At first, for centuries, I defended my master. But I could hear his thoughts, too, and I knew that if he rose again, all good things would come to an end.
Kralkatorrik is the Elder Crystal Dragon. It is a thousand feet tall and its wingspan easily blocks out the sun, and is described as being about 20 times larger than Glint. It has the power to corrupt anything physical with its breath, turning them into branded. The dragon awoke in 1320 AE in Grothmar Wardowns within the Blood Legion Homelands, where it was once believed to be a mountain; then flew south over the charr territory of Ascalon, with the goal of hunting down its traitorous champion, Glint.
When Kralkatorrik flew, a terrible storm of black clouds and lightning was formed around its body. The lands that were touched by its golden breath during its flight turned black, now called the Dragonbrand; the plants, animals, and even elementals turned into branded - crystalline lifeforms, shadows of their former selves. When Kralkatorrik reached Glint's sanctuary, it fought with Destiny's Edge, and was nearly defeated. However, due to Logan Thackeray's sudden departure to save Queen Jennah at the Stronghold of Ebonhawke, which was assaulted by the newly formed branded at the time, Kralkatorrik was able to escape after killing Glint and Snaff.
Kralkatorrik remained in the northern Crystal Desert for roughly ten years, being among the forces preventing movement into Elona for all except the Order of Whispers. Recently, it flew off again, moving southwest towards Vabbi and extending its Dragonbrand.
It is often referred to as both a hurricane and sandstorm. It has the ability to create and even become the latter.
|After absorbing a large amount of ley line energy after Mordremoth's death in Heart of Thorns, Kralkatorrik moved further south into the lands of Elona, specifically the Domain of Vabbi. Balthazar, having been denied the deaths of Primordus and Jormag, set his sights on the Crystal Dragon, in hopes of absorbing its energy. Balthazar successfully captured Aurene and used her as a battery for his Warbeast (Forged) as Kralkatorrik's unique weakness was his own crystalline power that he uses when making Branded, which also includes Aurene. Balthazar attacked the Elder Dragon with its own magical essence, using Aurene and nearly killed the Beast, had it not been for the Pact Commander. The Pact Commander, aided by Aurene and Kralkatorrik, killed the god of war. After Balthazar 's death, Kralkatorrik and Aurene absorbed the fallen gods remaining energy. Angry and empowered, the Crystal Dragon flew across the desert once again carving a new Dragonbrand|
Size comparison render of Kralkatorrik (right) and The Shatterer (left).
- Concept art
Guild Wars Eye of the North concept art by Jaime Jones.
Concept art by Levi Hopkins.
Screencap from Sorrow's Embrace cinematic.
- Kralkatorrik's name is similar to the name of the volcano Krakatoa.