Saturday, June 14, 2014

Envoys of Tombworld Ib, Dynasty of the Fleshy Kings

Many Necron Lords long to return their race to the flesh and blood form that was stolen from them. For the rulers of the Tombworld Ib, this longing has become an obsession, and the sole purpose and catalyst for all of their actions. In raid after raid, their enemies are terrified to find that the Legions of Ib take but one thing in their battles; the fallen corpses of the enemy.

The Lords of Ib, dubbed the 'Fleshy Kings' by Inquisitor Balorea,  have employed numerous dark technologies and spent countless hours experimenting on the flesh of the living races, trying to create a vessel in which they and their legions could dwell. The Envoys represent their most current, best, attempt at this feat. The Fleshy Kings have found it easy to create biological bodies, manipulating and tweaking genomes on a molecular level and growing the resultant creatures in vats of biological compounds. Yet they have found it very difficult to animate these hulks, much less transfer their minds into them. Thus  the Lords of Ib have experimented with the use of  mindshackle scarabs to reanimate the dead, stealing corpses from the battlefield and recreating their synapses with nanotechnology. The combination of these experiments has given rise to the Envoys, vat-grown monstrosities based off the Space Marine genome and animated by a network of mindshackle scarabs acting as a crude nervous system.

Though unpredictable in battle, they are quite resilient. Elimination of the Envoys and any other field test experiments should be of the highest priority when engaging the armies of Ib.


Mordian7th said...

Those are fantastic! Great work, man - really dig the backstory for 'em as well!

scottshoemaker said...

Ewww... I like em!