The destruction of Lion's Arch formed the centerpiece of Guild Wars 2
's first Living Story finale, an event with a big emotional impact for players who had grown accustomed to the city's presence. How do you summarize such a huge event? With music, of course. A new development blog on the official site details the creation of "Lion's Arch Lament,"
music that commemorates the destruction while at the same time walking through the history of the city in just a few moments.
The piece starts off with an homage to the music most strongly associated with Lion's Arch in the original Guild Wars
, then ties in Scarlet's Theme and the city music from Guild Wars 2
to herald its return and destruction. If you're familiar with the game's music, you should give the post a read and listen to the song
; it's likely to stir at least a few emotions about the city and its loss.