Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the area. For the meta event, see Cathedral of Eternal Radiance (meta event).

Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

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Map of Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

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Location within Malchor's Leap

Level
79
Type
Area
Within
Malchor's Leap

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Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

The Cathedral of Eternal Radiance is the primary temple to Lyssa in Orr. It is circular in shape and is suspended over a body of water, Mirror Bay. The most faithful followers of Lyssa in Orr were buried here, in the ossuary within Blighted Arch. The temple has three seals on their own platform connected to the temple proper.

Besides being a place of worship of the twin goddess, the most loyal followers of Lyssa would be interred here. As part of the funerary rites, the mourners of the deceased would go through a three part ritual. During the first stage, they were encouraged to release the pain and rage they felt over their loss. The second stage, a largely ceremonial aspect that was observed by both rich and poor, was to offer valuable gifts to the priests to persuade them to resurrect the dead, though the gifts were always rejected. The third stage encouraged the family and loved ones to mourn for their loss and pray to Lyssa for relief, and to watch the deceased in the Mists. Finally, the body would be taken to the cathedral's crypt.

Locations and objectives[edit]

The temple from the outside.
Concept art by Kekai Kotaki.
Waypoints
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Lyssa Waypoint —
Points of Interest
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Altar of Lies
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Augur's Grotto
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Reflection Cove
Hero Challenges
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Alexandra Duet (78)
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Altar of Lyssa
Temples
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Cathedral of Eternal Radiance
Events
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Protect Byanca, and help her gather bittersweet omnomberries (77)
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[Group Event] Defeat the Risen forces before they construct fortifications around the Seal of Union (78)
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[Group Event] Defend the Seal of Lyss until the Pact cannon is online (78)
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[Group Event] Defend the Seal of Union from corruption (78)
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[Group Event] Defend the energy containment device (78)
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[Group Event] Defend the seal until the Pact cannon is back online (78)
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[Group Event] Destroy the Risen fortifications to capture the Seal of Union (78)
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[Group Event] Drive off the dragon minions (78)
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[Group Event] Kill the Corrupted High Priestess (78)
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[Group Event] Kill the Risen before they reactivate the Statue of Lyssa (78)
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[Group Event] Kill the Risen wraith (78)
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[Group Event] Protect the Pact golems until they charge the neutralizer device (78)
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[Group Event] Stop the Inquest from draining the energy containment device (78)

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Charr
Human
Norn
Sylvari

Services[edit]

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Autto (78)
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Lightbringer Brutefur (78) (only after completing Kill the Corrupted High Priestess)
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Nessa (78)

Foes[edit]

Risen
Elementals

Objects[edit]

Ambient dialogue[edit]

At the Augur's Grotto
Priory Explorer: We should hang him from his neck until he dies.
Lightbringer: Allow me to offer counsel. Wait for it.
Priory Explorer: Wait for what?
Lightbringer: If we keep giving him rope, he'll hang himself.
Priory Explorer: Is that some kind of metaphor? Because I want to see him suffocate. It's what he deserves!
Lightbringer: There are worse ways to go. If we wait, he'll find one of them.
Priory Healer: Women.
Lightbringer: I hear you. Never know if they're setting up a research lab for you, or some other guy, or for themselves.
Priory Healer: Right...
Vigil Crusader: Dragon! Where are you?
Agent: Patience.
Priory Healer: On that last mission, did you get what I asked for?
Agent: Of course.
Priory Healer: Oh, thank you, thank you. Sweets are so hard to find out here.

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
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Orrian Truffle

Notes[edit]

There is an invisible wall in the Pact underground cavern known as Augur's Grotto that players can walk on, causing them to "hover" in the air.
  • Several points of interest are underneath the Cathedral and can be reached though a cave entrance directly north of the Wren Waypoint in the Garden of Ilya.
  • Although the Song of Lyss, Spark of Ilya, and Seal of Union are a part of the Cathedral of Eternal Radiance structure, and can only be accessed from it, the seals and their respective events are technically located in neighboring areas.
Seal of Lyss = Crusted Shoals
Spark of Ilya = Blighted Arch
Seal of Union = Mirror Bay