Nyx is the queen of the zealot scarabs, worshiped by her race as a goddess. Like other zealot scarabs, she is telepathic, even more so than her lesser kin. She resides in a special chamber, possibly within the Hidden Hive. Nyx may have some knowledge of alchemy, using special chemicals to help the current Nyx Assassin grow magic-resistant shell.
As queen, Nyx secretes a special substance that causes young grubs to metamorphose into unique morphologies. With this substance, she selects a single grub, and triggers a transformation that causes the grub to develop into a Nyx Assassin. Not all grubs survive this process. Once an assassin matures, he is sent out into the world to kill in the name of his goddess. Nyx's personal motivations behind these assassinations, and how she chooses her targets, is unknown. The blessings of the queen often imbue her assassins with strange new energies.
- Nyx is the Greek goddess of the night.