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Crystal Maiden/Lore

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Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Rylai, the Crystal Maiden
Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister Lina, 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
Yulsaria
Pierpont
Species:Icewrack Wolf
Tusk-fox
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]

Personality[edit]

  • 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]

Relationships[edit]

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

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

Enemies killing Crystal Maiden

Enemies dying to Crystal Maiden

Lina attacking Rylai

Others

References[edit]

  1. Blueheart Tails description.
  2. Crystal Maiden response: ▶️ 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: ▶️ I miss our snowball fights, Ymir.
  11. Crystal Maiden response: ▶️ Someday I'll return to the Blueheart Glacier and sleep for a thousand years.
  12. Pangolier response: ▶️ Pierpont had high hopes for you… oh well.
  13. Dark Willow response: ▶️ 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: ▶️ Your sister talks too much.
  18. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Care for yourself as well as others, Maiden, or you'll help no one.
  19. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ This is where madness leads, Maiden.
  20. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Try to temper your courage with wisdom, Maiden.
  21. Winter Snowdrop description.
  22. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ It's time to set aside childish feuds, Rylai. Family is finite.
  23. Pangolier response: ▶️ I hope you made peace with your sister… it's not good to die with guilt.
  24. Pangolier response: ▶️ Listen. I talked to Lina, and I think she might be willing to make amends.
  25. Monkey King response: ▶️ Listen ghost, if you're ever gonna ask the Crystal Maiden out on that date, you better start working on those ice puns.