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Title(s) The Undeniable
Home plane The Abyss
Power level Demon Lord
Alignment Chaotic evil
Portfolio Night
Domains Chaos, Evil, Healing, Luck, Plant
Superior None
Design details

Nocticula is the demon lord of the Night, in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Her realm, Darklight, is catalogued as the 72nd layer of the Abyss.[1] In Darklight, the shadows of good beings glow with a brilliant light, while the shadows of evil beings are patches of uttermost darkness.

Publication history[edit]

Nocticula was one of many demon lords that was mentioned only by name in a list in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

Nocticula received further details in third edition in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006).[1]


Nocticula is described in the apocryphal text Armies of the Abyss as often appearing as a voluptuous wild woman with dried mud between her toes and a feral look in her deep brown eyes. She prefers to travel naked or with minimal clothing, and paints simple circles and lines on her pale skin. Her form occasionally changes without warning, and a dim trail of light like that of the moon follows every movement she makes.


Nocticula's brother, Socothbenoth, is also her lover.

Other publishers[edit]

Nocticula appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Book of the Damned, Vol. 2: Lords of Chaos (2010), on page 21.[3]


  1. ^ a b Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ Jacobs, James. Book of the Damned, Vol. 2: Lords of Chaos (Paizo, 2010)

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