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Faction Kymon's Chosen Icon


Kymon's Chosen are the zealous followers of Empyrion, the Light-Bringer, whom they believe will return to Cairn in blazing glory and guide his Chosen into a new dawn of order and prosperity.

Earning Led by a charismatic preacher known as Father Kymon and guarded by their faith, the Chosen are eager to stamp out all corruption from Cairn, whether it is vile Chthonic horrors or death-manipulating necromancers. To this end, they consider ridding the world of the Order of Death's Vigil to be one of their utmost priorities.

Kymon's Chosen are one of the Factions in Grim Dawn. The player has the opportunity to side with this faction during the Allies Among the Ashes quest. Doing so enables access to Kymon's Chosen quests and bounties as well as the ability to purchase faction equipment.

Headquarters: Kymon's Sanctuary

Reputation gained from:

QuestsEdit

  1. The Prophet's Call
  2. Prove Yourself to the Cause
  3. Making a Stand
  4. Enemy of My Enemy
  5. The Sacred Ashes
  6. Braving the Void
  7. Kymon's Secret

BountiesEdit

Bounty Icon
  1. Rag'Nadar
  2. Gorgers
  3. Dreadlords
  4. Corpse-eaters
  5. The Death's Whisper
  6. Blade of Ch'thon
  7. The Bonespeaker
  8. Igniaa Venomtongue
  9. Vom'Zul
  10. Chosen of Ch'thon
  11. The Withered One
  12. The Amalgamation
  13. Unravelers
  14. Zarthuzellan
  15. Chthonic Seal
  16. Cripple the Cult
  17. The Bloodlord
  18. Malkadarr
  19. Ludia Bloodwhisper
  20. Ruination
  21. Salazar

Faction EquipmentEdit

All faction equipment is Soulbound and cannot be traded between characters.

FriendlyEdit

Item Stats Requirements Item Level
Kymon's Sacred Oil Icon
Kymon's Sacred Oil 30 Second Duration
15% Chance of 300 Fire Damage
+50% Fire Damage
- 25
Kymon's Wrath Tincture Icon
Kymon's Wrath Tincture 30 Second Skill Recharge
8 Meter Radius
1182-1778 Fire Damage
1200 Burn Damage over 6 Seconds
- 25

RespectedEdit

Stats Requirements Item Level
Chosen Blade Icon
Chosen Blade
43-74 Physical Damage
20% Armor Piercing
Speed: Very Fast

1-15 Lightning Damage
+62% Lightning Damage
14% Physical Damage converted to Lightning Damage
+26 Offensive Ability
+6% Attack Speed
12% Lightning Resistance

Granted Skills:

Lightning Bolt (5% Chance on Attack)
A pure bolt of lightning strikes your target
2.5 Second Skill Recharge
1 Meter Target Area
209-1029 Lightning Damage
458 Electrocute Over 2 Seconds
Stun Target for 0.5 - 1 Seconds
276 Cunning
35
Chosen Crusher Icon
Chosen Crusher
35
Chosen Bolter Icon
Chosen Bolter
Rare Two Handed Ranged

95-135 Physical Damage
35% Armor Piercing
Speed: Very Slow

2-21 Lightning Damage
+10% Crit Damage
+107% Lightning Damage
+58% Electrocute Damage
28% Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage

Granted Skil:

Lightning Bolt (5% chance on attack)

