Welcome Home

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Welcome Home

1325 AE
Personal story
Krytan Politics
Salma District
(Divinity's Reach)
Human tango icon 20px.png Human
Preceded by
Defending Shaemoor
Followed by
Biography Nobility.png Chasing the Culprits

Your friend Faren acts like a cad, but he rushed to see you after you were injured in the centaur attack. Like you, Faren resides in the Salma District, which has seen an increase in burglaries as of late.

— In-game description

Welcome Home is part of the personal story of human characters who chose the nobility background.


Meet Faren in Divinity's Reach. Find out why he insists on seeing you.

  • Talk to Faren.
  • Enjoy the party. Talk to Faren afterward.
  • Defeat the bandits.
  • Find and rescue Faren.
  • Talk to Faren.


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Check the mail interface for your new message and then go back to the Salma District — your home instance — in Divinity's Reach.

Once there, go left from the entrance to reach your estate. Faren will greet you and you may enjoy the party for as long as you wish. Talking to Wozmack the Wonderful will also start a little magic show.

To trigger the next bit of plot, you must speak to Faren again and tell him you're done. That triggers a bandit attack, and you will have to kill them all. Since you are outnumbered, try to take the bandits separately as much as possible. After they're all dead, another cutscene starts, showing you the bandits have kidnapped Faren. Pursue them through town to the Widowmaker's Hideout, where you will fight a few waves of thugs, including a mini-boss.








Mail received after reaching level 10:


Lord Faren

A Noble's Work Is Never Done

Greetings, old friend! As soon as you manage to drag your heroic behind out of that sick bed, your presence is requested, nay, DEMANDED back at your home in Divinity's Reach! And if you come home WITHOUT telling that dazzling Priestess of Dwayna what a fine fellow I am, I will take it as a personal affront. Until we meet again, I remain your handsomest, most charming, and most humble companion.

—Lord Faren

Salma District[edit]

Approaching Faren:

Lord Faren: Over here!
Lord Faren waves at <character name>.

Talking to Lord Faren before the party (cinematic):

Lord Faren: Ah, the hero of Shaemoor returns! Come and see how friends and neighbors alike have turned out to welcome you home!
<Character name>: A party, Faren? For me? Or is it just an excuse to get your friends together and see what's in my wine cupboard?
Lord Faren: Nonsense! Heroes are always popular. These nice people simply insisted on congratulating you and celebrating your brave victory.
<Character name>: And you insisted on breaking out my finest food and drink for the occasion.
Lord Faren: You deserve no less. Still, I can't take all the credit. Your household staff was most helpful, even eager, to facilitate the process.
Lord Faren: I wish my servants loved me half as much. But then, I am lovable in other ways. Ha ha.
<Character name>: And the less said about that, the better. Now, wipe off that smirk, and let's go enjoy my best roast duck and brandy.

At the party, when being near the different NPCs:

Wozmack the Wonderful: Ah! The guest of honor! Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you the hero of Shaemoor! So, hero, are you ready to be amazed?
Wozmack the Wonderful: Come one, come all, and prepare to be amazed! (repeats until talked to)
Lord Benjamin toasts <character name>.
Lord Benjamin: It's the hero of Shaemoor! Come have a drink with us!
Baron Corone waves at <character name>.
Baron Corone: It's the hero of Shaemoor! Come, tell us a thrilling tale of your exploits!
Servant: Would you care for an appetizer?
Servant: Would you care for refreshments?
Servant: Do you have everything you need?
Servant: May I offer you a drink?
Servant: Can I offer you something to drink?

Talking to NPCs at the party:

