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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

The Stronghold of Ebonhawke is an Ascalonian city in the foothills of the Blazeridge Mountains.

In 1080 AE, King Adelbern sent Gwen Thackeray and the Ebon Vanguard to the city of Ebonhawke in order to solidify supply lines to Ascalon City and to act as a last-ditch holdout position. When Gwen arrived, she fortified the city and withstood siege after siege. After the Foefire, Ebonhawke became the last place in Ascalon to be controlled by humans. The people who control this fortress are the last patriots of Ascalon, the rest of their countrymen having taken refuge in Kryta or turned into ghosts by the Foefire. The fortress is supplied by Divinity's Reach through its asura gate, without which it would have most likely fallen already to the relentless attacks of the charr. Separating it from most of the charr-controlled lands is the Dragonbrand.

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.

Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Edge of Destiny.

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.

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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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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] Trivia

  • The events regarding the Ebon Vanguard's journey to Ebonhawke are told in The Founding.
  • 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 spelt 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.

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