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Titles The Passage
Realm Dead Roads, Boneyard
Alignment Neutral
Areas of Concern Compasses
Worshipers Guards
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Knowledge, Protection, Repose, Travel
Favored Weapon Club
Symbol Two straight lines that converge vertically through a circle

Source: Concordance of Rivals, pg(s). 6
Type Outsider
(extraplanar, psychopomp, shapechanger)
CR 28
Environment Any (Boneyard)

Source: Borne by the Sun's Grace, pg(s). 88

Barzahk[1] is the psychopomp usher responsible for maintaining the Dead Roads, the route network used by the psychopomps to travel to the Material Plane. Barzahk also keeps track of visitors arriving at and leaving the Boneyard.[2][3][4] Their symbol of office is the artefact known as Surcease of Sorrows.[5]


Barzahk was born from the needs and fears of psychopomps, and emerged fully formed at the same time as the Dead Roads.[6]


Barzahk endlessly roams the Dead Roads and rarely attends to their duties, but has difficulty understanding the world outside and seldom leaves their realm.[6]


Barzahk resembles a giant migratory bird clad in robes. Barzahk carries a tombstone and key that, when used together, can lock or unlock a soul's memories upon their passage to the afterlife.[3][6]


Barzahk's servants benefit from significant autonomy, akin to that of psychopomp ushers; real ushers are quick to disabuse such hubris.[6]


  1. Barzahk does not identify themself as having a particular gender.
  2. Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, et al. (2012). Inner Sea Bestiary, p. 38. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-468-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 180. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6
  4. Ron Lundeen. (2019). The Dead Roads. The Dead Roads, p. 19. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-111-5
  5. Carlos Cabrera, Crystal Frasier, Luis Loza, Mikhail Rekun. (2019). Bestiary. Borne by the Sun's Grace, p. 91. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-140-5
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 John Compton, Crystal Frasier, Ron Lundeen, and Amber Stewart. (2019). Concordance of Rivals, p. 6. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-127-6