted the centaurs, but Joko did integrate their remains nicely into the bone palace. Aside from centaurs, I was unable to locate any skeletons. Did anyone here find something interesting?Then there's the disappointment of lich form. Sure it's a one size fits all transformation ingame, but it should raise some eyebrows, that a necromancer team consisting of one of each playable race look excactly the same, when using their lichform. From a lore standpoint this absolutely baffles me.It's not even impossible, this artist made a model. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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