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TimestampCharacter Race(Human) I was raised _____.(Human) One of my biggest regrets is that _____.(Human) Everyone said I was blessed by _____ when I was young.(Sylvari) I dreamed of a quest that calls me to action. It was a vision of the _____.(Sylvari) I believe that the most important of Ventari's teachings is _____.(Sylvari) The Pale Tree awakened me during the _____.(Norn) The most important quality of a great hero is that they _____.(Norn) At a recent celebratory moot held in Hoelbrak, I _____.(Norn) When I was still a cub, I had a vision. A Spirit of the Wild spoke to me and offered its guardianship. That spirit was _____.(Asura) I am a member of the College of _____.(Asura) My first creation was _____.(Asura) My first advisor, the one who taught me almost everything I know (almost), was _____.(Charr) I am proud to be _____.(Charr) I would die for my warband, especially _____, my sparring partner.(Charr) They tell me the soldier that sired me is a _____.Character Class(Elementalist) I study all the elements, but I wear a circlet that symbolizes my love of ___.(Necromancer) A necromancer's closest companion is death. In acknowledgement of this, I mark my face with the symbol of a _____.(Mesmer) A mesmer's mask creates an image. I choose to look out from behind a _____.(Ranger) My pet _____ fights at my side and guards my back.(Engineer) My most useful tool is my _____.(Thief) In my line of work, it's important to understand the power of _____.(Warrior) I wear _____ on the battlefield. Because of this I am recognized and given proper respect.(Guardian) As a symbol of my dedication, I wear _______.(All) Trouble may follow, but I use my _____ to overcome it.(All) Character Gender
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8/12/2012 12:50:38AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"MesmerFanged Dread - I'm a whisper in the night, eyes that glow in darkness. I stand in shadow, and my mask is the monster you fear.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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4/22/2015 17:38:20AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.The VAL-A Golem - Most golems are powerhouses, designed for warfare. They show absolutely no subtlety or originality of design. My golem was compact and efficient, and it had an unparalleled package of features. It revolutionized lab cleanup, and it mixed a great cocktail too.Blipp - Master Blipp was known for his redundancies as well as his redundancies. He often said, "Your first try should never be your last, especially if it succeeded. You can always succeed bigger next time."NecromancerSkull - I respect the traditions of necromancers that have gone before me. I mark my face with the symbol of a skull to remind me that even the greatest die eventually.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.Male
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8/12/2012 12:58:10SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Day - Sylvari awakened mid-day solve problems by attacking them head-on. We are the warriors, hunters, and travelers who experience life first-hand and enjoy the rush of taking risks in order to feel truly alive.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:03:25CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Dinky - Dinky was the smallest cub in our Fahrar, so he had to be twice as tough just to break even. He gets picked on because he's a guardian, and not so smart, but I stand by him. He's always been a good friend.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.GuardianConqueror's Pauldrons - A famed hero returning from battle stopped and gave me his pauldrons. Ever since, I've worn them as my own, and I make every attempt to live up to his legend. I too will be a conqueror.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:07:38HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.ElementalistAir - Air is the source of all life. It is invisible, and yet it can destroy whole villages.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:10:04CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Dinky - Dinky was the smallest cub in our Fahrar, so he had to be twice as tough just to break even. He gets picked on because he's a guardian, and not so smart, but I stand by him. He's always been a good friend.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:10:32CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Dinky - Dinky was the smallest cub in our Fahrar, so he had to be twice as tough just to break even. He gets picked on because he's a guardian, and not so smart, but I stand by him. He's always been a good friend.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:10:39AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.A Transatmospheric Converter - What unmitigated joy to be able to change the weather at my whim! If only the prototype had been more powerful. Nevertheless, the design was cutting-edge. My transatmospheric converter was a masterpiece of utter genius. I wish I'd had more funding.Blipp - Master Blipp was known for his redundancies as well as his redundancies. He often said, "Your first try should never be your last, especially if it succeeded. You can always succeed bigger next time."WarriorSpangenhelm - My spangenhelm intimidates my enemies and earns me respect from allies. When I wear it I am nearly invincible.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:12:24HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.ElementalistFire - The hunger of flames and their burning destruction demand respect. Fire immolates and clears the path for new growth.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:12:25SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.RangerSylvari - Fern Hound - My dog has always stood by me, even against the most dangerous attackers. I couldn't ask for a better friend and ally.