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Divinity's Reach

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Map of Divinity's Reach

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Loading screen


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Upper Level map

Divinity's Reach is the greatest city in the human nation of Kryta. It is laid out like a giant wheel. Its upper city contains Queen Jennah's royal palace and the Chamber of Ministers. Six high roads, each dedicated to a god, divide the lower city into districts.

— In-game description

Divinity's Reach (sometimes shortened to just DR or the Reach) is the last bastion of human glory. White limestone walls, great statues, shrines to gods—Divinity's Reach is the world as it had once been, as it will be again. A tiered-city is laid out like a great wheel, with the high outer walls as its rim and six inner walls radiating like spokes from the hub at its center.

Members of all ethnicities of humanity live here, some of whom have been exiled or are unable to return to their homelands. Built on the northern shores Divinity Coast between Lake Doric and Lake Regent that were once part of the Greater Giant's Basin, it is a city sometimes described as a breathtaking monument of white parapets and high, pale towers. The royal family and The Ministry rule Kryta from here. It was built by King Baede, established in 1220 AE after the Rising of Orr flooded Lion's Arch the year before. It has become the bastion to human civilization and culture and is defended by the Seraph, Ministry Guard, and Shining Blade.

The city itself is made of heavy stone and mortar contrasting with the wilderness that surrounds the city. It was hastily built on a cliff's edge over a pre-existing underground crypts. The crypts, accessible primarily via Skull Plaza (though requires paperwork with the Seraph to access legally) but also open up to the northern cliffside (which prevents the stench from reaching the city during the summer), have been expanded since the city's establishment and are lined with bones of dead humans and even contains the tomb of Blimm within its depths.

The city is best described as a cultural melting pot, housing humans of Krytan, Ascalonian, Elonian, and—though seldom seen—Canthan and even Orrian descent, though the latter hide their heritage due to the dark history their homeland has. The city is circular in design and divided into six districts and the central palace. The Ascalonians, Elonians, and Krytans each have their own districts in the city, and there exists two commons districts which house the poorest as well as most of the stores and festival activities in the city. Canthans once had a district which also acted as the arts district, however a sinkhole formed and collapsed the district - which has recently been rebuilt as the Crown Pavilion.


Area Area objectives
Balthazar High Road
Balthazar Low Road
District Promenade
Waypoint (map icon).png Commons Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Crown Pavilion Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Ossan Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Rurikton Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Salma Waypoint
Vista (map icon).png 1 Vista
Dwayna High Road
Waypoint (map icon).png Ministers Waypoint
Dwayna Low Road
Eastern Commons Point of interest (map icon).png The Dead End
Grenth High Road
Grenth Low Road
Point of interest (map icon).png Skull Plaza
Lyssa High Road
Lyssa Low Road
Kormir High Road
Kormir Low Road
Point of interest (map icon).png Durmand Hall
Melandru High Road
Melandru Low Road
Point of interest (map icon).png Vigil Hall
Ossan Quarter
Point of interest (map icon).png Minister Zamon's Mansion
Plaza of Balthazar
Waypoint (map icon).png Balthazar Waypoint
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Royal Terrace
Plaza of Dwayna
Waypoint (map icon).png Dwayna Waypoint
Plaza of Grenth
Waypoint (map icon).png Grenth Waypoint
Vista (map icon).png 1 Vista
Plaza of Kormir
Waypoint (map icon).png Kormir Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Uzolan's Mechanical Orchestra
Plaza of Lyssa
Waypoint (map icon).png Lyssa Waypoint
Vista (map icon).png 1 Vista
Asura gate (map icon).png Lake Doric
Plaza of Melandru
Point of interest (map icon).png Haidryn's Menagerie
Waypoint (map icon).png Melandru Waypoint
Vista (map icon).png 2 Vistas
Royal Palace
Point of interest (map icon).png Seraph Headquarters (instance)
Point of interest (map icon).png Shrine of the Six
Point of interest (map icon).png Queen's Throne Room (instance)
Point of interest (map icon).png Minister Wi's Mansion
Point of interest (map icon).png Maiden's Whisper
Asura gate (map icon).png Fields of Ruin
Salma District (home instance)
Point of interest (map icon).png Manor Hill
Point of interest (map icon).png Vanguard Hospital
Point of interest (map icon).png Rook's Row
Point of interest (map icon).png Queen's Heart Orphanage
Point of interest (map icon).png Cottage Bend
The Crown Pavilion
The Upper City
Waypoint (map icon).png Palace Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Central Plaza
Point of interest (map icon).png Chamber of Ministers
Vista (map icon).png 1 Vista
Asura gate (map icon).png Lion's Arch
Western Commons
Point of interest (map icon).png Mina's Target Shooting
Point of interest (map icon).png The Busted Flagon

Interactive map[edit]


Juvenile Krytan Drakehound
Juvenile Pig


Concept art
Holiday loading screens


  • There was at one point a bug that caused one to fall under the map if they jumped into a hole in the Ossan District and reappear again in the Royal Terrace if they moved under it and relogged. A floor was added there to prevent players from doing this in a bug fix that was introduced in autumn of 2017.


"Stay the blade" posters.
  • During development, Divinity's Reach contained a Canthan and Arts district similar to the Ossan Quarter and Rurikton and included a mix of Asian-style architectures.[1] The district was removed late in development and was replaced with the Great Collapse.[2] Map artist Josh Foreman has said that a lot of the development team would like to return to Cantha and encourages interested players to ask for a future Canthan region.[3]
  • Internally at ArenaNet, this area was known as "Valley_Divinity."[4]
  • Divinity's Reach has young children wearing the names of GW1 Heroes in quotes and pretending to be their pseudonym-sake.
  • In the Cemetery you can find writings in New Krytan saying "where my resurrect portal".
  • Around various places, posters with styllized New Krytan can be found saying "stay the blade." They appeared around June 2016 at the same as the Current Events leading into Living World Season 3.


  1. ^ Post by Anthony Ordon in "New thing in Great Collapse", Old Guild Wars 2 Forums (Archived)
  2. ^ A Lincolncast Interview with Josh Foreman (Episode 34), Selfconfessedcynic.podbean.com
  3. ^ Post by Josh Foreman in "How is getting rid of Cantha a 'universal' representation of humanity?", Old Guild Wars 2 Forums (Archived)
  4. ^ Comment by Linsey Murdock, Reddit