A spyfly was a mechnical insect designed to spy on someone and then return with information. They had clockwork mechanisms worked by evil spirits. The spyfly will not stop as long as the spirit is inside, and upon release, the spirit will kill the first person it can.[1]


Pantalaimon spyfly

Pantalaimon hissing at the spyfly sent to find Lyra

Marisa Coulter sent two spyflies to locate Lyra after she ran away from her home.[1] Farder Coram managed to capture one and Lyra kept it in a box, later using it to trick Mrs Coulter.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Northern Lights, chapter 9

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