Alright so The Seeds of Truth patch wasn’t as contented filled as I thought it would be story wise. However, it does bring up some interesting exploration aspects to Silverwastes and some legit hard content. Note that if you haven’t played this episode yet, you should come back after you’ve done it.
The story is all about why Caithe took away Glint’s egg. To do so, we attempt to relive some of Caithe’s past memories around 20 years ago. We were put into 2 instances and both were pretty bleak moments. The first was when some of the 2nd born Sylvari that recently came into the world were kidnapped by Asurans and subjected to cruel experiments. Caithe and Faolain wanted to put a stop to it; however Faolain wanted to take it another step further and eradicate them.
You can see Faolain’s tolerance against races other than Sylvari come out in the 2nd memory where Caithe and Faolain track down their firstborn counterpart Wynne. Wynne made friends with the centaurs but Faolain instigated a fight with one of them which lead to Caithe, Faolain and Faolain’s “friends” killing the entire herd.
Now what could be overlooked is the main reason why Wynne is important. Wynne found out something powerful and told the Mother about it. Faolain overheard this and thought Wynne and the Mother were keeping this power to themselves. Hence the trek into the Silverwastes. This “power” by the way the Mother phrase it as it could “change Sylvari” is likely related Mordremoth. What would be interesting is the likely corruption affecting Faolain and other Sylvari. What I really want to know is what’s behind those doors. Is it a gate to somewhere? Is it a ruin with this great power inside? So much to know which will be great to find out in the next episode. But we may have to wait because Wintersday is coming up.
For the exploration part, there’s a huge underground of the Silverwastes to discover and a jumping puzzle that took me an hour and a half to figure out. It took 10 – 15 minutes the 2nd time. There are two pieces of armor to get so it’s a bit longer to gather bandit crests for the other pieces you don’t get for free. Some of the new gold badges to collect are in really odd places where you can fall to your death with a bad jump.
That’s about it for Seeds of Truth patch. I’m very interested in what’s in those ruins and the history between Caithe and Faolain.