Rytlock Brimstone

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Rytlock Brimstone

Rytlock Brimstone is a Blood Legion Tribune stationed in Black Citadel as part of its vanguard, and a member of the Stone Warband, Destiny's Edge and Dragon's Watch. He wields the legendary sword Sohothin.


Early years[edit]

As a cub, Rytlock was the youngest of the striplings whom the smallest cubs of his fahrar were called. He was often pejoratively called "Runtlock", and his parents left him to struggle with bullies on his own. Eventually Rytlock and the other striplings banded together with him as their leader and made the bullies stop by teaching them "a few lessons." Since that time, Rytlock could never tolerate bullies of any kind.[1] This band of striplings eventually formed the Stone Warband in the Blood Legion and was composed of about a dozen males and dozen females, with Rytlock selecting the surname Brimstone for himself.[2] While in the fahrar, Rytlock and his warband mate Crecia Stoneglow often spotted ice elementals coming down from Shiverpeaks Pass in Grothmar Valley.[3] Despite being of the Blood Legion, Rytlock also spent some time in the Iron Legion's territory in Ascalon as a cub. He used to explore around Grendich Courthouse, believing there to be treasure.[4]

Rytlock got to know Rox of the Pick Warband from the time she was a cub, and learned of her superstitious beliefs and use of good luck charms and rituals.[5][6] Rytlock had several cubs over the years, with the eldest being the son Ryland Steelcatcher whom he had sired with Crecia. He was not supposed to be a part of their lives but, unlike his own parents, he did visit the cubs occasionally to see how they were doing as he did not want them to suffer from bullying or bully other cubs.[7]

At some point Blood Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer selected Rytlock and Crecia to infiltrate the Flame Legion and sabotage its operations from the inside. The pair carried out their mission with diligence even though Rytlock had to restrain himself from killing any Flame Legion member he encountered in the garrison where they were stationed in.

While on the mission, Crecia and Rytlock discovered that the garrison had received Prince Rurik's lost sword Sohothin which Flame Legion agents had discovered on the Ring of Fire islands and were intending to deliver to Flame Imperator Gaheron Baelfire. Crecia objected to Rytlock's plan to steal the sword as it would compromise their mission and put them both in danger; despite Crecia's warnings, however, Rytlock killed the guards protecting the sword and begged her to leave with him. Intent on keeping up her cover, Crecia stabbed Rytlock in the leg and sounded an alarm to make herself look less suspicious to the Flame Legion who chased after Rytlock. Despite the pursuit and suffering from the wound, Rytlock successfully returned to the Blood Legion Homelands.

Bangar was initially furious at Rytlock for blowing his cover and disobeying orders until he learned that Rytlock had stolen Sohothin. Deciding to use the magic sword as a propaganda tool against the Flame Legion, the Blood Imperator sent Rytlock and the Stone Warband on the front lines. Although Rytlock used the sword with diligence at first, his fame as a legendary Flame Legion killer and wielder of Sohothin gradually emboldened him and made him ignore his superiors' orders while he also grew distant from his warband. Bangar summoned Rytlock to the Blood Citadel where he voiced his displeasure and that he had considered executing the reckless warrior for the acts of defiance. Although Bangar justified his arguments with Rytlock's disobedience having needlessly endangered his fellow soldiers in battle, he also made it clear that he did not like Rytlock believing he was better than the Blood Imperator himself.

Instead of executing the warrior or making him a gladium as punishment, however, Bangar promoted Rytlock and sent him on "a tour of the legions" so the warrior's presence would "motivate" the other High Legions. As he delivered the punishment masked as a reward, Bangar enjoyed the thought of Rytlock, who did not hold a high opinion of the other legions at the time, being miserable abroad more than he enjoyed winning their verbal clash. For the longest time Rytlock considered this encounter with the Blood Imperator as his greatest failure. He would later learn that Crecia had only stabbed him to take suspicion off herself, and he continued reminiscing about her in the following years.[7] Rytlock became interested in human history and studied it for ways to end the Foefire curse as well as Sohothin's significance as a weapon.

Edge of Destiny[edit]

During his tour of the High Legions, in 1319 AE, Rytlock Brimstone was assigned to assist Iron Legion's Centurion Korrak Blacksnout raiding party of three hundred soldiers in tracking down human caravans passing through the Blazeridge Gap. When questioned, Rytlock claimed he had left his warband and was working with the Iron Legion of his own accord, though Korrak criticized that Rytlock was around because his warband and legion couldn't stand Brimstone's arrogance.[2][8] Shortly after an argument, a human scouting party led by Logan Thackeray, ambushed the charr forces and forced a landslide to bury most of their forces alive.

