She did not fear the dark; years as an orphan beggar child saw to that. So when the demon came screaming into the Hunjab delta and tore apart the great temple, it was no worse a monster than the men who came to the struggling villages from the city, looking for young girls like her to… well, it was no use dwelling on it any more.
And yet she still dreamed of that day, peeking through the filthy mangrove roots as the creature sent the temple guards flying in a bloody swathe. She remembered watching entranced as a magnificent figure strode into the fray, unafraid as she whirled her greatsword above her head and brought it down through the demon’s wing.
The thing howled and lashed out with it’s tail, catching the fighter’s legs and sending her sprawling into the mud. It reared above her and grinned.
She knew that grin. Many a man had grinned at her like that. She clenched a small fist, grabbed a piece of broken stone and ran at the demon, screaming like a banshee.
She saved the demon hunter’s life that day and had been taken in by her order. She had trained, studied, fought and hunted. She had earned the right to carry the great halberd Fiend-Eater and learn the secrets of the special powders that brought forth fire from metal tubes without the aid of magic.
She had hunted alone, dragging two-headed demons from the sands of the Great Thirst. She had hunted in a team, facing down the rogue monster of Ulfenhalle University. And now she had reached the Frozen City, standing proud before the strange tentacled floating thing. It’s feelers reached out as it sped towards her.
Grinning, she raised her fire-stick and pulled the trigger.
When I saw this Warmachine Taryn di la Rovissi Gun Mage figure for sale on the LAF I knew that she’d make a great demon hunter - the dual pistol wielding mercenary is a very nice figure IMHO. Taken from the Forgotten Pacts expansion, Demon hunters are armed with a crossbow and two-handed weapon. I decided that one pistol would stand in for the former, and did a quick arm-swap to give her a halberd for the latter. All in all a nice bit of work.