Rytlock's name is known across Tyria as a fierce warrior, a strong leader, and a member of Destiny's Edge. His battle prowess and clever mind assisted greatly in bringing down Zhaitan, the Elder Dragon, alongside an unnamed hero. After the fall of Zhaitan, Rytlock continued to cut his way into history, fighting against the Molten Alliance, Scarlet Briar, and attempting to quell the Foefire with Sohothin, Magdaer, and a shattered crown.
Unfortunately, his last endeavor failed, and Sohothin was plunged into the Mists. Rytlock followed, knowing he must have the sword to complete the ritual. As he wandered the Mists, Rytlock found himself passing across realities. Rytlock emerged into the Earthen realm with Sohothin, surrounded by war as strange metallic creatures were on the brink of overpowering a familiar ally. He leapt to the aid of the human Masters, cutting down the Synd with ease. He accompanied the Masters back to the Dredgion, hoping that they would be able to help return him to Tyria.