The being once known as the Guardian of the Forge had found himself old and feeling especially self-loathing. He had failed his sworn duty. Both his masters had been killed by each others hands, and the land had been overrun by these swarming arachnids.
In addition, the Mask of Creation was gone
And with it, all hope
So it was in his depression that the golden machine found himself attacked by something. He knew not what, and he would not awake for some time. When he did, he found his armor blackened, the golden power that ran through him utterly eviscerated.
Far away now, the being who now had the Guardian's golden power and armor was laughing quite a deal. For with this power, the Elemental Masters that were so prophesied to appear would surely fall.
Once a mere warrior of the Skull, now he found himself the sole being commanding the Skull Spiders, and their Lord
Much like the Guardian, the Savage Master has two forms, one of which has the armor in this very particular orientation. Also giant black claws. The big black spikes by the neck are meant to evoke the imagery of a high collar.
Obligatory Back shot. Hex yeh.
Also, in case it was not obvious, as there are three primary colors(Red, Blue, and yellow) I gave him representations of their closest trans-counterparts. The zamor in the chestplate is the blue, the claws are the red, and the eyestalk is the green.
I dig the way this looks a lot, even the random spikes by the shoulders.