Monday, January 2, 2012

WIP's and Fluff !

So i'll kick off the proceedings with some pics, because thats how i roll.

 Picked up even more harlequins for cheap, simply because i love painting them.

The Seer council, which i'm working on right now.  and my Craftworld color scheme.

My rendition on Corsair Jetbikes, or Reavers with Wraithlord weapons and bits added to take some of the "Evil" away.

Wraithlord, with Bright Lance and two flamers,  posed with tender love and care. (I love LOVE this model and want another one) 

The Farseer, head swap.

Craftworld Vol-Yor

            At the time of the Eldar Empire; Vol-Yor was a merchant guild of some renown, they traded in raw materials and were heavily involved in the creation of Eldar psycho-reactive plastics, and Starship construction.  When the pleasure cults began to secure prominence in the empire, the leading members of the guild were disgusted and appalled. They promptly moved the bulk of their operations to the border of Eldar space, and formed their own satellite empire on the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy. The birth of Slannesh and the fall of the Eldar still had a profound effect on the population of Vol-Yor, shattering the minds and souls of the majority of the craftworlds military leaders, seers, and killing 25% of its total populace. 

            The forces of Vol-Yor, sat licking their wounds for several centuries, rebuilding the population, and attempting to salvage what they could of the military and seer hierarchy. By the time of the birth of the Imperium and the launching of the great crusades, Craftworld Vol-Yor had reached a degree of its former glory. With their strength returned, the Craftworld went searching for other Eldar survivors, what the scouts of Vol-Yor discovered when they braved the paths of the webway and ventured to the maiden worlds, were planetary crypts. Dead worlds, barren and scarred by the fall of the empire, when this news reached the Craftworld, the populace assumed that they were the last of their species. 

            After much time and strong deliberation by the oldest and most potent leaders of Vol-Yor, the Eldar decided to re-take their empire, world by world. No matter what alien or daemon tried to stop them, the Craftworld was out to avenge the death of a species, and the galaxy would drown in the debt blood. 

            For the next eleven centuries, the Eldar of Vol-Yor waged a tireless war against outlying human and alien worlds all along the Eastern Fringe and up into the Halo Stars. This campaign of vengeance and blood ended when a strike force preparing to attack an Imperial Guard complex on Lucien’s Jump, watched as Eldar clad in black and flying on hover skiffs attack the compound using vicious and twisted weaponry. They stayed back away from the fighting; watching in horror, as the newcomers sadistically tortured the surviving humans before returning through their webway portal with a handful of captives.  Autarch Kellio, immediately sent word of the atrocity, and the Eldar of Vol-Yor, had a new purpose, find the surviving Eldar of the Pleasure Cults and exterminate them all.

            This tragically led to a devastating encounter with Craftworld Il-Kathe, which is the first Craftworld to meet the Eldar of Vol-Yor.  Immediately assuming that these newcomers were of the Pleasure Cults, and wary for their own continued existence. Vol-Yor launched into a full fleet engagement with Il-Kathe, the Craftworlds tore one another apart, but Il-Kathe proved the stronger, overwhelming Vol-Yor’s merchant ships turned war vessels. The remaining ships of Vol-Yor limped away, not to be seen by other Eldar for another three centuries.

            A Harlequin troupe traversing the webway discovered the gate to Vol-Yor, opening it they ventured in. They were immediately greeted by a war host, who swiftly captured the storytellers. The Harlequins told the Vol-Yor, of what the true nature of their people was, and of the grave blunder they had made attacking Il-Kathe.

            The Harlequin’s spread the word of Vol-Yor, a Craftworld so fanatical in its battle against the forces of the Dark-Kin and its attempts at reclaiming the lost Empire, that they had waged mistaken battle against a craftworld three times the size and strength of them. Immediately upon learning the facts, Vol-Yor sent out apologizes and offers of recompense to Il-Kathe. They pledged themselves to Il-Kathe as a subsidiary craftworld, and now fight in many of the same wars. Though they remain partially autonomous, attempting to aggressively reclaim Eldar space, and purge the Dark Kin from existence.

            After the battle with Il-Kathe, Vol-Yor lost many of its military supplies. In that time they became desperate and turned to piracy. What ships they had became dreaded Corsair fleets, and terrorized Imperial shipping lanes, ravaging the humans for supplies and equipment.  Since learning the truth, the Vol-Yor Craftworld has drawn from these fleets, along with the Harlequins which they have formed close bonds with, to back them on the field of battle.

what do you guys think ?


  1. your fluff is strong Grasshopper. To make the bikes look less evil turn the hook shaped fins around to make sweeping wings.

  2. Yes Sensi ! i shall not bring dishonor your name. Plus i was thinking about filing them to make more organic shapes, that would be better i think, since i still want them to look "harsh"

  3. I love the background, sounds pretty sweet!

    Glad to see even more harlies, the WL and the seer both look cool.

    Is the bobblehead in the background going to be your Avatar?

  4. Your Fluff Is Strong Like OX!



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