A cataclysmic battle
Defiants are those who have turned their backs on the Vigil and have put their trust in technology as a way to conquer the forces of Regulos. They include the Eth (a race of humans), the Bahmi (resembling giants), and the Kelari (resembling dark elves). Defiant ascended were resurrected after a cataclysmic battle that has all but decimated Telara. At the beginning of the game, players who choose Defiant are sent back in time from this point to the beginning of Rift, allowing them to fight at an opportune moment in Telara's timeline.