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Vigil, Pact, Dragon's Watch

Congratulations, Commander. Trahearne and I both owe you special thanks for helping us with our Wyld Hunts. If you keep helping Firstborn this way, we may have to make you an honorary sylvari.


Commander Tiffany Commander is a human ranger and is the Commander of the Pact. Solestrider is the descendant of the hero Tiffany Inafit.

Biography (Roleplaying)[edit]

NOTE: The character lore that this section is supposed to describe has been vastly altered and this section is no longer accurate.


Tiffany Smith was the first of the line; born in 1010 BE, she started the tradition of naming all her daughters Tiffany, with varying last names. She wanted her descendents to stand out in the world - to be bold. Her descendents came to be known as 'Clan Tiffany,' and they all strove to do remarkable things. Some raised a family; others fought in wars; still others did heroic deeds. Clan Tiffany became known as a family that was very loyal and steadfast, and, for the most part, at least, ignored the normal racial discrimination. Some of them joined the Order of Whispers or, when it came into existence, the Durmand Priory.

One of her descendents, Tiffany Inafit, took part in the war against the charr after the Searing.

Personal Story[edit]

In 1301, Tiffany Solestrider was born. At the age of twenty-four, she helped defend the village of Shaemoor from the attacking centaurs, becoming aquainted with Captain Logan Thackeray and being injured by a giant earth elemental in the process. Once she recovered, her adoptive family, Innkeeper Andrew and his daughter, Petra, called her home, having been worried about her. Shortly after, she helped Captain Thackeray solve a bandit problem, and root out some deep-seated corruption in the Ministry Guard.

Shortly after, Logan asked her what she knew about Falcon Company, and, upon learning that Deborah, Solestrider's adopted sister, had been a part of that division of the Seraph, invited her to help find out what had happened to them. This resulted in Deborah's rescue from captive bandits and revealing Captain Tervelan as a traitor.

When a former Seraph corporal, Kellach went missing and Risen were found in Lychcroft Mere, while the Orders of Tyria were bickering, Logan advised Queen Jennah to send in Tiffany Solestrider. Countess Anise backed Logan up, having met Solestrider before. The Queen took their advice and informed Solestrider that she was now the Advocate of the Crown, with the Queen's full authority to deal with the matter. Solestrider unearthed an attempt to kill the Queen, and averted it with the help of Logan and the Vigil, which she joined.

After joining the Vigil, Solestrider was partnered with Forgal Kernsson, a stern old norn who mentored her in the ways of the Vigil. The Vigil's motto, 'some must fight so that all may be free,' took hold of Solestrider, and it became one of her ideals. When a mission took her to Claw Island to warn the Lionguard of an impending attack, Forgal introduced her to Trahearne, Tyria's formost scholar on Zhaitan and Orr, who had found out about the attack and come to warn Watch Commander Talon as well. Despite their warnings, the Risen and their commander, Blightghast the Plaguebringer, took Claw Island, driving Solestrider, Trahearne, and the Lionguard off of Claw Island. Forgal stayed behind to hold off the Risen so the others could get away.

Over the next couple days, Solestrider and Trahearne worked together to gather allies to retake Claw Island, their efforts including finding a few norn from the Shiverpeaks and speaking to the Pale Tree, who showed them a vision and told them that the Vigil Keep was under attack. After successfully fending off the Risen, Solestrider brought the leaders of the Orders together to form an alliance of the three Orders - the Vigil, the Durmand Priory, and the Order of Whispers - led by Trahearne. They successfully retook claw Island and killed the Plaguebringer. The alliance - which came to be known as the Pact shortly after - decided to establish a base at Fort Trinity on Terzetto Bay amd push on into Orr.

When Trahearne, who had taken the rank of marshal, needed some Risen Guard Towers and Bone Ships destroyed, Demolitionist Tonn and Solestrider, whom had been given the rank of Pact Commander, took the job, but Tonn was killed in the explosion that sank the Risen ship. Right afterward, while she was reporting to Trahearne, Fort Trinity was attacked by Risen. After successfully driving off the Risen, Solestrider took on the task of informing Tonn's widow, Ceera, of his death.

Trahearne introduced Solestrider to Sayeh al'Rajihd and asked them to investigate one of Abaddon's sunken temples. They encountered unsual Risen and told Trahearne about them. He informed them that that was an Eye of Zhaitan, and tasked Solestrider with hunting it down. After that was accomplished, the Priory began studying the Eye, and learned that Elder Dragons consume magic, and that Zhaitan, in particular, does so via his Mouths. Solestrider hunted down the Mouth and killed it, effectively depriving Zhaitan of sustenance.

After having partially blinded Zhaitan and rendered the dragon hungry, Trahearne informed the Commander that their next task was to cull Zhaitan's army. To accomplish that feat, Trahearne performed some rituals and led them into the Ossuary of Unquiet Dead and wrecked Zhaitan's operations.

With Zhaitan crippled, the Pact focused on invading Orr further, through several operations. Solestrider took charge of comandeering some Risen Bone Ships to fake their way through the enemy front lines. On that mission, Agent Zott, of the Order of Whispers, was killed by Risen, to the rage of his partner, Elli.

