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Not to be confused with Vanthir.
Faction/Affiliation Venthyr Covenant, Court of Harvesters, The Avowed, Ember Court
Character classes Hopebreaker
Racial capital Castle Nathria
Racial leader(s) IconSmall Renathal.gif Prince Renathal
IconSmall Venthyr Male.gif IconSmall Venthyr Female.gif Court of Harvesters
  Formerly  Sire Denathrius
Area(s) Revendreth, Shadowlands

The venthyr of Revendreth are vampiric punishers of the unworthy, charged with rehabilitating the sinful souls sent to them by the Arbiter. Souls who are successfully rehabilitated can then choose to be sent to another realm to serve for eternity, or become a venthyr themselves and continue the cycle as an instrument of repentance.

The venthyr were created by Sire Denathrius in his own likeness. The first of them, Prince Renathal,[1] and other members of the original Court of Harvesters such as the Curator and the first Harvester of Wrath were willed into being by Denathrius.[2] Later venthyr—the first of which was the Stonewright[3]—were (and are) created from redeemed souls who are given a new name and taught the ways of Revendreth by a venthyr, who endorse and sire them in turn.[4] Their original names are still very important to them, for they could potentially let someone find their sinstones and compel the venthyr to their will.[5] A venthyr is unable to act directly against someone with their sinstone.[6]

Venthyr find exposure to the Light extremely painful. If a venthyr is exposed to the Light for too long, they're driven mad and eventually becomes an ash ghoul. The only preventative remedy after too much exposure is to quickly find a dark spot and to consume the anima that venthyr extract, referred to as liquid shadows.[7] It is noted to taste bad to the dredgers. The Light is not normally lethal to venthyr, but if focused through mirrors, depending on the amount of concentrated Light a venthyr can be trapped in one spot, torturously unable to move, all the way up to instantly bursting into a cloud of ash.

The Venthyr Covenant is one of the four covenants ruling over the Shadowlands.[8]


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Denathrius, the creator of the venthyr.

The venthyr have a good thing going. They lord over Revendreth's castles and ceaseless twilight while arrogant souls are delivered to their tables. The harvesters' otherworldly punishments strip the pride from their thralls, sparing them an even worse fate: eternal torment in the Maw.

But souls thus drained can't just leave Revendreth for a better place. They have years of penance to slog through while they reflect on the precarity of their afterlives. And, after eons of service, the venthyr are increasingly ruled by their decadence and pride. The very purpose of the plane may be flawed… and those who were once accusers have become gluttonous and corrupt.

Revendreth must always have a master, and rumor suggests that Denathrius, foremost among the venthyr, may no longer be fit for the role. Crowning a new Sire could return the plane to its former glory… or leave Revendreth mired in the same decadence and sin it is charged with cleansing.[9]

The venthyr are aristocratic overseers of souls burdened with excessive pride and wickedness. They guide troubled souls upon the rigorous path to atonement, harvesting anima to keep their realm strong.[10]


Redelav District
Chalice District
Old Gate

Venthyr quartermasters

Venthyr Covenant
Ember Court
Court of Harvesters
The Avowed

Notes and trivia

  • Venthyr are mentioned to commonly have allergic reactions to garlic,[11] a play on the folkloric belief that vampires hate garlic.
  • No venthyr document is official until it's excessively ornate.[12]
  • Amongst the venthyr, superstition is considered a vice rather than a sin.[13]
  • Madame Iza and Duke Horas are the only two venthyr that refer to the player as "food".
  • Some venthyr write poems.[14]


  • The appearance and themes of the venthyr seem mainly inspired by Dracula and its adaptations.
  • The name "venthyr" is similar to the Ventrue, a prominent vampire clan from Vampire: The Masquerade. It's also similar to a number of Eastern European names for vampires or vampire-like creatures, such as Dhamphir.
  • Specific Venthyr that are references to real-world vampire myths or franchises that have been noticed by the editors are:
  • Some of the male venthyr NPCs are voiced by Simon Templeman, who is known for his role as Kain, a vampire antihero in the video game series Legacy of Kain.