Arioch

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The god Arioch plays a minor role in NetHack: When chaotic players get crowned, they receive the title "Glory of Arioch". This title shows up as one of the character's properties seen through enlightenment.

This is the only time Arioch is mentioned in the game. He is not one of the regular aligned gods, so you will not find altars dedicated to Arioch, or be able to pray to him.

Origin

In the Elric series by English author Michael Moorcock, Arioch is the Chaos Lord served by Elric of Melniboné. Elric is also the possessor of Stormbringer, so it seems fitting that this weapon should be linked to the title "Glory of Arioch".

Encyclopedia entry

Arioch, the patron demon of Elric's ancestors; one of the most
powerful of all the Dukes of Hell, who was called Knight of
the Swords, Lord of the Seven Darks, Lord of the Higher Hell
and many more names besides.

[ Elric of Melnibone, by Michael Moorcock ]
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