(edited by Halan.7931)
Why Kormir doesn't smite Palawa Joko?
After the creation of the Bloodstone and the Abaddon debacle, the Six decided to not interfere with mortal matters any longer.
Two possible reasons:
*The gods, in the past, have tried to help humanity, and it’s made things catastrophically worse. Balthazar’s ‘go forth and conquer’ decree? That ended with the charr wiping Ascalon and Orr from the face of Tyria. That bloodstone debacle? From what we’ve heard, it started off wars that drove humans to the brink of extinction, and then set off another war between the gods that turned a sea into a desert, wiped out a human civilization, and set the stage for what nearly became the end of the world.
*There’s some cosmic ‘do not interfere’ imperative that we are unaware of. Maybe there’s something about the gods that makes interference turn into disaster. Maybe they have bigger problems out in the Mists somewhere. Maybe it’s not safe for them while the dragons are around. Maybe they think humanity is handicapped as long as they can’t get by without the gods doing the heavy lifting for them. Maybe they’ve given up on humanity. Maybe Kormir would like to get involved, but the other gods are holding her back. Maybe Balthazar has promised to put their head on a stick if any other god comes down to Tyria while he’s around.
The only honest answer to that question is:
“We don’t know, but [Insert speculation here].”
Here is the last piece of dialogue that Kormir had for us before the end of Guild Wars 1, as far as I am aware:
“Ahai, my friends. Life brings us many twists. My new station has not blinded me. My eyes have adjusted to the darkness between the stars. I sense celestial movement beyond comprehension…. Without you, none of this would be possible. You will forever be my chosen ones. If you have need of me, come to the Chantry of Secrets and kneel before my statue. I will always listen.”
Kormir sensed “celestial movement beyond comprehension.” What does that mean? We have no idea, but it could relate to the silence of the Gods in some way. We know from Arah explorable’s jotun path that the return of the Elder Dragons was foretold in the stars, so that could very well be it. Or maybe it was something else that caused the Gods to go silent? We really don’t know just yet, but we probably will later this month when Path of Fire is released.
All the promises of Kormir and other Gods had been given to GW1 characters, so we should not be surprised that Balthazar came here and want this world back and doesn’t care about our PCs if GW1 chars died hundreds years ago.
Last time gods intervened with mortal affairs:
The gate of komalie tore open
Magic caused a gw equivalent of a world war
An entire sea got turnt into a sulphurous wasteland
That’s the tip of the tip of the tip of a snowflake at tee northernmost region of the Shiverpeaks