You've heard of the Triumvirate of the Imperium and the Triumvirate of Ynnead. Then came the Triumvirate of the Primarch. Now get ready for the Triumvirate of Emperor-Mass (otherwise known as Sanguinala)...
"The Emperor’s Champion was a title originally given by Rogal Dorn to Sigismund, founder of the Black Templars. During the Second Founding, when the Black Templars were born out of the Imperial Fists, the title became an honour for those who embodied the greatest ideals of the Chapter and were peerless in their faith to the Emperor. It is written in the holy texts of the Black Templars that when a battle brother is gifted with divine visions guiding him to take up the mantle of the Emperor’s Champion, it is the memories of Sigismund he sees. It is a shifting vista of warring angels and vengeful gods, just as the ancient Space Marine witnessed during the war for Terra and the blasphemy of the Horus Heresy. Only those who have become the Emperor’s Champion and survived can hope to understand the time in which Sigismund lived, and the weight of his duty to smite the enemies of the Emperor."-'Index Astartes: Emperor's Champion'
Art by Boris Tsui
++Renald the Retribution++ "Blessed be the name Renald, Champion of the Emperor in the year of Our Saviour 301.M40. Renald was gifted with visions from the Emperor while gravely wounded and returning from the war zones of Helath. Renald was one of only a handful of Black Templars aboard the Space Marine strike cruiser Catechism of Fury. When the Fury’s Gellar field failed and the vessel was overrun by Daemons, Renald alone saved it from destruction. Bereft of Black Sword or Armour of Faith, and suffering festering injuries, the Emperor’s Champion exacted a terrible tally upon the Daemons wielding only a chainsword, until the Gellar field could be restored, and only then succumbing to his wounds. Though he never carried it in battle, a Black Sword was inscribed with his name to remember this great deed."-'Index Astartes: Emperor's Champion'
Got a set of the Vallejo Extra Opaque paints today from a local store Good Games Australia @goodgamesaus www.goodgames.com.au/ I love the coverage you get with these paints. Try to support your local shops when you can do that you have somewhere to shop from in the future.
Day 2 of Painter's Guild: Apprentice Level, our miniature model painting workshop for kids! The creativity continued to flow, with gryph-hounds that had different colour schemes (one more bluish-silver, the other a more traditional orange-brown), and a space marine that took on a Macragge Blue basecoat with gold trimmings as befitting of one from the Imperium. Great job overall, and glad that the kids had so much fun (they were all very hyped for the next window). 😁