Called to Service

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Dreams of the White Stag

Called to Service

Year
1325 AE
Storyline
Personal story
Chapter
Following the Dream
Location
Dreamer's Terrace
(The Grove)
The Verdence
(Caledon Forest)
Level
10
Race
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari
Choice
Dreams of the White Stag
Preceded by
Fighting the Nightmare
Followed by
Biography White Stag.png Hounds and the Hunted

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Loading screen titled "Prayer of Protection" - meeting with Caithe

Called to Service is a part of the sylvari personal story for characters who have finished the tutorial and have dreamed of the White Stag.

Objectives[edit]

Discuss your Dream with Caithe and your cycle leader.

  • Speak with Caithe.

Search for the white stag in the Verdence.

  • Find the white stag's tracks.
  • Find the second set of tracks.
  • Find the third set of tracks.

Search for the white stag in the caverns.

  • Track the white stag.
  • Defeat the undead and rescue Gavin.
  • Fight your way out of the cave.
  • Speak with Gavin.

Rewards[edit]

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Walkthrough[edit]

Enter the Dreamer's Terrace and speak with Caithe and your luminary. The gist of the briefing is that you saw the White Stag during your dream, and your luminary mentions that a similar stag has recently been seen in Caledon Forest. Naturally you are tasked with finding it.

Follow the path heading north out of the Grove into the Verdence. The stag markers are out in the open world. Interact with all three of them in turn to be able to proceed further.

Enter the cave and head to the left through the undead. You find Gavin, a fellow sylvari, lying down and hurt - defend him against three waves of undead culminating with the appearance of a Risen Brute. Escort him out of the cave to finish the mission.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Dreamer's Terrace
The Verdence

Foes[edit]

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Upon reaching level 10:

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Caithe

Sighting of a Legend


Valiant, a wonder has been sighted in the Caledon Forest.

Villagers say they have seen a white stag roaming the forest. Legends tell of such a thing, and the Pale Tree herself has said that it is a spirit of protection and wisdom. I remember seeing the image of this creature in your Dream. Somehow, you have a connection to the white stag.

We must speak of your dream to the leader of your cycle, and see if we can interpret its meaning. Perhaps you may even be the one to capture the stag, and bring it safely to the Mother's care. Return to the Grove, and I will tell you more.

—Caithe

Dreamer's Terrace[edit]

Upon approaching Caithe and the Luminary.

Caithe: Hail, Valiant. I am glad that you have come.
Caithe beckons to <Character name>

Cycle of Dawn characters (cinematic):

Caithe: Valiant. This is Aife, leader of the Cycle of Dawn. She is a firstborn, and has offered to speak with you about your dream.
<Character name>: I would be honored, Firstborn. Can you help me understand what I have seen?
Aife: I will do all that I can. Tell me the images you witnessed while you slept, child of dawn.
<Character name>: I saw a glorious white stag standing in a forest, and I fear for its safety.
Caithe: When I was told a white stag had been seen in the Caledon Forest, I remembered the image from your dream.
Caithe: Such thing cannot be a coincidence. In your dream, what happened to the stag?
<Character name>: I...I don't know. I just knew that the animal was in danger, and I wanted to save it.
Aife: As it happens, I recently received word of a stag like that near the Verdence. If you find it, perhaps you'll uncover the true meaning of your vision.
Caithe: What we see in the Dream often guides us to the lessons we undertake in this world. Travel well, and with wisdom.

Cycle of Noon characters (cinematic):

Caithe: Valiant. This is Niamh, leader of the Cycle of Day. She is a firstborn, and has offered to speak with you about your Dream.
<Character name>: I would be honored, Firstborn. Can you help me understand what I have seen?
Niamh: Speak to me. I will illuminate.
<Character name>: I saw a glorious white stag standing in a forest, and I feared for its safety.
Caithe: When I was told a white stag had been seen in the Caledon Forest, I remembered the image from your dream.
Caithe: Such thing cannot be a coincidence. In your dream, what happened to the stag?
<Character name>: I...I don't know. I just knew that the animal was in danger, and I wanted to save it.
Niamh: As a matter of fact, a white stag was seen near the Verdence. Pursue it. Stalk it. The rush of the chase will give your vision clarity.
Caithe: True. What we see in the Dream often sends us places we did not intend to go. Be on your guard.