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:13:11CharrAsh Legion - I am Ash Legion. I use cunning to overcome my enemies. The Ash Legion teaches stealth and subterfuge. We end battles before they begin with infiltration, information gathering, and precision strikes.Dinky - Dinky was the smallest cub in our Fahrar, so he had to be twice as tough just to break even. He gets picked on because he's a guardian, and not so smart, but I stand by him. He's always been a good friend.Sorcerous Shaman - Flame Legion shamans once enslaved us. Because of this, my father, who is a shaman, is treated with suspicion and mistrust. I must overcome his reputation.GuardianConqueror's Pauldrons - A famed hero returning from battle stopped and gave me his pauldrons. Ever since, I've worn them as my own, and I make every attempt to live up to his legend. I too will be a conqueror.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:13:30HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.EngineerPanscopic Monocle - The details matter. Whether you're double-checking the wiring on your new explosives or charging the gear shaft on your favorite turret, this monocle lets you see what you need to be seen.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:13:51SylvariThe Shield of the Moon - The moon is a powerful symbol of healing and magic. Any who dream they're protected by the moon shall know faith and fortitude. I hope I'm worthy of such a vision.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Day - Sylvari awakened mid-day solve problems by attacking them head-on. We are the warriors, hunters, and travelers who experience life first-hand and enjoy the rush of taking risks in order to feel truly alive.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:14:16AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.The VAL-A Golem - Most golems are powerhouses, designed for warfare. They show absolutely no subtlety or originality of design. My golem was compact and efficient, and it had an unparalleled package of features. It revolutionized lab cleanup, and it mixed a great cocktail too.Bronk - Good ol' Master Bronk taught me the benefits of superior firepower. He liked to say, "When it comes to besting the enemy, there's no such thing as overkill."WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:14:19CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Clawspur - Clawspur lets his blades do the talking. He's extremely calm and quiet, even for a thief. While others are making threats, Clawspur is silently positioning himself to make a quick kill. Good thing he's on my side.Honorless Gladium - A gladium has no warband. My father turned his back on his. Now, he's an honorless gladium with no respect for the chain of command, and I have no respect for him.WarriorCap Helm - My helm is open-faced so that my enemies can see my face and look me in the eyes. They will remember who defeated them.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:14:24NornDefeat our Ancient Foes - A true hero has the strength to defeat our ancient enemies and protect the Great Lodge.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Bear - Bear is the most powerful among the Spirits of the Wild. She is a symbol of fortitude and self-reliance. She roared over me when I was a babe, and ever since, I've had Bear's courage in my heart.GuardianConqueror's Pauldrons - A famed hero returning from battle stopped and gave me his pauldrons. Ever since, I've worn them as my own, and I make every attempt to live up to his legend. I too will be a conqueror.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:14:25NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Lost an Heirloom - I inherited Romke's Horn, a magical ancestral heirloom passed down through generations. After one too many drinks, however, I wagered it on a contest of strength... and lost.Raven - Raven, clever and wise, guides us with truths that others fear. He bestows a far-seeing clarity of mind. In my visions he spoke of riddles and opened my eyes to secrets that few others can see.ThiefDetermination - I mean business. I'm the bruiser, the muscle, the bear you don't want to poke. My headband keeps my vision clear, no matter how physical I get.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:15:05AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"RangerAsura, Charr, Human - Stalker - My stalker is a good friend. He is calm, silent, and swift as an arrow from the bow. His eyes reveal his intelligence.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:15:32AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.A Transatmospheric Converter - What unmitigated joy to be able to change the weather at my whim! If only the prototype had been more powerful. Nevertheless, the design was cutting-edge. My transatmospheric converter was a masterpiece of utter genius. I wish I'd had more funding.Blipp - Master Blipp was known for his redundancies as well as his redundancies. He often said, "Your first try should never be your last, especially if it succeeded. You can always succeed bigger next time."ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:16:10HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:16:15SylvariThe Shield of the Moon - The moon is a powerful symbol of healing and magic. Any who dream they're protected by the moon shall know faith and fortitude. I hope I'm worthy of such a vision.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Day - Sylvari awakened mid-day solve problems by attacking them head-on. We are the warriors, hunters, and travelers who experience life first-hand and enjoy the rush of taking risks in order to feel truly alive.ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:18:27CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Maverick - Maverick is the best single-combat fighter I've ever met. Unfortunately, he has a wild streak and an ego the size of the Black Citadel. He may be a loose cannon, but he knows how to make things epic!Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:20:25SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.RangerSylvari - Fern Hound - My dog has always stood by me, even against the most dangerous attackers. I couldn't ask for a better friend and ally.