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For another meaning of "Nightwalker", please see Nightwalker.

Sykevers, usually called nightwalkers, are the most commonly encountered type of darvakka.12


Sykevers in action on the field of battle.

The sykever is a night-black giant with demonic features, including a huge pair of ram-like horns and arms that end in massive blades. A sykever is 20 feet tall and weighs 5,000 pounds.2


Sykevers lead armies of undead against the living. Unlike mortal generals, sykevers prefer to take part in battles rather than observing them from afar in safety, unless the battles are deemed by the sykever as self-destructive. This does not mean that the sykever never sacrifices its troops to gain a tactical advantage. Sykevers enjoy inflicting despair before death, particularly by destroying valued objects or murdering loved ones before finishing the foe off.2


  1. Jason Bulmahn, Jessica Catalan, et al. (2022). Book of the Dead, p. 83. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-401-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 201. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5