With the death of Centurion Korrak Blacksnout at his own hands, Rytlock took charge of the remains of the group and pursued Logan's, trapping them in a dead-end. However, the two groups were quickly forced to team up when they were attacked by Chiefling Ygor and his ogres, with only Rytlock and Logan surviving at the end of the initial skirmish. Joined by the Firstborn sylvari Caithe, the three fled from more ogres led by Ygor's vengeful father Chief Kronon, and then destroyers to Lion's Arch.

Rytlock refused to tell Logan how he had acquired Sohothin which was a human relic. After destroying a building during the clash over the ownership of the sword, the pair and Caithe were thrown into jail by the Lionguard and were offered to fight for their freedom in a gladiatorial arena by Captain Magnus Irondawn. They fought as Edge of Steel, and were undefeated until a group called Dragonspawn's Destiny—which included the norn Eir Stegalkin, the dire wolf Garm, and the asura Snaff and Zojja—bested them. The victors commissioned the trio to join forces with them to help defeat the Dragonspawn, a champion of the Elder Dragon Jormag.

While on the mission, Logan, who had begun bonding with Rytlock during their many fights together, apologized to Rytlock for his earlier actions and gave him his approval to wield Sohothin. Rytlock, who had been talking with Snaff about the strengths of brotherly bonds the night before, was taken aback by Logan's earnesty and admitted in his own way that he had begun viewing Logan as a blood brother. To signify the growing friendship and brotherhood between them, Rytlock gave Logan a Blood Legion pendant, symbolically making him an honorary member of the Stone Warband.[9] In return, Logan gave Rytlock a scarf recently gifted to him by Queen Jennah.

After the united group had defeated the Dragonspawn, the guild Destiny's Edge was formed. They went onto many great accomplishments, until their battle with the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik, which resulted in the deaths of both Snaff and Glint after Logan had left to defend Ebonhawke and Queen Jennah from the Ogre Revolt. The group parted ways on bad terms thereafter.

After the split of Destiny's Edge, Rytlock was stripped of his rank and assigned menial work for his perceived desertion of his post and treachery of siding with humans, but rose quickly through the ranks of the Blood Legion by challenging and killing his superiors that insulted him for loving humans and taking their position until he reached the rank of Legionnaire, promising to himself he'd rise to Centurion in the same way soon. He felt guilt over failing to both protect Snaff and kill Kralkatorrik, and blamed Logan for abandoning the guild in its time of need, as well as his own weakness for trusting a human, for the defeat. Since then, Rytlock began to hate Logan as the human he had once considered a brother in arms now represented Rytlock's greatest failure.[7][10]

Ghosts of Ascalon[edit]

Rytlock led the Blood Legion in an assault on a Flame Legion holdout south of the Loreclaw Expanse in 1324 AE and witnessed Ember Doomforge and Gullik Oddsson killing a shaman and destroying a Flame Legion Effigy. After the Flame Legion had been routed, the pair and their associates were brought in for questioning. Although Ember admitted to working for Imperator Malice Swordshadow of the Ash Legion, she refused to tell the Blood Legion officers about the nature of her mission. Rytlock intervened to stop the interrogation as he would be dining with the Ash Imperator at the end of the week and could ask her about the mission in person.[11]

The tribune listened to Ember's story about having found two human prisoners—Dougal Keane and Riona Grady—near the Dragonbrand and her intentions to transport them for questioning with her associates Gullik and Kranxx. One of the prisoners was missing much to Ember's dismay, however, making Kranxx explain how he and the prisoners had been attacked by a stray member of the Flame Legion and Riona had given pursuit. Upon learning that a human was on the loose, Rytlock ordered his troops to sweep the area for Riona who was eventually brought back bruised.

Rytlock insisted on the group accompanying his troops in their march until they reached Ascalon Basin where his forces set up a camp. The tribune called for Ember and told her that he would let her group depart on a supply skiff and advised her not to travel east where his forces were headed to. Before leaving, Rytlock mentioned Ember sharing her grandmother's eyes with a smile, implying that he may have been aware of the group actually working for Ember's grandmother, General Almorra Soulkeeper of the Vigil, on a discreet mission.

Personal story[edit]

Logan Thackeray saves Rytlock in the Citadel of Flame.

By 1325 AE, Rytlock had become the most renowned Blood Legion soldier in Ascalon. After Caithe made several disastrous attempts to reform Destiny's Edge in order to battle the Elder Dragon Zhaitan whose influence was spreading into Central Tyria, Rytlock and Logan had a chance encounter at the Citadel of Flame, where both commanded groups seeking to defeat Gaheron Baelfire and investigate rumors of a powerful weapon the Flame Legion had that the Pact could use in the campaign against the Elder Dragon. After Logan saved Rytlock's life and they defeated Gaheron with the help of the Pact Commander, relations grudgingly improved between the two of them. After helping Zojja stop Kudu's plans in the Crucible of Eternity, they left for the Ruined City of Arah to confront Zhaitan. With the legendary guild reunited, they joined forces with the Pact Commander to defeat the Elder Dragon aboard the airship named The Glory of Tyria.

