Mordeci the Damned
The Broken Usurper
The Alpha Helbrute
Lords of Ascension Chaos Space Marines
Kaarl Mordeci’s heart had always burned of a hunger for power and hateful greed. It was the fuel that drove him to rise through the ranks. Yes, it was a powerful fuel indeed for a ruthless man like him. Like most brothers of Lords of Ascension, if not to say all brothers, he dreamt of commanding the warband as their Tyrant Elect. Unlike most, he could not contain his ambition. He was not the first to act on this aspiration nor would he be the last. One might eventually rise to overthrow Chaos Lord Davos Vane, but to Kaarl Mordeci his ambition would be his damnation.
His men was slaughtered to the last but for Mordeci, the Tyrant Elect had reserved a faith far worse than death. Lord Vane dragged Mordeci’s broken body through the long corridors of the Undone, the ancient Space Hulk of the Lords of Ascension, from the Tyrant’s quarters on the upper deck to the nightmarish forge deep within its mutated hold.
There the Warpsmith Haxtes greeted them, with a smile. The Warpsmith’s Mechtendrils lifted Mordeci into an awaiting Helbrute. As the body was fused to the machine, Vane spoke:
– Remember this, he said. Remember your folly, brother. Remember it as your mind breaks and insanity shatters your soul. Remember how I bested you. Remember it all through your eternal torment.
The Warpsmith closed the accursed sarcophagus and breathed life into the war engine. The pain was immediate and undeniable. Mordeci tried but failed to lash out as the Helbrute was chained in place. Vane laughed as Mordeci’s frantic screams filled the forge. He laughed as Mordeci slipped into madness. He laughed and laughed.
Who could now recall how many years had passed since Mordeci’s imprisonment began; how many battles had been fought; how many time Mordeci had been destroyed and resurrected again; or how deep the madness went. But from beyond the insanity and eternal sound of laughter ringing in his ears another voice in his head has started whispering promises of vengeance. And Mordeci has been seen leading rampaging Helbrute Murderpacks, scouring the battlefields as if hunting an ancient enemy lost in the fogs of insanity.
Yes! Yes! Yes! I have finished my Age of Sigmar Khorne Khorgorath Helbrute conversion. I got the motivational help I needed from DreadTober and just forced the project through. Please visit the webpage and loose yourself in the awesomeness. Now I’ve put the paint brush down and taken a step back.
Yeah. It’s done.
I’m happy with it. I really am.
Check it out (why not check out its humble beginnings?) and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your view on the Helbrute.