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The Grove

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The Grove

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Map of The Grove

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Loading screen

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The Pale Tree

Sylvari awaken in the Grove and consider it their home. The Pale Tree stands at its heart. Also known as the Mother Tree, she gives love and wise guidance to her sprouts.

— In-game description

The Grove is the sylvari capital located within the Tarnished Coast. It is situated at the base of the massive Pale Tree and is formed from her network of roots and branches.

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[edit] History

Hundreds of years ago, the Grove was the site of a human village, amongst whom was a Shining Blade member by the name of Ronan. Ronan, a soldier and a warrior, went out to war, and in his travels came across a cavern full of seeds the size of a man's fist. With one of those seeds stowed away, Ronan arrived back home, only to find that the villagers, including his daughter and the rest of his kin, had been massacred by mursaat. In grief, Ronan made a vow of non-violence and planted that seed upon the graves of his family. It was this seed, tended by Ronan and the centaur Ventari in a small sanctuary until their passing, that would later become the Pale Tree that anchors the Grove today.

[edit] Locations

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Caledon Path
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Caledon Waypoint
Constellation Shelter
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Starbower Nursery
Dreamer's Terrace (home instance)
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The House of Riannoc
Envoy's Terrace
Garden of Dawn
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The House of Aife
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1 Vista
Garden of Dusk
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The House of Kahedins
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1 Vista
Garden of Night
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The House of Caithe (instance)
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The House of Malomedies
Garden of Noon
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The House of Niamh
Great Helix
Maker's Terrace
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The Maker's Path
Marshaling Field
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Warden's Watchgate
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1 Vista
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Lion's Arch
Necrolith Bay
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1 Vista
Nightshade Garden
Omphalos Chamber (instance)
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Ventari's Tablet
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The Soul of the Pale Tree
Order's Terrace
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Durmand Posting
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Gardenroot Tunnel
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The Hidden Shelter
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Vigil Shelter
Privet Gardens
Reckoner's Terrace
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Reckoner's Waypoint
Ronan's Bower
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Ronan's Waypoint
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1 Vista
Scholar's Terrace
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Backroot Tunnel
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The Centaur's Path
Seawatcher's Ledge
Tender's Terrace
The Quester's Terrace
The Sea Rider's Gate
The Song Bower
Upper Commons
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Upper Commons Waypoint
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Pale Tree's Circle
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The Envoy's Shelter
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1 Vista

[edit] Pets

Juvenile Fern Hound
  • Reckoner's Terrace
  • Ronan's Bower
  • Scholar's Terrace
Juvenile Pink Moa
  • Ronan's Bower

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Maps

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Concept art

[edit] Notes

  • Although mechanically counting for the Maguuma Explorer, in lore it is part of the Tarnished Coast.
  • This location shares many parallels to Ventari's Refuge in that it was founded on values of peace and mercy, and that it is also the location of a gargantuan tree.

[edit] Trivia

  • Near the northern most entrance, there are what look like stained glass windows in the side of a hill, alternating tulips and roses.
  • Swimming to the back of the northern-most lake in the Garden of Dawn reveals a hidden entrance to a beautiful sauna room with a waterfall.
  • The Asuran gate engineer (Lions Arch Exit) and a Sylvari chattering re: questions to a golem about Turtles and Mothers is a nod to the start of the movie Blade Runner, where an interviewer asks the same questions of a Replicant.

[edit] See also

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Ventari's sanctuary.

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