Embark Beach

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Embark Beach
Xunlai Market.png
Campaign Core
Region The Battle Isles
Type Port
Party size 8
Exit(s) None
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Embark Beach serves as a staging ground for the Zaishen Order. Heroes from the world over gather here to find allies and fight back against the threats facing Tyria.

— in-game description

Embark Beach is an outpost run by the Zaishen Order. Every Cooperative Mission outpost, and Eye of the North town and outpost is accessible from this location if it is already available to the character. The outpost is intended to make it easier for people to form parties with players from outside their guild or alliance.

Getting there[edit]

Select the boat icon on the World Map from any of the mainlands (Tyria, Cantha or Elona), or talk to a Zaishen Scout.


Like any port city, you can exit Embark Beach via campaign travel. However, before that is unlocked, the only way to return to your originating outpost is to speak to one of the travel NPCs and click on the dialogue choices a place your character has been before (usually, one of the first choices).

Campaign NPC Continent Approximate map location
Prophecies Kenai Tyria Near the big ship.
Factions Shirayuki Cantha Left/middle of map.
Nightfall Zinshao Elona Top/right of map.

Quests available[edit]





Humans (Ebon Vanguard)

  • Ranger 20 Edwin (consumable crafter)

Humans (Zaishen Order)

Tyrian camp

Canthan camp

Elonian camp



Inanimate creatures[edit]


  • Embark Beach is the only outpost in the Battle Isles that is inaccessible to PvP-only characters.
  • This outpost is not accessible to characters on trial accounts.
Anomaly Anomaly.The boat is in the wrong position on the compass and Mission Map.


  • Introduced in the March 3, 2011 update.
  • This outpost is located in the same spot originally planned for the Xunlai Market (an earlier planned feature that was never implemented).[1]
  • Until the March 10, 2011 update, there were two copies of Hesham (rune trader) in the outpost.
    • The second Hesham was renamed into "Mahseh", which is "Hesham" backwards.
  • Corporal Bane and his helicopter appears in Embark Beach during April Fools' Day from 2011 onward.
  • If you look at the position of the people in the Elonian Camp, they make a smiley face.


  1. ^ Comment by John Stumme, Guild Wars Wiki

External links[edit]

  Locations in the Battle Isles
Ports, towns and outposts: Great Temple of BalthazarGuild hallZaishen MenagerieCostume Brawl (Hidden; Halloween festival only)
Cooperative missions: Embark Beach (Quest)
Challenge missions: Zaishen Challenge (outpost) • Zaishen Elite (outpost)
Arenas: Random Arenas (outpost) • Codex Arena (outpost) • Heroes' Ascent (outpost)
Explorable areas: Isle of the NamelessIsle of the Nameless (PvP)Zaishen Menagerie Grounds
Landmarks: Forbidden Path