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You can't fix anything by playing it safe. You have to burn it something better can grow in its place.


Ankka is an asuran Aetherblade and the first mate to Mai Trin, replacing Horrik. A long time ago, she used to work with Gorrik at the Thaumanova Reactor. She has a very negative view towards authorities and the leadership of Tyria, including the Pact Commander.[1]


Early years[edit]

Ankka worked as an intern at Thaumanova Reactor alongside Gorrik, and was present during its explosion.

Afterward leaving the Inquest, she joined the Aetherblades and got to know First Mate Horrik and Captain Mai Trin. Though she never had a run-in with the Pact Commander at the time, she was with Mai Trin when Scarlet Briar died during The Battle For Lion's Arch. She helped Mai Trin remain composed and take control of the Aetherblades, and in the years following she joined the Aetherblades in raiding the Fractals of the Mists to gather parts for their damaged airship fleet.[2]

The Aetherblades ran into Kralkatorrik during his rampages through the Mists. In panick to escape the Elder Dragon, they forced their way out of the Mists earlier than intended and went through a Mists Portal, escaping back to Tyria, finding themselves in Cantha. While in Cantha, Ankka hid with most of the non-human Aetherblades in the ruins of Drowned Kaineng. During their time in hiding, Ankka learned of the Harbingers, and studied their magic and techniques.

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Act I[edit]

Ankka sent a message to Gorrik saying she had been tracking Jormag and Primordus and had some data to trade to him if he would meet her alone in Lornar's Pass. At the meeting location, she revealed that she was an Aetherblade and kidnapped Gorrik, taking him on to an Aetherblade airship and through a portal into the Mists. Aurene and the Commander pursued the Aetherblades to rescue Gorrik. During the chaos, Ankka ordered Renyak to prep the Extractor against Captain Mai Trin's orders. After going through another portal to exit the Mists at an unknown location, she fired cannons at the airship the Commander and Gorrik were on, then used the Extractor on Aurene. Aurene fell from the sky and the Commander's airship crashed, allowing Ankka and the Aetherblades to escape.

After the Aetherblades crashed around Shing Jea Island, Ankka and Renyak mutinied against Mai Trin and took command of the Aetherblades in full.

Act II[edit]

During the Pact Commander's investigation into the source of power of the Jade Batteries, that power jade techonlogy across the whole Cantha and the cause of jade tech occasionally going hay-wire, Ankka orchestrated an assault on the Nahpui Lab. But it was a mere distraction to keep the Commander occupied.

In the mean time, Ankka, broke into the secret Yong Reactor, where the batteries where produced. After hacking into the system, overriding the security and revoking access of the owner of the said reactor — Joon — she sicced the local defense jade golems on the Commander and their crew, who were hot on her trail. This move won her so much time that she even was able to taunt the Commander while they were trying to reach the reactor through alternative route.

The Yong Reactor reminded her of the infamous Thaumanova Reactor, just like it did to her former co-worker Gorrik. And, likely, just like Gorrik, she was devasted by its destruction. But she still had to proceed with her plan because she believed that Joon's vision of controlling the Dragon Cycle was pure hubris. "You can't control chaos". And even Mai Trin's offer to relinquish authority over the Aetherblades didn't convince her otherwise, mostly because the Aetherblades were no longer loyal to their former captain.

As Ankka was about to unleash all the energy her Extractor stole from Aurene on the source of reactor's power, the Commander caught up to her, but was unable to stop the asura. The blast freed Soo-Won, who functioned as part of the Yong Reactor, helping Joon store dragon energy into the dragonjade batteries. Freeing the dragon was most likely the goal of this infiltration. Unleased extractor's energy destabilised the reactor and caused crystals, similar to those created by Aurene, to form all over the reactor's chamber. The whole building was about to explode. Xunlai Engineers were transformed into monstrosities and Ankka's persuers were knocked out by the shockwave allowing her to escape.

But she didn't go far. Just as Mai Trin managed to stabilize the reactor, Ankka confronted her. Shortly after revealing that her end game goal was signigicantly more humble than that of Joon — she simply wanted to kill the dragons rather than control them. The two shot each other with Ankka ending up victorious.

Act III[edit]

After forcing all six domains of magic into Soo-Won to bring forth the Void, Ankka set out to find a working portal device to take her and the remaining Aetherblades back into the Mists in an attempt to survive the coming destruction of the world. While searching for salvageable jadetech to use, the Aetherblades detected a functioning portal device on Sayida the Sly's airship. However, the Commander reached Sayida first, and Dragon's Watch formulated a plan to ambush Ankka using the airship as bait. Despite finding out that it was bait, Ankka needed the device and attacked Dragon's Watch anyway.

After a confrontation with the Pact Commander, and fully tapping into the Void's power through her modified Harbinger magic, Ankka was defeated and killed. As one last spite against the Commander, she rigged her extractor to explode, preventing them from obtaining a critical piece in preventing the Void's outbreak.

Secrets of the Obscure[edit]

While visiting Amnytas, the Pact Commander met Healer Krys, a member of the Astral Ward, who explained to them that they had between members of the Astral Ward a debate about Ankka and her disregard of morals and ethics. While some members had argued for the Ward's involvement, it was ultimately decided against by Isgarren and Lyhr, two wizards from the Wizard's Court, considering the near death state of Soo-Won and the unpredictable future, as a chase for Ankka through the Mists would've taken too much power and potential casualties. However, there was a caveat that should Ankka ever find her way into the Wizard's Court bank of created fractals, they would intervene, to prevent a massacre on similar scale she had wrought on the naturally forming ones and its denizens.


The Mists

Story involvement[edit]

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Combat abilities[edit]

Strike Mission skills[edit]

Primary article: Strike Mission: Xunlai Jade Junkyard#Walkthrough

DefianceLocked defiance bar

  • Golem-Powered Shielding.png Necrotic Ritual - Protected from damage during the ritual.
  • Power of the Void.png Power of the Void - Damage and defense increased by 25% per stack. Attacks apply a 50% healing reduction. (Challenge Mode)
  • Vengeance (Mordrem).png Enraged - ... (Challenge Mode)
  • Death's Embrace - Ankka pulls targets into Void-touched ground, dealing heavy damage over time.
  • Death's Hand - A giant necrotic claw bursts from the ground underneath its target, dealing significant damage.
  • Embalming Barrage - A barrage of pistol attacks that inflict poison.
  • Embalming Shot - A pistol attack that inflicts poison.
  • Grasping Horror - Grasping arms attack nearby targets, inflicting poison and torment.
  • Hallucinating Shot - A special pistol attack loaded with Ankka's powerful hallucinogens.
  • Hallucinating Shot (no skill recharge) - A special pistol attack loaded with Ankka's powerful hallucinogens.
  • Imminent Death - A burst of necrotic energy. Causes instant death if it hits a target twice in quick succession.
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