Current Events

Author Notes

This guide is ordered in progress of release, it's highly possible that you will have to start at the beginning and work your way through to unlock the rest of the achievements. All the achievements related to this are hidden until you complete the requirements to unlock them.

Table of Contents

  1. Ley-Line Activity
  2. Bandit Invasion
  3. Stop the Inquest
  4. Long Arm of the Light
  5. Ley-Line Anomaly
  6. Bloodstone Sightings
  7. Tremors in the North
  8. Unusual activity at Gillscale Pond

Ley-Line Activity

Guild Wars 2 Current Events Acheivement Guide Pursuit of Knowledge
Find the unidentified lodestone and return it to Ela Makkay.

During this series of events you will need to start off by killing enemies related to this set of achievements. Doing so will unlock a new panel in your achievement list called Current Events. To start you will need to obtain an Unidentified Lodestone. This can be obtained from killing Branded, Destroyers and Icebrood enemies. These enemies appear in various maps, but taking part in the “Ley-Line Cartography” event locations will make finding these enemies a little easier. This is a random drop so you will need to kill a few of these enemies types.

Once you have the Unidentied Lodestone  you can visit Ela Makkay in Lion’s Arch. She can be found in the bottom left corner of the city. You can also double click the lodestone to reveal Ela’s location.

ce-ls3 Ley-Line Cartography
Prevent dragon minions from absorbing the ley-line magic that has accumulated across Tyria.

You will need to complete at least one ley-line energy event on each of the three maps listed below. It doesn’t matter which event you complete, but it does have to be once per map. This is a fairly simple task, locate an event using the waypoints and map below and take part.

The ley line events spawn roughly every 10 minutes in the following locations:

Snowden Drifts

  • Skradden Waypoint waypoint [&BLMAAAA=]
  • Soderhem Steading Waypoint waypoint [&BL4AAAA=]
  • Snowdrift Haven Waypoint waypoint [&BLkAAAA=]

Mount Maelstrom

  • Avernan Waypoint waypoint [&BM8CAAA=]
  • Magmatic Waypoint waypoint [&BNYCAAA=]
  • Irwin Isle Waypoint waypoint [&BNICAAA=]

Blazeridge Steppes

  • Refuge Sanctum Waypoint waypoint [&BAUCAAA=]
  • Soot Road Waypoint waypoint [&BFIDAAA=]
  • Brandview Waypoint waypoint [&BAQCAAA=]
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ce-ls3 Hold the Line
Don’t allow any accumulated ley-line magic to be absorted by the dragon minions.

During the events you will need to make sure none of the accumulated ley-line mobs are attacked. This is a little hit and miss due to how many people are taking part and how active they are in defending each minion.

You will need to complete 5 events for “Magic Dispersed” so it’s highly possible you will earn this on your journey to obtaining that achievement.

ce-ls3 Magic Dispersed
Defeat 5 coalescences to disperse their magic back to the ley-lines

At the end of the Ley-Line event on any of the three maps you will finish off with a champion that spawns. You will need to kill 5 coalesences to obtain this achievement.


Bandit Invasion

Before you can start any of these activities, you must first locate and kill bandits to obtain an encoded letter. You can kill any bandits you so wish, there’s plenty throughout the whole of Kryta but Jannaj’s Bandits waypoint [&BBoAAAA=] are probably the most accessible with the fastest respawn time.

Once you’ve obtained this encrypted bandit item, you need to take it to the Shining Blade waypoint[&BCkDAAA=] . He will then give you a bounty to go and kill. From here this unlocks the achievements tied to this activity.

ce-ls3 Tip of the Blade
Complete a bounty order on behalf of the Shining Blade.

Once you’ve obtained and handed in your encrypted order to the Shining Blade, you will be given a set bandit leader to find and kill. Once killed this will unlock. It’s possible this may be random, but the locations of all bandit leaders are listed under “Long Arm of the Light”.

ce-ls3 Long Arm of the Light
Defeat bandit leaders marshaling in the shadows.

