Talk:The Searing

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Post-searing redirects to this article... which has a link to Post-Searing (which redirects to this article... aiiieeee, where will it end?). Does this seem odd to anyone else? Pre-searing has a redirect to Pre-Searing Ascalon. Should Post-Searing then redirect to Ascalon for consistency? --Nkuvu User Nkuvu sig button.jpg 20:07, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Im guessing Post-searing should redirect to post-searing-Ascalon, just as pre-searing redirects to pre-searing-Ascalon. brains12 (talk) 20:39, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


I would be interested in compiling a census of all the known people in pre-searing, including towns folk that have names, and listing them as either a Survivor, Missing or Deceased, depending on known informaton in the game. Worthy of an article, yes/no? LeFick 02:09, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm...It would be very interesting to see, but where do you put it? Calor - talk 02:10, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I've started a page, and already had some help. Ascalon Census 1072AE Once we see which way it grows, we can figure out what to do with it. LeFick 22:20, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Searing Cinematics[edit]

What I don't get is how the crystals just dissapear into the ground and the grass is left as it was before, but 2 years after the Searing the ground is all gray and brown.

I'm guessing it was technical limitations and implementation difficulty more than anything. Maybe they can't deform their heightmaps in realtime. And I don't recall anything significantly changing textures on anything, even the stuff being broken apart. I don't know why they didn't leave behind deco meshes of the crystals after they hit; for the length of time you'd be looking at it it'd probably be ok even if they were clipped half through the ground because at least something would be different.
You can, BTW, go find the places where most if not all of the crystals disappear in post, they at least put them down in the same places for the most part. --Star Weaver 22:43, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Also, I imgaine the land is all dry and barren more because the water table and maybe the air got polluted by the heavy explosions and radiation foul magics than any direct effect -- it probably withered over time. --Star Weaver 22:52, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Give the man a cigar. 17:57, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

so, the searing happened about 3 years ago, (in game time)...[edit]

and ashford(or whatever the little village is called) is STILL on fire? 22:00, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

The Searing happened 2 years before the time in prophecise and factions, 5 years before present time in nightfall, and 8 years before present time in eye of the north (see Timeline). I forget if ashford was set on fire during the searing, but in post-searing(present-time)it is not on fire, it is actualy still a outpost, it just had its name changed to Sardelac Sanitarium -- User C4K3 Signature.jpgC4K3 14:43, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

by Ashfored he means the village utside the old abbey, there are parts of it still smoldering, or ready to throw some shrimp on and have a 4th of july prty--Lord randy taylor 20:53, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Those 2 years[edit]

I've always wondered: what exactly are people's characters doing for those 2 years after the Searing before you start playing again? All they seem to have accomplished is getting back to the same spot you first appear in Pre-Searing Ascalon City. --Curse YouCurse You(talk|contribs) 17:37, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Military Service. You are on a patrol. Why you don't level up or accumulate wealth is beyond me. 01:32, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Picture "TheSearing.jpg"[edit]

Judging by , the picture shown on this page is wrong and should belong to However, i was unable to find a more "official" source for this, maybe someone else can. 15:07, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Indeed, that isn't Ascalon but Hrangmer. This -> also confirms it. Markus ClouserUser Markus Clouser signature img.jpg 00:15, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


The article says that the Charr marched to Orr, yet are still held back by King Adelburn. Either they found an Asuran gate, or whoever wrote this, adding in GW2 lore, decided to stick it anywhere. Needs a rewrite. 01:32, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind. I feel slightly dumb. 01:36, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, when the Searing occured, a single warband (supposedly a single warband at least) got past Ascalon thanks to the wall getting shattered (and probably the chaos caused by it). They took a year after the Searing to actually get to Arah - as when the Cataclysm occurred is known only due to the gw2:Ghosts of Ascalon novel's timeline. -- Konig/talk 07:01, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Bonfaaz Burntfur or Jaw Smokeskin[edit]

Exactly which charr was responsible for The Searing? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I'm fairly certain it's said in GW2 that it was Bonfaaz, while in GW1 it was never explicitly mentioned (except that Burntfur was the leader behind the charr invasion, which would make him the leader of the charr causing the Searing). Konig/talk 15:45, 15 September 2012 (UTC)