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Bastion

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NeutralBastion
Level: 50 - 52
Bastion art pack.png
Capital(s) Neutral Elysian Hold
Races IconSmall Kyrian Male.gifIconSmall Kyrian Female.gifIconSmall KyrianDark Male.gifIconSmall KyrianDark Female.gif Kyrian
IconSmall Steward.gifIconSmall StewardDark.gif Steward
IconSmall CenturionColossus.gifIconSmall CenturionGoliath.gifIconSmall CenturionPraetor.gifIconSmall CenturionGoliathDark.gifIconSmall CenturionPraetorDark.gif Centurion
IconSmall Memory.gifIconSmall MemorySmall.gif Memory
IconSmall Soul.gif Soul
Ruler(s)  Kyrestia the Firstborne
 Chyrus <Paragon of Humility>
 Devos <Paragon of Loyalty>
 Thenios <Paragon of Wisdom>
 Vesiphone <Paragon of Purity>
 Xandria <Paragon of Courage>
Neutral  Foregelite Prime
Major settlements Neutral Aspirant's Crucible
Neutral Temple of Purity
Mob Temple of Courage
Minor settlements Neutral Vestibule of Eternity
Neutral Hero's Rest
Neutral Aspirant's Rest
Neutral Forgefire Outpost
Affiliation Kyrian Covenant,[1] Forsworn, House of Rituals
Location Shadowlands
PvP status Contested territory

Bastion is one of the ruling realms of the Shadowlands, ruled by the Kyrian Covenant. It is a kingdom of pristine spires, crystalline skies,[2] and elysian vistas, ordered and purposeful.[1]

Souls naturally drawn to service are sent here by the Arbiter to examine their lives, cleanse themselves of their burdens, and work toward a state of virtue so they might ascend to serve the Shadowlands as kyrian—messengers, couriers, and some of the purest souls in the realm of the dead.[3][4] Fresh arrivals to Bastion will become kyrian Aspirants—wingless beings who train for eons to one day earn their wings and join the ranks of the Ascended.[1]

Bastion is the residence of Uther the Lightbringer's spirit.

Description

Those who have lived a life of service are drawn to Bastion to assumed the highest duty of all — carrying the souls to the Shadowlands. Amongst Bastion's gleaming spires and sweeping vistas await challenges to test the mettle of the steadfast kyrians.[5]

Bastion is a beacon for those who lived a life of service. Souls worthy enough to stand upon its fields soon face challenges in pursuit of their highest calling of all -- sheperding [sic] souls to the Shadowlands.[6] A life of service determines who is worthy to tread upon the golden fields of Bastion. Stalwart commitment to their duties was their goal in life: ascension is their goal thereafter.[7]

Geography

Maps and subregions

Map of Bastion.

Undisplayed locations
Kyrians

Dungeons

Instance name Level range Group size Approximate run time
Instance portal The Necrotic Wake 50 - 60 5
Instance portal Spires of Ascension 5

Travel hubs

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Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Oribos HordeAlliance Southwest Entrance at the Vestibule of Eternity


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Trivia

  • Bastion shares some themes with the Greek Elysium (e.g. Elysian Hold), as well as the typical depiction of Christian and some Mughal-period Islamic depictions of Angels, influenced by Hellenic depictions of certain beings and deities such as Thanatos, with regards to the Kyrians. The inspiration of the Elysian Fields of Greek myth was further confirmed Assistant Lead Quest Designer Johnny Cash.[8]
  • A section of the northwestern map had the following caves located below the terrain until late beta testing: Bastion Bones Cave, Bastion Crystal Cave, Bastion Lava Cave, Bastion Snow Cave & Bastion Vault
  • Denizens of Revendreth are not allowed to enter Bastion via Oribos and must use one of their mirror portals to access it instead. According to Theotar, they may even be killed on sight in Bastion.[9]

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