First of all , this topic have heavy spoilers .. so don't read if you hate spoilers
I didn't came up with this speculation myself , but I just wanted to put all thoughts and ideas in one solid topic , because I found it very interesting twist in lore ....
At start we know that there are five elder dragons that have awaken :
Kralkatorrik : The Crystal Dragon that can turn any living thing into a crystal creature called " The Branded "
Zhaitan : The undead dragon that can turn any dead creature into undead called
" The Risen "
Jormag : the Ice dragon that can corrupt any living creature into icy
corrupted version called " The Icebrood "
Primordus : The fire dragon that can create his own minions from rock and lava and are called " The Destroyers "
Deep Sea Dragon : which we don't have alot of information about besides
that he resides in the deep ocean , and there is some speculations that the krait are his minions or at least servants
now what if we were wrong , and there is actually six dragons not five as we thought , and this seems to be not just a wild speculation , but the Durmand Priory actually concluded this as a fact ...
because there is a very interesting NPC in the Durmand Priory called "Scholar Trueclaw " , and he will say this interesting line :
"Jotun, mursaat, forgotten, seer, dwarf. Five against six. It seems so unfair. And, yet.. "
but thats not all , this particular NPC will have an extra dialogue if you are part of the order of whispers as you can say
" One must count the uncounted. "
and his reply will be
" And name the unnamed. Shh, I can't talk long. There are eyes and ears everywhere in this place. Infiltrating the Priory has been my hardest assignment to date. "
now thats getting pretty interesting , why he said five races against six ? and what did he mean by one must count the uncounted ?
* for the full script of the NPC check this :
does this mean there must be a sixth dragon we didn't count and it
should be remained unnamed ...
Now there are several hints around the world that leads us to solve this
mystery by ourselves ...
1- The Crucible of Eternity entrance is a hexagon , each one of them
represent one of the elder dragons ... one site with fire , another with crystals , another with bones , another with Ice and another one with water .... and finally
there is a sixth site with forest and trees
2- Any Elder dragon have a way to create his own army , Three dragons
create there army by using the living (( or there body )) which are the
branded , Icebrood and the risen .... those dragons can corrupt any
uncorrupted form of life , we can see a corrupted version of each race ....
each race have a corrupted version ... all but one ... the sylvari ... we have never seen a risen sylvari ... or branded sylvari or Icebrood sylvari ... that for sure raises a question .... Why ?
3- also we know that the fourth dragon doesn't need a living creature to
create his army , instead he can create his army from the elements he have
power over , so he create his army " The Destroyers " from lave and stones ,
now who else had the power to create a race from nothing except the elements he have power over !! ... yes the Sylvari
4- Now it all becomes more clear , and what strengthen this speculation is that the sylvari came into life at the same time the elder dragons awaken ... Coincidence !!
5- Another interesting note , that through all our encounters with the
Nightmare Court , they keep saying that the Ventari Tablet's teachings has deviated them from what they were truly created for , and they always look at the other sylvari as brainwashed or deluded !!
now all this hints gives us two speculations , that there is a sixth
dragon represent nature , and this dragon minion's are the Sylvari ..
but that will also leads us to few more questions ... what is the nature of the
pale tree in this ... is the pale tree is the sixth dragon ? ... but this
seems unlogical , what seems more logical is that the pale tree is
actually a champion of the sixth elder dragon , and has been influenced
by the Ventari and decided to betray her master and side with the mortal races .... we have a similar case happened in the Guild Wars history , as " Glint " was a champion of the elder dragon Kralkatorrik and betrayed him and sided with the mortal races ....
or we can think about it in a more twisted way , that this is actually a
part of the sixth elder dragon plot , to weaken the other elder dragons with
there fight agianst the mortal races and in the same time replenishing his own
army with more sylvari ... and in the right moment he assumes control and destroy what is left of Tyria races or the elder dragons (( whoever wins ))
there are also small hints here and there that supports this theory but they are not as strong as
the above hints :
- At the sylvari tutorial area , you will face a tree like dragon , which have no other match in the world and its totally unique ... why its related to sylvari dream ?
-The sylvari are the only race that are concerned with the elder dragons
from the first moment they were born and they take it as there purpose in life to destroy the elder dragons , and they seem to be the most race that are aware of there threat .
-The sylvari knows too much about zhaitan and his powers more than any
other race (( even the older races )) , and four of them where actually key factors in defeating zhaitan
(( Trahearne , Caithe , Tegwen , Carys ))
- The pale tree knows too much things that predates the time she was
planted in earth , she knows the full history of Orr , and she also gives us hints about how to defeat Zhaitan
- The Sylvari don't age , and there are no sylvari childern ... they are
just created !!
This topic is opened for discussion and to other speculations or hints that
can support or reject those assumptions