Rewards of Festival

  Here are some of the special items you might come across during the Canthan New Year Festival: Sugary Blue Drink It’s sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed. Champagne Popper A brief-but-spectacular treat for the eyes and ears. They’re a blast! Bottle Rocket Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from faces and moa birds. Sparkler Light this up to create a cloud…

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Festival Events

A grand feast, fireworks, dancing, fortunes, and high-stakes rollerbeetle racing—all this and more await you during the Canthan New Year Festival. Here’s what you can expect: Satisfying the Celestial Dragon is a tall order, especially since every festival has a few unexpected problems for enterprising young adventurers to solve.   Want a preview of the coming year? The  can peer into your future and provide you with a very real,…

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Canthan New Year 2012

 The Year of the Dragon is upon us—it’s time for the annual  Help honor the Celestial Dragon, a mythical reptile that will descend from the sky to bestow good luck upon the populace for all of 2012—but only if the traditional New Year’s feast meets the tiny dragon’s high standards! The 2012 Canthan New Year Festival begins at noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 and will end…

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The Purification of Cantha

  Reiko, then a member of the Ministry of Flame, makes her first strides toward rallying the people of Cantha to fight back against the Afflicted. With Ashu at her side as a symbol of hope, her message resonates with the people. Little by little, Canthans begin to take their fate into their own hands. Reiko begins to rise in the ranks of the Ministry of Flame, as she and…

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Fight Against the Afflicted

  Tension rises between the good people of Cantha and the Tengu. While Emperor Hanjai’s ambassador is able to avoid open war with the Angchu, the Sensali declare them traitors and foolishly continue their acts of aggression. The Luxons and Kurzicks cease regular diplomatic contact, communicating with each other only through liaisons of the Celestial Ministry when absolutely necessary. To this day, they remain more focused on their petty squabbles…

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Winds of Change Costumes

Defend Cantha in style! You’ll look like a member of the Ministry of Purity when you don this all-white Aegis of Unity costume. Cover your characters in martial elegance with this ornate Dragonguard costume with matching headpiece. Pick up these special decorative garments in the Guild Wars In-Game Store and the today! I still think about the fireflies, from time to time, and the way that those nights made me…

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Join the Cause

  Good people of Cantha, the time has come for you to take up arms. For too long now, our glorious lands have been tarnished, as they wither in the shadows of fear and helplessness. When Shiro the Betrayer returned, he brought with him the Affliction, and the plagued still walk these lands, spreading unabated. Great heroes rose up, and they sent the Betrayer back. But I ask you this:…

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Loss and Hope

  There are few things that remind me of my childhood as much as fireflies. I can still recall the feeling of the first gentle breeze of the evening, a merciful reprieve from the day’s heat. The sun would gradually slip away in a brilliant wash of colors, making way for the stars. And as the lights in the heavens began to shine, so, too, did the lights on earth….

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Being able to think in them

  We as a people have begun to come together. We rid our land of the scourge of the Afflicted, and it was a great work that was done. It was proof that your own hands could reach out and shape the destiny that you sought. Every battle won, every life lost, every accomplishment, every tear shed, every heartfelt cry of joy in victory inched us ever closer to a…

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For the Future of Cantha!

  Change is coming to Cantha, land of ancient traditions. The Ministry of Purity seeks to unite the Canthan people in defense of their homeland from the hideous Afflicted and other threats. But change can be difficult. Will this rising power usher in a new era of safety and peace or rip Cantha apart? Winds of Change is a multi-stage storyline set in Cantha that features new quests, new Canthan…

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