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In a press release from ArenaNet, come details regarding the conclusion of the plot started in the current Dragon Bash content.

Starting on the 25th of July, players will gain access to a new story dungeon, new permanent content in the form of a Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt, new Rewards and mini-pets, as well as “the largest balance patch to date”. Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode will leave beta, and Mortars join the new World vs World ability tree, letting you put points into improving blast radius, damage, cooldowns and more.

The full press release is after the jump.

EDIT: The webpage for the event is up.

PRESS RELEASE

Lion’s Arch is in chaos following a murder at the Dragon Bash. Inspector Ellen Kiel is spearheading the investigation and is gathering teams of deputies to capture the perpetrator. Players will need to sharpen their weapons and skills to track down the slippery culprit responsible for the crime.

The update will include:

Aetherblade Retreat – This story dungeon is found at the Aetherblade base. After players find the hidden entrance they will need to fight their way to the Aetherblade’s Captain and First Mate.

Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt – This new permanent content comes out in celebration of the new novel
Sea of Sorrows by Ree Soesbee (which is releasing on July the 25th). Players will search for clues to the locations of 12 plaques that honor the city of Lion’s Arch and its founder.

Tons of new Rewards – Aetherblade caches, Mini First Mate Horrik and a monocle are just some of what players will find.

Skill and Trait Balance Update – The largest balance patch to date will include significant updates to traits and skills for more build diversity. No profession trait line has been left untouched!

Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode leaves Beta – Custom Arena Starter Kits will now be available for anyone to purchase through the Gem Store.

WvW Mortar Mastery – Mortars join the WvW ability tree with increased mortar blast radius, more damage, shorter cooldowns and the new skill Mortar Barrage.