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Slark minimap icon.png Slark, the Nightcrawler
Little known to the inhabitants of the dry world, Dark Reef is a sunken prison where the worst of the sea-breed are sent for crimes against their fellows. It is a razor barbed warren full of murderous slithereen, treacherous Deep Ones, and sociopathic meranths. In this dim labyrinth, patrolled by eels and guarded by enormous anemones, only the vicious survive. Pitched into Dark Reef for crimes unknown, Slark spent half a lifetime without kin or kindness, trusting no one, surviving through a combination of stealth and ruthlessness, keeping his thoughts and his plans to himself. When the infamous Dark Reef Dozen plotted their ill-fated breakout, they kept their plans a perfect secret, murdering anyone who could have put the pieces together--but somehow Slark discovered their scheme and made a place for himself in it. Ten of the Dozen died in the escape attempt, and two were captured, hauled back to Dark Reef, then executed for the entertainment of their fellow inmates. But Slark, the unsung thirteenth, used the commotion as cover and slipped away, never to be caught. Now a furtive resident of the carnivorous mangrove scrub that grips the southern reach of Shadeshore, Slark remains the only successful escapee from Dark Reef.
Associated with
Heroes Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren
Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger
Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge
Races Slithereen
Factions Deep Ones
Dark Reef Dozen
Places Dark Reef
Gods Dark Ones
Species Daggerfish
Glow Conch
  • Slark is a Slithereen.[1]
  • Slark seems to despise fighting for the Nemesis Stones, even going so far as to say he would rather have stayed in Dark Reef.[2]
  • Slark is beholden to a Dark Pact, which he made with the Dark Ones.[3]
  • Slark once knew with another Slithereen who's doing hard time in Dark Reef.[4]
  • Slark may have once eaten another inmate at Dark Reef.[5]
  • Slark suffers from fin rot.[6]
  • Slark may have disguised himself as a shark when he escaped from Dark Reef.[7]
  • Slark has nightmares about being in an aquarium.[8]
  • Slark visits the hidden grottos of Crey, either as a gambler or as a fighter in the bloodsport arenas there.[9]
  • Slark has used the shell of a Umizar as armor.
  • Slark uses a daggerfish as a weapon.[10]
  • In prison, Slark didn't like being asked where he keeps his weapons.[11]
  • Slark kept hidden stashes before he entered Dark Reef prison. During that time, most of his stashes were looted, with the exception of a few.[12]
  • During his time in prison, Slark set new fashion trends by styling his fins into a mohawk.[13]
  • When Slark broke out, he stole several items from the prison warden, including a set of armor and a prized dagger.[14]
  • Slark knows Slithice. He is a fan of her singing, and likely received a dagger from her as a gift.[15][16]
  • Slark may have a special relationship with Traxex and Pudge.[17]

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Slark

Enemies killing Slark


  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r From shadows, one invites you to a deadly dance.


  1. Dark Pact description.
  2. Slark response: ▶️ If I'd known I'd end up here, I'd have stayed in Dark Reef Prison.
  3. Slark response: ▶️ By the Dark Pact.
  4. Slark response: ▶️ I knew a Slithereen just like you doing hard time in Dark Reef.
  5. Slark response: ▶️ Alone is best but sometimes you need mates. Worse comes to worst, you can always eat em.
  6. Slark response: ▶️ Oughta take care of this fin rot.
  7. Dark Reef Escape
  8. Slark response: ▶️ My worst nightmare. It's a dream I have. I'm in a square cell, glass walls, just me and a little castle. I'll take Dark Reef over that any time.
  9. Kindred of the Umizar Crawler description.
  10. Spanky the Daggerfish
  11. Slicer of the Depths description.
  12. Hydrakan Latch description.
  13. Fishy Frillhawk description.
  14. Deep Warden Haul Set description.
  15. Encore description.
  16. Slark response: ▶️ Don't listen to the critics, Naga, I love your voice.
  17. Dark Willow response: ▶️ How's Pudge and Slark doing?