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Vekk was a venerated asuran elementalist and golemancer and the son of Gadd who lived circa 1078 AE. He is still remembered by the modern asura for playing a significant role during the rise of the Great Destroyer and the Transformation of the Dwarves.


Early years[edit]

Vekk partnered with the dwarf Ogden Stonehealer and heroes of the Eye of the North in gathering an army of asura, norn and humans to defeat the invading destroyers.

Vekk was an expert on asura gates as well as possessing an unknown level of knowledge in golemancery, and assisted his father Gadd and the renowned golemancers Oola and Renk in assembling a foundry of advanced golems to combat the destroyer threat. Despite constantly arguing with his father,[1] Vekk still cared for him although he advised Gadd's human assistant Livia to be mindful of the cost of working with Gadd's experiments. Vekk lost his father to an explosion which occurred during the creation of the golems, due to Gadd insisting on increasing the power of the golems despite Vekk's protest. Vekk scattered his father's ashes as was the asuran custom.[2]

It was Vekk who determined the location of the Great Destroyer, identifying the cavern shown in a vision in the Scrying Pool as lying below the Central Transfer Chamber, the nexus of the asura gate network at the time which was powered by the dormant Primordus (mistaken for a magical statue).[3] Although Vekk and the rest of the heroes were able to defeat the Great Destroyer, their actions only halted Primordus's awakening by 50 years. The site was later taken over by the Elder Dragon and its minions, forcing the asura to the surface for good.[4]


Despite playing a major role in thwarting the destroyers for a time, Vekk is not as well known or remembered as the legendary norn hero Jora or Ogden. His later life is all but unknown, even though Vekk was a fairly young asura during the destroyers' rise and could have lived the see the awakening of Primordus itself. It is possible that Vekk, like many others, was slain during the Elder Dragon's awakening. Vekk would be remembered as one of the greatest golemancers of his time with a pillar commemorating his deeds in Metrica Province.[5]

Vekk would be referenced as a teacher in a classroom setting in a Rata Novan console quiz; he had reportedly said that if his class did not study for an exam, a bookah would grind their bones to make bread, which inspired the class to study harder. It is unknown if Vekk actually joined Zinn in his city of Rata Novus or if the console was using a historical record of Vekk teaching a class elsewhere.[6]

A detailed biography called The Genius of Vekk was written about him centuries later, combining written accounts from the era along with the most recent historical findings to cover everything from Vekk's knowledge of Scrying Pools to the emergence of asura gates in Tyria.



  • Vekk's name is used in asuran sayings such as "Vekk only knows..." when discussing uncertainty,[8] and "Oh, for Vekk's sake!"[9] and "Why in Vekk's name..."[10] when showing frustration.

See also[edit]

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Associated items


  1. ^ Gadd
    Vekk: He's everything I said, and less.
    Livia: He's not that bad. He's very smart.
    Vekk: And doesn't let a minute go by without reminding you of it.
  2. ^ Price of Victory
    Oola: Vekk, I have bad news. It's Gadd.
    Vekk: What's he upset about now?
    Oola: He...He was trying to boost the power of the last golem.
    Vekk: What are you saying?
    Oola: There was an explosion. He didn't make it. I'm sorry.
  3. ^ The Final Vision
    Vekk: I've been to the Central Transfer Chamber. That cavern is adjacent to it. The big statue practically bleeds magic. It's why we built the chamber there in the first place.
  4. ^ That Old College Try
  5. ^ Old Pillar
  6. ^ Protect Zildi while she hacks the defense matrix
  7. ^ Category talk:Lore discrepancies
  8. ^ Scholar Maroola
  9. ^ Mr. Sparkles, A Tale of the Asura
  10. ^ Guard the mossheart carrying Widd's research