Hyperboreans as Promethean Engineers

I did my very first Astonishing ACKS post over three-and-a-half years ago on the topic of Hyperborean Custom Classes.

HyperboreansAt the time, I had in my mind an image of the race from the Dark Horse Conan comics; specifically the Hyperboreans first shown in “Ashes and Dust” (depicted at left).

They were tall, gaunt, and pale – but looked sufficiently inhuman to be “weird”. They also fit well with the pointy-headed Melnibonean armour styles suggested by early Moorcock covers and the AS&SH artwork. (Not to mention early Warhammer High Elf imagery.)

Lately, however, I’ve been having second thoughts. What if the Hyperboreans look like the Engineers from Prometheus?

robed_engineers

Hyperborea HR

Now I’m not thinking of buff body-builders. I ran across some newer pictures online of thin, robed Engineers:

Colour_Engineers.jpg

Pretty badass, eh? I think I’ll go with this new imagery – alabaster skin, dark eyes, and hairless.

Hyperborean Half-Breeds will have a more natural skin tones and will grow hair on their heads (although probably with topknots or Hugo-Weaving style Elrond hairlines). They can pass among men without too much hassle.

This also presents the opportunity to treat Hyperborean Plate armour like the Giger-style biomechanical suits, if I wish…

What do you think?

Hyperborea HR

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About K-Slacker

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3 Responses to Hyperboreans as Promethean Engineers

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  3. Brutorz Bill says:

    Awesome Idea!!

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