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Iohanne by Elite-Pirate Iohanne :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 5 2 BALDER - Vol.1 (PDF) by Elite-Pirate
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This is what happens when you cronch by Elite-Pirate This is what happens when you cronch :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 3 22 Two Knights One Frontpage by Elite-Pirate Two Knights One Frontpage :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 11 9 On Wings of Steel by Elite-Pirate
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Diving for pearls, are we by Elite-Pirate
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Diving for pearls, are we :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 8 3
Nauseatingly End-Timely by Elite-Pirate Nauseatingly End-Timely :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 2 4
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Throne Agent, V.VI-2 :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 3 14
Throne Agent, V.VI-1
The Valkyrie
Moerchen had few duties aboard the Valkyrie which demanded his attention, and so much of his time was spent in the vessel's chapel.
Perched over the bridge, the "chapel" was a long chamber with vaulted ceilings reaching several stories up, which combined with the rest of its extreme proportions to bring it closer in the Chaplain's eyes to a cathedral built for a hive's upper class than any humble station of faith for pressed crewmen… not that the impressed portion of the crew was permitted anywhere near the chapel.
Moerchen had kept his distance from those officers who appeared for confessions, and let the Ministorum-provided preachers and confessors work the ship's ruling class without the interference of a Space Marine. With Guenther's Kill-team keeping to themselves on the Grim Vigil, there were few who specifically needed him for spiritual matters. In a sense, Moerchen had made a monk of himself, s
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Ragged Edges: Mind War by Elite-Pirate Ragged Edges: Mind War :iconelite-pirate:Elite-Pirate 6 6
Throne Agent, V.V-3
The Angrboedha
Sanity, Losa decided, was a rare commodity.
One prominent memory of her youth was asking the Master if he was sane; the response had been a sudden and booming laugh. Similarly, the Traitor Marine could be heard to produce such noises as he roamed the halls of the Angrboedha, waiting for the Master to discuss their future associations.
Losa had never dared ask Magos Sevanar, but knowing what Lunelle Sevanar had become was indication enough that no question needed to be asked. From what word had reached Losa about Sevanar's captive and how much time the Magos was spending with him, there could be little doubt his own sanity was hanging by a thread, at best.
The lift trembled, and the doors opened to the enginarium.
Losa straightened the edge of her jacket, and strode off the lift.
The Death Korps had many sacred traditions for the position of Quartermaster. The Death Korps valued its Quartermasters as mascots and icons,
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Throne Agent, V.V-2
Solomon, Markayn Marches
Lamortes had a long, interesting history with the hives of Solomon. In the early years of his work as a fledgling Tech-Priest, he had been given numerous posts among the local nobility as a menial – as his reputation and experience grew, he began to gain favor among the houses. After the dramatic end of his tenure on Mars, he had known no better than to return to contract himself out to the nobility.
All he could do as he sat at the public tram terminal was reflect on his youth, and smile. Home sweet home, he thought, even if home was a smoke-blanketed decaying forest of old spires.
The Magos heard his vox ping, and took it out. "Max," he plainly said into the device.
"Everything fine? Team's repositioning, couldn't get a good look at you."
Commissar Audes. After the Lady and Freia's kidnapping on Fenksworld, Lamortes and Moerchen had feigned official Inquisitorial orders to relegate Audes and what remained of
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Throne Agent, V.V-1
The Angrboedha
When Losa entered, she found the Master reclined in his throne and surrounded by his holoscreen dome. One screen was from a hull-mounted pict recorder, magnified and focused to watch a meteor shower impacting the nearby planetoid; another holoscreen looked over a hangar, where a squad of crewmen patrolled the narrow spaces between the racks of stored Hell Blades.
When Losa stepped up to the outer ring around the Master's throne, several screens flashed and changed to blurry human faces, all of them staring at her.
"What is it?" the Master spoke, his voice bounding off the walls.
"I just finished with my inspection. I heard that the Marine's vessel was spotted on the outskirts of the system…"
One of the screens directly in front of Vok went dark, and then began to flash a string of text.
Losa tilted her head and slowly, cautiously approached. "What is-"
"A conversation which I was not meant to see." Another screen turned
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Throne Agent, V.IV-3
The Library of Knowing, Fenksworld
The cost of taking Magos Ordinatos Xiatin was, ultimately, too high – the Tech-Priest was found to know nothing at all about where to hunt down Vok, and so was executed for his blasphemy and treachery with nothing gained from his interrogation. For the Lady and Freia, there was thusly only one place left to find any information, and that was in Yrtzen Vok's past.
Fenksworld, as much as it was a bed of cult-activity, housed one spectacularly important facility: the Library of Knowing, run by the governing House Vaahkon, where such information was held that Fenksworld got its reputation. The Decatalogues of the nine worlds of Prol were known to hold all the Administratum's vast quantities of data on the sector's administrative history, but a search of the Prol archives for anything relevant about Yrtzen Vok would have taken months, if not years.
Fenksworld, however… Fenksworld answered all questions
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Throne Agent, V.IV-2
Fenksworld, Josian Reach
A popular joke among Scintilla's nobility was that Fenksworld answered all questions. The implications were dubious, and the Lady Inquisitor had assigned more than a few observation warrants to equally questionable figures for its citation.
The Lady found herself reminded of the saying as Commissar Audes took a seat across from her, his gleaming new augmetic legs lightly whirring. The Lady had sought more answers to more questions on Fenksworld than Freia thought, and upon coming to Fenksworld, she discovered they could be answered.
"I suppose you'll want to skip the formalities," Audes said.
The Lady shook her head. "No need. I have plenty of time… as do you, I imagine."
"Plenty of time wasted before it even comes." Audes shifted in his seat. "Though, I got permission from the Commissariat to execute the idiot who made my regiment a human mine-sweep. That's today, so I do have to leave at some point."
"What happene
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As promised, I give you critique. This is a really handsome picture. The color can be described as lush in spite of a fairly simple pal...

by TD-Vice

So for starters, this is a piece that seriously needs to be viewed at max-resolution - for one because size-compression creates horrifi...

by TD-Vice

Right. Gonna just try out this whole "Critique" feature here, as I'm strapped now for writing anything else. Anyway, have I ever told y...

