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Disambig icon.png This article is about the story character. For the renown heart vendor, see Shadows Agent Kito (Jahai Bluffs).
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Shadows Agent Kito is a member of the Order of Shadows who volunteered to be stationed at the Temple of Kormir. He helps the Pact Commander with the pursuit of Balthazar and later assists in the battle against Kralkatorrik.

Biography[edit]

Path of Fire[edit]

Kito's origins remain as mysterious as he is except that he eventually became an agent of the Order of Shadows. His discreet missions led him to many locations in the desert, making even his fellow Shadows agents unsure what he was up to at any given time.[1]

When the rogue god Balthazar's army of Forged invaded the Crystal Desert in 1330 AE, Kito was observing events in the Temple of Kormir where he sought out the Pact Commander who was accompanied by Dragon's Watch members Canach, Kasmeer Meade and Rytlock Brimstone. Kito revealed his affiliation with the Order of Shadows to the party and hinted at Shadows origins as an offshoot from the Order of Whispers. He also claimed to know more about the Commander than just their title as well as the fact that the Commander was looking for the dragon Vlast whom Balthazar had set his sights on. The meeting was interrupted by the arrival of the Herald of Balthazar, who had come to conscript more souls to the Forged army as well as persuade the Commander to join Balthazar in the campaign against the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik. The Commander stopped the Herald and forced her to flee with Kito's help, however.

Kito pledged the Order of Shadows to the Commander's cause and told the party to meet him at Makali Outpost which was being assaulted by the Forged. Once the party had gotten there, Kito evacuated villagers from the war zone, but paused long enough to tell the party that Balthazar himself was nearby, closing in on Vlast. After saving whom he could from the outpost and learning about Vlast's sacrifice causing Balthazar to leave, Kito followed the Commander's trail to the Elon Riverlands. The agent learned that Balthazar had the Commander watched but did not intervene in time. He could only watch from the shadows as Balthazar not only ambushed and slew the Commander but also kidnapped the dragon Aurene who had hurried to the Commander's aid.

Believing the Commander to be gone forever, Kito traveled to the Bonestrand where he observed the Awakened and locals for some time. However, he was surprised to be reunited with the Commander who had somehow returned from the dead. Although he tried to inquire how the Commander had done the impossible, the Commander promised to tell him all about the supernatural experiences later in exchange for Kito's continued help. Intrigued, the agent agreed and listened to the Commander's plan to deceive the missing Palawa Joko's Awakened army to stop the advance of the Forged before Balthazar could get to Kralkatorrik.

Although skeptical at first, Kito soon realized the merits of the Commander disguising themselves as Archon Iberu to fool the Awakened marshals and gave his blessing to the plan to lure out the archon so he could be dealt with before the Commander began the ruse. After the Commander's departure, Kito stayed out of sight and did not participate in the Battle of Kodash Bazaar during which the Commander successfully ended Balthazar's life at the cost of empowering both Kralkatorrik and Aurene.

The agent eventually showed up at a victory celebration held in the Commander's honor in Amnoon. He congratulated the Commander and promised that the paths of the Order of Shadows and the Commander would cross again in the future. The festivities were ended abruptly by a sudden Brandstorm hitting the city, however.

Living World Season 4[edit]

Following the initial Brandstorm hitting Amnoon, Kito arranged a farm on the outskirts of the city to act as a low-profile meeting place for Dragon's Watch to keep them safe from Joko's agents who were none too pleased about the Pact Commander having commanded the Awakened army in the Battle of Kodash. Another Brandstorm hit the city soon after and brought with it Kralkatorrik's invading Branded horde, however, forcing Dragon's Watch and local defenders to face the dragon minions and save the civilians they could. Kito showed up soon after as well and assisted in the defense of the city.

After the battle, Kito and Dragon's Watch briefly encountered the Commander's previously missing dragon ally Aurene who gave them a troubling vision about a Mysterious Figure leading an Awakened army to invade Central Tyria from an unknown city. Although Kito claimed to not know about the rest of the vision, he identified the seen location as Fahranur, an ancient city of the fallen Primeval Dynasty located on the Isle of Istan. He explained that the Istani branch of the Order of the Sunspears, who hid in the Astralarium, should know a way into the city. Kito booked an undercover voyage to the Domain of Istan for the Commander to avoid alerting Joko's minions while he decided to travel on a different boat as a safety measure.

