Laranthir of the Wild
Laranthir of the Wild
I am a Grand Warmaster, Almorra's second-in-command. Should she fall, I will lead the order...but I pray to the Tree I am never needed in that role.
Grand Warmaster Laranthir of the Wild, secondborn of the sylvari, is a prominent member of the Pact. He is also one of the leaders of the Vigil alongside General Almorra Soulkeeper, Warmaster Efut, Lord Rodrigo of Cormoch, and Jhavi Jorasdottir. As Grand Warmaster, he is the Vigil's second-in-command, tasked with taking leadership of the order in the event of General Soulkeeper's death.
Following the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik's rise in 1320 AE, Laranthir met with the charr Almorra Soulkeeper who had become a gladium after being forced to slay her warband whom the Elder Dragon had Branded during his flight south. Almorra had fallen into vengeful depression at the realization how impossible it was for a single person to take on an Elder Dragon. Laranthir and a few other unlikely allies helped her return to her senses, and it was Laranthir in particular who convinced Almorra to turn her mission of vengeance into a mission of justice. Almorra made a vow to her fallen warband to destroy Kralkatorrik as well as the Crystal Dragon's minions.
Realizing that only through unity could the Tyrian races hope to defeat the Elder Dragons, and wanting to save her from herself, Almorra founded a military organization which she named the Vigil, coining the order's motto "Some must fight, so that all may be free." As the General of the Vigil, Almorra made the co-founder Laranthir a Grand Warmaster, her second-in-command, and dictated that he would succeed her as general if she fell in battle. Laranthir had often sought love but had not found it. Until that day, he swore to serve the Vigil as if it were his beloved.
In 1326 AE, Laranthir and Almorra learned about the Molten Alliance assaulting both charr and norn. The Vigil tasked able adventurers, including the Pact Commander, to raid Molten Facilities to hamper enemy operations and free captives.
When Durmand Priory scholars reported that Scarlet Briar's Breachmaker might have disturbed an Elder Dragon via redirecting a ley line in the aftermath of the Battle for Lion's Arch, Laranthir petitioned Trahearne to send an airship to Lion's Arch to investigate. Later, he personally congratulated the Pact Commander for defeating Scarlet while explaining that the Pact could not initially get involved with stopping Scarlet as the organization's purpose was to fight the Elder Dragons and not protect cities from deviants.
The Pact eventually learned that Scarlet's tampering with the ley lines beneath Lion's Arch had led to the Elder Dragon Mordremoth's awakening and the emergence of its Mordrem minions which began appearing around the world in areas with magical hotspots or powerful artifacts. Laranthir joined Trahearne at the World Summit in the Grove in 1327 AE, though he remained out of the meeting itself while leaders of five nations discussed the threat Mordremoth posed to the world. Laranthir and people below the Omphalos Chamber were forced to fight a sudden Mordrem invasion while Mordremoth's champion, the Shadow of the Dragon, attacked the Pale Tree. The Pact Commander was successful in driving the Shadow of the Dragon away although the Pale Tree was weakened from the attack and fell unconscious.
Following the defense of the Grove which had invigorated many sylvari to avenge their Mother Tree, Laranthir helped Trahearne prepare the Pact to focus on Mordremoth from the staging ground of Camp Resolve in the Silverwastes. Although the Pact had to speed up its schedule to strike at Mordremoth as soon as possible before the Elder Dragon could grow in power, they had gained enough funding, supplies and reinforcements from the five nations to be able to launch an airship fleet to the Heart of Maguuma where Mordremoth was believed to reside in. Laranthir accompanied Trahearne and members of Destiny's Edge to the jungle, certain that they could defeat Mordremoth like they had done with Zhaitan.
When the Pact Fleet was destroyed by a joint attack from Mordremoth and sylvari who had succumbed to the Elder Dragon's call in 1328 AE, Laranthir sent a request for aid to the Pact Commander, who then assigned him as the new leader of the Pale Reavers in Carys's absence. Despite facing distrust from some members of the Pact who believed that all sylvari had become a liability after some had turned into the Mordrem Guard, Laranthir was able to rescue a few surviving Pale Reavers to boost his forces. He and Chief Aviator Skybreaker joined forces to bring down Mordremoth's minions and cleared a path for air support.
