- This article is about the order. For the area, see Durmand Priory (location). For the instance, see The Durmand Priory.
The Durmand Priory is a scholarly order dedicated to protecting knowledge and lore. Named after the monastery which houses their archives, and in turn after the monastery's founder Durmand, members of the Durmand Priory offer their services as advisors, tutors and chroniclers across Tyria. They are willing to share their gathered knowledge but do so cautiously.
The Durmand Priory is one of three major multi-racial orders who are looking for ways to combat the Elder Dragons. They hope that intellect, or some lost piece of knowledge, can save the world from the rise of the dragons.
The current leader of the Priory is the asura Steward Gixx.
The Durmand Priory was founded in 1105 AE, before the Rise of Orr and the flooding of Lion's Arch. The order is younger than the Order of Whispers, but considerably older than the Vigil. The scholars of the Durmand Priory were major contributors to the creation of the New Krytan alphabet, which soon spread throughout the known world. This language allowed communication between all countries, cultures, and races. Because of its philosophies and ideals, the Durmand Priory was one of the first organizations to accept members from all races.
The Durmand Priory has several levels in its organization, with at least two divisions depending on whether the member goes on expeditions (Explorer) or if they focus on bookwork (Scholar). There's also mention of "Archons" who deal with dangerous knowledge, but nothing else of them is known. From lowest to highest, these ranks are:
- Steward (Only Gixx holds this rank)
 Personal story involvement
Players may join the Order during their personal story at the end of the level 26 story mission. Joining the Durmand Priory leads you to work with Magister Sieran. Joining the Priory will involve solving some puzzles and mysteries, although no less combat.
 Armor and weapons
- Durmand Priory armor can be purchased from Armor Requisitioner Secunda within the instance which is located in the Priory Archives right next to the Waypoint.
- Priory weapons can be purchased from Explorer Holly in Durmand Priory.
- Headquarters: Priory Archives in Durmand Priory, Lornar's Pass
- Black Citadel: Durmand Scriptorium
- Lion's Arch: Durmand Dig Site
- Hoelbrak: Priory Encampment
- The Grove: Durmand Posting in Order's Terrace
- Divinity's Reach: Durmand Hall in Kormir Low Road
- ^ Personal Story overview, Official Guild Wars 2 website
- ^ Guildmag #1: Q&A with Ree Soesbee, GuildMag