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November 8, 2012 - 5:52am -- Xerin
The Lost Shores

With the Lost Shores over a week away until the grand reveal, I’ve compiled a whole host of teasers, hints and theory craft from various sources, for your reading pleasure.

Whales and Dolphins!

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Surrounded by NPC’s throwing water buckets over the poor creatures, beached whales have begun to appear on shorelines across Tyria. You can find one of the giant creatures on the beach in Lion’s Arch.  The most obvious question: why are they fleeing the ocean?

Ships, Ships, Ships!

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There are four new ships being around Lions Arch (Harbor Waypoint, Claw Island Portage Waypoint and Sanctum Harbor Bay).  It should be noted that one of the ships is underwater, while a second has a distinct symbol.  To me, the symbol looks almost tentacle-like.

Posters Everywhere!

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Four posters have appeared on message boards around Lion’s Arch.  These were originally translated by Ashodin and the high resolution posters by Ralmante. The language used on the posters is New Krytan, the language of Tyria.

Poster 1:

Poster 1

Beware Flesh-eating swarms

Lion’s Arch Authorities are diligently combating an unstoppable onslaught of flesh-eating swarms. We apologize for the inconvenience. We ask that, for your own safety, to stand close and to let our professionals die horribly so that you may continue to live. If you rank yourself among the righteous then by all means assist in the extermination process. We are certain that somewhere, someone at some time will be grateful for your heroic, if not pointless, sacrifice.

Poster 2:

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Dangerous sea monsters

Lion’s Arch Authorities kindly remind all visitors that sea monsters have rendered our beaches unsafe for the general public. Should you choose to ignore this warning then upon your inevitable, grisly demise members of our local pirate population will insure the fair division of your remaining, worldly possessions. Despite your potential horrible end, find comfort in the knowledge that you will soon no longer care and that you will have made a generous contribution to those who, ironically, have more respect of the rules than you do.

Poster 3:

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Avast! Ahoy all ye landlubbers!

The hardworking members of the consortium are proud to announce the upcoming unveiling of your dream vacation! coming soon we will open the gate – the asura gate – connecting Lion’s Arch to a veritable tropical paradise of magnificent proportions!

swim in the radiant waters*!

relax on the beach*!

dance the night away*!

Prepare to hoist your jolly roger and to embark on a most majestic adventure with your favorite band of salty dogs!

Arr You Ready?

*Towels not included. The consortium cannot be held responsible for aquatic-related and rythmic-related injuries(or other injuries related to misadventure or otherwise general buffonery). Our medical staff will be on-call to happily ignore your needs should they inevitable arise.

Poster 4: 

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Enter at your own risk

Lion’s Arch Authorities cannot be held responsible for missing/stolen/damaged and/or devoured appendages, small children, dinghies, fruit baskets, skritt, pumpkin flavored marshmellows, spoons, goofy hats, ascalonian salads, pocket watches, earrings, in-laws, spirits of the wild, eye patches, war machines, seraph, rhubarb pies, mystical artifacts of unquestionable power, mystical artifacts of questionable power, seeing-eye squirrels and carp."

Asura Gate and House

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Close to the Claw Island Portage Waypoint is a new house with an Asura Gate nearby.  Tying in nicely to poster 3, I expect this to be the main entrance point to the Lost Shores.

Sea Monster

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Could this piece of concept art have anything to do with the strange happenings, rather than a dragon?