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Tarbod, Heir to Titans by Greyall Tarbod, Heir to Titans by Greyall
Goras Tarbod earned his nickname 'Titan' during the Great Crusade. Probably the largest Marine in any of the Legions, the Assault Sergeant made for an impressive sight of white and blue ceramite and was the center of attention at many an inter-Legion gathering, by apothecaries and battle-brothers alike. To this, Tarbod would answer with detached pride, although, in good World Eater fashion, he could never bring himself to actually be pedantic - such was for those who truly depended on interaction with others.

Yet a single gesture of camaraderie would become a pivotal point in Tarbod's life. While departing the Sol System, the World Eaters fleet made a fuelling stop at Titan, upon which Goras was gifted by his squadmates with a neckpiece made from the basaltic rock of that moon. This did Goras Tarbod cherish greatly.

This would, in time, spell his fall into madness.

When the assault on the Emperor's gates ultimately failed, Tarbod fled along with the rest of his Legion into the Eye of Terror. Yet he did it in his death throes, after defeating an Imperial Fists Dreadnought. He managed to see the Captain of the 8th, Kharn, return to life with a roar that shook the entire ship. Then Tarbod closed his eyes and saw no more.

He woke to a red glow and a voice that meant blood with every spoken word. A voice that told him of a glorious future, made from the rush of battle and the skulls of his enemies. A voice that told him of a Titan, trudging through broken husks. This did Goras Tarbod embrace.

This sealed his fate, and Khorne almost smiled...

He had to undergo massive surgery and bionic implantation, and even with Khorne's blessing it took long until Tarbod was back into battle, but he was stronger than ever - and, by the Blood God's grace, bigger, as well. All this time, Tarbod clutched his neckpiece. And heard the voice of his ancestor...

Not long afterwards, Tarbod learned of vermin infesting his home, festering in Titan's entrails, soiling his legacy...he learned of the Grey Knights. And became a cleanser of their filth.

His armour, The Mausoleum, is an almost exact replica of a Grey Knight Terminator's wargear (only much bigger) and it was indeed forged from the blood of 80 of their best through the course of 88 nights. The hammer he wields, World Aflame, is a marvel of obsidian and dark iron, capable of turning power armour into scrap with one blow.

And so Tarbod, descendant of Titans, hunts the knights in grey across the Galaxy. For the space marines of the Ordo Malleus, he has become a nemesis, a predator who can stalk them at every battlefield.

For him, they're transgressors deserving of the worst punishment, their names to be recorded in their own books until the last of them is cleansed.

And here's the World Eater, Tarbod. This guy was a pretty hard to draw, mainly because of the trophies, pose and perspective. I wanted to have a 'cleaner' look, hence why I gave him a Grey Knight Terminatour armour. The square spikes also lend a more 'tidy' vibe to the character. The nicer details: Nemesis blade on his right vambrace, used for beheading and scalping; skulls kept on the reliquaries of his armour, formerly attached to the bodies of Grey Knight heroes; four sets of jaws; the middle reactor - it's a Valkyrie engine.

The weapon was inspired by the hammer the chaos warrior carries in this piece by Adrian Smith : [link]

Khorne followers, though my favourites (or may because of it), are always a pain to draw, but I'm glad with how Tarbod came out.

Visual note: his armour (barring cables, spikes and runes) is completely red (dark blood-red), no trim (those riveted stripes aren't trims, they're parts of the armour).
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AnonymousONIagent Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can just imagine this guy on the battlefield... He's a giant mass of pure boiling rage encased in adamantine Terminator armor that flies.

I don't care whether you're a lowly Imperial Guardsman or a goddamn Space Marine Captain. If you even think you see this guy, your first and quite possibly last thought will be "OH FUCK OH FUCK FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK FUCKING SHIT NOPE ABORT ABORT NOPENOPENOPE HOLY FUCK"
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Greyall Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Wish I had a dream like that ;)
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twinoceans Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Need that head design on a fantasy version of a daemon prince.  This is just too spetacular
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An-ggrath Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astonishing. I could imagine this guy coming down on a battlefield and everyone noticing that the sun being blacked out, cause he's just that huge.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thanks, man. I definitely have to draw Tarbod again.
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Vile-Heretic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
badass bro! Is he from the Horus Heresy series or your own made up creation? Great work either way!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
It's my own baby, this one. =)

