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Title Court Musician
Relations Eurydice (wife) †
Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Michael Ailshie (speaking)

Darren Korb (singing)

Orpheus is a legendary musician. During his life, he lost his wife and muse Eurydice and ventured to the Underworld to plea for her return. Although he was ultimately unable to bring her back to life, he charmed Hades with his music such that after his death, Hades employed Orpheus as his court musician.

Initially, Orpheus is absent from the House of Hades. After 15 escape attempts, he will return and be found in the main lobby, next to Hades's desk. However, because he has lost his muse, he is unable to bring himself to sing, though he may be persuaded otherwise.

Ambrosia[edit | edit source]

If given Ambrosia, Orpheus will give you the Distant Memory.

After giving him 5 Ambrosia, Orpheus will begin to sing again, citing Zagreus' determination as inspiration despite the loss of his muse. Thereafter, Orpheus may occasionally be heard singing when Zagreus returns to the House.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...No one sings a sweeter, sadder song than Orpheus, who, if I'm to understand correctly, is among the only mortals who once ventured down into the Underworld, and returned to tell the tale. He now resides among us permanently, ever mournful of what could have been. The Master seems to take some pity on him, though, or simply likes his songs; he serves as court musician in the House. I empathize with his desire for reunion with the shade of one he's loved and lost. But, sometimes, I fear that Orpheus seems to have lost more than his love. I pray that he shall find his muse eventually.'

Songs[edit | edit source]

  • Lament of Orpheus: unlocked by gifting Orpheus 5 ambrosia.
  • Hymn to Zagreus: requires Orpheus to have regained the will to sing and gifting Dionysus 1 ambrosia. Unlocked by a random conversation with Dionysus, talk to Orpheus afterwards.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Orpheus that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Orpheus