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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Elder Dragon. For the dragon champion in Frostgorge Sound, see Claw of Jormag.
Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to Edge of Destiny, the personal story, Living World Season 3, Living World Season 4, and The Icebrood Saga.
Jormag and the icebrood army.

You do not fear death. You fear something far worse. You fear outliving the ones you swore to protect. You fear the day your children no longer feel the chill of the frost or the warmth of the flame. It is this fear that is your enemy, not I. The prison in which all races of Tyria suffer. But you need not fear me, champion, for I can set you free. Join me, and you shall have the strength to protect your people in the trials to come. Stand against me, and you stand alone.

Jormag

Jormag is the Elder Dragon of Ice and Persuasion, who dwells in the northern reaches of the Far Shiverpeak Mountains, dreaming about the Tyria that could be, at the expense of the Tyria that is.[1] The Ice Dragon has powerful mental capabilities that alter their enemies' way of thinking,[2] an ability also encountered on some of the champions of their sizeable army of corrupted minions, known as Icebrood. Jormag has sometimes been referred to as being a living blizzard.[3]

Whenever a group of norn attack Jormag or their champions, the men always return as Icebrood, attacking the source of the group of norn in revenge. Women can become Icebrood as well, but this is not welcomed by the Sons of Svanir, a cult of male norn worshiping Jormag, who typically kill the corrupted females.[4] Unlike other Elder Dragons, Jormag does not corrupt to enslave but rather gives promises of power to those they want to corrupt; this can be seen through both the Sons of Svanir and the Icebrood, such as at the Frost Portal.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Jormag, like the other Elder Dragons, is thought to have last awakened 10,000 years ago, around the time of the disappearance of the Giganticus Lupicus, and then fallen back into slumber from consuming all magic they could find. During the dragonrise, Jormag caused the Dragonstorm, a powerful blizzard that lasted for many seasons and which kodan still tell stories of.[5] The Sanguinary Blade, a weapon made from Jormag's frozen blood, was crafted by the dwarves around this time.

As early as 1078 AE, Jormag was influencing Tyria once again. Through their champion Drakkar, the Ice Dragon whispered promises of power to the norn hunter called Svanir, and turned him into yet another of their champions, the Nornbear; this was the first of Jormag's champions to be identified as such.[2] The Elder Dragon also robbed Svanir's sister, Jora, of her ability to Become the Bear when she rejected the call,[6][7] although some believed that the Spirits of the Wild had taken the power instead to punish Jora for doing nothing to stop Svanir initially.[8] Since Svanir, there has been a cult of male norn known as the Sons of Svanir. The Sons began worshiping Jormag as the strongest Spirit of the Wild, referring to them simply as Dragon. They justified worshiping an Elder Dragon because they viewed it was natural for the world to have predators and prey, and they considered Jormag to be the ultimate predator as well as the embodiment of all dragons.[9][10][11] Over the years, Jormag drew on the cultists' powers and hastened their own awakening.[3]

Jormag awoke in the lands beyond the Far Shiverpeaks in 1165 AE, creating a bitter blizzard that lasted four years,[12] and dividing the kodan sanctuaries and forcing them to flee from their icy sea homeland.[13][14] The Ice Dragon's rise caused earthquakes that cracked and shattered the northernmost lands, allowing the icy northern ocean to flood through and create new, inland seas. This new inland sea was inhabited by some refugee kodan sanctuaries which fled south as they were harried by the Claws of Jormag.[15] The norn heard of Jormag's march south and prepared for battle, some making their way north to confront it.[16] The blizzard Jormag brought buried the northern passages,[12] and the Ice Dragon's forces crushed Gunnar's Hold with a massive glacier.[3] Some skaalds say that Jormag crushed norn fighters in the hundreds during this time.[17]

Although powerful fighters, the norn were no match for the Elder Dragon and its minions of snow and ice, known as the Icebrood, and were driven south into the abandoned dwarven territories.[17] Jormag's forces occupied the area around Drakkar Lake and Gunnar's Hold.[3] The Ice Dragon also attacked the Spirits of the Wild and devoured at least one of them, Owl, who sacrificed herself to buy some of the Spirits time to lead the norn to safety. It is said that Jormag destroyed Owl's spirit totally.[18][19][20] Other lesser spirits such as Eagle, Dolyak, and Wolverine likewise stayed behind to buy the rest of the Spirits and the norn time to flee, and their fates remain uncertain.[21][22]

