The Sump Swamp of Stranglevine Creek is a dank and dangerous place. Grapple Weed, Barbed Venomgorse and Shardwrack Spines thrive in the swamp's fetid environment, deterring all but the most fool hardy or desperate. Even the most experienced of locals occasionally fall prey to the sump-snakes, sludge-jellies and the myriad other fauna of Stranglevine Creek. Those who venture deeper into the sump swamp face the greatest risk of all, the Voodoo Dolls of House Escher.
Despite this, one man moves freely throughout the region, impervious to the dangers that Stranglevine Creek holds....Danh Bokor.
My hobby time has been firmly focused on gaming just lately with painting taking a back seat. My Escher gang is pretty much complete now except for one glaring exception....a Rogue Doc. I'd been procrastinating about what model to use as a Rogue Doc, I wanted something a little more feral for my Voodoo Dolls, something that would have a witch doctor/shaman feel and wouldn't take an age to convert.
As soon as the Warcry models were previewed I knew I'd found my Rogue Doc in the Serpent Caller. Better yet the model would need very little conversion to give me what I wanted. A simple hand swap to give him a Stub Gun....
A Dark Eldar knife with vials to indicate his predilection for potions....
More vials from the Admech Kataphron kit....
.....And a dirty great syringe from a Dark Eldar Talos kit was added should his patients need more traditional medicine!
I added some candles to the base from the Cawdor sprue to complete the look.
Nobody knows the origins of Danh Bokor, except perhaps Sumpsnake Sully of the Voodoo Dolls, and she only smiles and shakes her head when asked about him. That still doesn't stop the locals of Stranglevine Creek from speculating though; some claim he was an off-worlder from a Catachan regiment who deserted, others that he is a Ratskin shaman, the last of his tribe.
What is known about him is his ability as a healer. Many locals brave the sump swamps to seek him out at the Danh-hwe (the Serpent House in the old tongue). It is said that the Bokor is a witch for hire, one who serves the Hive Spirits "with both hands", meaning he can practise both dark magic and benevolent magic. His black magic includes the creation of zombies and the creation of 'Ouangas', talismans that house spirits.
Whatever the truth is, the Voodoo Dolls of House Escher hold him in high regard and his services are often sought out by those brave enough to venture into their territory.