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:20:52HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:21:37AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Bronk - Good ol' Master Bronk taught me the benefits of superior firepower. He liked to say, "When it comes to besting the enemy, there's no such thing as overkill."ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:21:42NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Lost an Heirloom - I inherited Romke's Horn, a magical ancestral heirloom passed down through generations. After one too many drinks, however, I wagered it on a contest of strength... and lost.Snow Leopard - Snow Leopard is a stealthy, smiling spirit. She teaches us independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger. To this day, her wisdom guides me, and my memory of her visit comforts me on dark nights.RangerNorn - Snow Leopard - The beautiful snow leopard is a symbol of independence. Its grace and stealth is both inspiring and makes it an unbeatable hunter.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:22:08NornDefend the Mists - A norn should revere and protect the Mists, where the souls of our ancestors endure in glory.Revenge - I've had a rival ever since I was young. He's intelligent, treacherous, and cunning. I lost our last duel, but next time we meet, I will even the score.Snow Leopard - Snow Leopard is a stealthy, smiling spirit. She teaches us independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger. To this day, her wisdom guides me, and my memory of her visit comforts me on dark nights.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:23:04NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Snow Leopard - Snow Leopard is a stealthy, smiling spirit. She teaches us independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger. To this day, her wisdom guides me, and my memory of her visit comforts me on dark nights.ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:23:27AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"RangerAsura, Sylvari - Moa - I raised my moa from the egg. Its devotion to me is unmatched, and I've seen it drop an enemy before I could even draw my weapon.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:23:42CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Honorless Gladium - A gladium has no warband. My father turned his back on his. Now, he's an honorless gladium with no respect for the chain of command, and I have no respect for him.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:23:55AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Bronk - Good ol' Master Bronk taught me the benefits of superior firepower. He liked to say, "When it comes to besting the enemy, there's no such thing as overkill."GuardianVisionary's Helm - Tyria is bigger than we know and filled with mystery. This helm is open, allowing me to see with clarity. With it, I will seek the world's greater truths that others fear to explore.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:24:22HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:25:22AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Blipp - Master Blipp was known for his redundancies as well as his redundancies. He often said, "Your first try should never be your last, especially if it succeeded. You can always succeed bigger next time."RangerAsura, Charr, Human - Drake - I tamed my drake shortly after he hatched. Now he follows me everywhere I go. He is a tireless and powerful friend.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:25:30HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Dwayna - the goddess of healing, air and life -- is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. She is often depicted as young, tall and slender, rising into the air on immense feathery wings.ThiefAnonymity - My talents lie in the art of stealth, infiltration, and escape. I do not draw attention to myself. To protect my identity, I hide my face behind a mask of darkness.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:27:44HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Missed Opportunity - When I was young, I had the opportunity to perform in the circus, but I turned it down. To this day, I'm sorry I didn't leap at the chance.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.ElementalistFire - The hunger of flames and their burning destruction demand respect. Fire immolates and clears the path for new growth.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:27:45HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:30:08SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.MesmerHarlequin's Smile - It takes bravery to face your fears and seize your victories. Never let them see you without a smile.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:31:14CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.NecromancerSkull - I respect the traditions of necromancers that have gone before me. I mark my face with the symbol of a skull to remind me that even the greatest die eventually.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:31:22HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.GuardianConqueror's Pauldrons - A famed hero returning from battle stopped and gave me his pauldrons. Ever since, I've worn them as my own, and I make every attempt to live up to his legend. I too will be a conqueror.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:31:22HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.GuardianFanatic's Pauldrons - Long ago, I determined my path, and nothing will sway me from it. I am stalwart in my beliefs and immovable in my loyalties. The weight of my pauldrons reminds me of the burden I carry.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:32:17SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.MesmerHarlequin's Smile - It takes bravery to face your fears and seize your victories. Never let them see you without a smile.