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Yea I dont know if this has been covered or not, but why is it there is no Phoenix Lord for Warp spiders? Did he get lost in the warp?
just moved this thread over to the fluff section - but don't worry, I left a redirect so all those weirdo Eldar players can see it too.
If you want my theory on what happened to the Phoenix Lord of the Warp Spiders, I think he went missing during an accident involving his warp pack and a bowl of cheerios.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
There will be one out there, he just doesn't have anything special about him..
Note that the Phoenix Lords are just the founders of each of the Aspect temples. Each time an Exarch dies, his soul is added to the collective in his armour, and the next exarch to put on that armour takes on the minds of all the previous wearers. That's why they have Exarch powers.. they have access to thousands and thousands of years worth of experience, not to mention all the psychic energy stored in the armour. The Phoenix Lords are just extremely old exarchs with bizarre relic armour and weapons.
So somewhere out there will be the suit worn by the first Exarch of the Warp Spider temple, who will be the phoenix lord, in theory. The reason he doesn't get special rules is probably because he's not as old as the other phoenix lords, and doesn't have special special relic weaponry. The Eldar are on a bit of a low-tech eb right now as their civilization goes, so perhaps when the temple was founded they just couldn't make an awesome relic suit for the founder. He'll just be an ordinary Exarch with standard equipment, just a bit older than the others.
lol, the shining spears dont have a phoenix lord either
They ride jetbikes and shoot lasers. Then, anything that survives gets beaten to death with said laser cannons. I mean, that's pretty awesome as is.
Very True, but how cool would a PHOENIX LORD (big booming voice) Be for said laser wielding jetbike riders?
I like Karmoon's explanation better. 'Warp Spider' is by far the most deadly Eldar path; it's not hard to understand if a Warp Spider Exarch's luck doesn't last for thousands of years.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
Yes, it's a safe explanation.
Story-wise there probably should be phoenix lords for Warp Spiders and Shining Spears.
I think the reason there are no models and no rules for them is beacuse the Warp Spiders and Shining Spears models / rules didn't exist when GW invented the Phoenix Lords!