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Nyrid is a Wizard who is impersonating Purnisc and holding him prisoner. He can be found in Purnisc's House in Copperlane during His Old Self.

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Wearing Purnisc's skin
Biography and appearance
Game Pillars of Eternity
Gender Male
Class Wizard
Location Purnisc's House (Copperlane)
Quests His Old Self



Nyrid is a Wizard who was sent by Purnisc's svef supplier to make up the lost copper after Purnisc failed to turn over part of the supplier's share. Nyrid locked Purnisc in the upstairs storeroom and tortured him for days. He then magically changed into Punisc's form and impersonated him.


This character is a merchant. Sells: Svef
This character is involved in quests.

His Old Self


  • His Old Self: During this quest, Nyrid can be found in Purnisc's House in Copperlane, just north of the market. He will be impersonating Purnisc when you first arrive. You can buy svef from him or discover who he really is. He will also reveal himself if the player says anything aggressive or attacks him. After discovering who he really is, the player can make a deal to kill Purnisc on his behalf, which will earn you a discount on svef. The player can also choose to fight them and after the fight is over, Nyrid can either be killed or put in your Stronghold's Dungeons, if they have been built. After some time, a distant relative might offer 700 gold pieces for his release. He will not drop his loot if put in the dungeons, even after Patch 3.03 (July 2016). He is a wizard, surrounded by six mercenaries (some fighters and some rogues), with an additional mercenary in another room. This encounter can present a challenge for lower level players.