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Ahriman and the Rubrics Cube
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Published: September 4, 2010
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"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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metalshadowinsanity's avatar
Magnus, you wonderful, magnificent bastard. 
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Georgeprime's avatar
Sitting his throne at the top of his tower, Magnus smiles and has only one thing to say. "TROLOLOLOLOL!"
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Akeidamos's avatar
"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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germanvisitor's avatar
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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Warpwind's avatar
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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Akiyama24|Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. That is awesome.
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Jerrram's avatar
Oh god I needed that xD x
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"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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victortky's avatar
This is so happening...I can imagine magnus trolling angron by doing this XD
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HeavyBenny|Student General Artist
Ahah, nice work :D
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Jin-Ghi-Lives's avatar
Hahahhahaahahahahah
Wow this is new.
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desinteresado124's avatar
only the word ``lots of laughts´´ can decribe this
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EmperorBassexe's avatar
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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halesnaxlors's avatar
To be trolled by a primarch is not to be taken lightly!

Awesome piece btw :D
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narakubeforhewentbad's avatar
tzeetch for the epic evil gonna win the end WIN
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Hastein's avatar
Fear the rubic cube of chaaaaaaaaaange !!
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FROSTWOLF884|Hobbyist Writer
The most power full and avesome CHAOS artifact is loced inside a RUBRIGN CUBE!

Mä kyllä nauroin tälle.
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Protocol-9's avatar
Makeat naurut ovat aina vaivan väärti : D
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FROSTWOLF884|Hobbyist Writer
Olet oikeassa ystävä hyvä.
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JTM93|Hobbyist General Artist
i love it
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Beerovich's avatar
you are a genius, well you and your friend that is :p
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