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Bastion of the Natural

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Map of Bastion of the Natural

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Flora and fauna propel the life of the Natural.

Bastion of the Natural

Bastion of the Natural is an area within southern Amnytas. It hosts the Natural school of thought of Amnytas[1] originally led by Vass of the Wizard's Court millennia ago, with the spot currently vacant. Vass's teachings and legacy still live on, including flora and fauna she'd saved from the ravages of the Elder Dragons that now live in the Bastion.[2] While not their leader, Zizel of the Astral Ward represents the Bastion in official matters.[3] The Bastion celebrates each magnificent creature in the world, and they held the believe that magic is not just for the magical, because the entire world of Tyria is a marvel that must be protected.[4]


Waypoint (map icon).png Bastion of the Natural Waypoint —
Points of Interest
Point of interest (map icon).png Bastionmere
Point of interest (map icon).png Botanical Skygarden
Point of interest (map icon).png Concocter's Lab
Point of interest (map icon).png Creature Corral
Point of interest (map icon).png Gloaming Isle
Point of interest (map icon).png Lonesome Steeple
Point of interest (map icon).png Nature's Shore Meditation Circle
Point of interest (map icon).png Overmere Meditation Circle
Point of interest (map icon).png The Infirmary
Point of interest (map icon).png The Sea of Clouds
Point of interest (map icon).png The Underways
Point of interest (map icon).png The Veranda
Point of interest (map icon).png Vass's Tower
Vista (map icon).png Bastion of the Natural Vista —
Mastery Insights
Mastery point (Secrets of the Obscure).png Amnytas Insight: Bastion Shallows
Mastery point (Secrets of the Obscure).png Amnytas Insight: The Arboretum



Astral creatures


Faction Provisioner (map icon).png Astral Ward Mage [Faction Provisioner]



Ambient creatures

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Ogre Hunter: You look pensive.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: Mm. Dagda asked me to calbirate her telescope while she took care of repairs at the Celestial Ring.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: It was a little scuffed from the tower lockdown, so I gave it a quick polish. Reapplied freshly carved bloodstone...
Astral Ward Skirmisher: When I looked through the lens to make sure it was clear—I... I don't know exactly what I saw.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: But I swear the sky is...busier than usual. Stars I didn't recognize. Constellations that we've never mapped.
By Bastionmere
Astral Ward Mage: No gods to pray to. No spirits. What keeps you going when days start to blur...?
Astral Ward Skirmisher: Vass. We never got the chance to meet her, but...look at this place. Look at her teachings.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: When the world was being ravaged by Elder Dragons, she tried to preserve whatever she could.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: We'll never see certain ecosystems again, but...some of these creatures are alive because of her.
Astral Ward Mage: And I'll claw my way through armies to keep them safe.
Astral Ward Skirmisher: Me too.
In The Infirmary
Astral Ward Medic: Take it easy, there. Almost through the worst of it.
Astral Ward Medic: Let me take a look...
Approaching hologram of Zizel
Zizel: The Bastion of the Natural celebrates each magnificent creature in Tyria' repertoire.
Zizel: From the smallest bud sprouting beneath the tangles of Maguuma, to the great beasts of the ocean.
Zizel: Magic is not just for the magical, because this entire world is a marvel that we must protect.
Northern side of the Bastion
Astral Djinn: Does Nayos have stars?
Astral Ward Mage: Mm. I'd ask one of the Rift Hunters. They'd know.
Astral Djinn: You see the Flamebearer last month? The star at the fire's tip was flaring. Even Dagda took note of it.
Astral Ward Mage: The kodan constellation? A good omen for them, I think.
Astral Djinn: I hope so.
<Three Astral Ward rifts open up in the sky>
Astral Ward Protector (1): Flaming piles of—
Astral Ward Protector (2): More portals?
Astral Ward Protector (3): More of our portals. I don't know what they're doing at the Bastion of the Obscure, but it's riling up my skyscales.



Crafting resources[edit]

Fishing nodes
Fish resource (map icon).png Astral Fish
Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Mithril Vein
Plant resource (map icon).png Black Crocus
Plant resource (map icon).png Mussels
Plant resource (map icon).png Portobello Mushrooms
Plant resource (map icon).png Verdant Herbs
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Baoba Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Red Oak Sapling

Related Achievements[edit]


In the ambient dialogue between the Astral Djinn and the Astral Ward Mage, the sylvari mage has a deep and filtered voice, while the djinn's voice is high and unmodified.


  1. ^ Mabon's Fate#My story
    Each bastion represents a different magical school of thought, where the wizards share their ancient knowledge with the Astral Ward.
  2. ^ Bastion of the Natural#Ambient dialogue
  3. ^ Mabon's Fate#My story
    They introduced me to Zizel and Galrath, representatives from the Bastions of the Natural and Strength.
  4. ^ Bastion of the Natural#Ambient dialogue