In the action of Grim Dawn RPG, players are plunged into darkness, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the brink of extinction. Cairn has become zero of an eternal war between two powers of another world, one that seeks to use the human body as a resource, the other objective to destroy the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors.
For humanity, it is the dawn of a new dark age where iron has replaced gold as currency, and the importance of salt as a weapon, it is far too valuable to waste on food. Small enclaves of human survivors exist scattered throughout the world, locked in hidden refuges. These humans have quietly watched the warring invaders destroy one another and have become wise to the strengths and weaknesses of their other world did. Some survivors began reporting strange new abilities after surviving possession or exposure to the chain. These unnatural powers are feared by some but give many new hope of launching a resistance to fight against “outsiders” and reclaim what’s left of their world.
You are such an individual. Happy, or perhaps cursed by the Contact aetherial influence, you have power and strength beyond that of normal men. It is up to you to take this formidable potential and use it against the enemies of humanity. Will you be the one to save Cairn of his fate? Or is humanity doomed to extinction?