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-Talos Valcoran, The Soul Hunter- by Luches -Talos Valcoran, The Soul Hunter- by Luches
Excerpt From Lexicanum

-Talos Valcoran also known as the Soul Hunter, is a member of First Claw, 10th Company, Night Lords Legion. He is somewhat of a prophet among his warband, for he, like his gene-father Konrad Curze before him, bears the curse of foreknowledge.

Talos was recruited into the Legion relatively late in the Great Crusade, after Night Haunter had left Nostramo and after it had begun to slip back into its degenerate ways. Throughout the Crusade and the Horus Heresy he was an Apothecary of the same company. He is noted to have been within the Primarch's inner circle, conversing with him many times in private.

Following Konrad Curze's death, Talos was the first to hunt the assassin M'Shen in the name of vengeance, even though this disobeyed his Primarch's last order. The rest of the legion tried to dissuade him from the hunt, but he was committed. The rest of his Legion only joined the hunt when they realised that the assassin had also stolen several of the Legion's relics (including the Corona Nox), which many captains believed were theirs to inherit. Talos didn't care for such trinkets, only for vengeance in his father's name. M'Shen was eventually killed by the Soul Hunter after the Night Lords' fleet gave chase to her vessel and after the subsequent Eldar ambush.

Talos' relentless pursuit of his fathers assassin is the reason for his namesake Soul Hunter, "One soul. You will hunt one shining soul while all others turn their backs on vengeance" 1 Hence meaning that whilst all other Night Lords will weep for their father and not engage as ordered, Talos will ignore orders and launch into relentless pursit of M'Shen in the name of vengeance for his dead father-

Did this after one of my viewer from the other pieces asked me to try. Been fun working on it, starting out using it as a demo piece during one of the local events. It took me quite a while to finish it while I juggle work in between, and only get to work on it in between jobs as a method of relaxation.

But it's finally done now hahah... shall try a tank or something else next.....
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ncux4o4 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Night Lords :iconmecutelove:
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
awesome sword
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ArgeeLince Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Great!!!
Will you paint other warriors of First Claw? :)
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DrewK27 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
This pic is so epic, I used it as wallpaper for my pc lol :D

Ave Dominus Nox!
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I like the detail of that Night Lord's head exploding in the background XD
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H8C Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
The only problem with the picture is that as far as I know, Talos used an unmodified Blood Angel sword.
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:icongodjano:
godjano Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Exactly the way a picture it reading the trilogy of the Night Lords! Amazing
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wolfgod2011 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite legion of all!!!
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numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Talos Valcoran, trolled the Blood Angels not once, but twice and lived
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95DarkFire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Oh my god YES!!!
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PhaeOBrien Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I asked of you to try and draw Talos I was definitely not expecting this... :wow:

And as I promised, your artwork has been shown to Aaron Dembski Bowden and his comments were more than coplimentary! :D Great work and thanks so much for this! :clap:
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Luches Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, at that time I haven't got an artwork planned, so
I decided to try.

Although I must I only realise some details are wrong after some of the
other fans mentioned it :)

And thank you very much for the plug :D
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Nitpicking: If this shows Talos BEFORE the events of 'Soul Hunter', he's yet to receive Malcharion's combi-bolter, or the Blood Angel's sword. If this is him DURING or AFTER the events of the novel, his breastplate should have a defaced aquila, as it was salvaged from a dead loyalist's body.

That said, this is one badass picture.
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Luches Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey no worries :)

I actually based him off the descriptions given from Lexicanum, which didn't
included those infos ^^; And I didn't read the novel, so in a way it's also
my bad for not doing a more complete research on him. But really thank you
for pointing them out to me :D
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theoggster Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet
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cerbereth132 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I always liked the Night Lords. They fought against the imperium, but they aren't corrupted by Chaos either.
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Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Go to 1mpact, he have real Talos!
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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tatarigamiwa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's a perfect and skilled illustration with enormous strenght...

I love it!
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments :)
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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prcshlds Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Awesome job! Is this based off of Warhammer?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is,

It is a character from the Warhammer 40k universe.
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LordColts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Awesome work! =D
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
I wonder how that nightlord at the back got into that position... Anyway, your soul hunter is very amazing and is that the blood angels sword he is carrying?
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Luches Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That unlucky guy was jumping (jet packs) in when he got hit in the face by an overwatch round.

Yup that's the blood angels' sword
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, Thanks, I thought he jumped from some transport craft and got hit.

Great job, you really nailed it.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome
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RobertoDS Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Great!! :)
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconzatoishi:
Zatoishi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Holy shit, That is epic. This looks like the true fear that the night lords can inflict. Well done on presenting it!
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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boobunny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Awesome.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
The tone you've painted reminds me of the illustrations in the huge Horus Heresy encyclopedia
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha that's a great compliment :)

I sure hope I got the chance to be in some of the official books :D
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
he is one of my favourite, always loved his relentless hunt.

I kinda hope we get to see him in the future Warhammer 40K gamers such as dawn of War or something similar to the Space Marine Games.
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Luches Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Finger crossed, especially with THQ, the parent company of Relic which made Dawn of War, having major issues now
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
well I hope Darksiders 2 would make THQ bypass these issues so we can get a new Warhammer 40K games with Talos in it....and possibly some of the other known Marines as well.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let's keep our fingers crossed
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
agreed.
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SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is one of the greatest Night Lords depictions ever. I'd award you with a well deserved beer but alas you'll have to settle with a fave :)
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!!!! Or you can recommend it for a daily deviation >:D hahahaah!
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:iconsyka-theblacker:
SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. I shall do just that.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let me thank you in advance :D
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:iconsyka-theblacker:
SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're late :). Hope you get a DD. You deserve it.
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