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Some of the Firstborn—Trahearne, Faolain, Caithe, and Wynne.

The Firstborn are the twelve oldest sylvari, those who first emerged from the Pale Tree in 1302 AE. They are respected among their race due to their age, wisdom, and experience. The Firstborn are equally divided between the four cycles.[1]

Caithe and Faolain were the first sylvari to leave Caledon Forest to explore Tyria.[2] Other Firstborn left later, including Riannoc (on his Wyld Hunt to kill Mazdak the Accursed), Trahearne (to study the Ruins of Orr), and Dagonet (as ambassador to the humans in Divinity's Reach). Most of the others were content to remain in the Grove.


The Luminaries are a group of four Firstborn, one from each cycle, who act as governors for the race. Though all the Firstborn are considered wise and authoritative, the Luminaries are in charge of maintaining society and guiding the sylvari as a whole; they protect and develop the Grove, maintain political relationships with other races, and provide mentorship to younger sylvari of their own cycle. The title of the Luminary is independent on the awakening order.[3]

List of Firstborn sylvari[edit]

Firstborn Cycle Luminary Notes
Aife Dawn 1Yes An experienced diplomat and archer.
Caithe Night[4] 0No Member of Destiny's Edge. She acts as mentor to sylvari player characters and is the former lover of Faolain. Her Wyld Hunt is to slay Zhaitan.
Dagonet [tbd] 0No A scholar who has studied the dreams of many sylvari, including those of all of the Firstborn. He has spent much time in Kryta as a diplomat.
Faolain Dusk[1] 0No Grand Duchess of the Nightmare Court, turned by Cadeyrn. She is the former lover of Caithe, and continually attempts to win her back.
Kahedins Dusk 1Yes A sylvari "shaper" who works on building the Grove. Tends to young sylvari and helps them understand what they have seen in their Dream.
Malomedies Night 1Yes An astronomer who brought mathematics to his race. He was the first sylvari to meet the asura, and suffered experimentation at their hands before they realized he was sentient.
Niamh Noon 1Yes Her Wyld Hunt was to establish the Grove's defenses, and she founded the Wardens to serve this purpose.
Riannoc [tbd] 0No The first sylvari to die. He was a warrior and the original wielder of Caladbolg.
Trahearne Dusk[3] 0No The first to emerge from the Pale Tree.[3] His Wyld Hunt is to restore the land of Orr, and as a necromancer he has spent most of his life studying the region and its Risen.
Wynne Night[4] 0No First of the Night blooms, and keeper of a terrible secret that could "hold sway over all sylvari". She befriended a tribe of centaurs in the Maguuma Wastes in hopes of learning more about Ventari.
Unknown [tbd] 0No Has yet to be revealed to players.
Unknown [tbd] 0No Has yet to be revealed to players.


  • Though some Firstborns' cycles have not been explicitly confirmed, they have been hinted at:
    • Dialogue with Gardener Oraiste implies that Dagonet is from the Cycle of Dawn, whose blooms are noted for their diplomacy.
    • Riannoc, described as "valiant" by the Pale Tree, was an idealistic warrior whose eagerness to defeat a certain powerful Risen got him killed. These traits are consistent with the Cycle of Noon, whose blooms tend to be fighters who attack problems head-on.
    • Assuming the above are true, then the remaining two unknown Firstborn must be of Dawn and Noon.
  • Blighted versions of all twelve Firstborn are seen during Hearts and Minds, including the unknown Firstborn.


  • A luminary is someone that is an inspiration to others or has achieved notable success.

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  1. ^ a b Comment by Ree Soesbee, posted by Regina Buenaobra, (Archived)
  2. ^ Comment by Ree Soesbee, posted by Regina Buenaobra, (Archived)
  3. ^ a b c Post by Angel McCoy in "[Spoilers]Lore retcon - Wynn, Caithe, Riannoc", Old Guild Wars 2 Official Forums (Archived)
  4. ^ a b The Newly Awakened
    Faolain: After the gathering today, we must corner Wynne and get her to tell us what she was talking to Mother about.
    Caithe: You're obsessing again. You know how we night blooms are about our secrets.