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These four seemingly unrelated items can be bought for lost belongings during the Escape from Lion's Arch event. Perhaps these are the four colors to be used in ascended gear associated with this patch?
How do I know there is a good chance of this? A picture is worth a thousand words...
I'm investing 25 gold into each of the four markets, hoping for big profits since everyone else is just selling theirs off. It's funny, everyone saw the ability to get Sprockets, Zhaitaffy, Candy Corn, and Pristine Toxic Spore Samples, and instead of thinking clearly, they all panicked. You watch, these four items will play a very important role soon enough. I have to assume that we will be able to upgrade our backpieces and/or maybe create new items with the blades that we pick up in Escape from Lion's Arch.
EDIT: Within 24 hours every item I suggested investing in has gone up nearly double in price except for the spores.
In the mean time, invest with some confidence that these four items will likely prove valuable within a month's time. Also, keep playing the Escape from Lion's Arch event so that you have a ton of blade shards when the time comes to start using the new recipes. It's funny but I just got done a game where someone was talking in Map chat about how there was no point to keep doing the event once you had the achievement. He or she couldn't be more wrong! Also, Also... I have a hunch that thick leather sections, orichalcum ore, rugged leather section (up to 3 silver now!) and gossamer scraps will soon see a price increase from upcoming events. It's just a hunch so don't go crazy investing in those.
Just remember that this event is creating a huge increase in supply for many markets (especially silk scraps) as well as demand in others (iron and copper ore), so don't expect prices to remain the same after this series of events are over.
Anyone else think that the new Spinal Blades Backpiece feels like something out of Starcraft 2: Broodwar?