Great Northern Wall

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Great Northern Wall
The Great Northern Wall Post Searing.jpg
Campaign Prophecies
Region Ascalon
Type Landmark

The Great Northern Wall, referred to as Northern Wall, the Great Wall, and the Wall for short, began construction in 898 AE; it stretches from the Shiverpeak Mountains in the west, to the Eastern Frontier. It was built before the start of the latest Guild Wars, when the Charr threat began to appear imminent once again. The Wall was erected to protect the bulk of the Ascalon kingdom. However, over time the Ascalonians began expanding north beyond the Wall, establishing cities not protected by the Wall, including Surmia, Nolani, and Drascir, which became the capital until it fell during the Charr invasion.

The Wall appears to hold three distinct designs in its architecture, with a thicker design in the west and a thinner one to the east. A doubled section of the Wall can be seen just southwest of Piken Square within the Breach. Within the Great Northern Wall's center lies Ascalon's largest city and cultural center, Ascalon City.

During the Searing, the Wall was severely damaged and broken, allowing the Charr armies to invade all of Ascalon.

Getting there[edit]

The Great Northern Wall can be seen inside many explorable areas and missions, but the first time people can see the Wall is:

  • Prophecies characters can first see much of the undamaged Northern Wall from Lakeside County, in pre-Searing Ascalon. After the Searing, it can be seen by heading west into Old Ascalon from Ascalon City.
  • Characters from other campaigns can first see the Great Wall southwest from Piken Square, inside the Breach.


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Landmarks in Ascalon
Drascir Flame Temple Great Northern Wall Hammer Gate Horn Hill King's Watch Moa Nests Nolani Nolani Academy's graveyard Pockmark crystal Rin Surmia The Gaban estate
Towns and outpostsMissionsArenasExplorable areas