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Crystal Maiden Rylai, the Crystal Maiden
Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister , Rylai the Crystal Maiden soon found that her innate elemental affinity to ice created trouble for all those around her. Wellsprings and mountain rivers froze in moments if she stopped to rest nearby; ripening crops were bitten by frost, and fruiting orchards turned to mazes of ice and came crashing down, spoiled. When their exasperated parents packed Lina off to the equator, Rylai found herself banished to the cold northern realm of Icewrack, where she was taken in by an Ice Wizard who had carved himself a hermitage at the crown of the Blueheart Glacier. After long study, the wizard pronounced her ready for solitary practice and left her to take his place, descending into the glacier to hibernate for a thousand years. Her mastery of the Frozen Arts has only deepened since that time, and now her skills are unmatched.
Crystal Maiden
Associated with
Heroes Lina minimap icon.png Lina
Sven minimap icon.png Sven
Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk
Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern
Pangolier minimap icon.png Pangolier
Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition
Factions Frostiron Tribe
Sapphire Archons
Places Icewrack
Blueheart Glacier
Wolfsden Tavern
Boiling Sea
Characters Ice Wizard
Species Icewrack Wolf
Frost Owl
  • Rylai wore pigtails during her youth.[1]
  • Rylai is Lina minimap icon.png Lina's younger sister, with whom she shares a sibling rivalry. According to Rylai, she was always the "good one".[2] The two sisters destroyed their parent's house six times, through fire and ice.[3]
  • Rylai once considered becoming an artificer of magical goods, and crafted many wards as practice.[4]
  • Rylai is sometimes known as the Maiden of North.[5]
  • Rylai is able to channel winds from the Blueheart Glacier, where she currently resides.[6]
  • Rylai is able to summon shards of ice from Icewrack.[7]
  • Rylai's ability to lower the temperature of her surroundings causes magic to flourish nearby.[8]
  • Rylai does not like outward displays of force.[9]
  • Rylai knew Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk in her youth, and used to have snowball fights with him.[10]
  • Like her mentor, the Ice Wizard, Rylai plans to return to Blueheart Glacier someday, and hibernate for a thousand years.[11]
  • Rylai knows Pierpont, a Sapphire Archon who appears to have been her mentor.[12] It is unknown whether or not Pierpont is the same person as the Ice Wizard.
  • According to Mireska, it was their parents that drove Lina and Rylai apart.[13]
  • Rylai received a feather-like robe and staff from the Ice Wizard before he descended into the glacier.
  • Rylai owns the mantle and crown of Yulsaria, the Frozen Witch.[14]
  • Rylai has had contact with the Frostiron Tribe.[15]
  • Rylai has likely been to Wolfsden Tavern, and owns a hat from there as a souvenir.[16]


  • Rylai is talkative.[17]
  • Rylai doesn't take good care of herself.[18]
  • Rylai may be a little crazy.[19]
  • Rylai is brave but lacks wisdom.[20]

The Boiling Sea[edit]

In her youth, Rylai once angered her master, the Ice Wizard, forcing her to exile herself to the Boiling Sea, where the Blueheart Glacier met the ocean. She spent months in meditation, seeking ways to prove herself worthy again of his tutelage. One afternoon, she awoke to speak a single word: "Snowdrop". And with that one word, she caused her surroundings to freeze, turning the steam into falling snow. When she returned to the Blueheart Glacier, she was greeted by the Ice Wizard, who had learned of her magical deed, and was impressed. As a reward, he gifted her a new outfit, to serve as proof of her mastery over the elemental ice.[21]


Lina is Rylai's primary rival, and the two siblings feuded often in their childhood.[22] In the past, Lina appears to have done her sister a great wrong, and is now living in guilt.[23] After having spoken with Lina, Donte Panlin may have gotten her to concede remorse. Acting as a middleman, he relays this information to Rylai, telling her that Lina may be ready to make amends.[24]

Unbeknownst to her, Kaldr has a crush on Rylai, and wishes to ask her out on date.[25]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Crystal Maiden

  • Play Underlord r We will bring a storm of ice and flame upon them!
  • Play Keeper of the Light r You bring a bloom of youth to these pallid cheeks, my lady.
  • Play Lina r Come on, sis, let's get this over with.
  • Play Lina r Well, I suppose ice has got to be good for something.
  • Play Lina r We're sisters, so let's make the best of it.
  • Play Lina r Fire and Ice, together again.
  • Play Luna r Bring them winter, Crystal Maiden.
  • Play Play Monkey King r Hey Rylai, you think you could introduce me to Lina?
  • Play Play Monkey King r Alright Maiden, let's have some fun.
  • Play Phantom Lancer r They will shiver before us, Maiden.
  • Play Tusk r Crystal Maiden! It is you! I have not seen you for… Oh it's been so long.
  • Play Winter Wyvern r Hello Maiden, and how fare the wolves of Icewrack.
  • Play Winter Wyvern r Ah, child, your eyes shine like the Blueheart Glacier.

