Rytlock Brimstone

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Our strength will shake the foundations of the world.

— Rytlock Brimstone

Tribune Rytlock Brimstone is a Blood Legion charr stationed in Black Citadel as part of its vanguard, and a member of Destiny's Edge. He wields the legendary sword Sohothin.

As a cub, Rytlock was one of the striplings, which is what the smallest of his fahrar were called. He was often pejoratively called "Runtlock", until he "made them stop". After that, he banded together with the rest of the striplings, and served as their leader. With them, he said he "taught the bullies a few lessons".

Soldier Rytlock Brimstone first met Logan Thackeray in 1319 AE when Logan, then a scout, ambushed Rytlock's group, an Iron Legion raiding party, at the Blazeridge Gap. Rytlock, then a mere soldier, had joined up with this group of his own accord, and was known to be a fierce if unpopular member of his Legion. Rytlock's group pursued Logan's, but the two were forced to team up when they were attacked by Chiefling Ygor, all the time being watched by the Firstborn sylvari Caithe, who led them to safety. After getting into a fight over Sohothin in Lion's Arch, the trio were thrown into the cells and forced to fight for their freedom by Captain Magnus Irondawn. They fought as Edge of Steel, and were undefeated until a group called Dragonspawn's Destiny bested them and commissioned them to help defeat the Dragonspawn, a champion of Jormag. Thus, Destiny's Edge was formed, and the group went onto many great accomplishments, until their abandonment by Logan during a battle with Kralkatorrik, which resulted in the deaths of both Snaff and Glint. The group parted ways on bad terms thereafter.

After the split of Destiny's Edge, Rytlock was demoted to scrapper, but rose quickly through the ranks of the Blood Legion. When he first returned, an overseer called him a traitor, and Rytlock killed him. That's how he became an overseer. Later, a legionnaire called him a deserter, and Rytlock killed him as well. That's how he became a legionnaire. By 1325 AE, Rytlock was a tribune, the highest but one rank in the Blood Legion. After Caithe made several disastrous attempts to reform Destiny's Edge in order to battle Zhaitan, Rytlock and Logan had a chance encounter at the Citadel of Flame, where both commanded groups seeking to defeat Gaheron Baelfire. After Logan saved Rytlock's life, relations grudgingly improved between the two of them, and after helping Zojja in the Crucible of Eternity they left to the Ruined City of Arah. With the legendary guild reunited, they helped defeat the Elder Dragon aboard the Glory of Tyria.

A year later, Rytlock took part in a defense quorum to address the threat of the Molten Alliance. After this, he gave Rox several missions to see if she is worthy of joining the Stone warband. These included overseeing the situation in Sparkfly Fen, since the dragon champion Tequatl the Sunless had become more powerful since the defeat of Zhaitan, and bringing Rytlock back its tail, acting as a charr representative during the Queen's Jubilee, and slaying Scarlet Briar. Rox failed in her final task to go to the aid of Braham Eirsson instead, causing Rytlock to view her as unreliable. Despite this, the two have an amiable relationship, and seem to have known each other since they were young.

During Rox's warband trials, Rytlock's activity included the investigation of the Energy Probes scattered throughout Tyria, and monitoring the threat posed by Scarlet. In 1327 AE, after years of research with the Durmand Priory, Rytlock came to believe he had found the correct combination of elements to reverse the Foefire spell. Prior to the Exodus, the Six Gods gave the Ascalonians two magical swords, Sohothin and Magdaer, and a magic crown. After gathering up the crown fragments, Rytlock headed into Barradin's Vaults to perform the ritual, but failed, and the sword was lost to the Mists. Since it is impossible to dispel the Ascalonian ghosts without Sohothin, Rytlock had to quickly follow the sword into the portal, which closed up behind him. As of 59 Season of the Phoenix, Rytlock is missing.


Personal storyline involvement[edit]

Getting the Band Back Together
Sins of the Father
Crystal Corruption
Order Neophyte
The Battle of Claw Island
Victory or Death

Living World involvement[edit]

Living World season 1
Living World season 2

Combat abilities[edit]

Note: Rytlock's skills are unique, in that he may wield a pistol in his off-hand. As such, he uses a combination of warrior skills and thief skills.



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For previous dialogue, see here.


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  • Rytlock is voiced by Steve Blum.
  • Rytlock likely oversees ghost conflicts around the Ascalon City ruins and the Great Northern Wall. This is supported by the fact that Charr fighting around that area report to him (Fural Rageseeker). Also, one of the reasons for his anger at Eir Stegalkin when she disturbed the Ghosts of King Adelbern and his lieutenants in the Ascalon Catacombs, and almost caused them to launch an assault, may have been because he would be responsible for stopping the ghost forces. He was also the only Tribune at the head of the assault on Duke Barradin and his ghosts during the Duke's siege on Smokestead.

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