However, according to a norn legend, a mighty norn warrior called Asgeir Dragonrender was able to cut out a fang from Jormag's mouth with a weapon enhanced by an ancient jotun scroll's fire magic, before leading his people south with the aid of the Spirits of the Wild.[12][20][23][24] The fang is now kept in Hoelbrak, and it is tradition for mighty norn to test their strength against the seemingly indestructible tooth. It is generally believed that if a hero manages to damage the fang, that hero will rally the norn and they would be capable of defeating Jormag once and for all.[25][26] However, some norn claim that the prophecy about damaging the fang is simply used to deter eager, young norn from venturing into the Far Shiverpeaks to challenge Jormag, and from losing themselves to the Ice Dragon.[27]

Since their awakening, Jormag steadily pushed south. Though the Elder Dragon's territory was farther north, their influence caused heavy corruption in Frostgorge Sound, northern Wayfarer Foothills, Snowden Drifts, and even in Hoelbrak and northern Dredgehaunt Cliffs, thanks to the continuing spread of the Sons of Svanir cult. Besides spreading their corruption on the land, Jormag used the cult to gather minions and worshipers, be they grawl, jotun, kodan or quaggan, as well as magical artifacts, further strengthening their forces.

Edge of Destiny[edit]

In 1319 AE, the Dragonspawn, a dragon champion whose Icebrood minions had been terrorizing the countryside around Hoelbrak, invoked Jormag's name to call upon their power when it was about to fall in battle against Eir Stegalkin, Garm, Snaff and Zojja. Jormag's presence filled the ice cavern, and the Dragonspawn used a portion of its master's power to force the band to flee while unleashing a blizzard in Hoelbrak and its surrounding areas in revenge.[28] The Dragonspawn was eventually felled when Eir returned for a rematch with the strength of all of Destiny's Edge behind her, and Eir believed the fall of the champion had significantly slowed down Jormag's corruption.

Personal story[edit]

A band of Sons of Svanir led by Styrr Frostblade managed to capture Havroun Solvi and use his powers to create portals to the Mists. Through these portals, Sons of Svanir and Icebrood alike invaded the Mists with the goal of killing the Spirits of the Wild, but their plan was foiled by a party led by the Slayer of Issormir in 1325 AE.[29] Sons of Svanir also attempted to lure local grawl and jotun to worship Jormag.[30] They succeeded in converting Korag, a descendant of one of the giant-kings, to the Ice Dragon's cause, until Korag was slain in a duel with the Slayer of Issormir. A Svanir Shaman Chief attempted to control a tribe of grawl in Wayfarer Foothills via a totem and unleashed a Greater Ice Elemental as well as opened portals to the Mists to spread Jormag's corruption throughout Frusenfell Creek, until he and the elemental were defeated by a band of local norn homesteaders and adventurers. Later that year, another band of Sons of Svanir led by Steag Frostbeard acquired the Sanguinary Blade and intended to use its power to invade Lion's Arch in order to gain Jormag's blessing, but the planned attack was prevented by Magister Sieran and a Novice of the Durmand Priory, who defeated the band and took the Sanguinary Blade to the Durmand Priory.[31]

Despite these setbacks, the spread of Jormag's corruption did not stop as their minions were able to corrupt several quaggans and take over their village, Falooaloo, with the remaining villagers barely escaping with their lives thanks to the assistance of the Tyrian orders. Meanwhile, Sons of Svanir attempted to convert the grawl tribe of Ulukk's Hunger to Jormag's cause via the worship of a dragon champion known as the "Ice God," but the orders prevented the conversion and destruction of the tribe by killing the corrupted shamans and the Icebrood champion. Farther north, Kodan's Bane, Huntsman of Jormag invaded the kodan sanctuary of Honor of the Waves with a sizable band of Sons of Svanir and channelled Jormag's magic to forcibly corrupt the resisting Honor's Voice into an Icebrood.[32] The Huntsman and the corrupted Voice were slain by Caithe, Eir Stegalkin, Honor's Claw and the Pact Commander, while other adventurers traversed the sanctuary to defeat the Huntsman's remaining lieutenants.

Living World Season 3[edit]

Simulation of the All becoming unbalanced due to a clash between the energies of Jormag and Primordus's spheres.

