Disciplines - Introduction

The power behind the Faction of Bone is Xiall, the Chancellor of Osteomancy, who cares little for the delicate game that Death plays within the Court of the Dead. In fact, she finds much of the Court a contemptible exercise in excess. But it is neither ego nor arrogance that drives the cold and calculating Xiall. No, it is purely logic. Every move Chancellor makes is part of a deeper plan – but a deeper plan conceived by whom?

Affiliations

Bone

Bone

Faction

For Xiall, there is only the way of Bone. No compromise, no partnerships – for the Chancellor is certain that only the strict adherence to the philosophies of Bone can lead the Underworld in its endeavors to shatter the oppressive yoke of the Heavens and Hells. Any detour from her path is one that compromises the purpose of the Underworld, and is to be immediately dismissed. But Xiall is no fool. She is well aware that a facade of cooperation and consideration will gain more advantage than one that reflects the reality of her beliefs. This is the truth behind her outward appearance, which she has shaped into both a disguise, and mockery, of those she holds in low esteem.

Gethsemoni - Queen of the Dead

Gethsemoni

Queen of the Dead

To Xiall, it is an absurd joke that one so foolish and mentally unkempt as Gethsemoni holds a station of power – especially one that rises above her own. For while Gethsemoni and Xiall each lead their respective factions, Gethsemoni holds the trump card as the Queen of the Underworld. This is not only a silent insult to Xiall, but a sign of impending doom, for it is abundantly clear to the Chancellor of Bone that the Queen can never be trusted with something as vital as the future of the Underworld.

Death - Lord Supreme of the Underworld

Death

Lord Supreme of the Underworld

Burning with a desire to see Death’s master plan both perfected and acted upon, Xiall’s mind endlessly calculates every probability of what might occur when the war between the Underworld and the celestial forces of Heaven and Hell begins. It is during these calculations that she falters, for she has seen potential errors, and, as Death is infallible, assumes the failures must be her own. So she pushes herself and the faction harder, knowing that if she can attain the perfect level of purity, Bone will deliver the answers.

Concept Art

Xiall The Resolve of Bone

Legendary Scale™ Bust

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Sideshow is proud to announce the Xiall: Resolve of Bone Legendary Scale Bust, the newest addition to our original Court of the Dead collection. This bust is the second piece in our legendary scale bust collection.

Senior artist and key Court of the Dead designer, Amilcar Fong, sculpted Xiall traditionally. “Since the beginning, Xiall was a wonderful character to work on,” Amilcar recalled. “She expresses elegance, pride, respect, grace – all those traits – in a character made of bone. That was tough and fun. Sculpting the bone tissue to simulate the grace of skin tissue was challenging.”

Xiall, the Great Osteomancer and leader of the Faction of Bone, is Death’s right hand and the most powerful administrator in the Land of the Dead. This highly detailed third-scale bust portrays this haunting character in all her quiet glory.

“We are basically looking into the face of a beautiful woman that has no eyes in her eye sockets!” said Amilcar, of this bust’s unique expression. “Eyes are the windows to the soul… They say. So how to give the sense of soul to a character that has no eyes?” Amilcar certainly found a way! At this compelling larger scale, Court of the Dead fans and Bone Faction devotees can shudder at the chilling countenance of this harsh Underworld fixture.

And the bust was given a unique paint job to match its distinctive expression. “From the start, we knew we didn’t want to paint this bust ‘realistically,’” said Jesse Lincoln, project manager. “I took Casey Love [the Sideshow painter who colored the Xiall Bust] into our lobby, and showed him the wear and tear on our stone tile floors as a reference. The veneer had worn away to reveal complex and subtle layers of color underneath.” This weather worn intricacy was painstakingly reinterpreted to create an other-worldly paint texture that echoes of ancient wisdom and glows with ethereal undertones.

The Xiall bust stands a stately 16 inches tall. The Bone Faction leader’s imposing visage is perched atop an elegantly macabre clawed base. The stately iron crests that crown Xiall’s head are ornately decorated with cryptic symbols and peculiar ornaments.

The Xiall: Resolve of Bone Legendary Scale Bust is a stunning, morbid and commanding bust, a timeless addition to any collection, and a standout addition to Sideshow’s original Court of the Dead line.