To explain my toipic name. Allow me to take you down memory lane.
Day one launch, everyone was fearful, Greenscale had yet to be found Alsbeth was raising hell all over Telara and everyone thought Regulos himself could appear at any moment. Then the returning Ascended and those Chosen by the vigil began to work their magic and create a path of light through the darkness and chaos.
Greenscale falls, the world lies in shock, this group of ascended who's power had never been fully measured had done the impossible. They didnt imprison a Dragon. They destroyed one. What took hundreds if not thousands of people to assemble and attempt they took it down.
Alsbeth makes her move: The Soulstream is ripped open and torn asunder, If not for the fast actions of the ascended the return of Regulos may not have been the biggest problem Telara Faced. Her death provided relief to all of Telara defiant and guardian who had suffered her incredible betrayal. The first hints of Guardians and Defiant working together were brought about. The Ascended had toppled two of the largest threats to the Ward. But more challenges lied ahead.
Hammerknell is opened: The opening of Hammerknell fortress was a terrifying moment. Few knew what was left and the events that led up to it had more questions than answers. War was waged like never before. Regulos's touch could be felt here as well, his taint was all over the place. But in the end...
A new king: Scotty If you were Guardian you knew him far better than the Defiant did, King of the dwarves and thankful of the ascended who were about to bring about even more than anyone could dream of.
Steamed crab Anyone?: Akylios falls. The second dragon, far more powerful than greenscale, more dangerous than anything they'd taken on previously. This dragon truly was a test for the power of the ascended a far more tactical battle with numerous obstacles and turns. His head priest fell as well. While Hylas was killed long before. In this case the Ascended Decided to destroy them both at the same time!
At this point Telara was in celebration, The ascended return has brought the promise of a new age, Defiant Engineers are ever closer to the possiblity of creating their own ascended not through the future. But in the present time. The Guardians while their battle with the Defiant would not end. Could also take a breather. Then...some little ****s decided to rear their fugly and i do mean FUGLY heads.
The Wanton Maw...Attacking a party? Yeah talk about responding in force. The Ascended truly went to war, breaking out mecha larger than houses to deal with the new threats. And in the process learning the location of Maelforge and Laethis. Which leads us to...
Greed falls: Dragon three of five. Yeah The third dragon has been defeated. This one was hunted down and killed like a dog. Beaten so badly that hope began to spring from the hearts of the common telaran.
And now Maelforge is on the near horizion. His fall will signal the fourth dragon body to fall to the might of the ascended. Leaving one, only one. And now to the point of all of this.
The reactions of the common people, the tone of the quests, everything. Its time for all of it to start changing. To quote what i said in another thread:
We're building up to a point where we'll have to take the war to the planes themselves and shut the bloodstorm down on their home turf and i mean planar transference. Not just opening rifts. Its time from the standpoint of the roleplay/story that we stop looking upon these creatures with fear and truly Rise. They've threatened us with war. We've responded. We've made war upon THEM! We've shattered their hiding places foiled their plots and have turned their husks into ash. At this point if the ward WERE to shatter i think Regulos would be brought down as well. The question posted on the loading screen is answered. The Ascended bring war down upon the bloodstorm with all the might and fury of true deities. Not the fake pathetic ***** of the bloodstorm.