Duke Orcus the Necromancer was the commander of the Third Legion in the army of Zaros, and one of the twelve Chthonian dukes given to Zaros by Hostilius.[1]


  • Orcus features in Mod Jack's comic The Empty Throne as being present during Zamorak's betrayal. He is depicted as a very tall, concealed creature.
  • Orcus translates to "death" or "underworld" in Latin, the real-world language from which the infernal language is derived. In Roman mythology, Orcus was the god of the Underworld.
  • Mod Jack suggested on Twitter that Nechryael are the spawn of Duke Orcus.[2]


  1. ^ Mod Rowley. "Ancient Combat FAQ." 28 May 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Jack's Twitter account. 23 June 2014. Mod Jack: "In my system the Nechryael are definitely Chthonians. I have them specifically as the spawn of Orcus. That's not canon yet though."