User:Kalus Kordosa

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Kalus Kordosa
PvX This user plays PvE and PvP.
From USA
Age 26 years old
Server America
Played 4334 hours in 66 month(s)
Campaign(s) Prophecies
Factions
Nightfall
Eye of the North
Guild We Need Therapy
Alliance Kurzick
Best Title Tyrian Grandmaster Cartographer (pre-Nightfall, with Ele)
Favorite Profession Elementalist Elementalist
Favorite Campaign Eye of the North
Favorite Skill Elementalist Thunderclap


Note: This page was coded on a computer utilizing a 1280x800 widescreen resolution. If your computer does not support a widescreen format, your experience viewing this page may vary (much like lag in the game). :p

Player Background[edit]

I started playing Guild Wars on June 20, 2006, on an impulse purchase of the Game of the Year Edition of Guild Wars: Prophecies at GameStop. At the time I had had little experience with online MMOs, and so I was initially overwhelmed by the combat system and beautiful graphics of Pre-Searing Ascalon. Of course, what also helped was the fact that I was familiar with some of the voice talent, such as Steve Blum, who had worked on other projects with which I was familiar.

I joined my first guild, Speakers Of The Lost [LOST] on my third day of playing. Roughly two months later, due to various difficulties the guild was experiencing, the guild leader felt it necessary to start over from scratch with only a few core members remaining. Guildless and disenfranchised, I told myself that I didn't need a guild. Then about a week later on August 11, 2006, We Need Therapy [NOW] recruiter Kentari found me and convinced me to give guilds another chance. Accepting a guest invitation, I took part in a GvG match alongside NOW. I was impressed with the camaraderie among the NOW members and decided to officially join the guild that night.

Later on, I served NOW as a guild officer for over a year. And although I am currently on hiatus, I still try to log in for holiday events.

PvE Characters[edit]

I have ten PvE characters, one for each profession. Since I favor balance, five of my characters are male and five are female, with four characters from Tyria, and three each from Cantha and Elona.

My playing style consists mainly of solo play with heroes/henchmen, not because I'm a loner or anti-social (though I can be anti-PuG at times), but because I don't wish to annoy other players with my anal retentiveness about map scraping if I haven't yet been through an explorable area or mission. This does not mean that I won't team up or help out others though.

Kalus Kordosa[edit]

Pronunciation: (kal-uhs kor-doh-suh)
Name Origin: "Kalus" is a misspelling of Kalas, one of the main characters of the video game Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.
Hours Played: ~1945
Deaths: 4422
Initial Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Current Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Pet: Mountain Eagle, Lvl 6
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Kalus is my first and therefore oldest character. Accordingly, he was my crash dummy for the game to which the high death count can attest.
User Kalus Kordosa Kalus Profile.jpg

Kalus Kordosa

Gender Male.png Male
Born in Tyria
Age 12 year(s),5 month(s)
Created: 20 June, 2006
Profession Elementalist Elementalist
Level 20 7,096,864 XP
Armor Elementalist Kurzick armor
Weapon Galigord's Rod (Unique)
Earth Scroll
Miniatures Whiptail Devourer Pig

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Ravyna Rhysati[edit]

Pronunciation: (ruh-veen-uh ri-sot-ee)
Name Origin: "Rhysati" comes from Rhysati Ynr, a character who appears throughout the first half of the Star Wars: X-Wing novel series.
Hours Played: ~553
Deaths: 469
Initial Secondary Profession: Warrior-tango-icon-20.png Warrior
Current Secondary Profession: Ritualist-tango-icon-20.png Ritualist
Pet: Melandru's Stalker, Lvl 8
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: I chose Warrior as Ravyna's secondary profession in order to gain a few basic Warrior skills for my Warrior heroes since I did not have a Warrior character at the time. I used a Blood/Axe build until getting to Lion's Arch, and surprisingly, had fairly good survivability with it.
User Kalus Kordosa Ravyna Profile.jpg

Ravyna Rhysati

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Tyria
Age 12 year(s),0 month(s)
Created: 01 November, 2006
Profession Necromancer Necromancer
Level 20 1,910,802 XP
Armor Necromancer Kurzick armor
Weapon Wailing Wand
Accursed Icon
Miniatures Necrid Horseman Asura

