Court Of The Dead

Over millennia, Death has harvested countless souls on behalf of the warring powers of the Heavens and the Hells. Seeking to redefine the laws of the afterlife, he orchestrates a Court of the Dead, filling the Underworld with souls he’s taken as his own.

Positioned as servitor, general, and lord, from the indentured to the ambitious, the members of this Court are helmed by an enigmatic and beautiful regent, the Queen of the Dead.

Assembled from the disciplines of Spirit, Bone, and Flesh, together in the service of Death, they shall…

She is the first-born creation of Death, his Eve; the embodiment of his dark creative spirit, limitless guile, and soaring ambition. As Death’s appointed regent, deep devotion fuels Gethsemoni’s unswerving loyalty as the Queen of the Dead, overseeing the realm of the Underworld before her from high atop her spired tower.

The Making Of A Queen

In pursuit of designs for The Court of the Dead, we put our
primary focus on finding a character that was worthy of standing at center stage. Enter Gethsemoni, the Queen of the Dead. She is Death’s first born, a stunning and powerful necromancer.

Not only does she serve as the ruling regent of the Court of the Dead, but also the figurehead of the Discipline of the Flesh, a faction known for chaotic swings of calculated reason and explosive compulsion.

The final look we settled on for Gethsemoni is intended to show her as she might be seen ‘holding Court’ with Death’s ilium atop her head, a crown fit for her position. She is a mixture of allure and ominous threat, accented by ornate symbolism including tattoos that celebrate the structure of bone, and bells – ancient emblems of souls passing to the beyond.

We hope you enjoy exploring the gallery above for some of the character progression made through our design studio.

A wretched abomination, part mummified flesh and part tormented spirit, Avarkus, The Red Death drifts upon the celestial ether between the realms of the living and the dead. With an insatiable thirst for the avarice in men's souls, he seeks out those corrupted by greed to claim as his own.

Pursuing new agents for Death’s Court, we’ve spun fantasy with an equal dose of horror, seeking a fine line between the beatific and the grotesque...

Part mummified flesh and part tormented spirit, Avarkus The Red Death seeks out souls corrupted by greed to claim as his own. Harvested in his soul engine, the vengeful spirits emanate from the Red Death in the form of an odious sack of innards draped from his empty abdomen, to become a celestial torch and pitchfork wielding mob.

The contrast of the Red Death’s withered form and his opulent accoutrements are a poetic nod to the greed that made him what he is now. In his hand he holds a mask of gold which represents the face of his life's true desires, while on his back a rich and horrifically embroidered cloak imprisons the faces of those preeminent souls he has taken for Death’s designs.

  • Randall

    I must say, the lady at the top left can rule me anytime..hubba,hubba. :)

  • croft

    These look awesome, can’t wait to see more. These are the things that go bump in the night, what joy.

  • Stephen McGill

    If I don’t get Seeve, Soul Arbiter of Bone.. I’m going to cry like a child.. Make it Sideshow!

  • Sideshow_Admin

    Soon. ;)

  • JCamp30

    These look amazing :)

  • Azad Karahan

    I want them,all of them:)

  • shorekitten

    Mu ha ha it’s Spoooooktactular!!!

  • Damon Baker

    Sharing to win! ..great Halloween sculpt

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  • Glenn Maes

    My god she looks absolutely stunning!

  • Punishment1218

    This is gonna be an awesome line. Can’t wait to see pics!

  • Christina Sherman

    Look so awome

  • megasnoopie

    When is this coming out? Its Oct 30th.. #confused#waiting

    • David Speranza

      preorder on 31st

  • DCBakerEsq

    Court of the Dead absolutely was one of the best things about SDCC2014. The figures are terrifying and exquisite and the presentation was perfect. Now, if only I can convince my wife that (a) they won’t come to life when I bring them home, and (b) they don’t exceed my allowance, then I’ll have some beautiful new additions to my collection.

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