Well, haven't made the improvements yet but I have still been busy What?! Are you insane?! I've met some truly unhinged eldar in this fair city…but this. This puts them all to shame. Consume the soul of a Bloodthirster? Cure your thirst? Utter insanity. I will have no part in it.What do you mean it worked...Just what the hell are you...
Had another idea around the whole winged vampire lord model I like so much
following the whole idea of porting AoS/Fantasy characters/concepts into the 40k universe I was reading up about Abhorash, the progenitor Blood Dragon vampire who slew a dragon, drank its blood and cured his thirst.
With Dark Eldar being basically soul-vampires, I thought 'what if a Dark Eldar was insane enough to try and consume the soul of a daemon and try and cure their thirst'. What if, against all odds, it worked
. It would have to be a Khornate daemon given their patron's rivalry. It would have to be a Bloodthirster, otherwise everyone would have tried it (and it's more fitting to the Fantasy legend).
Definitely see it as an example of 'Gone Horribly Right
' though. Containing that much volatile, alien and intelligent
energy within oneself would be produce some significant and mutable side-effects. Plus, it opens up the door to being influenced by the Blood God. A whisper in the ear, an inexplicable urge. Which thoughts and actions are your own and which are not? Have you actually been possessed, and the daemon is simply allowing you to believe you're maintaining control for its own nefarious purposes?
And so it is that a third Ruinous Power gains an unwitting agent within the Eldar...
My two Blood Dragons side-by-side
mirrored and opposed.
All I need now is a name. Abhorax? Abhoraish?
Oh, and I would also love to hear people's ideas about potential Tzeentchdar. I was thinking it would be neat if each of the Chaos Gods (and each of the extant Eldar ones) each had their own roped-in/unwitting/involuntary agents and pawns that they've brought together to try and influence the events that are unfolding with my exodites rejoining the galaxy at large (sort of similar to how the Greek Gods played games with mortal champions).
Slaanesh has her Croneworlders, sent to claim what's hers by birthright.
Nurgle has his Blightdar, sent to bring them into the fold (it's the planets he's really after, but he hasn't told the Blightdar that).
Khorne has the Blood Dragon, sent to ensure slaanesh doesn't succeed in the bloodiest manner possible.
Ynnead has the Wight King, hers by infernal bargain, and the Prophet who actually believes in the Dead God.
Khaine has the Young King, sent to save the eldar (but viewed through the mindset of a psychopathic murder-god).
Then there are my Craftworld Eldar (and their Commorrite and Corsair associates), who through hubris and desperation think they as mortals can play at the games of the Gods.
Need to think of something for Tzeentch though. For some reason he's the one I've been having the most difficulty coming up with motivations for. Slaanesh is obvious, Khorne is there just to stop Slaanesh and Nurgle previously held the region so wants it back.
Without shoehorning in some ancient piece of knowledge that exists solely to gain Tzeentch's attention I'm not sure how to work him in.
Oh, and Harlequins. The Laughing God needs his representatives. Perhaps I should do it so each faction has a Harlequin guiding them along, even if their aims are conflicting. Seems like a good way of suggeating that there's some greater plot afoot and the Harlequins are orchestrating something no-one's cottoned onto yet. Always thought they were slippery bastards...