Once the Pact had reorganized itself in Verdant Brink, Laranthir led it as well as the jungle allies they had gained along the way, such as the Exalted, in the assault on Mordremoth in the heart of Dragon's Domain. He witnessed the Elder Dragon's demise after a fierce battle and was relieved that Mordremoth's buzzing voice was finally gone from his head. However, the victory came at a great cost to the Pact: not only had they lost many soldiers in the war, but Trahearne had sacrificed himself to end Mordremoth for good, leaving the Pact without a marshal to lead it.
After dying in the rogue god Balthazar's ambush in 1330 AE, the Pact Commander's soul appeared in the Domain of the Lost where all spirits which experience sudden, violent deaths end up in. While recovering their name and remembering their purpose to be properly judged, the Commander was subjected to fragmented visions of past deeds, including an encounter with Laranthir from the Maguuma campaign.
Some time after the allied Tyrian and Elonian forces had slain Kralkatorrik on Dragonfall in 1332 AE, Laranthir submitted a request for a temporary leave of absence so he might return to the Grove. Almorra granted the request, expecting Laranthir to return to his duties at his discretion. In the Grand Warmaster's absence, Jhavi Jorasdottir assumed the role of second-in-command of the Vigil.
Laranthir learned about Almorra's death at the hands of Blood Legion Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer and his subordinate Ryland Steelcatcher by 1333 AE as well as the Elder Dragon Jormag's awakening which the rogue charr's actions had caused. However, against Jhavi's expectations, Laranthir did not immediately resume his duties as Grand Warmaster, leaving Jhavi to continue leading the Vigil in his absence as Tyrian forces had to battle against both Jormag's icebrood and Primordus's destroyers.
- Charr Chapter 3: Crystal Corruption
- Norn Chapter 3: Death from Below
- Chapter 4: Order Neophyte
- Chapter 6: The Battle of Claw Island
- Chapter 8: Victory or Death
- Act II
- The Departing (as a memory)
- Verdant Brink
- Outpost: Pale Reaver Rally
- Destroy the Mordrem breachers to cut off enemy reinforcements (80)
- Plant explosives from the crashed choppers on the colossal vine's weak points
- Escort Laranthir and Skybreaker into the ruins (80)
- Keep enemies away from Skybreaker while she plants explosives
- Escort Laranthir and Skybreaker through the ruins (80)
- Destroy the colossal vine (80) [Group Event]
- Dragon's Stand
- Dragon's Stand
- Destroy the Ley-Line Disruption Pod to restore the ley lines to other islands (80)
- Destroy the vine growth before it destroys a section of the island (80)
- Attack the Mouth of Mordremoth's head while evading its attacks (80)
- Attack the dragon's body while evading its attacks (80)
- Stun the Mouth of Mordremoth to keep it in place while your allies collect mortars to damage it from above (80)
- Defeat and stop the Mordrem commander from growing enough explosive pustules to destroy the island (80)
- Defeat and stop the Mordrem commander from shielding allies inside the coils (80)
- For previous dialogue: Laranthir of the Wild/dialogue
- In Vigil Keep, if not Vigil
- Forgive us if we seem unfriendly. The Vigil soldiers stationed here have much on their minds. Enjoy your visit.
Is everything all right? You sound a little sad.
- Not sad, exactly. Just resigned. I've often sought love, but never found it. Perhaps one day. Until then, I'll serve the Vigil as if it were my beloved.
- That's a nice frame of mind, but I don't think it will make you any less lonely. Good luck, Laranthir.
- I understand.
- In Vigil Keep, if Vigil member
- (at early state of the personal story)
- Step lively, soldier. Everyone either contributes to or undermines our success. There is no middle ground.
- Is everything all right? You sound a little sad. (continues like above)
- Yes, sir.
- (after The Battle of Claw Island)
- We have troops ready to follow your lead to Claw Island. You have only to say the word.
- What is wrong? You sound a little sad, Laranthir. (continues like above)
- Thank you, sir. I look forward to that day.
- (after Retribution)
- You're very lucky to have this opportunity. Adventure, travel...love. Would that I could find the same.
