Nyx Assassin/Lore

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Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin
Deep in the Archive of Ultimyr, shelved between scholarly treatises on dragon cladistics and books of untranslatable spells, there is an ancient tome of entomological curiosities. Compiled by scholars, the book describes the telepathic talents of the zealot scarab, a strange species of social insect with abilities unique to all the seven planes.

Unlike most grubs of his colony, Nyx Assassin did not arise from metamorphosis with the plodding thoughts and blunted appendages common to the worker caste of his kind. For his was a special transformation, guided by the grace of Nyx. He was the chosen one, selected from the many and anointed with an extract of the queen goddess herself. Not all survive the dark blessing of the queen's chamber, but he emerged with a penetrating mind, and dagger-like claws–his razor sharp mandibles raking the air while his thoughts projected directly into the minds of those around him. Of all zealot scarabs, he alone was selected for the highest calling. After his metamorphosis, he was reborn, by grace of Nyx, with abilities which shaped him for one thing and one thing only: to kill in the name of his goddess.
Nyx Assassin
Associated with
Heroes:Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother
Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon
Lion minimap icon.png Lion
Races:Zealot Scarabs
Places:Ultimyr Archives
Hidden Hive
Hidden Ones
Artifacts:Sacred Orb
  • Nyx Assassin and zealot scarabs in general were described in a book from the Ultimyr Archives.
  • Nyx Assassin's carapace is made of chitin.[1]
  • Nyx Assassin lives in the Hidden Hive.[2]
  • Nyx Assassin can project his thoughts into those around him, as well as hear the thoughts of others. He uses this ability to hunt down nearby enemies, and to communicate.[3][4]
    • Nyx Assassin's thoughts enter the minds of others in a subtle manner.[5]
  • Among the zealot scarabs, the Nyx Assassins are considered a separate caste unto itself, and may be represented by more than one member at a time.
  • Black Arachnia has eaten several of Nyx Assassin's fellow zealot scarabs.[6]
  • Nyx Assassin has loathed Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon since his birth, for reasons unknown.[7] Likewise, it appears Abaddon has defeated previous emissaries sent by Nyx.[8]
  • According to Lanaya, the Hidden Ones are also interested in recruiting Nyx Assassin.[9]
  • Nyx Assassin does not accept bribes.[10]
  • Nyx Assassin believes that beings without armor or exoskeletons are not worthy to live.[11]
  • Nyx Assassin once burrowed so deep into the earth that he struck a vein of crystals, which soon coated his exoskeleton.[12]
  • Nyx Assassin may be the only scarab that wears armor over his carapace, as well as affix metallic claws into his chitin limbs.[13]
  • Nyx Assassin has a special, magic resistant carapace that was the result of seven seasons of molting, grown with the help of alchemical substances.[14]
  • Nyx Assassin sometimes imbues his claws with venom against a mysterious enemy, whose only weakness is that venom.[15]
  • Nyx Assassin has been given the Sacred Orb by Nyx, which amplifies his abilities to track targets.[16]
  • Nyx Assassin belongs to the sect of Kaktos.[17]
  • Nyx Assassin apparently exudes a pleasant smell, at least to Donte.[18]
  • Nyx Assassin lives in a hive embedded with crystals that enhance his powers.[19]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Nyx Assassin

Enemies killing Nyx Assassin



  1. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ On chitinous legs.
  2. Shell of the Hidden Hive description.
  3. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ Mmm, their thoughts draw me.
  4. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ My words enter the mind, but not the ear.
  5. Mind Piercer of the Predator description.
  6. Broodmother response: ▶️ Nyx Assassin, I've some of your cousins in my larder.
  7. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ I despised you since the birth of my whole entire caste.
  8. Abaddon response: ▶️ Another emissary of Nyx, crushed.
  9. Templar Assassin response: ▶️ If you ever tire of serving Nyx, the Hidden Ones would have you.
  10. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ Your bribes won't dissuade me.
  11. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ Armorless beings were not meant for life.
  12. Latticean Shards description.
  13. Pincers of the Chosen Larva description.
  14. Carapace of the Chosen Larva description.
  15. Sacred Orb Venom Claws description.
  16. Sacred Orb Carapace description.
  17. Sect of Kaktos
  18. Pangolier response: ▶️ I have never seen one like you before, Nyx. But you smell wonderful.
  19. Latticean Hierarchy description.