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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.


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. Caithe was present when Cadeyrn brought Faolain into Nightmare, but when Faolain made her decision, Caithe shirked, and the two were forever separated. Now, Caithe stands on the edge of Nightmare, refusing to join Faolain but unable to ever truly leave her.

Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Edge of Destiny, Personal story, Living World Season 1, and Season 2.

Caithe first met with Logan and Rytlock 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, where they were eventually recruited by Eir, 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 Kralkatorrik as it awoke. The battle ended in failure, with Snaff's and Glint's death. Even after Destiny's Edge's separation, she continued to keep in contact with all four other members and kept searching for ways to fight the Elder Dragons.

In 1325 AE, Caithe saw the Orders becoming more proactive against the Elder Dragons and decided to reform the group, however this ended in disaster. Despite this she continued to push individuals who had problems with each other together, but only succeeded in making matters worse. However, with the aid of the Pact Commander, Destiny's Edge was reunited, and 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.

A year later, 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 her new hunt; despite this, Caithe never made an appearance when Scarlet Briar launched an open invasion on Lion's Arch.

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 a dragon's egg emerged upon finding the Master of Peace, Caithe was immediately interested in the player's mission to find the Zephyrites leader. 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. After receiving assistance from the Pale Tree the Commander follows many clues from Caithe's past to find out where she, and the egg, went. At the end of the final vision, the Commander confronts Caithe during Point of No Return after the secret about sylvari is discovered. She confirms that everything is true, but refuses to hand over the dragon egg, feeling it is too valuable and insisting that she is still on the same side as the Commander. Soon after, the Shadow of the Dragon attacks the Commander, cutting them off from their other allies. And in the chaos of the battle, Caithe escapes once again.


Heart of Maguuma
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Historical locations[edit]

Ruins of Orr

Story involvement[edit]


Personal story[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Heart of Thorns story[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]


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Mission Exclusive 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.


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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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.


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)


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