The Entropic Masters are the survivors of the previous universes that existed before the creation of this one. Somehow surviving the death of the old universe, they became obsessed with destroying the current universe; at least, this is the speculation by most scholars that even know about them. In fact, few beings are capable of comprehending the minds of the Entropic Masters. They seem hostile to life, but their motivations are so alien that any attempt to unravel their reasoning is doomed to failure.
The most powerful of the Entropic Masters are the Elder Gods, beings who are imprisoned within the Annihilation Zone by the first Cosmic Eternals. The Elder Gods are bizarrely shaped creatures whose physical forms are almost maddening if one were to gaze upon them, they actually exist across multiple dimensions and are often the size of planets, and are known by bizarre names such as Shibbnorruab, Yog-Sothoth or K’thuul. Most dwell in a state of hibernation thanks to the way their prison was constructed by the first Cosmic Eternals but their dreams powerful is so great that their dreams are enough to influence the minds of mortals in the physical universe. Many cults have come into existence with the idea of eventually freeing one or more of these beings from their imprisonment, with one such group being the Cult of the Yellow Sign.
Of all the Elder Gods, only one has ever successfully escaped imprisonment: the Queen of Horrors. Its original name lost to antiquity, the Queen of Horrors successfully spawned the first of the Anti-Gods that are better known as the Entropic Masters by the rest of the galaxies. They are far removed from the original Elder Gods and are significantly more human-like than their forebears but are still devoted to corruption and destruction of all life. The youngest, but most powerful, of these was Orkus, who eventually slew his mother and his siblings once he had gained enough knowledge and power.
The majority of the Entropic Masters live on Abaddon, an artificial world, plotting the eventual conquest of the Omniverse. A small number of them have left, setting themselves up as rulers of various alternate universes and far-off planets. Orkus cares little about these deserters but intends to eventually hunt them all down and destroy them for abandoning his crusade. All Cosmic Eternals are devoted to the cause of destroying the Entropic Masters, but fear of their combined power mixed with the distrust of one another that many of the Cosmic Eternals suffer from has prevented them from moving en masse against the Entropic Masters too effectively.
The Entropic Masters have been known to gather worshipers in the same way that Cosmic Eternals have. However, due to the noxious nature of their rituals, most of these cults are forced to hide from the reprisals of their fellow citizens. Because of the potential gain, the Entropic Masters are surprisingly generous to their followers - offering immortality, supernatural power, and wealth to those who can keep them supplied with a steady supply of souls and power.
Notable Entropic Masters*:
Belial: Orkus' younger brother, Belial appears as a glowing eyed Medieval Knight wearing full armor and a helmet and often rides on a black flame-eyed pegasus. It is said that his sword is able to kill with a single blow.
Belial is strangely honorable for a Entropic Master and seeks ever greater challenges as he spreads his doctrine of Order through Bloodshed. Belial is the former Supreme Commander of Abaddon and is a markedly superior strategist to Thantoss.
Lilith: The Queen of Abaddon and co-ruler with Orkus, though he is in charge. Lilith is the Mother of All Monsters and responsible for birthing many of the Entropic Masters over the years, though most of them have been slain in the various wars, but she is capable of producing many more. She is a formidable sorceress in her own right, able to play politics better than any on Abaddon. Lilith routinely attempts to overthrow Orkus but she never attempts this herself. Instead, she always employs pawns to do it.
Lilith looks like some kind of hybrid between a woman and a dinosaur, with thick bone-like ridges and protrutions covering her body. She is able to shapeshift however and is served by countless Succubi and Incubi that she has bestowed this gift upon and they tithe a portion of each lifeforce they steal to her.
Morgath the Unspeakable: Morgath the Unspeakable is a skeleton that glows with the energies contained within the remains of his body. It’s not surprising that Morgath is a worshiper of the Darkness Beyond Time and is one of the most powerful of Entropic Masters after Orkus. The two have dueled for the rulership of their race several times over the centuries, with Morgath temporarily assuming control on a number of occasions before Orkus rallies back. Mogath has a thirst for magic and power that dwarfs any other being in the Multiverse other than Orkus, depopulating entire universes to provide him with supernatural energies to manipulate.
