Orcish idol

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An idol of the orc god Beogh.

Orcish idols are dungeon features associated with orcs and the worship of the orcish god Beogh. They can be found most often in the Orcish Mines (where they will often be found en masse) and anywhere else that orcs congregate to worship Beogh (e.g. near the entrance of the Orcish Mines in the Dungeon).

The are notable for being the only obvious statuary (non-altar) which is dedicated to a god.

Destroying an orcish idol

The idol screams as its substance crumbles away!

Destroying an orcish idol is easily accomplished with a zap from a wand of disintegration.


Prior to 0.19, Beogh would smite players who destroyed orcish idols, accompanied by a variety of acrimonious utterances against the player, their race, and their deity. Players fortunate enough to not worship Beogh could recieve protection from his smiting.