And so it came to pass that Spearmarshal Kormir, hero of all Elona, was pulled into the inky blackness surrounding the God of Secrets. And though her sight had been robbed, her body wracked, and her spirit flayed, she remained resolute.
And so was she joined within the Realm of Torment by fearless allies and great heroes, who stood at her side as she sought to thwart Nightfall. Together did they battle through Fear, and Anguish, and Madness, until at last they stood before the face of the imprisoned god; he who had challenged the Five and lost; he who threatened to break the chains placed upon him by the other gods; he who now sought to bring Nightfall to the world: the dark god, Abaddon.
And so did Kormir and her allies engage the dark god in titanic battle. And through her power, and their combined skill and bravery, and the blessings of the Five True Gods, did Abaddon at last face his ultimate defeat.
Yet the power of a god cannot be destroyed, and Kormir, making a choice that only a mortal could make, did take upon herself the mantle of the Goddess of Truth, with all its power and responsibility, all its dominion and duties.
And so by mortal hands did a new immortal enter creation.
— Scriptures of Kormir, 1075 AE
In her mortal life, Kormir was the leader of the Order of the Sunspears, a now-defunct organization, the purpose of which was to protect Elona. During her tenure, she oversaw the release of Palawa Joko; recruited Sunspears from Tyria, Cantha and the Battle Isles; and led Istan into war against Kourna. It was during this war that she was captured at Gandara, where The Hunger, one of Abaddon's demons, rendered her blind. After venturing into Realm of Torment, and defeating the fallen god's generals Vizier Khilbron and Shiro Tagachi, the Sunspears turned to the gods for aid in defeating Abaddon. The representatives of the gods only gave Kormir a gift, the nature of which was unclear. After his defeat, Abaddon's power threatened to run out of control and bring about Nightfall regardless, which is when Kormir realised the purpose of the gift. She absorbed Abaddon's power, becoming a goddess. She now makes her home in Abaddon's former realm, the Realm of Torment, though the current condition of the realm is not known, as it has been without Abaddon's influence for centuries yet still referred to as hellish dimension on a number of occassions.
As a relatively new god to the human pantheon many ancient records won't mention Kormir at all, except for those that have been revised or written after her ascension.
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gw.dat(the data file for Guild Wars) suggests that the Realm of Torment was renamed to the Redeemed Realm after Kormir's ascension. However, the "Realm of Torment" is used by several NPC's in Guild Wars 2 as a curse ("What in the Realm of Torment..."), suggesting that this never made it into canon.
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