“Hela? Why? Jasca, not the tenth time I’ve heard that, nay, even asked myself. Does it matter now?”
Scarred lips, a shade more vibrant than the pale skin surrounding them, peel back revealing a pained smile. A black void shot through with spikes of dirty white, chipped and...used.
“This endless bloody war. This carrion hall of an empire. We go back to the beginning as true as any still mortal liv-, no, now I suppose not”
A harsh bark of laughter breaks the brief silence, sound laced with mirth and regret in equal measure. A reflection of the warrior it echos from.
“Vyla colratha dath. Brother of our father. Who knows, now the once-lord of the false imperium now walks again amongst us, against us. We remember his failed experiment, the lie of an empire he seeks to stay hidden from his subjects. Maybe as his family reunites even our father will return, in some form…”
The blackened eyes cast down for a microsecond, fast enough that the other figure in the dim chamber wasn’t sure if it had only been a trick of the wan light given off by the failing lumen strip above; flickering and buzzing weakly. Was it sadness? Was it pain? The eyes’ focus returned.
“What does the why matter now. The trillions of the teeming galaxy can’t ever dream of knowing the time that led to the question. And the few of us, well…what does it matter. An empire of sheep built by wolves, and it was a surprise we looked inside with hunger. It was a surprise their rules and morals and civility faded with every year we got further away. It was a surprise we deserved more than they gave us, scraps thrown to a prize cur.”
The warrior stood up, darkened plates of beaten ceramite scraping together - a noise that cut the scribe to the bone. A helmet of horn, of glowing crimson slits, pale skull and midnight blue was lowered over the ghostly skin. The next words were laced with the guttural tinge of vox-snarl. Speakers brutalised the smooth words.
“Dath jarc’uezain helshival. Arshiadath jarc’uezan jasi’thal. We fought with pride. This time we fight with shame.”
Hail everyone Been a hectic period of time after some personal issues came up, but look to be in the clear now, so started my acc project log for going forward. Gonna be a mix of commission work, small single projects, main armies and the occasional interesting new thing here - for the imminent future that means my slowly being rebuilt Night Lords (with a selection of fluff to go along with them), some deathwatch and titanicus for friends, some black legion because why the hell not, and whatever else. Hope something in here grabs your attention!
Guy above is still defo a WIP, think I've got the blue down now aside from the occasional proper lightning streak and runework, finishing up his trim then weapons/head/accessories. C&C welcome and wanted, know the style of highlighting around trim isn't always everyone's cup of tea, but think it can work well with the lightning wreathed lords
PS, I'm gonna really try to up my photo game as well, think the models could use it.