Kryta - Lion’s Arch - A Tour of Lion’s Arch Western Ward Tour Guide: All right, folks. Before we get started, I want to
go over a few rules. We’re going to move quickly, so keep up. Please
keep questions to a minimum. Parents, please keep your children close.
I’m not responsible if they wander off and get eaten by karka. OK. Let’s
go. Any questions? No? All right, then. Western Ward Tour Guide: After
Scarlet destroyed Lion’s Arch in 1327, the Captain’s Council held a
competition for the rebuild effort. The brightest architects from around
Tyria submitted their design proposals, including one very talented
student. But alas, her brilliant vision for the new
Lion’s Arch proved too forward thinking for the small minds on the
council. So instead of gazing upon sweeping views of the bay, we have a
giant…lobster. Note the excessive use of materials. And those…claws.
Follow me, if you will. Is everyone having a great time? I know I am. Grand Piazza Tour
Guide: Curved glass and ornate steel comprise this mighty installation.
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to stand under it if an
earthquake were to happen. On that note, let’s continue. Pick up the
pace, people. Grand Piazza Tour Guide: Over here are a number of asura
gates that lead to various cities all over Tyria. It’s the most
effective way to escape in a hurry. Perhaps to find adventure, or a new
career when your
architectural dreams are shattered by a giant concrete crustacean.
(cough) Moving on. Remember folks, a generous tip is an appreciated tip. Trader’s Forum Tour
Guide: This area is very popular with the children. And those easily
excited. Behold: the Lion’s Arch fountains! Incidentally, this is also
where 80% of all tour-related injuries occur. Please watch your step. Shall we? Is
everyone having a great time? I know I am. Trader’s Forum Tour Guide: Through this
portal is the second ward of Lion’s Arch. Take a moment to get
acquainted with the area. I’ll meet up with you, just on the other side.
Go on. Tour Guide: (sigh) Is it almost break time?
“We all changed along the way and we went through different periods where we were better than the other one, but no matter who’s at their best or who’s leading us, we found a way to still win and all do it together.” - Tim Duncan