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Titles Prince of Undeath
Demon Lord of Necromancy and the Undead
Alignment Chaotic evil
Portfolio Undead
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Evil, Death, Magic
Favored Weapon heavy mace

Orcus (pronounced OHR-kuhs)[1] is the demon lord of the undead and those who practice vile necromancy.


Orcus has a fearsome appearance, though he certainly looks more human than some of the other demon lords like Dagon and Zevgavizeb. Orcus takes the shape of a fat humanoid with the head and cloven feet of a demonic ram, the wings of an enormous bat, and a tail ending in a stinger.[2]

Cult & Worshippers[]

Orcus is one of the demon lords with the most aggresive intentions for the Material Plane, but his influence on Golarion is relatively small. The only places where Orcus has any real cults (rather than the lone madmen who typically turn to demon worship) is in Geb and some of the isolated, backwater areas of shadowy Nidal. While his devout followers claim Orcus is merely biding his time before making some grand move on Golarion, a more realistic reason is intense competition with the more popular cults of Zura and Urgathoa. Orcus's Abyssal home is desolate Thanatos, an undead-haunted, ruined city where life is all but unknown.[2]


Major Demon Lords


Minor Demon Lords