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Cities are special explorable zones characterised by a total lack of hostile NPCs, Renown Hearts, skill challenges and dynamic level adjustment. Fast traveling to the zone's waypoints is free while in the city. Special dynamic events can still occur in cities, such as during Wintersday or Halloween.


List of cities[edit]

Capital cities[edit]

Each of the playable races has a capital city, which is the first city that characters of each respective race will visit during their story. Large portion of every character's personal storyline plays in their capital city, often within their own home instance.

Lion's Arch[edit]

In addition to the Capital-cities of the playable races, there is also Lion's Arch, the central trade and cultural hub of Tyria. Lion's Arch contains unique features that are not found in other cities.

Parts of Lion's Arch, such as the Fort Marriner Asura gate, remain under reconstruction from Scarlet Briar's Living World event when Lion's Arch was under attack.


There are several large establishments located in zones throughout Tyria.

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