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Bjora Marches

2Waypoint (map icon).png 29Point of interest (map icon).png 8Vista (map icon).png

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Map of Bjora Marches

Levels
80
Type
Zone
Region
Shiverpeak Mountains
API
API

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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, Ox, Eagle, and Wolverine.

Getting there[edit]

  • Complete the story instance Silence from The Icebrood Saga, episode 1: Whisper in the Dark.
  • Start episode 2: Shadow in the Ice of The Icebrood Saga to unlock the Waypoint (map icon).png Jora's Keep Waypoint.
  • Using a  Bjora Marches Portal Scroll.png Bjora Marches Portal Scroll after unlocking and purchasing it on one character at Spirits' Refuge or Jora's Keep.
  • Using Teleport to Friend on a party member in the zone, if the appropriate story episode has been unlocked as above.
  • Using the Vigil Chopper located upstairs to the west of the Great Hall point of interest in the Blood Keep of Grothmar Valley.
  • Using the World Boss Portal Device to teleport to the Drakkar world boss.
  • From the Eye of the North strike portal, entering any of the Strike Missions Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen, Fraenir of Jormag, Boneskinner, or Strike Mission: Whisper of Jormag, then exiting the instance using the blue portal.

Completion rewards[edit]

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Eastern side (Released with Episode 1)
Aberrant Forest
Point of interest (map icon).png Boneskinner Den
Point of interest (map icon).png Ruined Hut
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Aberrant Forest
Asgeir's Legacy
Point of interest (map icon).png Gates of Svanir
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Asgeir's Legacy
Darkrime Delves
Point of interest (map icon).png Darkrime Ruins
Fallen Mountains
Point of interest (map icon).png Bear Shrine
Point of interest (map icon).png Mystery of the Labyrinth
Vista (map icon).png Fallen Mountains Vista
Fallen Ruins
Vista (map icon).png Fallen Ruins Vista
Frozen Pass
Point of interest (map icon).png Claw's Perch
Point of interest (map icon).png Raven's Gate
Vista (map icon).png Asgeir's Legacy Vista
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Fallen Mountain Overlook
Jora's Keep
Waypoint (map icon).png Jora's Keep Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png General's Quarters
Point of interest (map icon).png Vigil Gate
Raven Sanctum
Point of interest (map icon).png Raven Pass
Strike Mission (map icon).png Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen
Strike Mission (map icon).png Fraenir of Jormag
Strike Mission (map icon).png Boneskinner
Ravenfrost Caverns
Point of interest (map icon).png Aberrant Den
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Ravenfrost Caverns
Southern Mountains
Vista (map icon).png Southern Mountains Vista
Svanir Plateau
Point of interest (map icon).png Northeast Svanir Camp
Point of interest (map icon).png Northwest Svanir Camp
Point of interest (map icon).png Southeast Svanir Camp
Point of interest (map icon).png Southwest Svanir Camp
Western side (Released with Episode 2)
Boreal Pass
Point of interest (map icon).png Koda's Tears
Point of interest (map icon).png Kodan Shipwreck
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: The Lost Kodan Ship
Cerulean Hollows
Point of interest (map icon).png Sifhalla Ruins
Eaglewatch Rise
Point of interest (map icon).png Mystery of the Hidden Tower
Point of interest (map icon).png Shrine of the Vigilant Eagle
Vista (map icon).png Eaglewatch Rise Vista
Forest of a Thousand Voices
Fractured Lake
Frigid Dunes
Point of interest (map icon).png Cavern of Lost Sons
Point of interest (map icon).png Kodan's Leap
Frostborn Cascades
Point of interest (map icon).png Shrine of the Resilient Ox
Vista (map icon).png Frostborn Cascades Vista
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Frozen Waterfall
Ice Spire Peaks
Point of interest (map icon).png Shrine of the Valorous Wolverine
Vista (map icon).png Ice Spire Peaks Vista
Raven Ruins
Point of interest (map icon).png Mystery of the Raven Gate Ruins
Rime Glen
Point of interest (map icon).png Whisperwind Grotto
Spirits' Refuge
Waypoint (map icon).png Still Waters Speaking Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Still Waters Speaking
Vista (map icon).png Spirits' Refuge Vista
Whispering Depths
Point of interest (map icon).png Den of Whispers
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Bjora Marches Insight: Drakkar's Lair
Strike Mission (map icon).png Strike Mission: Whisper of Jormag

Interactive map[edit]

Events[edit]

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West[edit]

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Crafting resources[edit]

Eternal Ice.png Eternal Ice
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Platinum Ore
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Cypress Sapling
Plant resource (map icon).png Snow Truffle
Plant resource (map icon).png Verdant Herbs
Plant resource (map icon).png Winter Root Vegetables

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Effect on player character during the dialogue.

For ambient dialogue between patrolling ally NPCs throughout the zone, see Bjora Marches/Vigil patrol.

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)

Notes[edit]

  • Before the release of the western half of this zone, this was 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. As of the expansion, there are two waypoints, one in the eastern side, and one in the western side.
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.
  • Essence chests are scattered around the area and with the appropriate mastery can be smashed to loot Eitrite Ingot
  • Map of Norn Chest and Glorious Norn Chest can be found here.
  • The three strike missions rotate weekly, with only one available at a time.
Mission Start
Boneskinner Currently active
Voice and Claw of the Fallen 3 October 2022
Fraenir of Jormag 10 October 2022
Boneskinner 17 October 2022

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

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