Orpheus

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Orpheus
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Info
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. However, because he has lost his muse, he is unable to bring himself to sing, though he may be persuaded otherwise.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Prior to the events of Hades, Orpheus was locked into solitary confinement by Lord Hades due to his refusal to sing. His sentence can be revoked by purchasing the Court Musician's Sentence (which costs 1 Diamond) from the House Contractor. Once revoked, Orpheus will immediately appear in the House of Hades.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

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

After giving him at least 1 Nectar, 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. For if he cannot... if someone who once had such fiery resolve could be brought so low, become so utterly resigned in death... what hope do any of us have? The consolation of eternity is knowing we all can resolve our problems, given enough time and effort. But the terror of it is knowing we cannot escape those problems, either.'

Songs[edit | edit source]

  • Lament of Orpheus: unlocked by gifting Orpheus at least 1 Nectar.
  • Hymn to Zagreus: requires Orpheus to have regained the will to sing and gifting Dionysus 1 Nectar. Unlocked by a random conversation with Dionysus in which he asks you to lie to Orpheus.
  • Good Riddance: requires Zagreus to have purchased the Court Music Stand from the House Contractor, encountered Eurydice in Asphodel, and progressed through her storyline enough to obtain sheet music from her. Following these steps, the song can be unlocked by purchasing it from the Contractor, though Orpheus can sing it without needing to purchase it.

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Additional notes[edit | edit source]

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