Marjory's appearance before Living World Season 3.
Marjory's appearance at the start of Out of the Shadows.
Listen closely. There are forces at work in this city, in this world, that will take us all down if we let them. Together, you and I can make a difference.
In her younger days, Marjory studied necromancy together with the norn Jhavi Jorasdottir. She was impressed by how efficient Jhavi was, and she learned about the pressure the norn was under to live up to the expectations set up by her great grandmother Jora.
Marjory got her start in the Ministry Guard of Divinity's Reach, but grew disillusioned and left after witnessing Ministry Guard Henrick Baker murder Mendel, a young boy, for threatening to unravel a conspiracy surrounding an unidentified member of the Ministry who had captured and tortured a woman with dark magic. The boy's ghost entrusted his weapons to Marjory, but the ghost was dispersed by the necromancer-for-hire Kraig the Bleak before Marjory could interrogate the boy properly about the identity of the minister. With the help of a mysterious benefactor known only as "E", Marjory then decided to leave the Ministry Guard and become a private investigator. The case of the ghost boy remains unsolved to this day although Marjory promised to have justice for Mendel and other victims involved in the case.
Later, Marjory had joined the Durmand Priory. Although she went inactive in the order, she would still occasionally exchange information with them.
In 1326 AE, shortly after the murder of Captain Theo Ashford, Captain Logan Thackeray arrived in the Dead End to recruit Marjory to ensure the killer was caught. Accepting Logan's offer, Marjory and Kasmeer headed to Lion's Arch to track down the killer. While there, she encountered Inspector Ellen Kiel, the leader of the Lionguard's investigation.
Kiel asked what Marjory could do that the Lionguard couldn't and Marjory responded that she could use a specialized box designed by Magister Tassi to track energy fluctuations, and demonstrated the device by using it on the deceased charr ambassador. Marjory concluded the ambassador had came into contact with arcane residue similar to that of the explosion, but not when the blast had occured. In the following days, the Lionguard tracked down the suspects and Marjory sent the Pact Commander to interrogate the suspects, though Marjory herself remained in Lion's Arch.
When the Tower of Nightmares appeared in Kessex Hills, Marjory and Kasmeer were there on the scene to investigate. With the help of adventurers, Marjory was able to develop an antitoxin for Scarlet's poison and deliver it to the heart of the tower, destroying it. She later fought the Twisted Marionette in Lornar's Pass with Braham, Rox, and Taimi. Later, Marjory once again puts her head together with Kasmeer (and Vorpp) trying to determine Scarlet's plans, and concluded she was aiming to attack Lion's Arch.
The group were too late to stop the attack, but Marjory and Kasmeer traveled to the besieged city nonetheless to assist in the evacuation of its citizens. After the miasma cleared out, they joined the assault of the occupied city, and eventually found themselves aboard the Breachmaker, Scarlet's airship. Marjory and Braham approached Scarlet, intending to put her down, but were knocked back by a powerful blast, with Braham injured and Marjory thought dead. However, Rox was able to work some battlefield magic on her while an enraged Kasmeer engaged Scarlet.
After the defeat of Balthazar with Kralkatorrik and Aurene absorbing his powers, Marjory was sent with Kasmeer to keep an eye on the Elder Dragon's movements.
- Grothmar Valley
- Divinity's Reach
- Lion's Arch
- Kessex Hills
- Lornar's Pass
- Episode 7: Dragon Bash
- Episode 13: Tower of Nightmares
- Episode 14: The Nightmares Within
- Special Event: The Nightmare Is Over
- Episode 16: The Origins of Madness
- Episode 17: Edge of the Mists
- Episode 18: Escape from Lion's Arch
- Episode 19: Battle for Lion's Arch
- Episode 20: Battle for Lion's Arch: Aftermath
- Special Event: Festival of the Four Winds
- Episode 1: Gates of Maguuma
- Episode 2: Entanglement
- Episode 4: The Dragon's Reach: Part 2
- Episode 5: Echoes of the Past
- Episode 6: Tangled Paths
- Episode 7: Seeds of Truth
- Episode 8: Point of No Return
- Act I:
- Act II:
- Act III:
- Act IV:
- Episode 1: Out of the Shadows
- Episode 2: Rising Flames
- Episode 5: Flashpoint
- Act III
- Prologue: Bound by Blood
- Episode 1: Whisper in the Dark
- vulnerable. Vulnerability applied increases against foes below the health threshold. Rending Claws - Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them
- life force per strike. This attack deals increased damage per stack of vulnerability on your target. Ghastly Claws - Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes, gaining
- Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditions. Release an Unholy Burst on foes below the health threshold. Unholy Feast -
- blind and transfer conditions to your enemies. Deathly Swarm - Unleash an insect swarm to
- weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area. Enfeebling Blood - Inflict
- Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes. Summon Flesh Wurm -
- Skills (Bjora Marches during The Wind and Nothing More)
- Vengeful Strike
- Wrathful Strike
For previous dialogue, see here.
- Before completing Hearts and Minds
- I'm not sure how to feel. This is it, the culmination of everything we've worked toward over the past two years. I feel nervous and anxious, and I feel ready to bury Belinda's sword deep into Mordrem's heart.
Belinda's memory will see you through the coming battle.
