But one obstacle remains. Dougal stopped and rubbed the stubble on his chin as he scanned the bone-covered passage before him. Lists with This Book. Lore articles with stub sections Ghosts of Ascalon. Needless to say, Ember and the two humans, who are former members of the Ebon Vangaurde, a group who are still fighting the charr on behalf of the lost nation of Ascalon.
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Oh no, that sounds mawkish and hammy. Guild Wars changed my life? Certainly more accurate of a statement, but still too mawkish and hammy. It all started a few years ago, Summer My grandfather in Florida was convinced that he was about to die, so with some contention my mother and I Guild Wars saved my life. Actually I think it may have been in September, not summer. Either way it was hot. But then, it was Florida. Turns out my grandfather was not dying fortunately or unfortunately depending how you look at it.
He just tends to over-dramatize and exaggerate things The first thing my mother and I did upon landing in Florida was go to the supermarket to buy some food we could be confident enough in eating safely, and to Barnes and Noble to stock up on some supplies to pass the time during the excruciating days we were surely about to endure.
My grandfather is a bit of an infamous character in my family. I had also brought my Playstation 2 along, hoping to catch up on some older games. To this day I still struggle with the tutorial level. At Barnes and Noble I picked out two Guild Wars books this one and Edge of Destiny , both tie-ins to the video game series, because I was looking forward to the then-upcoming Guild Wars 2 game which was set to be released around that time and I wanted to familiarize myself with the universe and lore.
I also picked up The Catcher in the Rye because I was surely aware of the classic and controversial nature of the book. Plus it was like five bucks. Unknown to me at the time, the choice of the Asura and Charr of Tyria over Holden Caulfield of New York was undoubtedly critical to the course my life would subsequently take.
It was certainly a wonderful addition to the Guild Wars universe and lore, even if only solid fantasy fare. I remember it being very immersing and exciting. But then it was in contrast to my grumpy grandfather and his insect infested house littered with snot-rags and pill bottles, made only worse by the unbearable Florida September. Nonetheless I tore through both Guild Wars novels in a mere three days. And I have yet to find a book as enthralling and compelling as those Guild Wars books were.
It was the perfect combination of wanting to escape, having enjoyable escapist fiction, and having the excitement of discovering a new interest that being reading, and I suppose to a lesser extent the Guild Wars lore. I seem to recall also getting into an argument with my grandfather about Michael Jackson and discovering a bunch of maggots in my bowl of cereal. Ah, good times! But it was these two Guild Wars tie-in novels that popped my literary cherry.
Who needs Catcher in the Rye when you have some great genre fiction? And Bruce Lee is awesome. After that I continued to read here and there. Burroughs, some Philip K. Dick, some Edgar Allan Poe. Expected stuff for a new teenage reader. And then that December, , I signed up for Goodreads, which was where I really got into reading and reading about reading.
But I still treasure the memory of reading those two Guild Wars novels, and they did something far more than getting me into a genre or increasing my interest in a particular video game; they helped me survive nearly a week with my grandfather! Oh, and they also sort of opened the door for me into an entire new artistic medium.
Which in turn, I think, made me into a better, smarter person, and also introduced me to many more interests and fascinations. Somewhat ironically, my grandfather has recently asked me to write an account of his life. He said it could be a bestseller half-jokingly, half hoping. He even has a title for it. It was of course because he knew I liked reading and dabbled in writing that he asked me. Oh, dear, how the world comes full circle to bite you in the ass!
Thank you, ye mighty Guild Wars! Where is the part about the book? Thanks for the entertainment! Apr 17, AM Shelves: fantasy , gaming , action-adventure , media-tie-in I had a very different take on the novel as someone who started off knowing very little about the lore of Guild Wars.
I had to have a bestiary open on my browser just to look up the races of some of the main characters. Needless to say, there had to be some details of important events or figures that were surely lost on me. Despite that, I was able to enjoy the book. At first, I thought getting through it would be a struggle because I had expected to lose interest the moment I realize I have no I had a very different take on the novel as someone who started off knowing very little about the lore of Guild Wars.
That and I had gotten used to the fact that game tie-ins are notoriously bad about giving background information, as if they expect anyone picking it up to be an uber fan of the game and already have all that knowledge.
So I was a little surprised to find that I did not have this problem with Ghosts of Ascalon. While there were many details I wish the authors could have elaborated on, all the relevant information was there so I could follow the story with ease, and not once did I feel confounded by the timeline of the major happenings in the lore. The way I see it, at least each individual character has a personality, even if they are two-dimensional and never stray too far from their roles. I enjoyed the dialogue and the witty banter, and found myself drawn to the main character Dougal Keane and especially to Kranxx the Asura.
The story itself was also straightforward, conventional and everything you would expect from game fiction, and I would have lost interest if not for the quality of the writing. My favorite writers always show, not tell.
A part of me even wishes the novel could have been longer, but it ended well and for the most part it was well-paced. It seemed like every other chapter saw our adventurers getting into yet another fight, but at least the story was moving forward.
Ghosts of Ascalon
I did simply not care enough for the characters for the most part. It was, indeed, why he was part of this expedition: Throughout the book, I had some type of connection to each, individual character. Joining them along the way is the sylvari necromancer, Killeen, Gullik the norn warrior, and Kranxx the asura engineer. The contents of the book are considered to be canon lore for the Guild Wars universe. It was of course because he knew I liked reading and dabbled asca,on writing that he asked me. For more on my work, see Forbeck. A greenish glow formed in the wall of bones and coalesced around a human-sized set of remains.
GHOSTS OF ASCALON ESPAOL PDF
It created the Foefire , a blast of tremendous energy which obliterated the invading charr army but cursed the humans caught in the blast by turning them into ghosts. As their bodies were destroyed by the Foefire, the spirits of the Ascalon Army became trapped in the land of the living performing the tasks they were doing on the day of their death. Their zeal to defend Ascalon is absolute and anything living is seen as charr or an ally of the charr and therefore a threat that must be eliminated. The ghosts will continue at their tasks until the Foefire ritual is undone. Ascalonian ghosts retain their human forms but their flesh has been replaced by a pale-blue ectoplasm. According to Ghosts of Ascalon , killing an Ascalonian ghost outright is difficult - attacking them only removes ectoplasm from the form until they dissipate and, after a period of time which may vary the ghost will simply reform. However, Jenk Cutspecter , legionnaire of the Specter Warband , has invented a containment device which allows the Iron Legion to keep the ghosts trapped in machinery of "certain type of iron" that the ghosts are - supposedly - unable to escape.
Oh no, that sounds mawkish and hammy. Guild Wars changed my life? Certainly more accurate of a statement, but still too mawkish and hammy. It all started a few years ago, Summer My grandfather in Florida was convinced that he was about to die, so with some contention my mother and I Guild Wars saved my life.