In keeping with the Highlander Eternal Champion theme it was time to get Black Vasken's Balewind Vortex painted up. I had intended to go with an ethereal look but changed my mind as it made more sense to match the army.
Off all the summoned-into-existence Arcane Fulcrums in the Storm of Magic range, the Balewind Vortex is the one that feels to me most like a video game power up. That is one of the reasons why I like it.
Summoning a pillar of skulls with a throne on it – for example – is fun, but the general mint ice-cream whoooosh-i-ness of the Balewind Vortex
is something that I can relate to more for some reason. It looks to me
more like what I think a magic spell should look like. YMMV etc.
I can also see it as being a spell effect that keeps an item out of reach in a video game until certain criteria are fulfilled, the vortex suspending a key or chest or other maguffin.
I'm really looking forward to using this in game!