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Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Guild Wars Nightfall.

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Campaign Nightfall
Region The Desolation
Type Landmark
Vortex icon.png
The Vortex map icon.
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The Vortex as seen from the Realm of Torment world map.
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The Vortex as seen from the mortal realm world map.

On the map of Elona:

The swirling Vortex, unleashed by the death of Varesh Ossa, leads to the Realm of Torment.

— in-game description

On the map in the Realm of Torment:

The Vortex leads back to the mortal realm.

— in-game description

The Vortex is the portal to the Realm of Torment, where the ending of the game takes place. It is also the only way to go to and from the Realm of Torment before completion of Abaddon's Gate. The Vortex will lead either to the Gate of Torment or the Mouth of Torment.

When you are near the Vortex in the Mouth of Torment, you suffer the environment effect Approaching the Vortex.

Landmarks in the Desolation
Gray Oasis of Giyah Great Margonite Temple Hallowed Point Lannur Lonely Vigil Mighty Necropolis Skeletal Court The Bone Spires The Lupicus Boneyard The Watchmen Vortex
Towns and outpostsMissionsExplorable areas

Landmarks in the Realm of Torment
Abaddon's Dead Children Apochryphal Fields Arachnia Plateau Atrocity Library Battlements of Bec'qessor City of Ar'Challah City of Torc'qua Devourer's Maw Dreadspawn Maw Harvestman's Lair Kormir's Ascension Leech Tunnels Malafarium The Malignant Shrine Plaza of Corrupt Dreams Plinth of the Damned Ravenheart Gloom River of Souls Shrine of the Traitors Solitude Plinth The Screaming Spans The Shattered Guildhall Stygian Veil Soulweir The Spider's Heart Temple of the Six Gods The Foundry of Failed CreationsVale of Shadows Vortex
Towns and outpostsMissionsExplorable areas