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After years of playing against Eldar, I finally decided to start playing them.
I want to make an army that is basically the Eldar version of a doomsday cult. Believing that only Ynnead (the unborn God of the dead Eldar) can save them they want to speed up the coming end of the world.
So I am looking for the Rune or Symbol of Ynnead, but so far all my searches have come up with nothing.
Do you guys know if GW have ever designed such a symbol? Or do I have to come up with my own?
What colors do Eldar associate with Death?
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simply put: i don't know.
However: Only the greatest of all farseers know of Ynnead, and he will only appear when all eldar are dead, so the cult would probably just commit suicide, and could only fight eldar.
It would also almost certainly not exist, cos how would they find out about him? And you need some serious explaining every time you fight non-eldar.
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Farseers like to meddle I think. So a farseer trying to take out other eldar with eldar would not be the brightest bulb. It would make more sense for him to manipulate events to put other craftworlds in harms way of the races who arent quite so on the brink of extinction. Which would make for quite the interesting group and possible fluff... and allows for fighting of other races... Obviously the eldar in this craftworld/cult need not even know of the leaders designs and may purely be his minions along for the ride, not realizing the events they are setting in motion against their brethren. Makes for pretty unique take on eldar IMO.
I'd have to guess the color of death to eldar would stem from their nemesis god Slaanesh... whos followers (noise marines) are oft the color pink? Intimidating *laughs*
-Alaitoc Ranger Force (1850pts)
Fairly similar idea to my craftworld there, on the "meddling" post. My Eldar are more along the lines of bringing down the Imperium while pretending to be their allies though =)
This is actually such a brilliant idea, if you make an army it should probably have purples and blacks as it's colour scheme. For, as mentioned the colours of the Nightbringer and Slaanesh are the Eldar's most feared. So Black+Purples/Pinks. But if you were going for a Death Cult, leave out pink. Please.
Good luck with this =)
I hate to say it, but by my reading Avatar is correct..
Ynnead isn't an existing god of the dead or the apocalypse. Kaine sort of carries that one through the phoenix lords, who will supposedly lead the Eldar in the final battle. Ynnead is the god which might be formed by the death of the Eldar race, when the minds of entire species are pooled in the infinity circuit.
A cult devoted to him is likely to be a highly ritualized suicide cult rather than a bunch of warriors who go around fighting. By believing in the Ynnead prophecy, you're affirming that the Eldar race is doomed, so why bother to fight?
Maybe they are fighting in order to set up the series of events needed to not only to birth Ynnead but to also stop all the Eldar from being killed off too soon? (remember Ynnead is only one possible outcome in a long and complex game of intergalactic chess that the Eldar play)
Maybe they focus on attacking and raiding the crone worlds for more unused spirit stones?
Maybe they attack Slaaneshi or Dark Eldar strongholds in order to weaken Slaanesh ready for Ynnead to finish off the job?
How about having them hunt down people who have robbed "occupied" soul stones or rescue said occupied soul stones from Dark Eldar, Chaos or Imperial collectors ect
just because they follow Ynnead doesn't mean they have to be a bunch of crazy suicide Eldar or Eldar hunters.
(also remember its ok having lots of souls in the matrix.... but all that comes to nothing if an entire craftworld gets consumed by a C'tan, Slaanesh or Tyranid fleet)
That is what I thought, too. Ynnead or its birth is something that is a possibility in some far distant future. And it is a fairly radical Farseer - similar to radical and traditional Inquisitors for example.Originally Posted by Pestigor
EDIT: nothing on the Rune then? I guess I'll have to come up with something myself.
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