The Virii (singular Virius) are a type of quadrupedal Chthonian demon that Zaros describes as pack animals, akin to Avernic Hellhounds or dogs. Like all demons, they come from the world of Infernus, and like many other Chtonians, they were bound to the Demon Pact after Zaros tricked Hostilius the Autocrat into signing over twelve of his legions. A pack of Virii called the Blood reavers are imprisoned and frozen within the Ancient Prison near Trollheim, where they serve the Zarosian general Nex. With the exception of Ocellus and Virii encountered in the Heart of Gielinor, they are the only known example of their race.
Ocellus is a notable example of the Virii as unlike the rest of his kind, he is capable of speaking the common tongue (though he can only speak short phrases), is bipedal and significantly larger. However, this is due to his status as a Guardian of Guthix, as he was blessed by Guthix himself at the end of the God Wars.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite the term "blood reavers" being the title of the specific pack of Virii in the service of Nex, Virii encountered in the Heart of Gielinor are also referred to as Blood Reavers.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Mod Drebin. "Order of Ascension - FAQ." 5 June 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums.
- ^ Zaros, "Fate of the Gods", RuneScape. "I once had a pet virius named Ocellus. He and his brother, Auriculus,stood vigil beside my throne, even when it sat empty. Virii are Chthonian pack animals, akin to Avernic hellhounds or your dogs."
- ^ Sliske's memory, "Mahjarrat Memories", RuneScape. "The ruler of Infernus is a great corpulent thing called Hostilius the Autocrat... Hostilius pledged to Zaros his twelve mightiest Dukes and their legions"
- ^ Mod Jack, Runefest 2013 & In-game. "In my current history, "Virii" is the name of the creatures, "Blood Reavers" is the name for Nex's pack of those creatures" 
- ^ Mod Jack. "Two Chthonian Theories." 2014-03-19. Lore Discussion Forums.