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Species: Human
Profession: Elementalist/Paragon Elementalist-icon.pngParagon-icon.png
Level(s): 5..20

Cynn is a bright, brash, and spoiled young elementalist who is a member of the Heroes of Ascalon. She was a student of magic in the academy at Surmia. However, the destruction of the city left her orphaned, and changed her into a bitter and cynical character.


Lore from the official website:

Nation: Ascalon
Birthplace: Surmia
Age: 20
A former child prodigy, Cynn always had people catering to her every whim. Her family was among the nobility in the city of Surmia — until the Charr invasion and the Searing. When Ascalon was destroyed, Cynn got caught outside the Wall (Surmia was one of the first places to fall during the initial assault). A magical projectile fell directly upon her palatial home, killing her parents and trapping her under a broken table for several days. A Charr warband discovered her while looting the city. They dug her out, thinking to make a meal of her, but Cynn had other ideas. She single-handedly wiped out the entire warband, turning them and the remains of her home into little more than a smoldering pile of ash.
Cynn is a bit of a princess but with a decidedly dark streak. She's often cynical and flippant when dealing with authorities or situations that seem hopeless. She's highly intelligent, and magic comes easy to her. Because of her experiences during the Searing, Cynn has developed a rather cavalier attitude toward her own death. Consequently, she tends to bite off more than she can chew, and often gets herself and her friends into trouble.

Cynn, NPC[]

In the Prophecies Campaign, Cynn makes her first appearance in Ascalon City of Pre-Searing Ascalon, near Prince Rurik. After the Searing, she can be found in the Eastern Frontier. Later on, together with Devona, Aidan, Mhenlo, and Eve, she would make the journey through the Shiverpeaks and into Kryta. Also of note is that there are several indications of a bond beginning to form between Cynn and Mhenlo, hinting at a growing romance, most notably in the quest The Wayward Monk and the lore of the Guild Wars manual.

The Factions Campaign showed that Cynn and her group of friends had gone to Cantha with Mhenlo, when the latter received a request for aid from Master Togo. They would later travel to the Echovald Forest to seek the Kurzicks' aid. This campaign would play up and provide stronger indications of her romantic relationship with Mhenlo.

The Nightfall Campaign also features Cynn and her friends, which implies that they have also answered Kormir's call for help. They would aid the Sunspears as they sought to avert an apocalypse.

Guild Wars Eye of the North confirmed her relationship with Mhenlo upon completion of that expansion.


Prophecies Factions Nightfall
Quests Given



Quests Involved In



Prophecies Factions Nightfall
1 only during the Caravan in Trouble quest
2 just before the exit to Pockmark Flats
3 just before the exit to the Eastern Frontier
4 only during The Deserters quest
5 only during The Wayward Monk quest
6 prior to accepting or completing The Wayward Monk quest, just outside Yak's Bend
7 for non-Prophecies characters only
8 only during The Ascalon Settlement quest, right outside Lion's Arch
9 only during Into the Unknown quest
10 only during Welcome to Cantha quest
11 for non-Factions characters only


During the Prophecies quest the Wayward Monk, she can be very helpful in clearing out mobs in the Shiverpeaks when she is following you. Just watch her health as the mobs may sometimes target her. Note that after you have accepted the Wayward Monk quest, and you leave Traveler's Vale, she will no longer spawn in Traveler's Vale but in Iron Horse Mine instead.


Pre-Searing Ascalon "Everyone's talking about Ascalon City, but I like Surmia better."
"I can't be bothered right now. I'm waiting for my father."
"I'm not in the mood to chat, so scram!"
"If you see Captain Devona tell her... oh, never mind."
"What do I look like, the town herald? I'm busy."
Pockmark Flats "Leave it to the Ascalon Guard, and it'll get left undone."
Lion's Gate "It's a good thing Mhenlo is back here in Tyria, where I can keep an eye on him! We lost many of our closest friends in Ascalon during the war with the Charr, and even more when we helped the refugees cross over the Shiverpeaks to settle in North Kryta Province. After everything we've been through, I'm not about to let some rotting corpses screw everything up!"
Divine Path "I can't wait to return to the northlands. Mhenlo doesn't have quite as many "friends" there."
Throne of Secrets "Good job, hero! I heard the Elders are planning a statue of you in Kamadan!"

