|This article is about the fortune teller from the backstory of Guild Wars Factions. For the Canthan New Year NPCs of the same name, see Fortune Teller (Canthan New Year).|
The mysterious Fortune Teller was a poor old woman living in the city of Kaineng when she saw Shiro Tagachi, a member of the city guard. The Fortune Teller told him that he was destined for greatness, and that good fortune would come his way. Shiro was skeptical at first, however soon after had good fortune begin to shower upon him.
He later returns to the old woman to learn more of his fate. She then predicts to Shiro that he will be promoted to the Emperor Angsiyan's personal bodyguard. Soon after, he is called to meet with the Emperor, where the honor of being his personal guard is bestowed on him.
Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of the Factions Campaign.
Shiro, after this unbelievable turn of events, returns to the Fortune Teller yet again to know more of his fate. However, the old woman then warns Shiro that Emperor Angsiyan is going to kill him during the Harvest Ceremony at Kuan Jun Temple. She predicts that the Emperor will kill him, if he does not kill the Emperor first. Shiro is outraged by this, and murders the Fortune Teller.
Her predictions still echo in his mind later on when he is trying to decide whether or not he should kill the Emperor to save his own life.
Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of the Nightfall Campaign.
The Fortune Teller makes a reappearance in the Nightfall campaign - the optional quest Bad Fortune allows players to track her down and destroy her once and for all. This quest also states that she was a demonic agent of Abaddon who manipulated Shiro into assassinating his Emperor and corrupted his soul. It does not reveal why, however.
Quests Involved In
For her skills as a demon, see Demonic Fortune Teller.
- It is recommended that, after defeating her first form, human players pull back. The players should rest and wait for her demon-form and demon allies to spawn, before fighting again.
- Alternatively, you can concentrate fire on her, it is possible to kill her and finish the quest before her allies start attacking you.
- It is likely that the Fortune Teller's warning to Shiro, "Beware the Harvest Ceremony" was inspired by Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. In the play, a fortune teller tells Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March."
- It is also likely that the Fortune Teller was based on the Witches in Macbeth, who gave Macbeth two prophecies that became true before Macbeth believed the third and killed his king.