Glint

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Glint meets with Destiny's Edge.
Glint's corpse.

Glint, once known as Glaust, was a champion of the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik. She was, until recently, a friend to all living things. When the Dragons last awoke, the Forgotten discovered a great spell that granted Glint a will free from control by the Elder Dragon. Glint remained in crystalline form, but she regained her free will and identity. She then concealed many of the elder races from the dragon. It was presumably around this time that a group of grateful dwarves formed the Brotherhood of the Dragon, an organization that served as the keepers of her heritage. They forged an alliance with her, and let her into their minds.

In the time when the Dragons slept, Glint secretly worked to prepare for her former master's eventual return by collecting his crystallized blood and retaining a spear made from his spine. In approximately 272 AE, she compiled the Flameseeker Prophecies, foretelling the defeat of Vizier Khilbron and the fall of the titan and mursaat.[1] In 1072 AE, this came to pass, and it was Glint who guided the Ascendant heroes who were the prophecies' subjects to their destiny. After the Transformation of the Dwarves, Glint's guardianship was passed down to a secretive group of Canthans and Elonians who would later become known as the Zephyrites.

In 1320 AE, Kralkatorrik awoke once more, seeking out Glint for her betrayal. He hunted her down and killed her, and even Destiny's Edge could not protect her, losing Snaff in the attempt. After her death, the Zephyrites sought out her corpse in order to ensure that the draconic energy stored within her body would not fall into the wrong hands. They found that with magic from her body, they were able to harness the power of the Aspects of Sun, Wind, and Lightning. Using these Aspects, they built a magnificent Zephyr Sanctum, and with it they roam the world in peace.[2]

Notes[edit]

  • According to an old human legend, Glint had a hatchling hundreds of years ago. Some humans found it and protected it. Bards called it Gleam, although neither it nor any proof of its existence have been seen in modern times. It is unknown if it is, like its mother, free from the Elder Dragons' corruption.[3] Eir Stegalkin believes whether Glint's children would be an ally depends on who raises it, and that as these dragons have long enough lifespans that it is possible that it will not be seen again in the near future.
  • In Echoes of the Past, it is revealed that at least one other egg survived intact, and came into the stewardship of the Master of Peace. Upon his death at the hands of the Mordrem, it was stolen by Caithe, for reasons as-of-yet unknown.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Edge of Destiny, Glint states that the Chosen heroes she sent off later returned to battle her. This may be a reference to the bonus objective of the Dragon's Lair mission.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Guild Wars 2 Interview | Kill Ten Rats
  2. ^ Short Story: The Trek of the Zephyrites | GuildWars2.com
  3. ^ GuildWars2 - Guild Wars 2 TAD Talk: Fantasy and RPGs - Twitch