Fort Marriner (original)

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Fort Marriner

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Lion's Arch

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Fort Marriner

The once proud Fort Marriner, which guards the city, now lies blighted and scarred after the Battle for Lion's Arch. It was named after Cobiah Marriner, the founder of new Lion's Arch, and serves as both the headquarters for the Lionguard, as well as their prison, and the Lion's Arch base for the Vigil. It holds the asura gates to the Mists and before that the Zaishen arena, which was removed to make room for said asura gates though the Zaishen Order's training grounds remained until the fort's destruction. The fort is currently in the process of rebuilding around the debris and trenches left behind by Scarlet's assault along with the rest of the city.

With the rise of Mordremoth, waypoints around Tyria were being consumed or demolished by his influence. Fort Marriner's Waypoint was one of the waypoints to be destroyed.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Waypoint (tango icon).png Fort Marriner Waypoint (Currently disabled)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Claw Island Portage Waypoint
Points of Interest
Point of interest.png Main Haven Headquarters
Point of interest.png Vigil Centerhouse
Point of interest.png Gunnery Range
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Claw Island Portage







Ambient dialogue[edit]

Before Escape from Lion's Arch[edit]

Citizen (asura): Our illustrious guildmate has proposed that we go out on a centaur raid.
Citizen (norn): Sounds like a good idea to me.
Citizen (asura): Of course it would. You can hit more than just their knees when you're fighting them!
Citizen (norn): Not afraid, are you?
Citizen (asura): Don't be ridiculous. There are few things more efficient than hamstringing them.
Citizen (1): Didn't Rytlock fight in the Zaishen battles a long time ago?
Citizen (2): I heard about that. He and the human captain and that sylvari twig lit up the place.
Citizen (1): I'm sure Rytlock carried the other two. Ever seen him fight? Brutal!
Lionguard (1): The Lionguard is the place for me.
Lionguard (2): And me.
Lionguard (1): I've met so many friendly little asura here.
Lionguard (2): Yeah, once you get to know them, they're very educated.
Lionguard (1): Asura technology, astounding and inventive.
Lionguard (2): Those gates are something.
Lionguard (1): All the pondering I do about life really works up a killer appetite.
Lionguard (2): You ponder?
Lionguard (1): Slowly, but yes.
Citizen (male): It takes a real man's man to do what I do.
Citizen (female): It sure does.
Mist Warrior (1): What is evil, anyway? Isn't it just a different view of the same thing?
Mist Warrior (2): Spend some time in the Mist War, and you'll get it. Evil is the enemy. It will destroy us, so we must destroy it first.
Mist Warrior (1): I see so many go through that portal who never come out again.
Mist Warrior (2): That's evil's work. You recognize it by how it kills—without purpose, need, or gratitude.
Two Citizens discuss guild tryouts
Citizen (1): Your guild tryout will take place next week. We found you a worthy opponent.
Citizen (2): I hope so. I wouldn't want it to be too easy.
Citizen (1): I like your attitude.
Citizen (2): Are you sure one opponent will be enough?
Citizen (1): It has been for other guild members.
Citizen (2): I'm not the other guild members.
Citizen (1): Remember. You only get one shot to impress us into letting you join our guild.
Citizen (2): That's all I need.
Adventurer: I beg your pardon. I want to join the campaign in the Mists. Am I in the right place?
Mist Warrior: Yup. Just get yourself through that portal and watch your back. It's no festival in there.
Adventurer: I'm prepared. I've been training for this battle ever since I was in the crib.
Mist Warrior (1): Troop movements in the Mist War follow a predictable pattern except when radial field theory implies otherwise.
Mist Warrior (2): Uh huh. All I know is that this soldier is heading back through the portal tomorrow, and my movements will be completely badass.
Mist Warrior recruitment speeches
Mist Warrior: Who's ready for a real fight? The kind that hardens your whiskers. Let's talk Mist War.
Mist Warrior: All you have to do is step through the portal, and you're there, in a magical land of glory, victory, and triumph—most days.
Mist Warrior: The Mist War needs world defenders willing to put their lives on the line. Step through the portal, and you'll see.
Mist Warrior: Now recruiting for the battle for the Mists! Is your life a dead end? Looking for meaning? I have the answer to your existential dilemma right here.
Group Zaishen battles
Zaishen Trainer: Groups! Bow and commence combat!
[Two groups of trainees fight until one group has lost all its members.]
Zaishen Trainer: Congratulations to the winners! Return to your starting positions.
One on one Zaishen battles
Zaishen Trainer: Fighters, take your positions, and begin when you are ready.
[Two combatants fight until one of them is downed.]
Mercenary: Okay, okay! I surrender.
Zaishen Trainer: Excellent! Return to your lines and prepare for the next round.

