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Titles The Destroyer
Realm Volkorgoth, Maelstrom
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Death
Worshipers Orcs
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Chaos, Death, Destruction, Evil
Subdomains (1E) Catastrophe, Demon, Murder, Undead
Favored Weapon Greatclub
Symbol Stack of severed heads
Sacred Animal Cave bear
Sacred Colors Black, green

Source: Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, pg(s). 31

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.[2][3]


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 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.[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]


  1. 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.
  2. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 187. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, and David Schwartz. (2014). Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, p. 31. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-710-9