This article is about the entity. For the armour, see Pernix armour.
Pernix was an extremely powerful and mysterious Zarosian of the Second Age, who was dedicated to ranged combat. He was recruited by Nex after he challenged her to combat and impressed her with his agility and combat abilities. He never fell in battle and died as an old and respected man. The Pernix armour's appearance is based on the design of his armour.
"Pernix was a mystery, even to Nex. Their first encounter was at the steps of Viggora's sunken fortress, where Pernix openly challenged her to battle. He hoped to save his village if he beat her in combat. Pernix moved swiftly, jumping from parapet to parapet, firing his bow before moving, Nex had to run to keep up with her target - the first time she could recall that happening. A loose battlement caused Pernix to stumble, giving Nex the opportunity to strike, but he dodged her blow - again something that rarely happened to Nex. In admiration, Nex offered to take him under her wing. While Pernix spoke little, he had a keen eye for prey and would often return to camp with an enormous creature in tow." - Nex
"Pernix" is loosely translated from Latin as "Persistent, Preserving, Nimble, Brisk, Active, Agile, Quick, Swift, And Fleet"