From the depths they rise!
Anyone familiar with my blog can't have failed to notice my Imperial Knights; chief among them being The Fisher King. I've now completed the third Knight in this little collection: Tidebreaker.
As well as showing off some pictures of her, I've included some extra pictures of the group and of her brother Knight Shellback and also some more details around the concept and their background - Enjoy! :)
The Protectors of Corbenic
The world of Corbenic was settled thousands of years before the reclaiming of the galaxy by humanity during the great crusade.
Its original colonisation in the Age of Technology required the construction of vast artificial continents. These colossal landmasses were created then garrisoned by a massive cohort of Imperial Knights which had been specially modified to cope with the unusual demands of the rich oceans that they would need to traverse.
Although cut off from the rest of mankind during The Age of Strife, Corbenic weathered the horrors of Old Night, but only with substantial losses to its Knightly orders. When the Great Crusade reached Corbenic, the planet appeared untainted by the warpstorms which had ravaged so many other planetary systems.
But to believe that the only danger the colonists faced lay with the capricious tides of the warp would be folly. Despite its natural beauty and bountiful seas, Corbenic required the massed deployment of Knight Armour for good reason. For within the oceans dwell gigantic beasts; titans of the vast seas, who's attentions leave only destruction in their wake.
The mightiest of these creatures patrol the oceans in search of prey and jealously guard their territories - woe betide any careless freighter venturing out into the great dark Corbenician seas without adequate sonar detection and countermeasures...
Attrition from hunting these great beasts slowly saw the armoured Knights dwindle until but a few remained. It is said that when the God-Emperor himself set foot upon Corbenic, he charged the remaining Knights with the sacred duty of protecting this majestic realm. For the Emperor knew that now the storms of the warp had abated, other jealous eyes would fall upon the rich waters of Corbenic, thinking to claim its riches for themselves.
And so, in the 41st millennium, only a handful of Imperial Knights remain, loyally patrolling their homeworld, endlessly vigilant, forming The Court of the Fisher King.
Chassis: Armiger Warglaive
Piloted by: Ivraine Hiralden; Daughter of the Count, Warrior Mistress of the Isles.
|Striding over the sandy shores, Tidebreaker is ever watchful...|
|As with the other Knights in this collection, Tidebreaker proudly bears the symbol of her house|
|A huge Harpoon cannon replaces the original thermal lance, with a spare shaft stowed underneath|
|A smaller, slender looking harpoon launcher replaces the traditional Armiger chainsword for close quarter fighting|
|The carapace of Tidebreaker is heavily weathered from years of hunting the great beasts of Corbenic within their aquatic lairs...|
|Each of the Armigers have an anchor which they deploy when hunting under the oceans; preventing their smaller frames from being tossed around by the vast currents|
|Tidebreaker's huge exhaust vents help to maintain pressures within the suit's core|
|She's spinning around, move out of her way...|
Chassis: Armiger Warglaive
Piloted by: Patrcocles Hiralden; First son of the Count and heir to the Throne Mechanicum of The Fisher King
|Shellback in all his glory!|
|A nice close up of his wibbly features|
|I was pleased with his pose, especially the toes which are gripping the large rock on his base|
|The use of chain feeds and coils implies that once caught by the harpoon, the hapless victim is mercilessly reeled in by the sturdy Knight|
|Shellback's rather vicious looking drill - presumably used in defence or for carrying out adhoc repairs to underwater infrastructure|
Chassis: Cerastus Knight Lancer
Piloted by: Count Octillus Hiralden; Lord and Master of the Imperial world Corbenic
|Count Octillus Hiralden|
|The Fisher King|
|Despite having slightly different markings and armament, I think these two Knights look great together!|
|The individuality of both Knights makes them feel like they have different roles and fighting preferences|
|When viewed together, you can see that Tidebreaker shares some of The Fisher King's colour scheme whereas Shellback maintains a more basic pattern|
|When viewed from above, I think the bases really tie in well together|
|The Fisher King's Trident - because I love it.|
Primus of the Corbenicium Mechanicum and Loyal servant of the Court
Designation: The Old Baron
Chassis: Questoris Knight Mageara
Piloted by: 'Mad' Baron Pellinore; Eternal seeker of the Questing Beast
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