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Gorrik

Gorrik is an asuran entomologist and foremost expert on scarabs who formerly worked for Inquest. His older brother, Blish, is a college friend of Taimi's.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Gorrik got to know Taimi when she and his older brother Blish befriended one another while attending the College of Synergetics. In 1326 AE, Gorrik studied the Elonian sand moth, as part of his research in the field of entomology.[1]. During Taimi's time in the Heart of Maguuma, the brothers joined the Inquest. Blish eventually transferred his consciousness into a Mark I Golemite body. This technology was developed by the Inquest, but until the M.I.G. project by Hronk's krewe, always proved fatal.

Living World Season 4[edit]

In 1331 AE, Blish and Gorrik were working at Rata Primus on the Scarab Plague samples taken from Fahranur, the First City. Gorrik was against testing the samples on living subjects but was nevertheless fascinated by the results for scientific reasons.[2]

The brothers discovered the later Awakened invasion that was being covered up by the megacomplex's upper echelons. They took it upon themselves to send out distress signals and barricade the plague samples, as well as attempted to tamper with the Primus gate network that allowed travel without a receiving gate in order to hamper with Awakened attempts to use the gates for their own purposes.

Blish and Gorrik were contacted by the Pact Commander and Braham Eirsson who had spearheaded an Olmakhan assault on Rata Primus to investigate what the Awakened and Inquest were up to. Blish was surprised to hear Taimi's voice coming out of the Commander's personal remote communicator but quickly set the surprise aside as the brothers instructed the team where to find the gate hub so it could be shut down.

The brothers kept Awakened invaders from reaching the bottom lab and hid there long enough for the Commander and Braham to come to the rescue. Blish introduced himself to the newcomers, but before Taimi could inquire why his voice sounded different, the Commander suggested that they keep the reveal of Blish being a golem from Taimi until after they had reunited with her in person. Blish and Gorrik revealed that the Awakened presence had triggered the decontamination protocol which would make the complex self-destruct with no way of stopping it.

Teaming up with the Commander, they rushed to the vaults containing the plague samples, only to discover the samples had already been taken. They headed for the gate hub next, witnessing Palawa Joko and Commander Lonai in possession of the samples and about to flee through an asura gate. Joko taunted the Commander by promising to unleash the Scarab Plague on Central Tyria before entering the portal with the samples, leaving Lonai behind to deal with the group. During the resulting clash the gate, which Joko had tampered with to prevent anyone from pursuing him, began malfunctioning and sucked the Commander, Braham and Lonai in.

Blish and Gorrik began working on the gate to stabilize it and return the Commander and Braham from wherever the gate had sent them, using Lonai's energy signature to direct a portal to the trio's location. However, the attempts failed at first as the battling trio were being teleported around Tyria before they ended up in an unknown location somewhere in the Mists where Lonai was finally defeated. The brothers were ultimately successful in teleporting the Commander and Braham aboard Sayida the Sly's airship outside of Rata Primus and fled the complex with Gorrik's pets just as it was destroyed in an explosion.

When reunited with Taimi, she expressed fascination with Blish's condition, a welcomed change to the usual disgust or horror the brothers saw. After learning that Blish had managed to back up Inquest data on the Scarab Plague and the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik, Gorrik warmed up to the idea of working with Taimi as long as they discussed authorship hierarchy for any published research and stipulated that Taimi did not have supervisory authority.

After traveling to the Free City of Amnoon, Gorrik and Blish began researching the Scarab Plague. Gorrik discovered that the scarabs only infected humans and planted Petey, another species of beetle, under his skin to test another theory of his. But locals discovered what Gorrik was up to and arrested him after mistaking him for planning to unleash some pestilence in the city. While Gorrik was put on trial, the Cavaliers impounded his materials at the docks, including Blish who was shoved into one of the crates with his neural net cut off.

