Gruumsh is the chaotic evil god of destruction, lord of marauding barbarian hordes. Where Bane commands conquest, Gruumsh exhorts his followers to slaughter and pillage. Orcs are his fervent followers, and they bear a particular hatred for elves and eladrin because Corellon put out one of Gruumsh’s eyes. The One-Eyed God gives simple orders to his followers:
1.Conquer and destroy.
2.Let your strength crush the weak.
3.Do as you will, and let no one stop you.
Only orcs and half-orcs worship Gruumsh. But even though He-Who-Never-Sleeps is a wrathful deity, his worshipers include many non-evil individuals. Gruumsh’s church teaches that when the orcs have grown powerful enough, One-Eye will descend to the world and lead them on a savage tour of conquest. The non-evil members of Gruumsh’s church are all chaotic neutral. Such individuals believe in the supremacy of the orc race, and that orcs are destined to triumph over their enemies one day. But they also believe that death should be reserved only for true enemies of the church—especially dwarves and elves.
Gruumsh’s chaotic neutral followers don’t share their fellows’ absolute fervor for the annihilation of all other races. In fact, they believe that most other humanoids have some purpose—even if that purpose is serving the Fury of the Eye. However, the non-evil followers of Gruumsh do revel in battle—especially against challenging foes—and they shout praises to their deity while they lay waste to their enemies. Weaker foes are deemed unworthy of attention unless they prove to be a nuisance, in which case they are destroyed mercilessly.