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Shamira
(Deity)
Titles The Ardent Dream, Princess of the Porphyry City
Home Harem of Ardent Dreams, Alushinyrra, Alinythia, the Midnight Isles, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Lost dreams
Seduction of the pure
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Charm, Evil, Nobility
Subdomains Demon, Leadership, Love, Lust
Favored Weapon Longbow
Symbol Upside-down ankh
Sacred Animal Cardinal
Sacred Colors Red, orange

Source: Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, pg(s). 39
Shamira
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar, fire)
CR 25
Environment Any (Abyss)
Alignment

Source: The Midnight Isles, pg(s). 74
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Shamira is a nascent demon lord who currently 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 most powerful of the succubi and incubi in the Midnight Isles, and ruler of the Midnight Isle of Alinythia and the Porphyry City of Alushinyrra.[2][3]

Background

Shamira's aim and portfolio is to entice pure souls to fall to their lustful desires; she is known to frequent the Material Plane in order to fulfil this goal. Sometimes, Shamira impersonates a priestess of a god of the Upper Planes to facilitate the seduction and its corruption of the goodly soul.[2]

Home

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 Abyss, 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.[3][4][5][6]

Appearance

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

Relationships

It is claimed, but sensibly never by Shamira herself, that only Shamira has ever successfully enticed Nocticula. Nevertheless, Nocticula and Shamira are lovers.[2] While much is made of her role as Nocticula's lover, she is also the closest thing she has to a rival and, as such, Nocticula always keeps a close watch on Shamira, while Shamira in turn subtly attempts 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), there is none in the Abyss who 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]

References