Wild Growth

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Wild Growth

1325 AE
Personal story
The Teachings of Ventari
Dreamer's Terrace
(The Grove)
The Rootangles
(Caledon Forest)
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari
"All things have a right to grow"
Preceded by
Biography White Stag.png Black Night, White Stag
Biography Green Knight.png The Knight's Duel
Biography Shield of the Moon.png Beneath a Cold Moon
Biography Shield of the Moon.png The Heart of Nightmare
Followed by
Biography Right to Grow.png Seeking the Zalisco

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Wild Growth is a part of the Sylvari personal story for characters who decided the most important teaching is "All things have a right to grow".


Meet Caithe at Dreamer's Terrace.

  • Speak with Caithe.

Acquire the zalisco extract from the Hazupl hylek.

  • Meet Arlon and Pellam near Mabon Market.
  • Meet with the speaker of the Hazupl hylek.
  • Protect Speaker Mahuti and the other Hazupl.
  • Hold out against the Dengatl attack.


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Enter the mission and talk to the twins, Arlon and Pellam. They are expecting the Speaker to arrive and give them zalisco extract.

The Speaker and his friends arrive. Everything proceeds uneventfully until another group of Hylek who don't want sylvari to have the zalisco extract arrive. Then the fighting starts. The fight may be visually chaotic. Kill all enemy Hylek.

Arlon and Pellam then argue before the mission concludes.



First instance[edit]


Second instance[edit]



Ambient foes




In Dreamer's Terrace[edit]

Upon entering Dreamer's Terrace:

Trahearne: A protege, Caithe? I'm glad to see you putting trust in someone again.
Caithe: Don't start, Trahearne.
Trahearne: No, I mean it. This is a step toward getting over your grief.
Caithe: My "grief" is not a pile of rubble I can't simply climb over. I don't want to talk about this.

Cinematic with Trahearne:

Caithe: Greetings, Valiant. I want you to meet Trahearne, another of the sylvari firstborn.
Caithe: Only a few firstborn are called to Wyld Hunts. I have the calling. So does Trahearne. I believe he carries the heaviest burden of us all.
<Character name>: More difficult than fighting an Elder Dragon?
Caithe: Our task is tangible, if dangerous, young Valiant. His is ephemeral. There may be no solution.
Trahearne: Caithe speaks well of you - and she rarely speaks well of anyone. I need your help, Valiant.
Trahearne: In my studies of Orr, I've developed a salve that may help defend against dragon corruption. However, it requires a very rare ingredient.
Trahearne: The hylek harvest the sap of the rare zalisco plant to use in their potions. Only the hylek know how to grow the zalisco, and they rarely trade the extract.
Caithe: The Hazupl tribe have agreed to give us a sample. Two sylvari, a pair of twins named Arlon and Pelham,[sic] were sent to retrieve it.
Trahearne: Sylvari born from the same pod are extremely rare, and hylek consider twins to be sacred. The tribe agreed to trade only if they could meet Arlon and Pelham[sic].
<Character name>: I'd be glad to help. Tell me where they're making the trade, and I'll see that everything goes well.
Trahearne: Thank you. The twins are very young, and they can be argumentative, but they have good hearts.
Trahearne: They will be meeting the Hazupl caravan just north of Mabon Market to make the trade.

Talking to Caithe:

Caithe: Thank you for taking this on. The hylek are difficult, but this is a large step toward peace.
Talk more option tango.png Can you tell me more about Arlon and Pellam?
They're eager. Perhaps too much so. It's difficult to keep them under control.
Ferocity We should encourage eagerness. It means they're brave.
Dignity Perhaps experience will serve them better than control. They will learn in time.
Charisma I can calm even the most wayward tempers with a few words. Leave it to me.
Your enthusiasm is refreshing. Take care, sapling. I shall trust in you.
Talk end option tango.png I won't let you down. Farewell!
Talk end option tango.png I'll be ready.
Talk more option tango.png Trahearne said that twins were rare for sylvari?
Indeed. Only a few every season. They often share a Dream and know each other well before they awaken.
Talk end option tango.png Very fascinating.
Talk end option tango.png I won't let you down. Farewell!

