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The following information originates from the Chronicles of Narnia movies, as opposed to C. S. Lewis' chronicles.

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General of Aslan and Peter's army



"Are you with me?"
"To the death.
Peter Pevensie and Oreius at the Battle of Beruna.[src]

Oreius was a brave and noble Centaur who lived during and after the Long Winter, and was the general of Aslan's Army against the evil White Witch during the Winter Revolution.


Oreius was a loyal servant of Aslan, going to his side even before the promised human monarchs arrived.  He was most likely one of the Narnians who recruited his countrymen for service in Aslan's army. He, Aslan, and the rest of the Narnians gathered together at Aslan's Camp in 1000 NY, by the Stone Table, where he was made Aslan's general. He was present at the arrival of Prince Peter, and Princesses Susan and Lucy.

He displayed anger when he learned that Edmund had betrayed them to the White Witch, but was silenced by Aslan, who believed there to be an explanation for Edmund's betrayal, no doubt knowing about the Witch's ability to ensnare others to her will.

Shortly after the Pevensies' arrival, Oreius rushed to the aid of the princesses when they were attacked by the two wolves, Maugrim and Vardan. The sisters were, however, saved by their brother, Peter, and Oreius and his soldiers were commanded to follow the fleeing wolf, Vardan, to the White Witch's camp. They did so, quickly storming the encampment, rescued Prince Edmund, and quickly returned him to safety at Aslan's camp.

During the rescue, in an act of humiliation for the enemy, Oreius placed the Black Dwarf, Ginarrbrik, in Edmund's place, by tying him up, gagging him, and holding the tip of his hat up, by pinning it to the tree with his own dagger.

He was present when the Witch arrived at Aslan's camp to announce her claim on Edmund's life, and, after she renounced her claim, helped move the camp away from the Stone Table, at Aslan's order.


Oreius fights Jadis' army.

The next day, Oreius was awakened early to be told that Aslan had gone away in the night, and had been killed by the Witch at the Stone Table. He was present when Peter confirmed Aslan's disappearance.

Despite the death of his king, he affirmed his loyalty by asking the prince for orders.

Later that day, the entire Narnian army marched to the Battle of Beruna, with Oreius and Peter leading them.


Oreius' armour.

"Numbers do not win a battle."
"No, but I bet they help.
―Oreius and Peter at the Battle of Beruna.[src]

Oreius fought beside Peter during the initial attack, which he did with two swords, as most of the Centaurs did. When the army retreated, Oreius was ahead of the prince, as the army rushed into the gorge they had chosen as their secondary battlefront. When Oreius was made aware that Peter had been thrown from his unicorn, and was wounded, facing serious threat from Jadis herself, he rushed back, along with a rhinoceros, to save him.


Oreius' swords.

As he fought to reach his monarch's side, General Otmin, of the White Witch's Army, attempted to stop him, but Oreius was able to stab him in the back with two swords. When Oreius reached the Witch, he attempted to kill her, but was turned to stone.

Shortly afterwards, Oreius was fortunately revived by Aslan. He was present at the coronation of the Kings and Queens, and presumably served them for many years afterwards, most likely continuing to serve them as their General.

At some point, he married and had descendants.



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