It's been common knowledge for a long time that while Lion's Arch survived and is a bustling city in the Tyria of Guild Wars 2, time has taken a heavy toll. The awakening of the dragon Zhaitan and the rise of Orr caused massive flooding throughout the human lands of Kryta. When the waters receded, Lion's Arch was rebuilt.
This rebuilt version has been a mystery until now. Lore and Continuity Designer Ree Soesbee has penned a new ArenaNet blog post detailing the fall and resurrection of Lion's Arch and giving a few new details on how things are run in Guild Wars 2. Even better, the post includes a two-minute tour of Lion's Arch. Check out the video in HD after the jump, then head to the ArenaNet blog to read all about it!