Cycle of Dusk characters (cinematic):

Caithe: Valiant. This is Kahedins, leader of the Cycle of Dusk. He is a firstborn, and has offered to speak with you about your Dream.
<Character name>: I would be honored, Firstborn. Can you help me understand what I have seen?
Kahedins: I'm intrigued. Tell me what you saw.
<Character name>: I saw a glorious white stag standing in a forest, and I feared for its safety.
Caithe: When I was told a white stag had been seen in the Caledon Forest, I remembered the image from your dream.
Caithe: Such a thing cannot be a coincidence. In your dream, what happened to the stag?
<Character name>: I...I don't know. I just knew that the animal was in danger, and I wanted to save it.
Kahedins: Interesting. A white stag was recently seen near the Verdence. Seek it out. It may have the answers to your questions.
Caithe: Kahedins is right. This is an opportunity to discover something rare in this world. Travel well, and with wisdom.

Cycle of Night characters (cinematic):

Caithe: Valiant. This is Malomedies, leader of the Cycle of Night. He is a firstborn, and has offered to speak with you about your Dream.
<Character name>: I would be honored, Firstborn. Can you help me understand what I have seen?
Malomedies: It depends, young one. Tell me what you have seen.
<Character name>: I saw a glorious white stag standing in a forest, and I feared for its safety.
Caithe: When I was told a white stag had been seen in the Caledon Forest, I remembered the image from your dream.
Caithe: Such thing cannot be a coincidence. In your dream, what happened to the stag?
<Character name>: I...I don't know. I just knew that the animal was in danger, and I wanted to save it.
Malomedies: A white stag was seen near the Verdence. Stalk it. It holds a mystery, but beware: what is in the Dream is not what takes place in this world.
Caithe: True. What we see in the Dream often sends us places we did not intend to go. Be on your guard.

Talking to Caithe:

Caithe: Heed the wisdom of your cycle leader, <Character name>.
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Can you tell me more about the Wyld Hunt?
Simply put, it is a calling given by the Dream itself. It sings deep in your soul and cannot be ignored.
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I have another question.
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Fascinating. I want to think about that for a while.
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Can you tell me more about the white stag?
The white stag is a creature of the Dream, symbolizing hope. It is a manifestation of the faith and joy of our race.
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May I ask another question?
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Thank you for telling me that. Farewell.
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The Dream is safe now. Why are they still suffering?
You drove the nightmare back Valiant, but they still feel the attack echoing in the Dream. The stag could do much to ease their pain.
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I have another question.
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I hope so.
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Caithe, how were you able to reenter the Dream to help me?
The Mother Tree sent me. Like the white stag, she exists both in reality and in the Dream. Still, as I am awake, I could only do so much.
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So you needed me to help you?
Exactly. We hoped we would find someone with the heart of a hero. And there you were, <Character name>.
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May I ask another question?
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I am glad that I could aid the Pale Tree. Thank you.
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I will think about the things I've learned. Thank you, Caithe.

Talking to the Luminary of your cycle:

Cycle of Dawn
Aife: You did well, Valiant. You chose the honorable road with no guidance. I am impressed.
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What's it like to be firstborn, like you and Caithe?
We constantly grow. I awakened as the sun rose on the first dawn of our race. I am an archer and a traveler, but now I stay here and help others.
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Have you traveled to many places?
Oh, yes-Lion's Arch, the Maguuma Wastes, the great desert... The world is wider than you can dream, valiant.
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How wonderful. May I ask another question?
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Fascinating. Thank you, Firstborn.
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Thank you for answering my questions.
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Can you tell me more about the Cycle of Dawn?
We awakened during the early morning hours. We are diplomats, wanderers, and seekers. You are of our cycle, Valiant.
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I'm happy to be a member of the Dawn. May I ask another question?
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This explains my urge to travel! Thank you.
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What about the other cycles?
Noon, Night, and Dusk. They each have their own strengths and interests.
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How curious. May I ask another question?
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Thanks for the explanation.
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What makes our time of birth so significant?
Dreams change with the hours. Someone's cycle can show us their true strength.
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Very interesting. May I ask another question?
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Thank you for the information.
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Thank you, Firstborn.
Cycle of Noon
Niamh: You did well, Valiant. You fought hard and refused to surrender. I am impressed.
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What's it like to be firstborn, like you and Caithe?
We are visionaries. I awakened at the zenith of the first day of our race. I am a warrior and a defender, and I founded the Wardens.
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I've seen wardens in the Grove. Can you tell me more?
They are honorable friends, protecting the Grove from any who would harm the sylvari or the Pale Tree.
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How wonderful. May I ask another question?
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Fascinating. Thank you, Firstborn.
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Thank you for answering my questions.
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Can you tell me more about the Cycle of Noon?
We awakened during the heat of the day. We are adventurers, daredevils, and soldiers. You are of our cycle, Valiant.
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I'm happy to be a member of the Cycle of Noon. May I ask another question?
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That must be why I love exploring! Thank you, Niamh.
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What about the other cycles?
Noon,
[sic]
Night, and Dusk. They each have their own strengths and interests.
Talk back option tango.png
How curious. May I ask another question?
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Thanks for the explanation.
Talk more option tango.png
What makes our time of birth so significant?
Dreams change with the hours. Someone's cycle can show us their true strength.
Talk back option tango.png
Very interesting. May I ask another question?
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Thank you for the information.
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Thank you, Firstborn.
Cycle of Dusk
Kahedins: You have done well. You chose the honerable road, even without guidance. I am impressed.
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What's it like to be firstborn, like you and Caithe?
We are always adapting. I awakened as the sun first sets on our race. I am a scholar and an architect, and I shaped the Grove in the shadow of the Pale Tree.
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What do you mean, you shaped the Grove?
I am a shaper, someone who grows our houses and roads. I began by shaping the Grove, and have overseen its growth since.
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How wonderful. May I ask another question?
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Fascinating. Thank you, Firstborn.
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Thank you for answering my questions.
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Can you tell me more about the Cycle of Dusk?
The Cycle of Dusk awakened during the evening. We are artists, crafters, and entertainers. You are of our cycle, Valiant.
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I'm happy to be a member of the Cycle of Dusk. May I ask another question?
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I am here to see the beauty in the world. Thank you.
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What about the other cycles?
Noon, Night, and Dawn. They each have their own strengths and interests.
Talk back option tango.png
How curious. May I ask another question?
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the explanation.
Talk more option tango.png
What makes our time of birth so significant?
Dreams change with the hours. Someone's cycle can show us their true strengths.
Talk back option tango.png
Very interesting. May I ask another question?
Talk end option tango.png
Thank you for the information, Firstborn.
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Thank you, Firstborn.
Cycle of Night
Malomedies: You did well, Valiant. You fought hard and refused to surrender. I am impressed.
Talk more option tango.png
What's it like to be firstborn, like you and Caithe?
We are always learning. I awakened on the first night of the sylvari race. I am a philosopher a mathematician, and a watcher of the world.
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What do you mean by watcher of the world?
I predict the evolution of events. For example, I see that you will be a force of change in Tyria.
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How wonderful. May I ask another question?
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Fascinating. Thank you, Firstborn.
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Thank you for answering my questions.
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Can you tell me more about the Cycle of Night?
We awakened during the dark of night. We are mathematicians, scoundrels, and sentinels. You are of our cycle, Valiant.
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I'm happy to be a member of the Cycle of Night. May I ask you another question?
[sic]
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That explains why I'm so interested in seeing the world.
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What about the other cycles?
Noon, Dawn, and Dusk. They each have their own strengths and interests.
Talk back option tango.png
How curious. May I ask another question?
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the explanation.
Talk more option tango.png
What makes our time of birth so significant?
Dreams change with the hours. Someone's cycle can show us their true strengths.
Talk back option tango.png
Very interesting. May I ask another question?
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Thank you for the information, Firstborn.
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Thank you, Firstborn.

