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Zagresh

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Zagresh
(Deity)
Titles The Destroyer
Home Volkorgoth, Maelstrom
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Death
Destruction
Disaster
Worshipers Orcs
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Death, Destruction, Evil
Subdomains Catastrophe, Demon, Murder, Undead
Favored Weapon Greatclub
Symbol Stack of severed heads
Sacred Animal Cave bear
Sacred Colors Black, green

Zagresh the Destroyer is said to be the eldest orc demigod, who represents their primal nature before they learnt the ways of technology and magic. A nihilist, Zagresh desires no glory nor power, fights only to survive, and lives only to destroy. Orcs who follow him not only kill their enemies, but reduce everything they have built to dust.[1][2]

Appearance

Zagresh is depicted as a savage orc with huge tusks, clad in the hide of large animals and wielding a greatclub. He rarely speaks, preferring to show his emotions through animalistic sounds. His roar echoes across the battlefield, terrifying enemies.[2]

Relationships

Zagresh is usually directed by other orc gods against those whom they seek to destroy, and Zagresh does not care for their intrigue as long as there are enemies for him to slaughter.[2]

Cults

Zagresh is especially popular among subterranean and savage orcs, who have little material wealth and revel in destroying others' creations, sometimes even their own as well. Even civilised orcs revere him as the god of violent death, which they all aspire to. Necromancers pay homage to him as god of undead, while others pray to him so the dead will not come back.[2]

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