Eve

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Eve
Eve.jpg
Affiliation Tyrians
Type Human
Professions Necromancer Necromancer
Mesmer Mesmer
Service Henchman
Level(s) 17, 20
Campaigns Prophecies
Factions
Nightfall
Eye of the North
Image(s)
Prophecies Box Art Eve.jpg
Eve as depicted on the original Guild Wars box art.

Eve hasn't a clue where she was born—she was found as a young child stealing food from a sleeping vagrant in the back alleys of Ascalon City. Fortunately for Eve, she was not found by a city guard but by a kindly matron, who brought her to the Holy Dwayna Academy for Wayward & Incorrigible Girls (Ascalon City branch). Wherever Eve had come from, she had already learned to read at an advanced level before she ended up at the school students called the "Wayward Academy," and voraciously devoured every text in the library. It wasn't long before Eve's curiosity (and her ability to both manipulate and avoid Matron Irma) led her to a secret library in the bowels of the Academy. There, forbidden texts opened up an entirely new world to young Eve. By the time she was 15, she had raised her first bone minion.

Eve had never gotten along with the other girls—she much preferred the company of her tomes and scrolls. When, one day, a few of her fellow students pulled an especially vicious and humiliating prank on her, Eve literally pounced upon the leader of her tormentors, bit the girl’s ear off, and swallowed it whole. That was the end of Eve’s studies at the Holy Dwayna Academy for Wayward & Incorrigible Girls, and not even Matron Irma mourned her departure.

Eve met Mhenlo, Cynn, Devona, and Aidan during the Charr invasion. She was in the graveyard, experimenting with new methods of undead resurrection, when the Charr flooded into the cemetery on the heels of Mhenlo and the others. More out of curiosity than any noble intentions, Eve ordered the Charr to stop. When the beastly creatures turned on her instead, thinking her easy prey, she simply raised her hands and called forth a small army of the dead to meet them. The Charr never stood a chance. Eve was amused when Devona asked the Necromancer to join them, but has since become a good friend of Devona, Aidan, and Mhenlo. She is often in conflict with Cynn, but the two respect each other’s power enough to get along when the going gets rough.

Of all Mhenlo's friends, Eve is probably the most independent, and it would not take much for the Necromancer to leave them behind and strike out on her own. But she is smart enough to know that loyal allies—even the living—are valuable to one with her powers. She has joined the expedition to Cantha to learn new ways to manipulate the powers of necromancy, and, she freely admits, to see what kinds of horrors might be created from Cantha's unique species. Eve's one constant companion is a human skull she found in the hidden library. She insists that the skull—which she calls "Adam"—speaks to her and dispenses wise advice at critical junctures. No one else has ever heard the skull say a word.

The Guild Wars Factions Manuscripts

Eve (born either 1051 or 1052 AE) is an Ascalonian orphan has been traveling with Devona, Mhenlo, Cynn, and Aidan since sometime after the Searing. Though she is first seen with them in the Southern Shiverpeaks, Eve accompanied the group on their travels across Tyria since Ascalon. She is blunt in her points at times and enjoys talk of darker things, or simply talking of Cynn's anger.

She aided Devona, Mhenlo, and the others in their adventures across Tyria, Cantha, and Elona, helping against the Lich Lord, Shiro Tagachi, Abaddon, and the Great Destroyer. She was not seen again, like the rest of the group, until Gwen and Keiran Thackeray's wedding.

[edit] Locations

Beyond

[edit] Skills

[edit] Henchman

Prophecies

12-13 Blood Magic, 10 Soul Reaping

Factions

12-13 Blood Magic, 6 Soul Reaping (14-16 Blood Magic in Vizunah Square as an ally)

Nightfall

12-13 Blood Magic, 6 Soul Reaping

Eye of the North

12-13 Blood Magic, 12 Soul Reaping

[edit] Foe

The Norn Fighting Tournament

15 Curses

[edit] Evaluation

A wallpaper featuring Eve.

[edit] Prophecies, Factions, and Nightfall

Pros
  • Uses Blood Ritual to boost party member's energy levels.
  • Reasonable single-target damage and self-healing with life stealing skills.
  • Reasonable multi-target damage with Deathly Swarm, Life Transfer (only in Prophecies) and Ravenous Gaze (only in Nightfall).
  • Can remove enchantments.
Cons
  • Doesn't have a full skill bar in Prophecies and Factions.
  • Fragile under fire.