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:32:25AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.A Transatmospheric Converter - What unmitigated joy to be able to change the weather at my whim! If only the prototype had been more powerful. Nevertheless, the design was cutting-edge. My transatmospheric converter was a masterpiece of utter genius. I wish I'd had more funding.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:32:43AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.The VAL-A Golem - Most golems are powerhouses, designed for warfare. They show absolutely no subtlety or originality of design. My golem was compact and efficient, and it had an unparalleled package of features. It revolutionized lab cleanup, and it mixed a great cocktail too.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"RangerAsura, Sylvari - Moa - I raised my moa from the egg. Its devotion to me is unmatched, and I've seen it drop an enemy before I could even draw my weapon.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:34:39NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Revenge - I've had a rival ever since I was young. He's intelligent, treacherous, and cunning. I lost our last duel, but next time we meet, I will even the score.Wolf - Wolf has the cunning of the pack behind him. He imparts the virtues of loyalty, ferocity, and strength in numbers. When he came to me, he whispered of my heroic future and told me I would never be alone.GuardianFanatic's Pauldrons - Long ago, I determined my path, and nothing will sway me from it. I am stalwart in my beliefs and immovable in my loyalties. The weight of my pauldrons reminds me of the burden I carry.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:36:52CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Clawspur - Clawspur lets his blades do the talking. He's extremely calm and quiet, even for a thief. While others are making threats, Clawspur is silently positioning himself to make a quick kill. Good thing he's on my side.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:38:38SylvariThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:41:37SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.MesmerHarlequin's Smile - It takes bravery to face your fears and seize your victories. Never let them see you without a smile.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:41:49HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Melandru - the goddess of nature, earth, and growth -- can be found in every harvest and every flower. She smiles upon those, like me, who have an affinity with animals. I am a follower of Melandru.RangerCharr - Devourer - My devourer is a wild and relentless fighter. I raised him from the egg and earned his trust. He would give his life to defend me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:42:12HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Missed Opportunity - When I was young, I had the opportunity to perform in the circus, but I turned it down. To this day, I'm sorry I didn't leap at the chance.Lyssa - Lyssa wears many masks. She is the dual-faced goddess of beauty, water and illusion. She is the patron of the most attractive and graceful among us. Her blessings have touched me all my life.ElementalistWater - Water, whether frozen or flowing, is life, and its currents run deep in us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:43:16SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:43:26HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Dwayna - the goddess of healing, air and life -- is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. She is often depicted as young, tall and slender, rising into the air on immense feathery wings.ElementalistWater - Water, whether frozen or flowing, is life, and its currents run deep in us.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:43:40AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.The VAL-A Golem - Most golems are powerhouses, designed for warfare. They show absolutely no subtlety or originality of design. My golem was compact and efficient, and it had an unparalleled package of features. It revolutionized lab cleanup, and it mixed a great cocktail too.Canni - Councilor Canni wasn't just another bureaucrat. She was an esopolitical parascientologist. She was fond of saying, "Always bring a witness, preferably an expendable one. You never know when you'll need a scapegoat."ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:43:43HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.GuardianVisionary's Helm - Tyria is bigger than we know and filled with mystery. This helm is open, allowing me to see with clarity. With it, I will seek the world's greater truths that others fear to explore.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:44:44CharrAsh Legion - I am Ash Legion. I use cunning to overcome my enemies. The Ash Legion teaches stealth and subterfuge. We end battles before they begin with infiltration, information gathering, and precision strikes.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Sorcerous Shaman - Flame Legion shamans once enslaved us. Because of this, my father, who is a shaman, is treated with suspicion and mistrust. I must overcome his reputation.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:45:21HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Grenth - Grenth is the god of darkness, ice and death. His acolytes know that the veil between the worlds is thin. Death does not frighten me. Even the darkest nights give me comfort because Grenth watches over me.NecromancerTrickster Demon - Trickster demons from the Mists find ways to enter our world to tear it apart. I, too, am a destructive force, and all shall fear me.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:45:29SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.NecromancerGhostly Wraith - A wraith is a creature of energy, and its cunning helps it elude its enemies. What you cannot see... can kill you.