Talking to Trahearne:

Trahearne: Thank you, <Character name>. I appreciate your help. If there's anything you need to know, you have but to ask.
Talk more option tango.png What else do you know about Arlon and Pellam?
They've been out of the pod for several years, but they're as wild as fresh saplings, constantly at odds with each other.
Talk more option tango.png How so?
Pellam is a spellcaster; Arlon is the opposite. They disagree over whose method is better.
Talk more option tango.png I understand. Can I ask you something else?
Talk end option tango.png I see. I'll do my best.
Talk end option tango.png I'll make sure it goes smoothly.
Talk more option tango.png Can you tell me more about the zalisco extract?
Only hylek can harvest and process the zalisco plant. It's toxic to everyone else.
Talk end option tango.png Don't worry. I'll take care of it.
Talk more option tango.png What can you tell me about the hylek?
Some tribes are friendly, others hostile. The Hazupl tribe are friendly to us, but they remain wary.
Talk back option tango.png I had another question for you.
Talk end option tango.png I'll make sure it goes smoothly.
Talk more option tango.png I'm curious. What is your Wyld Hunt?
I dreamed of cleansing the dragon's corruption from the land of Orr. In my dream, I saw it green and growing again.
Talk more option tango.png Wow. That'll be difficult. I see why you're interested in zalisco extract.
Exactly. Anything that could help drive back the corruption... Well, you understand.
Talk back option tango.png I do. Thank you for telling me. May I ask something else?
Talk end option tango.png I'll make sure it goes smoothly.
Talk end option tango.png I'll make sure it goes smoothly. Farewell.

In The Rootangle[edit]

Talking to Researcher Zippti:

Researcher Zippti: I'll leave if Trahearne asks nicely, but putting my lab in the care of nitwit seedpods...grrr! If those ninnies touch anything, I'll fry their fronds!
Talk end option tango.png I'm sure everything will be fine in your absence. Thank you for your cooperation.

Cinematic with Arlon and Pellam:

<Character name>: Hello. Are you Arlon and Pellam?
Arlon: That's us! Slayers of wyrms, jungle plants, and undead of all kinds, at your service. How can we help you?
<Character name>: Actually, I'm here to help you. The firstborn asked me to go with you to meet the hylek.
Arlon: What? They don't trust us to do the job? Ah, well, the more the merrier. You're welcome to come.
Pellam: You're just in time. The Hazupl tribe should be here any minute. We're supposed to meet them, play nice, and trade these supplies for the zalisco extract.
Pellam: Oh, this should be fun. Hylek are fascinating. Don't worry about the formalities - I'll do the talking. I enjoy meeting new friends.
Arlon: Pellam's great at that. Me, I'm more the thumpy-fist-face sort of guy. It's amazing that we're twins - we're really nothing alike!
Arlon: I think I hear the hylek coming through the forest. Everyone get ready to say hello!

While hylek approach:

Arlon: One time, I killed three undead creepers with a single swing.
Pellam: That's because I was distracting the other five by juggling stones.
Arlon: Oh yeah? Well, I...oh, look! The hylek are here!

Talking to Arlon and Pellam as the hylek approach:

Arlon: I've never met a hylek, but apparently they have a thing about twins. Isn't that odd?
Talk end option tango.png It's a unique quirk of their culture. Just smile and be nice.
Pellam: Hylek are big frog-people, right? You don't think we look too much like food to them?
Talk end option tango.png They eat bugs, not plants. We're as safe with them as with charr.

Cinematic when hylek arrive:

Speaker Mahuti: My name is Speaker Mahuti. Here, let me look on you both. Amazing. We did not know that your race could have twins!
Pellam: We can, Speaker. My brother and I awakened from the same pod. Our dream was shared.
Speaker Mahuti: The sun shines brightly upon you, indeed. I have brought the zalisco extract for your firstborn. Be careful. Until the sap is mixed into potions, it is extremely deadly.
Pellam: My brother and I will guard it well. It will stay in our care until we place it in Trahearne's own hands.
Hylek Amini: Vile, sunless wretch - Mahuti of the Hazupl! You dare trade hylek secrets with outsiders? The Dengatl tribe will not allow this. To protect the extract, we will take it from you by force!
Speaker Mahuti: May the sun god blister your skin, Dengatl thief. We will defend ourselves!
Arlon: How dare those Dengatl threaten our allies. Ready your weapons and charge! We can drive them off!
Pellam: No, don't attack! Feint! We can lead the other tribe astray, and escape in the confusion. Here, follow me!
<Character name>: Wait, both of you! We have to guard the Hazupl. Don't run off - HEY!

During fight with Dengatl:

Arlon: Get over here, you bloat-throated spy! I'll stab you good!
Speaker Mahuti: Wait! Sylvari! Do not leave us!
Speaker Mahuti: The Dengatl outnumber us!
Pellam: Thorns! It's a trap!
Arlon: Thorns! It's a trap!
Tochzotl: Grab the Hazupl goods! Attack!
Speaker Mahuti: Rise like the Sun! The Dengatl must not steal the extract!
Speaker Mahuti: Valiant! Aid us! There are too many of them!
Pellam: Brace yourselves! They're serious!
Arlon: To action! The hylek are everywhere!