[edit] Eye of the North

Pros
  • Uses Blood Ritual to boost party member's energy levels.
  • Reasonable single-target damage and self-healing with life stealing skills.
  • Versatile elite skill, provides health degeneration and energy management.
  • Can strip enchantments.
  • Can inflict Cracked Armor and Deep Wound.
  • Mark of Fury synergizes with melee allies
Cons
  • No multi-target offensive skills.

[edit] Dialogue

[edit] Prophecies

All towns and outposts
"Don't look at me like that. I know what you're thinking, but you don't know me. Nobody knows me. Whatever you've heard, it's probably not true. I don't get any pleasure out of causing trouble. Well, maybe I do."
Droknar's Forge (explorable area)
"The power released at the moment the Lich died was incredible. Such a force. It was amazing."

[edit] Factions

Kaineng City towns and outposts
"The stench of death is all over this city. I find it quite refreshing. Coming to visit here was a much better idea than I ever thought. This is my kind of place. A girl could get into all kinds of trouble around here. How delightful!
What do you want?"
Echovald Forest towns and outposts
"I like it here. I feel at home amongst these quiet stone trees, there is a real sense of peace here in the darkness.
What did you need?"
Divine Path
"It is time for us to move on."

[edit] Nightfall

All towns and outposts
"Surely you don't fear children's stories? Undead armies that hunger for mortal flesh, clawing their way out of the grave with the fanatic, blind will to serve... Withered husks of desiccated zombies, shredding flesh with unrelenting, claw-like fingers... The beauty of a stilled, yet ever-screaming heart... Such things frighten you? How sad. You really need to get out more."
Throne Of Secrets
"Well, well, well. If it isn't the conquering hero. Not bad. Not bad at all."

[edit] Eye of the North

Far Shiverpeaks towns and outposts
"I admire creatures who live in these cold mountains. Monsters everywhere, little food, and every night they go to sleep wondering if they'll freeze to death. It's not their bravery I admire... it's the constant supply of corpses."
Doomlore Shrine
"I've always liked Ascalon's vibe. You may not like the Charr, but any gardener will tell you that ash makes things grow."
Tarnished Coast towns and outposts
"It's not too late, Adam. Don't talk like that. Not everyone's going to die. Ssh. You wouldn't want them to. Oh, hello there. What were you saying?"
Central Transfer Chamber
"I've asked Grenth. He says he can get me out of this. The rest of you are pretty much shafted."
Epilogue
"Wasn't it wonderful, Adam? Oh, yes, and you, too! Don't worry. The story isn't over yet. There's still more to come... after you die."

[edit] Beyond

Olafstead (during the Wedding)
"I don't know what's more enjoyable: the wedding itself or waiting to see how long it takes Cynn to light Mhenlo on fire!"

[edit] Quotes

A wallpaper featuring Eve.

[edit] Prophecies

Shiverpeak Mountains
"I don't know how anyone could live here."
"I hear the cold can slow the heart and keep a dying man alive for a very long time."
"I wonder what a body looks like after being buried in snow for a few months."
"What am I doing out here? I must have lost my mind."
"Whoever named these mountains the Shiverpeaks was right on the money."
Ring of Fire Island Chain
"I could see myself living in a place like this."
"I wonder how long someone could live after being submerged up to the neck in lava."

[edit] Factions

Kaineng City
"Do you smell that? This city is ripe with the lovely aroma of death."
"If I get lost out here, don't come looking."
"It's about time we sent Grenth some fresh souls."
Echovald Forest
"I feel best when I'm alone."
"It's so dead here. Simply wonderful."
"The Kurzicks are much like necromancers. Creating life where there is only death."

[edit] Nightfall

"All men dream, but not equally. Some dream by night, and find only vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous. They make their dreams come true."
"Dead bodies stay fresh longer when they're frozen. Ever been to the Shiverpeaks? Care to visit?"
"There is a time for talk and a time for action. Decide which you want, and commit to it. Peace ... or war?"
"We're not in Ascalon any more."
"You don't know me. Leave me alone."

