Riannoc

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What good is power when it's afforded to you by an evil master? What good is an army when you're standing against love, honor, and loyalty?

— Riannoc

Riannoc (1302 to ≈1303/1304 AE) was a firstborn sylvari, and the first sylvari to die. He is described as being "valiant as the shining sun" by the Pale Tree. He was idealistic and direct, having no fear of death or even a real understanding of what fear is, due to the Dream being so young. Riannoc's Wyld Hunt was to face Mazdak the Accursed, for which he was given Caladbolg. He traveled north alone to face Mazdak despite the warnings of Trahearne, stating that Mazdak was too great a threat to leave unchallenged.

While in the north, Riannoc met a young human boy named Waine and took him as a squire. He sought to confront Mazdak and his army of Risen in Lychcroft Mere with Waine at his side. However, Waine was too scared to fight with Riannoc. When exhausted by Mazdak's overwhelming Risen, Waine took Caladbolg and left, leaving Riannoc defenseless when Mazdak himself finally showed up.

When Riannoc's death was discovered, it was felt deeply by the sylvari,[1] described by Caithe as being "like a part of the Dream was torn away". The Pale Tree says it was as though "the sun dimmed, and the Dream wept."

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Combat abilities[edit]

Abilities
  • Firstborn Knight
Effects

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Skills
  • Daybreak Blade - Slash your foe once, then again on the backswing.
    • Redirect Arrow.png Flashing Arc - Medium range sword attack.
  • Maelstrom Strike - Thrash foes around himself in a spinning frenzy while flinging projectiles.
  • Mighty Impact -
  • Skyfall - Smash your foe, knocking them down.
  • Sunlit Blades -
  • Swift Strike -
  • Vortex Corona -
Stolen skills

Quotes[edit]

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Prepare yourself.

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