Which do you think is the most overused fiction genre? 

17 deviants said Urban fantasy (my eyes may have just started hemorrhaging)
15 deviants said High fantasy
10 deviants said Post-apocalyptic
3 deviants said Low fantasy
3 deviants said Sci-fi
3 deviants said Space opera
3 deviants said Alternate History


"I have faith, Inquisitor... and I cannot be shaken of it."

This is a PDF document. If it does not appear in your browser, click download to view.

Where to start...

This bonafide novella was originally intended as a simple short story gift for my close friend, Inkary, who has been a wonderful friend to me for many years now. Hopefully it uploaded correctly this time.

In concept this was born from a discussion we had over a few of her art streams about the background story of her character, the Khornette, while she doodled my big boy Anselm. As time wore on, however, I realized my initial plan for this meant it was going to be far, far longer than a simple little short story. True to form, I chose not to scale back on the concept and simply marched forwards with it. As a result, we have this 20,000-word experiment in first person, detailing a perspective on the origins of Khornette...

... Late for Inka's birthday by a whole two weeks.

At least she got to read it only a week late.

Anyway, I did a lot of things differently here. In a few places I also stomped all over that precious thing called canon.

It was for a good cause, I promise you.

Part of the reason that this took so long to upload was I realized a little late that I needed to get a proper cover for it. Since I am a notoriously bad artist I turned to my friend Lydric to help with that. And because I am also notoriously bad at graphic design in-general I turned to my other friend, CrusaderArts, to make the cover layout look decent.

More is yet to come. So enjoy, and look forward to the future.

Go follow my friends:

And never forget: whoever you are, wherever you are, you mean something to someone.

- Staffen

An Update

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 29, 2017, 7:32 PM

I think I remember saying that I'd be posting stuff this year... but I never specified when in the year I would be posting stuff, did I?

Some things happened in the middle of the summer that derailed some of my plans. However, they're coming close to a happy conclusion, and I'm relieved for all the involved parties.

I've got something fairly sizable that I've been working on -- 16000 words now as it nears its completion. Probably going to be another 2K or so.

I confess with some embarrassment that it took a very serious event to spur me into sitting down and getting some heavy writing done. But as a consequence of this I've managed to break a spell of idleness (more a curse, really). Thanks to this little project I feel rejuvenated as a writer.

And yeah -- it's something for Warhammer.

I'll be uploading it within the next week, guaranteed.

Much as I would like to have a cover done for it, there is a specific artist I want to have do the cover -- and they are currently predisposed.

But, not to worry. I'll post it without the cover and then update it later.

I'm looking forward to hearing how people enjoy it.

Thanks for your patience.

Follow me on twitter and all that jazz.


And, another thing:

Take care of your friends.

  • Listening to: NieR Automata OST
  • Reading: Jan Guillou
  • Watching: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Playing: Divinity: Original Sin 2; FFXIV


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hey! Happy brithday!!!!
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 9:34 AM
Oy! Elite, where are you?
Mon Feb 6, 2012, 6:06 AM
Looking to puke out another two chapters of Ragged Edges by the end of the week.
Sun Dec 11, 2011, 1:00 PM
happy birthday :D
Mon Nov 7, 2011, 11:38 AM
Reading Boone Quest is a good way to spend the first hour of my birthday, I guess.
Sun Nov 6, 2011, 10:13 PM
*pokes gently* ;3
Wed Nov 2, 2011, 8:08 AM
But the fat yellow man brings such a pleasentness to life!
Thu Aug 25, 2011, 8:23 PM
Tue Aug 23, 2011, 7:19 AM
The bard. Not the fat yellow man.
Mon Aug 22, 2011, 10:48 PM
For that we must turn to the collective works of Homer.
Mon Aug 22, 2011, 10:47 PM


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Darkborg-IX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
You need to be alive. You are not allowed to be dead.
Elite-Pirate Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Writer
What is dead can never die.
vakos67 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
happy birthday!Have your cake and eat it too 
Sahara-Brant Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The heretical zombie was directed to this site. You have been followed now. Titties. Also Felipe says "Finish Ragged Edges".
RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :) :iconbrewplz:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday man :) Looking forward to seeing more Balder whenever you're finished with it. Stay strong, stay blessed and keep posting here on dA. Cheers.
Life-takers-crayons Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Thank you for faving :) 
Sev-Imperiya Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey mate! How are you doin'?

Still active - good to see ya!
Elite-Pirate Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Writer
Doing great! Glad to hear from you.

What about you? Doing well?
Sev-Imperiya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, same. Can't complain))

Not much happened here but what about your life?
Well it seems you are still doing art - which is great!
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