ArenaNet introduces Norn for Guild Wars 2

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 11:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

ArenaNet’s kicked off a week of non-stop Norn goodness as its introduces the class for Guild Wars 2.

The shape-shifting group, first introduced in Eye of the North, will have all the attention for the MMO this week, with new art, screens and a video all promised for this week by AN.

Going into its background, the developer says that the Norn are known to go for two things: “glory and deeds of valor.”

“Many of the races in Guild Wars 2 come from a background of displacement,” says lore designer, Ree Soesbee.

“However, where other races see their tribulations as losses, the norn see it as a challenge, a chance to overcome adversity and reach greatness.”

Soesbee adds: “The norn are absolutely not ‘big humans.’ They have their own culture, their own ethics and morality. A norn seeks to master herself and drive her own body and soul to greatness through constantly testing her own physical limits.”

There’s a lot more through here.

Guild Wars 2 releases later this year.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    you know I have been reading up on guildwars and read the book just wondering are there any black norns lol

    because I may play as one :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Syrok

    “Norns |nôrnz| Scandinavian Mythology
    the three virgin goddesses of destiny (Urd or Urdar, Verdandi, and Skuld), who sit by the well of fate at the base of the ash tree Yggdrasil and spin the web of fate.”


    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I will own GW2. But I gotta tell ya this blast of “info” coming out at the very end of Rift Beta and the begining of Rift headstart surly isn’t just coincedence.

    #3 4 years ago

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