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HotL: Captain Cryptus by VangarShriek HotL: Captain Cryptus by VangarShriek
another heroes of the legions piece, took forever as always, especially with all the damn gold

bio by his creator Paul (and heavily edited by ~Talos2110):

Sergeant Cyrptos was originally assigned to the 27th Company, and had seen many victories during the Great Crusade. It wasn't until the aftermath of the cleansing of Laeran towards the end of The Great Crusade that Cryptos was promoted to Captain of the 27th Company, in part because of his expert skill with the blade and ability to kill anything that stood before him, but also for notably saving Captain Lucius' life when a Laer took him off guard, Cyrptos slicing the xenos' head clean off with one fell swoop of his combat blade. Since that day Lucius has sworn to pay him back for his actions, Lucius' arrogance does not allow for him to be in anyone's debt, except perhaps Chief Apothecary Fabius. As a result, it is common to see the two of them fighting alongside each other on the plains of war killing like for like, Lucius in an effort to remove the debt, Cyrptos to maintain his position of power over the 13th Captain. This relationship was tested when Lucius was assigned to the first wave of legionaries sent to crush the rebellion upon Isstvan III, while Cyrptos was not. Captain Cryptos was however, part of the second wave during the Isstvan III betrayal, during which Cryptos personally executed the Captain of the 11th Company, Vester. There is a belief that Cryptos planned to seek out Lucius upon the field and prove once and for all that Lucius' life was his to take. Whether they did face one another is unknown, though based on both surviving the betrayal it is unlikely; if they did fight, they did so without any real malice.
Armed with a power sword Cryptos was a born swordsman, and regarded as one of the best in the Legion, only bested by Lucius, Kaesoron and Cyrius. Records of Cryptos' actions after Isstavan V are scarce with some saying he was killed by Primarch Vulkan's Pyre Guard on that blood-stained field, though other accounts talk of him being assigned to the legion's reserve during the battle. It is not until Terra that we actually see any solid evidence that Cryptos still remained with the legion. He was present during the fighting, but all Legion records say on the matter is that he died in the final hours of the Siege, but to whose hands it is unknown. The Emperor's Children have their own opinions and they keep them well, though the other key figure in Cryptos tale refuses to be drawn on his rival's fate...
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i chose the scouring of Istvaan V as the setting for the image, so probably a few days after the dropsite massacre, as such he's been through it, and it shows.
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:iconvoidstalker23:
VoidStalker23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What jacked him up?
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you don't fight in the dropsite massacre and not get jacked up
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:iconvoidstalker23:
VoidStalker23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Isstvan? Isn't that where mighty Horus, and the Traitor Legions f-ed up the Loyalist Legions?
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VangarShriek Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is indeed the one
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:iconvoidstalker23:
VoidStalker23 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Warmaster Horus shall one day rise again, and slay that pretender, Abbadon.
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:icon40kwarlord:
40kwarlord Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing! though isn't the emperor's children supposed to be pink or purple and gold color?
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not during the istvaan battles
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So if he's an Emperor's Children Marine why is his armor that color?
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why wouldn't it be?
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well it's very blue. The Emperor's children colors were purple gold and pink. Or did they have different company color's like the Luna Wolves?
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they were purple and gold, no pink, and dA does something to my images when it comes to purple, turning them blueish instead, a good example being here fav.me/d5zt8o6
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TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Strange. And okay, whenever I saw pictures of them they all looked pink to me. Which I my opinion made them pretty badass. And at one point pink was seen as a manly color.
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Da keeps turning your Purple Blue.
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW! WTF?! DAMMIT DA! i spend so long on these just for dA to fuck with them
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:iconcoragus:
coragus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
you might want to check if your program is set to cmyk or rgb
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would appear to be at rgb, though i confess i don't know what that means
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:iconcoragus:
coragus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
you just need to colour calibrate, use Photoshop help :)
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use elements 10, and given what i understand adobe are doing with their products now the prospect of buying a better version seems less appealing
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coragus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
yeah I understand, it's ridiculous...
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Talancir Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet dA associates with Matt Ward. "WHAT?! DENIED BECAUSE ULTRAMARINES AAAAAAAAAAAA"
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then why doesn't this happen to all space marine pictures that aren't ultramarines?
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:icontalancir:
Talancir Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno. prolly getting trolled in some way.
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I think DA just thinks that they should be blue cause it likes Blue. Or its some kind of tech heresy.
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:iconvangarshriek:
VangarShriek Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well at least it isn't as bad as the alpha legionnaire
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Orkronos Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
True, but then again he is blue.
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