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Her. Her name is Aurene.

— The Pact Commander

Aurene, referred to as "Glint's Second Scion" by Ruka the Wanderer, is a dragon hatchling that resides in the Inner Chamber of Tarir. While it is too soon to tell if she has gained all of the her mother's abilities, she is able to gift the Pact Commander with various skills and is able to warn of future events in the form of prophetic visions, even while unhatched. This is seen in her granting the Commander a vision of Zojja and Logan in the clutches of Mordremoth and a second time of her imminent hatching and of the coming attack from Primordus's minions upon her emerging from the egg.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Primary article: Glint's Egg

Living World Season 3[edit]

Aurene as a newborn.

Aurene hatched in 1329 AE, a few months after absorbing some of the magic from the Elder Dragon Mordremoth's death. Her hatching attracted the Elder Dragon Primordus's Destroyers which assaulted her sanctum to get to her. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Pact Commander, the Luminate of the Exalted and the mursaat Lazarus, the Destroyers were thwarted. Afterwards, the Commander named Aurene, and the Commander's sylvari ally Caithe pledged herself to act as the hatchling's guardian during the Commander's absence.

Aurene formed a close bond with the Commander, sending visions of herself through great distances via the mental link they now shared. The Commander stopped by in Tarir in between missions and helped the rambunctious hatchling undergo a series of Exalted tests to teach her valuable life lessons and thus steer her towards the path of goodness rather than selfishness so that she could one day become a great ally to the races of Tyria.

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire[edit]

Aurene was agitated by the death of her brother Vlast at Balthazar's hands in 1330 AE, causing distress among the Exalted, Caithe and Taimi who tried to calm her down but in vain.[1] She was lured down to the Crystal Desert after Balthazar had a prolonged battle with the Commander. As soon as she arrived, however, Balthazar revealed that he had only toyed with the Commander to force Aurene to come to assist her champion.

Following this, the rogue God of War captured Aurene after a brief clash and slew the Commander before her eyes. The hatchling was placed within Balthazar's gargantuan Warbeast machine to act as a power source in order to harm Kralkatorrik, until she was freed by the resurrected Commander during the Battle of Kodash Bazaar.

Aurene aided her champion in the final battle against Balthazar by strengthening and shielding the Commander with her magic and using a joint attack she had learned during her training with the Commander in Tarir. Aurene appeared to absorb some of the power released by the death of the rogue god before leaving the Commander behind and flying off towards Kralkatorrik. Sometime after the battle had ended, Aurene roared in a distant location, revealing that she had grown once more.

Living World Season 4[edit]

Aurene, grown after absorbing Balthazar's magic.

When a Brandstorm hit over the Free City of Amnoon, Aurene was there, fighting in the skies against the Branded minions such as the huge Branded Wyvern. When the wyvern landed, Aurene delivered a striking blow after the Regenerating Crystals were destroyed. Once the battle was over, Aurene landed as well. She gave a prophetic vision to the members of Dragon's Watch and Shadows Agent Kito about an army of Awakened, led by a Mysterious Figure, assaulting Tyrians from the ancient city of Fahranur.

The Commander sailed to the Domain of Istan to figure out the vision and find a way into Fahranur, and was accompanied by Aurene flying beside the ship. When the Commander was captured by Warden Amala while searching for Spearmarshal Zaeim, Aurene assisted Dragon's Watch and the Sunspears in their assault on the Mordant Crescent Great Hall to liberate the pair. Once freed, the Commander continued the search for Fahranut and asked the scion to protect the Sunspears who were planning to reclaim Champion's Dawn in the meantime. Aurene did exactly that and assisted the Sunspears whenever they launched raids against the Awakened and the Mordant Crescent throughout Istan, laying down air support to cover their retreat where needed.

Location[edit]

Heart of Maguuma

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Inside Precocious Aurene (personal instance)
Aurene looks up at you adoringly.
Charisma
Smile at Aurene to show your affection.
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Play catch with Aurene.
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Give Aurene the dragon hatchling doll.
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Give Aurene a souvenir from Divinity's Reach.
One of the following:
<Character name>: Something special just for you.
<Character name>: A little something from the outside world.
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Give Aurene a souvenir from the Black Citadel. (Same as above)
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Give Aurene a souvenir from Hoelbrak. (Same as above)
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Give Aurene a souvenir from Rata Sum. (Same as above)
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Give Aurene a souvenir from the Grove. (Same as above)
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Give Aurene a souvenir from Orr. (Same as above)
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Give Aurene a souvenir from the Zephyrites. (Same as above)
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Never mind.

Trivia[edit]

  • Ruka calling her "Glint's second scion" is in reference to Vlast, Aurene's older brother and Glint's eldest child.
  • She was named after aurene glass, which has an iridescent, translucent finish, because they share a color palette as stated during the Guild Chat on December 9, 2016.
  • Despite residing in the Inner Chamber of Tarir, Aurene does not show up in the open world chamber and is instead represented as an egg. She can presently only be encountered as a hatchling in Living World Season 3 story instances and in a special personal instance introduced in A Crack in the Ice.
  • Aurene has her own leitmotif, called "Aurene's Theme", which was composed by Maclaine Diemer.

See also[edit]

Associated items

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dialogue with Taimi at Contact Points during various story steps in Path of Fire.