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Ahriman and the Rubrics Cube by Protocol-9 Ahriman and the Rubrics Cube by Protocol-9
"It was simple in design, really. A 3-D mechnical puzzle, where the cube had six faces
and fit into the palm of the hand. A pivot mechanism enabled each face to turn
independantly, the puzzle only being solved when each face became a solid colour.
The concept was brilliant. Ingenious. Any Chaos marine worth his salt who solved Sudoku
on the weekend and had been running the same Risk campaign for the past decade could
finish this puzzle cube, right? Right?

Then why, Ahriman asked himself, why was it. So. Damn. Difficult?
It had been a gift from Magnus, wrapped up in a box and with a gift card attached.
It read: "To help you relax". Ahriman beginning to suspect the gift was anything but that.
The Warp overcame Ahriman as he realized the true meaning behind the gift. Magnus had been trolling him all along."

My friend :iconannemarie: asked for this a few months ago, finally managed to complete it inbetween all the hassle.

Still learning the ropes with colouring, some parts I am satisfied with, others I will need to work diligently on to improve. But for now, I'll submit this as it is and move forward.

*EDIT: Forgot to add the fine blurb of text Annemarie kindly wrote for me. Go team Failure. :iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconmetalshadowinsanity:
metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Magnus, you wonderful, magnificent bastard. 
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:icongeorgeprime:
Georgeprime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Sitting his throne at the top of his tower, Magnus smiles and has only one thing to say. "TROLOLOLOLOL!"
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:iconakeidamos:
Akeidamos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
"The day the puzzle cube shall be solved, will be the day the Rubric Marines will regain their former body and finally get laid"
- Magnus, handing the cursed device to Ahriman
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:iconkidsapiens:
KidSapiens Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Pffffft.
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:icongermanvisitor:
germanvisitor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
To bad Magnus put a spell on the cube which swaps the colours every time you aren't looking at them.
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:iconwarpwind:
Warpwind Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Ahriman would love the cube. The Door of Air would have been more fitting fore him though. U know that cursed cube.
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:iconakiyama24:
Akiyama24 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. That is awesome.
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:iconjerrram:
Jerrram Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Oh god I needed that xD x
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
"WHERE IS MY EQUERRY?!" Angron's roaring voice echoed throughout the ship, buckling two bulkheads and killing an astropath within the 'anger zone'. The World Eater's Primarch stormed through the corridors with his head held high, smashing it through several ornate archways as his feet battered and dented the floor with each step like the beating of a war drum.

Captain Khârn of the Fifth Assault Company, Equerry of the World Eaters had been admiring the ornate workings of a dreadnought sarcophagus, a low sigh issuing forth from his helmet as he heard his lord approaching. With a thunderous crash, Angron threw his weight against the loudly snoring construct, sending it bowling into a nearby row of its fellows, knocking them all about like skittles.

"TREACHERY! BLOOD! TRAITORS!" Angron screamed, flecks of spittle splattering all over the equerry's armor, "I'LL HAVE MY REVENGE! IN BLOOD! I'LL KILL HIS FAMILY! ALL OF THEM!"

"What's wrong, my lord?" Khârn asked, his voice low as to not startle his already over-stimulated commander.

Angron thrust a small plastcrete cube in front of the Captain's face, three little movable rows covered in colored squares. Even if it weren't practically being crammed up his nose, Khârn could clearly make out the shapes of Angron's armored fingers forced into every tile.

"WHO MADE THIS?! I WANT TO EAT THEIR SKULL AND LINE MY BED WITH THEIR BONES! BLOOD!" Angron screamed again, utterly soaking Khârn head to toe in spittle.

"I AM AWAKE?! IS IT TIME TO BATTLE?!" One of the dreadnoughts cried out, the sarcophagus merely wobbling on its side without being connected to its proper frame, as Angron and the Tech-priests continued screaming at everything.

