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Matthias, an Arcanist

The Arcanists are a group of researcher-monks that are found in Fort Tarsis[1] and Bastion.

Overview

Scientist-mystics who have dedicated themselves to researching the mysteries of the world, the Arcanists research both the natural frontier as well as the technological. Their ultimate goal is to gather, categorize, and preserve the complete knowledge of humanity. Their tireless promotion of knowledge and teaching has been directly or indirectly responsible for much of the technological advancement of the world.[2] They see the gathering and preserving of information as their spiritual and moral duty.[3]

Arcanists can be found at every level of society, from giving basic instruction to researching Shaper relics in the wild,[3] to the Anthem of Creation itself.[4] There are various Arcanist academies, depending on the field of study.[3]

The Arcanists are the ones who handcraft the Javelin exosuits utilized by the Freelancers.[5] Notably, they were able to reverse-engineer the Storm Javelin for use by the Freelancers.[6]

History

The Arcanists have existed for at least 500 years, and were active at the same time as the Legion of Dawn. Using a secret underground labwork, the Arcanists were able to create the first Javelins.[7]

After the destruction of the library of Dunar, Arcanists published a common book of accumulated learning, known as Concordance. It stands as their most prolific work.[8]

Known Arcanists

Trivia

  • Arcanist story missions usually involve saving characters from peril.
  • Arcanist contracts usually involve finding caches of ancient documents.

References

  1. Electronic Arts - WELCOME TO FORT TARSIS
  2. Electronic Arts - THE MAJOR FACTIONS YOU’LL ENCOUNTER IN ANTHEM
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Electronic Arts - THE FIVE BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS ABOUT ANTHEM FROM PAX WEST 2018
  4. Game Informer - We Asked BioWare If Mass Effect Takes Place In Anthem's Universe
  5. Electronic Arts - Get to Know Anthem's Ranger Javelin
  6. Electronic Arts | THE FOUR JAVELINS OF ANTHEM
  7. Games Radar - Everything you need to know about the Anthem story, lore, characters and factions
  8. Anthem Demo
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