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Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Nevermore, the Shadow Fiend
It is said that Nevermore the Shadow Fiend has the soul of a poet, and in fact he has thousands of them. Over the ages he has claimed the souls of poets, priests, emperors, beggars, slaves, philosophers, criminals and (naturally) heroes; no sort of soul escapes him. What he does with them is unknown. No one has ever peered into the Abysm whence Nevermore reaches out like an eel from among astral rocks. Does he devour them one after another? Does he mount them along the halls of an eldritch temple, or pickle the souls in necromantic brine? Is he merely a puppet, pushed through the dimensional rift by a demonic puppeteer? Such is his evil, so intense his aura of darkness, that no rational mind may penetrate it. Of course, if you really want to know where the stolen souls go, there's one sure way to find out: Add your soul to his collection. Or just wait for Nevermore.
Shadow Fiend
Associated With
Heroes Doom minimap icon.png Doom
Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon
Races Demons
Factions Court of Ristul
Places Abysm
Seven Hells
Characters Rix
  • Nevermore serves an unnamed master.[1]
  • Like other demons, Nevermore speaks Ozkavosh.[2]
  • Nevermore was perhaps once ruled by Lucifer, who kept him in a pit.[3]
  • Nevermore was once in service to Shadow Demon, possibly because of an unknown debt.[4]
  • Nevermore once consumed the souls of demons, which were so dark and filled with rage that it transformed him completely.[5]


In the story of Artifact, Nevermore was the only member present to speak for the Court of Ristul. A desperate Vhoul commander named Rix approached him and asked for power that would allow him to gain a great advantage in their struggle as they were already losing the war against the Bronze Legion.[6] A deal was struck between them and Rix's soul was claimed by Nevermore, turning him into a demonic version of himself, followed by his dead Vhoul comrades in Roseleaf being reanimated into the world of matter.[7]

Nevermore also has a flock of disciples who resemble his demonic genielike form. Just like their master, these followers carry out his work in striking deals with mortals, usually finding such work in places with conflict and desperation.[8]

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Shadow Fiend

Enemies killing Shadow Fiend



  1. Shadow Fiend response: ▶️ ▶️ No, Master! NOOOOOOOoooooo…
  2. Shadow Fiend response: ▶️ ▶️ Izh eyik hedoq.
  3. Shadow Fiend response: ▶️ ▶️ Ozh vo'wroth thok omoz, Lucifash.
  4. Shadow Fiend response: ▶️ ▶️ Vo'hadoq greesh. Sol icha Ozh!
  5. Demon Eater description.
  6. Artifact Card: The Oath
  7. Artifact Card: Relentless Zombie
  8. Artifact Card: Disciple of Nevermore