The Arch Exchange of Lion's Arch is the most important financial institution in Tyria. The Arch Exchange was formed by a member of the Xunlai Guild, Hao Luen, when Cantha isolated its borders and cut off Canthans outside the continent. He created the Arch Exchange using the Xunlai's organization and magical abilities to establish a new group not tied to any race. Despite being small, it is very popular due to providing a fair inter-species trade as well as supporting the pirates of Lion's Arch. Primarily a family organization, the current leader of the Arch Exchange is a descendant of Hao Luen, who has the same name, Captain Hao Luen.
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