In 1329 AE, the asura Taimi relayed information from the norn Braham Eirsson that Jormag had become active.[33] According to Elder Ulf, Jormag was believed to have taken residence near a tundra overrun with Sons of Svanir and Icebrood just beyond the Bitterfrost Frontier around this time.[34]

Like Primordus, Jormag had also absorbed the latent magic of the slain Elder Dragons Zhaitan and Mordremoth, as seen with the Champion Unstable Abomination which the Pact Commander fought to acquire a sample to research this new type of Icebrood. According to Taimi, proximity to the dead Elder Dragons might matter, considering that Primordus had absorbed more plant and death magic than Jormag.[35]

Theorizing that she could defeat Jormag and Primordus at the same time by mixing their energies, Taimi created a device using parts from Omadd's Machine, which became known as Taimi's Machine, to do so. However, this device was stolen by the returned, but weakened, human god Balthazar, who was looking for a way to increase his power by absorbing the Elder Dragons' magic. Shortly after the theft, Taimi discovered that one more Elder Dragon's death might lead to Tyria's destruction.[36]

Balthazar brought the device before Primordus and activated it deep within the volcano of Draconis Mons, where the Fire Dragon was at the time located. He inserted himself in the magical stream and began absorbing the two Elder Dragons' magic. When the device was destroyed by the Pact Commander and Taimi, who had chased the fallen god into the heart of the volcano, the blowback and drained magic resulted in Primordus and Jormag being hit by each other's magic and entering a pre-awakening state. At this time, Braham had managed to enter Jormag's territory with his norn guild and planned to use Eir Stegalkin's bow, which he had enchanted with a jotun scroll's fire magic, to slay the Ice Dragon after cracking the fang in Hoelbrak with it. However, Braham could do nothing but watch as the affected Jormag vanished under the ice with an anguished roar before the norn could begin the attack.[37]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

To celebrate the defeat of the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik, Knut Whitebear hosted the return of Dragon Bash in Hoelbrak in 1332 AE. This celebration saw the arrival of several Sons of Svanir and other norn praising Dragon, proclaiming that Jormag would rise again, while an Icebrood Claymore was spotted among the Sons preaching about the Ice Dragon's blessings. Some female norn were also seen arguing with the Sons of Svanir, claiming that they too had heard Dragon's call, and that the Sons could not ignore female followers of Jormag forever.[38] Weeks later, Suspicious Travelers began appearing across the Shiverpeaks, speaking of the power gained by serving the Ice Dragon. A strange gale blew near these travelers, carrying eerie whispers spoken by what sounded like a female and male voice.[39]

Following this, Blood Legion Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer called for an All-Legion Rally in Grothmar Valley for the High Legions' own celebration of Kralkatorrik's defeat. The Pact Commander and Dragon's Watch were also invited as honored guests alongside General Almorra Soulkeeper of the Vigil. The party was, however, a facade designed by Bangar to rally several dozen warbands to accompany him into the Far Shiverpeaks. The Blood Imperator viewed Aurene, the Commander's ally who had replaced Kralkatorrik as an Elder Dragon, as a powerful weapon which the Pact might use to eventually threaten the charr with. Seeing himself outgunned and fearing for the future of his people, Bangar had his subordinate Ryland Steelcatcher steal Braham's fire-enchanted bow before heading north to subdue Jormag with his rogue warbands in order to even the odds. When the Commander's party tried to follow Bangar, an Icebrood Construct suddenly rose from under the ice and prevented them from following the warbands into the blizzard.

By the time Almorra had reached the Vigil's northernmost base, Jora's Keep, to inform the soldiers there about Kralkatorrik's defeat, Jormag set a plan in motion. Although Jormag was still dreaming under the ice and recovering from Primordus's redirected magic, the Ice Dragon had become aware of Bangar's aspirations and made preparations for the future. The Elder Dragon commanded the Fraenir of Jormag, the highest ranking officer in the Sons of Svanir, to expand the Sons' holdings throughout Bjora Marches. The Sons were assisted by several Icebrood as well as Aberrant and Fallen thralls of the Ice Dragon, and the fraenir used them to harrass the Vigil soldiers stationed in the region while he invaded the Raven Sanctum to imprison Raven's shamans inside ice pillars and corrupt their magic to increase his own power.

Jormag speaks through the possessed fraenir's corpse in the Raven Sanctum to offer an alliance to the Pact Commander while the rest of the party watches on.