After the Commander and Taimi had helped clear the charges against Gorrik, he and Taimi went to the docks to retrieve those impounded materials. While checking his things, Gorrik incautiously released some of his bugs, and the commander and Faren, who was there for the upcoming Tyrian delegation ship, had to squash these bugs. Then, Gorrik and Taimi found the power downed Blish. Upon being rebooted, Blish returned to consciousness with a horrified scream, letting his companions know of his lack of sensory experiences in what he described as nothingness while he had been shut down. Taimi and Gorrik hastily promised never to let him experience that kind of state again and monitored him while the Commander left them to meet with Lord Faren and Councilor Mayameen who were waiting for the supply ship to arrive at the docks.

Blish, Gorrik and Taimi went to the docks later and learned that the Commander had barely prevented an outbreak of the first generation of Scarab Plague carried by the crew of the supply ship whom Joko had secretly infected.

While his brother was setting up the portal to Kourna, Gorrik continued his research about the scarab plague. But then, Petey, which is the beetle Gorrik planted under his skin, jumped out from under Gorrik's skin and ate all the plague samples, by doing that Petey grew bigger. So Gorrik thought he could grow Petey big enough to ride, and started the study immediately. He also asked the Commander to collect various things to help Petey.

Gorrik continued his research until the Battle of Gandara. He and the others followed the Commander to the front gate of the Moon Fortress, but was stopped by the third generation of scarabs, and had fall back to Rytlock's position while the Primeval Queens Nahlah and Dahlah cleaning the scarabs while the commander chasing after Braham.

Gorrik and Taimi went inside the fortress after the third-generation epidemic was averted and learned that Joko was dead. Gorrik then surprisingly found lots of pestilence samples to study, but Taimi decided everything about the plague will be destroy after Gorrik collect the data.

While the rift anomalies of Jahai Bluffs were being investigated, Gorrik was with Taimi, observing the data obtained by the Commander and theorizing with Taimi and Blish over what might have caused them. In Sun's Refuge, Gorrik helped Blish to calm down all the refugees. After the Commander returned from the Mist without Blish, Gorrik walked away from the group with sorrow.

In Thunderhead Peaks, Gorrik and Taimi used the tracker Blish made to evacuate several villages before Kralkatorrik’s minions broke through. When the final battle initiated, Taimi and Gorrik stayed high above the fight and gave the Commander information from above. After Kralkatorrik got away and Aurene was killed, Taimi and Gorrik found her branded body. When the Commander got there, they were grieving for her.

When the Commander returned to Thunderhead Peaks to prepare Aurene’s body, Gorrik and Taimi was there waiting. After Aurene was revived, Gorrik sent Kralkatorrik telemetry to help track down him.

At Dragonfall, Gorrik asked the Commander to plant his instruments to collect data about the terrain. The data shown that Kralkatorrik was healing throught ley line energy on the island. To cut down Kralkatorrik from ley line, Gorrik and Taimi helped the Commander made the new Dragonsblood Spear.

Gorrik was not on the airship in the aftermath of Aurene's ascension. According the Taimi, Gorrik was doing research on the skyscales, and the Commander eventually found themselves helping Gorrik save the skyscales from extinction by infusing the eggs of the first skyscale generation with various types of magic in order to stabilize the life cycle of the second generation. Gorrik acted as the newborn skyscales' caretaker to monitor their health while instructing the Commander to carry out various tasks such as locating skyscales which had fled from the nest. Upon discovering how one of the skyscales had bonded with the Commander, Gorrik suggested that the Commander and the skyscale learn to work together and close various rifts which had formed around Elona and Tyria because of Kralkatorrik's rampage through the Mists. To ensure that the Commander could always call on their dragon mount, Gorrik gave them a whistle which the skyscale would respond to.

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Gorrik joined Dragon's Watch as they attended the All-Legion Rally in Grothmar Valley where the charr High Legions were celebrating Kralkatorrik's demise. Taimi chose not to attend the festivities as she focused on working on her treatise, titled "The Elder Dragons Reconsidered." However, she insisted that Gorrik should accompany the Commander's party to Grothmar so he could "live a little." Gorrik reluctantly did what Taimi had asked but only for a chance to study the local fauna.[3]

While in Grothmar, Gorrik mostly spent his time on Erasmus Fangstorm's farm helping remove devourers from killing the cattle. He complained whenever the comm system was interrupted with unimportant conversations between the Commander and various Dragon's Watch members.[4]

