Ayane Takanome was the leader of a group known as Takanome's Rangers.
Ayane Takanome was the leader of the Rangers, one of the first groups that protected refugees traveling to The City. Despite not being a Guardian, she and her Rangers were often the only protection available in the early days of the Dark Age, when most Guardians were just starting to revive and regroup.
As their numbers dwindled and the Guardians took over, she and her group took to planting blue flowers along the safest routes, so as to guide refugees. A cloak similar to the one that she wore was later available for use by Hunter Guardians. While her story and that of her Rangers was later recounted by Chiyoko Mey, some believe Takanome and her group to be merely a myth.
- "Follow the blue flowers to the City. And know that even if the planter is dead, they still watch over you."