Open world[edit]

Interacting with the first set of tracks:

Unknown: These appear to be the tracks of a large hoofed animal—a stag, perhaps.
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Follow the tracks.

Interacting with the second set of tracks near Danador's Kennel:

Unknown: There are more hoof tracks here, and they're very fresh. This looks like the right path.
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Follow the tracks.

Interacting with the third set of tracks:

Unknown: The stag tracks are quite fresh. They lead north, into the nearby caves.
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Follow the tracks.

Interacting with any of the tracks again:

Unknown: These appear to be the tracks of a large hoofed animal.
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Leave them alone.

The Verdence[edit]

Audible dialogue before reaching Gavin:

Gavin: Is someone there? Please help me!
Gavin: Please, help me!
Gavin: This way, I'm over here!

While entering the cave and fighting undead:

Gavin: They overwhelm me! I need aid!
Gavin: Friend, please. I need your aid!
Gavin: Well done, sapling! Oh, well done, indeed.

Upon finding Gavin in the cave (cinematic):

<Character name>: Be at ease. You're safe now. Are you wounded?
Gavin: I am―but I can't let that hinder me. I'm looking for a white stag. If I let it escape, the consequences will be...dire.
<Character name>: Then we have something in common. I'm also looking for the white stag. Have you seen it?
Gavin: It was here, but it fled to the eastern woods before I could catch it―and then the undead arrived.
Gavin: You have done me a good turn, and you seem strong and swift. If we hunt together, we might have more luck.
<Character name>: I'd be glad to work with you. Let's begin our hunt at once.

Talking to Gavin:

Gavin: Watch your back. The undead are relentless. Discussion can wait.
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We'll leave together. I'll guard you!

While leaving the cave:

Gavin: We must leave this area. It's too dangerous to remain.
Gavin: My wound weakens me. I need to catch my breath.

Upon talking to Gavin after leaving the cave (cinematic):

Gavin: If we do not find it soon, the undead will―and they'll tear it apart. We must keep looking. We must.
<Character name>: You need to rest, Gavin. You were badly wounded. We'll keep going, but not to the point of risking your life.
Gavin: My life means nothing compared with finding the stag. Still, you are right. I'm of litle use to you like this. I shall seek healing, and meet you near Caer Verdant when my health has improved.
<Character name>: That is the wisest course of action. The stag is a wild animal and a creature of the Dream. It will survive for a while on its own.

On speaking with Gavin after escaping the cave:

Gavin: I know we'll find the stag now that we're working together.
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Why did you come out here?
Astorea villagers told me the stag was in the area. I thought I could track it down.
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I'd like to ask another question, if you don't mind?
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An elusive beast, but it can't evade us forever.
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You're badly injured, Gavin. Do you need to rest?
Yes, I noticed. After I find a mender, I'll meet you at Caer Verdant.
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I'm glad. May I ask another question?
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I'll meet you there. Farewell.
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Why did you want to find the stag?
The stag is a manifestation of the Dream, symbolizing hope. It could do so much for us, if we could only capture and tame it.
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I absolutely agree. We'll find it, I promise.
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Take care, and I'll meet you at Caer Verdant.

My story[edit]

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You helped the residents of Caledon Forest.

A white stag has been seen in the Verdence. Just like in my Dream! I must find out what this means.

Sylvari are spreading the tale of a white stag roaming the Caledon Forest. I dreamed of such a stag! He may be elusive, but I believe I can find him.

While looking for the legendary white stag, I came upon a hunter named Gavin. I rescued him from trouble, and he offered to help with my quest.

My story