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:46:14AsuraStatics - Builders and architects make up the College of Statics, and we build to last. Some call us conservative, but we excel at creating new designs, using old materials in innovative ways, and expanding the purview of known magics for practical application.The VAL-A Golem - Most golems are powerhouses, designed for warfare. They show absolutely no subtlety or originality of design. My golem was compact and efficient, and it had an unparalleled package of features. It revolutionized lab cleanup, and it mixed a great cocktail too.Bronk - Good ol' Master Bronk taught me the benefits of superior firepower. He liked to say, "When it comes to besting the enemy, there's no such thing as overkill."ElementalistWater - Water, whether frozen or flowing, is life, and its currents run deep in us.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:46:37NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Revenge - I've had a rival ever since I was young. He's intelligent, treacherous, and cunning. I lost our last duel, but next time we meet, I will even the score.Raven - Raven, clever and wise, guides us with truths that others fear. He bestows a far-seeing clarity of mind. In my visions he spoke of riddles and opened my eyes to secrets that few others can see.RangerNorn - Snow Leopard - The beautiful snow leopard is a symbol of independence. Its grace and stealth is both inspiring and makes it an unbeatable hunter.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:47:34CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Loyal Solider - I've heard my sire's name spoken with reverence ever since I was a cub in the fahrar. I plan to live up to his reputation — or exceed it.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:47:59SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.ElementalistAir - Air is the source of all life. It is invisible, and yet it can destroy whole villages.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:48:52HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:49:21AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.A Transatmospheric Converter - What unmitigated joy to be able to change the weather at my whim! If only the prototype had been more powerful. Nevertheless, the design was cutting-edge. My transatmospheric converter was a masterpiece of utter genius. I wish I'd had more funding.Blipp - Master Blipp was known for his redundancies as well as his redundancies. He often said, "Your first try should never be your last, especially if it succeeded. You can always succeed bigger next time."ElementalistWater - Water, whether frozen or flowing, is life, and its currents run deep in us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:49:34SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.NecromancerTrickster Demon - Trickster demons from the Mists find ways to enter our world to tear it apart. I, too, am a destructive force, and all shall fear me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:49:47SylvariThe Shield of the Moon - The moon is a powerful symbol of healing and magic. Any who dream they're protected by the moon shall know faith and fortitude. I hope I'm worthy of such a vision.Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.EngineerPanscopic Monocle - The details matter. Whether you're double-checking the wiring on your new explosives or charging the gear shaft on your favorite turret, this monocle lets you see what you need to be seen.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:50:03HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Dwayna - the goddess of healing, air and life -- is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. She is often depicted as young, tall and slender, rising into the air on immense feathery wings.EngineerEagle-Eye Goggles - Nothing sees the world more clearly than a soaring eagle. These goggles allow its wearer to see just as well.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:50:16NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Wolf - Wolf has the cunning of the pack behind him. He imparts the virtues of loyalty, ferocity, and strength in numbers. When he came to me, he whispered of my heroic future and told me I would never be alone.RangerNorn - Wolf - A wolf companion is considered a great prize. When fully grown, it's a shrewd hunter and a devoted ally.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:50:22HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Balthazar - the god of war, fire, and challenge -- oversees the battle arena. He gifts those who have a knack for combat strategy and skill with weapons. I have trained hard to honor Balthazar.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:51:25AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.A Transatmospheric Converter - What unmitigated joy to be able to change the weather at my whim! If only the prototype had been more powerful. Nevertheless, the design was cutting-edge. My transatmospheric converter was a masterpiece of utter genius. I wish I'd had more funding.Bronk - Good ol' Master Bronk taught me the benefits of superior firepower. He liked to say, "When it comes to besting the enemy, there's no such thing as overkill."ElementalistFire - The hunger of flames and their burning destruction demand respect. Fire immolates and clears the path for new growth.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:52:52SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:53:06NornHonor the Spirits - Norn must always honor the Spirits of the Wild. Their bravery and cunning helped us escape the Ice Dragon.Revenge - I've had a rival ever since I was young. He's intelligent, treacherous, and cunning. I lost our last duel, but next time we meet, I will even the score.Snow Leopard - Snow Leopard is a stealthy, smiling spirit. She teaches us independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger. To this day, her wisdom guides me, and my memory of her visit comforts me on dark nights.