Friday, June 15, 2012

Codicier Amon Yara of the Black Circle

Amon Yara is a Codicier within the Black Circle. Despite his relatively junior status, Yara has an excellent battlefield record and his advice is carefully heeded by the Chapter’s Captains. Yara prefers to draw his enemies into well planned killzones before springing vicious traps and annihilating them. His deceptive strategies have provided the Executioners with several notable victories, though many within the Executioners’ command structure find them distasteful.

Yara wears a large crimson jewel, known as the Cor Elephanti, in a diadem on his helmet. The origin of the stone is unknown, but the Executioners claimed it when fighting the Eldar on the jungle world of Yag. Its powers are unknown to those outside the Black Circle, but many among the Executioners claim that it allows Yara to predict his enemies’ movements and thus lay his distinctive traps. Whatever its powers, Yara is never found without the Cor Elaphanti, wearing it in a circlet when he is not clad in power armor.

I'm happy with his paint job, and I think it establishes him as a loyal Librarian despite some Chaotic bits. I'm also happy that the robe came out looking black despite the highlighting (I find my black cloth often comes out looking too grey). I tried to explain the jewel on his helmet in his backstory, further linking him to the Conan stories (the Tower of the Elephant if you're interested).

Let me know what you think.


  1. Very nicely done and the back story helps tie it all together. I better start reading some of the Conan stories. Well done.

  2. Looks good! The mix of bits really makes for a dramatic model. Nice work!


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