Traversing Telara is an exclusive series of articles from Trion Worlds that explores Rift's lore and gameplay mechanics through the eyes of one intrepid adventurer. It's a great read and a fantastic introduction to the world of Telara. Even if you're a veteran of Rift, you might enjoy hearing about the game from another perspective! Read on for Traversing Telara #1: Gods and Souls!
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As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, there is a massive world event going on in RIFT at the moment. It started a few months ago with the Carnival of the Ascended, when the citizens of Telara - Defiant and Guardian - celebrated the one year anniversary of the Ascended returning from the dead to fight the Dragon Gods. But week after week, the celebrations turned from genial carousing to bitter rivalry, and the Defiant and Guardian began to clash once again.
What they didn’t know was that the Laethys and Maelforge were taking advantage of these distractions to form an alliance. An alliance that brought their respective dragon cults, the Wanton and the Golden Maw, together in an attempt to take over Telara. Since this plan has been uncovered, both Defiant and Guardian have been working furiously to un-cover their plot and put a stop to it.
It took a while for everyone to realize what was happening, but now the War of the Wanton Maw is a threat that hangs across the land. The past few weeks have revolved around closing down Earth and Fire Rifts, killing Rift creatures, and just generally trying to stem the flow of the tide. At times it’s seemed almost impossible, especially when you click on your map and see Rift icons popping up everywhere. But it looks as though we are finally pushing them back.
Guardian spies are busy trying to discover what the final plan of Laethys and Maelforge is but, in the meantime, it is the responsibility of all of the Ascended to fight the attackers wherever they may be.