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Blackwing Virus by DarthTemoc Blackwing Virus by DarthTemoc
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NOTE: Listen to this "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (8)




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The Imperial bioweapons Project I71A, known as the Sickness or the Blackwing Virus was an infectious viral agent created through the powers of Sith alchemy that attacked biological tissue and transformed its victims into undead monstrosities. The disease was originally created by the Sith Lord Darth Drear on Odacer-Faustin sometime prior to 4,645 BBY, and was intended to grant immortality to its crafter. Drear's initial experiments resulted in failure, and the Sith Lord himself fell victim to his creation. Over one thousand years later, during the period of unrest following the Great Galactic War, the Sith Lord Darth Scabrous attempted to recreate Drear's disease in the hope that he would be able to succeed where his predecessor had failed. Scabrous likewise failed to create a path to immortality, and in the process unleashed the virus upon the unsuspecting students and staff of the Odacer-Faustin Sith academy. Before long, all of the Sith Acolytes and Masters on the planet died and were born anew as cannibalistic monstrosities motivated only by the will to eat.

Knowledge of the Sickness, as it had been known during the Odacer-Faustin outbreak, survived several millennia and eventually fell into the hands of Darth Vader, a Dark Lord of the Sith alive during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Around 1 BBY, Vader commissioned a scientific team from the Imperial Biological Weapons Division aboard the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Vector to re-engineer the virus and turn it into a weapon that could be used to further Imperial interests. Operating in secrecy, the scientists were able to recreate the disease under the codename "Blackwing" and prepare it for deployment. However, in that year, an accident aboard the Vector unleashed the Sickness once more, turning almost all of the personnel aboard the vessel into savages not unlike those on Odacer-Faustin. The infected took control of the ship and used it to cripple the Imperial prison barge Purge, thereby forcing the barge's occupants to enter the Star Destroyer and become prey for the Sickness.


"There is sickness and despair everywhere, confusion and complete breakdown of order on every level. I just saw a stormtrooper in the hallway take off his helmet and put his blaster to his head. He was crying when he did it."

- Dr. Zahara Cody

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Remember read the novels Death Troopers and Red Harvest written by: Joe Schreiber


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alam033 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Nice, I knew about the novels but never got around to read them and I couldn't remember what they where called. Thanks for reminding me 
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REMEMBER REMOVE THE HEAD OR DESTROY THE BRAIN! Awesome pic dude!
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Melody9421 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
STORMTROOPER!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. In all my time of watching the movies and series I have never heard of an illness that brought about this kind of out come and people thought the Blue Shadow Virus was bad.
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Corey-067 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
When I saw that you'd put Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as the music for this, my first thought was "Dead Space!" 

Fantastic Piece! Love it. I actually want to cosplay one of these guys, at some point :D
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DarthTemoc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks delta. I thought on it cause it's a perfect song to feel the terror that was lived aboard that Star Destroyer. D:
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Corey-067 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I couldn't agree more! :D
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HuffingtontheOnly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
loved Death Troopers, never heard of Red Harvest.
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DarthTemoc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those two stories!
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FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Listened to that while I looked at it. I love this.
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DarthTemoc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude c:
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FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
My pleasure.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Cool :)
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DarthTemoc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks c:
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
You're welcome :)
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lolsteve102 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Creepy....
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DarthTemoc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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