A pure bolt of lightning strikes your target
2.5 Second Skill Recharge
1 Meter Target Area
229-1145 Lightning Damage
444 Electrocute Damage over 2 Seconds
Stun Target for 0.5-1 Seconds
317 Cunning
35
Chosen Skysplitter Icon
Chosen Skysplitter 35
Chosen Flamecaller Icon
Chosen Flamecaller 35
Chosen Chillbearer Icon
Chosen Chillbearer 35
Chosen Fireguard Icon
Chosen Fireguard 35
Chosen Cowl Icon
Chosen Cowl 35
Chosen Headguard Icon
Chosen Headguard 35
Chosen Mantle Icon
Chosen Mantle 35
Chosen Pauldrons Icon
Chosen Pauldrons 35
Chosen Vestments Icon
Chosen Vestments 35
Chosen Chestguard Icon
Chosen Chestguard 35
Blueprint 2 rare.tex
Blueprint: Chosen Crimsonguard
Blueprint 2 rare.tex
Blueprint: Chosen Cord
Blueprint 1 magical.tex
Blueprint: Black Tallow
Blueprint 1 magical.tex
Blueprint: Blessed Steel
Blueprint 1 magical.tex
Blueprint: Blessed Whetstone
Blueprint 3 epic.tex
Blueprint: Haunted Steel

HonoredEdit

Stats Requirements Item Level
Divine Flame Icon
Divine Flame +10% Fire Damage
+10% Lightning Damage
Player Level: 40 40
Blessed Ashes Icon
Blessed Ashes +6 Defensive Ability
15% Fire Resistance
15% Lightning Resistance
Player Level: 40 40
Consecrated Silver Icon
Consecrated Silver +10% Physical Damage
+5% Damage to Chthonics
Player Level: 40 40
Firebloom Powder Icon
Firebloom Powder +15% Burn Damage
+8 Offensive Ability
Player Level: 40 40
Storm Powder Icon
Storm Powder +15% Electrocute Damage
1-107 Lightning Damage
+10% Total Retaliation Damage
Player Level: 40 40
Chosen Flame Seal Icon Chosen Flame Seal 18 Burn Damage Over 3 Seconds
+32% Fire Damage
+22% Burn Damage
+45 Offensive Ability
+0.8 Energy Regenerated per second
8% Elemental Resistance
Player Level: 40
Spirit: 190
40
Chosen Storm Seal Icon Chosen Storm Seal 1-5 Lightning Damage
+32% Lightning Damage
+22% Electrocute Damage With +30% Improved Duration
+18 Defensive Ability
+5% Casting Speed
Player Level: 40
Spirit: 190
40
Chosen Star of War Icon Chosen Star of War +32% Physical Damage
+160 Health
+12% Shield Damage Blocked
+4% Shield Block Chance
16% Pierce Resistance
+1 to Forcewave
Player Level: 40 40
Chosen Star of Thunder Icon Chosen Star of Thunder +32% Lightning Damage
+22% Electrocute Damage
+160 Health
+26 Offensive Ability
+1.5 Energy Regenerated per second
+1 to Wind Devil
Player Level: 40 40
Defiled Chosen Star Icon Defiled Chosen Star 5 Vitality Damage
+32% Vitality Damage
+16% Chaos Damage
+26 Offensive Ability
+1.5 Energy Regenerated per Second
+1 to Sigil of Consumption
Player Level: 40 40
Blueprint 2 rare.tex
Blueprint: Chosen Crusher
Blueprint 2 rare.tex
Blueprint: Chosen Waistguard
WritKC01 Writ of Kymon's Chosen Reputation gain increased by 50% with Kymon's Chosen

