So far, we know that GW2 takes place a century or two from the end of Eye of the North.
We also know that the Emperor that replaces Kisu unites the Kurzicks, Luxons, and closes down access to Cantha for foreigners. (So we won't see it for quite a while.)
Now, what I was wondering about, is the state of Kaineng in those couple of centuries, and the kind of changes that would take place.
I'm not exactly sure how many lives were lost during the plague. It must've been a significant amount, though the question is, was it significant enough to alter the city? With the decrease in population, would sections of that cardboard jungle become useless and abandoned, or torn down?
And assuming a good junk of people ended up dying, would the population return to its original state in the next couple of centuries?
Also, in that vein, similar to Ascalon's slow recovery, will the Jade Sea and Echovald Forest see any changes?
For one thing, will the population even out as some Canthans move into these lands, or will Kurzicks and Luxons be forced to relocate from here into Kaineng? (Likely not, seeing as amber and jade are a valuable resource.)
Also, I have seen some mention around the forums of life returning to Echovald, pools of water found in the Jade Sea, etc. Is it possible that with Abaddon's power absorbed by Kormir, the changes created by the Jade Wind will slowly reverse? (Or was the Jade Wind solely Shiro's power, augmented by the power he gained from the Emperor, so Abaddon doesn't have much direct influence?)
Just something I've been thinking about. ^_^