The Bastion storyline comprises the seven level-up chapters of the Bastion campaign, first of the four zone storylines in the Shadowlands campaign, tracked in the achievement .
The storyline itself is linear, but there are a number of optional side quests and chains in the zone as well.
Players land in Bastion and surprise Kleia with their arrival. After getting told to "follow the path" as if an aspirant, despite the news about the mawsworn kyrian, players save Pelagos, Kleia's soulbind, from a meditation gone wrong.
The Aspirant's Crucible
At the Aspirant's Crucible, players relived their deeds in life and trained alongside fellow aspirants. Helping with the anima drought and confronting their own burdens, players earn the favor of Kalisthene and their class Kyrian Covenant ability.
The Temple of Purity
At the Temple of Purity, some cracks in the armor start appearing. Numerous aspirants have fallen to self-doubt and anger, upset at the ongoing anima drought. The malcontents have formed a group, the Forsworn, that launched a surprise attack on the temple. Players fight off the leader of the attack, Lysonia alongside the Paragon of Purity and obtained a fragment of Lysonia's essence.
Chasing a Memory
By the Archon's Will
The urgency of the matter finally impressed upon Kalisthene, players are first granted a steward companion before summoning Polemarch Adrestes, herald of the Archon. Adrestes flies the player to Elysian Hold and finally meet Kyrestia the Firstborne, the Archon. She asks players to inspect the five wards protecting the temples, where they find Uther disabling the ward for the Temple of Courage.
The Temple of Courage
Flying to the Temple of Courage, a necropolis enters the scene and lays down suppressing fire. Thanikos helps push the Maldraxxi forces back, but Amarth turns him undead. Xandria helps the player put him down, then flies after Amarth further into the Necrotic Wake.
Tidings of War
- Main article: Sojourner of Bastion
At level 60, should players choose the Kyrian Covenant, they will begin the .