ReveredEdit

Stats Requirements Item Level
Kymon's Will Icon
Kymon's Will +15% Fire Damage
+15% Burn Damage
10% Chance of 20% Reduced target's Damage For 5 Seconds
Player Level: 50 50
Kymon's Fury Icon
Kymon's Fury +15% Physical Damage
+15% Bleeding Damage with 15% Increased Duration
Player Level: 50 50
Kymon's Vision Icon
Kymon's Vision +15% Lightning Damage
+15% Electrocute Damage with 15% Increased Duration
Player Level: 50 50
Empyrion's Touch Icon
Empyrion's Touch +22% Electrocute Damage with +20% Increased Duration
+10% Energy Absorbed from Enemy Spells
Player Level: 50 50
Infernal Dust Icon
Infernal Dust +22% Burn Damage with +20% Increased Duration
18% Fire Resistance
Player Level: 50 50
Demonbane Powder Icon Demonbane Powder 7% Vitality Resistance
7% Chaos Resistance
Player Level: 70 70
Kymon's Blessing Icon Kymon's Blessing 15% Fire Resistance Player Level: 70 70
Kymon's Conduit Icon Kymon's Conduit 15% Lightning Resistance Player Level: 70 70
Blueprint 2 rare.tex
Blueprint: Chosen Girdle
Blueprint 3 epic.tex
Blueprint: Orwell's Revolver
Chosen Blade Icon
Elite Chosen Blade 70
Chosen Crusher Icon
Elite Chosen Crusher 70
Chosen Bolter Icon
Elite Chosen Bolter 70
Chosen Skysplitter Icon
Elite Chosen Skysplitter 70
Chosen Flamecaller Icon
Elite Chosen Flamecaller 70
Chosen Chillbearer Icon
Elite Chosen Chillbearer 70
Chosen Fireguard Icon
Elite Chosen Fireguard 70
Chosen Cowl Icon
Elite Chosen Cowl 70
Chosen Headguard Icon
Elite Chosen Headguard 70
Chosen Mantle Icon
Elite Chosen Mantle 70
Chosen Pauldrons Icon
Elite Chosen Pauldrons 70
Chosen Vestments Icon
Elite Chosen Vestments 70
Chosen Chestguard Icon
Elite Chosen Chestguard 70
MandateKC01 Mandate of the Kymon's Chosen Reputation gain increased by 100% with Kymon's Chosen
Faction Kymon01

Lore Edit

Kymon's Chosen are followers of the enigmatic self-proclaimed prophet Thaidrus Kymon. Born to a great house of Erulan, Kymon grew up in the capital, witness to its many intrigues and scandals. Even as he was groomed by the members of his household to be the next great Kymon, Thaidrus was becoming disillusioned with the petty political rivalries and corruption around him. Much to the disappointment of his father, Thaidrus increasingly abandoned his political and martial training to immerse himself in books, devouring any writing on the pre-imperial histories and mythos that he could get his hands upon. He became fixated on myths from the dawn of humankind, when Empyrion the light-bringer was fabled to have ruled over the other gods, enforcing order in the world. Thaidrus became convinced the old myths were real and that only the return of Empyrion to the world could uplift humankind from their base existence. When his father took the extreme step of having the Kymon's vast library removed from the manor house and set ablaze, Thaidrus resolved to leave home and experience the vast world for himself.

It was on this journey that the noble came face to face with the poverty and misery that presided over much of the region around the capital. On more than one occasion, Thaidrus sadly discovered that the martial training of his formative years was of more value on the open road than the knowledge and lore he had amassed while engrossed in books. The journey opened Thaidrus' eyes to the harsh reality of the world, but it also wizened him to deeper truths. If people would not readily embrace change and the ideals he extolled, perhaps change had to be forced upon humankind for their own betterment.

Thaidrus returned to Erulan a changed man. He took up the mantle of his house once more and agreed to serve the empire, although not as a member of the court. He instead dedicated himself to the Luminari and eventually became an inquisitor. Outwardly, he seemed exemplary in his new role, zealous even but for Thaidrus it was a means to an end. As an inquisitor, Thaidrus had access to forbidden texts and knowledge thought too dangerous for the public that was kept locked away in the vaults of the Luminari. He encountered dark powers and accumulated esoteric lore traveling the far reaches of the empire. He collected many exotic artifacts, some of which he neglected to turn over to the Luminari.

One of his inquests led him to a remote village, built atop the ruins of an ancient city, which villagers claimed was the resting place of a forgotten god. The faded visage of the god, etched into the wall of a chamber below the city was similar to ancient stones he had seen in other parts of the empire. Although it was frightful to behold, Thaidrus thought perhaps it represented Empyrion and, if so, the ancient city might be the key to awakening him.

