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Trials of Draigo - Reforging the Titansword by Michael-Galefire Trials of Draigo - Reforging the Titansword by Michael-Galefire
ďAtop the Blood Falls, where the acrid ichor of Khorníe fallen champions tumbles endlessly into the void, Draigo slew the great Bloodthirster KaríVoth. With cleansing fire he drove the demonic taint from the beastís great axe, and used the molten remains to reforge his sword, sundered in battle with MíKar the Reborn so long ago.Ē
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
DEMONS TO FEAST ON!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"COME AT ME, BREH!" xO
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:iconnarrva:
narrva Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
"Crap, my sword broke"

RRRRAAAAAARRRRRGHH!!!!

"Oh goodie!  Raw materials!"
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's secretly thinking to himself... FML
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LordSia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
How? How can you make freaking Kaldor Draigo, Ward's greatest abomination, into something so... Beautiful?
How?
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narrva Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I wonder if there is something more to Kaldor Draigo.  Think about it, fluff says there is a type of psyker that the Dark Gods can incarnate into the physical universe through.  But so can the Emperor.  The Inquisition hunts these down quickly, though, because they obviously can't take such an extreme risk.  Could Draigo be one they missed but didn't awaken that trait until after becoming a Grey Knight thereby making him incorruptible and a vessel for the Emperor Himself?

Maybe if the plot moved forward we'd find out.
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MeanderingBeing Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If there was a +1up button for comments, I'd +1up your comment until I was blue in the face...
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BenUnay Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Draigo the big cheese. :)

Seriously though, this is just beautiful. There's an amazingly implemented sense of scale, and that bloodthirster is just plain, wow. Needs more red for Khorne, though, but meh, this is beautiful already. :)
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VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
It is a very beautifel and interesting work, I'am impressed)
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sentrionic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
oh my god, he is my fav and i jut read again in the codex and this is just so amazing art!!!
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AsmodeusKarr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, if find this particular piece of grey knight fluff rather silly. but you made it great. its...magnificent. my mere human sould crumbles at the sight of these ods, but Draigo...well, he will just go whip demon's ass. really breathtaking
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ChuteTrooper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Glory to Emperor and may His Warriors forever protect us!

The lighting makes this picture. The camera view from Draigo's back makes it feel like it's impossible distance from him to M'Kar but hell...nothing is impossible for a Chapter Master.
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Jegudiel2013 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!!
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Saikspunk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Awesooome!!!!
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
epic to the level of mind blowing
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Genesis-Reborn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much like Draigo driving away the daemonic taint from the axe, this image has banished all my hatred of Draigo.
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ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Blood for the Blood God, skulls for the Skull Throne, and one badass piece of art for us.
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BrotherCaptainRamon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
love it the hellish background is fantastic and contrast nicely with Draigo.
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ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artist
this is EPIC!
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Tiwyll Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool artwork! I really hate the character Draigo though, he is way too much over the top. Even in the realm of chaos.
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Michael-Galefire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It makes for especially epic artwork though ;)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
haha, this makes me think of reading about that guy.
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StoryKillinger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Retartacus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Though we must thank our Spiritual Liege for a character but this is great artwork.
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Prometheus023 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite having an insane amount of hatred for Draigo, this is so cool! Very nicely done!
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dem0n-be Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that's just insane. such a level of detail. nicely done!
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Michael-Galefire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see any blue in the Bloodthirster on the ridge myself...
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
He appears blue on my screen, perhaps he's meant to be a coal black, either way it's a nice colour change for the Khornate daemons. :nod:
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I think Ward is the reason for the nerfing of the Dark Eldar in 6th, so I'm only faving this for the epic daemons and wonderful background. :XD:

Why is Kar'voth blue, by the way? :? What was your idea behind that? Is it that he can stand out more to his enemies on the battlefield in a sea of red?
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Michael-Galefire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@squirrels I'll do my best to give you a different viewpoint on them... that said, the Trials of Draigo from Newgrounds is hilarious.
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squirrels-are-evil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Newgrounds has forever tainted my mind when concerning the trials of Draigo
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
From what I've heard, Draigo is actually corrupt, since it would be impossible for Draigo, specifically, to reforge a Titansword to the strength it was before.
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azrual87 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
"The codex astartes leaves no room for doubt you cannot touch the Warp and emerge unscathed"
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As much as those words oft ring true, I don't put much faith in the words of Sergeant Leandros.
Besides, it's impossible for Draigo to have reforged that sword by himself. He doesn't have the skill that the artificers of the Titansword had, and to be honest, his armour would be absolutely shattered for the same reason. No doubt he can perform field repairs, but he does not have the skill to repair his weapons and armour, nor the resources.
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Michael-Galefire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the praise guys; Aaron Dembski-Bowden (BL Author) likes it quite a bit as well ;)
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abrahell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
good
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Defreeee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student
Super cool
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DarkVesemir Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
DIE! DIE! DIE!
You'll die, my little Khorny!
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LynxC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dra-aigo! I like him so much!
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Demyx-gurl-Xia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
And then he snorted that sweet sweet warp dust. XD I'm just kidding. This picture is insanely awesome on so many levels. I'm completely enthralled with the details.
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TheCommissarFangirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That fine ass warp dust!
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SPQR-FR Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
One of your best compositions ;)
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kazarr Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hate the character to death. Love the artwork to death. I'm conflicted...
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TheCommissarFangirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard a great argument that dragon is actually the final champion of the fifth chaos hood, malal.... The chaos god of f*cking over every other chaos god. Which would be totally awesome.
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kazarr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of awesome. At least a Chaos God screwing over a bunch of Chaos Gods would be acceptable.
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TheCommissarFangirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also blame his OP in game as him just being high on that fine ass warp dust.
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:iconkazarr:
kazarr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh. There's a vid about that on Youtube that you may or may not have seen...
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TheCommissarFangirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I've definitely seen it. I love the flash glitz guys
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AEigner Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
When they say "and they shall know no fear", the idea of such a thing doesn't really sink in until you see a piece like this. Any normal person would crap their pants at the sight of such a thing! Amazing work, and really great attention to detail, like the steam rising from the Terminator's heat sinks.
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skullsgunsandfire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
great stuff!
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