Orcus  1ORCUS, DEMON PRINCE OF THE UNDEAD, is one of the most
powerful demons in the Abyss—powerful enough to threaten
gods. He commands legions of followers, living and dead, and
cults dedicated to him are terrifyingly widespread in the natural

Orcus finds amusement in the suffering and anguish of the
living and satisfaction only when he drinks their blood. Most
living things enrage him by their mere presence, and Orcus
permits only undead to be near him; even his demon servitors
are undead. He has destroyed hundreds of mighty heroes and
laid waste to countless kingdoms.

Orcus is a foul and corpulent humanoid creature who has
powerful goat legs and a desiccated head similar to that of a
ram. His great black wings stir up a reeking cloud of diseased
air. He seems somewhere between life and undeath—his soreridden body suggests diseased life,
but his head and glowing red eyes suggest undeath. His thick, spiny tail is in constant motion.

Orcus carries a heavy mace tipped with an enormous
skull. Known as the Wand of Orcus, this weapon transforms
those it slays into undead horrors. Its shaft is smooth obsidian
studded with blood rubies.
Dead creatures respond to the presence of Orcus, even
without his command. Skeletal arms claw up from the ground
where he walks and grab at the feet of his foes. Spirits fill the
air with a ghostly chorus.


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