Patriarch of Onslaught – Cremator
Harnessing Outcast Rage
Their broken horns make them outcasts in their own realm. Strings of incendiary skulls fuel their massive flamethrowers which decimate everything in their path.
Despised for their “broken” status, their self hatred becomes a weapon.
The Cremators of Onslaught are pariahs born of loss. Onslaught horns are nearly unbreakable, and quickly regenerate from minor cuts and scrapes. They are a representation of strength and honor, revered as sacred objects by all Onslaught Demons. In truth, it is easier to kill a Demon of Onslaught than it is to damage their horns. And so, any lasting damage to them during battle becomes a symbol of great shame: a demon who cannot protect their own horns cannot hold the raging front lines of the battle. These failures are shamefully relegated to the great Alchemical Crematoriums, where the followers of Onslaught burn their dead.
Amongst the ash and fire, these humiliated creatures gather metal scraps from their fallen brethren, pleading for forgiveness from unhearing ears. Known as the Broken, they are ignored and forgotten. It may take several years before they have gathered enough metal scraps to smelt into armoured horn coverings which hide their shame and weakness.
With their damaged horns hidden beneath ornate metal artifice, they are able to rejoin their brethren on the field of battle. Never again to be blessed with the challenge of close combat, they incinerate their foes from afar, so as not to reveal their masquerading horns. The gouts of flame, channeled by hatred born of self-loathing, appear to almost have a life of their own. It is a thankless job, and most who wield the alchemical flamethrowers are looked down upon. But sometimes, a demon will rise who displays such skill and ferocity that a grudging respect is granted to them, despite their past failings. These demons are the Cremators of Onslaught.
The school of Crematorium trains in the construction of ranged flamethrowers.
The Broken of Onslaught, upon gathering enough metal scraps to cover their shame, are welcomed into the fold of fellow outcasts. Of the outcasts of Onslaught, Cremators rank at the top of the hierarchy. They learn to construct powerful metal flamethrowers, and the secrets of the incendiary material that is contained within the blackened skulls of their enemies. Though the weapons require very little skill to operate, the alchemical power of their incendiary skulls require years of dedicated artisanry, and the ability to distil their own self hatred into physical substance.
The Cremator is hand-cast in pure, unfilled resin. He comes with a custom 40mm round base and has a height of 61mm from the bottom of his base to the tip of his horns. Model is unassembled and unpainted. Intended for ages 14+.
|Dimensions||20.5 × 15.5 × 5.5 cm|