Vault of Ten Thousand Deaths

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Vault of Ten Thousand Deaths
(Abyssal realm)

Huge trap-filled dungeon of iron and stone1
Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 17
The demonic rune of Andirifkhu.

The Vault of Ten Thousand Deaths is the Abyssal realm of the demon lord Andirifkhu. It is a vast, trap-filled dungeon, as large as a continent, rumored to be connected to many other dungeons in the multiverse.2

Some scholars believe that the Vault of Ten Thousand Deaths is in fact responsible for the preponderance of so-called death-trap dungeons across the Universe. This rumor of a connection to the Universe gives hope to those trapped in this realm that they might escape, and it is often the reason they explore further only to fall prey to more deadly traps.

However, this is not the realm's purpose. The Vault of Ten Thousand Deaths, like all layers of the Outer Rifts, is a malicious living thing that hungers to expand its fell influence ever deeper into the mortal plane. Where the vault touches the Universe, new dungeons squirm into existence to serve as deadly lures to foolhardy adventurers and inspire new generations of Andirifkhu's worshippers.3


  • Virax, the fortress of Bezilak the Silken Fang, which is hidden deep within the plane in a huge chamber4


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  1. James Jacobs. Demon Lords of Golarion” in Descent into Midnight, 56. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 10. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 16–17. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. James Jacobs. Demons Revisited, 21. Paizo Inc., 2013