Talk:Dominion of Winds

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Yay for speculation. I was just thinking, this area was formerly, probably, the Kessex Peak. Meaning that the Wizard's Tower is near there, probably. In 250 years, something must have happened with it. ge4ce 11:26, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Overlaying maps point it to being Sanctum Cay, actually. With the "circle" to be reaching the Wizard's Tower. -- Konig/talk 20:37, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

If we're speculating, then I feel like Tengu being a playable race in the future is a possibility (personally, I was surprised that it wasn't one of the playable races at the start). But that might just be me, because I want to play as a Tengu. --Xinai 01:41, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


I thought the circle/ring/thing was to show the boundaries of the Dominion of Winds - in other words, everything in that circle is part of the Dominion. pling User Pling sig.png 14:59, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Not technically a circle. :P But that is the same impression I got from it, unless a bunch of wizards (or a dragon) erected a large, physical barrier capable of being seen from the upper-atmosphere of Tyria. EiveTalk 17:48, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, I got that idea as well - not that it was circled (poorly) but that it represents something on the map. I would suspect that there is some powerful magical wind current. Probably linked to the Wizard's Tower (how to get there?) -- Konig/talk 20:37, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I imagine it's a physical barrier of sorts. --Naoroji User Naoroji Golem - Green.jpg 20:54, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
That would be one mighty impressive physical barrier. EiveTalk 18:04, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


I just read that we have no acces to the Dominion at game release. Where was that stated? -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 18:53, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Not a clue. EiveTalk 18:58, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
GuildMag issue 4 - there's an interview in there which brings that up. -- Konig/talk 19:36, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Well that is saddening. I hope we at least get to figure out what the "barrier" is. EiveTalk 19:39, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
I'd guess that this is the lead to Cantha for the first expansion, and the Tengu will be a new playable race; I'd also guess that the circle represents a wall of wind. Yay, speculation! Zolann The IrreverentUser Zolann The Irreverent Mysterious Summoning Stone.png 19:04, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Gilneas all over again? Noty. Mediggo 07:49, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

"My people tell tales of the day when we will be free, when our lands will be revealed by a heavenly star and rise. When that day comes, human, only then will our races live in peace." - that's interesting quote from Talon Silverwing. "lands revealed [...] and rise." ? It can be a statement about Dominion of Winds. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).


The wall is present at southwestern Lion's Arch, too, but if you look at the maps we currently have: this would mean there's actually two separate zones of tengu. How does this fit with the layout of Dominion of Winds?--Lon-ami 13:24, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Dominion of Winds versus Dominion of Winds (Caledon Forest)[edit]

Since Syntax claims that I didn't provide a reason beyond "this is what I think" (wrong by the way), allow me to elaborate on the differences between the Dominion of Winds and the Dominion of Winds (Caledon Forest) and why they should be two separate articles.
Dominion of Winds is:

  • A tengu city
  • enclosed by walls
  • inaccessible to all non-tengu (and thus to players; e.g., we cannot go there - currently, at least)
  • under destroyer threat

Dominion of Winds (Caledon Forest) is:

  • not a city, nor enclosed by walls
  • not under destroyer threat
  • accessible to all
  • it is just the western outside of the actual Dominion of Winds, just as the Dominion Killing Zone is the northern outside of the actual Dominion of Winds.

To combine the two is nonsensicle, despite shared name and proximinity, and creates a falsity of information - currently, the page is talking about the city, where we cannot go, however, outside the main paragraphs it talks about the area, where we can go. It is mixing and muddling two very different places that are merely adjacent to each other, but still not the same. Though the true root of the issue is Anet's interest in naming multiple things under the same name, though many things were changed that we saw in the BWE - for instance there was once two PoI Vigil Chapterhouses, one in Divinity's Reach and one in the Black Citadel and the former's been renamed to Vigil Hall; another example being Wizard's Fief, previously called Isgarren's View, which is and was also a PoI. Anet also loves sharing names between PoI and meta events, e.g., Gates of Arah, Cathedral of Eternal Radiance, Cathedral of Zephyrs, and The Frozen Maw and even occasionally names personal story missions after locations such as Cathedral of Silence. However, we never once merged any of these together, because they are all very different things - even when one was a PoI in an area of the same name, we still separated them, as it should have been. Though many of those issues of locations in the same area sharing names is no longer an issue, this still is. But as said, they are not in any way shape or form the same nor about the same place. They merely share the same name. That does not mandate sharing the same article. It makes as much sense to me as it would be to merge Ring of Fire with Ring of Fire. Konig/talk 02:27, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

I agree with having a page for the Tengu city, and a page with a parenthetical for the area. The area is clearly not the actual Dominion, it's a poor naming choice on's part, and although I like to keep things as close to their actual in-game names as possible, the actual Dominion is more important, doesn't have the skill challenge, etc, and the Caldeon Forest area page doesn't need lore about the Tengu. Manifold User Manifold Neptune.jpg 03:26, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
I can see the benefit of two separate pages as they clearly appear to be two distinct things. Bluestone 19:57, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Zone south of Gendarran Fields[edit]

There's a strong current which pushes you back, in the waters south of Lionbridge Expanse and east of The Lawen Ponds.

That happens (almost) everywhere that water is the edge of a zone - it's done to prevent players from hitting an invisible wall. Konig/talk 19:03, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Exact location[edit]

I've been wondering this for a long time, where exactly is the Dominion of Winds? The walls are really not enough to determinate the EXACT location. Ofcourse, it's in the Sea of Sorrows, but where? Between Lion's Arch and Kessex Hills? Or north of Southsun Cove and south of Kessex Hills? Or both perhaps? Especially after the Aether Blade Retreat dungeon was released, this question came up again. --Landon144 (talk) 23:51, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

I totally see where you are getting at. The Tengu gate in western Lion's Arch is the eastern entrance to the Dominion of Winds and the gate in Caledon Forest is the western entrance. It seems to be split up into two different land masses separated by a stretch of ocean. The eastern portion of the Dominion of Winds seems to be located between Kessex Hills and Lion's Arch. The western portion seems to be between Caledon Forest and Claw Island. Although not mapped, there most likely is a bridge of sorts connecting these two land masses into one unified Dominion of Winds. We do not know anything about this place besides what the Tengu guarding it say. Hopefully we will get more detailed information in the future. I hope I addressed your concern. God Of Fissures (talk) 00:50, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
if you have any of the books they have maps in them that show you the exact location (those maps were on the wiki where they are now I have no idea. ie this map: Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:52, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
I know which map you are referring to. When comparing the maps in the books to the map that we have in-game, the one in the book is somewhat inaccurate. God Of Fissures (talk) 01:12, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
but it gives you an idea of where it is. also where did the "Aetherblade Retreat is underneath this area." come from? was that a post on the forums?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 01:42, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
I came to the conclusion that it is underneath Aetherblade Retreat on my own because of how it is geographically within the boundaries of the Dominion of Winds. That is why I say "Geographically speaking, Aetherblade Retreat is underneath the Dominion of Winds." God Of Fissures (talk) 02:38, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
It seems to me to be a cave to the side of it...?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 10:11, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
I don't think the gate at LA gives access to Dominion of Winds, just some tengu outpost. It wouldn't make sense at all, Garenhoff can't be isolated.--Lon-ami (talk) 14:00, 6 July 2013 (UTC)