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Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN
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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SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
YOU HAVE FAILED THE EMPEROR.

(Space hulk is HARD)
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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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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
See ya.
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ChapterMasterAngelos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is amazing!
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Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
WE ARE BLESSED BY HIS PRESENCE!!! 
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
GLORY TO THE EMPEROR!
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reiler12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Your heretic will pay with their lives. By the emperor.
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