Living World Season 1[edit]

In 1326 AE, Rytlock took part in a defense quorum to address the threat of the Molten Alliance. After this, he gave Rox several missions to see if she was worthy of joining the Stone Warband. The missions included hunting the dragon champion Tequatl the Sunless which had become more powerful since the defeat of Zhaitan and bringing back its tail, acting as a charr representative during the Queen's Jubilee, and slaying Scarlet Briar. Rox failed in her final task, saving her friends Braham Eirsson and Marjory Delaqua instead, causing Rytlock to dismiss her as a free agent. Despite this, the two continued having an amiable relationship.

During Rox's warband trials, Rytlock's activities included the investigation of the Energy Probes scattered throughout Central Tyria, and monitoring the threat posed by Scarlet.

Living World Season 2[edit]

Rytlock recoils as Sohothin disappears into the Mists.

In 1327 AE, after years of research with the Durmand Priory, Rytlock came to believe he had found the correct combination of elements to reverse the Foefire curse. Prior to the Exodus, the Six Gods had given the Ascalonians two magical swords—Sohothin and Magdaer—and a magical crown. After gathering up the crown fragments which the Pact Commander had sought for him, Rytlock headed into Barradin's Vaults to perform the ritual, but failed, and the sword was lost to the Mists. Since it was impossible to dispel the Ascalonian ghosts without Sohothin, Rytlock had to quickly follow the sword into the portal, which closed up behind him.

Heart of Thorns[edit]

Rytlock reappeared on Tyria from a mist portal as a revenant during the Pact's campaign against the Elder Dragon Mordremoth in the Heart of Maguuma. Using the new skills he had acquired in the Mists, he helped the Pact Commander's party to defeat an attack from Mordremoth's minions. Rox was interested in Rytlock's new powers, but the tribune did not divulge information on his experiences and instead urged the group to focus on finding the missing Destiny's Edge and ending the threat Mordremoth posed to the world.

The Commander decided to let Braham and Rytlock scout ahead for the missing members of Destiny's Edge. Rytlock used his new powers to locate Eir Stegalkin and witnessed Faolain stabbing her and leaving her to be killed by Mordremoth's Vinetooth minion. Rytlock helped the Commander and the group defeat the vinetooth and was forced to continue on before the other members of Destiny's Edge could meet the same fate. After the death of Eir, Rytlock and the group encountered Caithe and the newly corrupted Vinetooth Faolain. With the egg being dropped, Rytlock distracted Faolain while the Commander snatched the egg and fled. The group later split up again, and Rytlock left with one half of the group to track down the other members of Destiny's Edge.

After tracking down and rescuing both Zojja and Logan, Rytlock helped the Commander take down the vinetooth Faolain. They found Trahearne who was trapped by the Jungle Dragon, and in order to defeat Mordremoth, the Commander needed to enter the mind of the dragon through Trahearne. Rytlock expressed his wish to not enter the mind of Mordremoth due to his prolonged experiences in the Mists and instead stayed behind to protect the bodies of those who entered. In the mind of Mordremoth, the dragon tried to demoralize and kill the Commander with a Blighted version of Rytlock whom the Commander successfully turned against the dragon. Rytlock later witnessed the death of both Trahearne and Mordremoth by the Commander's hands.

Living World Season 3[edit]

At Eir's memorial in 1329 AE, Rytlock put forth the idea that Destiny's Edge was done and it was time to form a new guild. This led to the formation of Dragon's Watch. When Rytlock and the Commander stopped by Rata Novus at Taimi's request, he received a summons from the Black Citadel via General Almorra Soulkeeper, revealed to be the latest in a string of such summons, all of which he had crumpled up and ignored. The Commander sent him to get word to their other comrades, and he arrived in Bloodstone Fen with Marjory Delaqua in time to help with the attempt to "rescue" Caudecus from the White Mantle at their colosseum stronghold.

After learning that Primordus was active, Rytlock met with the Commander and Taimi in Rata Novus and participated in a simulation fight against Destroyers. Upon leaving the dragon lab, he was cornered by two members of the Adamant Guard who informed him that he had been stripped of his rank and charged with dereliction of duty, and that they were under orders to bring him back to the Citadel for questioning about his new revenant magic, by force if necessary. Rytlock complied peacefully, assuring the Commander that he would straighten out the situation. For the rest of the season, he was absent and only mentioned in passing.

Path of Fire[edit]

Rytlock finds Balthazar and Sohothin in the Mists.

At some point, Rytlock managed to give the Black Citadel a report on his recent adventures and he was allowed to keep his title of Tribune. He also stopped wearing his revenant blindfold, as he "got used to the voices in his head." Rytlock and Lady Kasmeer Meade arrived in Elona before the Commander. Upon the Commander's arrival in the Free City of Amnoon, Rytlock still withheld his reasons for pursuing Balthazar.

