Saturday, 3 November 2018


Beneath the sickly moonlight unblinking eyes filled the tree line and watched as the Bright Prince stood before the stone table.
Worn reliefs and symbols glowed as he approached, it had been uncountable years since the table had last been used, almost forgotten in this quiet corner of Ridenia, but the stones had not forgotten and yearned for the flash of blade and pain, the sacrament of fear and blood.

A dozen Ridend had already been sacrificed, they were such small souls and bodies that many had been needed to complete the rite, but the last cut had been made and as its blood mingled with those beneath it the Bright Prince reached into his tattered robes and drew out a small pale object and with unholy reference lay it in the nest of the Ridends open chest
In sharp contrast against the dark scarlet ruin, the slight thing was a maggot.
Curled in on itself it could lie in the palm of a mans hand, nine fat segments in spoil milk white and pale veins the shade of red wine gone to vinegar. Cold and hard to touch, it sunk into the hot mass and began to drink and soften, to gorge itself on the offering and reshape it to its own dark design

The Bright Prince stepped back and began to chant, his words echoed by the shadowed host beyond, the Dead Sun at prayer

C'thu Ma'way fhtagn T'chag Shogra Ma'way Shogra Ma'way Shogra

The words came in tides, and washed over the stone table and the writhing mass that moved upon it. Against all natural law and hope, the dead were consumed and their parts broken and used again as the Shogra birthed itself and wove a new body. Organs pulled close and wove themselves together as Bone and muscle moved with the sound of wet cloth across gravestone. 

The beast took all it needed and more, bloated with trailing organs and dripping blood from it raw body as it birthed and stood down from the table and screamed into the night.

The Shogra is the next completed figure in my Relics collection. The Shogra is part of the C'thu faction originally released by Tor Gaming in their last Kickstarter. With my most recent Relics focused on the Orcnar I thought it was time to return to  teh C'thu and try and move the Shorgra and C'thunian warriors up the painting list!

The Shogra can be seen following the Prime in one of the images from the Kickstarter.

The Shogra was easy to assemble with the main body in one piece with the limbs to attach. I used Green Stuff to add some more trailing organs/tentacles to the middle

Parts of a Games Workshop skeleton horse added to base

Start of the blooding, Clear Red paint from the Tamiya paint range. 

Completed Shogra, exposed bone and dripping with blood and hanging organs

Detail on the base

Size comparison, left to right
Child of Niproth, C'tharac, Prime, Shogra and Vesparmoth 

Size comparison, left to right
Nuem Tormenta, Britanan Trooper, Shogra and Orcnar Eotan

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