At an unknown point in time before the Commander reached the Istani Sunspear Base, Kito had met with Spearmarshal Zaeim, the leader of the local Sunspears, as well as several priests of Kormir and astronomers who were sympathetic to the Istani rebellion. While talking with these contacts, Kito spoke highly of the Commander and even let them believe that he had played an integral part in the Commander's campaign against Balthazar and the Elder Dragons Zhaitan and Mordremoth.[2][3]

When the Commander sought out the corsair Sayida the Sly to have her release Spearmarshal Zaeim whom the Sly Crew had captured, Kito observed the pair's exchange in the shadows aboard The Dark Leviathan. When it turned out that Sayida had already delivered Zaeim to the Mordant Crescent Great Hall to collect a bounty for capturing him, Kito made himself visible and helped the Commander persuade the corsair captain to help spring Zaeim free from the prison in exchange for the Sly coin which Sayida was after.

Sayida was annoyed by Kito's sporadic appearances and disappearances on her ship, however. Once the heavily intoxicating grog, which was needed to drug the Awakened guards for the prison break, had been brewed from the ingredients the Commander had gathered, the corsair captain made it clear to kill Kito if the Shadows agent dared appear on her ship unannounced again. Before leaving, Kito promised to be stationed outside the great hall with the cavalry should the Commander need their assistance. Although the cavalry consisting of Sunspears, Dragon's Watch members Canach and Rytlock Brimstone and the occasionally helping Aurene arrived to aid the Commander, Zaeim and the Sly crew, Kito himself was absent. The Shadows agent also did not show up later to accompany the Commander's party to Fahranur; however, he learned that the team had successfully rescued Taimi from the returned Palawa Joko and shut down Awakened operations in a fallen Inquest facility deep within Fahranur.

As Dragon's Watch began investigating Joko's plans to invade Central Tyria and how to find the Inquest gate hub which had connected to Fahranur before the shutdown, Kito discovered another hidden Inquest facility in the Desert Highlands. In 1331 AE, he summoned the Commander, Braham Eirsson and Rox to the Lifeblood Ravine where he suggested the trio ambush an upcoming Inquest prison caravan and disguise themselves to get inside. Before leaving, Kito pointed out the Order of Shadows had spotted Joko's agents digging up remains that dated back to the Primeval Dynasty, and the Commander promised to inform the agent if the team found out anything about the lich king's most recent course of action.

After the Commander had discovered that Joko had successfully acquired the Inquest's scarab samples from the gate hub of Rata Primus to breed a new generation of Scarab Plague which the lich intended to unleash on his enemies in Elona and Central Tyria, an allied force joined the Commander in the Domain of Kourna where they besieged Gandara, the Moon Fortress. Due to not being a front line fighter, Kito was absent from the battle and eventually learned of Joko's demise and the end of the Scarab Plague threat.

Realizing that the Awakened had been freed from Joko's control and that Elona needed a post-Joko governing council or the land would fall into anarchy, Spearmarshal Zaeim sent invitations to various parties throughout Elona to join him on a summit at the Fortress of Jahai. Kito, Redeemer Kossan and several Order of Shadows members traveled to Jahai Bluffs although Kito chose to stay at the Reclaimed Chantry, a ruined base of the original Elonian Order of Whispers, while Kossan participated in the talks. Once a sudden Branded invasion persuaded the bickering delegates to sign Zaeim's treaty, Kito focused on starting dialog between the various parties to make them work together against the common Branded enemy and was assisted by the Commander.

In 1332 AE, Kito accompanied the combined forces of the Pact and the Elonian alliance to Thunderhead Keep in Deldrimor Front to assist the Commander in the battle against Kralkatorrik and end the Elder Dragon's reign of terror once and for all. As the allied forces prepared for battle, he observed their training and assessed their odds before joining a briefing held by the Commander and fighting against the Branded which swarmed the keep upon Kralkatorrik's arrival. Despite the Pact's efforts, however, the wounded Kralkatorrik managed to decimate much of the Auditorium and Brand several soldiers in it, kill Aurene and flee back to the Mists, leaving the Commander and surviving allies to mourn the losses.

