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Ok so first of all, I've worked on this for just a couple of hours so it probably sucks.
I'm not even sure about the whole nurgle thing but correct me if I'm wrong (about anything).
And PLEASE no "this sux ass d00d".Kabal Morzh’ior
After the fall of, there was mass hysteria and confusion within the ranks of the Eldar.
Their age was now over and they had spawned a chaos god whose one desire was the souls of the Eldar. The remaining Eldar had different ways to deal with “the thirst” which came with Slaanesh. Some could control the thirst by encasing their souls in crystals and some escaped into the Webway. In the Webway the thirst was weaker but it still only made it weaker, so the ones in the Webways had to “harvest” soul energy from their enemies. This method was proven to work just fine, but endless supply of souls was needed, which means constant raiding and fighting. Some of the “Dark Eldar” found this way of life unsatisfying as their methods for suppressing the thirst were “quick fix” solutions and did not guarantee “safety” or independence if you will from the newly created chaos god.
After the founding of Comorragh, an Archon by the name of Sirlon and a group of his followers who had before the fall been completely anti-hedonism and despised the pleasure cults abandoned the newly found community to seek out alliance with Nurgle, the god of decay. Nurgle agreed to help the Archon and his followers. In order to loosen the grip of Slaanesh on this newly found kabal, he asked them to go forth and bring pain, suffering and disease to as many as possible. As this freed the souls of the followers of Sirlon from the grips of Slaanesh and made life possible without the constant consumption of souls, Sirlon accepted. Some criticized Sirlons choice, as this only put him and his followers into pretty much the same situation as before, although their souls were no longer the property of Slaanesh and that they could move (more) freely outside the Webway.
Sirlon and his followers named themselves “Morzh’ior”, coming from the latin word decay, honouring their deal with Nurgle. Although the Morzh’ior were now allied with Nurgle, they would’nt become disease ridden monsters as long as they (to the best of their ability) spread disease themselves (this was no problem for the Morzh’ior, because Dark Eldar as they are, they would’ve done it anyways). Now that they were free to roam the galaxies, the Morzh’ior decided to make the best of their little campaign of destruction. The Morzh’ior weren’t pleased with what they’d become. Crazy and sadistic hunters with minds which no longer had a thing to do with an Eldars mind. So, bitter to the Eldar who were saved during the fall, the Morzh’ior set out to kill as many of them as they could. But, revenge for this neglection was not their only motive. As the Morzh’ior and all Dark Eldar had seen the consequences of Eldar hedonism they wanted to make sure a thing like this never happened again. Nobody knows why the Morzh’ior care enough, as they had already been saved from the clutches of Slaanesh. Some say that Sirlon and other founders were far enough from the “blast” that they kept many of their emotions and feelings, but no one knows for sure.
Even though the Morzh’ior are no longer confined to Comorragh, they choose to stay mobile. Their tactics are still pretty much the same as any other Dark Eldar. Fast moving raiding parties and so forth. The armour of the Morzh’ior is typical Dark Eldar armour with a black/white colour scheme. Some say the bleak colours symbolize decay, when others say these colours were chosen to inflict fear in the Kabals enemies.
Even remotely realistic?
Pretty good. I'm glad to see more fluff about the DE (you may also see my own DE fluff I've been working on soon). You've created a reasonable explanation for a Dark Eldar army that might have some gifts from Nurgle. You might need to explain why Nurgle was approached over Khorne, but other than that it's a good basis for a themed army.
rep for you.
Last edited by Krovin-Rezh; January 24th, 2009 at 03:52.
You're very welcome. I also think using latin as a basis for the name is a great touch. The grammar and spelling is also well above average. One thing I noticed was Commorragh, which has two 'm's (I mess that up all the time!).
Yup, I definitely would love to see more of this. Really get into detail on your characters and their motives. The more you do, the more fun you will have with your stories.
Yeah Commorragh is a pain in the ass to type...
I'm going to star editing/extending the story as soon as I get all my ideas together.