ArenaNet updated the official blog with an all new post written by Ree Soesbee. This lore-filled article brings players closer to the Jotun, the last remnants of an ancient society of giants.
Even though we had established the jotun in the original games, we wanted to really bring them to life in Guild Wars 2, particularly for the norn areas of the world. We wanted them to be more than “nasty customers with big clubs,” and the way we chose to do that was to give them a long history—but a tragic one. We wanted to make the ogres an old race and follow that with the jotun, since the two species are interlinked. Giving the jotun a history that had been lost—ruined by their own flaws—gives them a lot of depth and plays into the overall story of Guild Wars 2.
Be sure to check out the entire article on the official ArenaNet Blog