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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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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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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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