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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. :-)
Greyall Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
A plasma helmet...must be drawn! This won't be forgotten, due credit to you, of course =)
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.
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Lots and lots of glowing coils, that's for sure =)
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.
jamiewilly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Yet again, sterling imagery. Technically perfect presentation. I am a jealous hobbyist. WOW.
HunterHank117 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
DIGSVILLE! Stellar work on the scales, and the artificed helmet.
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks, man =)
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
Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
The way I see it, Angron didn't even give him much thought.
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