I turn my back on you, Mother. My solo voice of truth will dampen the cacophony of fools.
— A Soundless mantra for meditation
The Soundless are a group of sylvari who have chosen to cut themselves off from the voice of the Pale Tree. Despite this, the Pale Tree can still contact Soundless sylvari if needed, though it would require more effort to do so. They have separated themselves from the Dream of Dreams in an attempt to escape the constant pressure and burden of it through a specific kind of meditation or mental exercise. These exercises need to be performed regularly to maintain their disconnection from the Dream and other sylvari, however they can never be truly separated from the Dream - only minimize their connection to it and their kin. These exercises were developed by one of the Firstborn, though which is unknown.
During the course of the Living Story it is stated by the Avatar of the Tree that by separating themselves from her and the Dream the Soundless in turn reject her protection, which leaves them vulnerable to the corruption of the Elder Dragons. Most clearly this has been seen with the rise of Mordremoth, who had corrupted soundless sylvari such as Aerin and Scarlet Briar (whom while not officially stated to be Soundless was similar to the Soundless in how she separated herself from the Dream and rejected the protection of the Pale Tree).
List of Soundless
- See also: Category:Soundless