  • Vic the Iron
  • Zirh the Venomous
  • Ruye the Crimson
  • Flyrra the Remorseless
  • Aerl the Silent

You will need to visit three maps to kill all five of these bandit leaders. Queensdale, Kessex Hills and Brisban Wildlands. You can kill these banidts in any order, and they respawn within 10 minutes of their previous events.

bandit-locations

ce-ls3 Bounty Hunter
Complete 3 daily bounty orders from the Shining Blade.

Obtaining bounty orders can only happen once a day as it’s a random drop from killing bandits. Once you have the orders return to the Shining Blade in Divinity’s Reach to be given your next contract (You can only complete one of these per daily reset). If you’ve just unlocked this collection you will need to wait until the next reset cycle to obtain another bandit order.

The Shining Blade can be found in Divinity’s Reach in the upper city waypoint [&BCkDAAA=] .


Stop the Inquest

Once you start the game after the patch with a mail from Ela Makkay, she will direct you to Blazeridge Steppes and the Refuge Sanctum Waypoint waypoint [&BAUCAAA=] . From here there’s an NPC that will need to escort. There is also another NPC from the Consortium that you will need to escort from The Last Whiskey Bar Waypoint waypoint [&BPkBAAA=] . Both these escorts can lead to the same location, or alternative ones depending on the rotation of their quest-line.

inquest-events1

ce-ls3 Thwart the Inquest
Don’t allow the inquest to collect any accumulated ley-line magic.

Once you’re at your destination, much like before defeat the enemies that spawn and prevent them from collecting any ley-line energy. This will be hit and miss depending on the size of your group attempting the event.

If you find there’s a commander tag at your location, you may find players gravitate towards them. If you have access to a mentor tag, you can freely pull people to the events just by being active in the map chat and trying to bring a little organization.

ce-ls3 Out of the Wrong Hands
Successfully stop the inquest from capturing 10 ley-line coalescences.

You will need to complete 10 of these defense events in order to fully complete this. There’s not much else to the event aside from killing inquest.

ce-ls3 Ley-Line “Research”
Assist the Consortium in collecting 30 accumulated ley energy.

From The Last Whiskey Bar Waypoint waypoint [&BPkBAAA=] follow the npc to their location. Once you’re at the location, you will see them deploy their ley energy collector. From here you need to pick up ley-energy up off the ground and return it to the collector. You will need to repeat this 30 times, so just keep a close eye on the ground as they vanish quickly.

There’s basically two parts to this event, one is a defense, the other is a collection. Golems drops energy when destroyed if they’re carrying it, but they also randomly spawn around the event area.

Note: As of a recent patch, ley-energy is no longer shared with the community, so it should be faster and easier to collect these items.

ce-ls3 Ley-Line Research
Assist the Priory in collecting 30 accumulated ley energy.

Much like the “Ley-Line “Research” you need to collect 30 accumulated ley energy and deposit it in the collector. The only difference is you need to follow the Priory NPC to their location from Refuge Sanctum Waypoint waypoint [&BAUCAAA=] .

ce-ls3 Keadin’s Study
In Blazeridge Steppes, successfully stop the inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Priory.

Much like the two research achievements you will need to collect ley-energy for either the Priory or the Consortium. Deposit the energy and continue the event denying the Inquest from victory. You will need to make sure that the meter for the Inquest stays empty, it can fill but making sure it’s depleted at the end of the event by collecting more ley-energy.

ce-ls3 Flinnz’s Retirement
In Blazeridge Steppes, successfully stop the Inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Consortium.

See “Keadin’s Study”.

ce-ls3 Garen’s Defense
In Mount Maelstrom, successfully stop the Inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Priory.

These events taken place in Mount Maelstorm but follow the same guidelines at the previous events from earlier in this contents release. You will be doing the same sort of things as “Keadin’s Study” and “Flinnz’s Retirement”. You will need to follow the Priory and Consortium NPCs to their locations. Once there you will need to collect one ley-line energy and deposit it in the collector. From here you need to stop the inquest from collecting any energy and finish the event.