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:53:42HumanStreet Rat - I grew up poor, on the streets, living hand to mouth. Every day was a challenge, but like I tell my ol' buddy Quinn, "If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." I've worked hard to change my luck, but I've still got a long way to go.Missed Opportunity - When I was young, I had the opportunity to perform in the circus, but I turned it down. To this day, I'm sorry I didn't leap at the chance.Lyssa - Lyssa wears many masks. She is the dual-faced goddess of beauty, water and illusion. She is the patron of the most attractive and graceful among us. Her blessings have touched me all my life.EngineerEagle-Eye Goggles - Nothing sees the world more clearly than a soaring eagle. These goggles allow its wearer to see just as well.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:54:26SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:55:41HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Lyssa - Lyssa wears many masks. She is the dual-faced goddess of beauty, water and illusion. She is the patron of the most attractive and graceful among us. Her blessings have touched me all my life.GuardianFanatic's Pauldrons - Long ago, I determined my path, and nothing will sway me from it. I am stalwart in my beliefs and immovable in my loyalties. The weight of my pauldrons reminds me of the burden I carry.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:56:09SylvariThe White Stag - The White Stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if I can catch it.Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Dawn - Sylvari awakened at dawn are natural talkers, diplomats, and forward-thinkers. We are intimately connected with our surroundings and markedly empathic toward all, even other races.ElementalistFire - The hunger of flames and their burning destruction demand respect. Fire immolates and clears the path for new growth.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:56:33HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Dwayna - the goddess of healing, air and life -- is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. She is often depicted as young, tall and slender, rising into the air on immense feathery wings.GuardianFanatic's Pauldrons - Long ago, I determined my path, and nothing will sway me from it. I am stalwart in my beliefs and immovable in my loyalties. The weight of my pauldrons reminds me of the burden I carry.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:56:37HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Lyssa - Lyssa wears many masks. She is the dual-faced goddess of beauty, water and illusion. She is the patron of the most attractive and graceful among us. Her blessings have touched me all my life.MesmerPhantasm of Sorrow - I show the world a face lined by tragedy. Too bad you can't see behind the mask — to know whether I'm secretly laughing or not.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:56:58HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Dwayna - the goddess of healing, air and life -- is the even-tempered leader of the old gods. She is often depicted as young, tall and slender, rising into the air on immense feathery wings.ElementalistWater - Water, whether frozen or flowing, is life, and its currents run deep in us.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:56:59NornDefeat our Ancient Foes - A true hero has the strength to defeat our ancient enemies and protect the Great Lodge.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Snow Leopard - Snow Leopard is a stealthy, smiling spirit. She teaches us independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger. To this day, her wisdom guides me, and my memory of her visit comforts me on dark nights.RangerNorn - Snow Leopard - The beautiful snow leopard is a symbol of independence. Its grace and stealth is both inspiring and makes it an unbeatable hunter.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:57:11CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Honorless Gladium - A gladium has no warband. My father turned his back on his. Now, he's an honorless gladium with no respect for the chain of command, and I have no respect for him.EngineerPanscopic Monocle - The details matter. Whether you're double-checking the wiring on your new explosives or charging the gear shaft on your favorite turret, this monocle lets you see what you need to be seen.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:57:21HumanNobility - I grew up among the nobles, including my friend Lord Faren, who can trace their ancestry back to ancient kings. I received an excellent education, am well versed in courtly graces, and understand the responsibility that comes with privilege.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Lyssa - Lyssa wears many masks. She is the dual-faced goddess of beauty, water and illusion. She is the patron of the most attractive and graceful among us. Her blessings have touched me all my life.MesmerPhantasm of Sorrow - I show the world a face lined by tragedy. Too bad you can't see behind the mask — to know whether I'm secretly laughing or not.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:58:59AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Canni - Councilor Canni wasn't just another bureaucrat. She was an esopolitical parascientologist. She was fond of saying, "Always bring a witness, preferably an expendable one. You never know when you'll need a scapegoat."ThiefAnonymity - My talents lie in the art of stealth, infiltration, and escape. I do not draw attention to myself. To protect my identity, I hide my face behind a mask of darkness.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:59:08AsuraDynamics - The College of Dynamics produces gizmo-makers extraordinaire. Energy, enthusiasm, and boldness are our best qualities. We believe in leveraging the expendable nature of all things. If a prototype explodes, it isn't a failure unless the lesson goes unlearned.