Orus
Orus
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Diety
Titles: The Dark Father, Death
Home: ????
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Portfolio: Death, Underworld, Earth, Wealth
Worshipers: Assassins, Rogues, Murderers
Cleric Alignments: CE, LE, NE
Domains: Ancestors, Death, Earth, Evil Repose
Blessings: Death, Earth, Evil Repose
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Symbol: A Black Ram
Sacred Animal: Rams
Sacred Colors: Black

Orus the god of death and wealth, While his brother Avasir and Niece Schala rule the sky and the sea respectively, Orus is the ruler of the underworld and has some control over the earth as well.

Dogma

Unlike some deities whose portfolio includes death, Orus is not particularly malicious or hateful toward the mortals whose souls come to his realm. Death, he teaches, is the lot of all mortals, the thing that sets them apart from deities, and it must be accepted even if it brings grief. As the god of death, he abhors the undead and considers them a perversion.

History

Depictions

appears as a large, powerfully muscled man with gray skin. He has a bushy black beard and black eyes, and he wears gold jewelry symbolizing his control over wealth.

Divine Intervention

Orus recently with the help of Pennsilia, Yarnos and a few mortals prevented Mal from escaping his prison.

Divine Servants

Holly Dhatri is the current Saint of Orus.

Church of Orus

Orus’s clerics tend to share their patron’s dour, gloomy demeanor. Dressed in black, they officiate at funerals and annual rites in honor of departed ancestors. In contrast to most festivals, these are solemn affairs.

Worshipers and Clergy

Orus’s clerics tend to share their patron’s dour, gloomy demeanor. Dressed in black, they officiate at funerals and annual rites in honor of departed ancestors. In contrast to most Aldium festivals, these are solemn affairs.

His followers view the undead with hatred and consider them a great abomination. Orusian view putting the undead to rest as a holy duty. The creation of undead is outlawed, save for mummies, and commanding undead rather than destroying them is deeply frowned upon as well.

Temples and Shrines

Temples to Orus are usually built underground, in caves, or at least sunken so their floors are below ground level. They tend to be dark and windowless, creating an atmosphere of gloom reminiscent of the underworld’s darkness.

Holy Texts

Book of the Dead
This book contains the funeral rites and rituals to prepare the soul and body for afterlife.

Holidays

The various churches celebrate Day of the Dead on the 1st day of the 11th month.

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