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Episode 1: Daybreak

Daybreak is the first episode of Living World Season 4 that was released on 28 November 2017. It came out with the zone, Domain of Istan in the Crystal Desert. 

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Guild Wars 2 - Daybreak - 01 Eye of the Brandstorm

Guild Wars 2 - Daybreak - 01 Eye of the Brandstorm

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Guild Wars 2 - Amnoon Evacuation (Eye of the Brandstorm achievement)

Guild Wars 2 - Amnoon Evacuation (Eye of the Brandstorm achievement)

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Guild Wars 2 - Qais Closed (Eye of the Brandstorm hidden achievement)

Guild Wars 2 - Qais Closed (Eye of the Brandstorm hidden achievement)

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Guild Wars 2 - Daybreak - 02 Under the Stars

Guild Wars 2 - Daybreak - 02 Under the Stars

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Daybreak chapters

The following are storylines and story achievements released in this episode:

  1. Eye of the Brandstorm (Story)
    - Amnoon Evacuation
    - Electric City
    - Not So Shocking
    - Qais Closed (hidden)

  2. Under the Stars (Story)
    - Ally Assessment

  3. Champion's Dawn (Story)
    - Family Ties
    - Who's Laughing Now?

  4. Convincing the Corsair (Story)
    - Mehdi's Grog

  5. ​The Hero of Istan (Story)
    - Stop Right There
    - Thereby Hangs a Tale (hidden)
    - Tipple Toes (hidden)

  6. ​The First City (Story part 1) (Story part 2)
    - Timing is Everything
    - From Downtown (hidden)
    - Stand Your Ground
    - This Belongs in a Museum (hidden)
    - Gone Swimming (hidden)
    - You Left This (hidden)

Amnoon Evacuation (2AP)

Save 40 civilians. Count represents number remaining.

This is somewhat a timed achievement. You can complete this achievement by doing the following:

  • As you approach Amnoon, you will see 3 civilians trapped in branded crystals. Destroy the branded crystals asap to free the civilians, or they will turned into branded mobs. There are 2 other branded crystals that you will need to destroy quickly. Later on, there will be 5 more branded crystals with 3 civilians in each of them.

  • Rez dead civilians. There is 1 in the tent nearby and 5 inside the big pyramid.

  • Interact with live civilians to direct them to safety. There are more inside Amnoon City.

If you defeat the Branded Wyvern, all the civilians will despawn.

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Electric City (2AP)

Repel the Branded from the Free City of Amnoon in under 12 minutes.

The timer starts when you enter the city. It stops when you defeat the Branded Wyvern. Easy to do with a group.

Not So Shocking (3AP)

Repel the Branded from the Free City of Amnoon without being struck by lightning.

The lightning areas are shown as red circles on the ground. Dodge out of them.

There are 2 parts to this achievement.

  • Avoid the lightning outside of Amnoon City. This ends at the city gates.

  • Avoid the lightning inside Amnoon City. This ends after defeating the Branded Wyvern.

Qais Closed (hidden) (1AP)

Learn all the details of Deputy Qais's destiny, and relay that information to Captain Rahim.

At the end of the instance, after talking to Canach and Rytlock, talk to Captain Rahim and ask him questions about Deputy Qais.

Ally Assessment (2AP)

Check in with allies in the Sunspear base.

This can be done while not on the story quest. When you enter the library, simply speak to the 10 NPCs listed below:

  • Agent Rhodena

  • First Spear Hakima

  • Priest Idrissa

  • Quartermaster Zineb

  • Recruit Arif

  • Recruit Asim

  • Recruit Chaima

  • Ouissal

  • Guard Idam

  • Trainer Atika

Family Ties (hidden) (1AP)

Inform the Awakened Sunspear Champion that his family survived.

Pre-requisite: A Family's Sacrifice

After defeating Awakened Koss Dejarin, talk to him about his descendents and tell him that they survived.

Who's Laughing Now? (1AP)

Defeat the Awakened Sunspear Champion without allowing him to heal.

Whenever Koss's breakbar under his name appears, break it quick with CC. If you don't have a CC available, pick up a Slimy Rock to throw at him.

Mehdi's Grog (2AP)

Gather grog ingredients for Mehdi.

Pre-requisite: A Family's Sacrifice

This achievement is a part of the story quest. You have to obtain the following items to make Mehdi's Grog.

  • Knuckle Salve

  • Powderkeg Shrapnel

  • Fine Aged Liquor

  • Astral Water

  • Dried Wheat

  • Skyclad Mushroom

  • Acquire Grog from Mehdi

Stop Right There (1AP)

Defeat the Awakened guard who goes to check on the riot before he can reach the top of the stairwell.

After escaping from your cell and releasing Zaeim, run after the Awakened guard who is slowly going up the steps and kill him. He is the one who said he was going to check on the riot. Timer 4:59 in the video above.

Thereby Hangs a Tale (hidden) (1AP)

Inform the Awakened Sunspear Champion that his family survived.

Relive the tales of the imprisoned storyteller.

Tipple Toes (hidden) (1AP)

Escape the dungeons without being spotted by the drunken Awakened.

After releasing Zaeim, go up the steps and avoid the telegraphs in front of the Awakened guards.

Timing is Everything (1AP)

Make it to the other side of the Vestibule of Faith and pull the levers unscathed.

This is at the entrance of Fahranur, where huge bells drop on front of you. Just make it to the other side without getting damaged. There are 3 levers altogether.

From Downtown! (hidden) (1AP)

Throw a static conduit and destroy a static storm orbiting Scruffy from very far away.

Throw the static conduit from the platform where you got it from. Make sure to aim in front of the static storm path.

Stand Your Ground (3AP)

Survive the rapid ammunition discharge protocol without being downed or leaving the platform.

During the last 5% of Scruffy's HP, he will start spamming attacks everywhere. Avoid the AOEs and static storm orbs. Do not die or get downed during this phase.

Who's Laughing Now? (1AP)

Defeat the Awakened Sunspear Champion without allowing him to heal.

Whenever Koss's breakbar under his name appears, break it quick with CC. If you don't have a CC available, pick up a Slimy Rock to throw at him.

This Belongs in a Museum (hidden) (6AP)

Find all the hidden relics around Fahranur, the First City.
 

There are 7 items that you have to find in this instance.

  1. Ancient Istani Coin
    Northwest side of the Eternal Reservoir. In a small cove at water level.

  2. Damaged Jokanur Digging Shovel
    On a ledge, by the hills near the first gate.

  3. Cracked Fang Necklace
    Northwest corner of the map. Behind a tree.

  4. Folden Silk Tapestry
    Northwest of #5. Behind a fallen pillar, in Nadijeh's Assembly.

  5. Primeval Tome
    On a balcony, west of the map. In Elswyth's Gallery.

  6. Ancient Sunspear Regalia
    On a ledge Flame Wall area where the branded mobs are. (SW of map).

  7. Chunk of Apocryha
    In the Royal Chamber, drop down to a pillar, east of the platform.

Gone Swimming (hidden) (1AP)

Find the diving goggles in Fahranur, and dive into the Eternal Reservoir.

The diving goggles is in the northeast area of the map, past the gates, before the bells; near the Eternal Reservoir. You will need to fall through the cracks to the water below.

You Left This (hidden) (1AP)

Find Taimi's hair bow and return it to her.

Pick up Taimi's hair bow, after Vestibule of Faith, where the dropping bells are. Then return it to her at the end of the instance.

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