Jormag also began reaching out to the minds of local, susceptible Vigil soldiers with whispers that turned out to be similar to those heard around the Suspicious Travelers, and slowly persuaded several male norn in Jora's Keep to betray their comrades and open the gates to the Sons of Svanir in the dark of the night. Almorra and Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir, who had been planning on finding a way to breach the Raven Sanctum and stop the fraenir's campaign, were captured while most of the resting Vigil soldiers loyal to them were caught unaware and slain.[40]

Olar and Torrin, converted members of Braham's former norn guild, took the captives deeper into the wilderness and eventually separated them upon catching Jhavi trying to escape. They ensured that Almorra would not be killing any more Elder Dragons, leading to her death in the ruins of Darkrime Delves. Jhavi, meanwhile, was taken deep into the Boneskinner's den where Jormag's whispers tried to enter her mind and persuade her to join the Ice Dragon's cause, reminding her of her bloodline and that she was meant to finish what her great-grandmother Jora's brother Svanir had begun centuries ago.

Moving to the next stage of the plan, the Elder Dragon used Almorra's corpse to remotely communicate with the Pact Commander, who was unaware of what had transpired, and invited the Commander and other brave souls to Jora's Keep.[41] As soon as the party reached the keep and discovered the slain Vigil soldiers, whispers began reaching into their minds in order to make them question themselves and one another's motives and use these suspicions to divide and weaken them. Although the Commander's party was successful in saving Jhavi from the corrupted norn, discovering Almorra's fate and disrupting the Sons of Svanir in the region, several Vigil reinforcements from all races began falling under Jormag's influence one by one, either being converted to the army of the Ice Dragon or wandering into the wilderness where they fell to the elements or became the Boneskinners' prey.[42]

The Commander, Braham, Jhavi, Crecia Stoneglow and Rytlock Brimstone eventually managed to breach the Raven Sanctum to stop the Sons' operations in the region. The fraenir gleefully welcomed the party, focusing on the Commander in particular. He admitted that he and his master had underestimated the Commander's skill of clearing obstacles but that they would not repeat the same mistake again. The fraenir announced that he had been called to something greater and that the era of Dragon was about to begin as he attacked the party.

Despite fighting with all his might and leeching power from the Raven shamans, the fraenir was ultimately defeated. Before the party could recover, however, the fraenir's body suddenly stood up, now manipulated by Jormag who began the next stage of the plan. Using the slain fraenir's mouth to speak through, the Ice Dragon explained that they did not have to be feared like Kralkatorrik; in fact, Jormag wanted to help Aurene end the war and bring eternal peace to Tyria. Jormag continued by pointing out that Aurene and her allies would eventually realize that they needed the Ice Dragon's help to face the "terrible things that lurk just beyond the horizon." Having said their piece, the Elder Dragon's presence left the fraenir's body which fell to the ground. The party came to the realization that Jormag had used Almorra's body to contact them and lure them to the region and may have also been influencing Bangar's actions all along, convincing the Blood Imperator to get his own Elder Dragon.[41]

During the campaign against the Sons of Svanir in Bjora Marches, the Vigil made a shocking discovery within the frigid, mountainous confines of Asgeir's Legacy: a personal journal of Asgeir Dragonrender himself. In the journal's pages, Asgeir revealed that he had actually had a private conversation with Jormag after rending the Elder Dragon's fang, and that Jormag had explained how its violent actions had only been a form of self defense. Jormag had come to view Asgeir as a worthy warrior and had realized how much he cared for the norn, so the Ice Dragon let him leave alive with a choice: Asgeir could return with more warriors and watch them all die as the dragon continued defending itself, or he could use the severed fang to convince the norn to move south and live in peace with Jormag promising not to follow them as it had come to view them as a race worthy of being preserved. Realizing that the norn would stand no chance against the Elder Dragon even with the enchantments of the jotun scroll and the blessings of the Spirits of the Wild, Asgeir had lied that the Spirits, not Jormag, had instructed him to lead the norn to a southern sanctuary. Despite believing that the lie had been necessary, Asgeir had nevertheless felt deep down that he had given up when victory may have been within his reach and that uncertainty was a burden he would carry for the rest of his life.

Story involvement[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Physiology[edit]

Few have seen the Elder Dragon Jormag and survived, little is known about their physiology. Some describe the Ice Dragon as a living blizzard, while the norn hero Asgeir claims to have fought it and rent a tooth from them.

