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Monday Preview - Yan Lo

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Another Monday here at Wyrd means another Monday preview!  This time we are taking a look at some new art for Yan-Lo.  If you aren't familiar with this master, here is a bit of background on him!

Much of Yan Lo's history is lost to him. Many years ago, he was cursed for committing a terrible crime, cast out from the world of the living and forced to wander the paths of the spirit world in a confused fugue. He would be there still, were it not for his niece, Chiaki.

For years, Chiaki's parents told her the legend of her ancestor, a fearsome sorcerer who had been cursed to a wretched existence trapped halfway between life and death. When Chiaki came to Malifaux, she slowly reached out to her ancestor's spirit, cultivating the thin, flickering essence of her ancestor that still burned within the heart of the wretched spirit he had become. Gradually, she was able to rekindle that spark into a burning flame and restore her ancestor's mind.

In the years since his return to sanity, Yan Lo has served the Ten Thunders as their spy within the Resurrectionist organization. Those who are aware of his identity treat the old man with great care and respect, for they have seen first hand how ruthlessly Yan Lo harvests the souls of those who disrespect him. Ripped from whatever afterlife might have awaited them, these souls of these fools become little more than fuel for the ancient sorcerer's dark magics.

In the dark alleys of the Little Kingdom, Yan Lo is served by the Gokudo, a cult of thugs who believe they serve the mysterious Wei Lu, one of Yan Lo's false identities. Membership in the Gokudo is by invitation only, for all of them are the descendants of those who swore fealty to Yan Lo many centuries earlier. Upon reinforcing this bond with their own oaths, these unfortunate men and women become utterly subservient to the immortal sorcerer's wishes, both in this life and the next.

With the assistance of these enslaved servants, Yan Lo was able to help the Ten Thunders bring an end to the rule of Governor-General Herbert Kitchener. In exchange for his service, the Oyabun of the Ten Thunders told Yan Lo of the beast that had cursed him: the oni known as Lingxuzi. Yan Lo's own investigations confirmed the Oyabun's story, and now, the undying sorcerer seeks to find this oni in order to learn more of his past... and to punish it for the centuries of torment it had inflicted upon him.

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This could only be made into an alt model if the beard was 3 separate pieces. There's a legend to maintain here, after all.

 

Look at him! Truly we live in the Golden Age of the great one.

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5 minutes ago, Rob Lo said:

This could only be made into an alt model if the beard was 3 separate pieces. There's a legend to maintain here, after all.

Only 3? Curse of the twenty-piece beard, here we come! 

Love it! Love the Fluff! 

Hope Lynch is next (heard his art is amazing!), although still want to see Lotus Eaters or Obsidian Statue's art 

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First of the new artworks that I instantly like....just looks right...truly Malifaux as in dark and threatening....and as others have mentioned would make a VERY fine alternative model indeed...beard and all...

... now I really need to see the new Jakob Lynch art 

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Bit of Thread-o-mancy here, but I just looking at my old Yan Lo model, wishing this new artwork would become a reality!  Pretty please for Gencon???  With a cherry on top?

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"Resurrectionist organization"?! 

It was my understanding, that there really wasn't any organisation of the Ressers - they are mostly individualists with their own motives and perhaps some "understanding" towards the other Resser masters, but no real ties to them...

Go figure...

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