Later, Dragon's Watch split up to learn more about the Forged. Rytlock, Canach, and the Commander invaded the main forged camp in the Crystal Oasis, though Balthazar was nowhere to be found. The group followed Agent Kito to the Desert Highlands, where they confronted Balthazar, who expressed that he would spare Rytlock. After the death of Vlast, Rytlock had no choice but to tell his story. When Rytlock found Sohothin in the Mists, its flame had been extinguished. Nearby, he saw a disheveled stranger in chains who reignited Sohothin's flame. As a favor, Rytlock used Sohothin to free the stranger from his chains, who then opened a portal that allowed Rytlock and the stranger to escape the Mists. It was only when Balthazar called Rytlock "friend" that he realized the stranger was Balthazar. Notwithstanding, Rytlock vowed to make things right.

After listening to Vlast's recordings, Rytlock determined that the guild's next destination was Glint's Lair. There, Rytlock sensed the power of Glint, whose memory crystals reacted to Rytlock's presence. Rytlock was hesitant to allow the party to destroy the dragonsblood spear, Kralkatorrik's weakness, but ultimately allowed it to prevent Balthazar from getting it. Upon seeing the remains of Snaff's golem nearby, Rytlock blamed himself for his repeated failures in the loss of Glint, Snaff, and Eir Stegalkin. Nonetheless, Rytlock remained steadfast and followed the Commander back to the Mists.

Within the Tomb of the Primeval Kings, he was dismissive of the notion that the Six could help against Balthazar but still followed the Commander through the tomb where he expressed admiration for the size of the treasury. When within the mists, he appeared a distance away from the rest of the group and later threatened to tear apart the Handmaidens of Kormir when they appeared. When they arrived in The Sanctum, Rytlock was disrespectful of the library and Kormir herself. He, along with the rest of the group, witnessed Kormir's reenactments of Balthazar's imprisonment and Abaddon's demise along with the goddess of truth's departure.

He was present for the revival of the Commander after they had been killed by Balthazar, and he expressed disbelief that they were alive. After this, he went to Joko's Domain with the Commander and battled Archon Iberu.

Living World Season 4[edit]


After Balthazar's defeat at Kodash Bazaar, Rytlock, Canach, and Taimi commandeered Head Rancher Bedar's dolyak ranch south of Amnoon to use as a base camp from which to search for Aurene and track Kralkatorrik. While Canach headed to Amnoon to collect the winnings he had made from betting that the Commander would defeat Balthazar, Taimi and Rytlock requested that the Commander meet them at the ranch to begin looking for Aurene. As the group spoke, however, a Brandstorm formed over the city of Amnoon during the conversation, with Rytlock noting that the Elder Crystal Dragon did not seem to be nearby.

Taimi replied that they would've been Branded if Kralkatorrik had flown over, and Rytlock sarcastically asked what could go wrong with giving an Elder Dragon Balthazar's magic. Heading into the city, the group saw citizens and refugees encased in Branding crystals to be transformed into minions of the dragon along with Aurene, now grown, battling with a Branded wyvern. Breaking open the crystals and freeing the civilians inside, Rytlock proceeded into the city, where Canach began to aid them in battling the Branded. Slaying the lieutenants of the dragon infused with Zhaitan's magical spectrum of death, the Commander and Rytlock battled a Branded Deputy Qais and following that, attempted to drive off the wyvern Aurene had been battling. With the wyvern eventually slain, the group approached Aurene, as she began to glow with magic and showed a vision to all present. The vision, depicting an army of Awakened within an ancient city attacking Tyrian forces, resulted in the Commander moving to Istan to try to find the First City, Fahranur, while the rest of Dragon's Watch present would clean up remaining Branded in Amnoon.

At some point, Rytlock learnt that the Commander had been captured by the Mordant Crescent, describing it as "[pulling] a Thackeray", and went with the Sunspears of Istan to help the Commander escape the Mordant Crescent Great Hall. Arriving after the Commander's escape, they told the gathered allies that the lich Palawa Joko had captured Taimi. Horrified by this news, Rytlock insisted that they go to the First City immediately to rescue the asura prodigy.

Once within the city, Rytlock noted that it had seen better days, with Spearmarshal Zaeim explaining the city's history. Moving forward, they encountered hostile Awakened which were quickly dispatched of quickly. As the Commander dived into the Eternal Reservoir with a pair of goggles, Canach asked Rytlock why he was never so spontaneous, earning a growl from the charr. After reaching a trap involving falling bells, they were soon deactivated and the group crossed the pits safely, into an area with Branded and Awakened battling each other. Canach noticed Taimi's hair bow on the ground, with Zaeim describing Taimi as ingenious for figuring out how to lay a trail there. Rytlock warned the Sunspear not to tell Taimi that.

