14257: Sokar's Avatar, Nefsokar Solo
Tim Prow ($22.49)
About Philip Esterle, member of the Paint Crew:
Philip began painting 25 or so years ago in the days of Grenadier and Ral Partha miniatures with Testors Paints. After a few years of hideous results, he gave it up completely. In the fall of 2003, he started painting again, and still had hideous results, but with alot of practice, eventually got a little bit better. He has awards for painting from numerous painting contests, including ReaperCon 2005 and 2006 where he won a total of 7 Sophies. Philip has done some freelance work for Reaper Miniatures. When he's not painting, he commands an army of gnome chicks on World of Warcraft, plays some hockey (poorly), skis, and does occasional volunteer work building trails on the Continental Divide. read more
Painted figures for inspiration only.
We sell them unpainted.
The falcon-headed statues dedicated to Sokar Himself do not exist as mere decorations. Like the walking Avatars of Sokar's servants, His Avatar can come to life, animated by an infinitesimal portion of Sokar's own ka.
The sight of their own god on the battlefield is incredibly inspiring to the Khamsin and ever-living. The mere presence of Sokar's Avatar can turn the tide of battle firmly in favor of the Mesha Sokar, even when vastly outnumbered.
Sokar does not send His Avatar to the battlefield as a mere observer. The Avatar's power outstrips those of even the other Great Servants. Wherever the gaze of the mighty falcon falls, foes have been known to burst into flames, seared to their very souls by the intensified light of the eternal sun.
The Avatar never speaks nor directs His forces on the field. In this capacity, Sokar acts purely as an enforcer, Himself a servant to the commanders He holds in such high esteem. The presence of an Avatar of Sokar in an army is always regarded as a sign of respect and trust that Sokar places in His faithful.
On extremely rare occasion, the Avatar of Sokar will accompany non-Khamsin and ever-living into battle. In such cases, it is assumed that the mercenaries or other forces in question are pursuing some goal which Sokar Himself would see done. In other cases the Avatar simply appears, fights, and vanishes back across the Great River, it's purpose known only to Sokar Himself.
Released on 02-19-06
Found in: Warlord, Nefsokar
Tags: Male, Human, Were, Mace, Clothing, Hat, Naked, Melee, Caster, Adult, Hood, Pharaoh, Werehawk, Club, Wizard, Cleric, Stone, Golem, Construct, Egyptian, Solitaire, Nefsokar