- “The First Axiom of Victory is to be other than where the enemy desire you to be. The First Axiom of Stealth is to be other than where the enemy believes you to be. The First Axiom of Freedom is that justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyranny.”
- — Corvus Corax, Axioms of the Legiones Astartes, Raven Guard Legion
The master of stealth and rapid strikes, Corvus Corax wields the XIXth Legion with precision and guile. The Primarch of the Raven Guard presents a striking countenance with his alabaster skin and stark, black eyes. His sable armour is edged with fine, golden filigree and upon his back is mounted a jet pack formed into a pair of articulated pinions that he wields as a murderous, bloody-edged cutting weapon.Like most of the Primarchs, Corax is blessed of an extensive armoury of artificer-wrought weapons but those he most often bears to war are a pair of metre-long lightning claws and a coiled whip at his belt. Though few even amongst his sons know of it, Corax is blessed with the ability to pass unnoticed should he will it, this preternatural ability allowing him to slip from the perception of his enemies even when standing in plain view.
Whenever a new Primarch is released I delve into the source material surrounding them. The thing that struck me most about the Ravenguard wasn’t their stealth, but rather how creepy they are. They aren’t too dissimilar in outlook to the Night Lords, both operationally and in demeanor. The pale white skin was painted with an undertone of blue to give an otherworldly pallor with jet black eyes.
The Forge World team did such a wonderful job painting the official version I wanted to copy it as much as I could. The blue/purple wings I thought was an especially nice touch, reminiscent of the sheen of a Raven’s wings.