Speaking of derailing threads, let's kick off FRIDAY with...
Hevral Grimbeard, companion and battle brother to Drak-Aren Broken-Tusk.
Apart from his custom face from Eclipse Bricks and his BrickWarriors War Hammer, Hevral is 100% TLG made. His torso comes from one of the recent SW EP VII sets. A pretty simple fig, but a pretty cool combo. I really need some more Brick Fortress legs, just to give hims some additional mobility.
As a former soldier of Faermoore, Hevral spent the majority of his days fighting orcs and trolls in Altrairia. Despite many years of battle, his best friend happens to be a half orc warrior. After leaving the service of Faermoore, he joined up with Drak, and became a mercenary. The two have taken on countless quests, and have gained renown in several lands.
Khanoss Vangelis, Lord Commander of the Order of Retribution.
I really like this guy's combination. It's a bit odd, but I'll cover the full build. The legs are from the SW Old Republic Sith Captain minifig. The torso is the reverse side of the Eomer minifig from LotR. On his sword arm is BrickWarriors Arm Armor, and a BrickWarriors Greatsword. Around his head is a modified dark red bandanna and dark red cape. His face is Kai's from Ninjago.
The Order of Retribution is an excommunicated chapter of the Paladin Order. Originally, they were responsible for hunting the Dark Knights of Mehrunes, but their overzealous nature led them to slaughtering innocents in the name of the Light. This series of actions led to the Paladin War, which ended with the remaining members of the original order being executed by the Order's Judges. Many years later, the order Khanoss, a member of the Paladin Order was called by the Titan of Light to reform the Order of Retribution. Having fought many of the Dark Knights, he became a powerful and level headed paladin. Now, he rebuilds the Order of Retribution in secrecy, hoping one day to reveal them and increase the power of the Paladin Order.
Malayana Vetros, Frost Mage and Journeyman Adventurer.
100% TLG! After gathering a good amount of Egyptian related items, I had to put together a mage with these items. Adding Galadriel's sparkly cape just made her stick out even more.
Malayana grew up in a family of mages. Because of this, she traveled frequently, and learned much about other lands. However, she was always fascinated by the history and legends surrounding the Savadjik Desert, specifically the tales about the old Desert King. Eventually, as her magical powers grew, she parted from her family and formed her own expedition, which was responsible for looking for some of the last king's old relics. Among those relics, she retrieved the Frost Staff and Scarab Shield of the Desert Queen.
Ciele the Wolf Knight
Here's the run down of his gear: BrickWarriors Greaves, Brickforge Waist Armor, BrickWarriors Demon Armor, BrickWarriors Greatsword, and BrickWarriors Assassin Helmet. If you can't tell, his inspiration comes from one of the most bad@$$ knights to have ever graced the world of video games:
Knight Artorious, The Abysswalker
Long ago, before the first era, lived a valiant paladin known as Ciele. He fought alongside other light wielders to repel the Demon King and his army. They fought through his hordes of demons, and came face to face with him. Though he fought valiantly, Ciele was slain in battle by the Demon King. However, his soul never returned to the Titan of Light; instead, his soul was sealed within his corpse and resurrected. The King had never fought a human as strong as Ciele. Rather than letting his soul depart, he reanimated Ciele's body and warped a portion of essence. His warped essence became that of a giant wolf (which I will one day build).
Tywind Aryleth, Head of the Shield Maidens of the Wintershield Guild
Hey, not all bad@$$ Nords have to be big, burly dudes. The world needs more bad@$$ women! And why not Tywind! After all, she is the daughter of Lokren the Slayer. But first, here's a rundown on her unique gear. The sword is from BrickArms and her torso is from the Baldur's Gate Heroes, decal pack from Saber-Scorpion.
As the Guildmaster's daughter, and only child, Tywind assists is running the day-to-day tasks of the guild. Along with those responsibilities, she also acts as commanding officer of the Shield Maidens. She is a fierce warrior, easily remember for holding the line against Knight's Valor in numerous battles. She and her Shield Maidens have inspired countless numbers of young women to take up the sword and join the Wintershield Guild.
Warlord Hakan Vekiss, General of the Maukr Marauders
Apart from the custom paint job on the BrickArms Claymore, this guy is 100% TLG. I decided to go with a First Order Helmet from the First Order Battle Pack for a more exotic helmet for this guy.
Hakan is the appointed Warlord of the Maukr Marauders. So, if you recall several posts ago, I introduced Necros. Technically, Necros runs the Maukr. Shortly after arriving in the Highlands, the warlock bossed his way through the marauders and took out their old leader. Along the way, Hakan aided him in overthrowing the last ruler (he was kind of a jack@$$). Since then, he was bestowed with a powerful, unholy charger, a flame sword, and the best gear that Necros has put together. Unless he is given a directive by Necros, Hakan runs the Maukr, taking whatever he sees fit and killing whoever stands in their way.
Lucile Sevrow, Witch Knight of the Unbroken Order
You can probably tell what her unique items are by now, but I'll cover it. Her weapon of choice is the BrickArms Claymore, her torso is one of the vampire torso decals from SYWBAA, and her pauldron is from Brickforge. I'm hoping to grab a CapeMadness waist cloth for her and some BrickWarriors Vambraces when they appear in store again.
Witch Knights were once the elite soldiers of the Lorensi Kingdom of Graal, More importantly, Lucile was one of the main captains. I say was, because Graal is no more. Long ago, when the Paladin Order marched against the dark kingdom, Lucile betrayed her own and assisted them in bringing down the Witch King. While she was admired for the change of heart by the paladins, her own kind despised her. She is forever known as the Traitor Knight. Rumor has it that she is a close friend of Lord Commander Slade.
The Witch King, King of Graal, First Born of the Dark Maiden.
One of the Four Kings of the old world, the Witch King was responsible for nearly destroying the Wood Elves. Under his dark rule, the Lorensi discovered new, terrible powers, capable of corrupting and twisting life. Even after his fall at the hands of the Order of the Sun, his soul remained, waiting for the day he could return. His unique gear consists of a Brickforge Wizard Sword, BrickWarriors Roman Armor, and BrickWarriors Vambraces.
Torin Drovus, Knight of the Demon King
The strongest knight of the Demon King's four knights. He is also the father of Ixia Drovus, the court mage of Ankora. Feared for his berserker rage ability, few have been able to stand against him. His unique weapon is known as the Twilight Breaker. It works both as a polearm and a magic staff. His one unique item is his BrickWarriors Invader Helmet.
Well folks, that does it for this Minifig Showcase! Come on back next week when I show off some sci-fi guys!
Hope you enjoyed the figs!
Decals by Saber-Scorpion
C&C is always welcome and appreciated!!!