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See “Keadin’s Study”.

ce-ls3 Loonaloo’s Paycheck
In Mount Maelstrom successfully stop the Inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Consortium.

See “Garen’s Defense”


Long Arm of the Light

Much like the previous event, you will be sent a mail which will give you a warning about the Shining Blade. From here you will be given a mark. If you haven’t so already, kill bandits to gain your daily bounty, talk to the Shining Blade to be directed to your nearest bounty location. There are five new bounties which you can also take advantage of.

ce-ls3 Stay of the Execution
Collect an Executioner’s Coin Purse from a Bandit Executioner.

If you’re up to this point you will have receive the Bandit Death Mark in your mail with a message from The Errant. From here carrying this mark will spawn an Executioner after defeating one of the bandit champions. You can head to any bandit champ and kill them, as long as someone has this item they will spawn after the fight.

During this fight, you will be locked inside a bubble. Anyone outside will be kept at a ranged distance, but you can claim credit for this why attacking through the bubble.

ce-ls3 Long Arm of the Light II
Defeat bandit leaders lurking in the darkness.

The latest update introduces a group of new bandit leaders which you need to hunt down and kill.

Harathi Hinterlands

  • Ulssen the Anvil waypoint [&BMMAAAA=]
    Ezal the Quick waypoint [&BKgAAAA=]

Gendarren Fields

  • Lenner the Eagle-Eyed waypoint [&BIsBAAA=]

Kessex Hills

  • Temvay the Arrogant waypoint [&BBA-AAAA=]
  • Varre the Underhanded waypoint [&BAgAAAA=]
bandit-locations-2

ce-ls3 Informed Politics
Investigate posters in Kryta’s towns and villages to stay up to date on public opinion.

While visiting one of the following locations: Divinity’s Reach, Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Gendarren Fields or Harathi Hinterlands you will find new posters in towns and villages. You will need to tear down all the posters which will be listed by location in the achievement description.

The following maps show all the locations:

Divinity’s Reach Locations:

dr-map

Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Gendarren Fields & Harathi Hinterlands:

poster-locations

Ley-Line Anomaly

This event spawns 20 minutes past the hour every 2 hours.

ce-ls3 Ley Line Researched
Collect a Ley-Infused Lodestone from Ela Makkay.

After completing the previous events Ela Makkay will contact you via your mail. She will want to speak with you and give you a Ley-Infused Lodestone. You will then need to click the Lodestone to see a notification of where you need to go.

You can buy more Lodestones from Ela using Putrid Essence, Currupted Lodestones, Crystal Lodestones and Destroyer Lodestones.

ce-ls3 Anomaly Sighted
Encounter a Ley-Line Anomaly

After clicking on the Lodestone you’ve obtained, head towards the map indicated. Once you enter the map you may see a boss icon on the map. If so head towards and and start attacking. The Anomaly will run around the map, so be quick as it doesn’t stay in one place for long.

Once you enter a map you may or may not see the boss icon. If you see it the Anomaly is active and there’s probably a group following it. If you don’t see it, you will need to wait until a prompt appears on the screen announcing the Anomaly’s arrival.

ce-ls3 Dispersed Anomaly
Disperse as Ley-Line Anomaly before it can be absorb any coalescences.

While chasing an Anomaly around the map you will need to break the defiance bar. Doing so will cause it to stop and spawn Anomaly Fragments around it. Much like all the previous events you will need to stop the Anomaly from consuming any. During this phase one Champion Anomaly Fragment will spawn fairly close. The map will need to use Crowd Control skills to slow it down and stun it. The kill it as fast as possible.

The event will consist of several of these encounters so the map will have to stop them multiple times before the Anomaly dies. If one of these Champion Fragments reaches the Anomaly during any of the phase encounters, you will have to try again on the next map.

This may prove difficult unless a group of players focus the champ as soon as it spawns.

ce-ls3 Anomalies of the World
Disperse Ley-Line Anomalies in all of the areas they appear.

