The Thief of Toys

From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The Thief of Toys

The Thief of Toys is a book found in the Durmand Priory's Special Collections during the Hidden Arcana chapter of the Echoes of the Past.

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Text[edit]

Welcome to Osbert Bleake's Nightmares for Naughty Children, a series of children's books designed to scare the snot, wit, and spittle out of them. Lock your doors, and settle in for a dreadful tale.
Talk more option tango.png
The Boy and the Thief of Toys
In times woefully recent, there was a wealthy human boy named Thom who lived in Lion's Arch with his widowed mother. Thom had many luxuries, including a box of toys that he kept all to himself.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
One day, a mysterious stranger came to the door, dressed in tatters and with his face hidden inside a deep hood. Thom's mother invited him in and offered sustenance.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
The stranger told them he had left his family to search for work. He was finally able to return home, but he was returning empty handed.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
He wished more than anything for a present to give his son, a boy the same age as Thom. Thom's mother suggested he take one of Thom's toys, since Thom had so many.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
Thom grew angry. "Why must I give my toys to this stranger? I don't know him. I don't know his son. They're my toys—mine until I die."
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
The stranger watched as Thom's humiliated mother fled to her bedroom, and he asked, "You will not share even one toy with a child who has so much less than you?"
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
Thom shook his head.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
"For your mother's sake," the stranger told Thom, "I will take the least valuable and most useless item in this house." He touched Thom's arm and murmured the curse.
Talk more option tango.png
Read on.
The curse hardened Thom's heart even more. It turned him to wood, carved and jointed. The mysterious stranger tucked Thom under his arm and headed for home.
Talk end option tango.png
The end.
Talk end option tango.png
Put the book down.
Talk end option tango.png
Put the book down.