The Crown Pavilion (zone)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the zone accessible during the Queen's Jubilee and the Festival of the Four Winds. For the area within Divinity's Reach, see The Crown Pavilion.

The Crown Pavilion

1Waypoint (map icon).png

The Crown Pavilion (zone) map.png
Map of The Crown Pavilion

Connects to
Divinity's Reach

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Loading screen


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The Crown Pavilion is a zone located below the Crown Pavilion area in western Divinity's Reach. It was originally introduced as part of the Queen's Jubilee release and repurposed as content for the Festival of the Four Winds. The primary draws to the zone are the Boss Blitz and Queen's Gauntlet activities.

The zone does not have vistas, hero challenges, or renown hearts and does not count for map completion. All characters are adjusted to level 80 while in the zone.

Getting there[edit]

  • Entering the portal next to the Waypoint (map icon).png Crown Pavilion Waypoint in western Divinity's Reach
  • Jumping straight down the giant hole in the Crown Pavilion area
  • Using the festival travel services (Hot Air Balloons) in Divinity's Reach, Lion's Arch, the Labyrinthine Cliffs, or in any other of the major cities

Locations and objectives[edit]

Waypoint (map icon).png Crown Pavilion Waypoint (The Crown Pavilion) —
Adventure (map icon).png Time Trial: Pavilion Pursuit

Interactive map[edit]


Meta event
Mount race
Historical events
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Shurakk the Savage (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Bandits (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Ogres (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Flame Legion (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Pirates (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Centaurs (80)
Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Bonus Event: Cull the Destroyers (80)


The zone is divided into six slices of a circle, divided by walls and a central platform. The center acts as a hub to each slice and contains a merchant, repairs, Festival Rewards Vendor and a Sovereign Weapon Vendor. Each slice has an associated theme, making references to various races and organizations in Tyria. Destroyers have suitable molten environment, pirates have beached ships, and so on.

Each slice features an event with a legendary foe, whose defeat contributes to the Boss Blitz group event. Once the Boss Blitz starts, six events will pop up, the players have to strategically split up in order to defeat them all. All the slices contain a high density of foes with quick respawn rates, with the events spawning even more enemies while active.

Slice Family Legendary foe Event
Northeast Flame Legion Sparcus Firesplash Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Sparcus Firesplash (80)
East Bandit Boom-Boom Baines Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Boom-Boom Baines (80)
Southeast White Mantle Justiciar Hablion Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Justiciar Hablion (80)
Southwest Destroyer Pyroxis Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Pyroxis (80)
West Pirate Wiggin the Wicked Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Wiggin the Wicked (80)
Northwest Centaur Kuraii the Cruel Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Kuraii the Cruel (80)

The six arenas for the Queen's Gauntlet are a test of individual player skill, and run independently of any other active event. They are on the walkway above the Boss Blitz arena, and can be reached via ramps on the outermost ring of the Crown Pavilion. Players talk to the Fight Manager to choose a foe, and then talk to the Ringmaster to queue up to fight that enemy solo. Each of the six Queen's Gauntlet arenas function the same way, and this helps to reducing any queuing on busy maps.

Background lore[edit]

Once known as the Great Collapse, the Crown Pavilion was transformed in to a gladiatorial arena in honor of Queen Jennah's jubilee and as a celebration of the human spirit to fight and endure. The arena has a circular layout, divided into six slices, with each having a corresponding theme. Enemies in the zone are watchknights under an illusion. Upon defeating an enemy, the illusion will be unveiled to be a watchknight. The Crown Pavilion re-opened during the Festival of the Four Winds to aid in the effort to rebuild Lion's Arch, and returned later to aid in the Zephyrite's recovery.


For previous NPCs, see The Crown Pavilion (zone)/historical.


1 Added during Festival of the Four Winds 2021. Only visible to a character who has completed Champion's End.


Merchant (vendor icon).png Haming
Reinforce Armor (map icon).png Blacksmith
Reinforce Armor (map icon).png Kodan Icehammer
Vendor Star (map icon).png Sovereign Weapon Vendor
Vendor Star (map icon).png Festival Rewards Vendor
Vendor Star (map icon).png Gauntlet Ticket Vendor
Festival Vendor (map icon).png Festival Rewards Vendor (Weekly)
Hot Air Balloon.png Lionguard Aircrew


  • Watchknight (spawns on other enemy deaths, dies instantly)
Flame Legion
White Mantle


Ambient dialogue[edit]

For previous dialogue, see: The Crown Pavilion (zone)/historical
Upon approaching Queen Jennah (one of these sets)
Queen Jennah: Welcome, everyone. If you haven't, I encourage all citizens to visit our Zephyrite friends on the Labyrinthine Cliffs.
Queen Jennah: The Festival of the Four Winds belongs to all of us; it is a reminder of the heights we can achieve together.
Queen Jennah: I hope you're enjoying the refreshments. The Zephyrites brought them all the way from Elona.
Queen Jennah: The Festival of the Four Winds is a fine opportunity to reflect on our past victories.
Queen Jennah: From the ruins of Dry Top to here, we've come so far together. It's important to celebrate this.
Queen Jennah: I trust that Tyria's finest will all wish to test their mettle in the Queen's Gauntlet this year.
Queen Jennah: And while it may seem you stand alone in the arena, your brothers and sisters in arms are with you in spirit!
At the Gauntlet arenas, when players enter the Queen's Gauntlet
Announcer: We have a new challenger!
Announcer: Here's an up-and-coming fighter, back for more.
Announcer: This competitor continues to impress, but can they keep it up?
Announcer: Always a pleasure to welcome this veteran contender back to our arena.
Announcer: You know this superstar by now. Let's hear it!
When time runs out for players in Queen's Gauntlet
Announcer: Our challenger better wrap things up quick. (with one minute left)
Announcer: Not much time left. Can our challenger make it? (with thirty seconds left)
Announcer: 5...
Announcer: 4...
Announcer: 3...
Announcer: 2...
Announcer: 1!


  • You could also access this zone by jumping into the pit of The Crown Pavilion. Your character would zone into the top of this zone and fall down - sometimes receiving no fall damage upon landing, other times dying.
    • When this zone is not open, this method would teleport players to the nearby waypoint. During Clockwork Chaos, the hole was sealed and the only method of entering the zone, after completion of Scarlet's Playhouse, was the normal portal near the Crown Pavilion Waypoint.
  • With Festival of the Four Winds 2018, the ogre section was replaced by the White Mantle section. However, 3 Veteran Ogres and 3 of their pets can be found along the edges in the White Mantle, pirate, and Flame Legion sections.
  • Certain overlooks apply the Portal Exeunt.png Spectator Protection Ward effect to you, teleporting you away if you enter combat.
  • The enemies in this zone are watchknights disguised by mesmer magic, so killing them doesn't contribute to Slayer achievements.


  • The Crown Pavilion was originally available until September 3, 2013,[1] except for the Opening Ceremony story and its related achievement, which were removed on August 20, along with the release of Clockwork Chaos.[2]
    • After entering the zone for the first time on an account during the Queen's Jubilee, players were placed into the Opening Ceremony story instance.
    • The zone was closed down at the start of Clockwork Chaos, but reopened once Scarlet's Playhouse was completed at least one time.
  • As of Festival of the Four Winds 2018 the zone has been converted into a festival area that will re-open annually.


  1. ^ [1], Official GW2 Forum post 1
  2. ^ [2], Official GW2 Forum post 2