User:Santax/Elonian architecture

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This page is a catalogue of the various architectural styles found in the Crystal Desert, any known lore about their creators, and where they can be found. It may eventually form the basis for an article, but for now it is a very early WIP. It's a big-ish project that is not (yet) being approached in a systematic way, so if you see any omissions feel free to add.

The list of architectural styles is and the lists of examples of each style are doubtless incomplete. If you see something missing, please feel free to add.

TODO: Be more descriptive, and name styles after their appearance rather than presuming their creator (if not known definitively). See wikipedia:Islamic architecture for word bank and other ideas.

Weathered Elonian[edit]

Weather-worn sandstone pillars and arches, some of them with penitent figures carved into them. Assumed to be of Forgotten origin. Can be found in:

Crystal Desert
The Mists

Elaborate sandstone[edit]

Crystal Desert
Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Wastes


Mainly found north of Joko's bone wall.

Crystal Desert

Antiquated Elonian[edit]

Buildings of the kind seen in GW1. Bear some resemblance to the Town of Prosperity I guess?

Antiquated Kournan[edit]

Margonite structures[edit]

Zephyrites structures[edit]

Turai's host[edit]

Found in north Desolation and Crystal Desert in GW1; may be reflective of general Kournan architectural sensibilities from Turai's time.

Vabbian contemporary[edit]

Found mainly in Vabbi, but also in the Desolation and further north.


Crystal Desert

Primeval dynasty[edit]

Has notably changed since GW1.

Crystal Desert


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Jungle
Maguuma Wastes
Ruins of Orr
The Mists

Awakened bone[edit]

Statue builders[edit]

Abandoned Barrows[edit]