Gorrik was approached by a group of charr during the festivities. He was forced to accompany them to the War Room in the Blood Keep where the charr, revealed to be Renegades, interrogated him about what he knew about Aurene's powers and weaknesses and threatened to harm him if he did not tell them anything of value. Gorrik managed to contact the Commander about his kidnapping before the Renegades broke the comm device, and the Commander rushed to the rescue while using Kasmeer's mesmer spell to appear as the famed Blood Legion Centurion Ryland Steelcatcher. Using either guile or brute force, the Commander saved Gorrik from the Renegades who were revealed to be working for Ryland and Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer. Gorrik was sent to safety while the Commander continued investigations in the valley about what the Blood Imperator was up to.

Locations[edit]

Ascalon
Crystal Desert
Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

Complete heart (map icon).png Ready your forces for the assault on Kralkatorrik (80)

Event involvement[edit]

Event cog (tango icon).png [Group Event] Lure the devourers into the portal before they kill the cattle (80)

Items offered[edit]

Item Type Rarity Level Cost
Mini Olmakhan Rox.png Mini Olmakhan Rox Miniature Rare 105,000 Karma.png + 25 Branded Mass.png
Branded Mass.png Branded Mass Consumable Exotic 455 Karma.png
Volatile Harvesting Sickle.png Volatile Harvesting Sickle Harvesting sickle Fine 60 4,900 Karma.png
Volatile Mining Pick.png Volatile Mining Pick Mining pick Fine 60 4,900 Karma.png
Volatile Logging Axe.png Volatile Logging Axe Logging axe Fine 60 4,900 Karma.png

Dialogue[edit]

Domain of Kourna[edit]

For the last step of Beetle Juice
That should be everything. Shall we initiate Petey's final mutation and transformation?
Talk more option tango.png Let's do it. (completes Beetle Juice and unlocks Beetle Saddle)
And... done! Enhanced speed, strength, and toughness. Petey has evolved into Petey Plus. I dare say if you had a saddle you could even ride him.
Talk end option tango.png Where would I find a saddle?
Talk end option tango.png Give me a moment.
Interacting with Petey before completing Beetle Feed
HAHAHA! What did you think would happen? Petey doesn't even like you.
Talk more option tango.png Why not?
Hard to say, but I bet if you brought him the perfect meal he would love you forever. Roller beetles aren't exactly complex.
Talk more option tango.png What does he like?
I've compiled a list for you of what should be the scientifically perfect meal for Petey. I even titled it "Beetle Feed," so you wouldn't get confused.
Talk end option tango.png I'd better start looking.
Talk end option tango.png I'd better start looking.
Talk end option tango.png I see.
Talking to Gorrik after finishing Beetle Feed in Domain of Kourna
Gorrik: Commander, if you think of it...tell Petey I'm proud.

Sun's Refuge[edit]

In Sun's Refuge, before completing Storm Tracking
Hi, Commander. Sorry, we're in the middle of solving a complex calculation regarding the exponential growth patterns of particles found in one of the displaced areas of Jahai.
Talk more option tango.png What now?
Blish: We got data back from Scholar Vannis out in Jahai. It's quite interesting... potentially groundbreaking.
Talk end option tango.png I won't disturb you.
Talk end option tango.png I'll leave now.
In Sun's Refuge, after completing Storm Tracking
Oh...yes, Commander? I'm sorry, I'm...a bit distracted right now.
Talk more option tango.png Gorrik, I'm so sorry for your loss.
I... Thank you, but...I'm sorry, Commander. I don't feel much like talking right now.
Talk more option tango.png Just know that we're all here for you, whatever you need.
For now, I just need to think. And then...work. I think I'd just like to feel useful.
Talk end option tango.png Taimi will be grateful for your help.
Talk end option tango.png I understand.
Talk end option tango.png Never mind. Sorry to intrude, Gorrik.

