The Battle Isles is the home of the Zaishen Order, and a sacred place for those who practice the art of war.
All "high level" PvP arenas for the Prophecies Campaign, Factions Campaign, and Nightfall Campaign are concentrated on the Battle Isles. This is the place where players from all three chapters can meet, team up and compete against each other.
This is what Acolyte Haitan explains about the Battle Isles:
- "We, the Zaishen Order, serve as protectors of the Battle Isles, where stands the Great Temple of our lord Balthazar. The Isles are home to countless arenas in which we train with those deemed worthy of the honor.
- Now that the ancient Tomb of the Primeval Kings is under assault, our lord commander General Yurukaro has ordered the arenas of the Zaishen opened to the people of Tyria. We have our own gateway into the Hall of Heroes, one that is, so far, safe from the taint of evil that enshrouds the Tombs. We of the Zaishen Order will also offer new combatants personal training on the way to the gladiatorial hero."
Note: For Guild Wars Prophecies players, the "low level" Ascalon Arena and Shiverpeak Arena remained open when the Battle Isles became accessible, but the Competition Arena at Lion's Arch, the Team Arena at Droknar's Forge, and the Tomb of the Primeval Kings arena were closed.
Roleplaying characters must map travel to the Battle Isles by clicking on the ship symbol on the World Map near Lion's Arch (Tyria), Kaineng Center (Cantha), or Kamadan, Jewel of Istan (Elona). The character must have reached any of these locations for the ship icon to become available.
Note: Some of these locations must be unlocked in a fixed sequence to gain access to them. See the description of the respective location for details.
- Guild Hall (Shows as the name of your Guild Hall)
- Great Temple of Balthazar
- Zaishen Menagerie