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Celebrate Fifth Anniversary with "Beyond" and "War in Kryta"

Posted by Michael Bitton on Apr 16, 2010  | Comments

Celebrate Fifth Anniversary with "Beyond" and "War in Kryta" -

NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced "Guild Wars Beyond," a new on-going campaign focused on key events and characters in the Guild Wars lore which will lay the foundation for Guild Wars 2. The first event to be part of the Guild Wars Beyond campaign is the "War in Kryta" event, which is being kicked off to mark Guild Wars' fifth anniversary. War in Kryta will put players in the middle of a struggle between the oppressive White Mantle zealots and the Shining Blade rebels in order to decide the fate of Kryta.

Guild Wars Beyond will utilize a viral campaign alongside in-game events and content in order to tell the ongoing story. A new set of costumes featuring both the White Mantle and Shining Blade uniforms are also available in at PlayNC Store for $6.99 each or $9.99 as a limited edition double pack. NCsoft and ArenaNet promise that the events of the War in Kryta will have a huge impact on the world of Guild Wars 2.

Read below for additional details on the War in Kryta:

Within the war, players help the Shining Blade rebels oppose the White Mantle, a militarized cult that rules Kryta, in the 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.

More information on War in Kryta can be found here

NCsoft and ArenaNet have also provided us with numerous new screenshots which you can find in our Guild Wars gallery, as well as five codes for both the White Mantle and Shining Blade costumes.

If you'd like one of these costumes, reply below with which one you prefer (select one only!) and the first five for each costume type will be sent a code via PM!

UPDATE: All keys have been distributed! Sorry guys!

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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