Enemies killing Crystal Maiden

  • Play Ancient Apparition Crystal Maiden, you dare cross ice with me?
  • Play Axe Cold cut!
  • Play Batrider Crystal Maiden, you were a tall glass of ice water.
  • Play Clinkz I melted you down.
  • Play Jakiro Now you know the true meaning of cold, Crystal Maiden. Nice.
  • Play Jakiro Crystal Maiden, you're a frozen puddle before us. Oh, good one.
  • Play Jakiro Did you see how Crystal Maiden gave us the cold shoulder? I noticed that.
  • Play Play Legion Commander Never trust a wizard.
  • Play Lich This ice ain't nice, sister!
  • Play Lina Ice is not nice.
  • Play Lina Sorry sister, but you needed thawing.
  • Play Lina We always did run hot and cold.
  • Play Lina u Burned you in effigy already. Now for real.
  • Play Lina Oh sister, I kept the home fires burning.
  • Play Lina Crystal Maiden? More like Crystal Melting.
  • Play Lycan Ah… I mark your snow.
  • Play Magnus Too chilly for my tastes, maiden.
  • Play Play Monkey King r You gonna fight back or just make stupid ice puns all day?
  • Play Play Monkey King r Let's be real, Maiden, your sister has all the talent.
  • Play Morphling You'll never freeze me, Crystal Maiden!
  • Play Queen of Pain Crystal Maiden… are you really, I wonder
  • Play Rubick Thaw and shatter.
  • Play Storm Spirit Ha ha ha ha. Your maidenly charms were wasted on me.
  • Play Sven Death and the maiden.
  • Play Sven I would not kill a maiden, but you forced the issue.
  • Play Tinker We have established the melting point of Crystal Maiden!
  • Play Tusk Sorry to do that to you darling.
  • Play Tusk Sorry about that.
  • Play Tusk You know I do not mean it, right?
  • Play Tusk Apologies.
  • Play Tusk Apologies.
  • Play Tusk Well you did tell me not to go easy on you.
  • Play Tusk Are you okay?
  • Play Tusk I tried to warn you.
  • Play Ursa I've driven off Crystal Maiden, as spring drives off winter.
  • Play Winter Wyvern I'm an Eldwurm now, but I was once a Maidenwurm.

Enemies dying to Crystal Maiden

  • Play Brewmaster You froze my barrel.
  • Play Lina You always were a cold one.
  • Play Lina Crystal Maiden, you are cold.
  • Play Lina That's cold, Crystal.
  • Play Lina Talk about sibling rivalry!
  • Play Lina You were adopted!
  • Play Tusk You learned well.
  • Play Tusk Atta girl.
  • Play Tusk Glad it was you.
  • Play Tusk Isn't she something.
  • Play Tusk I threw this one.

Lina attacking Rylai

  • Play Lina This is one bridge I don't mind burning.
  • Play Lina Cold-hearted bitch.
  • Play Lina Get ready to thaw.


  • Play Oracle r Blue lips whisper of the doom that comes sweetly from Icewrack.
  • Play Play Legion Commander Swords and sorcery!


  1. Blueheart Tails description.
  2. Crystal Maiden response: Play I always was the good one.
  3. Lina biography.
  4. White Sentry description.
  5. Bracers of the Crystalline Queen description.
  6. Frostbite description.
  7. Freezing Field description.
  8. Arcane Aura description.
  9. Snowdrop Staff description.
  10. Crystal Maiden response: Play I miss our snowball fights, Ymir.
  11. Crystal Maiden response: Play Someday I'll return to the Blueheart Glacier and sleep for a thousand years.
  12. Pangolier response: Play Pierpont had high hopes for you… oh well.
  13. Dark Willow response: Play Your sister's not the enemy. It's your parents that drove you apart.
  14. Yulsaria's Glacier description.
  15. Frostiron Sorceress Cape description.
  16. Wolfsden Tavern description.
  17. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play Your sister talks too much.
  18. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play Care for yourself as well as others, Maiden, or you'll help no one.
  19. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play This is where madness leads, Maiden.
  20. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play Try to temper your courage with wisdom, Maiden.
  21. Winter Snowdrop description.
  22. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play It's time to set aside childish feuds, Rylai. Family is finite.
  23. Pangolier response: Play I hope you made peace with your sister… it's not good to die with guilt.
  24. Pangolier response: Play Listen. I talked to Lina, and I think she might be willing to make amends.
  25. Monkey King response: Play Listen ghost, if you're ever gonna ask the Crystal Maiden out on that date, you better start working on those ice puns.