He spent many months there digging in the ruins, deciphering the dead language etched into crumbling blocks. Thaidrus repeatedly delayed reassignment by the citadel of the Luminari and finally ignored summons demanding his return. In time, Thaidrus mastered the dead language and pieced together the secrets of their religion. With trembling hands he prepared the grisly components needed to undertake the archaic ritual he had uncovered and, in a quavering voice, recited a passage in the dead language that would invoke the forgotten god. A pressure seemed to build in the air as a presence gathered in the dark chamber. Thaidrus felt it coiling around him and the hair on the back of his neck stood on end; he wondered if he had made a terrible mistake. A great intelligence invaded his mind and, in a burst of searing pain, it thrust a multitude of thoughts and feelings into his consciousness. It was almost too much to bear and it took several moments for Thaidrus to comprehend what the alien entity wanted and when he did, he recoiled. It offered great power but at a terrible price. Thaidrus summoned all of his mental discipline to push out the invader and used the arts of an inquisitor to sever the connection and ward himself from the entity.

Thaidrus left the village in flames; its inhabitants cast out into the wilderness. He returned to the capital, tired and defeated; ready to answer for his transgressions. However, he found that the head of his order was strangely indifferent to his absence. Thaidrus encountered other former acquaintances that seemed somehow changed and he noticed a pattern of peculiar behavior and events throughout the capital. It went unnoticed by most, but years of research and his experiences as an inquisitor had made Thaidrus especially observant of patterns in the world around him. Military regiments were removed from strategic locations and reassigned to defend positions of seemingly little importance, iron mines were shuttered, magistrates began to imprison citizens for minor offenses, and so forth. Thaidrus was disturbed and he quietly began his own inquisition of the empire itself.

His investigation came to a head when Thaidrus undertook the extreme measure of abducting the head of his order and putting him to the question. It was a perilous episode as his former superior eventually revealed himself to be possessed when he transformed and attacked Thaidrus. It was only with the power of an artifact taken from the chamber of the forgotten god that Thaidrus prevailed. He retreated to the manor house of the Kymons and considered his next move. The empire was in the grip of some malevolent otherworldly force, poised on the edge of oblivion, just waiting for the final stage of their great plan to unfold. It was the very thing that Thaidrus needed; the missing piece of his own plan that he had carried in his heart from childhood. It was the catalyst that would allow him to rebuild the world.

Now that Thaidrus saw the destruction of the empire and perhaps humankind itself was imminent, he knew his time had come. Perhaps it had been destined. He just needed the strength to survive the coming apocalypse and the power to claim his place as an architect of the new dawn. He knew, with apprehension, that the forgotten god could offer him all that.

In the days that followed, a great and unquenchable fire enveloped the Kymon manor house, killing all inside; all but one. Kymon the Prophet emerged to a crowd of spectators, untouched by the flames and he preached to the crowd of the coming apocalypse and of the salvation that he offered. Thaidrus was exiled from the capital soon thereafter but a devoted following left with him. These would become the first of Kymon's Chosen.

When the Grim Dawn struck, Kymon's Chosen were prepared to face the threat. Armed with the divine flame and Kymon's holy word, the Chosen set out to eradicate corruption and prepare the world for their ascension as the chosen people. Still, some cannot help but wonder if the promises Kymon makes are too good to be true. None but the Prophet himself has spoken to Empyrion, and none are allowed to observe when he communes with his god. Despite any doubts, the divine power Kymon wields cannot be denied and his mission of salvation brings hope in humanity's darkest hour.

Chief amongst his opponents are the followers of the Order of Death's Vigil, whom the Chosen see as abhorrent devil-spawn that twist the divine threads of life to their will. The extermination of the Order is chief among the Chosen's goals for Cairn's new dawn, something the necromancers naturally do not take kindly to. To the Order, Kymon is a fool and his followers even greater fools; but even a fool can be dangerous when armed. The Order will not allow history to repeat itself.



The Black LegionDevil's CrossingHomesteadRoversThe Outcast
Kymon's ChosenOrder of Death's VigilAetherialsChthoniansCronley's GangUndead

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