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The Ardent Dream, Princess of the Porphyry City
Areas of Concern
Lost dreams
Seduction of the pure
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Chaos, Charm, Evil, Nobility
Subdomains (1E)
Demon, Leadership, Love, Lust
Favored Weapon
Upside-down ankh
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Red, orange
Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 39

(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar, fire)
Source: The Midnight Isles, pg(s). 74

Shamira is a nascent demon lord who controls the Midnight Isles, the former Abyssal realm of Nocticula, and is the most likely candidate to become a full demon lord to inherit the vacancy Nocticula left behind.1 Prior to Nocticula's ascension, she was the most senior and powerful of the succubi and incubi in the Midnight Isles, and ruler of the Midnight Isle of Alinythia and the Porphyry City of Alushinyrra.23


Shamira's aim and portfolio is to entice pure souls to fall to their lustful desires, and she frequents the Universe in order to fulfill this goal. Shamira sometimes impersonates a priestess of a deity of the Upper Planes to facilitate the seduction and its corruption of the goodly soul.2


Shamira rules the city of Alushinyrra from the Harem of Burning Delights, a position which has granted her no small amount of influence. She regularly openly walks its streets to maintain a high visibility in the city. Prior to Nocticula's recent departure from the Outer Rifts, she once relied on Shamira to govern the city on her behalf and inform her of any significant developments, before officially leaving Alushinyrra to her since her disappearance. The impact of this event is minimal, as Nocticula has never had a significant presence in Alushinyrra.3456


Appearing in her demonic form of a succubus, Shamira has wings like those of a phoenix and crimson coloured hair,2 and wields a bow made of pure fire.3


It is claimed, but sensibly never by Shamira herself, that only Shamira has ever successfully enticed Nocticula. Nevertheless, Nocticula and Shamira were lovers.2 While much is made of her role as Nocticula's lover, she was also the closest thing she had to a rival and, as such, Nocticula always kept a close watch on Shamira, while Shamira in turn subtly attempted to erode Nocticula's power.3

More speculation exists around Shamira's parentage, with some believing her to be the daughter of Sarenrae; if this fact were true, it might explain the fascination Shamira seems to have for the Dawnflower and her faith.2 Further adding to the speculation of Shamira's origin, before the night she appeared in Nocticula's bedchamber—a feat that should have been impossible—no being in the Outer Rifts can remember the distinctive demoness.3 Shamira bears no ill will toward her former mistress after Nocticula became a deity and left the Midnight Isles in her control.1

Unholy symbol

Shamira's unholy symbol is an upside-down ankh formed from a naked woman with outstretched arms and burning wings.2


  1. 1.0 1.1 Linda Zayas-Palmer, et al. “Developer Showcase” in Midwives to Death, 79. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 James Jacobs. “Demonkind” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 39. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 James Jacobs. Alushinyrra: The Porphyry City” in The Midnight Isles, 74–75. Paizo Inc., 2013
  4. James Jacobs. Alushinyrra: The Porphyry City” in The Midnight Isles, 72. Paizo Inc., 2013
  5. Robert Brookes, et al. “Chapter 3: The Great Beyond” in Planar Adventures, 206. Paizo Inc., 2018
  6. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 2: Fiendish Realms” in Book of the Damned, 156. Paizo Inc., 2017