The Bloodhunt Knights were the first Soulless Vampire troops to be sent to the mortal lands of Rotvar when Tialevor’s Arcanists succeeded in recreating the Astral Portals used by demons during the ancient invasions.
Thanks to the portals, the Tyrant-God’s troops were finally able to cross the spiritual barrier between Aera and Rotvar, that barrier created by the Dragon-God Ghomirs sacrifice to defend mortals from Tialevor. When they arrived on Rotvar, the Bloodhunt Knights, led by the sons of Drakenmir himselfconquered the citadel of Rodburg after exterminating the entire population, a fortress hidden in a corroded and poisonous land scattered by graveyards hosting the countless victims of the demonic invasions of past ages.
By taming the Bloodfiend bats and forging terrific blood infused Vampiric armors and weapons, the Drakenmiryan brothers and their court began to capture the souls of Rotvar’s peoples in order to feed the Astral Portals, thus allowing the Tyrant-God to send more and more troops, until Rotvar too would fall into his hands!
The people of Dragonpeaks are direct descendants of the Humans who lived in Aeraunder the leadership of Sol the Holiest, the Dragon-God Ghaomir’s Herald. After they have been defeated and their God had been slain at the hands of the Tyrant-God Tialevor, the few surviving heirs of Sol were entrusted with the Dragonsheart: with it, they fled to Rotvar and settled in the Dragonpeaks Mountains, where they could protect this sacred relic under the guide of the wise Kromatur the Elder, Dragonlord of Dragonpeaks.
Today, these fierce people live in villages honoring the ancient way of the Dragon Cult, led by warriors who have shown great valour in battle. Surrounded by mountains full of beasts of all kinds, they live in a land where the battle for survival is the order of the day, a perfect place to keep their treasure hidden from the forces of evil and to maintain their legendary strength.
The Nagarots are a cult devoted to the Serpent Demon Yn’aga, herald of the Tyrant-God Tialevor. Before being killed by Sol, the Serpent Demon gifted his Alfar followers with his demon blood, turning them into Purebloods, immortal snake creatures with the task to corrupt the strongest living souls.
In one of the noble districts of the Tyrant-God capital Nikeza, Purebloods give birth to the Nagarot Thralls: beings of lesser races, often gladiators who survived the most brutal ordeals. The few warriors who can survive the process of being injected the Pureblood venom turn into this snake headed monstrosities.
I wanted to sit down and give everyone an update on the state of the Advent Calendars and what’s happening at Monstrous Makings over the next week or so.
The great news is the last component for the Advent Calendars is on its way, literally as I sat down to write this I got the shipping notification from the UK warehouse. So regardless of the rest of this post the Advent Calendar production will continue and is on schedule to start dispatch during the first week of November.
Over the last few months my family’s health and the state of our house has been on the decline, and as such I am going to be taking a week off, to attempt to reset and do some much needed work around the house. The website will still be open for orders but nothing (with the exception of Advent Calendars) will be processed until Monday 8th November. With any luck that’ll be all it needs to get me reset and back to peak working form.
If you have a current order in on the website it will be completed my break, in fact they are all printed they just need packing up.
Gnolls were spawned by the Demon Raz’n’guul, born from a rotten tooth of the corruption god Melmor himself. This fiendish offspring, cousins to the weaker Kobolds, lives in nomadic tribes which raids through the lands of the mortals, offering fresh souls for their gods.
The insatiable appetite of these beasts often leads them to madness and cannibalism. The tribe of the Bonegnasher is composed by bulky and savage Gnolls who pillage through the lands of Rotvar, always on the lookout for new prey to tear apart.
I STAND WITH LA PALMA is not your typical 3D printable figurine campaign. It is a fundraiser to help the evacuees whose home was destroyed by the volcano. 50% of the profits from any sale of a Hefesto printed model will go the the relief efforts in La Palma.
If you have a 3D printer of your own and want to support this fantastic cause then head over to My Mini Factory on the link below to pledge and help those affected by this disaster.
The Arbiter Miniatures Kickstarter Heroes of the Realm has produced some fantastic miniatures and I feel bad it has taken me this long to list them. They are all supportless minis so there is absolutely no clean up on them, just prime and paint. Also due to the way they are sculpted to make them supportless they end up more robust, so great for those younger hobbyists or those who struggle with the fiddly bit of some of the other minis on this site, without compromising on detail.
Monstrous Makings Ltd has a commercial license from the kickstarter to print and sell physical copies of these models.
The Tritons are the proud folk of the seas, which ancestors are common to those of the Alfar. Being one of the people elected by Holmuran, God of Water, their role is to protect one of the legendries Scale of Holmuran in the Sunken Kingdom, in the center of the Tridlian Sea. This artifact gives them the power to control the Tides in their region.
Divided into houses, they are led by the Council of the First, composed of the most ancients Tritons. They are formidable adversaries both underwater and on land, thanks to their innate dexterity and their mastery in the use of the mysterious tridents and blades built in Aquitrium alloy.
Seeing the corruption that spreads in every living thing, the Tritons isolated themselves from the rest of the world, unconditionally attacking anyone who dared to enter their territory and vowing to rid the sea of Holmuran’s enemies. Their sworn enemies are the Jurakin, who had been corrupted and deceived by one of the fearsome Tide Tyrants who follow the schemes of the Tyrant God Tialevor himself.
I debuted the Gun Mage costume a month ago at the first Saturday night D&D session at the fantastic Nerdy Coffee Co. but it has taken me this long to sit down and write it all up. The team at Darkblade LARP did a fantastic job on the leatherwork and after some back and forth the parts all fit perfectly.
First up we have the Gun Mage costume:
And then the full Mechanik costume:
And just because 2 costumes wasn’t enough variety I’ve started working on some more parts. I’m currently playing a Rhulic Dwarf Mechanik with a Repeating Pistol and a Mechanikal Arm in a campaign so I figured I’d start there. Whilst looking around for Mechanikal Arm inspiration I found the picture of the Khador Mechaniks Chief from the Warmachine game and noticed the head on his ‘Jack Wrench looks like a ratcheting socket set, so I started to build a new head for my wrench too. The socket heads are going to be magnetized so they will be interchangeable and they will also fit into the Slug ammo loops for ease of carrying.
Next up was the repeating pistol and for that I went to thingiverse to try and find a revolver to suit. I ended up with a Destiny gun that kinda looked the part but didn’t have a functional interior, so I downloaded the files and got to work of making it all work. The first prototype is done and the hammer and trigger mechanism works, I just need to get a few more parts printed to test the cylinder advancement system. I’m also working on adding runes instead of the detailing on the original files. It’s also scaled to fit in the Magelock holster and to use the same bullets for maximum cross purpose.
Now to look into working on the Mechanikal Prosthetic Arm, that’s gonna be a fun one.