Nihal, sometimes called the Serpent Star,[1] was a star-like Elder Evil[2] from the Far Realm who had taken a place among stars of Realmspace. Unlike normal stars, Nihal didn't have a fixed place in the sky but instead danced and wavered across Realmspace.[3]

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Nihal was a red star,[3] although some stargarzers said that Nihal's light was green. Nihal was actually a tear in reality composed of an infinite swarming mass of maggots and worms.[4]


Nihal, and the other Far Realm-infested stars of Realmspace, were somehow related to the Eldest.[3]

Nihal writhed around the position it should hold in the sky,[3][5] and because of that it was called the Serpent Star.[1] Sometimes Nihal sent its agents to Toril, the Serpents of Nihal, to feed on living things so Nihal could sate its hunger.[1] Some scholars believed Nihal was the brother of another elder evil, Kyuss, or even the same being observed from two different points in time.[4]

Nihal was one of the stars the warlock Japheth Donard sought out in 1396 DR, after having lost his pact with the archfey Neifion.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 186. ISBN 0786954902.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 179. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bruce R. Cordell (2009). City of Torment. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-07869-5184-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bruce R. Cordell (September 2011). “Class Acts — Warlock: Strange Constellations”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #403 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell (August 2008). “Wish Upon a Star”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #366 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18.


The SunThe SunAnadiaAnadiaColiarColiarTorilTorilKarpriKarpriChandosChandosGlythGlythGardenGardenH'CathaH'CathaRealmspace-2e-crop
The sunAnadiaColiarToril/Abeir (SelûneTears of Selûne)KarpriChandosGlythGardenH'Catha
Comets: K'ThoutekKing-Killer Star
Nebulae: Galleon NebulaColor Spray Nebula
Far Realm-infested stars: AcamarCaiphonDelbanGibbethHadarKhiradNihalZhudun
Other astronomical bodies: Caer WindlauerSkull of the VoidSargassos