|"Conclusion: I who would be called Chief Engineer Ranort record this journal not for myself or for that which would be called the Verdestonian Expedition of present day. Rather, this journal exists for all future ponies who would be the supplements of the Twin City Council. If we who would be called the Verdestonian Expedition under the command of she who would be called Commander Gwen cannot find a way to the source of harmony that eludes us, then maybe somepony else can."|
|- Darkreach Chronicles, Part Nine|
Ranort was the chief engineer of the joint expedition to found Darkreach. He is Cylindrimanian, and his preserved log messages provided a great deal of information for Kepler and the rest of the Herald centuries later. He is contemporary with Gwen and Warhol.