Morgath is, even by the standards of the Entropic Masters, totally insane. He rants, screams, cackles, and speaks in a melodramatic tone that would be comedic if not for the fact if he says "I will send you to the Hell of being skinned alive FOR A THOUSAND YEARS" he REALLY MEANS IT. Morgath is considered an even bigger threat than Orkus in many places as he helped bring the Darkness Beyond Time's manifestation into the cosmos.
Morwen: The beautiful daughter of Orkus, Morwen is the polar opposite of most Entropic Masters in temperament. Quite literally, she cares nothing for blood sports and cruelty, and merely desires to pleasure herself. Oddly, this attitude has resulted in her starting to realize that she is unhappy serving under her parents. This doesn't mean Morwen isn't evil, merely she of a more mundane and normal evil than her embodiment of darkness family. Morwen typically appears as a dark skinned, raven haired woman that has a tendency for suggestive but not 'slutty' attire that is very tight fitting. She has a resemblance to her half-sister Serena Mass.
Morwen tends to have severe issues letting go of anything she wants and this has resulted in odd situations where she 'crushes' on male heroes until she can get them. Morwen is an enchantress with incredible mastery of illusions and casting charming spells. She is even able to sway Orkus' heart to her favor when she desires, but this may be him recognizing his favortism to her frustrates his relations.
Moloch: Orkus' oldest son Moloch looks mainly human, aside from his legs which give away his inhuman nature. Moloch is the chief police officer of Abaddon, enforcing Orkus’ will with such tyranny and oppression as to make Big Brother blush. Moloch was briefly summoned to Earth during the second World War by Wilhem Kantor in order to aid in empowering numerous Ubersoldaten. Moloch so liked the concept of nazism than he has begun using it as the template for the military dictatorships that pledge allegiance to him on various worlds.
Mordekai: The chief advisor, scientist, and torturer for Orkus who is the closest thing to a confident as Orkus has. He endures the tremendous abuse that Orkus inflicts upon him because his power is second to none on Abaddon. Mordekai often acts as a slavish and boot licking toady but in reality he is a terrifying genius and manipulator that is happy to play the helpless abused servant in order to get others to lower their guard.
Mordekai is incredibly strong and powerful despite his demeanor and is a master of brainwashing technology and various scientific devices that Orkus wields in his bid to Omniversal domination. He is intensely jealous of Lilith and Morwen, fearing they have better sway over Orkus and he always has several on-going plots against them to eliminate them as his rivals.
Thantoss: Orkus' other, idiot, son. Thantoss is by no means stupid, by human standards, but his brute force approach to resolving problems has resulted in his father disintegrating him several times. Thantoss loves nothing more than getting his cosmic axe soaked in blood. A typical plan of his is to teleport to a location, start wrecking things, and wait for the place’s defenders to show up.
Despite the fact he's one of the least intelligent Entropic Masters in existence, Thantoss is Supreme Commander of the military and is resoundingly popular amongst Abaddon's Proles. Thantoss routinely indulges them with gladiator games of him slaughtering sapients and recruits the fittest to be Demon Drones.
A typical battle cry is "THAN...TOSS!" usually immediately before his throwing something at a foe.
Toldaz the Destroyer: Toldaz the Destroyer is a embodiment of destruction that exists only to eradicate everything in his path. Toldaz frequently assumes the appearance of Godzilla sized monsters and creates his own with awesome power. The only reason for this is to inflict more devastation where it may be done. Toldaz is hardly mindness in his lust for carnage, however. Instead, he views it as a great sport and occasionally assumes a six armed and one eyed cyclopean form to celebrate his victories. In this form, he vaguely resembles Goro from Mortal Kombat.
Toldaz craves Morwen as his bride and would dearly love to win the Succubus over but she is repulsed by his presence in every way imaginable. Toldaz has been defeated and humiliated by her magic enough times that he's put off all thoughts of seizing her by force. Oddly, Toldaz is one of the few Entropic Masters to show affection to other beings and gets truly angry whenever someone hurts one of his Pet Dragons.
Underlings ~ the Demon Drones:
Demon Drones are immortal, immune from disease, and eight feet tall genetically modified soldiers that are cybernetically implanted in their suits. All Demon Drones are totally subservient to Orkus and have had all desire but service to his will obliterated from their minds. Demon Drones wear rocket-wings and horned helmets. Demon Drones are known for employing hand held energy canons and chainsaw swords. Despite their slavish loyalty, they are not unintelligent and often make use of tactics.
* wrote:Orkus isn't listed here as he will have a post all his own.