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Daryn Drasyll[edit]

Pronunciation: (dair-in druh-sil)
Name Origin: "Drasyll" stems from the word Yggdrasil, which is the "World Tree" in Norse mythology.
Hours Played: ~128
Deaths: 51
Initial Secondary Profession: Monk-tango-icon-20.png Monk
Current Secondary Profession: Monk-tango-icon-20.png Monk
Pet: Hearty Stalker, Lvl 18
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Daryn has been re-made twice. As with Ravyna, Daryn's Monk secondary profession was chosen to gain some basic Monk skills until I could make a Monk character. I was logged in as Daryn's first incarnation when I was recruited into [NOW].
User Kalus Kordosa Daryn Profile.jpg

Daryn Drasyll

Gender Male.png Male
Born in Tyria
Age 11 year(s),10 month(s)
Created: 30 December, 2006
Profession Ranger Ranger
Level 20 351,506 XP
Armor Ranger Ascalon armor
Weapon Graygore's Zealous Shortbow (Unique)
Zealous Bladed Recurve Bow of Fortitude
Miniatures Whiptail Devourer

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Ariana Alexandra[edit]

Pronunciation: (air-ee-ahn-uh al-eks-an-druh)
Name Origin: Ariana's name and appearance are allusions to the characters of Cassandra and Sophitia Alexandra (who utilize swords and shields) from the Soul Calibur video game series.
Hours Played: ~284
Deaths: 1,209
Initial Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-48.png Necromancer
Current Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-48.png Necromancer
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Having become a Legendary Defender of Ascalon, Ariana has set her sights on entering The Norn Fighting Tournament.
User Kalus Kordosa Ariana Profile.jpg

Ariana Alexandra

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Tyria
Age 10 year(s),12 month(s)
Created: 23 November, 2007
Profession Warrior Warrior
Level 20 374,899 XP
Armor Warrior Tyrian armor
Weapon Furious Gothic Dual Axe of Fortitude
Shadow Shield

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Shihna Shizumi[edit]

Pronunciation: (shee-nuh shi-zoo-mee)
Name Origin: "Shihna" comes from the Japanese version of Sheena Fujibayashi, a ninja character from the video game Tales of Symphonia. "Shizumi" was inspired in part by the character Izumi Curtis from the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist.
Hours Played: ~213
Deaths: 708
Initial Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Current Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Shihna was my first Factions character. I had thought that Assassins were tough until I realized how paper-thin their armor was. :p
User Kalus Kordosa Shihna Profile.jpg

Shihna Shizumi

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Cantha
Age 11 year(s),11 month(s)
Created: 01 December, 2006
Profession Assassin Assassin
Level 20 925,864 XP
Armor Assassin Imperial armor
Weapon Falaharn's Split Chakrams (unique)
Cruel Aureate Daggers of Fortitude
Miniatures Fungal Wallow

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Occultess Chikage[edit]

Pronunciation: (uh-kuhlt-es shi-kah-gey)
Name Origin: Chikage is a character from the anime series Sister Princess who is fond of the occult, hence the "Occultess" honorific.
Hours Played: ~168
Deaths: 218
Initial Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-20.png Necromancer
Current Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-20.png Necromancer
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: I initially didn't think playing a Ritualist would be fun until I started spawning spirits for the first time.
User Kalus Kordosa Chikage Profile.jpg

Occultess Chikage

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Cantha
Age 11 year(s),10 month(s)
Created: 28 December, 2006
Profession Ritualist Ritualist
Level 20 861,755 XP
Armor Ritualist Imperial armor
Weapon Ritualist Wand
Ceremonial Cauldron
Miniatures Charr Shaman

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Chakai Ishida[edit]

Pronunciation: (chuh-kahy i-shee-duh)
Name Origin: "Ishida" comes from Uryu Ishida, one of the main characters in the anime series Bleach. According to Wikipedia, chakai translates into "tea meeting" and is therefore a Japanese tea ceremony. (I didn't know this until after the fact!)
Hours Played: ~13
Deaths: 3
Initial Secondary Profession: Any-tango-icon-48.png None
Current Secondary Profession: Any-tango-icon-48.png None
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
None
Miscellaneous Information: I have played Chakai the least of all of my characters due to my belief that PvE Monks are only good for farming (who needs player Monks when heroes do just fine?). But I'm willing to test that belief, once I choose a secondary profession.
User Kalus Kordosa Chakai Profile.jpg

