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Realm Midnight Isles, Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Dragons
Poison waters
Cleric Alignments (1E)

Source: The Midnight Isles, pg(s). 72

Colyphyr was a demon lord who was killed by Nocticula. The demon lord's corpse formed one of the Midnight Isles following this demise.[1]


Colyphyr was first propelled to his status as a demon lord when a qlippoth runestone—a fragment of Abyssal essence thrust into the multiverse when the Abyss first came into being—fell back into the Abyss from the Astral Plane and became lodged into her flesh when she was still a nascent demon lord.[2]

Colyphyr was slain by Nocticula in -6150 AR, when she was distracted by the assassination of Xirie, the runelord of sloth and one of her most powerful followers, at the hands of Nocticula's follower Angothane. Her animus subsequently formed the Midnight Isle of the same name. The runestone that originally caused her ascension remained embedded in this island, forming a kind of grave marker for the deceased demon lord.[1][2]

During her alterations to the timeline through the Scepter of Ages, Runelord Alaznist prevented Xirie's death by warning her of the impending attack, and thus created a new timeline where both her demise and Colyphyr's were prevented. In this new history, the demon lord endured into the present day and agreed to aid Alaznist in her takeover of Varisia, taking the city of Kaer Maga as a personal prize.[3]


Having been killed by Nocticula, this demon lord's quasi-soul is trapped within the Midnight Isles instead of the Rift of Repose.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Jacobs. (2013). Alushinyrra: The Porphyry City. The Midnight Isles, p. 72. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-585-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2013). The Midnight Isles. The Midnight Isles, p. 35. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-585-3
  3. Greg A. Vaughan. (2019). Rise of New Thassilon. Rise of New Thassilon, p. 48. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-106-1