Guild Wars Anniversary Celebration(Reprinted)

 
Another year has passed and we’re ready to celebrate the enduring legacy of Guild Wars.


 
It’s time once again to throw open the Shing Jea Boardwalk, rev up the Rollerbeetles, and don our party hats for a week of festive fun lasting from 12:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC -7) on April 22 to 12:00 p.m on May 6. This anniversary party is packed with a number of great rewards, gifts, and activities!



 
Special Events
We’re commemorating our anniversary with a huge bash in Shing Jea Monastery and outposts all over Tyria.

Are you light on your feet? Speak with Captain Li Sah and test your dodgeball skills in the Dragon Arena! Do you feel the need for speed? Speak to the Rollerbeetle Trainer and take a spin in Rollerbeetle Racing. You’ll find both these NPCs in Lion’s Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar.
During the festival, keep your eyes peeled for special drops and be sure to stop by Embark Beach to talk to Ceira, Sworn to Fire. During the celebration, Ceira will distribute the anniversary Ranger pet: the Hound of Balthazar.
Characters celebrating eight or more years in Tyria will receive a Birthday Present Voucher good for their choice of birthday gift boxes from years past. Xunlai Gift Givers have been stationed in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Shing Jea Monastery, and the Great Temple of Balthazar to help with the exchange.

 


     
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    For even more information about the festival, check the Guild Wars Wiki.

 Festival Rewards

Here are some of the special items you might come across during the Canthan New Year Festival:
   
Birthday Cupcake
Keep the party going with this frosted foodstuff that’s guaranteed to give you a lift!
 
   
 
Sugary Blue Drink
It’s sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed.
   
Red Bean Cake
These sweet treats put some pep in your step.
 
   
 
Bottle of Rice Wine
The traditional festival beverage—make sure you never drink and quest!
   
 
Bottle Rocket
Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from faces and moa birds.
 
   
 
Flask of Firewater
Have a swig of the good stuff, but be careful: this potent potable packs quite a wallop.
   
Crème Brûlée
Do some serious celebrating with a crunchy caramelized treat that’s delicious, nutritious, and festive!
 
   
Champagne Popper
A brief but spectacular bubbly treat for the eyes and ears.
   
Sparkler
Create a cloud of sparkly sparks above your head.
 
   
Birthday Present Voucher
Redeem this card with the Xunlai Gift Givers to receive one birthday gift box from years past!