Zagresh the Destroyer is said to be the eldest orc demigod,[DSA]1 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.23
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.3
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, to which they all aspire. Necromancers pay homage to him as god of undead, while others pray to him so the dead will not come back.3
- This deity has been assumed to have demigod status solely due to their ability to grant their clerics access to four domains in Pathfinder First Edition rather than the five domains a full deity would grant, as per Planar Adventures 70. If this assumption and derivation is either verified or contradicted, this page and its categories should be updated, adding the authoritative source as a reference.
- Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). "Other Deities". Inner Sea Gods, p. 187. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
- Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, and David Schwartz. (2014). "Adventuring in Belkzen". Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, p. 31. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-710-9