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King Doric was the first king to rule over the unified human kingdom. Before the three human kingdoms of Ascalon, Kryta and Orr were formed, they were regions in one kingdom, and Doric was its first king. He was crowned at King's Watch and had his royal palace at Lion's Arch.

1072 years ago, when the Old Gods' gift of magic had been misused by the races of Tyria and wars were raging across the land, it was Doric who traveled to Arah, the city of the Gods, and pleaded with the Gods to intervene.

The inscription on the Statue of Dwayna describes the event:

"And when the world rang with the clanging of swords and did fire fall from the skies, Dwayna, goddess of life and air, heard the wailings and pleas of the weak.
And when the rumblings of war did not cease, cameth Her charge Doric, who did prostrate himself at Her feet.
And cast She now a glance upon the war-torn lands and wasted flesh of the fallen, and with tears upon Her cheek did lay her gentle hands upon the prostrate man. Then saith She unto him and all Her charges, Lay down thy weapons, and as I have done unto ye, so ye must do for your brethren. Offer protection to the weak. Give solace and shelter to those who need it. Be ye a salve to the wounded.

In response to Doric's plea, the Gods divided the magic in Tyria into four Bloodstones and a Keystone to prevent anyone from ever wielding power over all magic again. They sealed the stones with Doric's blood (hence the name Bloodstones) and placed him and his dynasty in charge of guarding the stones.

King Doric is greatly respected by the people of the three kingdoms. In Ascalon, they built the legendary Horn of King Doric to honor his name.

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