Vastus Posted February 19, 2022 Share Posted February 19, 2022 (edited) Seeing as the weekly Wednesday updates posts seem to be no more and I don't want to spam the specific discussion threads, I'll make this thread to keep track of and organize the stuff I'm working on right now. I generally like putting a spin on things, and the magical nature of the Realms gives an easy avenue for that. The idea I had originally was a Legion of Sacrament mixed army where the abundant metal dust of Chamon had settled on the bones and covered them, and materials like wood and such were replaced with metal as well. Over time this morphed a bit into the magitek/machine spirit theme I have right now. I also have some other ideas for other races, one of which I'll hopefully be able to work on next month when my order arrives. For now though, it's focused on the spooky boys. EDIT: Lore Keynotes: Between the Viscid Flux and the lands of Prosperis, near the Vale of Golden Idols lies the valley of the Metalgrinder Teeth mountains. A kingdom of alchemists once reigned here, but they were largely slaughtered and forced to flee during Tzeentch's invasion of Chamon. Now the mountains are home to only ruins, which still house secrets. THE BRASS LEGION In the hills south of the mountains lies a brass keep overlooking a lake of silver. Known as the Citadel of the Exile, this place is home to the exiled Necro-Engineer Har'Kaldur. He believed that instead of just using spirits, stronger legions could be created by trapping them into sturdy metal bodies, forging them into something new. He may have been cast out, but he has made significant strides in his study of using realmstone fragments as a core to bind souls to simple objects or liquid metal, creating amalgams of metal and spirit. Now he aims to explore some of the ruins in the area, as well as potentially the abandoned temple-city, to gain knowledge and arcane power. GOLDCHASER MAW-WALKERS A little further east, near the jungles once home to a Seraphon temple city, the land is adorned by the Goldtooth Mountain. A jagged peak of glittering gold that is home to the Goldchaser Maw-Walkers, a ferocious Mawtribe of Ogors led by Zurug Goldchaser, Chosen of the Mawpath. They have sacked the abandoned temple city nearby and seek out more wealth, believing that the beautiful gold is a sign left by the Great Maw's will. They follow any source of the precious metal they can find like a breadcrumb trail, while attacking most mortals they come across due to a scarcity of food in the region. TEETHBREAKER MINING OUTPOST Deep in the Metalgrinder Teeth mountains lies an outpost that is the site of a duardin mining system that has recently been recolonized. The settlers originate from both the nearby Ironbark Glades as well as Kharadron Sky-Ports and thus they have several trade connections. Being able to exchange raw materials for knowledge and more advanced equipment has allowed the settlement to grow rapidly, even as they are surrounded by vile undead, savage beastmen and hungry ogors. Their military forces are known for their firepower, and they have mapped out the mountain ranges well so they can traverse them at high speeds. ORDER OF THE PURELAKES The barren plains south of the Metalgrinder Teeth mountains were once a lush, green land thanks to a series of lakes that gathered here. But agents of Tzeentch corrupted the place, turning the lakes metallic and the lands barren. The monastic Order of the Purelakes that was once a common stop-over for the weary traveler and well-regarded in the region, sank into depravity. And thanks to a chance encounter the Abbott of the Order became infected with a gift of blood that caused a delusion to spread to his people, making them believe they were still the munificent order they once were. Any agent of Order that approaches them is now mistaken for an agent of Chaos come to corrupt their beautiful lakes. END OF EDIT. Nighthaunt - Brass Legion Reason I'm making this thread now is because I just did some of the conversion work on my lovely harridans. The heads arrived yesterday and that was the part I was waiting on. Since I did the tube(-hair) and heads so far apart I need to adjust in some places, so when things have hardened out I'll do a second pass to smooth some of these areas over. Oh yeah, since I don't have a camera all the pictures will unfortunately be phone quality. Edited February 5 by Vastus Added keynotes for the other factions. 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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