Orcus, Demon-Lord of the Undead
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Domains: Chaos, Evil, Death, Destruction
Typical Worshipers: Monsters, Undead and Evil
Favored Weapons: Ornamental Heavy Mace
(spiked or skull-tipped)
Orcus is a demon prince, who, for some reason, has many human worshipers. He has a strange fascination with the will of men and their desire for power, possibly because it is this very flaw that causes them so frequently to seek that which he controls: power over death. He is the lord of all undead and he resides in the Abyss in his Palace of Bones surrounded by a legion of vampires and liches. Evil, ruination and wanton destruction are his only goals. He is most often depicted as a bloated ram-headed, bat-winged monstrosity with cloven-hooved goat legs. He wields the “wand of Orcus,” a legendary skull-tipped obsidian rod which is rumored to slay any living thing it touches. Though mostly worshiped by the monstrous races, the ranks of his human worshipers are swelling, as Orcus is very liberal with his grants of power. It is not uncommon
for Orcus to give relatively low-level priests command of vast numbers of undead to do his bidding. His symbol is either a demonic ram-headed skull (the most common), a representation of himself seated on his throne, or a depiction of his skulltipped wand. His priests favor heavy, dark hooded robes and ornamental maces stylized to represent his skull-tipped wand.