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They are the Tzak by Spielorjh They are the Tzak by Spielorjh
They are the Tzak. Although they will readily share their culture, history and beliefs to any who will listen, they seem to possess an uncanny inability to grasp the concepts of non-Tzak grammar, and as such very little is really known about them, other than the fact that if one is willing to spend an hour or three listening to a steady stream of disconnected thoughts laced with copious "tzzzz" noises, one can manage to squeeze an entire happy hour's worth of free drinks from an average Tzak.

Outside of what can be deduced from the Tzak's disjointed and at times ferocious collisions with other species, all that has ever been officially recorded of Tzak culture is reproduced below:


The Tzak are sworn to uphold the values of Tzor, and to defend the sacred Tzorinabar with their lives.


This is the way of Tzor. Twice before the suns set to make the Tzin before the Tznab. To take the Tzer with the Tzum and to keep holy the sacred Tzob. To know the Tzititar, and to speak the Tzile with each word and deed. This is the way of Tzor.


The above tract constitutes the total result of no less than forty five years of years of research conducted by the University of Regulus Prime on Sea, and over 75,000 interviews with various Tzak and the examination of no less than 15 trillion "words" of Tzak literature.

Figures by Reaper Miniatures.
Alterations and paint by me.
Background story by Jack Sutter.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure which I enjoy more -- your (modified) miniatures, or the deep and insightful descriptions of same...   ;-)

Great work!

Hail to the Tzititar!
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome!
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I think I recognize Reaper 50300 Blood Nebula Mercenary for the body.  (I love that sculpt -- could use a dozen of them for sci-fi stuff!)  But what did you do to conjure up the heads?

Also, I love the re-posing examples -- especially the "action crouch" toward the center.  Was it all just careful bending, or was there any cutting-and-pinning involved?
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The heads are dragon paws from Creature Components II with beads for eyes. The crouching guy and two of the three females are different minis, mostly with the Blood Nebula arms.
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bah!  I should have been paying a little more attention and would have noticed the very different look to the abdominal area, etc., in the figures.  Well, I guess it's testament to the fact that the distinctive paint job (and the distinctive HEADS) really work well to tie together the look of the group as a unit, even if the particular minis used for the bodies aren't all the same one.  :)  Nice work!
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
As always, praise from one as accomplished as yourself means a lot.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Tzak tzud!
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the way of Tzor.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
And their enemies quail before them.
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