Hall of Monuments
|Hall of Monuments|
|Campaign||Eye of the North|
|Exit(s)||Eye of the North|
Concept art by Matthew Barrett.
Heroes are born in the crucible of conflict and tempered in the flames of battle. Their deeds shine throughout history as a beacon of hope to those who must rise to defend the world in ages to come, becoming part of the legend of the land. The legends forged within Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and the Eye of the North will not be forgotten in the future world of Guild Wars 2.
Your deeds from the original Guild Wars campaigns will be commemorated in the Eye of the North expansion in your Hall of Monuments. The Hall of Monuments will reflect the achievements you earn in Eye of the North as well as those earned in Prophecies, Factions, and Nightfall. You will even be able to show off your hall to friends. Then, when Guild Wars 2 arrives, each of these monuments will correspond to special features your Guild Wars 2 characters can "inherit" from your own legendary past, giving you access to exclusive titles, companions , weapons, attire, and miniatures. These inherited items are unique: there is no other way within Guild Wars 2 to acquire them.
— Official website
The Hall of Monuments is an explorable area that commemorates acquisitions and accomplishments of a character and/or an account. Available only to accounts that are linked to Eye of the North, it is the only area in the game that is personalized to the leader of the party. Five distinct monuments allow players to show off certain weapons, all miniatures, most heroes and some pets, various prestige armor, and player titles. The hall also serves to kickoff key quests in Eye of the North and for dialogue and quests related to Guild Wars Beyond.
More importantly for many players, filling one's Hall of Monuments is the only way to unlock a number of Guild Wars 2 bonus items and titles.
The Monument of "Devotion" dedicates your miniatures for display.
- Only 20 miniatures can be displayed at a time at this monument.
- A total of 8 Guild Wars 2 reward points can be obtained from this monument for 50 miniatures, including at least 1 rare and 1 unique.
- M.O.X. is considered inherently upgraded and can be added right away.
- Only 5 heroes or pets can be displayed at a time at this monument.
- A total of 8 Guild Wars 2 reward points can be obtained from this monument for 30 companions, including at least 1 rare pet along with the generic animal companion statue. With only 30 statues currently available for display, all of them must be obtained for full points.
The Monument of "Honor" shows your titles and accomplishments, including finishing a campaign.
- Only 5 titles or accomplishments can be displayed at a time at this monument.
- A total of 18 Guild Wars 2 reward points can be obtained from this monument for 40 displayed titles and accomplishments, including at least 1 PvP title (Champion, Codex, Commander, Gladiator, Hero, and Zaishen).
- Deldrimor armor is not considered a set and cannot be displayed.
- Only 5 prestige armor sets can be displayed at a time at this monument.
- A total of 8 Guild Wars 2 reward points can be obtained from this monument for 7 prestige armor sets, including Vabbian armor, Obsidian armor, and either Elite Kurzick armor or Elite Luxon armor.
- Only 11 weapons can be displayed at a time.
- Only 1 weapon of each skin and type can be displayed for each character, e.g. if the monument already includes an Oppressor's Staff based in Fire Magic, you cannot add a Water Magic-based Oppressor's Staff for the same character
- A total of 8 Guild Wars 2 reward points can be obtained from this monument for 15 weapons, including at least 1 from each set.
- The Monument of Valor is affected by the Spirit of Life
In order to display your accomplishments or acquisitions, a monument must be unlocked. The Honor monument is already unlock when you first enter the Hall. Each of the other four is unlocked by covering the wall behind it with a Monumental Tapestry. You receive the first of these when talking to Gwen after viewing The First Vision. The other three are acquired as rewards for completing each of the Primary Story Arcs in Eye of the North (or though trade with another player).
If you have earned extra achievements, you can decide which will appear by clicking the monument pedestal then choosing the button marked, Arrange Display.
- Account-wide vs. Character View
Kimmes The Historian offers dialogue options to view your Hall of Monuments as character- or account-based. A character must enter the HoM at least once before their items/accomplishments can be viewed on the account-wide setting. A character entering the Hall in account-wide mode might not be able to see which of their monuments require tapestries, if another character on the same account is already displaying them. When dedicating to a monument, an individual character must own the corresponding tapestry, even if other characters have unlocked that monument in account-wide mode.
- Scrying Pool
The Scrying Pool is the central focus of this room, and provides players with a location to view visions and cinematics unlocked during game play. As you progress the Eye of the North storyline, an icon called the Call of the Eye will appear in your effects monitor to signify that you should return to the Pool to receive a vision. It is also used to progress in the Hearts of the North storyline.
 Link to Guild Wars 2
 How to
According to Guild Wars 2 developers, you will have the option of "Declaring your ancestor" to receive the Hall of Monuments rewards by linking your Guild Wars 2 game account with one Guild Wars game account.
