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I was jmust wondering about how the Eldar can see really far into the distant future and at the same time not see their fall coming. Maybe I just have'nt read enough Eldar fluff.
Or what about Iyaden? I'm sure they had Farseers before the Nids came over and ate most of their population. Why didn't they move galaxies hundreds of years before the Nids arrived?
Can anyone explain this to me?
It is indicated in the fluff that while Eldar Farseers can cast their psychic gaze across great temporal distances, they don’t always obtain visions of absolutely clarity. In fact, the more cataclysmic an event is, the more chaotic and obscure will it seem to the scrying Farseers; such veiled points in time are referred to as ‘shadow points’ and cause much worry among the Eldar, for they are always warnings of great horror and tragedy to come.
Eldar Farseers can usually see the actions leading to a shadow point as well as a number of possible outcomes, but not discern how to influence events in such a way as to bring about the desired result. Sometimes visions of clarity will present themselves as the shadow point draws near, which is why Farseers prefer to be in the mid of things whenever such a calamitous time is at hand, ready to react instantly on any glimpse of premonition.
As for the Eldar Fall, some Farseers had indeed received forewarning that something truly catastrophic was looming close, and warned their brethren against continued excess. When their warnings were ignored, they constructed the Craftworlds and fled the Eldar empire even as it was consumed by Slaanesh behind them. So the Eldar weren’t entirely oblivious and unprepared, they just couldn’t penetrate the veil of uncertainty concealing this most devastating shadow point sufficiently to prevent the fall of their empire.
"Girls are nice and cuddly on the outside, and freaky on the inside." ~ Lost Nemesis.
Thanks alot Greph ;Y
Eldrad saw the Tyranids of Kraken coming to Iyanden and warned them of it, but it was to late to avoid the tendrils of Kraken. Remember that the Craftworlds do not travel through the Webway as other Eldar and thus they could not outrun the Tyranids. Many Craftworlds sent assistance but not that many arrived before the Shadow in the Warp closed of Iyanden.
Also, just a quick note, the Craftworlds were originally large tradeships that travelled vast distances from the Eldar Empire to trade with remote colonies and other races. After the Fall they have been expanded and have reached their current, immense size over the years.