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1 - “The Arch or Nothing”

As they gather at the Gendarran Fields entrance to Lion's Arch, a recent recruit to the 14th Lionguard Security Force shows me a tattoo popular with the group. The words on his skin capture their goal now: "The Arch or nothing"


Today, the 14th will attempt to be the first squadron to establish a foothold in the battered, occupied Lion's Arch.


Their mission is simple, yet dire: breach the city and hold Trader's Forum until reinforcements arrive, whenever that will be. Given how Scarlet’s forces are entrenched in the city, Lionguard Command does not expect the 14th to last through the night. Despite this, they volunteered to be the first in.


Some of the 14th are fresh to combat, others breathe hard with miasma-scarred lungs. Beneath their injuries is wounded pride. This city is their home, one now in enemy hands. It haunts them as they tell me about the loved ones they lost during the invasion.


But now, they look to enter Lion's Arch and avenge everything taken from them by Scarlet.


Scholar Ela Makkay, embedded with the 14th Lionguard Security Force/"Marriner's Might"


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Taken on February 28, 2014