Whomever said that Chap Mei's figures lack personality is sorely mistaken! And with these shots, I tend to prove it. This thread focusses on one figure - or character- at a time and highlights how Chap Mei's figures are full of fantastic character possibities in their own right, if in the hands of an imaginitive mind! Consider this my own personal indulgence into the Chap Mei Universe.
Once an influential spellcaster of noble birth, now the most powerful necromancer the world has ever seen. Through dark necromancy he has forsaken his humanity, if he ever had it, in favor of the Curse of Living Death, to be an immortal undead Lich lord. Through his sinister machinations the Leorican Kingdom is contiuously besieged and in dire need of relief from their ongoing struggle with the Malfegorian Doomknights.
"An utter despicable being unlike anything these lands have ever seen. The bane of my existence. The Wizard Count may be the root of ALL that it evil in these fair but troubled lands." - King Leoric
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2011 13:18:58 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Those who think the Northern Realm is an anarchistic wasteland overrun with mindless Barbarians are sorely mistaken. Whatever authority the Barbarians do pay tribute to, The House of Harald has been that singular voice of command for untold numbers of generations on end. The savage King Harald, 28th lord of the Barbarian Tribes of the North, must seek to unite his people and rise to the aid of the Leorican Kingdom, lest it falls into darkness at the hands of the dreaded Wizard Count.
"The Northern Realms must be cold indeed if the fiery temper of its liege is anything to go by. Whatever chivalry they lack they make up with Barbaric rage." - Captain Jerrol, Leorican standing troops
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2011 13:32:52 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Thun was raised by one of the many Barbarian tribes of the Northern Realm, but soon discovered he was one of the very few who possess great aptitude in Animal Empathy, an ability that grants communication and control of the many wondrous beasts that wander the lands. Now Thun bears the title Derthûr, which means beast in the old Hyperborian tongue, and travels the realms with his Dire Tiger companion Whitefang. Soon, he will find himself in places he will not wish to be but cannot escape from... caught in a devastating war between the Leorican Kingdom, the Doomknights of Lord Malfegor, and his own people, the Barbarians of the North. His abilities may be the only thing that can save the realms...
"That petty beastwhisperer has no power over Saurian creatures. You, however, will be able to control both Feral AND Saurian beasts...through a necromantic charm which I shall bestow upon you shortly, General." - Orcus, to Bladekiller
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2011 14:20:09 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Post by Ghouldrool on Jan 10, 2011 16:31:24 GMT -5
Help unlooked for is better than no help at all, as Thun's foes fall before the axe of the mysterious Northerner, a stranger from the frigid plains above the Northern Wastes. Although silent for the most part, the Northerner shares Thun's Animal Empathy skills, as well as a great hatred of the dreaded Wizard Count. Thun's silent companion vows to see his quest through to the end.
He wears the skins of mighty polar bears, though not as trophy or for necessary protection from the frigid winds of the North. Rather, he wears them in honour of fallen friends. - Thun Derthûr
Post by Ghouldrool on Jan 30, 2011 14:16:46 GMT -5
General Tamoth, the Bladekiller
The feared champion that leads Orcus' army of minions and beasts into battle: The General, also known as the Bladekiller for the hundreds of valiant knights and warriors that have fallen before him. A Barbarian gifted with the rare Animal Empathy abilities like Thun Derthûr, but through necromantic craft, he is now a Lich, and also in command of the many Saurian creatures that roam the Lands - where Thun's Animal Empathy can only influence the Docile and Feral beasts. Along with his own Dire Tiger Blackmask, he is a fearsome foe indeed.
"If only he were mortal... perhaps THEN, we'd stand a chance." - Captain Jerrol
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2011 14:23:12 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Post by ursaunsane on Mar 31, 2012 23:30:00 GMT -5
thanks Ghoul, I am a CM collector with no interests in the human figures they produce. So Gunnar would definatley fit in my collection. Anybody out there have a duplicate for me? Thanks again, Augustus