NCSoft and ArenaNet will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Guild Wars this spring, with an ongoing campaign that expands the Guild Wars storyline while focusing on key characters and events that are destined to make history which will lead up to Guild Wars 2. The campaign is called Guild Wars Beyond. The first event, War in Kryta, sweeps players up in a savage struggle between the oppressive White Mantle zealots and the Shining Blade rebels for the fate of Kryta.
Guild Wars Beyond will allow players to experience the War in Kryta from the very beginning to the finale through an exciting viral campaign, a website that will enhance the storyline, and gripping new in-game content. Players will join the battle for Kryta by taking part in amazing quests, decisive battles, and by purchasing the new White Mantle and Shining Blade costumes for their characters. The War in Kryta has a profound effect on the world of Guild Wars 2, thus Guild Wars players will literally take part in history.
Players will help the Shining Blade rebels oppose the White Mantle, which is a militarized cult that rules Kryta in hopes of restoring the Krytan monarchy and installing Princess Salma as queen. The legacy of these deeds carries 250 years into the future, where Salma’s descendent Queen Jennah leads the embattled humans in Guild Wars 2. In addition to Salma’s storyline, the War in Kryta also focuses on several key characters that are destined to make history - Gwen, a brooding, beautiful mesmer, and Lieutenant Keiran Thackeray, a charr-hunting ranger. Gwen and Lt. Thackeray are destined to marry and establish the human city of Ebonhawke, a key location in Guild Wars 2, and their descendent, Logan Thackeray, is one of the iconic characters in Guild Wars 2.
Guild Wars Beyond will continue to unveil important Guild Wars 2 information in the coming months, as well as content via the current Guild Wars live game. For more information on Guild Wars and the War in Kryta, please visit www.guildwars.com.