During The Edge of the Mists[edit]

Liongard guarding the Edge of the Mists portal
Lionguard: I don't care who goes into that portal. I'm here to stop Aetherblades from coming out.
Lionguard: I saw a big norn kid chase a golem through this portal. Not sure what to make of that.
Lionguard: Lionguard jurisdiction ends on this side of the portal. If you go through, we won't be able to protect you.
Conversations of Sheriff Siriam and Canach
Sheriff Siriam: So, Canach, why didn't you escape with Mai Trin|Mai? In all this confusion, it would have been easy for you.
Canach: Scarlet's forces didn't even glance my way. I should be offended, but for once I'm glad to have been overlooked.
Canach: Yes, Scarlet and I share a certain...fixation on self-determination, but we are not natural allies.
Canach: I seek to define my role in this world. She seeks to tear this world down and use the rubble as her throne.
Canach: I've seen eyes like the mirror. She's not in control. Whatever drives her is destroying her day by day from within.
Canach: But the truth is, I did not wish to escape. I've made more than my share of mistakes already.
Caanch: I'm determined to serve my time and pay my debt. And even more determined not to put myself in this position again.
Sheriff Siriam: I take full responsibility for the breakout. My deputies are beyond reproach. They kept things from being much worse.
Sheriff Siriam: It all happened so fast. Scarlet's minions were everywhere. They had our back to the wall from the very beginning.
Sheriff Siriam: One of them broadcast Scarlet's voice. She said, "Vacation's over, Mai. I have work for you in the Mists.
Sheriff Siriam: The invaders took Mai to a portal outside. They had to fight past a squad of Lionguard to get there. And two strangers.
Sheriff Siriam: A golem and a norn lad with a fearsome mace. After Mai entered the portal, the golem went after her.
Sheriff Siriam: The norn shouted for it to stop, but it wouldn't. It declared "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!" and actually ran faster.
Sheriff Siriam: Canach continues to be a model prisoner. I hope that means he learned something after the debacle on Southsun Cove.
Canach: I am here until my time is served or someone buys my billet. Given my popularity, I expect to serve the full sentence.
Canach: Incarceration is hard. I don't mind the isolation, but the children chanting "karka killer" grows tiresome.
Canach: A Southsun settler contacted me recently. She thanked me for my efforts, but decried my methods. I know how she feels.

Before Lion's Arch Rebuilt[edit]

Consortium Surveyor: Did you change targets?
Conversations on the parapets of Fort Marriner
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Parts of the city are still unsafe. But once we fix—
Citizen: I'm tired of excuses, Magnus. The city's a wreck. If you can't get Lion's Arch on its feet, you're going to wake up and find this a ghost town.
Captain Ellen Kiel: Who was that?
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: One of the hungry. Jobless. In mourning. And her anger is going to have company when we bring more of them back in.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: We're not ready for this. We've barely started to make the city livable again.
Captain Ellen Kiel: Then today is your lucky day. I've brought you some help.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: So, this floating trash a refugee?
Captain Ellen Kiel: More than that. We've got ourselves a hero.
Hero-Tron: Bzzt. Hero. Accessing—monicker—protocol. Reformatting—primary—identity.
Captain Ellen Kiel: This golem healed the wounded. He stormed Scarlet's platforms with us, and without weapons.
Captain Ellen Kiel: And now the Seraph want to take him away for "helping Scarlet" when he did nothing of the sort.
Hero-Tron: Bzzt. This—unit—is—now—designated—Hero-Tron.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Whatever. Kiel vouches for you, and that's good enough for me. I'll find a use for you.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: As head of the Lionguard, and member in good standing of the Captain's Council, I proclaim Hero-Tron a free citizen of Lion's Arch.
Captain Ellen Kiel: Seconded. Consider yourself home, golem.
Hero-Tron: Happiness—mode—engaged. Victory—gyrations—in...3...2...1...
Hero-Tron: Query: What—will—be—done—about—the—Seraph?
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: They can walk the plank.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Divinity's Reach has the time to hunt for a golem, but it doesn't have time to help Lion's Arch when Scarlet attacks?
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: And after this city hosted a relief effort for them during Wintersday?
Captain Ellen Kiel: What Magnus is saying is, I don't think you have to worry about the Seraph anymore.
Hero-Tron: What—if—they—come—to—reclaim—this—unit?
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: I'll sign their extradition with a torch.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: So, if you're going to be my aide, I have to ask. What exactly do
Hero-Tron: This—unit—is—programmed—with—a—variety—of—skills—ranging—from—
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Look, we're going to have a lot of people coming back without homes or jobs.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: No jobs mean lots of idle hands. I can handle a little crime. This city was founded on it. But riots? They'll end everything.
Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Can you help people get back to work?
Hero-Tron: I—can—do—that.
Evon Gnashblade: There he is, the hero of the hour. So, my son, how did it go?
Hero-Tron: Error: This—unit—is—not—your—offspring.
Evon Gnashblade: It's a term of affection. Now, answer the question.
Hero-Tron: For—this—unit's—service—during—Scarlet's—termination, this—unit—was—granted—amnesty—and—employment—with—the—Captain's—Council.
Hero-Tron: This—unit—will—have—a—revenue—stream—to—repay—this—unit's—debt—to—you. Our—transaction—will—be—complete.
Evon Gnashblade: Complete? Oh, no. No, not at all. I saw your ID number when I was installing the combat chassis before your rumble with Scarlet.
Evon Gnashblade: Traced it back to the source. Consortium. Seems they ran into some trouble on Southsun a while back.
Evon Gnashblade: Involuntary servitude. An unsafe workplace. Substandard living quarters. And at the center of it all, a little golem named Job-o-Tron.
Evon Gnashblade: It'd be a shame if Magnus's new golden boy was linked to such nasty business. Why, with the situation in the city, well... They'd dismantle you.
Evon Gnashblade: So keep on listening. And keep on coming back to me with all the juicy tidbits.
Evon Gnashblade: And don't you dare cross me. You can run, but you'll never run far enough.