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Canni - Councilor Canni wasn't just another bureaucrat. She was an esopolitical parascientologist. She was fond of saying, "Always bring a witness, preferably an expendable one. You never know when you'll need a scapegoat."GuardianVisionary's Helm - Tyria is bigger than we know and filled with mystery. This helm is open, allowing me to see with clarity. With it, I will seek the world's greater truths that others fear to explore.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 13:59:34CharrAsh Legion - I am Ash Legion. I use cunning to overcome my enemies. The Ash Legion teaches stealth and subterfuge. We end battles before they begin with infiltration, information gathering, and precision strikes.Clawspur - Clawspur lets his blades do the talking. He's extremely calm and quiet, even for a thief. While others are making threats, Clawspur is silently positioning himself to make a quick kill. Good thing he's on my side.Honorless Gladium - A gladium has no warband. My father turned his back on his. Now, he's an honorless gladium with no respect for the chain of command, and I have no respect for him.GuardianVisionary's Helm - Tyria is bigger than we know and filled with mystery. This helm is open, allowing me to see with clarity. With it, I will seek the world's greater truths that others fear to explore.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:00:45SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:00:56HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Melandru - the goddess of nature, earth, and growth -- can be found in every harvest and every flower. She smiles upon those, like me, who have an affinity with animals. I am a follower of Melandru.RangerNorn - Snow Leopard - The beautiful snow leopard is a symbol of independence. Its grace and stealth is both inspiring and makes it an unbeatable hunter.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:01:32AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"ThiefSubterfuge - A mask draws attention, and an uncovered face allows people to identify you. I prefer a more subtle subterfuge. A drawn hood lets me blend into the crowd, and no one knows I was there.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:02:13AsuraSynergistic - As members of the College of Synergetics, we study how energy patterns form and alchemagical fractals propagate. Few beyond our college understand the philosophical and mystical complexities of our interests. We devoutly research the true nature of the Eternal Alchemy.An Infinity Ball - They said it was a toy, a pipe dream, and a waste of resources. They were wrong. My invention predicts the future. So what if it doesn't predict it correctly every time. That's irrelevant! Could it give me an advantage? Reply hazy. Ask again.Zinga - Mistress Zinga taught me that the best form of magic is good old-fashioned luck. She liked to say, "Planning ahead is for ninnies who think they can predict every possible outcome. The future is mutable! Go with the flow!"MesmerHarlequin's Smile - It takes bravery to face your fears and seize your victories. Never let them see you without a smile.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:04:33CharrBlood Legion - I am Blood Legion. I charge straight into battle. The Blood Legion pushes to the front line in any combat. We're powerful and bold, and none can match our prowess on the field.Maverick - Maverick is the best single-combat fighter I've ever met. Unfortunately, he has a wild streak and an ego the size of the Black Citadel. He may be a loose cannon, but he knows how to make things epic!Sorcerous Shaman - Flame Legion shamans once enslaved us. Because of this, my father, who is a shaman, is treated with suspicion and mistrust. I must overcome his reputation.WarriorNo Helm - A true warrior doesn't need a helmet. My enemies will cringe and falter when they see the fearless determination on my face.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:04:52NornDefeat our Ancient Foes - A true hero has the strength to defeat our ancient enemies and protect the Great Lodge.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Wolf - Wolf has the cunning of the pack behind him. He imparts the virtues of loyalty, ferocity, and strength in numbers. When he came to me, he whispered of my heroic future and told me I would never be alone.MesmerFanged Dread - I'm a whisper in the night, eyes that glow in darkness. I stand in shadow, and my mask is the monster you fear.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:05:09CharrIron Legion - I am Iron Legion. I march to the boom of war machines. The Iron Legion has ignited our industrial revolution. We perfected metalwork, cannons, and — most importantly — guns.Reeva - Reeva fights hard and plays hard. Nothing gets her down. She always jokes that her best weapons are her engineering tools and a sharp sense of humor. To Reeva, life isn't worth much if it isn't fun.Honorless Gladium - A gladium has no warband. My father turned his back on his. Now, he's an honorless gladium with no respect for the chain of command, and I have no respect for him.EngineerPanscopic Monocle - The details matter. Whether you're double-checking the wiring on your new explosives or charging the gear shaft on your favorite turret, this monocle lets you see what you need to be seen.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:06:46HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Unknown parents - When I was an infant, I was abandoned at an orphanage. A kind couple adopted me and became my family. However, I've always wondered about my real parents.Kormir - Kormir is the goddess of order, spirit and truth. She inspires me every day to find greater courage and to seek rightness of mind, heart and action.EngineerUniversal Multi-Tool - It's a screwdriver. It's a wrench. It's a lateral displacer! I don't care what you call it; this gadget is one thing I take everywhere with me.