|Type||frost giant, primordial|
|Location||Bal-Kriav's Cube of Arcane|
Cari'phis is a frost giant primordial. Her body radiates such extreme cold that even those immune to normal cold are subject to the unholy cold emanating from her. She is the wife of Thyrm, and as such often referred to as the Ice Queen. Before she met Thyrm, she served Piranoth on the worlds of Piranoths Steps. While helping shape the world Ice Wastes, she was exposed to the same dark threads that were seeping throughout Piranoths Steps. By the time, she was captured by Covenant forces, her body had completely changed from that of a frost giant to something akin to a demonic abomination.
In the Creation War, she battled the forces under Danzar-Khâl across the continent Gorejun She was so powerful, some say a match for the Nine Tongue Worm, that it required a crack force of near-divine heroes. After being captured by the Golden Seven, Ares was put in charge of taking her to the prison continent Denerra. Instead of this, and for personal reasons, Ares took it upon himself to have her dumped into Bal-Kriav's Cube of Arcane. He claims it was an accident, and that the magical net holding her broke apart from being too close to the Cube's energies. Ares was investigated, Loki a fellow Covenant general is said to have quipped:
So you took her over the Cube on your way to Denerra, and instead of going around it? Oh Ares, we need to get together sometime and have drinks.
-Loki, at a court hearing against Ares - "The Cube Incident"
On 14 Brightstar 8588 DE, Ares "accidentally" dropped Cari'phis into the Cube of Arcane. Greatly angered by this incident, Thyrm became an eternal enemy of Ares. It is unknown if Cari'phis died from falling into the Cube. When Crimson Eye made a foray into the lands of Igas, they came across elite Artaxertus soldiers with her symbol emblazoned on their armor and shields. Whether this is Thyrm keeping the memory of her alive or that she has a cult following has yet to be determined.
Some have speculated that the changing nature of Ice Cap may have come about from Cari'phis being dumped in the Cube. The dark blue ice expansion into this region from the direction of the Cube started about three centuries after she disappeared into the Cube, so the theories may have some basis.