Anomalies will appear on the following maps. You can click on your Ley-Infused Lodestone to find out which map is currently active and will have the next Anomaly spawn.

  • Gendarren Fields
  • Timberline Falls
  • Iron Marches

ce-ls3 Anomalous Results
Successfully disperse 10 Ley-Line Anomalies before they overload.

Once you encounter the Anomaly you will need to chase it around the map. Once you locate your Anomaly, you will proceed to kill it after doing a series of mini events along the way. This achievement will unlock once you kill 10 Anomalies without them overloading.


Bloodstone Sightings

ce-ls3 Bloodstone Sightings
Find and Identify bloodstone-crazed creatures throughout Tyria.

Before you can start this series of events you will need to first obtain “Levvi’s Detector”. You can obtain this item by visiting the Consortium Trader’s locations at the Last Leap Point of Interest in Verdant Brink. You can collect this item from the fallen allies body.

To use the scanner you will need to activate it. You will then be presented with the creatures that are currently roaming the world. Once you’re in a map with one of these creatures, a map wide message will be displayed if a crazed creature is active.

From here you will need to find the crazed creatures listed below.

Bloodstone Crazed Moa

  • Snowden Drifts
  • Diessa Plateau
  • Kessex Hills
  • Brisban Wildlands

Bloodstone Crazed Devourer

  • Dry Top
  • Silverwastes
  • Blazeridge Steppes
  • Fields of Ruin

Bloodstone Crazed Arctodus

  • Snowden Drifts
  • Lonar’s Pass
  • Gendarren Fields

Bloodstone Crazed Shark

  • Frostgorge Sound
  • Bloodtide Coast
  • Mount Maelstrom

Bloodstone Crazed Wyvern

  • Verdant Brink
  • Tangled Depths

Pending further information.

Note: It’s possible that these events currently spawn every 30 minutes randomly in the listed maps when the device shows them.  Currently there’s no known pattern to the spawn times.

The current solution to make sure you end up on the right map when one of these creatures spawns is to use the squad system and multi map.

ce-ls3 Bloodstone Harvest
Recover the bloodstone slivers that have affected creatures, and collect the remaining silvers in the world before they can do more harm.

This will remain locked until you pick up the first bloodstone sliver. You can do this at the time of collecting the device for “Bloodstone Sightings”. The following maps details the locations where you can find the bloodstone slivers scattered around Tyria.

Aside from the 10 collectible slivers, you will also need to kill all give crazed creatures to finish this achievement. You can collect these items in any order you see fit, below they’re listed in the order of the achievement panel.

Silverwastes – Drydock  Grotto waypoint [&BLoHAAA=]

From the waypoint head up the ramp tot he top of the upturned boat. The sliver is out in the open near the little building.

Frostgorge Sound – Ice Flow waypoint [&BH4CAAA=]

Use the ramp to access the boat. Once there, follow the path to your right. The bloodstone will be sat in a doorway on the left hand side.

Fields of Ruin – Terra Carorunda waypoint [&BAECAAA=]

Head north east to the bandit camp in the cave. Look for the torch lit entrance, and follow the path through a small jumping puzzle. Once there, head across the area to the small stream, the bloodstone will be located within the mouth of the stream.

Queensdale – Shaemoor Graveyard waypoint[&BO8AAAA=]

Head across Shaemoor to the graveyard and this next bloodstone will be sat in a tree.

Brisban Widlands – Seraphs Observers waypoint [&BGIAAAA=]

Head south of the waypoint and you will see this sliver on tree.

Verdant Brink – Last Leap waypoint [&BOkHAAA=]

From the Itzel Village head west to the Wyvern Cliffs. Once here, climb the southern cliff. This is where you find the Levvi Device. Just behind the consortium traders body you will find the sliver.

Harathi Hinterlands – Thunder Rock waypoint [&BKwAAAA=]

Head south from Recovery Camp waypoint, head up the path towards the circle caged off area and look on the cliff edge to the south eastern side.

