January 21 Content Release Notes LIVING WORLD The Origins of Madness
For weeks, mysterious probes have been thrumming ominously all across Tyria. Now, the Vigil has ordered a trio of crusaders to investigate three mysterious new probes that have been sighted in Bloodtide Coast. Meanwhile, the Priory in Lornar’s Pass has observed Scarlet Briar’s watchwork minions streaming into their region. What’s the connection between these events, and what exactly is Scarlet up to? Twisted Marionette Weapon Test
New world event: Twisted Marionette world boss
Scarlet is recalling her twisted watchwork troops from all over Tyria to power her aethercannon weapon test. The results could be deadly if Scarlet is allowed to carry out her test.
Players must unite with fellow adventurers and allies to stop the attack!
Twisted Marionette Rewards
Completing The Origins of Madness meta-achievement will reward players with a Gift of Sprockets, which will create a new sprocket generator in their home instance.
Participating in the fight against the Twisted Marionette in Lornar’s Pass and investigating the energy probes throughout Tyria will grant players access to a hitherto secret location—with additional rewards inside.
Additional exclusive rewards include:
New power, precision, and healing power stat combinations. Includes both exotic (Zealot’s) and ascended (Keeper’s) items.
Thaumanova Reactor: Embark on a brand-new historical adventure, and travel to the ill-fated power facility moments before it explodes. As the fractal scale increases, more potential outcomes will unlock.
Molten Weapons Testing: Accompany Braham and Rox through this epic retelling of the Molten Facility dungeon.
Aetherblade Retreat: Join Ellen Kiel as she fights off Aetherblade pirates in a fragment of the Aetherblade Retreat dungeon.
Two boss-tier fractals:
Molten Retribution: Battle the legendary bosses from the Molten Facility dungeon in this boss-tier fractal.
Sky Pirates: Relive the challenge of Captain Mai Trin and First Mate Horrik.