|Titles|| Prince of Undeath|
Demon Lord of Necromancy and the Undead
|Home||Uligor†, the Abyss|
|Worshipers||derros, necromancers, powerful undead (especially liches or mummies), thanatotic titans|
|Domains||Chaos, Death, Evil, Magic|
|Subdomains||Demon, Divine, Murder, Undead|
|Favored Weapon||heavy mace|
Orcus (pronounced OHR-kuhs) is the demon lord of the undead and those who practise vile necromancy. He is a major object of worship throughout the Material Plane, yet has a relatively small following on Golarion.
Orcus has a fearsome appearance, though he certainly looks more human than some of the other demon lords like Dagon and Zevgavizeb. Orcus takes the shape of a fat humanoid with the head and cloven feet of a demonic ram, the wings of a an enormous bat, and a tail ending in a stinger. Orcus wields his infamous heavy mace called the Wand of Orcus.
Cult and worshipers
Orcus is one of the demon lords with the most aggressive intentions on the Material Plane, but his influence on Golarion is relatively small. The only places where Orcus has any real cults (rather than the lone madmen who typically turn to demon worship) is in Geb, and some of the isolated, backwater areas of shadowy Nidal. While his devout followers claim Orcus is merely biding his time before making some grand move on Golarion, a more realistic reason is intense competition with the more popular cults of Zura, Kabriri, and Urgathoa.
- Wikipedia:Orcus (real-world deity)
- Wikipedia:Orcus (Dungeons & Dragons) (Dungeons & Dragons character)
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 232. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
- ↑ James Jacobs & Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4