Following Aurene's revival via the use of the magic she had absorbed from consuming Joko, many of the Commander's surviving allies joined her and the Commander in the second battle against Kralkatorrik on Dragonfall. Kito was not seen among the allied forces, however.

Locations[edit]

Crystal Desert
Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Living World Season 4[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

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Start dialogs between the Elonian factions (80)

Event involvement[edit]

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Defend the Chantry's entrances against the Branded (80)

Items offered[edit]

See also: Shadows Agent Kito (Jahai Bluffs)

Dialogue[edit]

Crystal Oasis[edit]

Sorry, I'm a bit busy with all these sick and injured.
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What's the Order of Shadows doing here at the temple?
I asked for this assignment because I genuinely want to help people where I can. Speaking of, I really need to get back to it.
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I understand. Good luck.
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Right, sorry. I'll leave you to it.

Jahai Bluffs[edit]

Prior to completing the heart
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Commander, this is a mess. I'm the wrong person for the job. But Kossan, Koss, Sianna, even Utumishi—they're all busy elsewhere.
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What's happening?
That wreck of a summit didn't unify us. If anything, the rank and file have grown even more nervous.
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That's not good.
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Can I help?
I need them to trust each other enough to protect the Chantry effectively. Do you have any ideas?
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Have you tried getting them to talk to each other?
If only I could! Some just want to brawl. Others are too suspicious to talk. But maybe, if you tried...
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I understand. What else do you need?
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I'll see what I can do.
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Is there any other way to protect the Chantry?
The branded are always sniffing around. If you can fix the rusty old turrets around here, that'll buy us time when they attack.
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I understand. What else do you need?
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I'll take a look.
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I'll see what I can do.
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I have to go, but I believe in you.
After completing the heart
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I have no idea how you did it, but you got them working together. Sunspears, Shadows agents, Mordant Crescent, Awakened... Never seen anything like that.
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Do you have anything to trade?
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I hope the bridges we built will last.
After completing the heart, but defense events are active
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We're under attack! Get squads to the entrances!
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I want to buy something real quick.
Now? Did you not hear me? We're under attack!
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Yes, we are. Now show me the goods.
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Okay, fine.
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Right!

Thunderhead Peaks[edit]

Commander.
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What are you doing?
What the Order of Shadows does best. Observing. Assessing our odds.
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Keep at it, then.
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Kito.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Kito started as a generic unnamed NPC before developing into one of the main characters for Path of Fire story. He was designed by Matthew Medina who also wrote a backstory for him.
  • Kito means 'gem' and 'precious stone' in Swahili. The name ties into Kito's so far unexplored backstory.[4]
    • Matthew Medina's planned backstory for Kito involved him having been an Elonian noble from a wealthy southern family who fell in love with the woman whom his family had arranged him to marry. However, the bride-to-be plotted to assassinate Kito on the wedding night due to her family wishing to gain the wealth of Kito's family. Kito was saved by the Order of Shadows who killed the bride and abducted him into their ranks. Kito became a reluctant member of the Order of Shadows but stayed with them as he had nowhere else to go after the incident.[5]
  • He wields the Cursed Flintlock, a rifle associated with the deadeye thief elite specialization.
  • Kito is voiced by Jason Spisak.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Darklands ambient dialogue
  2. ^ Priest Idrissa
  3. ^ The Hero of Istan
    Spearmarshal Zaeim: Oh—the famous commander. Agent Kito told us tales of how the two of you killed Balthazar.
    Spearmarshal Zaeim: Is it true you and Agent Kito also killed two Elder Dragons?
  4. ^ Comment by Matthew Medina, Reddit.com
  5. ^ Design Deconstructed: Episode 7 - Night of Fires, YouTube.com
  6. ^ Comment by Eve Eschenbacher, Reddit.com