The Exalted are a new faction in the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion that have one eternal charge - to secure Glint's dream of securing a peaceful future. The Exalted were once mortal who, on completion of training, sacrificed their outer shells to become creatures of pure energy, all encased in glittering armor.
Players will meet The Exalted in the Forgotten City and players will find that they are formidable allies with more prowess in magic than before and all alongside the retention of their memories and names. They are dedicated to Glint's message of hope and peace.
To understand the Exalted, you must first understand the dragon Glint. Glint was created by the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik to be its champion, but her connection to the mortal races of Tyria led her to break with her master and protect as many sentient races as she could from the Elder Dragons’ predation. These selfless acts cost Glint her life when Kralkatorrik rose in the modern era, but before Glint died, she took steps to help ensure the sentient races of Tyria would survive the rise of Kralkatorrik and the other Elder Dragons. With the gift of prophecy and the Forgotten as her stalwart attendants, Glint prepared a legacy that would continue her great work even after she herself had died.
Under Glint’s instructions, roughly 300 years ago the Forgotten sought out human volunteers who shared their reverence for Glint’s dream of securing a peaceful future. After a rigorous set of tests and trials, the most worthy of these volunteers underwent a ritual that converted their bodies into pure magical energy which were then encased in golden metal armor. From this point forward, they were known as the Exalted.
Read more about the Exalted on the Guild Wars 2 site.