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Biography of Gwen Thackeray

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Biography of Gwen Thackeray

The Biography of Gwen Thackeray is a book found in the Astralarium in the Domain of Istan. After it has been returned to its corresponding bookshelf in the library, its contents can be read by interacting with it.


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Shaped by a life of loss and victory, driven by ferocity and cunning, Gwen Thackeray is indisputably one of Ascalon's most influential post-Searing figures.

A mere child of ten at the onset of the charr invasion, Gwen spent the better part of a decade enslaved to Ascalon's bestial conquerors. From her failed first escape attempt to her ultimate victory over the charr in the freeing of revolutionary Pyre Fierceshot, Captain Thackeray's incredible life has been the subject of fierce debate and detailed historical research.

To the people of her homeland, she is and forever will be known as a true Hero of Ascalon. Yet to her enemies, hushed whispers speak of a terrifying foe known by a more ominous title: Goremonger.

Read along as our team of experts delves into the fascinating history of this larger-than-life her of humanity!


  • When interacted with on the bookshelf, it opens up a new book interface, a feature which was shipped with the Daybreak content release. The new book window is used for many (but not all) of the books found throughout Istan.

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