Perimal Darkling is the Ancient Enemy of the Kencyrath and their Three-Faced God.

Some thirty thousand years ago, the entity known as Perimal Darkling began to engulf and devour the first of a series of parallel worlds called the Chain of Creation. Opposing it was the Three-Faced God, a triune deity uniting the forces of creation, preservation, and destruction. That the Three-Faced God was responsible for making the Chain of Creation out of the unformed chaos of Perimal Darkling has been suggested by the Caineron matriarch, Catilla, which may explain the action of Perimal Darkling as simply attempting to re-absorb the Chain of Creation again.


  1. God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 1: Out of the Haunted Lands" — "made them one against the enemy from outside, Perimal Darkling, Father of Shadows."
  2. "Jamethiel's Lament"
  3. 3.0 3.1 God Stalk, Book III: Shroud of Days, "Chapter 14: Untempling of the Gods" — " 'champion of God against the ancient enemy, Perimal Darkling, Devourer of Worlds. […] he withdrew his loyalty from your divine monstrosity and gave it instead to the Lord of Shadows.' "

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