Throughout Toril's history, its various deities have engaged in a practice of vesting mortals with power and purpose. Those mortals are sometimes called Chosen. The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide contains a number of references to Chosen -- including their involvement in tumultuous events during the Second Sundering. See, e.g., p. 17 ("Throughout this period, tales began to spread of individuals who had been touched by the gods and granted strange powers. Some of these so-called Chosen were at the root of the conflicts that grip the land.")
A couple of SCAG's references might be read to suggest that, after the Second Sundering, Chosen might have become a thing of the past. To wit:
- p. 9, a description of an uprising in Calimshan led by a Chosen of Ilmater notes that the Chosen disappeared and that "[m]any pray for the return of the Chosen and the completion of his work."
- p. 12, a discussion of Mulhorand says "the Chosen of the gods began to appear in the last few years," and then a few sentences later mentions that "the upheaval ended and the Chosen began to disappear . . . ."
- p. 18, detailing the year 1489 D.R., notes that by then "the deities ceased interfering with the world through their Chosen. The gods were no longer silent but quiet, and in many places new priesthoods arose to interpret the gods' now subtle signs."
- p. 45, a story about the grisly revelation "[j]ust a few years ago" that
Duke Torlin Silvershield of Baldur's Gate was the Chosen of Bhaal.
None of these references mention any Chosen currently active in Faerûn. Several of them strongly imply that certain Chosen disappeared and have not reappeared.
Is there any evidence in first-party published materials that the Chosen are still a phenomenon in the post-Second Sundering world?