Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire
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In the year 1 BE, the Six Gods dropped the fragmented Bloodstone into the great volcano in the center of the ring, called Abaddon's Mouth before leaving Tyria forever in year 0. A few hundred years later, the volcano erupted, sending the pieces in different directions throughout Central Tyria, one of them landing back in the caldera. The island has been active ever since.
However, a group of Mursaat created fortresses and built the Onyx Gate that prevented passage to the Gate of Komalie just as they placed ether seals of protection with the souls of the Chosen and prevented the Flameseeker's Prophecies from coming to pass.
In the year 1072 AE. a group of heroes traveled to the Ring of Fire together with Vizier Khilbron in order to open the Gate of Komalie that was guarded by the Mursaat, which resulted in the freeing of the Titans and the annihilation of the Mursaat. However, Vizier Khilbron revealed himself as the Lich that was commanding the undead forces invading Kryta and was subsequently killed atop the Bloodstone shard.
In the year 1173 AE. Zinn and M.O.X. traveled to Draconis Mons and founded Rata Arcanum with the survivors that remained after Rata Novus fell to the chak in the Heart of Maguuma. However, the Druids who inhabited the volcano were perturbed by the newly arrived refugees and after suffering due to the asuran's experiments, retaliated and wiped them all out, only leaving some golems behind. An Inquest krewe later established camp in the ruins of Rata Arcanum.
At some point, a group of karka came to the shores of Ember Bay and created a colony, just as a group of skritt pirates, who created a scratch after stumbling upon the remains of the petrified dwarf Rhoban, whom they started worshipping. Some time later, a circus team settled there, after their ship was wrecked on the coast.
In the year 1330 AE. the Pact Commander traveled to the Ring of Fire to investigate anomalies of some destroyeres that were different and stronger, due to energy gained from plant and death from the elder dragons Zhaitan and Mordremoth, there the Commander encountered a group of skritt who were led by someone called Rockface who was actually the dwarf Rhoban and who asked the commander to activate dwarf machines scattered throughout the island to prevent the volcano from erupting.
After that the Commander returns together with some members of the Dragon's Watch to the Ring to stop the God Balthazar, and that he does not kill the ancient dragon Primordus that was in Draconis Mons, after an arduous fight and killing the hounds Temar and Tegon, of the god, Primordus plunges into the lava.
Geography and climate
The landscape of the islands is dark and irregular, with waterfalls and lava flows or lava solidifying into monstrous skulls and other shapes due to malevolent energies through the islands, which is most likely the presence of the Realm of Torment seeping through out from the Gate of Komalie. There are seas within where the water is sulphurous and anyone who enters will slowly burn to death. The reefs of the islands are made up of black pumice, and there is little vegetation to be seen.
The islands also contain old mursaat ruins such as Caliph's Steps that led to an ancient fortress and the Onyx Gate.
- Explorable zones
- Ember Bay is mechanically part of the Heart of Maguuma region, so viewing vistas and gathering nodes in Ember Bay count as Heart of Maguuma dailies.
- Fishing: Ring of Fire Fisher — Collect 14 different fish from the waterways around the Ring of Fire. (9)
- The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the ocean.
- ArenaNet also named one of the European game servers as Ring of Fire.
- Internally at ArenaNet, this area was known as "Lava."