Torgil by nfredman ()
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[Julian is a Witch and an agent for Bureau for Paranormal Affairs, and one of Alex's 'soldiers'. Cyrus is the wizard and security chief for Carolanus, one of the vampire masters in Palmers Rest, North Carolina, where Alex lives.]
Julian: "My, this is a rare photo indeed. So, this is that vampire master that was infected--"
Julian: "Infested, then--with that Abyssal parasite--the vampire Master that was gunning for Alex when he first took up Sorrows. So, all vampires are not technophobes." *smiles at Cyrus*
Cyrus: "Certainly not! I'm also good with high-tech security systems."
Julian: "This we knew. What was this unfortunate's name?"
Cyrus: "Torgil. He was the fourth Master in Palmer's Rest for over a hundred years. Really, a nice chap until Fechín got hold of him. We've never been sure what worm turned, but he pointed in Garrett's direction for the reason for his allowing himself to be taken over by that horrible creature. Poor chap. Imagine going through unlife with an interdimensional gate in your middle and an Abyssal riding in your mind as well as your belly."
Julian: "Yes indeed. And Alex and destroyed Garrett after that unfortunate incident with USAMRID, so I never got to interview him."
Cyrus: "That was the time when where Garrett shopped Alex out to their secret projects group."
Julian: "To be fair, Master of Sorrows--Alex--was on our radar long before then. We were just observing at that point."
Cyrus: "Well, would you have come forward if Garett hadn't?"
Julian: "Maybe, but not so quickly. And Garrett wouldn't have been trying to get rid of Alex if he hadn't been a greedy, power-mad son-of-a-bitch vampire master, and Torgil hadn't started that ball rolling. Present company excepted, I truly loathe vampire politics."
Cyrus: "I'm not at all typical, I know. I loathe games, too. Thank goodness my boss plays them well."
Julian: "Cyrus, Carolanus is a farking Roman aristocrat. They lived for this shit. We're mere modern men."
Cyrus: "Too true. Anyhow, I'm surprised that this photo came out so well. Thought your researchers would like it for their albums. Poor Torgil. He looks so sick in this. You know what he said when Alex finally took him down, don't you?"
Julian: "Dolores and Alex told me. He said, 'Thank you' before he died the final death."
Cyrus: "Poor Torgil. I miss him--the him before that Thing started riding him."
Production notes: my M4 character with RawArt's vampire skin, using uberskin shaders by Jim Farris; StudioArtVartanian's free 19th Century dynamic coat for M4; Coflek-gnorg's Dead End set; Poisen's posable tentacles (the best!); hair and f/x added in Photoshop in post. Render in Poser Pro2012.
It's never too late for Halloween! This is a portrait of one of my villains, who turned out to be a rather interesting fellow after all.