Thunderhead Peaks[edit]

Yes, Commander?
(After completing the heart)
Karma.png Do any of the armies have anything to trade with?
(Prior to completing the heart)
Talk more option tango.png Looks like you've got your hands full.
There's much to be done. One: A spider infestation. Two: Soldiers in need of aid. Three: Some stupid tournament. Plus there are scores of demoralized troops that could use some cheering up.
Talk more option tango.png Spiders?
Yes, spiders. It's an old place, you see. Infestations are bound to happen. They've been getting after the supplies in the pantry. See if you can return them, would you?
Talk back option tango.png I had another question.
Talk end option tango.png I'm on it.
Talk more option tango.png What kind of aid?
Our soldiers working logistics are complaining they haven't had a break or a drink in hours. And the wounded in the infirmary are amassing faster than our medics can manage. They could use more hands.
Talk back option tango.png Another question for you.
Talk end option tango.png Consider it done.
Talk more option tango.png Let me guess—Canach is running this tournament.
Of course. All in service of preparing the troops, he says, which... Well, he's not wrong. But it is doing some good for morale. Head over and place some bets. The troops would love it.
Talk back option tango.png I wanted to ask about something else.
Talk end option tango.png I'll go take a look.
Talk more option tango.png Demoralized troops... Maybe I can help with that.
Thank you, Commander. Inspiring people isn't really my specialty. I tried my best. Compared them to valiant soldier ants, working for the betterment of the colony, and... I see now where I went wrong.
Talk back option tango.png One more thing before I go...
Talk end option tango.png Yeah, let me take it from here.
Talk back option tango.png I wanted to ask about something else.
Talk end option tango.png I need to head out.
Talk more option tango.png Gorrik, how are you doing?
I'm well! I'm...well. Doing my best to support Taimi—there was no way she was going to be able to handle all of this alone. But some of these tasks are...better suited for a people person.
Talk more option tango.png Can I lend a hand? (goes to "Looks like you've got your hands full.")
Talk back option tango.png I wanted to ask another question.
Talk end option tango.png I have to get going.
Talk end option tango.png I need to head out.

Eye of the North[edit]

Upon first visit
Taimi: Oh, hey. Don't mind us, Commander. Just setting up a lab for important Elder Dragon research. Fate of the whole world depends on it. No big deal.
Talk more option tango.png Sure thing.
Gorrik: Is this really the best location?
Talk more option tango.png (shrug)
Taimi: If we're investigating the dragon cycle, we should be near a DRAGON, right? There aren't too many Elder Dragons left in the world, so Aurene's our only bet.
Talk more option tango.png Agreed.
Gorrik: (sigh) I guess you're right. But we could have a more robust laboratory at Rata Sum.
Talk more option tango.png Anything I can do to help?
Gorrik: We can always use more data to isolate commonalities among the Elder Dragons. Find a pattern. You've fought them for years, Commander. Inside your memories could be clues to the dragon cycle.
Talk more option tango.png My memories?
Taimi: Ooh, do we get to poke around in the commander's head?
Talk more option tango.png Leave my head alone.
Gorrik: I was thinking we use the scrying pool to help the commander relive the memories of these past years.
Talk more option tango.png Hmm...
Taimi: That's ingenious, Gorrik.
Talk more option tango.png She's not wrong.
Gorrik: Oh. Well. Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png Time to relive some old memories, I guess.
Talk end option tango.png I have to go.
Subsequent interaction
We're just getting started here, Commander. Impressive setup, right?
Talk quest option tango.png Just relived the marionette incident... (Only during Wrath of the Twisted Marionette)
Taimi: I can't believe I ever looked up to Scarlet. You can be a supergenius without being a deranged terrorist—HELLO!
Gorrik: Good thing you were all there to stop her. I was studying the fascinating Elonian sand moth back then.
Taimi: Oh, yeah. I forgot you had that whole uh...bug phase.
Gorrik: It's not a phase! Entomology is a legitimate and important field of research.
Talk quest option tango.png About Blish... (Upon completing Return to Storm Tracking)
Gorrik: That was...yeah. I miss him. A lot.
Gorrik: I didn't have a lot of friends, growing up. Blish always looked after me.
Gorrik: He was my big brother. I... Yeah, I really miss him.
Taimi: Gorrik...
Gorrik: Well, I have more friends now.
Taimi: Blish would be proud of you.
Gorrik: You think so? I hope so.
Talk more option tango.png Give me an update on the dragon fallout.
Can you be more specific?
Talk more option tango.png Did Primordus's minions survive?
Many destroyers seem to have immediately..."gone out" for lack of a better word. Stronger specimens seem to have persisted for the moment, though. Fascinating, resilient creatures they are.
Talk end option tango.png That's a little less to worry about.
Talk more option tango.png Did Jormag's armies survive?
Readings vary among the Icebrood and Frost Legion—the most heavily "ice-infused" were extremely debilitated. A high percentage of outright fatality in that sample group.
Talk end option tango.png It's hard to feel much sympathy there.
Talk more option tango.png What's become of Jormag's Frozen?
Jormag's demise hasn't unfrozen them, unfortunately. According to the Priory papers, thawing is occurring, but it may be lengthy. Some may never recover, though. We don't really know.
Talk end option tango.png Let's hope they find a way to bring everyone back safely.
Talk end option tango.png I was wondering about residual magic. I'll talk to Taimi.
Talk more option tango.png Do you have all the equipment you need?
And then some! The Arcane Council has been fulfilling all resource requests, no questions asked. I'm...not used to this level of resources, quite honestly.
Talk more option tango.png Do you think they're trying to make amends for helping Jormag?
I believe that's a rhetorical question. However, to no one's surprise, Primordus's death has skyrocketed the Council's approval metrics. The help could be from guilt, or just spreading the wealth.
Talk end option tango.png Well, if they're helping I won't question it.
Talk end option tango.png Don't get used to it.
Talk end option tango.png Carry on.

