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Awakened Koss Dejarin

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Koss was no patsy in life, and he will not be in death.

Awakened Koss Dejarin

Awakened Koss Dejarin is an Awakened Sunspear "guarding" a cave known as the Grotto of the Defeated. In life, he was a noble from Kourna, son of Zudash Dejarin and husband of Melonni. Boastful and narcissistic, Koss makes a show of his fights to prove his abilities.


Early years[edit]

In his youth, Koss Dejarin frequently got into trouble with his friends and often dragged his sister, Ailonseh Dejarin, into his problems. During this time, he had garnered many corsair contacts to his father Zudash Dejarin's shame. Koss eventually left his home to join the Order of the Sunspears, though this act resulted in his father disowning him under the belief that Koss had joined simply to find more brawls.

During his time as a Sunspear, Koss openly garnered more criminal contracts which prevented his own promotions to becoming an officer. He took tutelage underneath Spearmarshal Kormir alongside the hero of Nightfall. When Nightfall was beginning in 1075 AE, he aided in rallying the Sunspears to lay siege to Gandara, the Moon Fortress, but was captured when Warmarshal Varesh Ossa unleashed demons onto the Sunspears.

After being freed and securing passage for the injured back to Istan with the corsair Margrid the Sly, Koss continued on with the other Sunspears to stop Varesh, ultimately being part of Palawa Joko's release and Abaddon's defeat. During this time Koss mentored Tahlkora who developed feelings for him. Tahlkora ultimately stood aside, however, to let Koss and their adventuring partner Melonni pursue a relationship.

After Abaddon's demise and Kormir's ascension, Koss married Melonni and wrote an autobiography named Koss on Koss as well as an extended edition of it. He was one of the few Sunspears who knew the threat that Palawa Joko would eventually become, and rallied a group, which included Lonai, to end the threat the lich posed early. However, the assault on Joko failed, and Koss was reanimated as an Awakened by Joko, forced to serve his enemy. Though Koss believed he had died a glorious and honorable death, he had also died not knowing the fate of his wife and children. The Dejarin Estate, Koss's ancestral home, was eventually sacked and destroyed as Joko asserted his dominance over Kourna and the rest of Elona.

Eventually, Koss was sent to Istan and the Mordant Crescent Great Hall. He tricked the Awakened there into persuading him to "guard" a sealed cave. In the decades that passed since, he had been challenged by many corsairs seeking to curry favor from the infamous Sly family of corsairs by taking back a coin that Koss had won off of Margrid the Sly. The villagers of Champion's Dawn learned of Koss's presence, though not his identity, and took to enjoying the bouts between him and the corsair challengers.

Living World Season 4[edit]

While searching for the lost coin to persuade the Sly family to release the captive Spearmarshal Zaeim, the Pact Commander ventured into Koss's lair in 1330 AE and discovered the Awakened champion's identity. After learning more about Koss, the Commander asked him to hand over the coin so it could be used to liberate Zaeim from the Sly Crew, but the ever boastful champion challenged the Commander to a duel for the right to earn the coin. After a brief clash, the Commander emerged victorious much to Koss's disbelief; however, the champion kept his end of the bargain and gave up the coin.

Despite learning of the Sunspears' struggles against Joko and the lich king's absence, Koss was reluctant to join the fight on the side of the Sunspears out of worry that one of Joko's lieutenants might force him to fight against the organization he had once been a member of. Instead, Koss asked the Commander to hurt Joko enough so that no one else would have to suffer the fate of Awakening and being tied to Joko's will ever again.

If Redeemer Kossan had been encountered in the Desolation, the Commander had an option to let Koss know that one of the champion's descendants was still fighting for Elona. Koss was happy to hear that his line had survived and that his descendants could live their lives as they chose.


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Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Bleeds
  • Causes Fear
  • Steals Boons
  • Mocks Weakness & Heals Self

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  • When full Koss will stand and laugh, healing for 25% of maximum health.
  • Bull's Charge -
  • KOSS! - Shout that casts fear and causes damage.
  • Necrotic Grasp -
Stolen skills


After completing Full House
Commander! You've done a lot of work sprucing this place up since I left. I haven't seen it this busy since...well since Tahlkora was around.
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Did you find her?
I would...rather not talk about it.
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I understand.
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It wasn't easy, but it's worth giving people a little hope.
I appreciate it. Truly. I wish I could do more to thank you. Least I can do is offer you this pommel I found on my journey back here. Maybe you can find a use for it? (grants Palawa Joko's Staff Pommel)
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Thank you.
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Take care of yourself.


  • Before revealing his name, Koss appears under the monicker Shadowy Figure.
  • Koss will attempt to finish the player if he downs them. He uses the Phoenix Rank Finisher.


Related achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

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