Wozmack the Wonderful: Faren instructed that I hold my stupendous feats of wonder until you'd arrive. Should I begin my amazing act?
Tick green.png Yes, by all means, start the show!
Talk end option tango.png No, I'm not ready quite yet.
Wozmack the Wonderful: Gather around, gather around. But not too close— my tricks are daring and dangerous!
Wozmack the Wonderful: And now, prepare to be stunned—right out of your shoes!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Behold!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Fire. From my hands!
Audience is (screaming).
Wozmack the Wonderful: Whoa! Sorry, ladies and gentlemen. That one got away from me. Still, as far as tricks go, that one was "well done." Thank you!
Wozmack the Wonderful: For this next trick, I shall dazzle your eyes!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Behold, magenta...ish! Come on, people, I'm working here.
Audience is (cheering).
Wozmack the Wonderful: And now, some magicians conjure a single dove, but I shall summon an entire flock out of thin air!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Behold!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Ahhhh! My eyes! Somebody shoot them!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Help me, help! Oh. They're illusions. That's the life of a master magician, folks. Sometimes I even amaze myself.
Wozmack the Wonderful: Now, prepare to witness a feat no other magician has ever performed...and lived!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Watch carefully. I can only do this once.
Wozmack the Wonderful: Behold!
Wozmack the Wonderful: Ala-ka-zam! Eh... Ala-ka-zoom? No, that's not right. Ala-ka-zap? It's definitely ala-ka-something. Ala-ka-boom?
Baron Edmonds: The Hero of Shaemoor! We heard about the centaur attack. Would you tell us more about it?
Talk more option tango.png It was bad, but together we pulled through it.
Baron Edmonds: Faren said you fought by Thackeray's side. Is that true?
Talk more option tango.png Yes, he commanded the defense of the garrison. Together we drove back the centaurs.
Baron Corone: Well, here's a toast to you! It'd be my honor to fight by your side someday.
Dignity Should that time come, I'd be honored to stand by you.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you. Now, if you'll excuse me.
Baron Edmonds salutes <character name>.
Baron Corone salutes <character name>.
Minister Zamon: You've done well for yourself. All it takes for a noble to be a hero is a bit of swordplay, a few bottles of cheap brandy, and an inflated sense of self-importance.
Talk end option tango.png Then you're almost a hero already, my lord. All you lack is the brandy and swordplay.
Baroness Jasmina: What a lovely party! Regretfully, I can't stay long. Lord Faren's constant demands for my attention have worn me out.
Talk end option tango.png What a shame. Thank you for coming.
Lady Madeline: So refreshing to be out and festive. Between the centaur trouble, mother's failing health, and...other matters, I do nothing but worry.
Talk end option tango.png Now that we've lightened your mood, I must be off.
Lord Benjamin: Magic and music are fine, but where's the real entertainment? The dog fights? The bear-baiting? A martial victory demands blood sports.
Talk end option tango.png Not in my home. And if you want to stay, don't mention that again.
Guest: You must be a hardy individual to be walking around already. The battle at Shaemoor was horrendous.
Talk end option tango.png I appreciate your concern. It's good to see you.
Lady Mashewe: Dwayna bless Captain Thackeray for saving you. You look fit and well!
Talk more option tango.png Thank you, my lady. Your concern is most touching.
I wasn't the only one concerned. You have many friends who think highly of you. My mother even prayed for you!
Talk end option tango.png Give your mother my best, and enjoy the party.
Baroness Yolanda: (if female) Here she is, our heroine! You know better than to follow that rascal Faren around. He's trouble. Now, tell me all about meeting Logan Thackeray.
Talk more option tango.png The rampaging centaurs attacking the garrison kept our conversations short.
Did he smile at you? Was he charming? Oooh, did he say anything about Queen Jennah?
Talk more option tango.png You're a hopeless gossip. You know that, right? (Same as "I'm more worried about the centaurs than anything Lord Faren could do.")
Talk end option tango.png Oh no, it's nothing like that. Excuse me. I have to get back to the party.
Talk more option tango.png I'm more worried about the centaurs than anything Lord Faren could do.
Still, dear, it's good to see you doing so well. These parties would be a bore without you.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks. Excuse me.
(if male) It gladdens my heart to see you well, my lord. Praise be to Dwayna for keeping you safe. You're as brave as you are handsome.
Talk more option tango.png It's good to see that nothing causes your flattery to falter, baroness.
You must tell me everything. Don't be shy, come a little closer.
Talk end option tango.png Excuse me, Baroness. I should mingle. Please enjoy the party.
Talk more option tango.png Thank you kindly. What have I missed during my absence?
Times are grim. The Ministry Guard does their best to protect us, but the Seraph are unforgiveably lax. Centaurs are everywhere outside the city, and thieves are everywhere within!
Talk end option tango.png That is unfortunate. Excuse me, I should mingle. Enjoy the party, Baroness.
Lord Faren: Done enjoying the festivities, old friend?
Talk quest option tango.png Yes, I think I'm done.
I'm outgrowing this party myself. I'll tell the servants we're leaving.
Talk quest option tango.png Sounds good. Thanks.
Talk end option tango.png On second thought, I think I'll keep enjoying the party. Excuse me.

