Later today, Guild Wars 2 players will be able to embroil themselves in political machinations when the Cutthroat Politics update goes live. During the event, players will be able to 'campaign' for either war hero Ellen Kiel or the prominent merchant Evon Gnashblade to fill a seat on the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch. The winner will have a direct impact on the game world.
Enter into the Candidate Trials alone or with a group in support of your chosen candidate. You’ll test your battle skills by facing off against waves of Aetherblade pirates – hold out for as long as you can to earn Support Tokens and loot! The challenge is great, but so are the rewards – you may even earn a rare chance at an Aetherized weapon!
Find out more on the Guild Wars 2 site.