Rata Sum – Meterical Court waypoint [&BBMEAAA=]

From this waypoint, look above you on the slope. You will need to climb up the edge of the area and up large tree root behind you.

Timberline Falls – Nonmoa Lake waypoint [&BEkCAAA=]

From either of the waypoints here, head to the small island in the middle of the lake. Climb to it’s highest point where you will find a set of diving goggles. Just across from this area you will see the sliver on a lookout perch.

Mount Maelstrom – Magmatic Conjury waypoint [&BNYCAAA=]

From this waypoint head north up the face of Mount Maelstrom. You will see a large crack in the earth crust as you make your way up the incline. This sliver is located inside the crust just below. Just be careful as this one’s easy to overshoot if you judge it wrong.

bloodstone-slivers

Tremors in the North

ce-ls3 Disturbance in the Depths
Speak with Seis Burnheart about magic reactions in the north.

Seis Burnhearts location will change depending on which map he’s currently active in.

  • Frostgorge Sound, Earthshake Waypoint waypoint [&BHoCAAA=]
  • Snowden Drifts, Highpass Haven waypoint [&BLUAAAA=]
  • Lonar’s Pass, Nentor’s Consolidated Mine waypoint [&BOwAAAA=]
  • Bloodtide Coast, Marshwatch Haven waypoint [&BKYBAAA=]
  • South Sun Cove, Pearl Islet Waypoint waypoint [&BNUGAAA=]

Seis Burnheart can be found near the listed waypoints.

Note: This NPC changes maps every few days. So check back often to make sure you don’t miss any locations.

If you miss a location, don’t fret, an Elemental Sprite will be in place of where the NPC was. So you can continue without the need of her.

ce-ls3 Transfer Chaser
Complete each task to track a disturbance in magic’s flow.

After talking to Seis, you will be given a tracker and a boon called sensor tracking. From here you can use your special action key to activate the sensor. You will be shown Red, Blue or Yellow markers. Red is far away, blue is close, and yellow is very close.

You will need to go a find the sensors in the area. The sensors are a small yellow ball of energy on the ground. They’re quite hard to see, but you will know what they are when you see them.

Note: The sensor locations are random for each player. But the general locations are the same for everyone.

ce-ls3 Sensor Scouter – Frostgorge Sound
Located all Sensors

This will unlock after finding your first five sensors. Report back to Seis once you’ve found five, to progress “Transfer Chaser”.

ce-ls3 Sensor Scouter – Snowden Drifts
Located all Sensors

See “Sensor Scouter – Frostgorge Sound” for more info.

ce-ls3 Sensor Scouter – Lonar’s Pass
Located all Sensors

See “Sensor Scouter – Frostgorge Sound” for more info.

ce-ls3 Sensor Scouter – Bloodtide Coast
Located all Sensors

See “Sensor Scouter – Frostgorge Sound” for more info.

ce-ls3 Sensor Scouter – Southsun Cove
Located all Sensors

See “Sensor Scouter – Frostgorge Sound” for more info.


Unusual activity at Gillscale Pond

There is currently another event at Gillscale Pond that requires you to obtain a rift device. At this time it’s not currently known how this event plays out, the information related to it can be found below.

ce-ls3 Burden of Choice
Complete these 10 different tasks.

If you’ve kept up with all the current events up to this point you will be aware of the sad anomalies spawning randomly. You will see them, and then they vanish in a flash. It i now time to interact with them. Once you see one of these anomalies appear, run up to them and this achievement will become visible.

You will need to complete 10 tasks, some of which you may have already completed from previous events. Once you catch the anomaly the list with be accessible from your achievement panel.

Rift Stabilizing Device

To obtain the stabilizing device, enter a rift in the area, you may need to complete the event that spawns. You will be dropped above the pond, at the bottom you will find an item marked with [???]. Once obtained, talk to the NPC Auris Weirdbringer , cycle through his dialog until he says wait a minute. You can find him lurking around the pond. Once this dialog appears, just wait with it open until you’re teleported. You will then be sent through a rift. This will then turn the device on.

