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Associated With
Heroes Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander
Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend
Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain
Mars minimap icon.png Mars
Races Demons
Factions Abyssal Horde
Court of Ristul
Places Aziyog
The Emerald Abyss
Seven Hells
Characters Siltbreaker
Items Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade
Traditions Dark Rift
▶️ Nothing can stop us. Nothing can slow our march. And when we have arrived, all will burn.
Vrogros' mantra of world domination

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.


Underlord minimap icon.png Vrogros, the Underlord
Neither myth nor song exist to tell of their coming.

Deep below the surface of the world lay unknown wonders and horrors. Down and down again, well beneath the slithering magma fields and simmering roots of dormant volcanoes stands the obsidian city of Aziyog, its incomparable stonework spanning an endless cavern. Within honeycomb walls mortared with the bones of countless slaves lies the domain of the Abyssal Horde, and their brutal underlord Vrogros.

Armed by the monstrous forgemasters of his kind and well-practiced in the arts of the Dark Rift, Vrogros is able to conjure forth flame and crippling malice through the twist between worlds. He seeks always to expand his holdings, destroying or enslaving all he encounters. Yet the lands offered by the subterranean realm are few, and so his sights have turned upward. By his command the first waves of abyssal invaders have already marched through the rift, a few doomed legions meant merely to test the might of nations above. Now, as his full force readies itself for unending conquest, Vrogros himself steps into a sunlit world to announce his coming reign. Those who face the Underlord will bow and pay tribute, or be crushed where they stand.

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.

Artifact Card Game Artifact[]

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 minimap icon.png 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.[1]

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[2] 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.


With hostile intentions on the nation of Stonehall, it is only natural for the vengeful Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander to be ill-disposed towards him.

Vrogros' status as one of the usurpers of the Court of Ristul's positions of power makes him a target to Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain who seeks to reclaim her seat in the demonic court.[1]

Worshippers of Mars minimap icon.png Mars have sent many prayers to him asking for Vrogros' death. Having heard all of these prayers, Mars is hostile towards him.[3]

Siltbreaker plans to kill Vrogros in time.[4]

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.[5]

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.


The soul cutting Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade was once in Vrogros' possession before he somehow lost it due to unknown means. He replaced it with the default runic blade that we can see on his person, but he expresses his joy upon retrieving it.[6][7]

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 Firestorm 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.[8]

Pit of Malice compliments his powerful area controlling abilities. Vrogros' hatred is so powerful, it can manifest outside the mind and have an effect on his surroundings by twisting the very seams of reality to paralyze his enemies within a pit that leads to the bottomless abyss.[9][10]

  • In his lore, the "seams of reality" are also referred to as the "twist between worlds".[8] These so-called seams or twists could possibly be the same as the seams of the cosmic tapestry that the Weavers maintain with care.[11] It could also refer to the web between worlds that a fragment of Spectre knows of.[12]

Enemies in his presence can feel his Atrophy Aura draining the conviction of battle from their souls, causing them to falter in battle.

The pinnacle of his dark arts, Dark Rift 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 Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, Vrogros gains access to a new ability: Fiend's Gate. 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.[13]
  • A friendly interaction with Dawnbreaker implies that Vrogros may require coordinates or prior knowledge of the location first before he teleports towards it.[14]

Friendship and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Underlord

  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r Wow, you're big.
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r Please don't eat me.
  • ▶️ Dawnbreaker minimap icon.png r If I give you the coordinates, can you take us somewhere? Or do you need to know it yourself?
  • ▶️ Grimstroke minimap icon.png r So, what's Aziyog like, Underlord? Paint me a picture.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Legion Commander minimap icon.png Abyssal filth. Huh. This alliance will be short.
  • ▶️ Mars minimap icon.png r I'll see how well you fight before I bother talking to you...
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Where're we going today, Underlord?
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r What's the worst place you've accidentally rifted to?
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r Are we there yet, Underlord? I kid, I kid.
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r You are not going to leave me hanging when the time comes, are you?
  • ▶️ Snapfire minimap icon.png r Out of the way, tubby!
  • ▶️ Wraith King minimap icon.png Ah, I've been looking for you. I hereby assign you Lordship of the Abyss!

Enemies killing Underlord



  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascension webcomic.
  2. Ascension webcomic, page 5
  3. Mars response: ▶️ r There were many who prayed for your death, Underlord. Prayers answered.
  4. Siltbreaker response: ▶️ Fear not, Tresdin. I'll kill Vrogros, too. In time.
  5. The Eminence of Ristul response: ▶️ r In my eyes, you are not even a real demon. Decree or no decree.
  6. Underlord response: ▶️ r Aah, a commander's blade.
  7. Underlord response: ▶️ r Aah, the blade returns.
  8. 8.0 8.1 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.
  9. Underlord response: ▶️ The abyss yawns wide!
  10. Underlord response: ▶️ You will never find the bottom.
  11. Weaver's biography: All he had to do was tear apart this old world at the seams.
  12. Phantom Advent response: ▶️ r You sensed nothing of the web between worlds.
  13. 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.
  14. Dawnbreaker response: ▶️ r If I give you the coordinates, can you take us somewhere? Or do you need to know it yourself?