When the bandits appear (cut scene):

Lord Faren: Take your hands off me, you scum! Help! Murder! Mayhem!
Noble: (screaming)
Noble: (screaming)
Noble: Bandits!

After beating bandits:

Servant cheers for <character name>.
Baron Edmonds cheers for <character name>.
Baron Corone cheers for <character name>.
Servant cheers for <character name>.

Cinematic after beating bandits:

<Character name>: I heard Faren shouting. Where is he?
Servant: I saw those ruffians dragging him down the street. They're going to kill him!
<Character name>: Calm down. See to the other guests and make sure no one else has been harmed. I'll go after Lord Faren.

After cinematic:

Baron Edmonds: Don't worry, we'll take care of things here. Go after Faren!
Baron Corone: You go after Lord Faren. We'll keep things under control here.

At the Widowmaker's hideout:

Widowmaker Thug: Soon, you'll beg me for death.

After killing Swindlehand Sal:

Lord Faren: A little help here!

Talking to Faren (to free him):

Lord Faren: Heh, thank you. I'm feeling much better now.
Lord Faren bows to <character name>.'

After you rescue Lord Faren (cinematic):

Lord Faren: Am I pleased to see you! Though if you wanted me to leave the party, a simple "Begone, freeloader!" would have sufficed.
<Character name>: I'll make a note of that. Any idea who these hooligans were or what they wanted?
Lord Faren: Not really. I did hear them discussing a farmhouse in Shaemoor. They were going to lock me up there with the rest of the hostages.
<Character name>: Then I have more work to do. I can't save you and leave the others to rot. Bad form, you know.
Lord Faren: Count me in. I may not be a centaur-killing berserker like you, but I can take care of myself. I'll meet you there.

Talking to Lord Faren after rescuing him:

Lord Faren: Shaken, kicked a bit, and dragged, but still smiling. I never doubted you'd come and find me. Those bandits are a horror!
Talk more option tango.png What did they want? Did they say anything to explain the attack?
Bandits have been plaguing the countryside around Divinity's Reach for months, but I never expected such a brazen assault. They're getting more political--and more bloodthirsty.
Talk more option tango.png The bandits have a political agenda?
They're fighting against the queen. Well, the queen, civilization, authority, and spilled beer. Anything they don't like, they're rebelling against, and these days that covers quite a bit.
Talk more option tango.png You said they're getting more bloodthirsty, too. How so? (Same as "Bloodthirsty? Have there been other attacks?")
Talk end option tango.png These bandits need to be stopped before they cause any more trouble. I'll see to that.
Talk more option tango.png Bloodthirsty? Have there been other attacks?
The bandits used to attack only caravans far from the city. Then small hamlets and outlying houses. Recently they've started robbing villages like Shaemoor and Beetletun. Now they're in the city! It's awful.
Talk more option tango.png And this is all because of politics? (Same as "The bandits have a political agenda?")
Talk end option tango.png I'll take care of the bandits, don't worry.
Talk end option tango.png I'll take care of the bandits, don't worry.

My story[edit]

Salma District loading screen.jpg

I returned home to a celebration in my honor. Unfortunately, bandits crashed the party. They captured my friend Faren. I caught up and rescued Faren before they could take him out of the city. Faren said he heard the bandits talking about a hideout beneath an abandoned farm in Shaemoor.

My story


  • When the personal story was restructured to continue at level 10 after the tutorial the summary of this mission was changed. The previous text was:
I was injured by flying debris when that earth elemental exploded. I awoke in the care of a priestess of Dwayna, who kindly let me know that my friend Faren had visited me. I need to see him, but the priestess asked that I return her favor by helping Shaemoor farmers first. They needed my help, but now I'm eager to get back home to the city.
I returned home to a celebration in my honor. Unfortunately, bandits crashed the party. They captured my friend Faren. I caught up and rescued Faren before they could take him out of the city. Faren said he heard the bandits talking about a hideout beneath an abandoned farm in Shaemoor.