Cynn, Mage and Fire Henchman[]

Profession: Elementalist
Armament: Staff

Cynn is an Elementalist henchman for hire in many locations across all campaigns. She is a Mage henchman in both the Prophecies and the Factions campaigns, but a Fire henchman in Nightfall and Eye of the North.


Prophecies Factions Nightfall
A located in all towns and outposts

Skills used[]

Prophecies Factions Nightfall Eye of the North



  • She is a potent damage dealer. You will notice that your party dispatches groups significantly faster when she is around.


  • Same issues with AoE spell targeting as Orion, which basically means that she usually has poor judgment with when and where to cast AoE spells. In Factions, beware of enemies fleeing from Teinai's Heat, as henchmen may follow and possibly aggro more mobs.
  • Tends to die quickly if targeted by enemy melee.


- "I'm not going to lie, the stories you've heard about me are true. If you don't think I can take care of myself, just ask the Charr warband who tried to sack my home. Oh, what's that? They didn't live long enough to be asked. Guess that answers your question. Just see to it that you don't get in my way, and we'll get along just fine."
Kaineng City "What is it with this place? Every female around here seems to know Mhenlo...personally. Well, he better hope none of his little "friends" upset me too much, sometimes my spells miss...."
Echovald Forest "I should ask Mhenlo if he has any "old acquaintances" among the Kurzicks.
What do you want?"
- "These Elonian Elementalists drive me crazy with their babble of peace. I learned better in Surmia, when the Char [sic] came. Magic isn't something you hide and save like a secret. It's something to share... one fireball at a time."
Eye of the North
Central Transfer Chamber "I promise I'll be careful. I'm thinking long-term, here. If I don't blow anything up now, there will be more to blow up later."
Charr Homelands "Here's an interesting Charr fact: though they like to play with fire, fur still burns."
Far Shiverpeaks "Can you believe these Norn? I swear, some days I can't decide if they're the best allies we have... or the best tinder."
Tarnished Coast "The Asura know what it's like to be displaced from their homeland. I say we help them. Why are you looking at me like that? I have a heart! I just don't always listen to it."


