- Rylai wore pigtails during her youth.
- Rylai is Lina's younger sister, with whom she shares a sibling rivalry. According to Rylai, she was always the "good one". The two sisters destroyed their parent's house six times, through fire and ice.
- Rylai once considered becoming an artificer of magical goods, and crafted many wards as practice.
- Rylai is sometimes known as the Maiden of North.
- Rylai is able to channel winds from the Blueheart Glacier, where she currently resides.
- Rylai is able to summon shards of ice from Icewrack.
- Rylai's ability to lower the temperature of her surroundings causes magic to flourish nearby.
- Rylai does not like outward displays of force.
- Rylai knew Tusk in her youth, and used to have snowball fights with him.
- Like her mentor, the Ice Wizard, Rylai plans to return to Blueheart Glacier someday, and hibernate for a thousand years.
- Rylai knows Pierpont, a Sapphire Archon who appears to have been her mentor. 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.
- 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.
- Rylai has had contact with the Frostiron Tribe.
- Rylai has likely been to Wolfsden Tavern, and owns a hat from there as a souvenir.
- Rylai is talkative.
- Rylai doesn't take good care of herself.
- Rylai may be a little crazy.
- Rylai is brave but lacks wisdom.
The Boiling Sea
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.
Lina is Rylai's primary rival, and the two siblings feuded often in their childhood. In the past, Lina appears to have done her sister a great wrong, and is now living in guilt. After having spoken with Lina, Donté 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.
Friendships and rivalries
Allies meeting Crystal Maiden
- ▶️ We will bring a storm of ice and flame upon them!
- ▶️ You bring a bloom of youth to these pallid cheeks, my lady.
- ▶️ Come on, sis, let's get this over with.
- ▶️ Well, I suppose ice has got to be good for something.
- ▶️ We're sisters, so let's make the best of it.
- Fire and Ice, together again.
- ▶️ Bring them winter, Crystal Maiden.
- ▶️ ▶️ Hey Rylai, you think you could introduce me to Lina?
- ▶️ ▶️ Alright Maiden, let's have some fun.
- ▶️ They will shiver before us, Maiden.
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden! It is you! I have not seen you for… Oh it's been so long.
- ▶️ Hello Maiden, and how fare the wolves of Icewrack.
- ▶️ Ah, child, your eyes shine like the Blueheart Glacier.
Enemies killing Crystal Maiden
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden, you dare cross ice with me?
- ▶️ Cold cut!
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden, you were a tall glass of ice water.
- ▶️ I melted you down.
- ▶️ Now you know the true meaning of cold, Crystal Maiden. Nice.
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden, you're a frozen puddle before us. Oh, good one.
- ▶️ Did you see how Crystal Maiden gave us the cold shoulder? I noticed that.
- ▶️ ▶️ Never trust a wizard.
- ▶️ This ice ain't nice, sister!
- ▶️ Ice is not nice.
- ▶️ Sorry sister, but you needed thawing.
- ▶️ We always did run hot and cold.
- ▶️ Burned you in effigy already. Now for real.
- ▶️ Oh sister, I kept the home fires burning.
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden? More like Crystal Melting.
- ▶️ Ah… I mark your snow.
- ▶️ Too chilly for my tastes, maiden.
- ▶️ ▶️ You gonna fight back or just make stupid ice puns all day?
- ▶️ ▶️ Let's be real, Maiden, your sister has all the talent.
- ▶️ You'll never freeze me, Crystal Maiden!
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden… are you really, I wonder
- ▶️ Thaw and shatter.
- ▶️ Ha ha ha ha. Your maidenly charms were wasted on me.
- ▶️ Death and the maiden.
- ▶️ I would not kill a maiden, but you forced the issue.
- ▶️ We have established the melting point of Crystal Maiden!
- ▶️ Sorry to do that to you darling.
- ▶️ Sorry about that.
- ▶️ You know I do not mean it, right?
- ▶️ Apologies.
- ▶️ Apologies.
- ▶️ Well you did tell me not to go easy on you.
- ▶️ Are you okay?
- ▶️ I tried to warn you.
- ▶️ I've driven off Crystal Maiden, as spring drives off winter.
- ▶️ I'm an Eldwurm now, but I was once a Maidenwurm.
Enemies dying to Crystal Maiden
- ▶️ You froze my barrel.
- ▶️ You always were a cold one.
- ▶️ Crystal Maiden, you are cold.
- ▶️ That's cold, Crystal.
- ▶️ Talk about sibling rivalry!
- ▶️ You were adopted!
- ▶️ You learned well.
- ▶️ Atta girl.
- ▶️ Glad it was you.
- ▶️ Isn't she something.
- ▶️ I threw this one.
Lina attacking Rylai
- Blueheart Tails description.
- Crystal Maiden response: I always was the good one.
- Lina biography.
- White Sentry description.
- Bracers of the Crystalline Queen description.
- Frostbite description.
- Freezing Field description.
- Arcane Aura description.
- Snowdrop Staff description.
- Crystal Maiden response: ▶️ I miss our snowball fights, Ymir.
- Crystal Maiden response: ▶️ Someday I'll return to the Blueheart Glacier and sleep for a thousand years.
- Pangolier response: ▶️ Pierpont had high hopes for you… oh well.
- Dark Willow response: ▶️ Your sister's not the enemy. It's your parents that drove you apart.
- Yulsaria's Glacier description.
- Frostiron Sorceress Cape description.
- Wolfsden Tavern description.
- Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Your sister talks too much.
- Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Care for yourself as well as others, Maiden, or you'll help no one.
- Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ This is where madness leads, Maiden.
- Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Try to temper your courage with wisdom, Maiden.
- Winter Snowdrop description.
- Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ It's time to set aside childish feuds, Rylai. Family is finite.
- Pangolier response: ▶️ I hope you made peace with your sister… it's not good to die with guilt.
- Pangolier response: ▶️ Listen. I talked to Lina, and I think she might be willing to make amends.
- 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.