Conversation of Magic

Author Notes

This is a collective set of achievements that appeared in the game "Current Events". These releases collected small activities for players to complete between the Season 3 Living Story updates. They've have now been collected into their own section in the game. These events have also been adjusted slightly to make them a little more accessible.

Note that you may need to complete other achievements to progress forward through these events.

Table of Contents

  1. Ley-Line Activity
  2. Stop the Inquest

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Conservation of Magic
Complete each task to stay on top of the overflow of magic.

This will unlock once you complete the following achievements. You will also be rewarded with a mini ley energy spark, and a Core Tyria mastery point.


Ley-Line Activity

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Pursuit of Knowledge
Find the unidentified lodestone and return it to Ela Makkay.

To unlock your journey towards these achievements, you first need to acquire an Unidentified Lodestone. This item will allow you to talk to Ela Makkay about the new sources of magic appearing across Tyria.

To earn this item you need to kill Branded, Destroyers and Icebrood enemies. These enemies can be found all over Tyria, just find and kill them until the item drops.

Once you have the item, return to Ela Makkay to start your journey. She can be found at the water’s edge just north of the Durmand Priory Research Site near White Crane Terrace. Doubling clicking the lodestone will also reveal her location.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide 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 the three maps listed below. It doesn’t matter which event you complete, but it has to be once per map. This is a fairly simple task, find 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=]
Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Hold the Line
Don’t allow any accumulated ley-line magic to be absorbed by the dragon minions.

During these 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 take 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.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Magic Dispersed
Defeat 5 coalescences to disperse their magic back to the ley-lines

At the end of the Ley-Line events a champion will spawn at the end of the fight. You will need to kill 5 coalesences champions to earn this achievement. Simply take part in 5 events and stay until completion.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Fiona’s Stockpile
In Snowden Drifts, successfully stop the inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Priory.

Fiona spawns at Schoar’s Cleft Waypoint. Once spawned, you will need to follow her to one of several destinations. Once you arrive, you need to fend off the enemies and stop them from winning the coalescense. Repeat this three times and the achievement will unlock.

The fewer people you have, the less the event will scale making it easier. Focus the golems first, and kill as many Inquest as possible. Once you deplete their numbers, the event will end and reward you credit towards this achievements.

Repeat this three times for both NPCs.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Flinnz’s Retirement
In Snowden Drifts, successfully stop the inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Consortium.

See “Fiona’s Stockpile”.

This has the same requirements as “Fiona’s Stockpile”, however Flinnz spawns at Lornar’s Waypoint in the south of the map. Complete the events after following Flinnz to her destination three times.


Stop the Inquest

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Thwart the Inquest
Don’t allow the inquest to collect any accumulated ley-line magic.

Once you arrive at Blazeridge Steppes, 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 events.

This can be a little tricky, but if there is a commander or mentor tag at the event locations. Players will tend to gravitate towards them. If you have access to either of these items, I suggest using them to alert other players about the events.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Out of the Wrong Hands
Successfully stop the inquest from capturing 10 ley-line coalescences.

The requirements for this are simple, complete 10 ley-line coalescence events in the Blazeridge Steppes. This is another achievement that you will complete while working on other achievements tied to this region.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide 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 destination. Once you’re there, 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. Repeat this action 30 times to progress the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide 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 destination from Refuge Sanctum Waypoint waypoint [&BAUCAAA=] .

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Keadin’s Study
In Blazeridge Steppes, successfully stop the inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Priory.

Follow either of the NPCs to their destination. From here collect ley-energy and fill the collector. Once full, defend the collector and stop the Inquest from gathering ley energy. It doesn’t matter if they collect energy, just make sure they dont’ succeed after you’ve filled the collector.

Repeat this three times for the Priory and Consortium.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide 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”.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Garen’s Defense
In Mount Maelstrom, successfully stop the Inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Priory.

See “Keadin’s Study”.

These events take place in Mount Maelstorm but follow the same guidelines as “Keadin’s Study”. Follow the NPCs to their destinations, collect ley magic energy and proceed to defend and defeat the enemy three times.

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Conservation of Magic Achievement Guide Loonaloo’s Paycheck
In Mount Maelstrom successfully stop the Inquest from capturing 3 ley-line coalescences after contributing ley energy to the Consortium.

See “Keadin’s Study”.

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