Templar Assassin/Lore

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Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Lanaya, the Templar Assassin
Lanaya, the Templar Assassin, came to her calling by a path of curious inquiry. Possessed of a scientific bent, she spent her early years engaged in meticulous study of nature's laws--peering into grimoires of magic and alchemy, recreating experiments from charred fragments of the Violet Archives, and memorizing observations of the Keen recordkeepers. Already quiet and secretive by nature, the difficulty of acquiring these objects further reinforced her skills of stealth. Had she been less retiring, she might have become notorious among the guilds as a thief-scholar. Instead her investigations led her into far more obscure corners. As she devoted her furtive talents to unlocking the secrets of the universe, she instead unlocked a secret door that exists in nature itself: the entryway to the most Hidden Temple. The intelligences that waited beyond that portal, proved to be expecting her, and whatever mysteries they revealed in the moment of their discovery was nothing compared to the answers they held out to Lanaya should she continue in their service. She swore to protect the mysteries, but more to the point, in service to the Hidden Temple she satisfies her endless craving for understanding. In the eyes of each foe she expunges, a bit more of the mystery is revealed.
Templar Assassin
Associated with
Heroes:Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut
Factions:Western Wails
Redmoon Order
Places:Hidden Temple
Violet Plateau
Violet Archives
Gods:Hidden Ones
The Unseen Seven
The Three Shades
Other Lore:Alchemy
  • Lanaya has some knowledge of alchemy.[1]
  • Lanaya has been to the ruins of the Violet Plateau, after the incident triggered by Boush and his scientific team. She uncovered the Violet Archives, and examined the texts within, including a blueprint for a psionic enhancement weapon.[1][2]
  • Lanaya's powers come directly from the Hidden Temple. If she breaks her vows, her powers would vanish.[3]
  • Lanaya once killed a queen, taking her hairpin as a keepsake.[4]
  • Lanaya may have been a member of the Western Wails, a faction of assassins.[5]
  • Lanaya has explored Halgalreh, and returned with clothing worn by the locals.[6]
  • Lanaya is a member of the Redmoon Order.[7]
  • Lanaya has had contact with The Unseen Seven, who gave her a set of armor crafted from bone. Through this armor, she can communicate with the dead.[8]
  • Lanaya once wandered into an arboretum of The Three Shades, where she found a set of enchanted garments.[9]
  • Lanaya feels that the war between the Ancients is beneath her.[10]


Yurnero had a romantic relationship with Lanaya, but the two apparently broke up after he did something to upset her. While Yurnero appears to have moved on, he still feels sadness.[11] Lanaya feels jilted and has not gotten over the breakup. She is quite angry at Yurnero, to the extent of threatening violence,[12] and attempting to make him jealous.[13]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Templar Assassin

  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png r Lay the trap, Templar Assassin.
  • Play Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png r I know you cannot see it now, my dear girl, but I was a young gallant once.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r What happened with you and Juggernaut?
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I thought all this Ancients business was beneath you, Lanaya.

Enemies killing Templar Assassin

  • Play Batrider minimap icon.png Always a pleasure being stalked by the Templar Assassin.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust an assassin.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You should've stuck to the library, Lanaya.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r The Temple will have to find a new errand girl.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Submit to your lady, little girl.


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Psionics might befuddle some foretellers, but I can see the clever traps she lays.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png No more hiding!


  1. 1.0 1.1 Templar Assassin biography.
  2. Focal Resonance description.
  3. Templar Assassin response: Play I did not take power nor did I earn it. It came with my vows. And if I were to break them, there would be nothing left.
  4. Heirloom of the Temple Priestess description.
  5. Charming Assassin Curls description.
  6. Dreaded Bravo's Scarf description.
  7. Redmoon Assassin's Secret Armor description.
  8. Whispering Dead Mask description.
  9. The Deadly Nightshade Set description.
  10. Monkey King response: Play I thought all this Ancients business was beneath you, Lanaya.
  11. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play Strange… we feel… sadness.
  12. Pangolier response: Play I know a thing or two about dangerous paramours... trust me my friend, the sooner you apologize to Lanaya, the safer you will be.
  13. Pangolier response: Play I know the games you play Lanaya...but I do not think Yurnero is capable of jealousy.