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Stronghold of Ebonhawke

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Stronghold of Ebonhawke

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Map of Stronghold of Ebonhawke

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Location within Fields of Ruin

Fields of Ruin

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The Hawkgates

Living Story Recap.png This section only details the recent history of Ebonhawke. For details of its origins, see the Founding.

Ebonhawke was once a small fortress, nestled in the southern juncture of the Shiverpeaks and the Blazeridge mountain range. The steep mountains on several sides provided an ideal location just north of the Crystal Desert. With the Searing, its location grew in importance, and King Adelbern of Ascalon saw it as an ultimate bastion against the charr incursions. In the end, before the Foefire, he dispatched the Ebon Vanguard there to reinforce it.

And reinforce it they did. They spread the initial fortress walls outward, continuing to build as they took more territory against the regular charr raids. They erected the mighty Hawkgates at the northern entrance to the city. They mined the hills behind the walls for stone and made more living space for the refugees from the abandoned human cities to the north. And they trained their growing populace in the dangers that stood right outside their gates, from the siege engines of the charr.

Prior to beginning of peace negotiations between the charr and humans, ever since the fall of Ascalon City, the charr laid siege to the fortress giving no rest until now. Over time, many charr thought the fortress is not worth the effort, so only the Iron Legion and a few individual warbands continued to attack the fortress with their siege weapons. These days the fortress sees most assaults coming from within, from the human Separatists and charr Renegades unsatisfied with the truce.

In 1320 AE, Queen Jennah had the asura gate fixed after years of mismanagement and created a stronger alliance between Kryta and Ebonhawke, allowing refuge and support for those within the city fortress. During Kralkatorrik's rise, the Elder Dragon passed nearby Ebonhawke on his way to the Crystal Desert. Once he passed, the freshly corrupted branded ogres and hyenas assaulted the fortress and decimated the charr warbands who laid siege at the time. Though the joined forces of the Seraph, Ebon Vanguard, and the charr prisoners led by Logan Thackeray managed to survive the assault, one hundred and thirty-three Seraph were killed, including Logan's brother, Dylan. This event became known as the Ogre Revolt.


[edit] Locations and objectives

Renown Hearts
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Help the people of Ebonhawke (30)
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Help Commander Varalyn and the Ebon Vanguard (31)
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Hawkgates Waypoint
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Kestrel Waypoint
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Fallen Angels Garrison Waypoint
Points of Interest
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Defender's Field
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Kestrel Market
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Postern Gate
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The Hawke Heart
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The Hawkgates
Ebonhawke Vista
Head to the farms west of the vista, along the southern edge (near the moas) you'll be able to jump on a cliff; from there head east along the cliff until you reach the vista.
Skill Challenges
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Fallen Angel Gretel
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Gwen's Grave
Asura Gates
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Divinity's Reach
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[Group Event] Defeat the escaped Separatist Leader (30)
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Drive Separatists out of Kestrel Market (30)
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Bring the stolen helms to Lieutenant Davel (31)
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Get the animals back in their pens (31)
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Stop the skritt from stealing Vanguard equipment (31)

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[edit] Pets

[edit] Services

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Cadet Krysta
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Cadet Ostin
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Cadet Rashell
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Clareen Taylor
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Commander Varalyn (31)
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Fallen Angel Makayla
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Jordi Laysmith
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Trevas Reever
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Ubbi Skarsgard
Vanguard Blacksmith Rob
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Vanguard Moeller
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Devanna Morden
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Weaponmaster Reenala
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Braam Longallows
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Raysa the Unconventional
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[edit] Foes


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Environmental weapons

[edit] Notes

[edit] Trivia

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Ebonhawke.
  • Defender's Field holds the graves of multiple NPCs from Guild Wars.
  • Near the farms at the southeastern end there are several chickens which may be attacked, but cannot die. Each chicken attacked will result in 3 hostile Angry Chickens spawning. These angry chickens have a high armor rating along the lines of a Champion. This is likely a reference to what occurs if you attack chickens in many of the games found in The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Vanguard Blacksmith Bob is spelled incorrectly, as his name is listed as Vangaurd Blacksmith Bob.
  • The fastest way to get to Ebonhawke with a new Character is to go to Divinitys Reach through an Asura Gate, then through the Ebonhawke Asura Gate in Rurikton.
  • In memory of Wynthyst, an active Wiki editor and recognized contributer, ArenaNet built a new grave in the Ebonhawke cemetery, where a drakehound and a tamable juvenile lynx stand respectfully nearby.

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