“The raid takes place immediately following the events of the Mythwright Gambit raid, in which players stepped inside the Mystic Forge to help Zommoros beat back his djinn rival. Now, Qadim has invaded the djinn’s home city of Ahdashim, determined to hijack its mythical power and place himself above all other djinn. Should he succeed, Ahdashim will become a black hole of magical corruption, infecting every djinn alive — and through them the natural world itself.”
ArenaNet is likewise launching a temporary open-world event; players will be hunting for Condensed Ley-Line Essence items from bosses all over the game in order to trade up for Shiny and Ultra Shiny skritt weapons, through June 25th.
Don’t wanna wait for something to do? Starting today and running until next week, Tyria will play host to a meta-event rush, whereby players, well, rush around completing meta-events, thereby contributing to a tiered community goal and unlocking bonus goodies.