- What is wrong? You sound a little sad, Laranthir. (continues like above)
- I will.
- In Dragon's Domain
- Well met, Commander. It seems find ourselves on the dragon's doorstep.
- Mordremoth in its lair? (If didn't complete Hearts and Minds)
Is this really it? Have we really found
- Our scouts believe the creature before us is feeding on ley-line energy for its master, but Mordremoth is an entity of mind and dream. That's where you'll have to go to defeat it.
If that's true, how do I do that?
- I have faith you'll find a way in, Commander.
- Thank you, Laranthir.
- So even if we can't end things here, we can weaken Mordremoth. Let's do it.
I don't understand. I thought I'd beaten Mordremoth... (If completed Hearts and Minds)
- Though you killed Mordremoth within its realm of mind, the physical manifestation of its hunger remains in our world, still feeding on this hub of ley-line energy.
- In that case, let's put it out of our misery.
- Let's finish this.
- After the final battle
- Commander! It's great to be reunited with so many old faces and see how people put aside differences to fight together.
- Yes, we truly worked as one.
- Laranthir will appear in the player's home instance after completing Blast from the Past and Victory or Death.
- Associated items
- Laranthir's armor
- Laranthir's weapons
- Laranthir's Vigilant Inscription
- Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia
- ^ a b Minister's Defense / Quaestor's Siege
- Laranthir of the Wild: My name is Laranthir, one of the secondborn of the sylvari. I am Almorra's second-in-command.
- <Character name>: Ah, I see. Tell me, what is a "secondborn?"
- Laranthir of the Wild: We were the second group of sylvari awakened from the Mother Tree. [...]
- <Character name>: What rank do you hold in the Vigil?
- Laranthir of the Wild: I am a Grand Warmaster, Almorra's second-in-command. Should she fall, I will lead the order...but I pray to the Tree I am never needed in that role.
- ^ Post by Angel McCoy, Old Guild Wars 2 Forums (Archived)
- ^ Chapter 8, Ghosts of Ascalon by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb:
- Soulkeeper grunted. "I served as a legionnaire in the Blood Legion at the time. Our centurion was in charge of interdicting enemy supplies and was overseeing the scores of our finest warbands stationed there. I was on patrol with my own warband in eastern Ascalon when the Crystal Dragon stirred. [...]
- "I fell into my own personal darkness, my friends slain by a force greater than I could hope to confront." General Almorra Soulkeeper seemed to forget that Dougal was there, her lips drawn back to over bared teeth. "I became a gladium, a charr without a warband, and refused any aid in my darkness. At last, with the help of a few unlikely allies, I came to myself and knew what had to be done.
- "I knew then that this was no foe that a single people could confront," Soulkeeper said. "To have any hope of defeating an Elder Dragon, the peoples of Tyria would have to band together to fight it."
- "That's why you formed the Vigil," Dougal said.
- "Yes," said Almorra. "And although I work to save Tyria, I also know I act to save myself."
- ^ Assault the Hill
- Laranthir of the Wild: Glad to have you with us, recruit. I am Laranthir of the Wild, second-in-command of the Vigil. You could also say that I'm its co-founder.
- <Character name>: What do you mean?
- Laranthir of the Wild: When General Soulkeeper lost her warband to the crystal dragon, I was the one who convinced her to turn her quest for vengeance into a worldwide campaign against all the Elder Dragons.
- ^ Hunters and Prey
- Trahearne: Laranthir of the Wild is the Vigil's second in command. He helped convince General Soulkeeper to turn her mission of vengeance into a mission of justice. He's a tremendous asset.
- ^ Historical dialogue with Laranthir of the Wild
- ^ OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE RE: LARANTHIR
- ^ Dragon Response Mission: Gendarran Fields
- Jhavi Jorasdottir: After Drakkar, I needed to get away from the Marches. I went on a tour of Vigil encampments around Tyria.
- Jhavi Jorasdottir: Mostly a morale thing. I figured Laranthir would've come back by now. He hasn't.
- Jhavi Jorasdottir: Never thought I'd be in charge for this long. But the days keep passing and here I am. So I'm getting used to it.