Proceeding further into the city, they found a room full of Inquest asura corpses, which soon were Awakened while Canach attempted to explode the gate to further in the city. As a colossal Awakened abomination battled the group, the ceiling caved in but was stopped by Braham Eirsson and his companion Rox, with Braham trying to argue with the Commander about Taimi being in danger now because of them. The Commander, however, cut the norn off, explaining that if Braham wanted to save Taimi, he would be coming with them. He begrudgingly agreed to this, and they proceeded further into the city, where they encountered a swarm of Awakened troops summoned by Joko trying to keep them away. The Commander and Braham headed into the chamber where Taimi was while the rest of the group, including Rytlock, stayed behind to battle the Awakened. Eventually, the Commander rescued Taimi and they regrouped, attempting to determine what to do next. Rytlock chose to contact Marshal Thackeray of the Pact and warn him of the impending threat of Joko.

Long Live the Lich[edit]

While the Commander was preparing the landing site for the invasion of Gandara, Rytlock met up with Rox and the Olmakhan and readied them for battle. The Charr group arrived after the Primeval Dynasty army, where Rytlock took point to the surprise of the Olmakhan.

Rytlock led the front while the Commander was helping and making new allies. The advance on the fortress was stalling as he needed high-grade explosives to bring down the bridge towers. Faren raided an enemy camp for the supplies, nearly dying in the process and needed to be rescued by Rox. He kept the Awakened of the back of the invasion force during the final fight in Gandara.

A Star to Guide Us[edit]

Rytlock helped reignite the extinguished sword Sohotin. Afterwards he enters the Mists to gather information on behalf of the commander. He was going to look for ways to reverse the damage done by Kralkatorrik.

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

With the death of Kralkatorrik, both Rytlock and the Commander received invitations to the All-Legion Rally of 1332 AE, though the mail Rytlock received was a summons as opposed to an invitation. When the Commander read the mail, they discussed it with him via communicator and agreed to meet them in the Black Citadel. At the Black Citadel, the Commander met with Rytlock, Braham, Gorrik, Kasmeer, and Marjory and the group left to Grothmar Valley on a chopper.

Upon arriving at the Blood Keep, the group was greeted by Crecia Stoneglow, one of the members of Rytlock's warband. Crecia mentioned that she had told Bangar Ruinbringer to invite him, and she escorted them to the opening ceremony. While being escorted, Rytlock asked her about the political situation in the Valley, and she mentioned that it was unstable.

At the opening ceremony, Rytlock witnessed his son, Ryland Steelcatcher, defeat a powerful branded devourer which then continued attacking Ryland, becoming stronger after being killed. After he, along with the rest of Dragon's Watch, tied down the devourer with a harpoon, Aurene flew overhead, corrupting it in a spire of crystal, angering the charr watching. Bangar then ordered Rytlock to meet him in private later and not embarrass him during the festivities.

Rytlock and the Commander later met back up to confront Bangar of the various disturbances they discovered. Bangar was intentionally confrontational from the start and eventually insulted Rytlock, saying his cub Ryland was better off with him (Bangar) as his father. Rytlock attacked Bangar and tackled him to the ground. Bangar told him that he could be the new Blood Imperator, and all he had to do was rip out Bangar’s throat. Rytlock refused and said he didn’t want to be imperator and stomped off. After leaving the meeting and speaking with the commander they were accosted by a group of rowdy charr which Rytlock took care of.

Later, Rytlock and rest of the group discovered that Bangar, the Renegades, and other charr have gone into the Shiverpeaks and chased after them. There they learned that Bangar had stolen Braham’s bow and intended to go after Jormag. Ryland was also present in Bangar’s group and Rytlock yelled out his name in anguish as they left. Even though the bridge was destroyed Rytlock wanted to go after Ryland, and Bangar immediately, but Crecia insisted they must deal with the icebrood construct first to protect the other charr in Grothmar Valley. Afterwards, the cold from the storm was too much to continue and the group retreated back to the valley.

After the blizzard had passed, Rytlock noted that Almorra's call to the Commander seemed strange, and retrieved a squad of Vigil to accompany them to Bjora Marches. After exiting the Vigil Chopper, he and Crecia had a disagreement about Bangar due to Rytlock expressing willingness to 'stomp Bangar into the snow', and she reminded him that they had allegedly agreed to postpone judgement until talking to him.

Within the abandoned Jora's Keep, after the Commander and Braham had escaped the barracks, when they were telling the group about the dead soldiers, he asked if they had seen Almorra. He then asked if both Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir and General Soulkeeper being missing felt strange to the other members of the group. With the Commander ordering the group to begin searching for survivors, he expressed anger at the notion and questioned if they remembered what the group was supposed to be there for, growling angrily when Crecia attempted to make him help. Afterwards, he decided to stay at the Keep, and blamed Braham for losing his bow.

