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The Fifteen of Midael

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Interior illustration for the recently released Deathwatch: The Emperor´s Chosen (FFG).
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Zedekial's avatar
Is that a Fenrisian Kraken?
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Nah, just some kind of Chaos Spawn. It'd be a tiny kraken by Fenrisian standards :D
Zedekial's avatar
Like a hatchling?
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
A Chiuahua-class Kraken.
Zedekial's avatar
LOL. Say, could you draw a Fenrisian Ice Troll from Warhammer 40K? They have four arms, are covered in shaggy white fur, and otherwiseresemble the trolls from the WWarhammer Fantasy world.
ChaosAurion's avatar
Ah the life of a Deathwatch Marine, good thing we get fate points...
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
And a very nice Imperial Health Insurance, I hope.
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Now this makes for some badass wallpaper.
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Go for it, by all means :)
QuantBlast's avatar
Dynamic entry!!!
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Vlka Fenrika style :D
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Space marine: "Someone call Isaac Clarke!"
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
"Brother Isaac". That sounds pretty inquisitorial to me :D
mivpus's avatar
Indeed:

Clarke: "So, any heretic Necromorphs around here?"
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The one jumping threw the air swinging his axe 9/10 he is a space wolf. Amazing skill my friend excellent artwork.
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Absolutely, he IS a Space Wolf ;) Thanks for the compliments!
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
dear emporor! what is that thing??!?!
also awesome work.:D
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Some poor Chaos spawn who probably only needs a hug.
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
lolz. sounds like that beast from nurgle, who only wanted a hug.:D
jareddm's avatar
Having read through the story in the book, this image captures it fantastically.
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Really? I have yet to receive my copy, tell me more!
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It's a story known as The Fifteen of Midael.

A group of fifteen Deathwatch marines on a strike cruiser are chased by a massive chaos warship through the warp, taking huge amounts of fire, and leading it back to Watch Station Midael where they drop-pod down just as their ship explodes and hold up for a siege in the watch station.  They held out against large numbers of chaos space marines before the warship unleashed the warp spawn you so wonderfully portrayed.  Half of the marines held the gate against the continuing numbers of chaos marines while the other half led the beast further into the base, trapping it in a room with them and activating ancient wards that ripped apart everything in the room.  The warp spawn and the marines that trapped it all perished.

The other half had led a massive charge against the attackers, finally turning them back.  However, when the chaos warship realized they had lost the ground war, they opened fire on the watch station and annihilated the remaining marines, and all of the surrounding area from orbit.  The watch station survived, but its defenders did not.

When other members of the Deathwatch finally arrived, all that remained of the defenders were their weapons.  Their bodies and armor were never found. 
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DiegoGisbertLlorensProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, fuck, so much Astartes epic heroism in one story...
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CelestialhostHobbyist Writer
Good work
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