New Lion’s Arch

Well today was the big day!  Finally the new city of Lion’s Arch was revealed.  As I traveled around the city exploring all the new areas, I grabbed some screenshots of the beautiful work ArenaNet put together.

 

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Beautiful outskirts of the city.  Cannons have now been placed along the cities walls for protection.

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Guild Initiative Headquarters

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Another view of the city

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Roof of Lion’s Court

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Crafting Area

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Macha’s Landing…..Looks like a lobster 🙂

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Beautiful Lighthouse

As I find new places, I will put the screenshots on the blog.  Now time to explore some more…………

King Pirate Drrikk’ttikk

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The undemarket in Hooligan’s Route located in Lion’s Arch.  This is also the home of Pirate King Drrikk’ttikk.

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King Drrikk’ttikk is a Skritt.  He is a rat-like creature who’s race lives underground.  Here he is with all his “shinies”, which is what Skritt call their possessions that shine or glitter.

And yes….that is a cat in a cage!

Rebuilding Lions Arch

Well the day has come where Lions Arch is finally under construction!  I took the time to go around the city and take some screenshots of construction site and workers.  I will miss the old city full of boats and the harbor atmosphere so popular among the city.  Only time will tell how the new Lions Arch will finally look.

 

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Workers on scaffolds

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Charr hard at work

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Scaffolding and sand fillers

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Working on bridge repair

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Some of the old scenery of Lions Arch.  The boat decor made it such an original city.  

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Soon the future of the city will reveal itself

A Day in the field/ And a revisit to Lion’s Arch

Adaliind started her day off as she always does.  She was prepared to go out and farm for minerals and just enjoy the beautiful day and adventures that may await her.  She started off in the Shiverpeaks Mountains in Lornar’s Pass.  She was near the Winterthaw trading post when she came across some Destroyers.  After taking care  of them she ventured further out and came across a tribe of Ettis.  Once again they were not friendly and deadly matters had to be initiated.   Lastly, she decided to visit her favorite place, Lion’s Arch.  She was one of the hero’s that had taken Scarlet down, so she was intrigued to go visit the city and see how it all fared out.  As she visited she kept hearing whispers of an Elder Dragon that might have awoken during Scarlet’s drilling in the bottom of the sea.  Adaliind’s hair raised up on the back of her neck, an Elder Dragon, a worthy opponent is all she could envision.  Only time would tell if this rumor was true.  But if it was, it was a battle she definitely would look forward to with great anticipation!

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Battling with her jungle stalker, Simba, A Destroyer Troll is taken down.  At Adaliinds feet lies a Destroyer crab. 

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Brutis, the brown bear, came and helped take down a Destroyer Harpy

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Next was the attack with the Etti

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One more to go down

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Enjoying the fresh air with a beautiful view

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Lion’s Arch (after Scarlet) a place where Adaliind use to visit and trade with the local merchants.

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Several of the memorials seen around the city.  This one is actually thanking some of the heroes of Lion’s 

Arch for their courage and valor in defending the city.  Adaliind was amazed to find her name on the board.  

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Much damage and months of work it will take to rebuild Lion’s Arch

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Many citizens left behind are trying to find places where they can temporarily call home.

Lionguard is trying to maintain peace and keep looters away from peoples belongings left in the rubble. 

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Another place of shelter

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Much of the water is filled with debris, but it was nice to find this Quaggan home still intact.

Hopefully its owners will return soon. The sea is also showing signs of returning life.  Crabs, Shrimps,

schools of fish, Salmon and jellyfish are among some of the creatures seen so far. 

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And yet another memorial for those souls that were lost during this battle.

Lion’s Arch

I figured since the event with Lion’s Arch is coming to a close, I would take the time to grab some pictures of the city.  Some areas I could not get to since they were guarded by mobs, but I did get some good shots anyway.  These were all taken by Lady Survonna as she journeyed through the destruction of Lion’s Arch.

 

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Mystic plaza area

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The Breachmaker drilling into the beautiful waters off the coast of Lion’s Arch

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Underneath the waters the drill continues guarded by Elite Toxic Damoss and Nimrosses

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Destruction is everywhere

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Scarlet’s Knight waiting to battle

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One of Scarlet’s airships

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Canal Ward

Ellagwen

Ellagwen

Ellagwen is a thief and comes from the race of Norn, just like Adaliind.  Ellagwen is the one who will sit in a dark place, watching and listening to those nearby.  Her talents are in the arts of stealth, infiltration and escape.  She will use a mask at times, to hide her identity.  She is another one that uses the snow leopard as a spirit guide.  She looks to the spirit for its ability to blend in and its quiet footsteps towards a prey.  She listens to intuition and instinct in dangerous situations.

Her family lives on the outskirts of Hoelbrak, in the Shiverpeaks Mountains.  She holds her family dear, but realizes her trade is a deadly one.  Thieves hardly stay close to anyone for their targets would like nothing more than to have an advantage over them, and that usually comes in the death of a loved one.  Therefore she stays away as much as possible from her family as not to endanger them.  Her passion is daggers, but when distance is a must, she uses a short bow to do her deal.  She has trained with some of the best thieves in the area to increase her awareness of her surroundings and to learn how to implement her weapons in a more deadly way.

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Ellagwen recently went into Lion’s Arch where Scarlet Briar has wreaked havoc

over the entire city.  Lion’s Arch once a beautiful port area and booming metropolis, is now

left in shambles and burning.  Her goal….to kill Scarlet once and for all.  To gain back the city that was once

a home to many and respected by all races.

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As she waits to teleport up to Scarlet’s floating ship, Scarlet sends down

one of her legendary assault knights to try and defeat the warriors that are on

a mission to bring justice back to the city.  Ellagwen can feel the eyes of the

knight peering down on her……

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And then the battle begins!!

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The attack on the ground is a success!  Now the real encounter begins. As we

first enter the ship, a hologram of Scarlet emerges on the deck.

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And once again the battle ensues! Scarlet’s holograms are everywhere.  Warriors are close

to dying, but fellow soldiers help to keep them alive and fighting!

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Scarlet is down!

Now Ellagwen confronts Scarlet, knowing that the final battle will be a deadly one

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Ellagwen comes out victoriously.  Finding a nearby stake, she plunges it into

Scarlet where the villain succumbs to her wounds.

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Now Lion’s Arch is free, and the city can concentrate on rebuilding.

Wealth is granted to those who fought in the battle.  Ellagwen feels a sense of euphoria,

for death of a villain is one she always finds rewarding.

(To learn more on Scarlet Briar)

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