Historical dialogue[edit]

In Eye of the North during Dragon Bash
We're just getting started here, Commander. Impressive setup, right?
Talk quest option tango.png You two going to check out Dragon Bash?
Gorrik: I don't know. Doesn't really feel like my scene.
Taimi: We could use a break from staring at charts and papers, though. Think I could chug a whole stein of norn grog?
Gorrik: Their body mass is much greater. I think you'd die from liver failure.
Taimi: Me? Ha!
Gorrik: It does feel a bit...weird to be celebrating the bashing of dragons. Figurative or otherwise.
Taimi: Primordus threatened the asura for ages, and Jormag wreaked havoc on the norn.
Taimi: I don't agree with it, but yeah I understand why the festival exists.
Talk end option tango.png Carry on.

Related achievements[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Gorrik is voiced by Ike Amadi.[5]
  • In an earlier story draft for A Bug in the System, Taimi played the part of Blish and Gorrik.[6]
  • Gorrik is on the autistic spectrum, often causing him to be misunderstood.[5]
  • Gorrik, alongside his brother, seems to have been inspired by the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, in which two alchemist brothers (one of whom is trapped in armor, similar to Blish) are searching for the philosopher's stone to restore their bodies.
  • Gorrik wears the Tier 1 Human Cultural Armor Researcher's armor. He wields a pistol and shield that use the Inquest Mark II weapon skins.
  • Gorrik's original name was Glubber.[7]
  • When the player is in first person they can see flies and hear a buzzing sound around Gorrik.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dialogue with Gorrik in Eye of the North
    Gorrik: Good thing you were all there to stop [Scarlet]. I was studying the fascinating Elonian sand moth back then.
  2. ^ The Charge
    Gorrik: The Inquest recovered the Scarab Plague in Fahranur. We've been experimenting with it, and—
    Braham Eirsson: Wait a— Those horrible plague tests on the Olmakhan? That was YOU?
    Gorrik: No! I study insects—the scarabs themselves. I was against the testing. Although the results have been fascinating.
  3. ^ Coming Home
    Gorrik: Taimi's working on her treatise. "The Elder Dragons Reconsidered." She insisted I should go...live a little.
    Gorrik: To be clear: I'm attending only for the chance to study the local fauna. I will not be participating in any revelry.
  4. ^ Revels & Rivals
    Gorrik: Can we please keep...this...channel...clear?
  5. ^ a b Guild Chat - Episode 61
  6. ^ Post by Clayton Kisko in "Cut content: anything interesting?", Guild Wars 2 Forums
  7. ^ Guild Chat - Episode 65