The very first Sylvari is a Necromancer
Posted by: Jake.1430
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Posted by: Jake.1430
Just thought I’d let everyone know…
I think you misunderstand the term firstborn. 12-ish sylvari came from the pale tree in the first generation of sylvari. All of them are refered to as firstborn. So treherne isnt necessarily the very first, just one of the original.
No, Trahearne was the very first Sylvari to be born. I forget where I heard it from, but he was born much earlier than the rest of the Firstborn (13 hours, if I recall correctly).
Posted by: Morrigan.2809
Trahearne is the first of the Pale Tree’s children- she tells you that in the level 4ish personal story, when you meet him.
He is literally the first of the Firstborn
Posted by: Reganov.3569
It makes sense in a way. Sylvari are created (with the help of the Pale Tree) from the dead. So for the first Firstborn (Trahearne) to have a deep set connection with the dead is quite understandable.
I think it’s an emotional/spiritual connection more than a dark/evil connection.
Posted by: Dustfinger.9510
Sylvari are not created from the dead. That was an asura theory of why the sylvari look like humans. But devs have stated that it is wrong because they state that sylvari are the Pale trees interpretation of humanity due to her interaction with Rowan but she only saw the outside of them so they don’t imitate the inner workings.
Posted by: Zomaarwat.3912
Posted by: Chaos.3579
As far as I am concerned this has no importance. there are other sylvari necromancer. and sylvari taking up the mantle of all the other professions in equal proportions.
Thus the fact that the first first born is a necromancer is nothing but classic rng.
Now if ALL the firstborns were necromancer…….that be a different story.
Posted by: Phoenix Fire.6203
I did think it was a bit odd but it doesn’t really change anything, he uses caldbolg all the time so it’s more a cosmetic thing. It’s a cool contrast though, Trahearne being all dark and necromancery while the Pale Tree is the embodiment of light. Also, Faolin is a firstborn and she is a Necromancer.
Faolain is a mesmer, actually.
I would object, though, to the claim that sylvari take up professions in equal proportions. They do seem to have favourites (rangers in particular, then elementalists and mesmers).
Given Trahearne’s Wyld Hunt, it also may not be RNG. The Dream, for whatever reason, decided that the very first born was to be targeted at cleansing Orr. Necromancy is a logical field of study for learning more about Zhaitan and the Risen.
Posted by: Phoenix Fire.6203
She’s a Mesmer? I thought she was a necro, she looks like one. Oops, my bad. Guess I will do my research next time.
Posted by: WyldKat.4712
This won’t end well.
Now that you mention it, what are the professions of the known Firstborns?
Trahearne – Necromancer
Caithe – Thief
Faolain – Mesmer
Riannoc – Guardian?
Aife – Warrior?
Niamh – Guardian?
Kahedins – ?
Dagonet – ?
Malomedies – ?
We can confirm Riannoc as being a guardian – he uses Zealot’s Defence in the story step where we witness his death.
Aife is known for her skill with a bow, implying a thief, ranger, or warrior – my money would be on ranger, given how many sylvari rangers we see and we haven’t confirmed any other ranger firstborn. Niamh is described in Dream and Nightmare as a “bold and experienced warrior”.
I think I saw indications on Malomedies and Kehedins somewhere, but don’t recall where. I think Malomedies is a necromancer, while Kahedins is ether a mesmer or elementalist, but I’m really not sure.
Posted by: Wanderer.3248
Kahedins is a Shaper. Dagonet is a scholar. Malomedies is an astronomer.
I don’t think they have a “class”; not every NPC is an adventurer.
Posted by: phantomxjenna.4925
I’m assuming Aife is probably a ranger. She wears the cultural medium armor, and though thieves CAN use a bow, I haven’t seen any thief NPC’s using the shortbow.
I’m pretty sure I have, but i couldn’t tell you where and who offhand. Pistols and daggers are certainly much more common, though.
Posted by: Eggman.1405
Niamh is described in Dream and Nightmare as a “bold and experienced warrior”.
You have to be careful interpreting statements like that, because a writer who isn’t being careful could just be using `warrior` in the context of `fighter` and not be referring to the class. If the in-game text capitalized the word, though, I would then assume they meant the class specifically.
Posted by: Synix.9614
Malomedies wears the T3 cultural light armor so hes either a necro, mes, or ele.
Kahedins I THINK wears medium armor (cant find it on any of the sylvari armor pictures), which would mean hes either: thief, ranger or engi. It says on his wiki that he makes things and apparently hes the one who invented seed turrets so turrets=engi?
And Dagonet… well he wears heavy armor (barbaric shoulders&gloves, priory chest, vigil pants) so hes either a guard or war.
Wynne is wearing T2 Cultural Light, so she’s also a scholar class.
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