Caithe

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I'll do you a favor. You can't trust Caithe. She's not the perfect bloom she pretends to be.

Scarlet Briar

Caithe is a sylvari firstborn of the Cycle of Night, and a member of Destiny's Edge. While most sylvari are creatures of light, Caithe has never feared gazing into darkness to seek truths others fear. A Valiant of the Pale Tree, Caithe was given the Wyld Hunt to slay the Elder Dragon Zhaitan.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

When the sylvari race was young, most of the firstborn stayed to tend the Mother Tree, but Caithe and Faolain dared to see the world. Over time, they established a deep bond and became lovers. They returned years later, when the Pale Tree started to produce new sylvari, and lots of them. The Firstborn had a strategy meeting to discuss this plan, but then Caithe and Faolain ran off when they heard that asura had taken several of the secondborn and began experimenting on them. At this time, Cadeyrn first spoke to Faolain about the Nightmare Court, although it was not called that at the time. Caithe rescued the secondborn that she could from Vorpp, then the two headed into the Silverwastes to learn Wynne's secret and meet a centaur tribe there. An incident starts between the centaurs and Faolain, and the two (and future Nightmare Courtiers) slaughter the tribe. Faolain and Caithe corner Wynn, and while Faolain is off gathering some needles to torture the answer out of Wynne, Wynne tells Caithe her secret and asks to be killed. This, plus Faolain's growing interest in Nightmare, caused a rift between the lovers and they parted ways, although Faolain constantly tried to convince Caithe to join her.

Edge of Destiny[edit]

Caithe first met with Logan Thackeray and Rytlock Brimstone in Ascalon after the two were fighting each other and were subsequently ambushed by ogres. Having assisted the two escape the ogres, and then destroyers, the three went to Lion's Arch and were inadvertently imprisoned. Their billets were bought by Magnus the Bloody-Handed, and the three fought as a team in Lion's Arch's arena under the name Edge of Steel. They were eventually recruited by Eir Stegalkin, Snaff, and Zojja to help take down the Dragonspawn.

Upon their success, they formed Destiny's Edge and continued to adventure together, hunting down dragon champions, until they attempted to take on the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik as it awoke. The battle ended in failure, with Snaff's and Glint's death. Even after Destiny's Edge's separation, Caithe continued to keep in contact with all four other members and kept searching for ways to fight the Elder Dragons.

At the end of the events, Caithe was hit with a volatile poison. Faolain tried again to convince Caithe to rejoin with her, and drew the poison out of her body, permanently scarring her hand. Still, Caithe refused to go back with her.

Personal story[edit]

In 1325 AE, Caithe saw the Orders becoming more proactive against the Elder Dragons and decided to reform her old guild in Lion's Arch. However, the problems that drove them apart were still unresolved and all parted ways angrily. She continued her efforts, asking both Rytlock and Logan to join her in Twilight Arbor and joining Eir through Sorrow's Embrace until Zojja drove her. Aiding Eir through Honor of the Waves eventually convinced the former leader to rejoin with Destiny's Edge in Orr, and the other members meet them there. With the aid of the Pact Commander and Destiny's Edge reunited, they joined the Pact aboard the Glory of Tyria in battle against Zhaitan, and in the skies above Arah Caithe finally completed her Wyld Hunt.

Living World Season 1[edit]

In 1326 AE, Caithe was invited to the Twilight Arbor by Scarlet Briar, who had struck up an alliance with the Nightmare Court. Scarlet claimed to have learned of some "nasty" indiscretion of Caithe's that not even Faolain knew about, and threatened to reveal it to the world. Caithe was captured by Scarlet, who seemed to have some sort of plan for her, but Scarlet's Clockheart was defeated before this plan could come to fruition. Caithe vowed to hunt down Scarlet, and began tracking her down. Despite this, Caithe never made an appearance when Scarlet Briar launched an open invasion on Lion's Arch.

