The Lost Shores/Phase 1
Phase 1 of The Lost Shores started on 16 November 2012. Players will face the karka threat, a new dungeon, and a large scavenger hunt to find a way to defeat the karka.
To complete Phase 1, players must have completed the dynamic event chain leading to Noll before Phase 2 began (November 17, 12:00 PST); they can continue to pursue the investigation now. Some NPCs will appear in two places at once.
 Lost Shores
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The Invasion of Lion's Arch meta event took place at the beginning of phase 1. Players fought waves of Karka near Lion's Gate and provided samples to Bardus. After the event finished, Inspector Ellen Kiel in the Grand Piazza in Lion's Arch charged players with investigating the reason for the attack. Karka start attacking Consortium locations in Caledon Forest and Kessex Hills.
- Something has been stirring in the Sea of Sorrows.
- Something has been stirring in the Sea of Sorrows.
- Speak with Lionguard Tyrro to learn about the mysterious rift.
- The karka have surfaced in Caledon Forest and Lion's Arch. Speak to Head Researcher Levvi or Inspector Ellen Kiel in Lion's Arch to learn more.
- Drive the invading karka out of Morgan's Spiral
- The karka have surfaced in Kessex Hills, Caledon Forest, and Lion's Arch. Speak to Head Researcher Levvi or Inspector Ellen Kiel in Lion's Arch to learn more.
- Drive the karka out of Garenhoff's harbor
To help with the reconstruction of Lion's Arch, players are invited to donate building materials. This is done by combining Donation Packaging bought from Miyani with any three items of the same type in the Mystic Forge to obtain Captain's Council Commendations. These can be traded with Lionguard Lyns in the Grand Piazza. Donations stop after The Lost Shores event is over.
 Fractals of the Mists
The Consortium invites you and a party to adventure into the unknown nether realm of the Fractals of the Mists. This is a new type of dungeon that features multiple mini dungeons called fractals and an ever increasing difficulty.
 Inspector Ellen Kiel's scavenger hunt
Inspector Ellen Kiel in the Grand Piazza asks you to investigate the possible reason for why Lion's Arch has been invaded by karka. Your search will take you to Consortium bases in Lion's arch, Caledon Forest, and Kessex Hills. There will also be Lost Shores events that coincide with these areas.
- Inspector Ellen Kiel initiates this quest; you can find her west of the Grand Piazza POI.
- Examine the debris on the shore in Lion's Arch west of Sanctum Harbor waypoint. You must examine the items listed below (there is more than one of most of them). Although you deal with them in this order, touching one out of sequence will not reset your progress.
- Broken Cargo Container
- Ruptured Cargo Barrel
- Sealed Cargo Barrel, which must be pried open with a crowbar that's randomly spawned throughout the beach
- The final piece of debris contains a Mysterious Soggy Bag. Bring it back to Kiel, who recommends that you interrogate Consortium Subdirector Blingg. You will receive a Drop of Liquid Karma for getting to this point.
- Blingg is located at the new Consortium Gift Shop POI, northwest of Fort Marriner. He can be pressured through conversation to mail you a Map Fragment that points to the next location.
- The Hanto Trading Post is in Trader's Green, Caledon Forest. Speak to Subdirector Noll to initiate the an event, after which he will provide information leading to Canach, the next NPC to visit.
- Canach is a Sylvari one floor up in a house in the northwest part of Garrenhoff, a port village in Wizard's Fief, in the southeastern corner of Kessex Hills.
- Find Canach, trigger his event, and speak to him again; he will mail you the Map of Southsun Cove.
- Return to Kiel in LA and receive a Jug of Liquid Karma.
- This quest chain was extended into phase 2 due to the myriad of bugs with the NPC spawns that prevented most players from completing it.
 Intermediary mails
 Miyani's scavenger hunt
Talk to Miyani about the mystery of the karka. Talk to Lionguard Lyns (Commendation trader) and go through her dialogue options if Miyani does not bring up speaking with Zommoros. Zommoros will tell you that the karka are a dangerous threat. You will receive a mail from Miyani, who tells you that various races are affected by the invasion and asks you to check up with a Hylek, a Quaggan, and a Largos. You may need to log out and back in, or change zones, before you receive the mail.
- Search for the quaggan Pastkeeper Saballa near Stormwreck Deeps north of Sperrins waypoint in Ventry Bay, Caledon Forest. Her position is marked with a gold star on the map. You will need to rescue her in an event if she isn't present. You must jog her memory with items that remind her of home. There will be objects scattered on the seafloor, including Driftwood, Seaweed, and Sea Urchin Meat. You will need to give three pieces of any of the following: seaweed, sea urchin meat and a scallop. Saballa will tell you the quaggans ran away when she was a hatchling and hand you a Magic Scroll.
- Find Gukumatz in Michoan Marsh in Metrica Province, just north of Michotl Grounds waypoint, his position is marked by a gold star. A skritt thief will periodically steal his supplies and you must defeat the thief in the Catch and defeat the skritt thief event. He will hand you an Empty Alchemical Bottle and tell you to collect four elements. If you drop the bottle, it will be put back in your inventory. You need to pick up the essences. Each person may get a different order in which to pick up the elements: Fire, Lightning, Water, Earth or Water, Earth, Lightning, Fire (see the map to the right for their locations). Do not pick up Gukumatz's Mixed Alchemical Supplies. Then talk to Gukumatz again to receive an Alchemical Potion.
- Head northeast of Ireko Tradecamp waypoint in Kessex Hills to find a Largos, Fahd al'Eshadhi, in Viathan Lake indicated with a gold marker. He will periodically start the Assist Fahd al'Eshadhi in eliminating krait patrols event. Loot Fahd al'Eshadhi's Chest to receive a Strange Shell. You will be attacked by Fahd al'Eshadhi in an event if he wasn't defeated recently.
- After you have collected Magic Scroll, Alchemical Potion and Strange Shell, return to Head Researcher Levvi. You will receive 5 Captain's Council Commendations.
- This quest chain was not extended into phase 2 and its content has been removed once phase 2 has started.
 Assault on Morgan's Spiral
- Primary article: Drive the invading karka out of Morgan's Spiral
 Assault on Garrenhoff
- Primary article: Drive the karka out of Garenhoff's harbor
- Primary article: The Lost Shores/Phase 1/dialogue