Look, the Elemental Alignment thing… I can only say so many times that it’s just a perspective for looking at the Elder Dragons and not, in fact, a Canonical Classification that they must adhere to. I like the idea of them aligning to the Elements, I think they kinda fit the molds… you don’t have to agree with me, I’m saying over and over that it’s just a perspective that I like. Any attempt to lay it out factually is doomed from the start because I’m openly acknowledging it’s not a canon thing, so can we agree to disagree on that one?
And what I’ve been saying is that Kralkatorrik fits into your little non-canon classification for air more than Jormag does – or ever will.
Though since this is a lore forum about discussing canon lore, if you’re going to acknowledge “it isn’t canon” that’s the same as saying “I’m wrong” in regards to this forum.
The first and most obvious thing is to establish that the Sylvari are heavily implied to be Mordremoth’s creations.
Actually, they aren’t. There are a million billion threads on this topic by now that I grow tired of it. But I’ll humor you, though didn’t this already get brought up and discussed earlier in this thread. Anyways, there is an interpretation of facts that can potentially point to sylvari being Mordremoth’s minions. But it is far from “heavily implied”.
The Sylvari have only just begun to appear before the awakening of Mordremoth – much like the other Dragons, where their minions mobilised before the Dragon awoke.
This is actually far from true. Only minions from the previous rise woke up before their dragon – and not all of them either. Just a single champion. A “harbinger” if you will. Or a herald. Whatever term you prefer, there is no canon one. And that heralder (Drakkar, the Great Destroyer, Glint) were capable of making more minions. The Pale Tree – the supposed heralder for Mordremoth in this situation – would have to be older than even humanity, but it is in fact not even 250 years old. They do not fit the standard herald situation.
Their immunity to the Dragon Corruption is something not shared by any other life form save for those already corrupted, which suggests a further connection. Risen do not become Branded, Destroyers do not become Icebrood, and Sylvari don’t become any of them. So either they have a completely random and mysterious immunity to Corruption, or else it’s explained by the fact that they are, effectively, already corrupted.
Except for the Forgotten. And it isn’t even shared with other dragon minions.
Go to Crucible of Eternity. Kudu, Kudu’s Monster, and Subject Alpha are all three creatures corrupted by multiple dragon minions. So Risen can become branded, and so forth.
There’s the obvious artwork of plant-based dragons that others have linked in many cases before. Zone Green of the Crucible of Eternity has an obvious plants-and-nature theme, and Mordremoth himself is officially referred to as the Jungle Dragon.
This is the only solid evidence you’ve provided yet. However, just because Mordremoth is plant themed doesn’t mean that a race of sentient plants are tied to him – otherwise we’d be arguing that treants and even Moss Dragons from Cantha are or may be tied to him. Instead, what Crucible of Eternity (Zone Green and Experimental Green Lab) show is the Nightmare Hounds and Summoned Husks having potential ties to Mordremoth – it is, of course, possible that they were brought there by the Inquest to be infused with dragon corruption but haven’t yet (just like we don’t see any deep sea dragon minions there but there is a place for them). But in all honesty, it’s more likely that the Evolved Husk has already had such corruption, and it seems to hold power over the Nightmare Hounds/Husks. But this does not imply sylvari at large are Mordremoth minions – but rather just that the Nightmare is.
We learn in the Personal Story that the Pale Tree came from a seed found deep in the Maguuma Jungle, and there may be others like it.
This is learned well before the Personal Story but that’s besides the point. I do not see how this relates the Pale Tree to Mordremoth, given that location does not beget connection. There are many sentient plants in the Maguuma, as well as elsewhere. They don’t appear in GW2, but beyond treants in GW1 there were Stalkers, Ibolgas, Aloes, and many more in the Maguuma area. See here. A single sentient plant group out of many is far from unique.
Stop treating GW2 as a single story. Each Season and expansion should be their own story.