Children of Otherness, Series 2: The Secret Inquisition (3D Printed Prototypes)
While many of them just want to live their life, the Otherlings tend to bring out the deep dark fears in humanity of anything different than themselves. Unsurprisingly this fear has cast as them as demons and devils of various religions. While this does not bode well for the Children of Otherness to begin with, there are some humans that know their true nature of the Other, yet still allow their religious fervor to send them on a holy mission to eradicate them. The Secret Inquisition is one such group dedicated to this destruction.
In this set are four 2" scale figurines:
Inquisitor Del Infierno
Del Infierno's true name is not known, but he was known to be one of the most devout Spanish inquisitors in the 1500's. Not satisfied with Queen Isabella's dream of simply executing or banishing heretics and infidels, Del Infierno sought to eradicate all forms of "wickedness" from Spain... nay... the world! On a journey to find his purpose, he met a tired and cynical Otherling named Shaitan. Rather than crush this pious little insect, in a moment of bemusement, Shaitan bestowed upon Del Infierno immortality and unnatural powers in exchange for his soul. Because what is one damned soul compared to those he can save? He has survived the years, working with a small cabal of zealots known as the Secret Inquisition hunting down the Children of Otherness which he considers to be the ultimate evil.
Carlos el Escriba
In the 1500's, Carlos was Del Infierno's favorite scribe, writing in gruesome detail every torture he has witnessed and every confession coerced from the poor wretches that suffered at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition as well as Del Infierno's own Secret Inquisition. But being only human, mortality was inevitable. Upon his death, Del Infierno bound Carlos's tome of confessions with his skin and merged his soul and the book with a captured Otherling to make him an immortal scribe, carrying on the chronicle of the Secret Inquisition.
Brother Vasquez the Blind
Brother Vasquez was a Spaniard who joined a holy order of knights known as the Knights Templar several centuries before Del Infierno was even born. Vasquez spent most of his knighthood in Jerusalem where he sought the secrets of daemonology in an effort to know and defeat the "enemy". This is where he learned that the Children of Otherness existed and made the proclamation that these "demons" were not all evil. Extradited to Rome on charges of blasphemy, his overtures fell on deaf ears. His eyes were burned from their sockets and he was put in an iron box alive with only his screams to accompany him until he wasted away and died. Some time in the 1700's, he was found and brought back to a pathetic un-life by Del Infierno, who sought the knowledge the Templar learned in the Holy Land. Having a trained holy warrior on his side was also an advantage.
Sir Payne of the Holy Agony
Sir Payne was a British Otherling that inhabited a cave outside of Bramham Moore living a solitary existence away from both human and Otherling. He lived peacefully until the Northern Rebellion came along. When the Earl of Northumberland and his men marched upon Bramham Moore, Payne used his malformed bone-bladed hand to dispatch many rebels, some say the Earl himself, in the preceding battle. After this display of heroism by this "poor deformed hermit", he was secretly knighted by Queen Elizabeth I afterwards. With humanity's encroachment on his home over the centuries, he tried in vain to find a new sanctuary, but he instead found Del Infierno, who tortured the poor being into submission and fitted him with a suit of armor that cut and bore into his very skin and bone. He is now a creature of rage, pain, and violence, kept only at bay by Del Infierno's magicks.
Each piece is sculpted in 3D and printed in high resolution photopolymer resin. Due to this, there may be some minor flaws such as very tiny minuscule print lines and what I call "support zits" where the figure was attached to a sprue-like support during printing. Print lines are almost invisible, though can be seen in the right light. Support zits can be easily sanded off.
These are not toys. They are art pieces intended for collectors age 14 and up. Do not give to children due to being made of resin as well as being choking hazards.
Figures come unpainted in translucent amber color resin.