When the King calls, his knights answer...
Today I wanted to share some images of a companion knight for The Fisher King. As featured previously, the mighty Lancer piloted by Count Octurius Hiralden is accompanied by two Armiger Warglaives. One of those Warglaives is Shellback, piloted by the Count's son and heir; Patrocles Hiralden.
Shellback is another highly modified knight chassis - smaller than The Fisher King, Shellback can get into places a Lancer just can't fit! As with his liege, Shellback has been refitted for underwater operations, defending the colony world's sprawling artificial archipelago from the shoreline and the briny deep...
Shellback packs a heavy punch with an extremely large harpoon launcher which he can use to spear his prey before reeling it in on monstrous chain drives. Like his father's suit, Patrocle's knight armour is equipped with helm linked manipulator tendrils which can be used to enact swift repairs or manipulate smaller objects on the sea floor.
Whether combatting colossal oceanic beasts in close confines or repairing essential industrial equipment, Shellback's double headed drill arm is just the ticket.
To help stand up to the monstrous force meted out by Corbenic's unusual tidal patterns, Shellback is also equipped with a weighty anchor which can be deployed from the rear of the knight, bracing it against all but the fiercest currents.
|He may not be pretty, but defending rigs and island settlements from marauding local fauna takes a toll on the paintwork!|
|When you have a giant double-headed drill, every problem looks like... A big hole?|
|Shellback's armour plating is chipped and covered with algae from being constantly submerged|
|Patrocles proudly displays the Hiralden family heraldry on Shellback's tilt shield|
|The chain drive is used to reel in anything unlucky enough to be hit by a 20 foot harpoon - look out SpongeBob...|
|Even the exhaust housing has been modified for underwater ops|
|Old moisture processors and maintenance hatches litter the area...|
|Eat your heart out Captain Nemo!|
|Additional lamps, portholes and vents are dotted over the hull - essential equipment for any deep sea diver!|
|One big happy family...|
|Anyone fancy a swim?|
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