|Heroes|| Legion Commander|
Queen of Pain
Court of Ristul
The Emerald Abyss
An ethereal rift appears within an oblivious nation's walls, giving way to Vrogros the Underlord and the legions of the Abyssal Horde. With a commanding presence as wide as his girth, the Lord of the Abyss finally sets foot from the subterranean Aziyog into the surface world with the vile intent of destroying or conquering it all, having exhausted the lands offered by the underground world.
His monstrous figure and power may stand out to all, but none can foresee his sudden and unpredictable arrival as he paves an unhindered path for himself and his armies to set foot into the sunlit world that shall soon be claimed for dark purpose.
Vrogros hails from the subterranean city of Aziyog, which is situated underneath the magma chambers of dormant volcanoes that give this city its obsidian structure. This powerful beast has already conquered all the lands that the underground world can offer, but this lord was never satisfied with mere regional conquest. With his mastery over the arts of the Dark Rift, Vrogros bends even space to his will to transport himself and his armies without the delays of distance and time, bringing them to the world on the surface where its nations and their inhabitants are ripe for the taking.
The first few forces of the Abyssal Horde have already walked through his rift—mere scouting parties and fodder meant to test the might of the nations above. With the knowledge imparted from their encounters, Vrogros himself finally walks through the ethereal rift to lead the charge of the Abyssal Horde as he makes his presence known to the surface world with the intent to conquer the lands before and beyond the horizon, while making the most out of the survivors of his unholy holocaust by making them his slaves or burning them in the hearth of Aziyog.
In this strange timeline, Vrogros has yet to enter and conquer the surface world. He is currently planning his assault on Stonehall, but it also appears that he has formed an unholy alliance with the demon lords of the Court of Ristul.
Personality and Mannerisms
- Vrogros is evil and he enslaves people.
After agreeing with the other lords to split power into three ways, Vrogros rules over the Court of Ristul alongside Shadow Fiend and B'Kor. It may not be said that they do enjoy working together, but they are allied regardless and must keep their allegiance to maintain power over the court.
Vrogros has his own cult of fiends who look just like him with their scaled bodies that resemble four-legged creatures and their small faces on heads that have a pair of horns, implying that he belongs to a species of monsters. They can be seen in the Ascension comic for the Eminence of Ristul and in the card game Artifact Foundry in a card called Ozkavosh Horror. It's unknown if they are actually demons however, since the card has no lore to say anything about it beyond its title.
Powers and Abilities
Vrogros' status as a demon is quite ambiguous. Perhaps he is actually an earthbound demon—demons who roam the material plane more than their respective Hells. On the other hand, Vrogros may have been decreed a demon rather than being born as one.
Vrogros has a strange body. His two front feet on his lower torso are actually his hands (hence the knuckles) and there are crystalline outgrowths all over his body, likely sustained from his exposure to the subterranean world where emeralds are abundant.
Vrogros claimed the Emerald Conquest as a prize of war after a battle for the middle reaches of the Emerald Abyss. The glow of this blade is said to be so bright that one can see it from afar in the farthest borders of his obsidian dominion.
Vrogros' brute strength belies his mastery in the arts of the Dark Rift. Judging by its name and its demonstrated uses, the arts of Dark Rift seem to focus on manipulating the fabric of reality and its aspects, such as space.
Reaching into the Abyss, Vrogros calls down a to burn down everything in his wake. The Dark Rift arts might be used to summon this flame from below to bring it to the surface via teleportation.
- In his lore, the "seams of reality" are also referred to as the "twist between worlds". These so-called seams or twists could possibly be the same as the seams of the cosmic tapestry that the Weavers maintain with care. It could also refer to the web between worlds that a fragment of Spectre knows of.
Enemies in his presence can feel his draining the conviction of battle from their souls, causing them to falter in battle.
The pinnacle of his dark arts,grants him pseudo-omnipresence with the ability to teleport himself and his vast army with him by conjuring an ethereal portal that leads to his target destination. With , Vrogros gains access to a new ability: . Lorewise, it appears to be similar to its progenitor ability with its use of dual rifts to access two points in space and move freely between them. The description for this ability implies that Dark Rift has a limitation to its range and Fiend's Gate mitigates its limits. However, its exact limitation is not stated anywhere in the lore.
