Born: Unknown 
Died: Faded to the stars in 1132

Nepherus was a high-ranking Senpet sahir.

The Selqet Edit

Nepherus 2


He was Astrologer and High Advisor to the Pharaoh, Hensatti. He was along with General Abresax at the head of an army thad defeated the Scorpion Clan in their exile in the Burning Sands in 1130, and he thought he recognized the Senpet deity Selqet in the person of Bayushi Kachiko. Abresax took her with them, while ordered the rest of the Scorpion sent to work in gold mines. [1] Nepherus feared the return of the Selqet signaled the beginning of dark times and watched the stars for an omen of the future. [2]

Ambassador Edit

He was appointed as the Senpet ambassador to Medinaat al-Salaam [3] when the rulership of the city, the Caliph Hanan Talibah, made an alliance with his Empire. [4] He was a friend and benefactor of the acting city governor of the Jewel, Keseth, who relied heavily upon his counsel. [5]

Refugeeing Keseth Edit

In 1132 Nepherus was secluded out of the Jewel, when Mendi-Duad, an Ashalan priest, arrived carrying a wounded Keseth. [6] Nepherus gave his student and friend shelter. [7]

Black Heart Edit

Nepherus discovers the Black Heart

Nepherus discovers the Black Heart

Nepherus recognized an Ivory Box his student had with him. It was the Black Heart of the Caliph, that fueled so many of the city's evils for so long, her source of power. [8] Keseth somehow was overcome by the Caliph's will and was ordered to attack his friend. [9] Nepherus managed to defeat Keseth, and realized a dark influence was driven his former student. He recognized the wicked Book of the Dead, which was already draining Keseth's life, and used his magic to dispel the black sorcery. [10]

Dawnfall of the Caliph Edit

During the events surrounding the Awakening in 1132 [11] the adopter daughter of the Old Man of the Mountain, Adira, stormed the palace of the Immortal Caliph and defeated her with the aid of the Yufet Alliance, [12] after Keseth destroyed her Black Heart. [13] With Talibah's death, Keseth governed Medinaat al-Salaam for a time, [14] until he passed the government to Adira, who took the Caliph position for her own. [12] The Reu Nu Pert Em Hru, the Book of the Dead, remained in Nepheru's hands, to be never again opened. [15]

Celestial Alliance Edit

Nepherus joined the Celestial Alliance in their fight against the Jinn Lord, Kaleel and his legion after they roamed again the Burning Sands when they were freed during the Awakening. [16]

Citadel Assaulted Edit

An ebonite member of the Alliance, Pashal, had found the Sayel Blade, which Kaleel was eager to have. Pashal was attacked inside the Citadel of the Alliance by the jackal Monkey Man and Fatima. Only the appearance of the Quest, Lurza, avoided his death. The Citadel was assaulted by the Kaleel's Legion, and his general Ajbar killed Judgment. Pashal used the Crossroads to make a counterattack within the jinn's citadel. The events there led in the arrival of The Quest, who devoured Kaleel and his legion, and the travel of the Shadow-Jinn to the stars alongside Khayel. [16]

Faded to the Stars Edit

After Kaleel and his legion were defeated, Lurza told another sacrifice had to be made, and faded. The members of the Alliance began to have their forms dissolving as light to join their champion in the heavens. There the Alliance would fight his last battle against Sayel, in a place he could not harm the world. Nepherus faded to the stars with a smile. [16] A seventh star appeared in the sky, as recognition of their sacrifice. [17] It was called the Morning Star. [16]

Death Edit

In the stars every Alliance member died in the fight or was devoured by the Khayel. [18]

External Links Edit


  1. The Tale of the Robber and the Caliph (Rulebook Story, LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant), by Patrick Kapera
  2. Nepherus (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  3. Nepherus (LBS - The Awakening boxtext)
  4. LBS - The Rise of the Caliph, by Patrick Kapera
  5. Keseth (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  6. Mendi-duad (LBS- Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  7. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 202
  8. The Black Heart (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  9. Khadi Command (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  10. Unbound (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  11. Secrets of the Unicorn, p. 81
  12. 12.0 12.1 The End of Age
  13. Ceremony of the Black Heart (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  14. Keseth (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  15. Nepherus Exp (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Slaves of Mortals, Part II, by Patrick Kapera
  17. The Night of the Seventh Stars (LBS - Black Hand, Black Heart)
  18. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 132

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