Talk:The Mists

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First line, "The Mists is the oldest thing in existence". This sounds really ugly, since "The Mists" is plural, and "is the oldest thing in existence" refers to the singular. I thought about simply changing it to, "The Mists are the oldest things in existence" but that didn't sound much better. I think a minor rewrite is in order. "The Mists predate all existence", "The Mists existed before anything else", something along those lines perhaps? Of course it doesn't really matter, but if that bothered you you wouldn't be reading this page...

okay so this is easy the mists is a sort of different world in a sense but it combines into tyria? i guess idk...but it is where the PvP area is thats pretty cool--FrekyElf

In GW1, every Heroes' Ascent map, Underworld, Fissure of Woe, and some other minor areas exist in The Mists. If you play DnD, the mists are similar to the Astral Plane. ~Shard (talk) 00:12, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
The mists is sort of like the realm of the gods in a sense. — Eloc 15:56, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Or real-life heaven, or even purgatory. Vael Victus Pancakes. 23:57, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Seems interesting. Cress Arvein User Cress Arvein sig.JPG 00:31, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes. Very. — Eloc 15:33, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
The Mists act like outer space - mainly they are the space inbetween areas like the Rift and Tyria. However, they serve more purposes than that. Like the creation of life, the origin of the GW Universe, and - in theory - the source of magic and where souls go to after their destruction within the Rift. The Mists in themselves is not any form of Afterlife - but is more accurately described - for that purpose - as a rebirth mechanism. At least, in theory, as the only thing we know really about it is that it "connects to all things" *i.e., acts like outer space* and it "is the source of all creation." Might I ask for the source of the World PvP thing being in the Mists? Rift I would understand, but Mists? I'm skeptical about that.-- Konig Des Todes 23:09, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

it cant be true it's a lie! i say a lie!

So...the mists are made of cake...? Zolann The IrreverentUser Zolann The Irreverent Mysterious Summoning Stone.png 23:34, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
And we all live in it! -- Konig/talk 01:46, 10 May 2010 (UTC)


This location is not called "The Mists." It's called the Mists. Notice that "the" is not capitalized, meaning that it isn't part of the name. Other real places that have this situation are the White House (Wikipedia's page is "White House"), the Forbidden City (notice that it's not The Forbidden City), and the Joker (the page is just "Joker" because "the" is not part of the name).-- Shew 17:08, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Here's a quote from the Guild Wars Manuscripts: "Before there were humans or dwarves, before there were even worlds or the stars that light the night sky, there was but one thing in the universe—the [uncapitalized] Mists."-- Shew 17:10, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Since the first letter of pages are automatically capitalised, the "The" of this title might not be "The", it could be "the". I'd prefer "the Mists" rather than "Mists" since, as you say, it's called "the Mists". --pling User Pling sig.png 17:29, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
But the article is supposed to reflect the actual name of the location, which is "Mists" (just referred to as "the Mists"). Everyone else seems to disagree, though, so...-- Shew 17:55, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
I r agree with teh move --Super IgorUser- Super Igor logo.png 18:08, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
There are various cases, such as the Underworld and the Hall of Heroes, which has the official name (which can be seen via loading screens) which include the, but "the" is always uncapitalized. Unless we get official confirmation that things like the Rift and the Mists are simply called Mists and Rift, then I say keep the articles of locations only referred to "the ______" to include the in the article name. So either find a location of the Mists and the Rift and the others where they are referred to without "the" then I will agree with the move. Until then, I say keep "the" in the article names. -- Konig/talk 22:56, 20 September 2009 (UTC)


For some reason, I just got a strong desire to explore the mists!-- Shew 21:54, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

That'll be a lot of exploring, since the Mists is basically "the multiverse." :p -- Konig/talk 23:05, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
Good point, but I at least want to see this area (if it actually is incorporated).-- Shew 05:30, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
I think that is more of an intended place for a portal to the Mists (possibly an early Factions Mists-portal location, since it's from the time of other Factions concept art). Or it is titled "mists" as in a mist (caused by condensation), not the Mists. -- Konig/talk 08:09, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
looks like some place that would be underneatht the Eye of The North to me. Got the same colors and structure just about. -- Slash, BURN!, Delete... 17:31, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Except for the fact that the Mists aren't a part of Tyria. It could be an entrance, but I'm not entirely certain there is anything underneath the Eye.--Corsair@Yarrr 17:40, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
What part of the Eye of the North's structures are similar to any found in the Mists? >.> -- Konig/talk 02:59, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Doesnt show in search btw[edit]

just wanted to point that out.--Knighthonor 03:43, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

