|Titles|| Knight of the Laurels|
Sentinel of Dis
|Realm||Forked Pyre, Hanging Marches, Avernus, Hell|
|Areas of Concern|| Duty |
|Worshipers||Merciless knights, corrupt druids, evil centaurs, and hobgoblins|
|Cleric Alignments (1E)|
|Domains (1E)||Evil, Fire, Law, Plant|
|Subdomains (1E)||Ash, Devil, Growth, Slavery|
|Symbol||Avernus Claw (flaming pitchfork)|
|Sacred Colors||Red, yellow|
Source: Hell Unleashed, pg(s). 38ff.
(devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Source: Hell Unleashed, pg(s). 38
Furcas is an infernal duke said to know the secrets of fire and herbalism, both to create and destroy. A true knight of Hell, he is one of the greatest military commanders in the Great Beyond and sage of all things green and growing, and knows that a relentless will can, after aeons, turn the most delicate petal into a deadly weapon.
Furcas' demesne is the Hanging Marches, which lies on Hell's first layer, Avernus. His citadel, the Forked Pyre, straddles a cataract of lava and guards the hellmouth Voulgaz, the most frequently traveled route into the next layer, Dis. For aeons, Furcas has overseen his legions as they conduct people to Dis, and has defended it from countless celestial and protean incursions.
Furcas looks like a giant centaur whose body is covered in dark 'armor' made of parasitic cassytha-like growths home to countless toxic plants. His brow is crowned by laurels. The now deceased archdevil Typhon presented Furcas with a trident called the Avernus Claw that now serves as the infernal duke's unholy symbol.
As his domain lies within Avernus, Furcas is a servant of its ruler Barbatos. His loyalty to Barbatos grants him special prestige in the archdevil's service. He also maintains strong ties with Dis and its ruler Dispater.
Furcas is usually worshipped by evil knights, druids, centaurs and hobgoblins. Green dragons, graveknights and nature worshippers seeking ancient secrets occasionally ally with him. They conduct worship in castles and temples reclaimed by nature, preferably overgrown by forests or buried in volcanic ash. Victims are sacrificed to Furcas in a rite which involves a fast-growing plant pushing through them over several days.
Paizo published a major article about Furcas in Hell Unleashed 38ff.
For additional resources, see the Meta page.
- F. Wesley Schneider and Jerome Virnich. (2015). Hell Unleashed, p. 38. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-757-4
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Princes of Darkness, p. 6. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-189-3
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Princes of Darkness, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-189-3
- F. Wesley Schneider and Jerome Virnich. (2015). Hell Unleashed, p. 41. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-757-4
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lords of Hell: Barbatos. Kobold Quarterly 22, p. 9. Open Design, LLC.
- F. Wesley Schneider and Jerome Virnich. (2015). Hell Unleashed, p. 42. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-757-4
- Wikipedia:Furcas (real-world demon)