Chakai Ishida

Gender Male.png Male
Born in Cantha
Age 11 year(s),2 month(s)
Created: 08 September, 2007
Profession Monk Monk
Level 13 64,408 XP
Armor Monk Shing Jea armor
Weapon Insightful Holy Branch of Fortitude

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Valens Vernassi[edit]

Pronunciation: (val-ins vur-nah-see)
Name Origin: Valens is one of the main characters from the LucasArts video game Gladius.
Hours Played: ~91
Deaths: 0
Initial Secondary Profession: Elementalist-tango-icon-20.png Elementalist
Current Secondary Profession: Elementalist-tango-icon-20.png Elementalist
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Valens was initially a Tyrian Mesmer, but to diversify my pool of characters, I remade him into a Dervish.
User Kalus Kordosa Valens Profile.jpg

Valens Vernassi

Gender Male.png Male
Born in Elona
Age 11 year(s),7 month(s)
Created: 24 April, 2007
Profession Dervish Dervish
Level 20 261,197 XP
Armor Dervish Istani armor
Weapon Melandru's Grip (Unique)
Miniatures Hydra

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Valencia Vernassi[edit]

Pronunciation: (vuh-lin-see-uh vur-nah-see)
Name Origin: Valencia is simply the sister of Valens Vernassi.
Hours Played: ~229
Deaths: 106
Initial Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-20.png Necromancer
Current Secondary Profession: Necromancer-tango-icon-20.png Necromancer
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Valencia is the replacement Mesmer for my first Valens.
User Kalus Kordosa Valencia Profile.jpg

Valencia Vernassi

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Elona
Age 11 year(s),2 month(s)
Created: 08 September, 2007
Profession Mesmer Mesmer
Level 20 698,694 XP
Armor Mesmer Sunspear armor
Weapon Cane
Inscribed Chakram
Miniatures Destroyer of Flesh

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Sien Soriano[edit]

Pronunciation: (see-in sor-ee-ahn-oh)
Name Origin: "Sien" refers to the character Sien Sovv, who served as a fleet Supreme Commander during the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novel series.
Hours Played: ~8
Deaths: 0
Initial Secondary Profession: Warrior-tango-icon-20.png Warrior
Current Secondary Profession: Warrior-tango-icon-20.png Warrior
Pet: None
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Sien is a remake of my former Paragon with a different name, appearance, and secondary profession. If Sien were a role-playing character, he'd probably have an interesting backstory involving Kormir, but he's not and he doesn't. :p
User Kalus Kordosa Sien Profile.jpg

Sien Soriano

Gender Male.png Male
Born in Elona
Age 11 year(s),0 month(s)
Created: 21 November, 2007
Profession Paragon Paragon
Level 7 22,579 XP
Armor Paragon Sunspear armor
Weapon Clouded Spear of Spear Mastery
Eagle Defender of Fortitude

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PvP Character[edit]

Though I've taken part in GvG, Random Arenas, Team Arenas, and even Heroes' Ascent, as far as PvP play goes, I've found that taking part in Alliance Battles is by far my favorite aspect of PvP because of the strategy and teamwork involved. I also plan to someday try Codex Arena.

Kyla Kordosa[edit]

Pronunciation: (kahy-luh kor-doh-suh)
Name Origin: Kyla is the long lost sister of Kalus. :p
Hours Played: ~353
Deaths: 2,314
Initial Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Current Secondary Profession: Mesmer-tango-icon-20.png Mesmer
Pet: Elder Wolf, Lvl 20
Heroes Acquired:
Miscellaneous Information: Kyla is a Canthan remake of her former Tyrian self. She routinely loves pwning Assassins and Warriors in AB.
User Kalus Kordosa Kyla Profile.jpg

Kyla Kordosa

Gender Female.png Female
Born in Canthan
Age 11 year(s),11 month(s)
Created: 28 November, 2006
Profession Elementalist Elementalist
Level 20 490,562 XP
Armor Elementalist Luxon armor
Weapon Druidic Wand of Memory
Paper Lantern of Fortitude
Miniatures Jade Armor

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