Lantern archon

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Lantern archon
A lantern archon.

Lantern archons are small, zealous, evasive, and social archons who often serve as messengers and scouts for the forces of Heaven.[1][2]


A lantern archon is a pale illuminated globe of pure spiritual energy. Its light can be any hue and ranges in brightness from a candle to a torch at will, but it cannot be extinguished completely until its death. Lantern archons in general enjoy modulating their light in time with music or to amuse others.[1][2]

They make no sound as they glide gracefully through the air, and their voices are echoing and airy.[1]


Lantern archons are formed from shaped living light.[2] Many serve as illumination fixtures in Heavenly settlements, simultaneously providing both light and surveillance.[1]

Lantern archons can be summoned by spellcasters.[3][4]


Lantern archons can work well together in large numbers, and in desperation can form a gestalt being comprised of nine archons that is more powerful together than apart.[1][2]

Like other archons, lantern archons can teleport at will and, in rare instances, bastion archons form when a lantern archon gestalt and shield archon fuse while attempting to swap positions via teleportation.[5]

Known lantern archons


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 26. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  3. Jessica Blomstrom, Adam Daigle, Shaun Hocking, Daniel Marthaler, Tork Shaw, and Christina Stiles. (2013). Champions of Purity, p. inside rear cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-511-2
  4. David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague. (2014). Ranged Tactics Toolbox, p. 31. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-705-5
  5. Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 226. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6
  6. Cole Kronewitter. (2017). The Shores of Heaven, p. 8–9. Paizo Inc.