- I've lost people before, but Belinda... I wasn't prepared for how deeply her loss wounded me. She was my family. My sister. A part of me.
That's why we keep on fighting, so no one else has to lose a part of themselves.
- That's right. Just say the word, Boss, and we'll teach that dragon a thing or two about suffering.
- Soon, Jory, soon. For Belinda.
- After completing Hearts and Minds
- I can't believe it's really over. I've barely had time to process anything since Belinda died. I feel like this fog of dread has finally been lifted from me.
- Kas have been uncharacteristically quiet.
I've been worried. You and
- We've been dealing with a lot. Some of it's...personal and I'd rather not discuss it. It's time to celebrate our victory. You earned a few smiles.
I couldn't have done it without you and the rest of the
- That's exactly what a great leader should say. Sorry, I don't mean to put you on the spot, but I really do mean it. This guild is strong because of your leadership.
- Thank you.
- Commander, good to see you found this little hideout.
- Ash Legion, there's always more than meets the eye. With
- Jory, how'd you get here?
- (If not completed An Eye for Detail)
- An Eye for Detail) Have you discovered anything interesting since you've been here? (for the spoken elements that follow, see
- I'll see you later.
- I don't think I've ever felt less...me. This place has a way of changing people, Commander. We need to look out for each other.
- None of us has to do this alone. If you need support, ask for it.
For previous dialogue, see here.
- Join me.
- It's you.
- Can't get enough of me, huh?
- You're my lucky charm.
- Well, hello there.
- Hey, sugar.
- Hello, good-lookin'.
- What's the word?
- I'm armed and dangerous.
- I'm ready when you are.
- Let's get this show on the road.
- Here we go.
- You'll regret this.
- Okay. If that's how you want to play it.
- See you...on the other side.
- Renders/Concept art
Portrait by Jamie Ro.
Concept art by Naomi Baker.
Into the Labyrinth loading screen with Rox, Kasmeer Meade, Marjory and Braham Eirsson.
- Dragon Bash 2013: Hard Boiled — Track down and talk to Marjory at The Dead End in Divinity's Reach. (5 ) (Historical)
- Dragon Bash 2013: Every Piece Matters — Find all the missing suspects in the world. Talk to Marjory at the Lion's Arch crime scene for more details. (5 ) (Historical)
- Tower of Nightmares: Toxic Spore Sampler — Bring spore samples to Marjory at Thunder Ridge Camp. (5 ) (Historical)
- Edge of the Mists: Delaqua Investigator — Help Marjory and Kasmeer investigate Scarlet's motives. (20) (Historical)
- Entanglement: Butterflies and Viscera — Defeat the Mordrem thrasher without losing any of Marjory's minions. (5)
- Tangled Paths: Connect the Dots — Rescue your allies in this order: Rox, Braham, Marjory, and Kasmeer. (5)
- Prologue: Bound by Blood: An Eye for Detail — Solve all of Marjory's challenges. (3 )
- Marjory is voiced by Sumalee Montano.
- Much of Marjory's dialogue prior to The Icebrood Saga is delivered in a film noir style.
- During the story of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Marjory wore Trickster's Light-Armor Skin, which was eventually made available to players via the Gem Store. She currently wears Marjory's Shrouded Outfit which appears for the first time in the Living World Season 3 episode Out of the Shadows.
- Marjory's house, The Delaqua and Meade Residence, is located in the Eastern Commons of Divinity's Reach.
- The building was first labeled as "The Delaqua Residence" as part of the Edge of the Mists release.
- With the Festival of the Four Winds release, the dialogue was updated to: The name plaque reads "M. Delaqua." Below that is a handwritten addition: "and K. Meade." This suggests that the couple had moved in together.
- An alternate version of the Battle for Lion's Arch included a cutscene in which Marjory died.
- Marjory has three sisters, one of whom is Belinda Delaqua. The names of the other two are not known, but both are said to be married.
- According to Wild-Eye Miller, the Delaqua sisters are Marjory, Belinda and Mai Trin.
- Marjory Delaqua is, after Trahearne, the second necromancer to fight with a greatsword. The weapon was given to her in The Ghosts of Fort Salma, and first used during Return to Camp Resolve.
- Narrative designer Scott McGough has suggested that Marjory's first case, involving the unsolved murder of Mendel and macabre human sacrifices in Divinity's Reach, will be resolved.
- Associated items
- Bowl of Marjory's Experimental Chili
- Marjory's Axe Skin
- Marjory's Dagger Skin
- Marjory's Journal
- Marjory's Shrouded Outfit
- Mini Dragon's Watch Marjory
- Mini Marjory Delaqua
- ^ Marjory Delaqua historical dialogue
- ^ Silence
- <Character name>: Seems like you know Jhavi pretty well.
- Marjory Delaqua: We trained in necromancy together a long time ago. She's incredibly...efficient.
- Marjory Delaqua: But she has some big shoes to fill. Especially given that the keep is named after her ancestor.
- ^ Marjory's Story: The Last Straw
- ^ [Spoilers] How the living story ending was changed (and why you NEVER should trust data-mined info) : Guildwars2, Reddit.com
- ^ Lore Interview with Jeff Grubb, Ree Soesbee and Scott McGough in GuildMag Issue 9, GuildMag.com