After the Commander and Braham found Jhavi trapped in a cave, he volunteered to search the Svanir prisoner camps in the region along with Crecia. Within the prisoner camps, the two charr began to fight over Jormag's whispers. When the warden appeared, the two argued with each other due to a complaint by Crecia about how all of the camps in the region were likely alerted. Rytlock realized that the warden was using the prisoners as fuel, and yelled this to the Commander. After the warden was killed, the two charr continued to search the tents, and aided in killing the warden after he was turned into an icebrood.

End of Dragons[edit]


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Jungle
Heart of Maguuma
Shiverpeak Mountains

Historical locations[edit]

Ruins of Orr

Story involvement[edit]

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Personal story[edit]

Living World Season 1[edit]

Living World Season 2[edit]

Heart of Thorns story[edit]

Living World Season 3[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

End of Dragons story[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

Complete heart (map icon).png Help stabilize the front line (80)

Event involvement[edit]

Event shield (tango icon).png Help Logan, Canach, and Rytlock train Corsairs (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png [Group Event] Clear the Branded from the keep (80)
Rift (map icon).png [Group Event] Repair defenses and place mines! (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png [Group Event] Repel invading Branded, and kill them near the charging crystals to fill the resonance crystal (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Wrathbringer (80)
Historical events
Event swords (tango icon).png Destroy the charr hero Rytlock (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png Protect Rytlock from the dragon minions (80)

Combat abilities[edit]


  • Rytlock often wields a pistol in his off-hand; when he does, he uses a combination of thief main-hand pistol and warrior main-hand sword skills.
  • If wielding a pistol, he will fight at range until enemies approach him.

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  • Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust - Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    • Redirect Arrow.png Brutal Blade Brutal Blade - Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
      • Redirect Arrow.png Rift Slash Rift Slash - Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
  • Precision Strike Precision Strike - Strike all nearby foes, then release a burst of mist energy that deals a second strike. The second strike deals bonus damage if it hits only one enemy.
  • Unrelenting Assault Unrelenting Assault - Shadowstep and unleash fierce attacks on nearby foes. Gain might each time you damage a foe.
  • Facet of Strength Facet of Strength - Legendary Dragon. Facet. Place the Facet of Strength on yourself to grant nearby allies might every few seconds. (only during Prisoners of the Dragon)
  • Chaotic Release Chaotic Release - Legendary Dragon. Consume. Consume Facet of Chaos, releasing chaotic winds damaging and knocking back foes while granting superspeed to allies. Facet of Chaos will be disabled while this skill is recharging. (only during Torn from the Sky)
  • Focused Elemental Flame - Combines with Crecia Stoneglow to channel Sohothin's flames in a directed attack. (only during Voice in the Deep)
Skills (Path of Fire)
  • Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust - Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    • Redirect Arrow.png Rift Slash Rift Slash - Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
      • Redirect Arrow.png Rift Slash Rift Slash - Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
  • Sohothin Blitz Sohothin Blitz - Hurl Sohothin at your target, damaging foes the sword passes through. When Sohothin reaches your target, shadowstep to it and deliver a large blow. Reduces cooldown on Flame Spit and Cataclysm.
  • Unrelenting Assault Unrelenting Assault - Shadowstep and unleash fierce attacks on nearby foes. Gain might each time you damage a foe.
  • Raptor Raptor - Summon and mount your raptor. (When the player begins riding their mount)
    • Tail Spin Tail Spin - Engage. Leap toward the target location, damaging nearby foes. (When there are nearby foes)
  • Elemental Blast Elemental Blast - Legendary Dragon. Consume. Consume Facet of Elements to cover the target area in magical dragon breath. (During The Crystal Dragon)

Items offered[edit]

Item Type Rarity Cost
Inscribed Shard.png Bundle of Inscribed Shards Service Exotic 2,688 Karma.png
Mini Officer Faren.png Mini Officer Faren Miniature Exotic 105,000 Karma.png + 25 Inscribed Shard.png
Golem Swarm Potion.png Golem Swarm Potion Tonic Masterwork 4,900 Karma.png + Inscribed Shard.png
Volatile Mining Pick.png Volatile Mining Pick Mining pick Fine 4,900 Karma.png
Volatile Logging Axe.png Volatile Logging Axe Logging axe Fine 4,900 Karma.png
Volatile Harvesting Sickle.png Volatile Harvesting Sickle Harvesting sickle Fine 4,900 Karma.png
Rolan's Master Key.png Trader's Key Service Rare 245 Karma.png + 10 Trade Contract.png


For previous dialogue, see here.

At Blood Tribune Quarters[edit]

If charr
Sorry, Legionnaire <Character name>. I don't have time right now. We'll speak again soon.
Talk end option tango.png Yes sir, Tribune.
If not charr
Welcome to the Black Citadel. I don't have time to talk right now, but you may speak with my aide-de-camp, Laria.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.

