Durmand Priory

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the order. For the area, see Durmand Priory (location). For the instance, see The Durmand Priory (instance).
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Your power is only equal to the sum of your knowledge.

Durmand

The Durmand Priory is a scholarly order dedicated to protecting knowledge and lore. The order is named after the fortress, sometimes called a monastery,[1][2][3][4][5] carved into a mountain which houses their archives, which is in turn named after its founder, Durmand. The members of the Durmand Priory offer their services as advisers, tutors and chroniclers; and often conduct explorations and excavations in search of lost knowledge. Led by the asura Gixx, they are cautiously willing to share their gathered knowledge.

The Durmand Priory is one of three major multi-racial orders that are looking for ways to combat the Elder Dragons. They study the past to survive the future, in hopes that intellect, or some lost piece of knowledge, can save the world from the rise of these dragons.

History[edit]

Banner used by the Durmand Priory.

The Durmand Priory was founded in 1105 AE, before the Rising of Orr and the flooding of Lion's Arch.[6][7] The Priory was established about 230 years after the Order of Whispers and predates the Vigil by over 200 years. Its scholars were major contributors to the creation of the New Krytan alphabet, encouraging its use across the known world and thus simplifying communication among all countries, cultures, and races.

Because of its philosophies and ideals, the Durmand Priory was one of the first organizations to accept members from all races.

Story involvement[edit]

Players that choose to join the Priory during their personal story (at the end of the level 30 story chapter) will work with Magister Sieran.

Ranks[edit]

The Durmand Priory has several ranks in its organization, with each their own focus and specialization.

  • Novices: untested, new recruits.
  • Explorers: standard members; adventurers and explorers who collect lost artifacts, knowledge, and maps.
  • Scholars: the academic, more research-oriented version of the explorer.
  • Arcanists: magical protectors.
  • Magisters: group leaders among the explorers.
  • Archons: those who deal with dangerous knowledge.
  • Steward: the head of the order, currently Gixx.

Bases and excavations[edit]

Ascalon
Heart of Maguuma
Kryta
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Armor and weapons[edit]

Members[edit]

See also: Category:Durmand Priory
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Greetings[edit]

Affiliates to the Durmand Priory regardless of rank share the same greetings:

General greets
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is the greatest treasure.
You have questions?
Asuran Priory Explorer greetings

Female

History never lies. Historians[sic] however....[sic]
Truth and knowledge are two different things.

Male

One's knowledge cannot go beyond one's experience.
The answer is out there.
You come seeking knowledge?
Charr Priory Explorer greets

Female

The past should inspire the future.
What do you need to know.
You have questions?

Male

Knowledge defeats darkness.
The past should inspire the future.
What do you need to know?
Human Priory Explorer greets

Female

Do you have a question?
I have so much to tell you.
May Kormir enlighten you.
So many mysteries in the world.

Male

May Kormir enlighten you.
Too much has been forgotten.
You search for knowledge?
We know so little.
Norn Priory Explorer greets

Female:

Everything is in moderation, including moderation.
I'm a hands-on academic.
Research is only as useful as its practical application.
What have you got for me?

Male:

Any interesting news?
I do most of my research at the pub.
I learn something new every day.
Sylvari Priory Scholar greets

Female

May your knowledge flourish.
Rely on your knowledge.
Study the past to survive the future.

Male

Expand your knowledge while here.
May your knowledge flourish.
With knowledge, we will drive away evil.

Expansion greetings[edit]

These greetings are shared by NPCs of all Orders and ranks in the Heart of Maguuma and Crystal Desert:

Asura
I fully expect us to expire here.
I'm terrified to close my eyes out here.
Is it luck or skill keeping you alive?
Rata Sum is so close, yet so far.
This foliage is conspiring to kill us.
Human
I'm just glad to have survived the crash.
Sylvari
No one trusts me anymore.
I swear I won't harm you.
First the Pale Tree, now this.

Gallery[edit]

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Renders

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