Jormag's minions are the Icebrood. Once living, breathing, creatures, now frozen slaves to the dragon. The corruption process is best seen in the Sons of Svanir, these willing worshippers of the Ice Dragon slowly lose their free will as their bodies begin to freeze, eventually becoming Icebrood. These minions spread Jormag's corruption wherever they go. The dragon is also capable of corrupting ice, giving it a darker appearance, as can be commonly seen around Sons of Svanir encampments.

Weakness[edit]

After sorting through information left by the Rata Novans, Taimi discovered that the Rata Novans had acquired information regarding a potential weakness for Primordus: the idea of negating its unique magical spectrum altogether. Taimi theorized that Jormag's unique ice magic spectrum could be the unique weakness for Primordus. After the Pact Commander acquired samples of Destroyers and Icebrood enhanced by magic from the deceased Zhaitan and Mordremoth, Taimi was able to confirm her theory on a small scale. When Balthazar stole Omadd's machine, Taimi ran a simulation confirming that Primordus and Jormag were each others' weakness.[36][43]

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Related achievements[edit]

  • Rare Collections.png Rare Collections: Jormag Defense GuideUnlock all of the corrupted weapons in your wardrobe, and collect various Jormag related items. (10Achievement pointsJormag Defender's Kit)
  • Legendary Weapons (achievements).png Legendary Weapons: Astralaria IV: The CosmosThe heavens have aligned to support you in your quest! Chart their places within the heavens to discern their wisdom, and defeat the Elder Dragons and their spawn that threaten the world. Complete these tasks, and earn the Gift of the Cosmos, the penultimate step in attaining the legendary axe known as Astralaria. (3Achievement pointsGift of the CosmosThis is a hidden achievement.)
  • Legendary Weapons (achievements).png Legendary Weapons: Frostfang I: The Experimental AxeThe power of Jormag and the other Elder Dragons seeped into the lands of Tyria during the long epochs while they slept. Upwellings of this power may be found throughout the land, for those who know where to look and how to capture it. Let finding this power be the first part of your journey to craft the legendary precursor Tooth of Frostfang. (3Achievement pointsChest of Dragons)
  • Legendary Weapons (achievements).png Legendary Weapons: The Dreamer III: The LoverDesire leads to dreams, and the passions of the heart to the yearnings of the soul. Some dreams are bright, some are dark, some are for things lost, and some are for things yet to be. Gather these fragments of dreams and desires to channel into your efforts to create the legendary precursor known as The Lover. (3Achievement pointsChest of DreamsThis is a hidden achievement.)
  • Legendary Weapons (achievements).png Legendary Weapons: The Moot III: The EnergizerAfter the successful hunt comes the celebration, when all the pent-up energy of the battle is released in food and song. Drink, dine, dance, and revel across the land of Tyria in your journey to attain the legendary precursor known as the Energizer. (3Achievement pointsChest of the CelebrationThis is a hidden achievement.)

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike Glint and her children, Jormag does not identify with any gender, preferring to allow their victims to perceive them in whatever manner will seduce them to Jormag's side.[44] Consequently, the Sons of Svanir, Suspicious Travelers and other individuals such as Skaald Stjarna have been known to refer to Jormag using "he" or "it" pronouns, while asuran researchers address the Elder Dragon with the pronoun "them."
  • Sons of Svanir and Icebrood appear in the Fractals of the Mists. However, it is unknown if this is due to their portals to the Mists, or if those are creations from the Mists themselves like most of the fractals.
  • Whispers believed by the Pact Commander to be Jormag can be heard throughout Bjora Marches although the source of the whispers is labeled as "Unknown".

Trivia[edit]

