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1 1  {{cbox name="Orcus" align="right" width="55%" maxwidth="750px" textflow="true"}}
2 2  {{thumbnail image="Orcus Prince of Greed Revised.png" width=100%/}}
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7 7  = Orcus =
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9 -Orcus is a primordial demon generally considered the most powerful and dangerous of the arch-demons, though its claim to that position is constantly challenged by The Glabrezu and Odontaspis. It maintains command over 75 Layers of The Abyss and while this isn't the most of any Overlord (Odontaspis holds that record with 78 Layers), Orcus' titles within Infernum are generally considered worth what would amount to five to ten layers of Abyss, in terms of overall power. It usually commands just over 9,000 Lesser demons, though the number varies depending on how many Tulgan exist at any particular time. It also indirectly commands an additional 13 Packs of Hell Hounds who act as the guards of the Treasury of Hell and an additional 13 Packs who act as its personal guard; while these additional demons aren't great in number, Hell Hounds are generally thought to be the most potent and dangerous of all Lesser Demons.
9 +Orcus is a primordial demon generally considered the most powerful and dangerous of the arch-demons, though its claim to that position is constantly challenged by The Glabrezu and Odontaspis. It maintains command over 75 Layers of The Abyss; while this isn't the most of any Overlord (Odontaspis holds that record with 78 Layers), Orcus' titles within Infernum are generally considered worth what would amount to five to ten layers of Abyss, in terms of overall power. It usually commands just over 18,000 demons, though the number varies depending on how many Tulgan exist at any particular time, including large legions of Hell Hounds and Ghaunts, serving it in its position as Cursed Treasurer of Hell.
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11 11  == Overlord and Prince of Greed ==
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13 -Orcus is the ruler of the Pit of Greed within The Abyss in the strongest hold of all Princes, holding 41 Layers within Greed, only matched by Gilrandree's hold of 41 Layers of Slaughter. While it is well-known that Odontaspis (who is, in no way, allied with Orcus) wants Greed for itself and Orcus wants Treachery back from Odontaspis (who captured it from Orcus), neither has been able to establish itself to the point it is safe to risk an attack.
13 +Orcus is the ruler of the Pit of Greed within The Abyss in the strongest hold of all Princes, holding 41 Layers within Greed, only matched by Gilrandree's hold of 41 Layers of Slaughter. While it is well-known that Odontaspis (who is, in no way, allied with Orcus) wants Greed for itself and Orcus wants Treachery back from Odontaspis (who captured it from Orcus on its rise to power), neither has been able to establish itself to the point it is safe to risk an attack.
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15 15  Making Orcus' hold on Greed stronger is Mammon's Baronship within Greed; Mammon and Orcus are closely allied, and many consider the 8 Layers Mammon holds as a virtual extension of Orcus' hold on Greed.
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43 43  = Appearance =
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45 -Orcus appears as a large, obese creature with legs ending in cloven hooves, a long tail, and two goat-like heads. Large leathern wings sprout from its back, with its body covered in a course hair, particularly on its lower torso. Since it was cursed with the title of Treasurer of Hell, its horns have become solid gold and its throne room is resplendent with gold, a solid gold throne as its centerpiece. Overall, it is a relatively traditional demon, though the presence of two heads stands out somewhat.
45 +Orcus appears as a large, obese creature with legs ending in cloven hooves, a long tail, and two goat-like heads. Large leathern wings sprout from its back, with its body covered in a course hair, particularly on its lower torso. Since it was cursed with the title of Treasurer of Hell, its horns have become solid gold and its throne room is resplendent with the metal, a solid gold throne as its centerpiece. Overall, it is a relatively traditional demon, though the presence of two heads stands out somewhat.
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47 47  = Personality =
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49 -Orcus is among the least pleasant of the demons, either when dealing with mortals or other demons. While it is true that all demons, especially Arch-Demons, really place their own needs over everyone else's, this is especially obvious with Orcus. It appears to lack the comprehension of accepting a short-term loss for long-term gain, with its immediate greed for power overriding all other desires.
49 +Orcus is among the least pleasant of the demons, either when dealing with mortals or other demons. While it is true that all demons, especially Arch-Demons, place their own needs over everyone else's, this is especially obvious with Orcus. It appears to lack the comprehension of accepting a short-term loss for long-term gain, with its immediate greed for power overriding all other desires.
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51 51  In many ways, it is the opposite of Odontaspis; The Snake is known to treat its demons very well, while Orcus is abusive to any demon who answers to it, more so than any other of the more powerful of demons. The end result is that its force is likely less loyal than just about any other: while its demons fought for it in the battle against Odontaspis, it is largely believed they did so only to the least amount as required by their oaths.
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63 63  Orcus' approach to its attendant demons is somewhat unique among the Arch-Demons: It does not recruit them from other demons at all, but rather captures mortals, either live or recently sacrificed directly to it, and enslaves their souls as its personal attending demons. While most Attendant Demons have either always been demons or voluntarily taken on the role, this is not true for the Tulgan, virtually none of which actually want to be demons.
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65 -The Tulgan serve Orcus directly, basically attending to its needs however it sees fit. They are not divided into proper Legions, but rather serve it in a largely chaotic, ad hoc way. At any given time, the number of Tulgan varies greatly, but usually around 400 exist. It simply commands them to do its wishes, punishing or destroying them as it sees fit should they disappoint the demon. In fact, a sizable portion of Orcus' diet consists of consuming his own Attendant Demons, at times making up his entire food supply. This is virtually unheard of among the other Arch-Demons, and nearly the opposite of Odontaspis' treatment of its demons.
65 +The Tulgan serve Orcus directly, basically attending to its needs however it sees fit. They are not divided into proper Legions, but rather serve it in a largely chaotic, ad hoc way. At any given time, the number of Tulgan varies greatly, but usually around 4000 exist. It simply commands them to do its wishes, punishing or destroying them as it sees fit should they disappoint the demon. In fact, a sizable portion of Orcus' diet consists of consuming his own Attendant Demons, at times making up his entire food supply. This is virtually unheard of among the other Arch-Demons, and nearly the opposite of Odontaspis' treatment of its demons.
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67 -{{cbox name="The Uhrag Demons" align="right" textflow="true"}}
68 -{{thumbnail image="Urrhahn Demon.png" width=100%/}}
67 +{{cbox name="The Ogre Demons" align="right" textflow="true"}}
68 +{{thumbnail image="Ogre Demon.png" width=100%/}}
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71 71  = The Pit of Greed =
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73 73  == The Pit Demons of Greed ==
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75 -The resident demons of the Pit of Greed are the Urrhahn, large creatures with a generally canine appearance. Within the Layers which Orcus personally commands, most of the Uhrag are formed from the Tulgan who please Orcus and are rewarded with a position far less likely to find themselves destroyed out of disapproval. None the less, the Legions of Urrhahn who answer to Orcus are among the most unhappy of demons, constantly mistreated by their master, abused and ignored, discarded when they show the least sign of being less useful.
75 +The resident demons of the Pit of Greed are the Ogre, large humanoid creatures with overgrown lower canines and large, reverse angles horns on their heads. Their flesh is generally unnaturally colored, in variations of red and greens most commonly. They are usually closely related to Orcus in terms of their personalities: fiercely greedy for power, flesh, or anything which they desire, rarely considering long-term impacts of immediate greed.
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