At Dragon's Stand (Heart of Thorns)[edit]

Before completing Hearts and Minds
I don't got a trace of plant in me, but up here, even I can feel the buzz under my fur. We're near Mordremoth's heart.
Talk more option tango.png Its magic—its influence—is strong.
I got close enough to blow kisses at both Zhaitan and Kralkatorrik, but I feel Mordremoth's presence more strongly. It's eerily potent. I'll be glad to be rid of it.
Talk more option tango.png It does seem more powerful than Zhaitan.
Logan and Zojja...just can't catch a break. And then there's Eir. (huff) This one's on you, me, and Caithe, my friend.
Talk end option tango.png We've got this.
After completing Hearts and Minds
Hah! That's two down, pal. You, Caithe, and I are part of an elite club now. The Elder Dragons might be forces of nature, but we've proven that we can tame them.
Talk more option tango.png Easy there. Don't strain yourself.
Pfah! We've taken down two Elder Dragons. We've earned our swagger. So, which one's next? Primordus? Jormag? Kralkatorrik? That'd be my choice. I've got a bone to pick with that one.
Talk end option tango.png You're one of a kind, Rytlock.

At Front Line[edit]

Renown Heart empty (map icon).png Our forces are spread thin, and too many of them are still new to this. You're the best there is at dealing with the Awakened...
Talk end option tango.png I'll see what I can do.
Complete heart (map icon).png Heard you gave our recruits a clinic on putting down the Awakened. They're eager to follow you through the gates of Gandara.
Talk merchant tango.png Glad I could help. What's this?
Talk end option tango.png Happy to help. Good-bye.

At The Grotto[edit]

At Legions' Alcove[edit]

We're holding down the fort, Commander.
Talk more option tango.png Getting along with everyone?
No. I was never imperator material, so hanging around with a bunch of them has been...
Talk more option tango.png Educational?
Talk end option tango.png Understandable. I'll leave you be.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks, Rytlock.


Defeating a foe
Not a bad fight.
At Mosswood, Dragonfall
Finish this, Commander!


Concept art


  • While in the Grotto, Rytlock occasionally walks to the Grand Lyceum to train units there before retiring to a nearby tent.


See also[edit]

