Prophecy: Gruumsh



Gruumsh is the patron of the orcs and is also associated with
war the acquisition of territory and a deep and abiding hatred of


Chaotic Evil


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Gruumsh demands that his followers be strong, that they cull the
weak from their numbers, and that they take all the territory
Gruumsh things is rightfully theirs (which is almost everything).
He tolerates no sign of friendliness from his people. Unceasing
warfare is his creed, though Gruumsh does not object to simple
colonization if that can be arranged.

Gruumsh dislikes everything that is not an orc or of orcish
make, and he feels particularly spiteful toward elves (over the
matter of his eye). He feels equal malice toward dwarves, who
contested with the orcs for control of the mountains and won; a
state of affairs Gruumsh regards as strictly temporary.

Church Description

Gruumsh’s clerics striveto become the war leaders of their
communities or the key advisors to those leaders. They also see to
the culling of the week andd unfit.

Church Structure

A temple or shrine to Gruumsh lies at the heart of nearly every
orc community. They tend to be oppressive places full of acrid
smoke and the stench of blood. Temples and larger shrines
invariably have holding cells where sacrifies to Gruumsh are kept,
and many feature gladitorial areas as well.



Holy Days


God’s View of the Church


Preferred Weapon


Holy Orders

Clerics of the Universal Church

The Order



Spell Preparation Time


Holy Warriors: Paladins of the Universal Church

The Order


Additional Class Skills

Domains & Gift of the Gods

Spells, Mount, Conduct, and Associates


Prestige Classes and Other Orders

Prestige Class: Deacon of the Universal Church