- "I am Cairn Russell! The ultimate warrior!"
- —Cairn Russel
Life and DeathEdit
Considered a legend through the whole country of Radiata, he fought against the Water Dragon (as shown in the intro movie to the game) 16 years before the events of Radiata Stories. He possessed a powerful sword known as the Arbitrator, which was later passed to Jack after he died.
Cairn was infected with the Algandars plague not long after his killing of the water dragon, which is the catalyst for Zane's decision to have him assassinated.
Cairn was best friends and a fellow knight with Gawain, and is generally considered to have been one of the best knights to ever serve. Most people believe it was Gawain who killed him, but the truth is that the Light Elf assassin Gil was sent to do the deed and Gawain had been aware of the threat but didn't warn Cairn, so he believes himself to be the guilty one.
Jack is only able to successfully extort the story of his father's death from Gawain if the player elects to follow Ridley during the split in the game.
|Shadow Cut||--||Long||0.7||1~3 hits|
|Strange Thorn Flash||--||Long||1.2||Break Parry|
|Whirlwind Cut||--||Long||1.0||Knock Back|
|Swift Fissure Destruction||--||Long||1.5||1~2 hits|
|Wicked Blade Peak 1||--||Long||0.9||Hit 1 of 9|
|Wicked Blade Peak 2||--||Long||1.0||Hit 2 of 9|
|Wicked Blade Peak 3/4||--||Long||1.2||Hits 3 & 4 of 9|
|Wicked Blade Peak 5||--||Long||1.4||Hit 5 of 9|
|Wicked Blade Peak 6/7||--||Long||1.0||Hits 6 & 7 of 9|
|Wicked Blade Peak 8||--||Long||1.4||Hit 8 of 9, Launch|
|Wicked Blade Peak 9||--||Long||1.3||Hit 9 of 9|
- It's not clear if Cairn is really encountered in the Distortion Corridor, or if it's simply an illusion of him.