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Ottilia is amazing... She's beautiful, and...not interested. But she helped me work through some angst about my family. My mom. I owe her.

Braham Eirsson about Ottilia in The Battle for Cragstead

Ottilia is a norn from Cragstead in the Wayfarer Foothills. Braham Eirsson had a crush on her although she rejected his advances and instead helped him work through some angst about his distant mother Eir Stegalkin. Braham learned that Ottilia and her family had been taken prisoner after the Molten Alliance's raid on Cragstead. Her fate remains unknown.


Early years[edit]

Ottilia was born in the norn settlement of Cragstead in the Wayfarer Foothills and grew up with young Braham Eirsson. She became the object of Braham's affections but rejected his advances. Instead she helped him work though some angst about his distant mother Eir Stegalkin and earned his gratitude in the process.[1]

Living World Season 1[edit]

In early 1326 AE, the Molten Alliance invaded Cragstead and overwhelmed the defenders. They took many norn as prisoners, including Ottilia and her family, transporting them to one of their hidden facilities to work as slave labor in the mines and to experiment on them. Upon liberating Cragstead with the help of the Pact Commander, Braham learned what had happened to Ottilia and swore to rescue her from the kidnappers.[1]

While assaulting one of the Molten Furnaces and liberating the prisoners there with help from Rox and the Pact Commander, Braham asked one of the norn prisoners about Ottilia. The prisoner hesitated in answering Braham, urging the younger norn not to inquire about Ottilia's fate when they all needed to escape from the Molten Alliance.[2] Ottilia was not among the prisoners whom the team liberated from the facility, and her fate remained unknown.

During the victory celebration held in Hoelbrak following the Molten facility's destruction and the liberation of prisoners, Braham attempted to write a love poem to Ottilia but found it difficult to express his feelings in the right way. In his poem, which he would ultimately discard and attempt to burn in the bonfire, Braham compared Ottilia's heart to an ice-covered meadow—beautiful but bitter.[3]


Historical location[edit]

Shiverpeak Mountains

Historical dialogue[edit]

After Flame and Frost 2013[edit]

Speaking to Ottilia
I don't understand why we came back here. Everything's damaged. After seeing Hoelbrak, I can't imagine living anywhere else. It's so beautiful there, so vibrant and alive!
Talk more option tango.png Isn't this your home?
Yes. But, if it weren't for Braham, I wouldn't be here at all. He found me, you know? No one has ever done anything like that for me before. He...he...he's amazing.
Talk end option tango.png So it seems.
Talk end option tango.png Yes, it is.
Conversation between Braham and Ottilia
Braham: Ottilia, how are you? Are you glad to be home?
Ottilia: I suppose. I'm glad you're here too.
Braham: Ummm...that's good. I'm glad you're here, too. I mean...
Ottilia: (laugh) You're adorable. I have to go help my father. See you later.

During Dragon Bash 2013[edit]

Conversation between Braham and Ottilia
Ottilia: I thought know...we could go on a hunt together or something.
Braham: Uh...yeah, sure. So...what do you want to hunt? Jotun? Svanir?
Ottilia: Ooh, I know! I'd just love to have a new rabbit-fur vest. We could hunt rabbits!
Braham: Rabbits?
Ottilia: This'll be so much fun. I'll be ready at dawn tomorrow. See you then!

During Bazaar of the Four Winds[edit]

Conversation between Braham and Ottilia
Braham: I thought maybe, if you want, we could go to Wolf's shrine together today.
Ottilia: No, thanks. I went earlier and took all my gifts for Wolf then.
Braham: Well, maybe we could eat together this evening? The weather is fair.
Ottilia: I don't think so. I'm going with Ebbe. He's a merchant, and he sells furs in all the cities. What do you do?
Braham: I...what?
Ottilia: Exactly. Enjoy growing old in Cragstead like all the others. I'll send news of my travels. Promise!

During the Queen's Jubilee[edit]

Speaking to Ottilia
Did you hear? I'm going to Hoelbrak with this merchant I know. He travels the world.
Talk end option tango.png Congratulations.



  • In the 2013 version of Living World Season 1, Ottilia was originally Braham Eirsson's crush who seemed to reciprocate his feelings at first; in contrast, in the 2022 rewrite she had already rejected him off screen and instead helped him cope with his feelings for Eir Stegalkin. Their relationship grew cold over time, however, and Ottilia eventually left Braham behind to see the world with the fur trader Ebbe. Braham suffered from heartbreak and accompanied Rox to the Queen's Jubilee to take his mind off of the rejection. Siding with Braham, Rox called Ottilia a "vicious harpy who broke your heart" and urged him to forget about her.[4]
  • According to Narrative Director Bobby Stein, Ottilia's original 2013 arc and her connection to Braham was perceived as irrelevant to his arc and having no real substance, so it was rewritten for the 2022 re-release to match the Narrative Team's current writing standards. Ottilia's character was thus slightly reframed to downplay the "puppy love" angle and tie in more as a support system for Braham's strained relationship with his mother. Edits like these are intended to fix some of the things that, in the Narrative Team's opinion, either muddled the 2013 version of the story or were not landing as intended in order to better reflect artistic intent.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Battle for Cragstead
    Ornan: Oh, my young wolf. We should never have stayed behind. I'm glad to see friendly faces.
    Braham: C'mon, let's get out of here.
    Ornan: Braham, they took Ottilia and her family.
    Braham: They what? Where? Why?
    Ornan: They're collecting prisoners. I don't know where they took them or why.
    Braham: I hate this. We have to help Ottilia—and her family—but first, I have to make sure these 'steaders are okay.
    Braham: I've got this under control. [...]
    <Character name>: So...who's Ottilia?
    Braham: Ottilia? That conversation might require some ale. Ottilia is amazing... She's beautiful, and...not interested. But she helped me work through some angst about my family. My mom. I owe her.
  2. ^ Molten Furnace
    Prisoner: Braham! They're all over these caves. We have to hurry. Everyone pick up a weapon!
    Braham: Are you okay?
    Prisoner: I can't think about that now. Let's just get out of here.
    Braham: Ottilia?
    Prisoner: Don't...don't ask me that. Not now. You and your friends just need to get us out.
    Braham: Okay.
  3. ^ Half-Burnt Poetry
  4. ^ Opening Ceremony
    Rox: Try concentrating on the good time we're about to have instead of the vicious harpy who broke your heart.
    Braham: I can't. All the joy has been taken from me. Ottilia– (spit) I'll never love again.
    Braham: How could she throw me over like that? I hunted rabbits for her! Stupid, fluffy rabbits!
    Rox: Here we go again. Listen, I hear they've got some sort of battle arena in the middle of this party. Let's check it out.
    Braham: Bury my pain in the joy of combat? I like it. Let's go.
  5. ^ Comment by Bobby Stein in "Edits to Scarlet's War", Guild Wars 2 Forums