As you read this, I hope youâ€™re enjoying the first weekend of Dragon Bash, watching fireworks pelt the holographic Shatterer over the skies of Lionâ€™s Arch, and sporting your new Horns of the Dragon helm. The June Living World team wants you to know that there is more to come. The Dragon Bash reaches its climax on June 18 with the effigy lighting ceremony, a single-player instance called Memories on the Pyre.
The major cultures across Tyria have sent their ambassadors to Lionâ€™s Arch, to represent each race at a ceremony where they symbolically destroy the dragons by lighting effigies on fire. Itâ€™s an honor for the representatives, many of whom have had suffered personal loss because of the dragonsâ€™ wrath.
The kodan representative, Trembling Song, walked from Frostgorge Sound just to attend. The asura sent Izurri, the honors graduate from the College of Dynamics. The chosen gift-bearer from the Hylek tribes is Ceaoloti. These representatives and more have gathered in Lionâ€™s Arch to pay tribute to those who have fallen and to strengthen their resolve to not live in fear of the dragons, to unite to bring them down. Magnus the Bloody-handed will be around to crack jokes, and Captains â€œBonnyâ€ Anne Reid, Tokk, and Theo Ashford will pump up the crowd for the ceremonial lighting.
The effigy lighting ceremony will kick off the next part of our Dragon Bash story â€“ be sure to join in the celebration!