The Molten Alliance is the unexpected consolidation of Flame Legion and dredge forces by Scarlet Briar to combine the magic of the charr with the technology of the dredge. They joined Scarlet's Alliance and assaulted Lion's Arch in 1326 AE before being driven off. The Molten Alliance's current status as well as the identities of its leaders are unknown.
According to a dredge prisoner, a "smooth talker" from "the city" approached the dredge with an offer from the Flame Legion to form an alliance; this person turned out to be a sylvari calling herself Scarlet Briar. The moletariate pushed their comrades into the alliance, expecting to use the charr's fire magic to enhance their weapons technology, i.e. their greed for more power overwhelmed the dredge's general hatred of oppressors such as the Flame Legion. In contrast, the Flame Legion had always planned to make use of dredge technology to seize more territory and eventually re-enslave the dredge. Scarlet benefited from the alliance as they provided her with the means to construct a sonic magical device and use it for probing for ley lines underneath Tyria, leading her to eventually discover a notable ley line hub underneath Lion's Arch.
The shamans used the female charr of the Flame Legion to expend their powers to infuse the weapons, which led to many charr women losing their lives in the rituals. One member of the legion, Efram Greetsglory, was outspoken in his resistance to the Molten Alliance, but he was ignored. During this time, concerned female dredge wrote strongly worded missives to their commissars where they protested the Flame Legion's treatment of female charr and warned against any attempts to adopt similar antifemale policies among the dredge.
In early 1326 AE, the Molten Alliance established itself in several facilities beneath the Wayfarer Foothills and Diessa Plateau, without being detected by the Orders due to their attention on the Elder Dragons. The Alliance attacked several settlements, taking prisoners and putting them to work in Azurite Crystal mines, as well as testing new weaponry on them. Some of the notable leaders of the alliance at the time were Gigarg the Cruel, Rodion the Vile, and the female dredge Vova.
The displaced refugees fled to Hoelbrak, the Black Citadel, and Lion's Arch, and many were later relocated to Southsun Cove and Cragstead. After liberating Cragstead and the North Nolan Hatchery from the Molten Alliance invaders, the charr gladium Rox, under orders from Rytlock Brimstone, and the young norn hero Braham Eirsson joined forces with the Vigil and the Pact Commander to stop the Alliance. Many of the facilities were destroyed, and the Molten Alliance were thought defeated upon the deaths of Gigarg and Rodion.
The Molten Alliance resurfaced later that year, however, attacking locations around Tyria with the help of Aetherblades who were also working for Scarlet Briar. The two factions eventually joined forces with the Toxic Alliance to form Scarlet's Alliance, and they invaded Lion's Arch with a surprise attack, using a special miasma as a biological weapon to clear out defenders. The leaders of the three alliances were not present in Lion's Arch during the invasion, however, and sent their generals to lead the invading armies instead. Scarlet had tasked the faction leaders with making sure that their followers would show up to crush Lion's Arch in overwhelming numbers.
After Tyrians had retaken Lion's Arch and slain Scarlet, the survivors of the three alliances withdrew from the ruined port city and went their separate ways. As the Molten Alliance leaders were not caught due to them being absent from Lion's Arch, their identities and fate remain a mystery. Because of their failures during Scarlet's campaign, the Molten Alliance's charr members were excommunicated from the Flame Legion and would be killed on sight if they ever returned.[verification requested]
In 1333 AE, shamans in Efram Greetsglory's Flame Legion splinter group still lamented the loss of female charr lives and how many bright talents had been sacrificed for power. They viewed that episode as a particularly dark time in the legion's history.