... Did you spell it right? Remember it is The Mists, not The Mist or Mists. And it works for me, btw. -- Konig/talk 03:46, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Mists redirects anyway. --Kyoshi (Talk) User Kyoshi sig.png 05:37, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Mists was added after my comment... -- Konig/talk 18:12, 30 April 2010 (UTC)


I think it should be called Mists not The Mists...anyone agree. if so please tell me and i will--♥Icyyy♥ 04:20, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Technically it is called "the Mists" but the first letter is always capitalized. Also, this has been discussed before somewhere (dunno where) with pages like the Rift, the Hall of Heroes, the Underworld, etc. They are "the" because it is, well, the place called this - there are mists and rifts, then there are the Mists and the Rift. It's to distinguish between the two as the Mists is a proper noun and location. -- Konig/talk 04:42, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh wow, guess where it was discussed? First topic on this page! gg observation on us both. -- Konig/talk 04:42, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

links all worlds huh?[edit]

islands of reality of the history of all different worlds.... PvP at the eifel tower any1? XD Getefix 23:02, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

FFS not again - permission to delete double post?

You don't need permission for something like that. EiveTalk 23:49, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

tenth dimension[edit]

So the mists is essentially a physical manifestation of the tenth dimension then This would explain why super magic portals are needed to get there, so asura gates must hence be a way of warping the fourth dimension to travel through the fifth dimension and fall out at a different place in the first 3 dimensions at the same time in the fourth dimension. Thus, it seems slightly impluasible that we can travel to the mists using technology that only warps the first five dimensions when the mist itself is the tenth dimension. 19:47, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

While the video was interesting I don't think that's entirely how The Mists works. The Mists is not "all the infinite possibilities of multiple universes" but rather the origins of existence (or so we're told) - in other words, it's a physical continuous alternative to the big bang.
Also, all lore states that the portal to the Mists in Lion's Arch is a fluctuating portal of a blue hue - and a single portal at that. Not an asura gate. So one can assume that the five asura gates that are there are merely placeholders for beta so that everyone can experience what they want to experience. Konig/talk 21:47, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Mad King's Realm[edit]

Mad King's Realm is also located in The Mists, and shares the map with structured PvP and WvW. Go to the map and press page up :). It should be added to the page and tempaltes accordingly.
Faalagorn/ 03:26, 27 October 2012 (PDT).

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New Battleground?[edit]

Today I was looking on the map of The Mists and noticed a scrap of white clouds where there was nothing previously. Zoomed in and saw something like a tower... I didn't play for a while and can't tell exactly when it appeared, so does anybody have explanation for this? MalGalad 18:02, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Question about Known Portals to the Mists[edit]

Now that we have access to the original Chantry of Secrets (the Reclaimed_Chantry), should it be included in the list of Known Portals? See Chantry of Secrets on the GW1 Wiki for more information; it used to be one of the places through which you could get to the Underworld, the Fissure of Woe, and the Realm of Torment. I suppose the answer might be "no" since the portals in the now-ruined Temple of the Ages are inactive, but maybe both should be listed as former portal locations, since the preview / teaser for Hall of Chains involved the Temple of the Ages, and you can /kneel at Kormir's statue in the Chantry to talk to Nenah. I just feel like places where the barriers are "thin" SHOULD be listed here, in case of more teasers/previews like the Hall of Chains thing.

(I can't make an account right now for some reason, but I'm TealDeer (LucidSeraph on Reddit)) 10/29/2018

The places where the barriers are thin can potentially have portals in the future, but right now they do not, so they do not belong on that list. When/if they do get a portal, that's when we should add them. It is the list of known portals, after all, not the list of possible portals. --Teletric.3821 (talk) 20:17, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
The Chantry didn't have a portal. Players summoned avatars which brought people into the Mists, whereas "places with portals" had such placed due to certain events and people could just walk over into the Mists. Temporary versus permanent. Temple of the Ages is listed due to post-GW1 events that added permanent portals to the Underworld (caused by GW1 events). Konig (talk) 22:19, 29 October 2018 (UTC)