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Affiliation Vabbians
Type Human
Profession Dervish Dervish
Service Hero
Level(s) 20
Campaign Eye of the North

Kahmu is an Elonian Dervish, a native of Vabbi, who seeks wisdom through combat. Over the years, he has drifted farther and farther north, matching his skills against all manner of challenges, considering no fight too small—or too large.

Once Kahmu arrived in Norn territory, he challenged—and bested—some of the Norn's greatest warriors, and his name became legend around the campfires. Some claim he is a spirit, others that he has been blessed by the spirits of his homeland, and still others that he is a Norn born in the wrong body. Kahmu only laughs to hear these whispers. When the hunting here grows stale, he will simply move on.

The Guild Wars Eye of the North Manuscript



Quests involved in:

  • Far Shiverpeaks



To unlock Kahmu as a hero, you must defeat him during the fourth round of The Norn Fighting Tournament. (However, he is one of seven possible opponents, so you might have to repeat the tournament before he appears.)


Hero default skills

12 Scythe Mastery, 12 Mysticism

In the Norn Fighting Tournament

15 Mysticism


Kahmu starts with basic dervish armor, labeled as Vabbian armor but with its own unique appearance. Like most heroes, his headgear is hidden.

The appearance of his armor can be upgraded to Brotherhood armor using Cloth of the Brotherhood acquired from the Glint's Challenge challenge mission. It can also be upgraded to Deldrimor armor using Deldrimor Armor Remnants acquired in the Hierophant's Chest at the end of the Slavers' Exile dungeon.

See Kahmu's armor gallery.


(If you do not have Kahmu as a hero)
"Stop by Gunnar's Hold and participate in Magni's Tournament. Surely I could learn a thing or two from a hero such as yourself."
(If you do have Kahmu as a hero)
"Truth doesn't come without effort. One must seek it out, risk for it, and steal it from the jaws of death. We can make our own truths... if we dare."


Idle quotes[edit]

"Do not fret. As long as I am with you we will succeed."
"Lay off the reaper jokes. I've heard them all."
"Some find knowledge in books, while others journey to the ends of the earth. My inspiration is right here in my hands."
"Sometimes, when the air is just right, I can almost smell the markets of Vabbi."
"The goal is to *not* get hit."
"The Norn can fight. I'll give them that much."

Battle quotes[edit]

"Cretins like you shouldn't be allowed out."
"For Vabbi!"
"I just sharpened my scythe. Did you notice?"
"I like you. I'll kill you last."
"I will learn from your mistakes."
"I've been practicing this move all week."
"I've killed siege wurms bigger than you."
"It slices, dices, and mashes tubers!"
"Oops. I took too much off the top."
"Protect your throat next time!"
"Tell Grenth that Kahmu sent you."
"The art of combat takes years to master. I've studied all my life."
"To know a man is to steal his dying breath."
"Today's lesson: off with your head."


  • Although a dervish, Kahmu does not require Guild Wars Nightfall to unlock. The disadvantage is that Guild Wars Eye of the North offers only 10 dervish skills.
  • Kahmu's default dervish skills are all from Nightfall; he can use them normally. But without access to Nightfall, you cannot force their use, although you can still disable them.
  • Kahmu is unusual among Dervishes in that he does not hood his head, which is considered a mark of respect for the Gods of Tyria among the Dervishes.
  • Kahmu's default weapon is a customized max blue Suntouched Scythe with Damage +10% while Enchanted.
  • A duplicate Kahmu will show up as an "Elonian Dervish".
  • As with all heroes, this one has a tonic form.


  • The quote "It slices, dices, and mashes tubers!" refers to one of the Rocky Horror Picture Show audience participation quotes.
  • Kahmu's battle quote "I like you. I'll kill you last." could be derived from a line in the Schwarzenegger movie "Commando."
  • Kahmu's battle quote "Today's lesson: off with your head." could be derived from a popular line by the Red Queen in the fantasy novella, Through the Looking-Glass (Alice in Wonderland) written by Lewis Carroll.

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