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Salamanders - Mazad Vur'Me by Greyall Salamanders - Mazad Vur'Me by Greyall
"The sons of Lorgar have long claimed for their speech the properties of fire, they say it sets the spirits of men alight. Look now, brothers, how dark their babbling truly is.

There is good in this, though. Every chance of showing the true voice of fire to those who waste it on pompous metaphors is a blessing. Charge, warriors of Vulkan. Show this filth how well their torches work against a Salamander."

Mazad Vur'Me, The Magmaborne, The Immortal Cinder, Librarian of the Salamanders

This was Mazad Vur'Me's rallying cry to 150 Salamanders on the closing stages of the Dropsite Massacre. One hour later, Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters, walked through the torrent of fire melting his warriors around him and smashed the Salamander's head with a single punch.

Mazad was perhaps the greatest Pyromancer in the Imperium for millennia, his signature fire-breath becoming legend during the Great Crusade. So great was his admiration of fire, he conjured not only warp flames, like so many other psykers, but each and every chemical component required for combustion. This enabled him to enhance his attack by mounting four small promethium flamethrowers on his helm. Legend persists to this day among the Salamanders that in one ill-going battle, Vur'Me turned the tables by burning a whole enemy platoon to a cinderous vapour.
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Lurkingkeen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Excellent piece. Love the scale work. Like the helmet flamer. In my own long developing story I have had a relic helm with a plasma projector. It works as a flamer, but with a cool blue blast effect. Great minds think alike. :-)
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Greyall Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
A plasma helmet...must be drawn! This won't be forgotten, due credit to you, of course =)
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:iconlurkingkeen:
Lurkingkeen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Why thank you. Any ideas as to how you would depict it? I looked up the various WH 40k plasma weapons to get an idea as to how they work. I am currently reading up on other scifi plasma weapons described in various books I have read. I think I have worked out how it would work, but not how the apparatus would look.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Lots and lots of glowing coils, that's for sure =)
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:iconlurkingkeen:
Lurkingkeen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Huh. Not how I pictured it, but different artists, different executions of the same concept. I look forward to seeing it.
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jamiewilly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Yet again, sterling imagery. Technically perfect presentation. I am a jealous hobbyist. WOW.
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HunterHank117 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
DIGSVILLE! Stellar work on the scales, and the artificed helmet.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks, man =)
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diego2528 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
well that depents in how angron kill him. i can imagine throw flame at him with all the power he had....and then angron just go and either:cut his head or just punch kim until he is dead. also he could be the first psyker dead by angron and start the trent of the world eater about hating psykers
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
The way I see it, Angron didn't even give him much thought.
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:icondiego2528:
diego2528 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
maybe. also in the battle of prospero. a TS throw fire against russ. he howl and the fire goes againt the TS burn him.

the primarch and more angron are really tought mother fuckers
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diego2528 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
i can imagine something like

salamander: but the nikea edit

mazad: then kill me now o go to the battlefield right now!.

also he dosent have a weapon? or something that now is a relic to the salamander?
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:iconjamiewilly:
jamiewilly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Err, Hello! Bloody massive axe!!!??
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Eggzactly =)

As to the weapon, it could've been lost throughout the millennia, destroyed by Angron or still active - just unknown and unnamed =)
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:iconlord-faesight:
Lord-Faesight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
That guy is 100% Astartes and 2000% BADASS
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Too bad Angron is over 9000 =)

Thanks, man
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:iconlord-faesight:
Lord-Faesight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
=) Can't wait for the next
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MrSwede Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Yeah, you can be badass, you can be SUPER badass, but nothing good ever came from fucking with Angron.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Damn right =)
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*bow his head in reverence *

Truly magnificent and undefeatable Librarian!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thanks, man
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ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artist
Yet another awesome character!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thank you.
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I WILL BURN YOU WITH MY FACE!!

Lol. Nice stuff as always. Not sure about the axe in his right hand. The flame effect looks a bit more like fur and I'm not sure that being hit with a furry axe is all that scary...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
LOL, well put, mate.

A "furry" axe will rend armour like a piece of paper.
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Another great job! Thank you, Greyall!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thank YOU, matey. Cheers
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Keep up your awsome work!
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BrotherCain Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Wonderful as always :) keep up the great work!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thanks, man =)
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gool5000 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you =)
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gool5000 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your work is exquisite. Thanks for making such pieces of art.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you for the interest, mate.
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Alejo-AWES Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, You will forgive my illiteracy, but those phrases are from any book? its this Vurīme guy some actual character? If it is like that, mate...gimme the damn title of the book
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
All made up, mate, Vur'Me is a creation of yours truly.
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Alejo-AWES Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For that I salute you! You totally got me with the reference of Angron
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H8C Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Loyalist librarian at the Dropsite Massacre?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
No better time to make use of a psychic advantage than when you're about to be mauled by thousands of traitors. And to hell with you father's edict;)
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H8C Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
If you listen to Garro: Oath of Moment, you'll see that's not really how space marines work.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Oh, ok, so I write these pieces of fan-fluff right after I scan the drawings, they sometimes come out with some stupid in them. But is it so unbelievable that an ex-librarian would make use of his greatest weapon in a dire moment? Many psykers have been doing that in the latest Heresy novels.

I assume some fluffish malfunction, though =P
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H8C Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I love your art, you draw awesome stuff, I just don't really think that would be possible. I don't know a lot about Vulkan and his sons, but for example an Ultramarine or a Blood Angel (I'm more certain about the former than the latter though) would rather die than break his oath to his father and the Emperor.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Hmm...as I said before, the latest HH novels show otherwise. Librarians use their powers in desperate situations. It has been so with the Blood Angels, for example, but also with the Dark Angels.
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H8C Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I still haven't read the latest ones, so okay I guess :)
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
This guy is pure awesome.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thanks, man
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
No worries
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Shamblin85 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Bloody Brilliant mate! May have to do some colors on this one, wit your permissions of course^^
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Mate, you know you don't need to ask for that =)
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Shamblin85 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Well it's been a touch too long, just figured i would do the reasonable and ask lol ^^, particulars on the usage of blue on this one? Or you want me to just do however?
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