Black Lion Trading Company

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The panel defaults to the Gem Store tab when opened.

The Black Lion Trading Company is a feature that provides a central access point to the economic portion of the game. The company can be accessed from anywhere in the world by pressing the appropriate hotkey (default: O). The Black Lion Trading Company is also an organization within the game and can be found at Black Lion Trading Company HQ in Lion's Arch.



  • The Black Lion Trading Company uses a golden lion for their emblem and is run by a charr named Evon Gnashblade.


  • Trade history only shows the most recent 90 days to improve viewing performance.


  • The name is derived from Lion's Arch and Blacktide Den; a corsair outpost from the original Guild Wars. [1]
  • The Lion's Arch's-based firm officially took over operation of the Gem Store, Currency Exchange, and Trading Post on Friday, June 8, at noon PDT (UTC-7) 2012 when BWE2 launched. [2]
  • The Black Lion panel received a major overhaul in both design and performance in the September 2014 Feature Pack.
  • By searching for the term „I am Evon Gnashblade“ the list of results can be switched to a compact mode and vice versa. The command was revealed during a Twitch lifestream preliminary to the September 2014 update.


  1. ^ [1], Emily Orange talking about how she named a group of merchants called Black Lion Trading Company during a make-a-wish trip to ArenaNet
  2. ^ The Big Beta Weekend Preview, an ArenaNet blog post ( link)