"And that" Khârn the Betrayer spoke to his audience of Red Rivers infantrymen, as he ineffectually plinked a skull full of blood against his mouthpiece and spilled it all down his front, "is why I decided to start killing everyone"
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This is so happening...I can imagine magnus trolling angron by doing this XD
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:iconheavybenny:
HeavyBenny Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahah, nice work :D
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:iconjin-ghi-lives:
Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Hahahhahaahahahahah
Wow this is new.
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:icondesinteresado124:
desinteresado124 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
only the word ``lots of laughts´´ can decribe this
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:iconemperorbassexe:
EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
His expression [or what I can envision his expression to be] would probably read: "Almost... almost... TZEENTCH DAMNIT!" DX

Well done! :clap:
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:iconhalesnaxlors:
halesnaxlors Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
To be trolled by a primarch is not to be taken lightly!

Awesome piece btw :D
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:iconnarakubeforhewentbad:
tzeetch for the epic evil gonna win the end WIN
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:iconhastein:
Hastein Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Fear the rubic cube of chaaaaaaaaaange !!
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:iconkaos111:
Kaos111 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:iconimhappyplz:
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:iconurhappyplz:
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:iconfrostwolf884:
FROSTWOLF884 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
The most power full and avesome CHAOS artifact is loced inside a RUBRIGN CUBE!

Mä kyllä nauroin tälle.
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Makeat naurut ovat aina vaivan väärti : D
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:iconfrostwolf884:
FROSTWOLF884 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Olet oikeassa ystävä hyvä.
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:iconjtm93:
JTM93 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it
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:iconbeerovich:
Beerovich Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
you are a genius, well you and your friend that is :p
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I'll make sure to let her know her genius is being recognized. :P
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:iconxxxravenbladexxx:
xxxRavenbladexxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well ... awesome idea ;D

I showed it a friend of mine and he was like :" You know that the picture is great ?" ;]
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Tell your friend I said "Thankyou kindly for the compliment." :D
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:iconxxxravenbladexxx:
xxxRavenbladexxx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will do ;D
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Ahriman: ''No mites v#tussa nyt tänkin saa auki?''

Awesome pic by the way :).
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Kosminen avain on Sorkkarauta.
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
You mean ''Power crowbar'' :P ?
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
:icongordonfreemanplz: Where we're going, boy, we don't need to fancy-pants power weapons.
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
:'D

''smg, no... AR-2, no... shotgun, no... crossbow, NO! - Where the fuck is my crowbar?!''

- Dr. Freeman
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:iconmechpro:
mechpro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like something from the Hellraiser series
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:iconmechpro:
mechpro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, unique
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks. :p
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:iconmechpro:
mechpro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconfredrikslicer:
fredrikslicer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
i do wonder what happens when he finally solves it
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:icondanboldy:
DanBoldy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever seen Hellraiser ... ? :P
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:iconfredrikslicer:
fredrikslicer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
ah... thats a bit beyond our standard of trolling, but i suppose its chaos for a reason
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:iconorcbruto:
orcbruto Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahahahhahaha
Poor Ahriman! =D
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:iconterraluna5:
terraluna5 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this meant to show a funny side of Ahriman? 'Cause that's what it looks like. I laughed a little when I saw this. Still, a fine artistic piece. Nice work.
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:iconkoora8:
koora8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
im egyptian , and on behalf of the thousand sons im saying this is cool :P
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
:thumbsup::meow: Many thanks!
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:iconfred314159:
Fred314159 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
now if thats not magic I dont know what is
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I can't believe it's not CHAOS!
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:icondevmarine:
DeVmarine Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   General Artist
lol this is awesome, you gave him an expression without actually showing one =)
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Thanks for the compliment! :)
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:icondrovic:
Drovic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Awesomely awesome in its awesome awesomeness.
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:iconprotocol-9:
Protocol-9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Awesome that you find it awesome. :iconawesomeplz:
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