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Matriarch

Submitted by Uncle Fester
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After the success of my Crypt Guard model, i decided to make another exotic unit, an undead caster, unlike anything the Hive had so far. At first, i used the Armies of Exigo's Matriarch unit as my concept, but during the course of its creation, it started differing more and more in some way from the concept. Instead of making many tentacles on the back and a Naga Siren like body, i made a load of tentacles instead of legs or a robe. I also intended to make it a unit at first, but then i found the Lich's anims be more suitable, so i also changed my mind in this point and made it a hero.


About the hero:
The Matriarchs are the princesses and highborns of the Doom Elves. Formerly, these were a tribe of Elves, a mix of Shadow and Highelves which later fall into the dark side, merged and hybridized with undead, Void, fallen and other eerie creatures. After this, they became the Doom Elves, the Elves that are doomed for what they did and became. Now they're an evil and revengive race, full of atroscious but skilled warriors and vile casters.
The Matriarchs are very cunning spellcaster, masters in the schools and techniques of Necromancy, Dark, Frost and Lightning witchcraft. They can rise skeletons and ghouls from all kinds of corpses, hit multiple enemies with chained or forked lightnings, immobilize enemies with frost spells, persuade enemy soldiers into changing the sides and also shade the sunlight or even cast an eclipse. During the eclipse, holy and light spells are reduced by one fourth of their effectiveness, enemy units have only half the site range than before and every enemy's damage is greatly reduced. Their Eclipse and other Dark Magic spells however have a serious drawback: they're completely ineffctive against Undead, Fallen and other Doom Elves. In the battle field, the Matriarchs can take on many tasks, from rising dead to assist their own troops, up to weakening every single enemy. Most enemy soldiers tremble at the sight of a Matriarch, some also turn pale when they only hear the word "Matriarch". These casters are extremely much feared!

Feel free to use this model in any imaginable way (incl. editing if desired). I hope you like it. Have fun with it! :wink:


EDIT 1: made the arms, especially the lower arm parts a bit shorter, scaled the skeleton according to the arms' proportion change and made the tentacles appear tealt-bluish, like the Banshee Ranger body parts. :wink:

EDIT 2: fixed a bit the bodies proportion and attached the eyes in the portrait to a proper bone. IMO, additional changes in proportions are unnecessary, as it's an undead-monster hybrid creature and there is no direct template which it should resemble all to much. :wink:

Keywords:
matriarch, undead, fallen, Armies of Exigo, sorceress, which, caster, evil, corrupt, shadow, darkness
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18:00, 3rd Jun 2014 MiniMage: Work on the proportions.
  1. 18:00, 3rd Jun 2014
    MiniMage: Work on the proportions.
     
  2. MiniMage

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    The proportions look a little off.
     
  3. Misha

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    I'd say, gimme more 'faceless feel' and less lich .u. make her feel more terrifying
     
  4. Heinvers

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    Yep.
    exactly my thoughts.
    Nevertheless, it looks interesting:)
     
  5. Forsaken

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    I totaly agree with Misha!
    The model is really good and brings a nice feeling! :)

    Good work!
     
  6. Misha

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    hmm.. wonder if tentacles could be longer and barbed.. and maybe if one of her arms could be disfigured, morphed and barbed.. some global anims moving the tentacles independently could be cool as well (as i did on my nightmare weaver) complimenting the anims
     
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    The proportions need a bit of improvement and u could tint the tentacles to the skin color via geoset animations.
     
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    I could see some uses for this.
     
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    She looks like my girlfriend. 5/5 +rep
     
  10. Heinvers

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    O oh 0_o LOL I guess jokes never die:)
    Make it spit lava!!!(I'm joking)
     
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    You should make the tentacles match her skin color. Also the arms and torso are pretty stiff.

    Other than that, it's an amazing idea. 4/5 for now and +rep
     
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    i once did a newbie Azshara (naga) model like this but i was noob back then (still a noob tho). Anywayss i like the idea but i dont like the proportions, unless they're supposed to be like that. i think it's useful somehow. 3/5, i'm giving room for improvemrnt
     
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  13. Uncle Fester

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    I know, the hands are quite long, but IMO it fits in some way to an undead monstrosity that has tentacles instead of legs.

    Eh? :eekani: Except the anims and the one body part i don't see all too much lich style in her....i'd even say she has more BansheeRanger than Lich stuff. :wink:

    ty :ogre_hurrhurr:

    thx a lot :ogre_haosis:

    I don't want to make her too much like a kraken or jellyfish.....as said, my concept was the Matriarch from Armies of Exigo, and not the faceless ones. The matriarch in this game has tentacles too, mainly on her back though, but they don't move that much. I don't want to make the tentacles move too much as she isn't a faceless or octopus creature, but an own category. :wink:

    well, i guess the hands should be made somewhat shorter, after so many demands about the proportions. :wink: Yeah, that's a good idea, IMO. :thumbs_up:

    I'm glad to hear that. :grin:

    Rly?? :vw_wtf: Jk, jk. :wink: thx a lot :ogre_hurrhurr:

    why lava and not villagers? :wink:

    thx a lot :ogre_hurrhurr: yeah, i think that tentacle issue should be done. :wink:


    as above: the hands will be made somewhat shorter :wink:. Ty :ogre_hurrhurr:
     
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    This is pretty cool. Very creative. If there was one thing I could say, it's that the textures don't really fit that well together. But that's the price of using ingame textures.

    Also, the wrap on her back is a bit messed up.

    Other than that, good work :)
     
  15. Heinvers

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    Yes, the wrap could be improved and as Misha said the tentacles better animated(and make them a lil' longer if you deem that good).
    Here's a better one: shoot ogres with burning clubs:wink:
     
  16. Misha

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    well you got good points uncle .u. i just have this feeling that she needs something else changed.. not too sure what that would be atm :xxd:
     
  17. Ujimasa Hojo

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    Cool. Maybe you could also make an Azshara model based on this.
     
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    looks good to me, adds some more like her. make some with out tentacles too.
     
  19. TheWhiteWolf

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    Do you maybe want to make a Faceless version of this? Similar model, purple in color, but with more tentacle movement and more disfigured?