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Associated items

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guild Wars 2 Living World - Issue 01, GuildWars2.com
  2. ^ a b Stéphane Lo Presti and Jeff Grubb, Guild Wars 2 Guru; links broke - image of posts: [1] [2] [3] [4]
  3. ^ a b c d "Chapter 18: The Calm Before", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    "Two hundred fifty years ago, a hunter named Svanir and his sister Jora led a band of norn to slay the wolves that ruled Drakkar Lake. They were crossing the frozen waters when a strange presence grasped Svanir's mind. It whispered seductions to him, promised power and prey. It was a voice of infinite hunger and hate, and Svanir listened to it.
    "Jora heard the voice, too, but it terrified her. She refused its dark gifts and tried to drag her brother away, but he struck her and told her she was weak, told her he had discovered the well of power. She fled.
    "Svanir remained to commune with his newfound lord. In time, the voice began to change him. It taught him to hate all living things. It stripped him of his human form and made him a champion—half bear, half norn, encrusted with ice. Svanir wandered the wastes in madness, attacking any who came near. He became a monster that his own sister had to destroy.
    "Over the next hundred fifty years, the voice seduced more norn, and they joined the cult, becoming the Sons of Svanir. They believed they were drawing upon the ancient voice, but in fact it was drawing upon them, gaining the power to rise.
    "And it did rise. One of the Elder Dragons. Jormag was its name.
    "We fought Jormag—gladly we fought it, for norn are made for battle. But never had we fought a beast like this. It was a living blizzard. It and its minions froze us where we fought and buried our lands in snow and ice and tore apart Gunnar's Hold with a massive glacier. It took our lands. It drove us south.
    "And despite the destruction, there are still foolish norn who hear the call of Svanir and seek the power of Jormag. In the end they are reduced to icebrood themselves, flesh wrapped in ice, fed by malevolence and hatred."
  4. ^ Interview with Jeff Grubb, Ree Soesbee and Scott McGough, GuildMag.com
  5. ^ Kodan Snowcaller
  6. ^ Jora's Curse
  7. ^ Erika
  8. ^ Veteran Relief Crew Scout
  9. ^ Blane the Insane
  10. ^ Nikolas Haraldsson
  11. ^ Sjorn Morheim
  12. ^ a b c Thyrie Bylund
  13. ^ The Wisdom and Power of the Kodan
  14. ^ Absolute Patience
  15. ^ Whispering Echo
  16. ^ Guild Wars Insider Interview with Ree Soesbee, GuildWarsInsider.com
  17. ^ a b Old Fiach
  18. ^ Owl Shaman Ulgadis
  19. ^ Shrine to Owl
  20. ^ a b Skaald Stjarna
  21. ^ A Spirit of Legend
  22. ^ Gamal
  23. ^ Talon Bladedancer
  24. ^ Frozen Out Braham: This is similar to the scroll Aesgir
    [sic]
    used in his great victory, so now I test the bow on the tooth in the Great Hall.
  25. ^ Andil Mjelde
  26. ^ Beigarth the Smith
  27. ^ Journey to Bitterfrost Frontier
    Elder Ulf: I didn't want to say it too loudly, but the tooth... It's really something we use to keep the young from getting themselves killed trying to hunt Jormag.
    <Character name>: You don't believe the stories?
    Elder Ulf: Some do, some don't. Asgeir rent it from Jormag's mouth, it is true, but if he could do that and still be killed by the dragon... what good would scratching this tooth do?
    <Character name>: Then why do you pretend it has more weighted significance?
    Elder Ulf: The legend has taken on a life of its own. It's become a myth that inspires people to do better, encourages kids to behave, and lends purpose to lives. It does no harm. Disillusion need not be rushed.
  28. ^ "Chapter 11: In the Cold", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    "Kal-throk-tok! Borea-kal-lu-ki Joor-maag."
    Suddenly, something else was in that ice cavern. A presence. It was as old as the world, as uncaring of mortal creatures. It was colder than a blizzard: not just the power to freeze but the will to, to see living things shiver to stillness and crack open. This was the power behind the Dragonspawn. He wielded only a portion of it—the portion that could pour through eye sockets and skeletal fingertips. Now, Eir, Garm, and the Bigs were in the presence of the power itself.
  29. ^ Into the Mists
    Styrr Frostblade: Faugh! I'll fight all of you at once! Jormag's will is mighty! In Dragon's name, we claim the Mists and destroy the spirits themselves! [...]
    Apprentice Valda: The Sons of Svanir came through it, and I've been fighting them off ever since. They boasted about subduing my master with a magical spike made of corrupted Mist.
    Havroun Weibe/Grechen: Hmm. That, combined with Solvi's power, could create such a portal. They must have attacked Solvi's body in the waking world while his spirit was here.