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:09:18CharrAsh Legion - I am Ash Legion. I use cunning to overcome my enemies. The Ash Legion teaches stealth and subterfuge. We end battles before they begin with infiltration, information gathering, and precision strikes.Clawspur - Clawspur lets his blades do the talking. He's extremely calm and quiet, even for a thief. While others are making threats, Clawspur is silently positioning himself to make a quick kill. Good thing he's on my side.Sorcerous Shaman - Flame Legion shamans once enslaved us. Because of this, my father, who is a shaman, is treated with suspicion and mistrust. I must overcome his reputation.RangerCharr - Devourer - My devourer is a wild and relentless fighter. I raised him from the egg and earned his trust. He would give his life to defend me.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:09:44NornDefend the Mists - A norn should revere and protect the Mists, where the souls of our ancestors endure in glory.Blacked Out - Ale! Rowdy brawling! It's far too easy to let loose in the thrill of the moment. After I woke up, I couldn't remember what I'd done. I'm sure it was nothing too terrible.Wolf - Wolf has the cunning of the pack behind him. He imparts the virtues of loyalty, ferocity, and strength in numbers. When he came to me, he whispered of my heroic future and told me I would never be alone.ElementalistAir - Air is the source of all life. It is invisible, and yet it can destroy whole villages.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:09:44CharrAsh Legion - I am Ash Legion. I use cunning to overcome my enemies. The Ash Legion teaches stealth and subterfuge. We end battles before they begin with infiltration, information gathering, and precision strikes.Clawspur - Clawspur lets his blades do the talking. He's extremely calm and quiet, even for a thief. While others are making threats, Clawspur is silently positioning himself to make a quick kill. Good thing he's on my side.Sorcerous Shaman - Flame Legion shamans once enslaved us. Because of this, my father, who is a shaman, is treated with suspicion and mistrust. I must overcome his reputation.NecromancerSkull - I respect the traditions of necromancers that have gone before me. I mark my face with the symbol of a skull to remind me that even the greatest die eventually.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:09:59SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Where life goes, so too, should you. - The world is a delicious and gorgeous place created for us to explore, enjoy, and protect. I will seek out the lessons in every experience, and as I grow, I will have more to offer in return.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.ThiefAnonymity - My talents lie in the art of stealth, infiltration, and escape. I do not draw attention to myself. To protect my identity, I hide my face behind a mask of darkness.Ferocity - I'm ferocious. Threatening violence gets me further than anything else. I'm a natural, though I do try to use my powers of intimidation for good.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:10:12SylvariThe Green Knight - I saw a powerful knight in green armor, his face obscured by vines. He was defeated, but did not submit; was killed, but did not die. Dare I face him in battle?Act with wisdom, but act. - It is one thing to know what is right and another to change the world. We all have a calling. I will distinguish myself through my actions and thereby lift Tyria to a higher state of nobility.Cycle of Night - Sylvari awakened at night are secretive and cautious with information. We make our own decisions, and we come and go as we please, nimble of mind and body.MesmerHarlequin's Smile - It takes bravery to face your fears and seize your victories. Never let them see you without a smile.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:11:00SylvariThe Shield of the Moon - The moon is a powerful symbol of healing and magic. Any who dream they're protected by the moon shall know faith and fortitude. I hope I'm worthy of such a vision.All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.NecromancerGhostly Wraith - A wraith is a creature of energy, and its cunning helps it elude its enemies. What you cannot see... can kill you.Charm - I'm charming. No one can resist me when I'm at my best. I know just what to say to lighten the mood or bolster courage.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:11:38SylvariThe Shield of the Moon - The moon is a powerful symbol of healing and magic. Any who dream they're protected by the moon shall know faith and fortitude. I hope I'm worthy of such a vision.All things have a right to grow. - The blossom is brother to the weed. Diversity of opinion is good. Discussion is healthy. No one should be condemned simply for being different. I will stand up for the rights of all.Cycle of Dusk - Sylvari awakened at dusk are naturally curious and thoughtful. We love to learn and spend time reading and studying. We are intelligent and drawn toward the luscious complexities of magic.ElementalistEarth - Earth is the foundation that supports all life. Stone fortifies us. Rock grounds us.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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8/12/2012 14:11:55HumanCommoner - I was raised among the common folk of Divinity's Reach. We're the working class, the cogs that keep the city running. I help out at a tavern owned by my friends, Andrew and his daughter Petra.Dead Sister - My sister was a Seraph. Centaurs killed her while she was out on patrol. They never recovered her body, and it has always bothered me.Melandru - the goddess of nature, earth, and growth -- can be found in every harvest and every flower. She smiles upon those, like me, who have an affinity with animals. I am a follower of Melandru.RangerHuman, Norn - Bear - My bear and I fight as a single unit. It takes only the slightest gesture to give a command, and then we're tearing through our enemies.Dignity - I'm dignified even when up to my ears in mud. It's what makes people respect me. A serious, thoughtful demeanor is the route to success.WAS NOT INCLUDED IN SURVEY
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