Idle quotes
Shiverpeak Mountains
  • "If you take away all the snow and the angry Dwarves, the Shiverpeaks might actually be a nice place to visit."
  • "The Stone Summit sure have a way of showing their hospitality."
Ring of Fire Islands
  • "Kind of reminds me of Surmia... after the Searing."
  • "Looks like someone already beat me to the burn."
  • "Nothing like a scowling face made out of pumice to make you feel right at home."
Battle quotes
  • "Nothing that ugly deserves to live long."
  • "Touch me and you'll be sorry."
  • "You hate me? I'll hate you right back!"
  • "You remind me of someone I hate."
  • "You wanna play? I'll show you how to play."
Idle quotes
Kaineng City
  • "Is there a reason for all of this waiting, or are you just trying to make me angry?"
  • "It's best not to keep me waiting."
  • "It's not a good idea to let me get bored, just ask Mhenlo."
Echovald Forest
  • "It is so quiet and eerie. No wonder Eve likes it here so much."
  • "It's nice to look up every once in a while. You never know what you might be missing."
  • "These trees won't burn. I tried."
Battle quotes
  • "Burn baby burn."
  • "Don't run from me, this is just getting fun!"
  • "Nothing that ugly deserves to live long." (same as in Prophecies)
  • "Touch me and you'll be sorry." (same as in Prophecies)
  • "You got my dress dirty, now you pay."
  • "You hate me? I'll hate you right back!" (same as in Prophecies)
  • "You stink. My fire will wash you clean."
  • "You're lucky to have someone as attractive as me trying to kill you."
Idle quotes
  • "I don't have a bad attitude. I have an attention span problem. Luckily, most of my fights are short. Very short."
  • "I like Devona. She always lets me have the best violence."
  • "Mhenlo? He means well. But he just doesn't have the heart to really hurt people. Me, on the other hand..."
  • "Stupidity in battle is rewarded by two things: pain, and then, no pain."
  • "We're not in Ascalon any more."
  • "What's power for, if a girl can't have a little fun with it?"
Battle quotes
  • "Battle is a game. Shall I teach you?"
  • "Catch!"
  • "Fire from the sky!"
  • "First the spark and then the flame!"
  • "I bring you pain!"
  • "I should have worn black. Then the ash wouldn't show."
  • "I wouldn't wish you on my worst enemy. Hey..."
  • "I've seen your future. It's very short!"
  • "Isn't it glorious?"
  • "It doesn't take much to turn you all into cinders!"
  • "Stone and ice! Fire and lightning!"
  • "This is all you've got?"
  • "This is definitely going to hurt you more than me."
  • "You know what? You're flammable!"
  • "You've got to be kidding me."
Eye of the North
Idle quotes
  • "Flame cleanses all."
  • "I love Elona. It's so deliciously hot there. Although I did feel a tad overdressed..."
  • "Mhenlo wanted us to heat things up. Funny. Usually I'm the one fanning the flames."
  • "There were no children left after the Searing. They either grew up fast, or they didn't grow up at all."
  • "When are we going to find more Charr? My feet are getting cold."
  • "Why does every man running away screaming? Oh, right."
Battle quotes
  • "Do you smell that?"
  • "Everything burns. Trust me."
  • "Go ahead. Run around. Just makes the flames burn hotter."
  • "Here's a hot little trick I learned at the academy."
  • "Here's a little something I call "pain.""
  • "Hot foot, hot head, hot torso. It's all the same to me."
  • "If you think it's bad now, wait until you're on fire!"
  • "If you're cold, I can help!"
  • "It's about to get steamy."
  • "It's too cold here. Let's heat things up."
  • "Look at them burn. Warms my heart... and my hands."
  • "The next person to call me "hot lips" gets scorched."
  • "Yes, I have a fiery personality. Like I've never heard that before..."
  • "You burn, you learn!"


  • Cynn is one of only five henchmen and NPCs to appear in all the campaigns and expansions so far (together with Devona, Aidan, Mhenlo, and Eve).
  • The graphics model used for Cynn includes normally hidden underwear beneath the skirt.


  • Cynn is one of only four Prophecies characters to have an official write-up on
  • She is one of the faces on the game boxes and is seen in the Guild Wars Prophecies opening cinematic.

Prophecies Henchmen
WarriorDevonaLittle ThomStefan RangerAidanReyna MonkAlesiaLinaMhenlo NecromancerClaudeEve MesmerDunham ElementalistCynnOrion
Factions Henchmen
WarriorDevonaLukasSeaguard EliTalon Silverwing RangerAidanAuroraDaemanYuunZho MonkDanikaJameiRedemptor KarlSeaguard GitaSister TaiTaya NecromancerBrutusEveSheenaSu MesmerErys VasburgLo ShaSeaguard Hala ElementalistArgoCynnHeadmaster VhangKai YingKisai AssassinEmiMaiNikaPanaku RitualistAesonChiyoProfessor Gai
Nightfall Henchmen
WarriorDevonaTimera RangerAbasiAidan MonkKihmMhenlo NecromancerEve MesmerOdurra ElementalistCynnHerta DervishGehraz ParagonSogolon

Eye of the North Henchmen
WarriorDevonaTalon Silverwing RangerAidanZho MonkLinaMhenlo NecromancerEve MesmerLo Sha ElementalistCynnHerta