He'd be kind of a comic relief in the 40K universe, I think.
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Vile-Heretic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
lmao I can't imagine a super giant World Eater that hunts Grey Knights as a comedian!
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Babagan00sh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
np,keep it up.
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Babagan00sh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
chaos champion is on the same powerlevel like a grey knight,agreed.but the number hundred is just too much.1on1 he would probably kill a grey knight even with terminator armor.but how he killed 100 grey's without his epic armor (which was made of grey knight armors).grey knights rarely fight alone.and even when tarbon fight them only 1on1 its more then 'unrealistic' (well its 40k) that he survived 100 fights against them.furthermore its improbably that they all where 'normal' grey knights.im not a grey knight fan boy,but that a single warrior (even dangerous like him) won ~100 fights against them,is just disproportionate.like ive allready said ,i really like ur background and ur amazing art,but that is just too much.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Well, I guess I could've used some more reasonable numbers. I'll have that in mind, mate, thanks for the advice.
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Babagan00sh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
hey.i like ur style and how u 'develop' ur chars.its awesome how detailed ur background is.
BUT ur fluff is much to overpowered..dude a chaos marine (even one with epic bionics and a size like
a dreadknought) cant kill 100 grey knights. i know that he didnt kill them all at once,but dude they are
grey knights. the elite of the elite of the elite.even the powerfullest demons cant kill a few ot them. (ben counters grey knights books(i know counter isnt the fluffiest,but its official)).so when he really killed 100 (a whole company?!) he would be more powerfull then abbadon and an'ggrath (most powerfull demon) together.even the demon-primarch of the world eaters,angron (tarbods legion?) was banned by a grey knight.AND sorry for my english ;)))
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I won't deny my World Eaters fandom but, that being said, I think a Chaos Champion - and a very big one at that - would have a perfectly reasonable chance at killing a Grey Knight. And he's a Raptor, he's oportunistic. He probably picked and killed each of his victims one by one.

A Chaos Champion's "power level" will be around that of a Grey Knight - or higher. Of course he didn't just wade through their ranks, swinging his hammer, and I always write these characters assuming they've known defeat. Tarbod would of course have to retreat if two or three of his target's companions came to help. But a single Grey Knight, even in Terminator armour? Or a Justicar? To beat one of those doesn't take a Chaos Lord, I think.
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He hunts grey knights? Hehe, good luck, it's akin him to a gretchin hunting space marines~
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Not so much, mate. A Grey Knight should be something close to a Custodes, stronger than the average Space Marine, but Chaos Chosen and Champions attain tremendous levels of strength, power, agility, whatever. My vision of things is: the stories we read about Space Marines defeating their traitorous brethren in single combat are an exception. Chaos Marines have 10,000 years of combat experience and survival in the name of the Dark Gods, which means that, more or less, each one has pleased their masters, and that means some sort of reward. So the usual outcome, the way I see it, is for the traitors to win. Were I the one writing a Chaos Codex, a "basic" Chaos Marine would be the equivalent of a Grey Knight, at least fluffwise.
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply put, they have eons of experience but do not age (due to the influence of the warp) and therefore they should be awesome kick-asses? :D
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
What would you like to be labelled as if you survived for 10000 years in the 40K universe? =)
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Old Man. xD
Jkjk~
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Haha =)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
DAT jaw! dem toes!!!
man this guy is an awesome sight!! brilliant work again dude!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thanks a bunch, mate.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no prob bro.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang. 0_0

Always great to see your work. And this one certainly is imposing. Great detail and back story. I'd have to say the part I loike the most is the Valkyrie engine reactor. That just blew my mind.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
HE'S BIG BONED!

Thanks, mate. I actually like the central turbine too, but mainly because of the heat effect. Imagine that Chaos Symbol and skull contrasting against the orange-hot glow of the engine...like the last sunset a Grey Knight sees.
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I have him for my birthday?
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
You don't want this coming out of your cake, mate.
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would he fit IN the cake?
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Well, in a room-sized cake he would. A high-ceiling room.
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have my birthday in a cathedral!
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a mouth on him isn't there?
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Getting to the flesh through power armour is hard.
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
About as hard as getting a peach tree to grow apples?
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
=)
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so he's like what... 20feet tall? I know that regular space marines are like 8ft, and I know he's really big. so like 20 feet? bigger?
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Nah, I'd say a little above 3 metres, 10 feet tall. Primarch-sized, give or take. But then there's also the matter of all the bulk, especially with terminator armour.
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RedQueenXXX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so I was WAAAAAAAY off, still imposing though.
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NO... NO... FOR THE LOVE OF TZEENTCH... THIS IS THE MOST MIND-CRUSHING DELIRIUM-SPAWNED FIEND OF THIS BRUTAL AND GORE-EATING GOD - KHORNE...

if seriously, amagingly stunning work!
and exeptionally crazy storyline, too
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Haha, thanks, man. =)
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you make the outstanding Raptor-esque maniacs!
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ManoAlada Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, he hunts the hunters, nice idea, but he will only summon the rage of chuck nor....i mean, kaldor draigo.
mmm, it would be nice seeing him killing draigo.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I don't think even this guy can do that...he'd certainly try, though. When you work for Khorne, either you walk onwards or you probably lost your legs.
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ManoAlada Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
and your skull, and your blood.
yeah, you are right.
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
................... be still my heart~ :heart:.....
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Crazy how much love Khorne gets...I know deep down he's touchSKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE.
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Khorne himself yes, his servants...you'd actually be surprised (excellent husband material, I kid you not).
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Well, they'll kill for their families, I know that.

And their families.
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, true on both accounts.

But hey, "Come here Space Marine, my master wishes to make a necklace from your spine as a gift for his bride" will still sound romantic to me X3 lol
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna need a few Broadsides... :O
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Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Also, get them some broadside pants...they'll be full in a minute. =)
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Eh I figure between the railguns and the smart missiles they'll have a decent chance.
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