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Hi there guys, here goes another pic done in a livestream long time ago. This time, the Emperor of mankind from Warhammer universe, dedicated to :iconantcow: :) hope you like it

Bamboo/PSCS3/9hours/music: The Ship - Yoko Kanno (this is maybe my favorite track from her awesome Songs to Fly album)
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The Emperor of Mankind is the immortal ruling monarch of the Imperium of Man, and is described by the Imperial Ecclesiarchy and the Imperial Cult as the Father, Guardian and God of humanity. The Chaos Gods and the daemons of the Warp refer to him as "the Anathema" for he is the greatest embodiment of universal Order in the galaxy today. He has sat immobile, his body slowly crumbling, within the Golden Throne of Terra for over 10,000 standard years. Although once a living man, his shattered, decaying body can no longer support life, and it is kept intact only by the cybernetic mechanisms of the Golden Throne and a potent mind itself sustained by the daily sacrifice of thousands of lives. The Emperor chose to sacrifice his immortal life at the end of the Horus Heresy in the service and protection of Mankind. To humanity's countless trillions across the galaxy-spanning Imperium, he is nothing less than a God. Through his Imperium, Mankind is united and remains one of the most powerful intelligent races in the Milky Way Galaxy as well as its most dominant in terms of both population and territory held. United under one government, Mankind is able to survive the myriad deadly threats it faces from aliens, the Forces of Chaos and the Traitors, Heretics and mutants that lie within the Imperium's boundaries. The Imperium's rule, carried on in the Emperor's name since the end of the Horus Heresy by the High Lords of Terra and a multitude of Imperial organisations, has been long, oppressive and necessarily harsh. It has also resulted in technological and cultural stagnation, and a regression into tyranny, superstition and religious obfuscation and intolerance that would have horrified the Emperor. Though he is no longer responsive to external stimuli, the Emperor still lies at the very heart of the Imperium's continued existence. Although he cannot be directly involved in the day-to-day running of humanity's galactic government, his existence on the Golden Throne is vital to sustaining the Imperium, since his powerful mind's presence in the Immaterium maintains and directs the Astronomican, the psychic beacon that makes possible faster-than-light Warp travel and is vital to Imperial shipping, transportation, commerce and communication. He is said to guide his race through the psychically-reactive divination tool known as the Emperor's Tarot, which select psykers can consult to gain a glimpse of the future and the Emperor's will. He is also said to constantly battle the Chaos Gods in the Warp and prevent their further intrusion upon the material universe. His mind must remain vigilant at all times throughout the entire Imperium to safeguard the human race and to offer his protection to the faithful. Above all else, it is Mankind's collective belief in the Emperor's divinity that serves as humanity's greatest protection from Chaos and the other hideous dangers that plague the galaxy. As the Imperial Creed has taught for over 10,000 standard years, the Emperor protects...
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:iconmakmurjaya:
Makmurjaya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
FOR THE EMPEROOOORRRR!
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loverofcarnage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
when Jesus Christ shaves his beard, has god-level psychic powers, and wears a large golden set of armor
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micuet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile)  great job, and this is not heresy 
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alithking Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Por El Emperador de Terra! que es amado por todos, éste es mi favorita de toda tu vasta y extraordinaria galería Genzo, felicidades por que muy pocos lo han logrado plasmar en todo su esplendor y gloria, una vez más Genzo felicidades.
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reiler12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
FOR EMPEROR. KILL THE HERETICS.
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The Emperor protects.
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RobertLegion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
For the Emperor!
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Revan456 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
That's some mighty righteous hair. Awesome piece!

For the Emperor.
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szaboendre Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
For the EMPEROR!! Nice job Horus.
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anno78 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
WOW!!!
Excellent work.

Reading the Horus Heresy novels ( and listening to the audio books ), it seems that the Emperor is an Eternal,  basically immortal ( like the Primarch Vulkan who died numerous times and always came back whole ).  In the past He has been known by many names, one of them being Merlin, and He has aways guided humanity towards the future.
The Golden Throne is designed to heal His wounds, meaning that He can leave it at any time ( from  the Inquisitor rulebook ), but the Ministorum and Inquisition decided to keep Him enthroned to use His "sacrifice" to motivate humanity on a path that suited them.  As the 41st Millennium comes to an end the Golden Throne is beginning to malfunction, and the Mechanicum cannot fix it.  It was never designed to function continually for as long as it has, and when it fails the Emperor will awaken, signalling the return of the surviving loyal Primarchs ( Guilliman, Russ, El'Jonson, Khan,  and Vulkan ) as has been prophesied. 
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Neoprene-Goldfish Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Really? I've only ever read 1 or 2 of the Horus Heresy novels but from what it says in the background section of the rulebook, well it sounded like the golden throne is keeping the emperor alive but slowly failing due to the lack of real technological knowledge, and that when it does the Emperor will die. But I suppose that's just an assumption I made based on how dystopic and hopeless the Imperium is in 40K. This certainly sounds like humanity's prospects are much better than I thought though.
On a side note, I thought Sanguinius was loyal too? Or is he discounted on the basis of being irrevocably dead?
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anno78 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
In the Inquisitor rulebook there is a short piece that is set just after the Emperor has been interred on the Golden Throne.  It reveals that the Throne is meant to heal His injuries, and that He can leave it at anytime.  One faction of the fledgling Inquisitors wants to revive Him, but the other wants to keep Him interred, building on His apparent sacrifice for Humanity, turning Him into a true God-Emperor.  When the Horus Heresy books come to an end a new twist will probably be placed on the tale.

