I love the smell of commerce in the morning.
— Captain Gnashblade
Captain Evon Gnashblade is the owner and proprietor of the Black Lion Trading Company.
As a soldier of the High Legions, Gnashblade first came to Lion's Arch at the age of 20 as part of an Ash Legion operation to extort the people of the city, under the banner of the Black Lion Trading Company. Gnashblade was by all accounts a dependable soldier who never disobeyed orders—until that day. When he raised concerns with his legionnaire, Aria Gnashfang, believing that attempting to intimidate the pirates of Lion's Arch would not be fruitful, the disagreement led to a fight and Gnashfang was killed. The next day, the Black Lion Trading Company was established in earnest.
In 1326 AE, during selections to appoint a new Captain's Council member, Gnashblade purchased a vessel (making him eligible) and attempted to secure a trade agreement with the Zephyr Sanctum, but narrowly lost out to Ellen Kiel.
Following the destruction of Lion's Arch, Captain Gnashblade fled to a refugee camp in the northern hills of Gendarran Fields. Under the orders of Captain Kiel, he was conscripted into the Lionguard under General Emergency Statute 14 and forced (along with all other Black Lion Trading Company merchants), to act as a deputy quartermaster for the Lionguard, upon pain of death.
- Protect the Black Lion Dolyaks (80) [Group Event]
 Living World involvement
 Items offered
For previous dialogue, see here.
- "Most people would be alive if the council listened to me. But you got me out in one piece. Let me make it up to you with something from my private stocks."
- What do you have for sale?
- Something special? I'm in.
How are you doing out here?
- "Better than most of my customers, who are dead thanks to those useless Lionguard. Any fahrar would have held the city better than those failures."
- "My business is in tatters, and I'm surrounded by refugees who can't buy my stock. Yeah, my day is looking up."
- I'll be going now.
- I'll be going.
- Not right now.
For previous quotes, see here.
- Gnashblade is the only vendor of Recipe: Maintenance Oil Station.
- If the player has rescued him from Lion's Arch, Gnashblade will spawn a Maintenance Oil Station next to himself for a small fee the first time he is spoken to.
- Gnashblade cannot be interacted with during dialogue with other NPC's.