Talking to NPCs between waves:

Speaker Mahuti: By the immortal, everburning sun!
Arlon: Get them before they get us!
Talk end option tango.png Right!
Pellam: Blast them!
Talk end option tango.png Calm down!

Cinematic after fight:

Arlon: Briars! The Dengatl took the zalisco extract while we were fighting! This is your fault, Pellam.
Pellam: My fault? If you'd stayed behind while I led them away, the extract would have been safe.
Arlon: While you led them away? That was a dumb plan. I was running to attack them - you should have stayed behind!
Speaker Mahuti: The sun has turned its face from us! I never should have come here. I never should have agreed to give you the zalisco extract.
<Character name>: I'm deeply sorry, Speaker Mahuti. We'll retrieve the extract before anything else goes wrong.
Speaker Mahuti: You sound like you believe that. Hrrm. I wish I did. The Dengatl will use that sap to create powerful poisons. I must return and tell my chief what has happened.
Pellam: I've seen hylek caravans at the Hanto Trading Post. Someone there might know where to find the Dengatl village.
Arlon: Good idea! Valiant, why don't you meet us there?

Talking to NPCs:

Speaker Mahuti: You have great valor, <character name>. I will tell our tribe's warriors of your bravery. Is there something you wish to know?
Talk more option tango.png What does the title "Speaker" mean?
"Tlatotetl," in the ancient tongue. "Speaker," in yours. "One who is as flame." I draw my tribe together, and act as light so that they may see our direction.
Talk back option tango.png Your culture is fascinating. Can I ask a few more questions?
Talk end option tango.png Intriguing. I wish you a safe journey home, Speaker—I mean Tlatotetl.
Talk more option tango.png Tell me more about the Hazupl tribe? [sic]
The Hazupl are not the most powerful or the most numerous, but we are skilled alchemists. Even other tribes—like the Sun-cursed Dengatl—are jealous of our knowledge.
Talk back option tango.png Very interesting. Can I ask a few more questions?
Talk end option tango.png Good to know. Have a safe journey home, Speaker.
Talk more option tango.png Why would another hylek tribe want the zalisco extract?
Only the Hazupl know the secret of zalisco. Firstborn Trahearne came to us humbly, so we shared. The other tribes try to steal it, so we fight!
Talk back option tango.png Good for Trahearne. Can I ask a few more questions?
Talk end option tango.png All the more reason for us to retrieve it. Safe journeys, Speaker Mahuti.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you for your patience, Speaker Mahuti. Have a safe journey home.
Arlon: Brambles! I can't believe Pellam messed this up so badly. That was foolish.
Charisma It wasn't the best idea, but at least Speaker Mahuti is safe—and you both fought bravely. (first time only)
Kind of you to say. Still...Trahearne won't be as forgiving.
Talk end option tango.png Don't worry. Meet me at the Trading Post, and we'll fix this.
Ferocity Bury the blame, Arlon. It's your fault as well as his. We're all responsible. (first time only)
You're right. But we can undo the harm we've done. We must! Trahearne is counting on us.
Talk end option tango.png Exactly! You two meet me at the Trading Post, and we'll fix this.
Dignity Let's focus on getting the zalisco extract back. (first time only)
You sound like Trahearne...but you're right. We should concentrate on our duty.
Talk end option tango.png Exactly. I'll meet you both at the Trading Post.
Talk end option tango.png I don't have time to argue. I'm headed to the Trading Post. Meet you there.
Pellam: Poorly done—poorly done, Arlon! I'm glad you were here, <character name>, to save our sorry lives.
Ferocity Don't blame Arlon. You're just as much at fault. (first time only)
All right, all right! Fine. We both acted badly. So now what do we do?
Talk end option tango.png To the Trading Post to clean up this mess! Meet you there.
Dignity This debacle can still be rectified. Concentrate on recovering the zalisco. (first time only)
True, true. Better to fix the situation than affix the blame.
Talk end option tango.png Exactly. Hard ground makes stronger roots!
Charisma Come now, Pellam. Your brother just needs some wisdom. Surely you see that? (first time only)
I suppose you're right...but try to get him to admit it! Had!
Talk end option tango.png To Trading Post. We need the zalisco back. I'll meet you there.
Talk end option tango.png As am I. Take care.

My story[edit]

Wild Growth.jpg

Caithe introduced me to another firstborn named Trahearne. His Wyld Hunt involves Orr as well. Strangely, Caithe seemed to be very gentle with him—far more so than I've seen her with the other sylvari. She treats him like a little brother! Anyway, he had a job for me: to go help a pair of sylvari twins barter with the hylek.

I met with the twins and the hylek, but everything went to brambles. Dengatl hylek ambushed us and stole the poison we were supposed to transport. I'd better pull us all out of this mess before things get worse.

My story