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Bjora Marches

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Map of Bjora Marches

Shiverpeak Mountains

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Bjora Marches is a zone in the Far Shiverpeaks, mechanically part of the Shiverpeak Mountains. It was the home of Jora and Svanir before Svanir became the Nornbear, and now serves as the location of the Vigil's northernmost base, Jora's Keep, which stands against the Elder Dragon Jormag's forces in northern Tyria.

Along the northern edge of Bjora Marches was Darkrime Delves, an ancient cave complex believed by the Stone Summit to house ancient dwarven relics.[1] It was once taken over by a powerful female jotun leader.[2] Ruined shrines of various Spirits of the Wild can be found throughout the region, while the grand Sanctum of Raven stands against the test of time as a monument dedicated to the wisdom of the norn.

The lands have been altered by Jormag's freezing influence in the past 150 years since the Elder Ice Dragon made its way south. Since then, Sons of Svanir and Icebrood have spread their influence to the region while gathering an army for the Fraenir of Jormag, horrific Boneskinners lure unsuspecting victims to their doom in the wilderness, and enigmatic Aberrant and Fallen creatures haunt magically potent areas in the region as well as shrines of the lost Spirits of the Wild Dolyak, Eagle, and Wolverine.

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Area Area objectives
Aberrant Forest
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Boneskinner Den
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Ruined Hut
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Bjora Marches Insight: Aberrant Forest
Asgeir's Legacy
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Gates of Svanir
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Bjora Marches Insight: Asgeir's Legacy
Darkrime Delves
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Darkrime Ruins
Fallen Mountains
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Bear Shrine
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Fallen Ruins
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Frozen Pass
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Claw's Perch
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Raven's Gate
Asgeir's Legacy Vista
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Bjora Marches Insight: Fallen Mountain Overlook
Jora's Keep
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Jora's Keep Waypoint
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General's Quarters
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Vigil Gate
Raven Sanctum
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Raven Pass
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Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen
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Fraenir of Jormag
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Ravenfrost Caverns
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Aberrant Den
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Bjora Marches Insight: Ravenfrost Caverns
Southern Mountains
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Svanir Plateau
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Northeast Svanir Camp
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Northwest Svanir Camp
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Southeast Svanir Camp
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Southwest Svanir Camp

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Crafting resources[edit]

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Eternal Ice
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Mithril Ore
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Orichalcum Ore
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Platinum Ore
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Ancient Sapling
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Cypress Sapling
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Snow Truffle
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Verdant Herbs
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Winter Root Vegetables

Ambient dialogue[edit]

In random places in Bjora Marches, whispers from an unknown source can be heard. Two randomized lines are spoken.

One of the following:
Unknown: Stay here with me.
Unknown: I've seen the end.
Unknown: You can't help them.
Unknown: You can't trust them.
Unknown: You don't want to leave.
Unknown: Do you want to survive?
Unknown: Don't you want to give up?
Unknown: You're stronger with me...
Unknown: I can protect you.
Unknown: You're safe here.
Unknown: Fighting so hard...
Unknown: (incoherent whisper)
Unknown: They want you to fail.
Followed by one of the following:
Unknown: Rest...
Unknown: Kill...
Unknown: Kill her...
Unknown: Kill him...
Unknown: Kill them...
Unknown: Let me in...
Unknown: Turn back...
Unknown: Let me help you...
Unknown: Take it...
Unknown: I can show you the way...
Unknown: (incoherent whisper)


  • The zone will expand to encompass new stories, activities, and places over the first and second episodes of The Icebrood Saga.[3]
  • This is the second story zone to have only a single waypoint, the first being Siren's Landing. However, unlike Siren's Landing, Bjora Marches does not have any shrines.
  • After finishing Episode 1, either ghostly visions (Vigil Soldiers, General Almorra Soulkeeper) or "ghostly" trees can appear at several places in the map, disappearing when the player gets too close.
  • Boneskinners can set up ambushes in specific areas of the zone such as in the Aberrant Forest and at the Southern Mountains. These ambushes may either appear as an ostensibly dynamic event of friendly NPCs being buried under the snow and calling out for help, or letting the player find a wounded NPC lying on the ground. As soon as the player approaches the victim and tries dig them up or offer aid in other ways, the Boneskinner appears and either snatches the victim before the player can save them, or reveals that no friendly NPC ever existed and that the voice calling for help was simply a vocal trap to lure the player into an ambush of Aberrant creatures. The Boneskinner can also stalk the player by stealthing itself; however, other players who are not being stalked can still see the Boneskinner.[4]
  • Various friendly Vigil Recruits can be spotted muttering to themselves and wandering into the wilderness from Jora's Keep. When talked to, they are revealed to be oblivious to the player's presence and simply have a looped conversation with a voice in their head. They eventually sit down at specific spots throughout the zone with new dialogue and slowly freeze to death.
  • The three strike missions rotate weekly, with only one available at the time.
Mission Start
Voice and Claw of the Fallen Currently active
Fraenir of Jormag 16 December 2019
Boneskinner 23 December 2019
Voice and Claw of the Fallen 30 December 2019

The active strike mission changes every Monday 23:30 just before the daily reset.




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