Captain Mai Trin

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Captain Mai Trin

Captain Mai Trin is the (ostensible) leader of the Aetherblades. She was first seen in 1326 AE offering her help as a healer during the attack on Dragon Bash, but was later discovered to have planned the attack, hoping to use the death of Captain Theo Ashford to win a seat on the Ship's Council of Lion's Arch. She was acting at the behest of Scarlet Briar, who wanted an ally on the council. Kasmeer Meade and Marjory Delaqua speculated that it was so Scarlet could weaken the city's defenses from within.[1]

Mai Trin was apprehended by Inspector Ellen Kiel in the Aetherblade Retreat while her first mate, Horrik, was killed. She spent time incarcerated in Fort Marriner, but was later freed by her Aetherblades and taken to the Edge of the Mists, pursued by Braham and Taimi. She eluded capture, however, and carried out the mission Scarlet had given her while Scarlet's Alliance invaded Lion's Arch. Even after Scarlet's fall, Mai Trin has remained elusive in the Mists.


The Mists

Historical locations[edit]


Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 1[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Electric Attacks
  • Bleeds
  • Shadowstep

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  • Captain's Inspiration.png Captain's Inspiration - Passive effect. If Horrik's health is depleted before the other crew members are killed, Mai Trin inspires them to fight harder and deal more damage.
  • Vinetender Shield.png Captain's Shield - Becomes unstable when exposed to other Aetherblade electric attacks.
  • Pistol Spin - Mai Trin stands still for an instant, then rotates and sends out lightning bolts inflicting considerable damage to each affected target.
  • Slice - Applies Bleeding.png Bleeding.
  • Teleporting Shot - Mai Trin aims for a short period of time then fires an electrical shot that inflicts damage and blinds the target, teleporting herself to them.
    • This shot cannot be dodged, but can still be blocked, reflected, absorbed, or evaded with movement skills.
    • If the shot connects, she usually follows with her Slice attack chain.
Stolen skills


For previous dialogue, see here.


Concept art



  • "Mai Trin" is a homophone of "matron", referring to her initial claim of being a healer. "Mai" is also a feminine Japanese name which points toward a Canthan origin for the captain.


  1. ^ The Dead End: A Study in Scarlet
    Kasmeer Meade: Hmm. Scarlet plotted to kill someone on the Captain's Council to make room for her puppet.
    Marjory Delaqua: With Trin in place on the council, she could have weakened the city's defenses from the inside. That plan backfired, but Trin escaped to the Mists to prepare for something.