Dec 10

Jalinar’s Twelve Grentches of Wintersday Contest!


The snow is falling.

The carollers are singing.

Wintersday is near.

The season of gift giving and joy.

But, Chronicles of Tyria is in a gloomy mood.

Unfortunately, a member of the Chronicles of Tyria staff has stolen all the presents this year!

Arenanet had sent us some gifts to hand out to our readers, but everything is ruined now!

Ever since he came back from Bloodstone Fen, Jalinar’s mind has been filled with greed. He wants all the wealth for himself. He’s become a true Grentch of Wintersday. He even persuaded Skritta  to help him steal all the presents from our Guild Vault right under our noses! We thought she was only doing what skritt do and play with the shiny coins.

We tried reasoning with him, but he refuses to give anything back. The bloodstone seems to have clouded his mind. He hungers for power like all of the poor souls trapped during the explosion of the Fen.

Fortunately for us, unlike the souls of the Fen, he hungers for the power that is knowledge. If we participate in a game he calls the Twelve Grentches of Wintersday, and help him gain more knowledge about the world of Tyria, then maybe we can warm his heart and make him give the presents back.

Every day, starting December 14th until the 25th, Jalinar will make a demand for more knowledge about Tyria, Wintersday or Chronicles of Tyria on Twitter. Fulfilling his demand will give you the chance to win one of the present he stole.


Contest Rules

  1. Follow us on Twitter to never miss a question : @ChroniclesTyria
  2. Answer the question by replying to the tweet. Every question will be published at noon EST.
  3. You will have 24 hours from the moment the question is asked to answer.
  4. Winners will be randomly picked the following day and contacted via Direct Message.
  5. Each winner will win a bundles with items from the list below.
  6. Winners are required to have a valid GW2 account to redeem the prizes.



  • 12 x Miniature Toy Egg
  • 4 x 400 gem codes
  • 20+ x Steam Game Codes (Ex : Goat Simulator, Guns of Icarus, Towerfall Ascension)

Note : The steam games were not given to us by Arenanet. The codes were gathering dust in Jalinar’s computer and he wants to get rid of them 😀


Dec 07

Chapter 7: Part 8 – A Warm Welcome

amberheader7-8You would expect, in any normal circumstances, for a city being targeted by a giant golem to be one quickly swamped by panic. How could such a creation, after all, arriving without warning, be anything other than a threat? Any other race, I think, would see it as exactly that – but asura, being what we are, are nothing without our curiosity. Zurra’s golem was coming, and most of Rata Sum wanted to know why.

I heard the mutterings and heated arguments as we made our way back up through the city. Who could have conceived of such a thing? Who even had a lab big enough? How could anyone have secured the funding to build it? What was it for? My companions, I could see, were ready to shake some sense into many of the perplexed asura we passed, but I knew better. The golem could start tearing Rata Sum from the sky, and there’d still be some of my people trying to get close enough to see what weaponry it had been equipped with.

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Nov 22

Endless Sky, Restrained Earth


In the cell, during the escape

Drac was standing in the jail, waiting until the ship arrived in Lion’s Arch. He had the dagger Patrick kindly gave him in hand, prepared to defend himself from any sudden attack. I don’t know how this thing is used, though… he thought while looking at his hand, holding the strange weapon.

He heard footsteps getting closer to his cell. They were slow, though steady, creating an anxious feeling in Drac’s body. He started to tremble as the shadow of the torches grew bigger. Then the figure stopped and Drac could see it. Snapping his fingers, the lights extinguished themselves.

“It is told that your specialization is decided once you first use a weapon” told the figure, unrecognizable due to the sudden lack of light.

“W-who are you?” yelled Drac, feeling true fear. He took two steps back, his body still trembling, even harder than before, feeling the ominous presence the man emitted. He held the dagger with both hands, facing it towards the strange man, trying without success to threaten him.

“Is my name of any importance?” Asked with certain arrogance the man. By his voice, one could tell he was a young man. “You can call me a servant of God.”

“I trust no God… the Six abandoned us long ago” said Drac, confused about the man’s affirmation.

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Nov 20

Chapter 11: Part 7 – Smoke Filled Room

Where is he?

My heart beat so hard I felt it was going to explode in my chest. I couldn’t find him outside. I ran into the burning innards of the building. Dark smoke-filled the room and even though it was starting to fill my lungs, I began digging through the bodies on the floor. While there was a minute moment of relief when I didn’t find him, panic welled up inside me still. I felt a hand grasp mine and pull me out into fresh air. It was a large hardened hand, one of a norn, but it wasn’t his. Angel now carried me from the building and set me down onto the ground against a wall.

Tobih sprinted towards me and eventually took hold of me. He held me more tightly than he ever had before. “Thank the gods,” he whispered only that.

“Where is he?” I couldn’t muster much more than those words. Numbness began to take over as my mind prepared itself for the worst. The strength behind Tobih’s embrace left me feeling as if something had happened.
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Nov 14


My arm ached as I worked it back into its sling. The healers had done their work, but the soreness hadn’t quite passed. I’d been reassured that while the dislocation wouldn’t leave any lasting damage the fractures could impact me permanently if I didn’t give myself the time I needed to recover. It was a warning I had taken seriously – I needed the rest and I couldn’t allow Tatianna to jeopardise my future.

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