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  1. ^ "Chapter 15: Edge of Steel", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    "Things like... well, like..." Rytlock huffed, making a decision. "All right, here goes: being with the two of you is like being with the striplings."
    "That's what they called us," Rytlock reflected. "In my fahrar—that's the pack they put you in when you're born—in my fahrar they called the smallest of us the striplings."
    "You were small?" Logan asked incredulously.
    "I was the youngest. The smallest. They called me Runtlock."
    "Runtlock!" Logan snorted.
    "I made them stop," Rytlock growled ominously. "I did, and the other striplings did. We banded together, and I was the leader. We taught the bullies a few lessons. Still can't stand bullies."
  2. ^ a b "Chapter 10: Magma Monsters", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    "Mercenary scout for a supply caravan in the Blazeridges?" Rytlock said. "That's about as far from your brother as you can get."
    Logan looked at his hands. "Guess so." They sat awhile in silence before he asked, "You got any brothers?"
    "About a dozen," Rytlock said with a rueful laugh, "and a dozen sisters."
    "Big family."
    Rytlock shook his head. "Charr don't have families. We have warbands. The bonds are even stronger."
    Logan's eyes grew wide. "Was that them, back there? That funeral pyre?"
    "Course not," Rytlock snapped. "Those were Iron Legion. I'm Blood Legion."
    "You guys all look alike," Logan said with a shrug. "So, where's your warband?"
    "Back east somewhere. I left them."
    That comment hung in the air between them. "Why?"
    "My reasons are my own."
  3. ^ A Race to Arms
    Rytlock Brimstone: Are those...elementals trapped in the ice?
    Crecia Stoneglow: They used to come down from the mountains sometimes. When we were still in the fahrar...
    Rytlock Brimstone: I remember.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Just like old times.
  4. ^ An Unusual Inheritance Rytlock Brimstone: Very interesting. I've always suspected that courthouse held valuable relics. I used to explore around there when I was a cub.
  5. ^ Short Story: Delegation
  6. ^ Plan of Attack
    Rox: (spit) For luck.
    Rytlock Brimstone: (chuckle) You used to do that when you were a cub. C'mon, let's get this over with. [...]
    Rox: Someone once told me nothing worth fighting for is ever easy.
    Rytlock Brimstone: Ha! You do listen.
    Rox: Only when I feel like it.
  7. ^ a b c Requiem: Rytlock
  8. ^ "Chapter 2: Cat and Mouse", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    "No! I mean what are you doing here, a thousand miles from your own legion?"
    "I go my own way!"
    "Only because they wouldn't have you! They drove you off—your own legion—not because you can't fight. I've seen you fight. No, it's because they couldn't stand you!"
    Brimstone's eyes blazed, and his nostrils flared as if he had heard this speech countless times. But a slow smile spread across his lips. "you've got it wrong. I couldn't stand them."
  9. ^ "Chapter 18: The Calm Before," Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    Rytlock nodded. "Well, I've gone into a lot of battles with a lot of good warriors. You're as good as any of them."
    "The one thing they had that you don't—"
    "Oh, here it comes."
    "—is a Blood Legion pendant." Rytlock drew a chain from around his neck. On it hung the maroon and silver crest of the Blood Legion. "Here. Put it on."
    Logan took the pendant and looked Rytlock in the eye. "I don't know what to say."
    Rytlock gritted his teeth. "Damned human. You don't have to say anything. Just put it on."
    "Thanks," Logan replied feebly, slipping the pendant around his neck.
    "It's an honor wearing that thing, you know," Rytlock said, "an honor I don't think any other human has ever been given. It means we're brothers."
  10. ^ "Chapter 33: Sundering", Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King:
    Especially because they had been so close. Just a few moments more and the lance would have pierced the dragon's heart, and Kralkatorrik would have died, and Snaff would have lived.
    A few moments that Logan could have given them.
    "Logan!" Rytlock roared, ripping Sohothin from its sheath and ramming it into the ground. "It's your fault!"
    The shout rang false. It wasn't Logan's fault. It was Rytlock's, for trusting a human. For letting a human's softness make him... weak.
    "I'm a fool," Rytlock said. [...]
    When first he returned to the Blood Legion, he was stripped of rank and assigned menial work. An overseer called him a traitor, and Rytlock killed him. That's how he became an overseer. Later, a legionnaire called him a deserter, and Rytlock killed him as well. That's how he became a legionnaire.
    Let a centurion call him a friend to humans, and Rytlock would rise again.
    He was no longer a friend to humans, especially not to Logan Thackeray.
    Rytlock spit from the top of the wall and watched the gobbet fall a hundred feet down before smearing.
    Logan, who was now Queen Jennah's lapdog...
    Logan, who had corrupted a dungeon full of charr...
    Logan, who had made a fool out of Rytlock...
    "He'd better hope the Seraph never fight the Blood Legion."
  11. ^ Chapter 22, Ghosts of Ascalon by Jeff Grubb and Matt Forbeck:
    "I am on the business of Malice Swordshadow, the Ash Legion imperator," said Ember, snarling. "I cannot and will not tell you the nature of my mission."
    "Nor should you," came a deep, resonate voice from the perimeter of the discussion. "I will be dining with Swordshadow at the end of the week, and I shall take the opportunity to ask the imperator about it." [...]
    "No," replied Ember. "That is, he knows I am up to something, and that Imperator Swordshadow is somehow involved. And that we are a mystery, and he hates mysteries. The sooner we sneak out, the sooner he will be relieved of thinking about what we're up to."
  12. ^ Darkrime Delves (story)
  13. ^ Turnabout Efram Greetsglory: You used a searing crystal. Made my people complicit in your war crime.
  14. ^ Convergence (story)
    <Character name>: Rytlock. How're you holding up? After Ryland…
    Rytlock Brimstone: I've had some time to sit with everything. Spent some time with Cre.
    <Character name>: You never really got to know your son. Not the way you wanted.
    Rytlock Brimstone: No. But I think that's the point. Bangar was right: charr don't have "sons." Cre knew that. Kept her objective.
    Rytlock Brimstone: What I wanted, I was never gonna get from Ryland. It wasn't about him. It was about me. What I need.
    Rytlock Brimstone: I couldn't see past the hole I was trying to fill. More I pushed, the more he pulled away. I made it all worse.
    <Character name>: Ryland was a grown charr; he made his choices.
    Rytlock Brimstone: I know. And I did what had to be done. Now his fight is over. Me…I dunno.
    <Character name>: There's time. You'll figure it out.
    Rytlock Brimstone: Working on it.
  15. ^ The Only One
  16. ^ The Cycle, Reborn
    Rytlock Brimstone: Commander, you don't happen to have a mission that requires my particular skill set, do you?
    <Character name>: Political life not what it's cracked up to be?
    Rytlock Brimstone: More like exactly what it's cracked up to be: slow, two-faced and boring as all hell...
    Rytlock Brimstone: Cre's in her element. She was born to do it. But me? Not so much.
    <Character name>: Couldn't you just resign?
    Rytlock Brimstone: With no reason? Cre'd have my hide. No, 'fraid I'll need a real good excuse to get out of this one.
    Rytlock Brimstone: So, if you ever have one, think of your old friend Rytlock...
  17. ^ Guild Wars 2 Living World Behind the Voice: Steve Blum, YouTube.com