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The Nightripper
Titles Riktus Scroon (former name), The Promise of Pain
Home The dungeons of Lamashtu's palace, Kurnugia, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Botched executions
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Darkness, Evil, Strength
Subdomains Demon, Ferocity, Loss, Murder
Favored Weapon Bastard sword
Symbol Knife-fingered bone hand wrapped in a black cloth strap
Sacred Animal Trap-door spider
Sacred Colors Black, red

Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 38
The Nightripper
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR 24
Environment Kurnugia

Source: Inner Sea Bestiary, pg(s). 34

The Nightripper is a nascent demon lord and the demon goddess Lamashtu's favorite torturer and assassin. He makes his home in the dungeons of his mistress' palace on the Abyssal realm of Kurnugia, and began his life as mass-murderer Riktus Scroon in the Inner Sea region of Golarion. After claiming to have killed 953 men, women, and children with his bloody knives, and surviving multiple botched executions, he finally died and his soul made its way to the Abyss. There he maintained the memories of his former life, possibly because his natural inclinations were already so close to the ethos of the plane on which he found himself, and these memories are written in the Book of the Damned.[1][2]

The Nightripper's unholy symbol is a skeletal hand with knives instead of fingers, often wrapped in black cloth.[1]


The Nightripper still appears in human form, but as a hideously twisted and burnt human with bloody, black bandages wrapped around the wounds. He is armed with a bastard sword sharpened like a razor.[1]

Cult and worshipers

Nightripper has a dedicated following of deranged orcs who seek to emulate his bloody rampage across the Inner Sea area. Each of these worshippers is a loner who seeks to gain the attention of their demonic patron by attempting to outdo his appallingly high murder count. So far, not one of these psychotic followers has even come close to achieving this, but amongst the orcs there is a rumour of a terrible ascension awaiting the first orc to succeed. This rumour serves to draw more worshippers from amongst the power hungry and bloodthirsty orcs.[3]