Marshaling Field

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Marshaling Field

1Point of interest.png 1Vista.png

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Map of Marshaling Field

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Location within The Grove

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Marshaling Field

The Marshaling Field is an area with The Grove. It contains an asura gate that connects to Lion's Arch.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Points of Interest
Point of interest.png Warden's Watchgate
Vista.png The Maker's Path Vista —
From the asura gate, head west to the balcony
Asura Gates
Asura gate (map icon).png Lion's Arch



Ambient creatures


Karma Merchant (map icon).png Ailtinn

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Citizen (1): I missed you at the gathering last night.
Citizen (2): The firstborn asked me to entertain one of the visiting dignitaries.
Citizen (1): I hope it was enjoyable for you.
Citizen (2): Entertaining an asura isn't as easy as entertaining a charr. Food doesn't distract them nearly as long.
Citizen: How far have you traveled?
Adventurer: To the ends of Tyria and back!
Citizen: How far is that?
Adventurer: Far.
Traveler (1): I've seen many things in my travels, but never have I seen a sentient being birthed from a plant.
Traveler (2): They're fragile and weak. I don't imagine they'll survive long.
Traveler (1): Don't underestimate them. They learn strength from ivy and viciousness from blackberry bushes.
Citizen (1): Hey, are you all right? What's troubling you?
Citizen (2): I had the worst nightmares last night. They cling to me still, and I can't seem to stop crying.
Citizen (1): Poor thing. Do you think they were your own nightmares, or someone else's?
Citizen (2): I can't imagine such horrible things could originate in me.
Citizen (1): This has been going on for too long. You're exhausted.
Citizen (2): I just need to harden myself to them. I can't let them get to me.
Citizen (1): No, that's exactly what the Nightmare Court wants. They want you to stop feeling.
Citizen (2): I don't know whether these nightmares come from the Nightmare Court or not.
Citizen (2): They could be a symptom of darkness in my heart.
Citizen (1): You can't think that way. You are good and gentle. It's a trap. Don't lose yourself.
Citizen (2): I'm not sure who I am anymore.
Gate Assistant: Your golem is strange. Was strange, rather.
Gate Engineer: You drove it away, you know. I've never seen a golem run that fast.
Gate Assistant: I only wanted to ask it a few questions.
Gate Engineer: Oh, I know. You guys are full of them.
Gate Assistant: Oh, yes. What it's like to be a golem? Does it dream? Does it have a family?
Gate Engineer: That was the last straw you know. After that question about turtles in the desert, you asked it about its mother.
Gate Assistant: So?
Gate Engineer: It doesn't have a mother. It's a golem. You crossed its circuits. I don't know how you did it, but you weirded out MY golem!
Gate Assistant: So, you are the mother? Or the father?
Gate Engineer: What? Well, I—I guess I... Oh no. You're not getting in my head. You just stand there and help me monitor the gate.
Gate Engineer: Am I the mother? Blazing braces, this is what I get for working with the tree children.
Warden (1): All well?
Warden (2): All well!
(A charr traveler enters through the asura gate.)
Citizen (1): Look, it's the charr. I'd love to hear some of his war stories.
Citizen (2): You should go ask him.
Citizen (1): Why don't you?
Citizen (2): You first.
(The charr stops nearby and the two citizens walk up to him.)
Citizen (1): Excuse me, kind sir. I wonder if we could trouble you?
Traveler: Too late. What do you want?
Citizen (1): We were wondering. Have you been in a war?
Traveler: Every day is war.
Citizen (1): What's it like? I imagine the sparkling armor and lines of soldiers marching into battle!
Citizen (2): The stamping of boots and the voices raised in glory!
Traveler: The wading through gore. The blood that stains your claws.
(The citizens are surprised.)
Traveler: The sweat burning your eyes. The smell of bodies. The death.
Traveler: Yeah. It's fun.
Citizen (2): Um, thanks. (gulp)
Traveler: (laugh)
(The citizens walk away and the charr traveler exits via asura gate.)
Warden (1): Hi hi hi! Did you have a good day? I suppose you slept, hm? You're here to relieve me, right?
Warden (2): Right. 'Bye.
Warden (1): I heard movement in the bushes over there, but it turned out to be nothing, and then, I saw a shadow, but-
Warden (2): Got it. 'Bye.
Warden (1): Okay, see you later! Nasty little prickly pear.


  • The Asuran gate engineer and a sylvari chattering re: questions to a golem about Turtles and Mothers is a nod to the start of the movie Blade Runner, where an interviewer asks the same questions of a Replicant.