Concept art by Richard Anderson.
The white stag is a creature of enchantment, an immortal beast with great power. It is said that the stag will trade a magical boon for its freedom, if caught.
The white stag is a creature of the Dream, symbolizing hope. It is a manifestation of the faith and joy of the sylvari race. Like the Pale Tree, it exists both in reality and in the Dream, and because of this it would provide an excellent gateway for perverting the Dream to Nightmare. To this end, the Nightmare Court seek to twist it into a creature of despair and hatred, a powerful weapon against the Dream.
- Chapter 1: Following the Dream
- A white stag or white deer is a red deer with a condition known as leucism that causes its hair and skin to lose its natural color. Arthurian legend states that the creature has a perennial ability to evade capture; and that the pursuit of the animal represents mankind's spiritual quest. It also signalled that the time was nigh for the knights of the kingdom to pursue a quest.