Maelstrom Games have previewed their newest BaneBeast.
From their announcement:
November’s BaneBeast is one that we think will get more than a few puzzled looks and more than a few scratched heads. Much of the feedback we have received over the past year, at least when it comes to BaneBeasts, has been of the “But what can I use it for?” variety, to which our normal reply is “Whatever you wish to use it for”, without trying to sound too clever or too smug. However, here at BaneLegions towers we feel it is time to reveal a little more of our plans and tell you exactly why we are making such esoteric beasties as Keirioc-cró, Conjunct XIII and Ophius, to name but three. In the interests of keeping the next BaneBeast at the forefront, however, we’ll do that next week rather than now – so expect some lovely new concept art, along with a few pointers as to what we are actually up to, during October!
For now though, focus your attention on November’s BaneBeast, Keirioc-cró, a mighty primeval sea-land creature brought to you by the insane talents of artist Stefan Kopinski and sculptor Stéphane NGuyen van Gioi. Be warned: he’s absolutely massive – that’s a 100x100mm base he’s on!
KEIRIOC-CRÓ, THE SEA DEVIL
Sea Devil they call it and Sea Devil it may be, but the Deinöch known as Keirioc-cró is as much a devil on land as it is in the water. Turned by Conand himself, upon the shores of Tír Chonaill, Keirioc-cró has willingly provided the Fomor with the savagery and brutality they forever crave for hundreds – perhaps thousands – of years, with back-breaking teeth and armoured bulk, and its legend is so long that few dare brave the channels between the ice-lands beyond and about Toraigh. Even so, Baalor’s reach grows further with each passing season, and now even the Norse and the Khthonii have learned to fear the booming cough that heralds the Deinöch, for not land nor shield wall holds terrors for these devils of the sea; but no Deinöch is feared as much as Keirioc-cró, for he is the eldest and the most ferocious, the most cunning and the most implacable, the one that rises from the shore to break the will of the enemy it is set against or brings their ships and their crews beneath the ice that Baalor alone commands.
Released November 5th 2011