After two weeks of negotiations, Kiel and Gnashblade have been granted an audience with the Master of Aspects. To secure a trade agreement with the Zephyr Sanctum and gain favor with the Captain’s Council, they need to impress those in charge here. We have not seen how the Zephyrites run their organization, but this Master of Aspects holds enough authority to sway his people.
With the news of the Zephyr Sanctum’s arrival, Captain Magnus told Ellen Kiel to secure a trade agreement with them. If successful, she’d land a spot on the Captain’s Council. No one has ever convinced the Zephyrites to trade with Lion’s Arch before. Kiel’s already difficult task was made harder, by another rival for the Captain’s Council seat; Evon Gnashblade, the leader of the Black Lion Company.
As I waited to board the ship, a golem named LOR-748 Field Reporter gave me more information. I learned that the Zephyrites were said to be human descendants of Canthans or Elonians. Their flying ship, the Zephyr Sanctum, rarely docks to trade or sometimes host treaty talks. They are governed by three aspect masters (sun, wind, lightning) and the Master of Balance who epitomizes all three.
Boarding a ship on Lion’s Arch, I set off to visit the Zephyr Sanctum on the Labyrinthine Cliffs. For reference, the cliffs are located between Mount Maelstrom, and what was once the dwarven outpost of Marhan’s Grotto.
The Aetherblade danger to Lion’s Arch was closer than I ever expected. After Mai Trin’s escape, the lionguards discovered one of their lairs. It’s located within the city itself, under the waterfall at Diverse Ledges. Along with Kiel, I traveled to the retreat with my friends to capture Mai Trin for her treachery.
Thanks to the Captain’s Council, Lion’s Arch is hosting the very first Dragon Bash event. Inspired by the original Dragon Festival in Cantha, this new celebration mocks the malicious dragons, as opposed to honoring them.
Once I stepped through the Divinity’s Reach asura gate that connects to Lion’s Arch, my eyes widened at the sight of a colossal holographic dragon. It was modeled after the Shatterer to be precise. I had heard about the bash in advance, but the scale of the celebration really impressed me. This hologram, was anchored to a projector at the Lion’s Court, which is replacing the famous lion statue for the bashl.