- Daedygamer: Ranger
- Rytlockbrimstone: Engineer
- Thehiddentriforce: Ranger/Mesmer
- Elquintosolacabarapronto: Mesmer
- Gamettescribe: Elementalist
- Curiousbeast: Thief
- Regan-of-tyria: Thief
- Roadtotyria: Mesmer
I’ve been trying to figure this out. It’s because they essentially created The Nightmare Court. That’s what it is.
Woooow there, aren’t you making kind of a huge shortcut here?
I’m not saying that Asuras aren’t vicious little babes, because they obviously are and have been thus since GW1, but you cannot say that the whole race is responsible for the Nightmare Court.
From what we learn through interviews with GW2 writers, most notably Jeff Grubb, Ree Soesbee and Angel McCoy, the only sylvari who was captured and tortured by the asura was the First-Born Malomedies, future luminary to the Cycle of Night. He was one of the first to venture out of the Grove and was indeed caught by asuras. They thought he was some new kind of mutant plant from Maguuma and did experiments on him. I remember reading somewhere that the krewe that did this was led by Kudu, who would later found the Inquest. Other asuras discovered that he was experimenting on a sentient being, stopped him and gave back Malomedies to his people, with their deepest apologies.
So, that makes Kudo a horrible individual, and I do hope we get to kill him for messing with Malomedies (and probably breaking Snaff’s heart, as he was his apprentice) but it still does not make him the responsible for the Nightmare Court, “only” for the Inquest.
‘Cause if you read carefully the “Dream and Nightmare” blog entry, you’ll also see that Malomedies’ return is not the event that acted as a trigger for Cadeyrn. He was indeed distressed by it, but it’s not why he departed the Grove. He stayed for a while after it by the way. To me, if there are people to blame, it might be the Pale Tree herself, who did not answer his questions, and in a small measure Caithe, whose final words to Cadeyrn cristallised his jealousy toward the First-borns.
Plus, the asura are not the only one to mistreat the races they consider inferior. Think of the way the norns treat the grawls. They permanently mock their religion and don’t hesitate to trick them with false idols. It also appears that humans have once again enslaved the dredges to dig for them, and that we might have to fight to free them.
So all that does not make the asuras into the cute little pixies that some people new to Guild Wars think they are, but they are not all that worst than the other races…
PS: As stated in the Ecology of the Charr, the Flame Legion did not remove females from the army because they thought they were inferior, but because when they initiated their cult of the Titans, the only one clever enough to sense something was wrong was a female leader, Bathea Havocbringer. So the equation became female = danger, and they therefore casted them out of the active service. You could say they were excluded because they were indeed SUPERIOR u_u
I have an extra beta key that I have no use for, so I know it’s a bit late, but if anyone is interested, just send me a message in my askbox.
First person to answer will get the key!