**** Spoiler Alert: If you haven't read/finished the GW Books, don#t read *****
When I saw the CE picture a few days ago, I started wondering why they chose Rytlock to be such a prominent part of it (in game pet, figurine).
Everything I know about him comes from "Ghosts of Ascalon" and "Edge of Destiny" (the books) and what I read there makes me wonder why ANet chose him instead of one of the other heroes.
Are there any other information available at this point, on him or the other members of Destiny's Edge? (outside the game/beta)
If not, what makes him so special? It's been a while since I read the books, but in my memory the accomplishments of Eir or Master Snaff or Caithe are more worthy of attention.
I also noticed, that a lot of people here are Rytlock-fans and this leads to the same question: Why him? Why not Eir, the founder of Destiny's Edge? Or Master Snaff, who gave his live to defeat one of the dragons? Or Caithe, who always fought for the unity of the races and her friends.
And just to be clear: I have nothing against Rytlock, I like the charr and consider playing one first, but I just don't understand the hype abput him.
Did I miss something?
P.S. As I finished writing this, it came to my mind, that it could have something to do with the concept art: If I remember correctly, the charr's appearance was one of the first to be finished (after humans, but humans are boring and not unique to GW), while the other races where still changed.
For example, the first pictures of Caithe don't look a bit like the playable Sylvari they have now...