- The portal is sustained as long for as the user is alive, which means that it will vanish if the user is killed.
- A friendly interaction with Dawnbreaker implies that Vrogros may require coordinates or prior knowledge of the location first before he teleports towards it.
Friendship and rivalries
Allies meeting Underlord
- ▶️ Wow, you're big.
- ▶️ Please don't eat me.
- ▶️ If I give you the coordinates, can you take us somewhere? Or do you need to know it yourself?
- ▶️ So, what's Aziyog like, Underlord? Paint me a picture.
- ▶️ ▶️ Abyssal filth. Huh. This alliance will be short.
- ▶️ I'll see how well you fight before I bother talking to you...
- ▶️ ▶️ Where're we going today, Underlord?
- ▶️ ▶️ What's the worst place you've accidentally rifted to?
- ▶️ Are we there yet, Underlord? I kid, I kid.
- ▶️ You are not going to leave me hanging when the time comes, are you?
- ▶️ Out of the way, tubby!
- ▶️ Ah, I've been looking for you. I hereby assign you Lordship of the Abyss!
Enemies killing Underlord
- ▶️ I put you under, lord.
- ▶️ Back to the pit, demon.
- ▶️ You're repugnant.
- ▶️ I'm not going anywhere with you!
- ▶️ A corrupted flame, extinguished.
- ▶️ Ignorant of true flame.
- ▶️ Your fire lacks discipline.
- ▶️ I snub you out.
- ▶️ You smolder and die.
- ▶️ All that bluster, for what?
- ▶️ Wonder if I can turn these horns into some sorta charm.
- ▶️ ▶️ Crawl back to your ditch, you filth!
- ▶️ ▶️ Your reign ends now.
- ▶️ ▶️ Abyssal scum!
- ▶️ ▶️ I wanted to hear you beg!
- ▶️ They say you commanded armies. Did others fight in your place?
- ▶️ There were many who prayed for your death, Underlord. Prayers answered.
- ▶️ ▶️ Get back in your pit, Underlord.
- ▶️ ▶️ So much fanfare. So much disappointment.
- ▶️ Into the pit with you!
- ▶️ I do not have time for your one track mind, Underlord.
- ▶️ Next!
- ▶️ I'll shoot ya as many times as it takes.
- ▶️ What comes up, must be put down.
- ▶️ That's a nice crater you've got there.
- ▶️ I can go anywhere, yet have invaded nowhere. Expand your ambitions.
- ▶️ Underlord. Your title is worthless here.
- ▶️ And you call yourself a lord.
- ▶️ Avoid the abysmal fortune that stews in a malicious pit. Also avoid stewed prunes, and their pits.
- ▶️ ▶️ Abyssal filth!
- ▶️ ▶️ I've bested your kind before!
- Ascension webcomic.
- Ascension webcomic, page 5
- Mars response: ▶️ There were many who prayed for your death, Underlord. Prayers answered.
- Siltbreaker response: ▶️ Fear not, Tresdin. I'll kill Vrogros, too. In time.
- The Eminence of Ristul response: ▶️ In my eyes, you are not even a real demon. Decree or no decree.
- Underlord response: ▶️ Aah, a commander's blade.
- Underlord response: ▶️ Aah, the blade returns.
- Underlord's biography: ...well-practiced in the arts of the Dark Rift, Vrogros is able to conjure forth flame and crippling malice through the twist between worlds.
- Underlord response: ▶️ The abyss yawns wide!
- Underlord response: ▶️ You will never find the bottom.
- Weaver's biography: All he had to do was tear apart this old world at the seams.
- Phantom Advent response: ▶️ You sensed nothing of the web between worlds.
- Legion Commander's biography: ...the beast erupted in a torrent of gore and anguish. The stygian portal wavered, the power sustaining the chasm beyond vanishing as suddenly as it had appeared.
- Dawnbreaker response: ▶️ If I give you the coordinates, can you take us somewhere? Or do you need to know it yourself?