14102: Walking Avatar, Nefsokar Monster
Julie Guthrie ($7.99)
About Anne Foerster, member of the Paint Crew:
Anne Foerster has been painting since she was nine years old, when she happily dipped some plastic snakes into Testor's red and black enamels. The rest is history! Anne worked for several companies and privately as a freelance miniatures painter before landing at her current happy home at Reaper Miniatures in 2003. She has won a few painting awards, at the national and regional levels, at Gen Con and other venues, both in-person and online. Anne is Reaper's on-site Staff Painter and the designer of the Reaper Master Series paint line. Her teaching credits include classes at Genghis Con in Denver, Origins in Columbus, Gen Con in Indianapolis, and at home down here in Denton, Texas. read more
About Julie Guthrie, sculptor on the Green Team:
If you've never heard of Julie Guthrie, then you must live under a rock. Julie is a legend in the miniatures industry and a member of the Origins Hall of Fame. Her incredible body of work is an invaluable reference for aspiring sculptors and artists. read more
Painted figures for inspiration only.
We sell them unpainted.
Once thought to be gods incarnate the Avatars are actually aspects of Sokar Himself and His servants. The Great Ibis, the Great Crocodile, and the Great Jackal are but a few of Sokar's faithful servants, each fulfilling a role in the maintenance of the universe and in direct service to Sokar as god of Death.
When seen on the battlefield, the Avatars are imbued with an aspect of the divine being they represent and are animated by the smallest portion of that being's ka, the animating force of the soul. As such, the Avatars contain immense power.
Among the more common avatars are those of Sekhmet, the Great Lioness. The first empress of Hakir, Sekhmet's full tale is lost to time, but many subsequent legends and proverbs refer to her wisdom and fairness in equal part with her justified wrath. In Sokar's service, she is the dealer of death and the patron of healing, as Sokar desires and according to His laws.
Avatars can take the form of any of Sokar's servants. Of late, the Great Jackal and Great Ibis have come to the aid of the Mesha Sokar at the behest of several powerful warlords. On rarest occasion, an Avatar might be seen fighting for mercenaries, although how this is possible remains a mystery. Sokar's servants might send an Avatar to aid a mercenary in a particular battle if the opponents are tomb raiders or have committed other such heinous crimes against Sokar. It is also possible that powerful magicians might have discovered heretofore unknown means of luring the ka of a great servant into an Avatar, although this is not likely. Only the artificers of ancient Hakir knew the secrets of the war golems, and the arcane prowess of the Avatars goes beyond even those exalted skills.
Avatars can take the form of any of Sokar's servants, but the falcon-headed avatar is reserved for Sokar Himself.
Released on 07-13-04
Found in: Warlord, Nefsokar
Tags: Female, Monster, Were, Polearm, Staff, Naked, Melee, Adult, Werelioness, Nefsokar, Golem, Fighter, Pharaoh, Hood
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