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Sons of Horus - Sintaur Gorodion by Greyall Sons of Horus - Sintaur Gorodion by Greyall
"<sigh>...Aim for the crests..."

Gorodion, the Guillotine, The Isstvan III Atrocity

Sintaur Gorodion, Veteran Sergeant of the Chyamaras Seeker Squad, was [half]jokingly described by his brethren as being "so neurotic he kept his psychosis in check". Among the Luna Wolves, few loved the battlefield so much, and even fewer delighted in the bloodshed with the same pure release the otherwise introvert Cthonian did.
More precisely, Sintaur was an adept of bleeding enemy morale. Upon first taking command of a Devastator squad, he immediately proceeded to apply Horus' strategy of decapitation, quelling the usual lust for sheer body count Devastators evidenced.
Although this option saw him clash multiple times with his superiors, in time the results proved Gorodion undeniably right. Enemy squads and even companies would see their leaders and command squads disappear in a daze of plasma blasts, heavy-bolter rounds and laser-streaks almost as soon as the battle began, with devastating effects on their morale and coordination.
It's no wonder, than, that the adoption of Seeker Squads among the Sons of Horus saw Gorodion as one of its fervent supporters. Although more than half of his squad was still comprosed of heavy-weapon-wielding Devastators, he included some of the best marksmen the Legion had. At Isstvan III, squad Chyamaras would claim more than 80 enemy leaders, between Sergeants, Champions and Captains.

On the eve of that fateful day, Gorodion was the host to a disturbing change...from inside his helm, a single eye in the very image of the Legion's symbol peered with a blazing, ghastly gaze that left unsettled even the most sadistic of his brethren. Many were quick to attribute the feeling to the vision of the legion's eye coupled with the dark nature of the Seeker Sergeant. Others claimed that they were uncomfortable with voluntary cybernetics, since Gorodion had suffered no injured that justified the implantation of a bionic eye.

But those Sons of Horus more privy to the dark side of Horus' rebellion had a deeper, more sinister suspicion regarding Sintaur's change. Some of these warriors, as well as many of the Legion's Apothecaries - who knew full well that no surgery had been performed on Sintaur Gorodion - would soon enough regret being right.
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diego2528 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
i can imagine him pass to the traitors very fast and of course feeling like a chield with a new toy in istavaan
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VladLylyk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Bante, you are monster! In a good sense of the word)) Although this pattern is simple, but still amazing. Keep it up!!!
P.S. Your picture has inspired me to create the figure. I hope you look at the end result and say your opinion ;)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Looking forward to see that figure, mate. Let me know when you have it ready. Cheers, thank you.
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VladLylyk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Of course, as soon as the figure will show you;)
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torment6 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
kill for the living kill for the dead!!!! :) great job love the back story too as always epic :)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks, matey.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I just realized how awesome it is that Space Marines use heavy bolters as sniper rifles. :)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
And can-openers ;)
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
So cool! You always surprise me with something new!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks, matey =)
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:icongago-sama:
Gago-sama Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome *3*
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks =)
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gloomy and sinister Sergeant... true embodiment of war's grisly nature...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
/bow Many thanks
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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:icondaeouse:
Daeouse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just. . . just. . . great!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Bonus points for writing a comment that can be read at thefiring rate of a Heavy Bolter =)
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:icondaeouse:
Daeouse Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to be of entertainment!
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Gotta love the Sons of Horus.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Indeed. Meanest bunch of pragmatical badasses that ever was. Well, they tie with the Space Wolves. And apart from the World Eaters. =)
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BrotherCain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
It's hard to say which I like more: the imagery in your flavor text or the illustrations that bring them to life. I love the fact that you've giving absolute character to each drawing- it makes them more intense and real. Not to mention the variety. Keep it up!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Will do, thanks, mate.
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mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
bad..ass. i love this character, total carnage!

"when you can't destroy the enemy, divide them."
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
"In small pieces", if I might add.
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mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
indeed *nodnod*
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Wolfenstein2552 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Does he use those hands to slap any loyalists?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Wouldn't that be awesome? "I challenge you for a duel, sir. Heavy Bolters at dawn!"
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Wolfenstein2552 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
lol
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VangarShriek Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
need a hand?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
^^
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Martyven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Great lines =]
And I love the description!
I love the Pre-Heresy lore so much xD
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
That makes 2(00000) of us. Cheers, matey.
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