Black Citadel

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Black Citadel

12Waypoint (tango icon).png 17Point of interest.png 5Vista.png

Black Citadel map.jpg
Map of Black Citadel

Black Citadel loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Imperator's Core.jpg
The Imperator's Core.

Built upon the ruins of the human city of Rin, the Black Citadel is the headquarters of the charr legions in Ascalon. Commanded by Smodur the Unflinching, Imperator of the Iron Legion, the great city is dominated by the huge metal-shod sphere at its center.

— In-game description

The Black Citadel is the headquarters of the Iron Legion and is built upon the ruins of Rin in Ascalon; it is the charr capital closest to the homelands of the other races in the game. The citadel is where the Iron Legion tests and manufactures items for the other legions and associated allies, including tanks, vehicles, and various types of armament. The city's arena, The Bane, sits near the center, in the shadow of the Imperator's Core where the citadel's leadership offices are.

The city itself is governed by a set of pragmatic laws, which keeps it running like clockwork. These are enforced by the ever vigilant and efficient Adamant Guard.


4 Points of Interest that appear on the map to be within the Imperator's Core and one that appears to be outside the Imperator's Core are actually within instances accessible through the Imperator's Core:

Area Area objectives
Canton Factorium
Waypoint (tango icon).png Factorium Waypoint
Point of interest.png Durmand Scriptorium
Point of interest.png Serrated Blade Tavern
Vista.png Canton Factorium Vista
Gladium Canton
Waypoint (tango icon).png Gladium Waypoint
Vista.png Gladium Canton Vista
Great Imperial Smelter
Vista.png Great Imperial Smelter Vista
Haunted Nolani
Hero's Canton (home instance)
Point of interest.png 20th Blood Cohort
Point of interest.png 12th Iron Maniple
Point of interest.png Ash Checkpoint 13
Point of interest.png Fahrar of Young Heroes
Point of interest.png Hero's Forum
Imperator's Core
Waypoint (tango icon).png Imperator's Waypoint
Point of interest.png Ash Tribune Quarters (instance)
Point of interest.png Blood Tribune Quarters (instance)
Point of interest.png Citadel Stockade (instance)
Iron Legion Arsenal
Point of interest.png Vigil Chapterhouse
Junker's Scrapyard
Ligacus Aquilo
Waypoint (tango icon).png Ligacus Aquilo Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Haunted Nolani Waypoint
Asura gate (map icon).png Lion's Arch
Ligacus Notos
Vista.png Ligacus Notus Vista
Memorial Quadrant
Waypoint (tango icon).png Diessa Gate Waypoint
Point of interest.png Plaza of Remembrance
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Diessa Gate
Mustering Ground
Waypoint (tango icon).png Mustering Ground Waypoint
Point of interest.png Ashford Gate
Nolani Academy Ruins
Waypoint (tango icon).png Nolani Academy Ruins Waypoint
Perimeter Loop
Waypoint (tango icon).png Hero's Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Junker's Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Memorial Waypoint
Point of interest.png Storm Caller Triumph
Praetor's Canton
Ruins of Rin
Waypoint (tango icon).png Ruins of Rin Waypoint
Point of interest.png Abandoned Caverns (Access Prohibited)
Vista.png Ruins of Rin Vista
The Bane
Waypoint (tango icon).png Bane Waypoint
The Command Core (instance)
Point of interest.png Iron Tribune Quarters
Point of interest.png The War Council
War Wagon Prep Deck

Interactive map[edit]


Juvenile Lashtail Devourer
Juvenile Whiptail Devourer
  • Ligacus Notos (south of the vista on the lake's west bank, on land; follow the path)


Concept art


  • Unlike other multilevel capital cities, all levels are merged onto a single map screen and not displayed as separate levels.
  • Old concept art and trailers revealed a much larger and detailed city than the one currently presented in game.
  • There is an old Halloween area in the north west corner of the city from Blood and Madness. It used to be that the map could be broken out of and reentered it by relogging under it. The bug was fixed in a bug fix introduced in autumn 2017.