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Commission of one of the lost Primarchs, Babylonian vibe
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animal310 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014

Updated story as the one above was a first draft. 

Ian

Primarch: XERXES - He was arrogant, manipulative, controlling, cruel, aloof, charismatic when he needed to be and absolutely evil to the core. He saw most humans as beneath him, something to use to further his position. He was not controlled by chaos nor did he worship it. He knew of its existence however. He saw those that worshiped the chaos gods as slaves and fools.

He hid his true feelings and motivations from his father and his brothers. He did not really get on with any of them but did the minimum required not to raise too many eyebrows. He was extremely powerful, both as a psyker (which he hid) and a warrior. He had a ferocious temper and anger which he always had under complete control unless he choose otherwise. Ultimately he wished to rule the galaxy as his plaything and would do whatever it took to realise this goal.

He also consumed an elixir, like the civilisation that brought him up on Constan. Its origins are not clear, but its production involved the misery and death of many humans. Of course while he still fought for the Imperium he kept this behaviour secret from all but his most trusted.

Before he was discovered the Legion fought with the Emperor in the unification of Earth and many years of the Great Crusade. They were always ruthless, uncaring, cruel and unforgiving but extremely efficient, methodical and effective.

They had a penchant for high tech weapons and had access to unique Standard Template Construct machines due to a forge world that was located in the same system as their home planet.

Xerxes was discovered third of his brothers and given command of the Legion.  He quickly exerted his influence and filled the ranks with Space Marines from Constan who were absolutely loyal to him and shared his beliefs. They also consumed the elixir. This was initially hidden from the terran members of the legion but eventually all but one were brought on board.

One amongst their number, a Captain was apart from all others. He was called 'the one' a hero to many he saved from the Legion.

This Captain raised the alarm. The Emperor accompanied by Russ and his Legion went to go and deal with Xerxes.

Large battle occurred, what happened is unclear but Xerxes and a large portion of the Lion Knights manage to escape.  As he leaves Xerxes tells his father that he will return one day and enslave galaxy.

Leaves, never seen again. Captain follows to save those he can.

End.

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BattleBruvaVolks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
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I-I literally had a character a hellva lot like him... ARE YOU A PYSKER!
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BattleBruvaVolks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I like this. I'm working on my own version of the Lost Primarchs. One is very feudal lord like however a shrewd politician and was killed because he was secretly plotting against the Emperor. The other was feudal Japan. They were also pysker focused like the Thousand Sons. However they actually hated the Thousand Sons and attempted to kill Magnus and ended up being annihilated. Got a story arc for this one.
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Little-Ceasars Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Kick ass.
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SPARTAN-WOLF Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I'm wondering whats his chapters name, what do they specialize in, and whats their symbol?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Primarch Xerxes of the Second Legiones Astartes The Lion Knights, I don't know a helluva lot about them but if you want a bit more info you can ask this guy

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Cheers
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SPARTAN-WOLF Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks.
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DeathfromSpace Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love it..........
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BattleHamsterReturns Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Top Quality man .
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
cheers Dude
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Skavenloft Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Warhammer 40 000 in... Mists of Ravenloft o_O
That's an interesting crossover, didn't it..? ^^

"Azalin Rex just casts the sh*t out of some D&D party
(neutral and evil alignments, medium levels: a caliban monk from Paridon, two barovian highwaymen, elven cleric of Ezra and a treasure hunter from Greyhawk).
They gonna loose miserably but all of a sudden cleric of Ezra uses the >>Calling throught Mists<< spell.
Azalin laughts - Fools, there is no creature than could match me in this world!!!
Cleric of Ezra smiles sinistry and says - Who tells you that I call help from THIS world..? STRIKES FROM THE STAR BROTHERS!!!

...And the skies shall rain fire!"

Cool, isn't it?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Aye pretty cool
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Skavenloft Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Skavenloft Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or maby it was "strike from the skies" and "and the stars shall rain fire"..? Anyone..? I'm not sure now ._.'
Oh, whatever, this is just strange to see chaos space marine in Ravenloft o.O
But he looks pretty amazing here, i love the sculpted shoulders plates:>
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state-of-art-tattoo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Offf!! There it is sunshine!!!!!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I want swords that do that
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neodragzer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Great work!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks man
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Sytho Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would be surprised if i see this picture on the 40k wiki in 2 or 3 days, like most of your great work!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Haha I'm not sure if there's enough info on the lost primarchs to even start a page
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Sytho Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THEY ILL FIND A WAY *CONFIDENT DERP FACE*
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trooperbeta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks man
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trooperbeta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Welcome!
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
cheers dude
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Maestitia-Relictus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Nice inspiration.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks man
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abrahell Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
very good
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
cheers
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SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If only he had an sumerian-esque beard. Regardless you did a wonderful job.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
haha yeah and big buggy Anunaki eyes
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Conclave81 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So what's his story?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
as written by Ian

Legiones Astartes II

Name: Lion Knights

Armour Colour - Orange

Legion Symbol - Lion Growling (mouth open, think MGM with red eyes) (this does not need to be in the picture of the Primarch)

Primarch: XERXES - Grand Admiral Thrawn-ish like appearance perhaps? (from star wars, not blue tho!), aristocratic, subtle red eyes, vampire-ish maybe. Orange armour. I'm open as to weapons, kind of power broadsword maybe but I'm flexible. He was arrogant, manipulative, controlling, selfish, cruel, aloof, charismatic when he needed to be and absolutely evil to the core. He saw humans as beneath him, something to use to further his position. He was not controlled by chaos nor did he worship it. He knew of its existence however through another deity worshipped by a xenos race that visited his home planet. He saw those that worshiped the chaos gods as slaves and fools.

He hid his true feelings and motivations from his father and his brothers. He did not really get on with any of them but did the minimum required not to raise too many eyebrows. He was extremely powerful, both as a psyker and a warrior. He would have been able to best any of his brothers in combat and it would probably have taken a combination of Horus, Angron or Russ to defeat him. He had a ferocious temper and anger which he always had under complete control unless he choose otherwise.

Ultimately he wished to rule the galaxy as his plaything.

He enslaved and tortured many humans and was a cannibal like the civilisation that brought him up on his home planet. Of course while he still fought for the Imperiam he kept this behaviour secret from all (the Emperor included) but his most trusted.

Before he was discovered the Legion fought with the Emperor in the unification of earth and the first few years of the Great Crusade. They were always ruthless, cruel and unforgiving. Xerxes was discovered early in the crusade and given command of the Legion. He quickly exerted his influence and filled the ranks with Astartes from Constan (home planet) who were absolutely loyal to him and shared his beliefs. They were also cannibals. This was initially hidden from the terran members of the legion but many were brought on board.

One amongst their number one, and only one, a terran Captain was apart from all others (including all the others from earth who had become totally corrupted by the Contain recruits). He was kept out of the loop! He eventually found out what was going on and survived an assassination attempt. He was called 'the one' a hero to many he saved from enslavement and consumption by the Legion.

The above Captain managed to escape and raise the alarm. The Emperor sent RUSS to deal with Xerxes. Horus and Malcador were aware of events but others were kept in the dark.

Large battle between the Lion Knights and Space Wolves. Lion Knights blooded but win. They however decide to leave (not because they lost, they didn't, they chose to leave) XERXES tells a defeated RUSS that he will return one day with enough power to enslave humanity and rule the galaxy.

Leaves, never seen again. Captain follows to save those humans whom the Lion Knights took with them
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Conclave81 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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RageDarkfox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic :)
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Cheers dude
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