Birth year: 1299
Hometown: Metrica Province, Tarnished Coast
Hi. My name is Minkus, Minkus the Large. It’s a pleasure to meet you.
I understand I’m introducing myself? I’m not sure there’s much to say, really. I’m an asura— but then, I suppose you knew that. My little sister and I were raised in Metrica, where she saw me through my education. It was hard, but I made it, and I owe it all to her. After finishing at the College of Dynamics, I left town while my sister kept at her research. I miss her, but— well, the world’s just so big. I had to go see it.
It’s been three years, and I’m slowly going east, taking in all I can of Tyria: from the sylvari’s Grove to Kessex Hills and Queensdale. There are amazing places in this world, and even better people. One of them taught me more than I ever hoped someone could. Maybe I’ll meet more new friends at my next stop, Divinity’s Reach. (I hear the beer is great there, too!)
Name: Penny Arkayd
Birth year: 1295
Hometown: Divinity’s Reach, Kryta
I’m a Reach girl. Been living inside these walls, looking out for myself, since I was a kid.
As a teen, I was taught steam mechanics by a charr in town. It was the first thing in the world that actually made sense, and it was the easiest way to get money in my pocket and food in my stomach, so I took to it fast. Some people say I’m the best engineer in town—I’d say they’re right.
A few years back, I finally opened my own shop on the west side of town. I do decent business, but I’m still just renting the space. Every job gets me a step closer to buying out my landlord, though. As soon as I can do that, I’ll be free. No one to pay, no one to answer to, and no one milking me for my talent.
What, you want more? Sorry, pal. That’s all you get.