[edit] Eye of the North

"The air is crisp. You wouldn't believe the stench of death on the Plains of Jarin. I quite enjoyed that, actually."
"Hmmm. I wonder if that body I buried a few years ago is somewhere around here. I need to check the status of its decomposition."
"I never thought I would go back to the Shiverpeaks. You'd think I'd remember to pack cold weather gear."
"I should take up a hobby to keep my hands busy during rest periods. What do you think of taxidermy?"
"Why do people view Necromancers as unclean? I mean, really, do you want dead bodies lying around all the time? We provide a valuable community service."

[edit] Battle quotes

[edit] Prophecies

"Come, let me touch you."
"I don't want you until your heart stops."
"I'm going to enjoy this."
"I'm going to make you bleed."
"Time to die."

[edit] Factions

"Death has such a lovely smell."
"Grenth calls for us all. Some he just calls for earlier than others."
"I'm going to enjoy this."
"It's about time we sent Grenth some fresh souls."
"Patience is a virtue. Death a blessing."
"Take a look around. You will miss this world when you're gone."
"The envoys are waiting for you. Tell them I sent you."
"You will enjoy death. I assure you."
"You'll make a lovely corpse."

[edit] Nightfall

"Adam wants a playmate. Care to volunteer?"
"Back off, before you fall to ruin."
"Beware! your time is near!"
"Blood on the ground; Dwayna's tears."
"Death is only the first of the things you're going to do today!"
"Don't worry, I'm only going to kill you. It could be worse."
"Grenth is lonely. Let's send him some company."
"If I must fight, then I will win."
"Life is a lot like music. All songs end."
"Only a fool stands in the path of a storm."
"Rise, calamity! Break bone and shatter soul!"
"This will only hurt a lot."
"You have a beautiful bone structure."

[edit] Eye of the North

"A Necromancer a day keeps the living away."
"Do you frighten easily? Let's find out."
"Do you mind if I Hex you with something?"
"Death is only a first step."
"Death is no excuse for laziness. Fight!"
"Does the word "minion" sound evil? I'm okay with that."
"Don't be scared. You'll only be dead for a moment."
"Don't worry. If Mhenlo can't resurrect you, I will."
"Friend, foe... it makes no difference once you're dead."
"Grenth won't take you. At least not right away."
"I love the smell of undead flesh in the morning."
"Just call me Eve of Destruction."
"Now where did I leave that corpsicle?"
"Today is the first day of the rest of your death!"
"Why torment yourself? Let me do that."

[edit] Notes

  • Eve is one of the five characters to appear in all three campaigns and the expansion. (The others are Aidan, Cynn, Devona, and Mhenlo).
  • In Prophecies and Factions, she is labeled as a Cultist Henchman; in Nightfall and Eye of the North, she is labeled as a Blood Henchman.

[edit] Trivia

  • Despite being noted on her minion affinity on several occasions (Summoning first minion at age 15, summoning an army to crush a Charr force), none of Eve's skill sets have her summoning minions of any type.
  • Eve uses female elementalist emotes.
  • She wields an Accursed Staff.
  • Eve is featured on one of the four original release versions of the box art for Guild Wars Prophecies. The same cover art was used for the "Guild Wars Prima Official Game Guide".
  • The combination of her and her skull Adam is clearly a reference to Adam and Eve.
    • Ironically, the name Eve is derived from the Hebrew word meaning 'to breathe, to live'.
  • Many of her quotes have pop culture references:
    • "I've asked Grenth. He says he can get me out of this. The rest of you are pretty much shafted." is possibly a reference to the movie Braveheart, in a quote by the character Mad Stephen.
    • "Just call me Eve of Destruction" may be a reference to the song "Eve of Destruction".
    • "A Necromancer a day keeps the living away." is a play on the phrase "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".
    • "We're not in Ascalon any more." is most likely a reference to a famous quote in The Wizard of Oz.
    • "Today is the first day of the rest of your death!" is most likely a play on the phrase "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
    • "All men dream, but not equally. Some dream by night, and find only vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous. They make their dreams come true." is a modified version of a quote from Thomas Edward Lawrence famously portrayed in the film Lawrence of Arabia.
    • "I love the smell of undead flesh in the morning" is a play on the phrase "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" said by Kilgore in the movie Apocalypse Now.
    • "Only a fool stands in the path of a storm." may be a reference to one of the fables of Kahless from Star Trek.
  • Her henchman skills were updated in the 22nd October 2009 update.
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