    <Character name>: Then we'll rescue Solvi's body just as we did Valda's spirit. We'll heal the wound in the veil between worlds, and kill those who inflicted it.
  30. ^ A Weapon of Legend
    Jotun: Jormag, hear us! Give us the strength to reclaim our birthright.
    Jotun: Jormag, give us strength.
    Jotun: Accept this offering of blood and bone. Make our enemies yours, and we will make your enemies our own.
    Jotun: Jormag, give us strength.
    Jotun: In your name, we will destroy them all. We will rule this land once more. Jormag, give us strength!
    Jotun: Jormag, give us strength.
  31. ^ Mightier than the Sword
    Son of Svanir: Pathetic little bookworms! Steag Frostbeard is mighty. He will attack Lion's Arch, and we will show you all Dragon's power.
    Son of Svanir: Steag's blood-sword is a holy relic of the dragon, Jormag. The dragon blesses Steag for his faithful service. He will lead us to victory.
  32. ^ Honor of the Waves (story)
    Kodan's Bane, Huntsman of Jormag: Accept the power of Dragon!
    Honor's Voice: Leave me in peace! I beg you!
    Kodan's Bane, Huntsman of Jormag: Walk in the path of Dragon!
    Kodan's Bane, Huntsman of Jormag: Receive Dragon's Gift! Its blood is your blood!
  33. ^ Taimi's Game
    Taimi: No! Stand! Stay standing. Okay, here it is... Jormag is ALSO active!
    <Character name>: What? How can you be sure? I thought most of this tech was focused on Primordus.
    Taimi: Braham sent a letter from the Shiverpeaks.
  34. ^ Journey to Bitterfrost Frontier
    Elder Ulf: In the far north, just beyond civilization, there exists an expanse of tundra overrun by Svanir and Jormag's icebrood.
    Elder Ulf: It is believed that Jormag has taken up residence nearby.
    Elder Ulf: And that the Elder Dragon's influence corrupts all who go there.
  35. ^ Elixir Cookin'
    Taimi: If I were a supposing kind of genius—which I am—I'd suppose Primordus must have soaked up more Mordremoth energy.
    Taimi: Maybe proximity matters, and since Jormag's so far away, it didn't receive as much Mordy juice.
  36. ^ a b Heart of the Volcano
    <Character name>: There's really no other way to kill Primordus or Jormag?
    Taimi: They're each other's weakness. Like Mordremoth's was its mind. And without my machine...
    Taimi: I don't think they're going to duke it out physically. Feels like that would be a disaster anyway.
    <Character name>: I can't believe we're seriously considering saving them.
    Taimi: I know, but magic is so out of whack. If one more goes, all of Tyria might just collapse in on itself.
  37. ^ The Flow of Magic
    Taimi: You won't believe what just happened, Commander. Guess. No, never mind, can't wait. Braham sent me a letter.
    Taimi: Would you like me to read it? Of course you would. He says, "Taimi. What did the commander do to Jormag?"
    Taimi: "Destiny's Edge—my guild—had it surrounded, and then... Suddenly, an anguished roar, and it returned to the ice."
  38. ^ Dragon Bash ambient dialogue
  39. ^ The whispers in the wind become discernible if the audio is played backwards.
  40. ^ What's Left Behind
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: Our own people... All the male norn. They turned on us. Let the Sons of Svanir through our gate while we slept. Jormag—
    Braham Eirsson: Whispered to them. Just like... Just like we're being whispered to now.
    <Character name>: That voice...the one in the back of my mind. It's Jormag.
    Braham Eirsson: Jhavi, what did Jormag say to you?
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: That...that Svanir's blood runs through me. That it's my legend to complete his work. Help the fraenir take the region.
  41. ^ a b The Invitation
    Crecia Stoneglow: So that comm from Almorra... Jormag was using...
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: Oh, Spirits...
    Crecia Stoneglow: What now?
    <Character name>: We... We help the Vigil get back on their feet. For now, we stay in the Marches.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Stay? What about Bangar? It's clear Jormag's already gotten to him.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Who do you think convinced him he could have his own Elder Dragon?
  42. ^ Several enthralled Vigil Recruits can be seen having confused dialogue with an inner voice before they wander into their respective grim fates in the wilderness of Bjora Marches.
  43. ^ Cinematic during Elder Druid Protection
  44. ^ Tweet by Tom Abernathy, Twitter.com
  45. ^ Post by Stéphane Lo Presti, GuildWars2Guru.com
  46. ^ First Attack Nollarr: Yeah, I'm Nollarr—and you're dead. Jormag's tooth, what have you done to them?
  47. ^ The Invitation Jormag: You fear me as you feared Kralkatorrik. That is natural. But ice fortifies. Ice protects.
  48. ^ Training Grounds ambient dialogue
  49. ^ Talk:Prologue: Bound by Blood