Mudskipper; Armiger Class Helverin Scout
|Standing ready on the Corbenician shoreline, Mudskipper scouts ahead of the court|
Despite featuring on the blog months ago as a WIP, I have only recently finished painting Mudskipper, completing my originally planned 10 knights for the Court of the Fisher King. There may or may not be truth to the rumours that Mudskipper's completion was slowed by the intrusion of an 11th member of the court...
|Far nimbler than the larger knight classes, the armiger chassis is a perfect vanguard engine|
|Uniquely, Sir Jayce Arron's Knight armour bears heraldic serpents; awarded for his peerless skill as a duellist in the Solstice Games|
|All Armiger class engines in the court are required to carry a signature deep-sea anchor ensuring that they can weather the unpredictably destructive currents which cut across Corbenic's ocean floors|
|The arm & carapace mounted harpoon launchers provide Mudskipper with a powerful array of weaponry with which to subdue oceanic fauna of immense size|
|Mudskipper frequently marches alongside his Helverin counterpart Trenchrunner, forming a potent hunting pack|
|Although used widely across the court, the colour white is much more predominant across Mudskipper's hull, denoting it's pilot's purity of heart|
|Mudskipper's hull incorporates a manipulation dendrite near the face plate to assist with deep sea maintenance duties|
|Mudskipper with his Knight Scion Pilot, Sir Jayce Arron|
|Jayce Arron chooses to fight with twinned weapons when mounted and on foot|
|Wielding exquisite duelling blades, Jayce Arron is a formidable adversary even outside of his war suit|
|Sir Arron has famously never refused nor lost an honour duel|
Going full Scion
As previously noted on my blog, it's always been my intention to represent the pilot for each of my knights as miniatures outside of their titanic war mounts. I've now finished the Scions for the two remaining knights in the court.
Riding the brutal Conga Blue deep into the oceans, Hastur Mordent is an assertive figure in the court, passionate in his beliefs and experienced beyond measure in the intricacies of ion shielding. Hastur is a highly respected Scion who is always ready to impart his knowledge to younger more irascible members of the court.
|Hastur is currently tutoring the Count's son and daughter in the use of Questoris and Cerastus battle suits|
|Hastur's stoically refuses to upgrade his aged interface suit, claiming it is an 'antique' rather than a lived in relic from his days as a lowly squire|
Patrocles is the headstrong firstborn son of Count and Countess Hiralden.
|Although he rushes to the fore in his Armiger class Warglaive Shellback, he is a capable pilot, able to fight his way clear of even the most precarious situations.|
|Patrocles constantly competes with the other members of the court to prove his marshal prowess. His rivalry with his sister Ivraine is legendary|
|Like his sister, Patrocles favours the close range punch of the Warglaive pattern Armiger chassis, using chain blade and melta fire to devastating effect|
|Despite their competitive nature, the two siblings are often found fighting side by side to overcome foes which would otherwise prove beyond the power of a single Warglaive |