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.


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.


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.


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]

Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Armor and weapons[edit]


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