The one thing that has to remembered is that GW is not overtly concerned - or at least based upon their performance to date - with the overall consistency of their universe, just what is cool. This is formalised somewhat tongue-in-cheek to what has become the "Rule of Cool" or, if you're familiar with the cyberpunk RPG genre and, more particularly, Cyberpunk 22.214.171.124.
by R. Talisorian Games, by the phrase "Style over Substance".
More stuff- You know about Titan clans, yeah? Well, more detail. Titan clans seem to have an unusual amount of twins/triplets, as many pilot the titans. With the larger ones twins/triplets will work them together. With the one-man Revenants, twins will work in pairs, leading to Revenants often hunting in 'packs'
And can anyone think of a reasonable logic to this? The obvious - and incorrect one - would be about the birth of souls. These are just souls that are karmically linked and will be born together for eternity. Or, rather, they would have been born together for eternity until Slaanesh came onto the scene. And, of course, the standard transformation of the eldar Thematic Army concept would be that the Titans are becoming rarer and rarer since these karmically linked soul 'combos' - readily ordered from your fast food soul joint of choice - are 'dying out'. After all, the eldar are supposedly 'dying out' so why should the Titans miss out on the deal.
This would also amusingly key into the typical 'entropy' approach to the 40k universe where everyone harps on about how things were better in the past, more people knew more, and so on.
The young king-> warlock deal was there because I thought "waitaminute, they're exarchs..."
<grin> I realised this while I was typing...
Also Biel Tann is the only craftworld with a positive outlook on life. It involves the most bloodshed and killing, but they sure are upbeat about it.
Why? The interpretation of the eldar in the 40k universe seems torn between making them unchangeable and, as a race, completely morose and moribund, and making them quixotic and mercurial enough so that they seem 'eldar'. Then the inconsistencies, both historical and in terms of how their society is described, are swept under that handy rag which is known as "Too Mysterious, Nothing To See Here".
After a battle, the Avatar returns to the webway, with his court, to seek out more battle. I guess that finally answers the question of "what's the King of destruction doing in a 1000pt battle?" Because he's everywhere.
Ah yes, the joys of the writers not knowing the 'fluff'. Perhaps there is an alternative to this? Does this mean that the Avatar 'lives' in the Webway or, perhaps in this singular example, there was a requirement for the Avatar to be about doing other things?Kage