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Cryte - Colour by Taytonclait Cryte - Colour by Taytonclait
he Cryte are a sentient race of insect like creatures that have evolved in a unique way. They are parasitic hunters that have enslaved another sentient race as hosts for their larvae. Evolving alongside these intelligent creatures, the Cryte are the first species to attain sentient thought through the evolution of another race.
Cryte inject a long, thin worm like larvae into their host after capturing it. Females inject both the larvae and venom with their long ovipositor. Said venom paralyzes the victim and erases any memory of the attack. The larvae travels through the host and lies on the inside of the spinal cord and over time feeds off its host and binds to the nervous system.
This larvae essentially becomes a separate nervous system that gains complete, unconscious control of its host. Apart of increased appetite, the host feels no different and continues its daily routine unaware that it is being controlled by a separate entity.
The larvae, once sufficently developed, takes complete control of the host and brings it back to the Cryte territory where it finally overtakes the host, pupates, and starts the 2nd part of its lifecycle.

This pic is of a male Cryte in full mating display. At certain times of the year the Cryte gather in giant ceremonial social events that correspond to the females' cyclical mating seasons. The males compete with each other through ritualized dance and in terms of size, strength and attractiveness. The male Cryte's fully extended ovipositor cannot lay eggs, as does the female, but has retained the poisoning ability and is used to subdue prey.

The Cryte are the intellectual property of Cameron Dowling.
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why haven't I seen this before? It is awesome! C:
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my orky stuff kinda hides the rest of my art! Because I barely draw anything else! :C That's why! Thanks!!
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I tell you to draw something else than Orks. (she says, utterly ignoring he's a drafter(?) at an architectural bureau)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! Challenge accepted!

If you paint one ork model to your exceptionally high standard.

And I'm no drafter! My feet get wet at the end of working through the winter :( damn educated people and their educations! That are useful!
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then! I need to get my hands on a nice Orky model. I have a soft spot for Snikrot, for some reason.

I'll have to squeeze him in between my armies and a certain chaos sorceror for a certain fellow female 40k fan ;)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snikrot is a great model. Too bad Kommandos were hit with the "no assaulting after coming in from reserves" rule. Strange that they can't assault, or take shootas, but Snick can bring in a HQ with him, like a warboss on bike. Oh GW, you so silly.
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Deep Strike and Infiltrators got hit hard with the nerfgun in recent editions. It blows for anything sneaky: Kommandos, Mandrakes, Lictors, you name it. Makes them all pretty damn useless.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they really did a massive 180 with the new rules. I'm actually intrigued though, I really want to see what they do with Tau, with hopefully new models for all their crisis and battlesuits.
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tristyle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Would hate to roll over onto one of these suckers in the midevening...
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I don't drink tequila anymore.

Lets name this one....Jane
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