I was unsure whether I was going to bother entering anything for the Black Library Open Submissions this time around. I’ve been busy getting the commission business all set up and going and I spent the majority of my time painting. It would be a shame not to though, these opportunities don’t come around very often and it would be a waste not to take it while it’s there.
The theme this time is Brotherhood, with a choice of different themes to write within that. They want to see groups of individual working together, and seeing how I like creating Warbands and such, it gave me the kick I needed to flesh out some of my half created characters.
I decided to go for the group who would have made the diorama had I finished it in time. The Ludicrous Seven. They consist of the following character:
Kycius – an Iron Warrior who likes to think he is in charge.
Roushal – A Noise Marine who talks too fast and too much.
Abraxas – A Khorne Berzerker who is surprisingly together when not in a fight.
Festus – A Plague Marine – he needs the most work.
Shabaka – A Thousand Son sorcerer with delusions of grandure
Sarlath – A Night Lord without the ability to speak
Davidus – An Ultramarine Skeleton.
They are an interesting bunch who are slowly taking shape in my mind. I have a lot of work to do on them, but I have a rough outline and a plot that grows each day. I am looking forward to seeing where their tale goes at the very least! For now, have this short scribble and some pictures of the miniatures:
Crouching behind an overly large rock, the three of them exchanged glances. Between them and their target were countless more of the demon things. Kycius sucked in a breath. Before he could stop him, Roushal poked his head up before immediately ducking down. “There’s ten thousand, I counted real quick.” Kycius looked at Shabaka, who rolled his eyes.