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Ok the premise I am working from is this so you can stop me if its flawed to begin with..
Slannesh is the chaos god/ess born from eldar perversion.
Whenever an eldar dies their soul is eaten by Slannesh, so the CW put their souls in stones.
Slannesh slowly leeches the souls of eldar before they die, so DE consume souls to fill what was leeched.
All eldar would rather 1million xenos die than one of their own.
DE said to hell w/ giving up the perversion/feeding slannesh anything and thats pretty much the only real difference. CW is pissed that DE let slannesh have any of their souls?
That all being said... Does Slannesh only get souls/emotional power from Eldar? (I assume not chaos slannesh are SMurfs) and if so with all the souls going into stones and the slow leeching from DE.. is slannesh getting weaker?
CW eldar are putting all their souls togeather trying to give power to one of their gods (can't remember which) Will he be able to put a hurting on Slannesh when he wakes up?
If the Eldar race was in dire straits, would DE help CW?
Read somewhere that Harlequin souls are protected by the laughing god and don't need stones... so why the hell dosn't the rest of the race follow suit?
Last edited by Phoenixrising; March 4th, 2009 at 12:11. Reason: more info
In WH40K 'gods' derive power from those who follow their path, willingly or not. Hence why Khorne is the most powerful of all the Chaos gods consider all the blood being spilt across the galaxy.
With this in mind when answering your questions.
Slaneesh derives power from any being that allows its own desires to overcome the boundaries of morality (and depending on what society you live in this can vary tremendously).
Eldar however are psychically 'attuned' to Slaneesh partly because they created Him/her (for extra background points the terms for Slaneesh is 'shem' as explained in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Middenheim Source Book) and partly because of their general personality and society which is all about pushing boundries. It is a rite of passage for young Eldar to leave their craft world and effectivly become Pirates for example.
The hope is that as more Eldar join the Infinity Circuit then a new god, the Eldar god of the Dead will rise up. Whether this new god wil lbe strong enough to defeat Slaneesh is up to GW.
I think it would depend on the circumstances as to whether DE would help CW Eldar.
To use a Real Life analogy The US and the Soviets were quite willing to put aside their differences to fight Nazi Germany but within a year or two after WW2 the Cold War started up.
Harlequins dedicate their life to the Laughing God which means their sould are connected enough to him that The laughing God has a chance to claim them away from Slaneesh.
Other Eldar simply don't have the inclination/dedication to follow this path.
Thanks I love the eldar fluff!
Playing off of the "power from path" The emperor must have an amazing near chaos god size presence in the warp with all of humanity worshiping him.