Agatheron's Points of Light
One of the most powerful Demon Princes in the Abyss, Orcus is the Lord of Undeath and a name that strikes fear into the hearts of mortals and immortals alike. It is thought that Orcus, like his fellow Demon Princes, was originally counted among the primordials in the Elemental Chaos. Yet when the Abyss was created, he was quickly and willingly consumed by its evil, becoming amongst the first of the demons.
Orcus is particularly dangerous, as he continues to scheme against the Raven Queen, seeking ways to usurp her throne and become the god of death himself. Yet such a prospect is too horrible to imagine. The Raven Queen shepherds and protects the dead, whereas Orcus would use the very power of death against the cosmos itself, as all who die would become his undead minions. Like all demons Orcus seeks not to enslave or rule as an end to itself, but to use it simply as a means to destroy and annihilate the created order.