Sky Pirates of Tyria
Chaos has come to Lion’s Arch and the culprits responsible for the mayhem have holed up in their hideout! Inspector Ellen Kiel spearheaded the investigation into the murder, and she’s now gathering teams of deputies to capture the perpetrator. Better sharpen your weapons and skills—this criminal promises to be a slippery eel!
— Official website
Sky Pirates of Tyria was released on June 25, 2013. The culprit behind the attack on the Ship's Council has been identified as Mai Trin, but after being revealed she escaped capture with help from the Aetherblades. Now Inspector Ellen Kiel has found the Aetherblades' secret headquarters in Lion's Arch and is deputizing adventurers to help her bring the killer to justice.
- Temporary features
- New Living Story content
- New rewards
- Gem Store updates
- Permanent features
- New jumping puzzle: Not So Secret
- Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt
- Structured PvP updates
- Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode now available to all players
- WvW updates
- Mortar Mastery
- Gem Store updates
- Skill and trait balance updates
- AoE Looting
Sky Pirates: Aetherblade Attack
- The Aetherblades are raising havoc from their Lion's Arch base. The Lionguard vow these pirates will not ruin Dragon Bash.
Sky Pirates: Aetherblade Hideouts
- As Dragon Bash concludes, Aetherblade bases have been found in Lion's Arch and Gendarran Fields.
- See also: Sky Pirates
- Primary article: Dragon Bash mail
- Hologram Heists
The Aetherblades have become interested in the hologram technology used in the Hologram Projectors, and will sometimes appear when players approach them to steal it, forcing players to instead fight the Aetherblades.
- Aetherblade Caches
- See also: Caching Out
The Aetherblades have hidden several caches of goods across Tyria, including some hidden within mini-dungeons and jumping puzzles, and placed guards at each location. Players can defeat the guards to reach the cache for extra chances at treasure.
- Aetherblade Retreat dungeon
- Primary article: Aetherblade Retreat
The main base of the Aetherblade has been found. Accompany Inspector Ellen Kiel into the Aetherblade's hideout and defeat their leader and First Mate Horrik. This dungeon is available until July 9, 2013.
- Not So Secret
- Primary article: Not So Secret
A second Aetherblade site has been discovered. Travel through this jumping puzzle and plunder the Aetherblades' treasure.
- A Future in Politics
- Primary article: A Future in Politics
With the Aetherblade threat deflected, Magnus has plans for Inspector Kiel regarding the empty spot on the Captain's Council.
Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt
- Primary article: Marriner Plaque
Discover all the plaques commemorating Cobiah Marriner. Speak to Cassin Hoppal to begin searching. This scavenger hunt is inspired by the plot of the book: Sea of Sorrows, and will grant you the History Buff achievement upon completion.
Gem Store items
- Aetherblade Heavy Armor Skin — 800
- Aetherblade Medium Armor Skin — 800
- Aetherblade Light Armor Skin — 800
- Air Rider Package — 650
- Chop-It-All Logging Axe — 800
- Recovery Package
- Tradesman's Package
- Custom Arena Starter Kit — 1,600
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- Sky Pirates of Tyria on official website
- Skill and Trait changes overview on official website
- Aetherblade Overview on official website
- Gifting overview on official website
- Sky Pirates of Tyria Guide on official website
- Inspector Kiel's report on the Aetherblades on official website