Captain Mai Trin
Captain Mai Trin
This is what your curiosity gets you.
— 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 Captain's Council. Kasmeer Meade speculated that it was so Scarlet could weaken the city's defenses from within.
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.
- Edge of the Mists
- The Juncture (allied, and only as a hologram)
- Fractals of the Mists
- Aetherblade Retreat
- Lion's Arch
- Electric Attacks
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- One of the possible land transformations from the Endless Fractal Tonic.
- Mai Trin is sometimes included in legendary collections:
- Throwing a Jar of Harpy Pheromones at Mai Trin in her boss fractal will award Birding with Mai Trin if Quip I: The Experimental Pistol is active.
- Defeating Mai Trin will reward you with:
- Cat's Grace if Chuka and Champawat III: Tigris is active.
- Mai Trin Airship Weapons Manual if The Predator I: The Experimental Rifle is active.
- Stormlight if you use the Illuminator and Sunrise III: Dawn is active.
- Ode to Mai Trin if you play The Minstrel's Song and The Minstrel III: The Bard is active.
- Mai Trin if you have an Anthology of Villains in your inventory and The Flameseeker Prophecies I: The Experimental Shield is active.
- Aetherized Capacitor if HOPE III: Prototype is active.
- "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.
- It has been stated that Scarlet abandoned her and her crew of Aetherblades in the Edge of the Mists.