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Night Monarch

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Night Monarch

(chaotic, extraplanar, good, herald)
Any (Elysium)
Source: Inner Sea Gods, pg(s). 284

The Night Monarch is the divine herald of the goddess Desna. While known as a goddess of dreams and travel, her herald is more than capable of defending Desna's faithful when necessary.1


The Night Monarch looks like an enormous winged insectoid with a wingspan of 40 feet. Its wings are brightly colored, and while the exact color and pattern changes with every sighting, they always exude sparkling stardust. Its head looks more like a brightly colored moth than a butterfly, and its tail ends in what look like three peacock feathers.2 Despite their size, the Night Monarch is extremely stealthy, flying through the sky in almost complete silence.3

Habitat and ecology

As a herald, the Night Monarch goes wherever Desna commands and does not have a fixed habitat. Similarly, the star monarch's habitat is unknown. As an outsider, the Night Monarch is not a part of the natural order, though butterflies and moths seem to be attracted to it and accompany it in flight.4

Star monarchs

Longdreamer, a star monarch.

Believed to be the semi-divine offspring of the Night Monarch, star monarchs are a race of rare butterfly-like creatures. They resemble their progenitor in appearance but lack the Night Monarch's advanced intelligence. Most people on Golarion, and especially followers of Desna, consider seeing a star monarch to be a sign of good luck.4


  1. Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 284. Paizo Inc., 2014
  2. Stephen S. Greer, et al. “Bestiary” in Sins of the Saviors, 88. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 51. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stephen S. Greer, et al. “Bestiary” in Sins of the Saviors, 89. Paizo Inc., 2008