- See also: Category:Molten Alliance
- Caros Burntgrip
- Champion Molten Axe Fiend
- Champion Molten Berserker
- Champion Molten Bladestorm
- Champion Molten Effigy
- Champion Molten Fire Shaman
- Champion Molten Munitions Specialist
- Champion Molten Reverberant
- Champion Weapons Test Engineer
- Elite Molten Axe Fiend
- Elite Molten Blademaster
- Elite Molten Bladestorm
- Elite Molten Brawler
- Elite Molten Fire Shaman
- Elite Molten Igniter
- Elite Molten Lava Shaman
- Elite Molten Oscillator
- Elite Molten Protector
- Elite Molten Ratnik
- Elite Molten Reverberant
- Elite Molten Shadowblade
- Elite Molten Smoke Shaman
- Elite Molten Stalker
- Elite Molten Strazar
- Gigarg the Cruel
- Lead Scientist Kostya
- Molten Axe Fiend
- Molten Berserker
- Molten Blademaster
- Molten Bladestorm
- Molten Disaggregator
- Molten Excavator
- Molten Firestorm
- Molten Igniter
- Molten Lava Shaman
- Molten Mining Suit
- Molten Oscillator
- Molten Ratnik
- Molten Resonator
- Molten Reverberant
- Molten Shadowblade
- Molten Smoke Shaman
- Molten Stalker
- Molten Strazar
- Nimble Sentinel Suit
- Protector Sentinel Suit
- Rodion the Vile
- Veteran Dredge Prisoner
- Veteran Flame Legion Prisoner
- Veteran Molten Axe Fiend
- Veteran Molten Blademaster
- Veteran Molten Brawler
- Veteran Molten Disaggregator
- Veteran Molten Effigy
- Veteran Molten Excavator
- Veteran Molten Fire Shaman
- Veteran Molten Gunner
- Veteran Molten Igniter
- Veteran Molten Lava Shaman
- Veteran Molten Mining Suit
- Veteran Molten Oscillator
- Veteran Molten Protector
- Veteran Molten Ratnik
- Veteran Molten Resonator
- Veteran Molten Reverberant
- Veteran Molten Shadowblade
- Veteran Molten Shaman
- Veteran Molten Smoke Shaman
- Veteran Molten Stalker
- Veteran Molten Strazar
- Champion Molten Alliance Shaman (historical)
- Champion Molten Blademaster (historical)
- Elite Molten Disaggregator (historical)
- Elite Molten Excavator (historical)
- Elite Molten Gunner (historical)
- Molten Fire Shaman (historical)
- Molten Gunner (historical)
- Molten Protector (historical)
- Molten Shaman (historical)
- Veteran Molten Bladestorm (historical)
The Nightmare Incarnate loading screen featuring Ensolyss, Scarlet Briar, Rodion the Vile, and Captain Mai Trin.
- Bonuses against Flame Legion and Dredge (e.g. from slayer potions or sigils) do not count against these NPCs, as they are considered part of the Molten Alliance, in order to accommodate shared loot tables.
- Fledge, a contraction of "Flame Legion" and "Dredge", was the name used at ArenaNet for the Molten Alliance while writing this story.
- Although achievements relating to the Molten Boss Fractal implied that the Molten Alliance's leaders were the Molten Firestorm and Molten Berserker found in a Molten Alliance weapon facility, new lore added to the 2022 re-release of Flame and Frost revealed the existence of the unseen female dredge Vova as another high-ranking leader.
- Associated items
- ^ a b c Season One Lore Interview, GuildMag.com
- ^ Rox: Avenger of the Dispossessed
- ^ The Dead End: A Study in Scarlet
- Scarlet Briar: The moles get magic, Flame gets gear, and I get weaponry I need. Everybody wins...especially me. [...]
- Marjory Delaqua: I wish I'd seen the Molten Alliance facility in the Shiverpeaks. Dredge and Flame Legion are terrifying by themselves. As allies, they're brutal. Scarlet chose well when she put them together.
- <Character name>: She knew they'd give her what she wanted.
- Marjory Delaqua: Exactly. Sonic weaponry combined with flame magic. They repurposed dredge mining suits for use as charr battle armor.
- <Character name>: I think she was developing a sonic magical device other than weapons.
- Marjory Delaqua: So dredge sonic technology can be used for probing underground...
- Kasmeer Meade: And Scarlet's been looking for ley lines with those probes...
- Marjory Delaqua (simultaneously): She's after the ley lines underneath Lion's Arch!
- ^ a b Flame Legion Fire Shaman
- ^ TowerTalk LoreSpecial: Closeup Flame&Frost and Fractals, TowerTalk
- ^ a b Encoded Dead Drop
- ^ Who are the Aetherblades?, GuildWars2.com
- ^ Shockwave Skipper achievement text