- You will be able to link a single Guild Wars game account to your Guild Wars 2 game account at any time after creating your Guild Wars 2 account.
- Only accounts with the Eye of the North expansion and who have unlocked the Hall of Monuments are eligible for rewards.
- After using the item, you will visit the Guild Wars 2 version of the Hall of Monuments, where you can claim your rewards.
- This Hall of Monuments can be visited by any Guild Wars 2 character and as often as you like.
Players reaching a high enough rank in their Hall of Monuments will unlock exclusive rewards, including titles, companions, armor, weapons and miniature pets:
- The bonuses are not intended to confer a significant advantage for original Guild Wars players over those new to the Guild Wars games.
- Rewards are unlocked on an account basis, even though each character has their own Hall of Monuments.
- You can use the Hall of Monuments Reward Calculator to determine which rewards would be unlocked if you choose to link your accounts.
- These bonuses are expected to be available to any Guild Wars 2 account linked to a Guild Wars account that is created before the release of GW2.
- Accomplishments dedicated in the original Guild Wars Hall of Monuments will continue to update your Guild Wars 2 account even after Guild Wars 2's release.
- ArenaNet has not stated whether this also means that the bonuses will also be available to Guild Wars 1 accounts created after the release, but before the creation of a linked Guild Wars 2 account.
 Non-HoM features
Players who chose to link their Guild Wars accounts to their Guild Wars 2 accounts, and logged into Guild Wars by July 31, will have their character names from Guild Wars reserved for use on the linked account during the Headstart Access period, and until the end of launch day; any reserved names that are unclaimed by the end of that time will be freed for general use.
 Not available
Certain features will not be available:
- Players will not be able to transfer the actual characters (in large part because the professions are not compatible).
- Players will not be able to transfer items or gold.
 Entering and leaving
- When parties with multiple human players enter the Hall of Monuments, every player will see the lead player's achievements. Most often, this means the monument will display the achievements of party member #1. The display reloads each time a party member exits by mapping out or loads belatedly. For example, if party member #1 leaves, the achievements of party member #2 will be displayed.
- If there are 20 miniatures in the lead player's Devotion monument, the usual instance limit is met and players will receive an error message when attempting to bring out a mini: "There are currently too many miniatures in this district. Please try again."
- 20 Vekk
- 20 Gwen
- 20 Lieutenant Thackeray (After Hearts of the North. He also appears as a Ranger sporadically before that story's completion.)
- 2 Kimmes the Historian
- Dian Fermati (during scene 10 only)
- Koro Sagewind (during scene 10 only)
- Nola Sheppard (during scene 10 only)
- Lawrence Crafton (during scene 10 only)
 Charmable animals
- 1 The Rainbow Phoenix will only appear if the Party leader has all the Tapestries unlocked, is entering the hall alone, and has either of the following:
- Exploration of the Hall contributes approximately 0.071 Master of the North points. 
- When entering the hall, the entry text will display the Kind of a Big Deal and the name of the party leader (i.e. for the owner of the hall).
- By specifying their placement, you can place multiple copies of a statue into a monument.
- There is no resurrection shrine in this area; if your party lacks resurrection skills and you die for any reason (e.g. by sacrifice), you will receive a message that your party has been defeated, and an option to return to the Eye of the North.
- Account-wide and calculator notes
- You may add items to any monument when your Hall of Monuments is in account-wide display provided that:
- The character adding the item has placed a tapestry for that monument, and
- No other character has yet added that statue.
- Statues belonging to deleted characters will remain in the account-wide version of the hall and will continue to count towards Guild Wars 2 rewards.
- Changes to the Hall of Monuments will not show up in your Hall of Monuments Calculator until after you log out.
 See also
- The April 23, 2009 update gave players the ability to view their achievements on an account-wide basis and organize the displays in exactly the order they wanted.
- The Hall of Monuments was introduced in Eye of the North to facilitate players transferring their accomplishments to Guild Wars 2 from their original Guild Wars account.
|The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Hall of Monuments.|
- ^ Comment by John Stumme, John Stumme, Guild Wars Wiki
- ^ Forum post, Regina Buenaobra, Guild Wars 2 Guru
- ^ Guild Wars Co-Creator Jeff Strain Interviewed at Leipzig GC '07, Ten Ton Hammer
- ^ Reserve Your Guild Wars Character Name for Guild Wars 2 by July 31, ArenaNet blog
- ^ Guild Wiki's detailed mapping project.
|Hall of Monuments|
|Devotion • Fellowship • Honor • Resilience • Valor|
|Explorable areas in the Far Shiverpeaks|
|Bjora Marches • Drakkar Lake • Epilogue • Hall of Monuments • Ice Cliff Chasms • Jaga Moraine • Norrhart Domains • Polymock Glacier • Varajar Fells|
|Towns and outposts • Missions • Landmarks|