After this, Trahearne found a way to cleanse Orr, but the attempt failed, and Trahearne despaired of completing his Wyld Hunt. Solestrider encouraged her friend and cheered him up, reminding him of something someone in the Pale Tree's vision had said; 'seek the Source.' Trahearne almost instantly cheered up, recalling something about the Source from his extensive studies of Orr.

Trahearne and Tiffany Solestrider spoke to Priestess Rhie, who performed a ritual in one of Grenth's temples, summoning an Avatar of Grenth who told them where to find the Source. Trahearne and Solestrider found the location mentioned by the Avatar, but the Artesian Waters were guarded by Zhaitan's Sovereign Eye. The two defeated the Eye, and Trahearne began his ritual, while Solestrider defended him from the Risen. This time, the cleansing had a noticeable effect, and Trahearne had his life's work realized. His Wyld Hunt was done.

The time came for the Pact to move on Zhaitan, and, with the help of Destiny's Edge, the Pact's airships (most notably the Glory of Tyria), and Zojja's MEGA-LIT cannon, the Pact killed Zhaitan's champions (Ogravros the Moondeath, Fafnarin the Heartslayer, and Horrogos the Soulbreaker) and Zhaitan itself.

The celebration at Fort Trinity afterwards was probably one of the biggest in history. Despite her obligation to Trahearne being over, Sayeh was there, as were many others. At first, Trahearne was hiding out on the airship docked at Fort Trinity, but Solestrider coaxed him out with a touch of amusement to join the celebration. He said something that stuck with Solestrider; that Tyria would not be safe until the last of the Elder Dragons were defeated, and Solestrider vowed, in her heart of hearts, to help Trahearne and the Pact defeat the Elder Dragons.

Stub: I left out the dungeons, need to add that in. (And this isn't a normal stub because if it was then it would go in the stub pages category, and since this is a User page that's not what it should be doing.)

Living World Season 1[edit]

When the Molten Alliance began disrupting life in Ascalon and the Shiverpeaks, Solestrider heard of it and went to help, making two friends on the way; Rox and Braham Eirsson, who, Solestrider was surprised to learn (though in retrospect it shoudn't have been surprising) was her friend Eir's son, who also (actually surprisingly this time) disliked his mother, and was very touchy on the subject.

After helping Braham retake his home town, Cragstead, from the Molten Alliance and helping Rox rescue refugees from their Molten Facilities, the Lionguard asked for her help on Southsun Cove. After numerous problems, a ship carrying contracts that were almost slave-like was blown up. Solestrider does not care who did it - Ellen Kiel blames a sylvari named Canach - and Solestrider briefly considered freeing him from his cell in Fort Marriner, but dismissed the idea, as he had been put there under Lion's Arch authority and was being held by the Vigil, which she was still loyal to.

When the people of Lion's Arch decided to have a celebration centered around Elder Dragons (and their defeat), Solestrider was rather amused, wondering if they still hadn't had enough celebration after that one at Fort Trinity? But when a member of the Captain's Council was killed, she sprang into action, as did a human investigator from Divinity's Reach.

Combat Abilities[edit]

Soulbeast Abilities
  • Beastmode Beastmode - Meld with your pet.
    • Leave Beastmode Leave Beastmode - Separate from your pet.

Greatsword Build[edit]

Greatsword Skills
  • Slash Slash - Chain. Slash your foe.
    • Slice Slice - Chain. Slice your foe.
    • Power Stab Power Stab - Slash at your foe. This attack restores endurance if it hits.
  • Maul Maul - Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.
  • Swoop Swoop - Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
  • Counterattack Counterattack - Block incoming attacks. If an attack is blocked, Counterattack Kick can be used.
    • Crippling Throw Crippling Throw - Throw your greatsword, crippling your foe.
  • Hilt Bash Hilt Bash - Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind, and refresh your Maul ability.
Utility & Elite
  • "We Heal As One!" "We Heal As One!" - Command. Heal yourself and your pet. You each gain copies of the other's boons.
  • Flame Trap Flame Trap - Trap. Set a trap that burns foes.
  • Viper's Nest Viper's Nest - Trap. Set a trap that pulses poison on foes when triggered.
  • Frost Trap Frost Trap - Trap. Set a trap that chills foes.
  • One Wolf Pack One Wolf Pack - Stance. Your successful attacks will trigger a second strike while in this stance. This effect can occur once per interval.

Longbow Build[edit]

Longbow Skills
  • Long Range Shot Long Range Shot - Shoot your foe from long range. The farther the arrow flies, the more damage it does.
  • Rapid Fire Rapid Fire - Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
  • Hunter's Shot Hunter's Shot - Fire an arrow that grants you stealth when it hits an enemy. Your pet gains swiftness.
  • Point-Blank Shot Point-Blank Shot - Push back your foe with a point-blank shot. The closer they are, the farther it pushes them back.
  • Barrage Barrage - Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.
Utility & Elite
  • "We Heal As One!" "We Heal As One!" - Command. Heal yourself and your pet. You each gain copies of the other's boons.
  • Quickening Zephyr Quickening Zephyr - Survival. You and your pet gain quickness and superspeed.
  • Sharpening Stone Sharpening Stone - Survival. Bleed foes with your next few attacks.
  • Signet of Stone Signet of Stone - Signet Passive: Improves toughness for you and your pet. Signet Active: You and your pet take no damage from attacks. You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
  • Hounds of Balthazar Hounds of Balthazar - Summon two Hounds of Balthazar to fight at your side.