If you continue to talk to the NPC, he will mention the number 97. This may relate to answering the puzzle.

Stabilizing Device I

Once you obtain this device, use it to channel one of the rifts. From here you can change the number skill. Once changed, jump into the portal and it will take you to a new location. From here, you need to visit all the locations.

Once all locations have been visited, the device will break. You will then need to talk to NPC Auris Weirdbringer a second time to fix it.

  1. I [Fields of Ruin]
  2. II [Hoelbrak]
  3. III [Cursed Shore]
  4. IV [Malchor’s Leap]
  5. V [Diessa Plateau]
  6. VI [Lonars Pass]
  7. VII [Fireheart Risei]
  8. VIII [Black Citadel]
  9. IX [Metrica Province]
  10. X [Dredehaunt Cliffs]
  11. XI [Dry Top]
  12. XII [Blazerridge Steppes]
  13. XIII [The Grove]

Stabilizing Device II

At this point you will be given a second skill that gives you numbers between 1 – 13 on your skill bar. You will need to change both skills before jumping into the rift. It’s unknown at this point what combinations you should be using to solve this puzzle.

Note: Entering every rift combination does not result in any progress. It’s unknown at this time what you should be doing with the rifts.

Fields of Ruin

  • I . I
  • IV . XII
  • VIII . X
  • XII . VIII
Rata Sum

  • III. XII

Southsun Cove

  • III . II
Timberline Falls

  • III . VIII
  • VII . VII
  • XI . IV
Fireheart Rise

  • III . III
  • VII . I
  • X . XII
Sparkfly Fen

  • VI . XI
  • X . IX
Cursed Shore

  • III . I

Lonar’s Pass

  • VI . I
Dredgehanut Cliffs

  • II . V
  • X . I
  • XIII . XII
Hoelbrak

  • II . I
  • V . XII
  • IX . X
  • XIII . VIII
Malchor’s Leap

  • IV . I

Diessa Plateau

  • V . I
Iron Marches

  • IV .  II
  • VII . XIII
  • XI . XI
Blazeridge Steppes

  • IV . V
  • VIII . III
  • XII . I
Mount Maelstrom

  • IV . VI
  • VIII . V
  • XII . III
Snowden Drifts

  • VII . II

Black Citadel

  • VIII . I
Lion’s Arch

  • V . X
  • VI . X

Bloodtide Coast

  • VIII . VI
Harathi Hinterlands

  • V . XIII
  • IX . XI
  • XIII . IX
Brisban Wildland

  • VIII . IX

Metrica Province

  • IX . I
Silverwastes

  • IX . XIII

Frostgorge Sound

  • X . VI
Gendarren Fields

  • X . VII

Kessex Hills

  • X . VIII
Dry Top

  • XI . I

The Grove

  • XIII . I

About Fizz

  • Zyera Keywork

    Thanks for the guide! 🙂

  • Endless Soul

    Nice and clean, I like it!

  • Karen

    Since I finished the achievements I’m okay with sharing this information. You’ll notice that the energy does not spawn randomly, but the Coalescence will shoot dagger projectiles that become energy on the ground. This allows you to predict where they spawn. They don’t spawn far away from the Coalescence.

    • leadexample

      I started to notice they spawn at certain points. I’ve found it’s quite easy to earn these though as long as there isn’t a commander tag hanging around. If there’s a big group of players it’s almost impossible. But I did start to notice there was a pattern to the drops. useful info though.

      • Karen

        It was definitely easier to complete the Consortium ones since the Priory girl’s camp is right where the NPC in Lion’s Arch tells you to go.

  • SuzukiMasami

    Are you going to make a guide for the other achievements that were added in with the most recent patch? (it’s more than the 5 you listed here)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/4qaup8/guide_current_events_part_5_leyline_anomaly/d4rjpzt

    • leadexample

      They’re already added. Just not under the most recent. They’re in the Inquest section at the bottom.