As for the loyal Primaries - Guilliman is in a stasis field, his wound apparently showing signs of healing.  Russ is off on a hunt somewhere, prophecised to return at the End Times.  Dorn is belive dead, a skeletal forearm and hand all that remains.  Corax, well it's a secret.  Vulkan, he's an eternal, so is out there somewhere.  Sanguinius, dead at Horus's hand.  And the Iron Hand's Primarch (whose name I cannot remember at the moment), he was beheaded on Istvaan by the daemon possessed Primarch of the Emperor's Children.

And as for the two Legions who were removed from all data banks, they were added to the Ultramarines Legion (which is why it was so large).  Their Primarch's fates are unknown, as are their names
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Neoprene-Goldfish Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Wow. I really need to up more on the Primarches, I just don't have enough money to buy all the Horus Heresy books right now (what with there being so many).
Anyway, thank you. Very enlightening :)
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anno78 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Don't forget the novellas, audio books,  and the graphic novel.

New book series has started (12 books) which is set not long after the Heresy, and just after the last Primarch vanished.  Book 1 is "I Am Slaughter".
The Imperium is young, still forming, and the scars of the Horus Heresy run deep.  The Space Marines are now divided into Chapters 1,000 strong, the Imperial Army is now the Imperial Guard, and the fledgling Inquisition watches all.  But out of the darkness a new threat emerges.
The Beast rises....
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Neoprene-Goldfish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I think I might have seen some of the artwork for that on here actually, with allot of orks. I'm still split about whether or not to buy the new space marine codex, I've fallen behind after they released the 7th edition rulebook way too quickly after the 6th (in my opinion). How easy do you think it is to pick up cheap old editions of the codexes? I might buy up on some of them for the information.
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anno78 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
The new codex is brilliant, and it goes well with the other adeptus astartes codexes.  It appears that each of the main chapter's are going to get their own updated books, with a few others getting their own ones for the first time.
Buy a new one as the info inside is useful.

Old codexes are now hard to find, and prices can vary widely.  I looked online for one and saw one for sale at £84 (second hand).  My local comic shop sells second hand ones that customers don't want anymore for around £4.99.  Best bet is try comic shops that also sell Games Workshop products, they might also sell 2nd hand codexes.

Hope this helps you.
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Neoprene-Goldfish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Thanks, that's extremely helpful yes. I've always wanted to know more about the tyranids especially
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Jc2172 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
GLORY TO THE ALLFATHER!!! GLORY TO THE IMPERIUM OF MAN!!! *feral howl*
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I will join you! *howls* now brother, how bout some ale? *Hearty fenrisian laugh*
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mrcool8008 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2015
Russ would be proud Wolfs rain howl 
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Of course he would! We are true fenrisians!
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mrcool8008 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
*hardy manly laugh*
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*twiddling of the manly beard* Do you wish to hear a jest?
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:iconmrcool8008:
mrcool8008 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
yes my brother
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SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ultramarines. *GUFFAW*
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chelvo56 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAIL THA EMPRAH!
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Fmanchch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
sad thing is with the Imperium of Man is that He didn't want to be regarded as a god,  
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Oliver--Fey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
now if his servants would let him die and reincarnate already Nooooooooo...Onion 
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oODark-DawnOo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
If they do, Legions of Daemons will appear in Terra and destroy everything and everyone. The Imperium will fall, a second Eye of Terror will be formed and the whole galaxy will fall to Chaos. I'd rather get stomped by Orks or nommed by Tyranids than let that happen.
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Oliver--Fey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
...you forget that the emperor is a god. His mortal form is nothing more than a shell. If anything one he is "dead" he'll be free to finish his reincarnation. Even the daemons refer to him as the god of order so to speak.
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oODark-DawnOo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
But will that really stop the Daemons that are trapped on Terra from overwhelming the human defenders as he reincarnates?
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Oliver--Fey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
what I meant is that his will would remain. He's not bound to a physical form like other mortals
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cancertz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
THE EMPEROR PROTECTS
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TheSpawn117 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR. LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM OF MAN. 
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simedlk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
this goes well with this picture
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mVKdE…
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TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I always wondered, if he had a helmet (or he might have) I wonder what it would look like?
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Danubium Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
No helmet can contain his divine visage. 
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Chaplain-Seraphi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
All hail the Allfather!
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope he rises one day to bring ABSOLUTE DESTRUCTION TO HIS AND THE IMPERIUM'S ENEMIES!! LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM!!
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BioVass Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Urrr... If me will be da friend of da Imperium, he wont krush me? Waaagh?
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only if the Orkz were blessed xenos, WHICH THEY ARE NOT! DIE XENO!!! *Takes out bolter and kills you*
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BioVass Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Ugh. It hurts. You bad oomie. *paints self purple and disappears*
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:iconoodark-dawnoo:
oODark-DawnOo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Why iz you talkin' wit dem 'oomies instead o' fightin' wit'em? They STILL don't 'ave enuff dakka!
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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Gaze upon of his glory. Bask upon his light, repent for your sins heretics and return to us or be burned to cinders by his wrath.
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SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
YOU HAVE FAILED THE EMPEROR.

(Space hulk is HARD)
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
NO!
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Behold His glorious image, and weep foul heretics! WEEP!
Also, there's one thing I wonder about the Emperor than his true name, and true form. Logar supposedly looks more like him than the others, so he does have one. But how did the Big E trap the Void Dragon on Mars? Did he use his powers, or did the Laughing God help him out?
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Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I suspect Emprah has the Void Dragon on Mars, but for the whole Laughing god thing. I got no idea..
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Well, Ceogortah is the Eldar version of Tzeetch, so maybe it was a just as plan? Or maybe Emprah just shot the Void Dragon with his mind powers to Mars. Or, perhaps, he made a deal with the Void Dragon? Heresy for the win,
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Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I do not approve of this heresy but I need to think about this, possibly give it to the inquisition. Please stay here until your deat-...I mean the ice cream man arrives! Good day!
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