Living World Season 2[edit]

After the destruction of Lion's Arch and the awakening of the Elder Dragon Mordremoth, Caithe reunited with Destiny's Edge to help the Pact defeat this new threat. When news of Glint's Egg emerged upon finding the Master of Peace, Caithe was immediately interested in the Commander's mission to find the leader of the Zephyrites. Once the Master of Peace was found, he was revealed to be carrying one of Glint's eggs, which Caithe immediately seized and fled with.

The Commander followed Caithe's trail to a remote cave in the Silverwastes with clues provided by the Pale Tree's memory seeds which granted access to Caithe's memories. After witnessing the memory of Caithe learning the secret of the sylvari's origins as minions of Mordremoth, the Commander came face to face with the sylvari thief herself. When questioned, Caithe confirmed the truth about sylvari but refused to hand over the egg while insisting she was on the Commander's side. The conversation was interrupted when the Shadow of the Dragon attacked them in order to seize the egg. While the Commander's party battled the dragon minion, Caithe fled with the egg once again.

Heart of Thorns[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Path of Fire[edit]

Locations[edit]

Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Historical locations[edit]

Kryta
Ruins of Orr

Story involvement[edit]

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Personal story[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Heart of Thorns story[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

Effects

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Mission Exclusive Skills

Skills

Melee - Dual Daggers:

  • Strike - Standard melee attack.
  • Backstab - High damage melee attack.
  • Leaping Death Blossom - Do an evasive attack over your opponent, striking nearby enemies three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
  • Crippling Swipe - Strikes foe, Crippled.png crippling upon hit.

Ranged - Dual Pistols:

  • Shoot - Standard ranged projectile.
  • Chain Shot - Rapid fire projectiles on one target.
  • Whirling Barrage - Melee reflection plus shooting out ranged projectiles in multiple directions.

Dialogue[edit]

If player is sylvari
Hello, Valiant. I hope you don't need me. I'm right in the middle of something. Talk to you later?
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What are you doing?
Blending poisons for my blades. I'm no hylek alchemist, but I do fine.
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Interesting. Talk to you later.
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All right. Later.
If player is not sylvari
Hello. Have we met? I don't remember you. I'm distracted at the moment. I'm sure that's why. Perhaps I'll see you some other time.
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What are you doing?
Blending poisons for my blades. I'm no hylek alchemist, but I do fine.
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Interesting. Talk to you later.
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Okay.
At Dragon's Stand (Heart of Thorns) before completing Hearts and Minds
Old friend, I hope you see now that we have a common goal. Can we set aside any mistrust that threatened our friendship?
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I have a question for you. Why didn't you confide in me?
My Wyld Hunt nearly suffocated me with the weight of its importance. I was so afraid I'd fail. I felt I could only trust myself. But in the end, the egg didn't choose me, it chose you.
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I understand. I don't know why it chose me, but I will do my best.
You're the bravest of us all. The egg chose well. I don't know when I'll recieve my next Wyld Hunt, but...I am glad that we always end up on the same side.
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As am I.
At Dragon's Stand (Heart of Thorns) after completing Hearts and Minds
It's impossible to describe the relief I feel, but also the absence. It's suddenly so...quiet. Unexpected, to say the least.
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Don't tell me you miss Mordremoth's cacophony in your mind.
No, I think I just got used to fighting it. It's as if my mind has been cleared of a haze of toxic clouds. The urge is gone.
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You're strong. All who resisted are.
Yes. We're truly free now, even though we didn't know we weren't free before. I just know that I feel unbalanced somehow. I must return to the Grove and speak with the Pale Tree.
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Give her my regards. Travel safely, and I'll see you soon.

Quotes[edit]

Greets
The world is for exploring.
May you never dwell in darkness.
Trust your instincts.
It's good to speak with you.
Do you have wisdom to share?
Don't mind me. (Only during Return to Camp Resolve)

Gallery[edit]

Appearances
Concept art
Miscellaneous

See also[edit]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dialogue with Taimi at Contact Points during various story steps in Path of Fire.