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Could someone help me out on this
WHAT the hell is the black libary is it some sort of libary with black magical books? and why do the harlequins tresure it so much? i really want to know about this, and were the orders of disorder (chaos, necrons, Dark eldar) wanting to get it or something. im a fluff neb in need
P.s any harlequin players find Harlequins usefull? i just wanted to know because i had a test match between bloodthirster and Soltaire guess who won
This is really an unnecessary post. A quick search on Critical Hit produced this:Originally Posted by MADDNESS
â€śMuch of the Eldar's ancient knowledge and culture was lost during the flight from Chaos. The craft-worlds became the sole repository of Eldar wisdom, and this fragmented as the Eldar nations drifted apart. Craft-worlds were lost over the millennia, and knowledge vanished with them.
A single source of Eldar knowledge has remained untouched and inviolate since the Fall. Aboard a dark craft-world, far beyond the boundaries of the Imperium, is the Black Library of Chaos. Here are collected all the tomes, books and codices describing the Eldar studies of the warp. The forbidden lore of the Black Library describes the blandishments, influences, forms, creatures, perils, promises and horrors of Chaos. Enclosed within a nearly impenetrable psychic barrier, the Black Library is watched and maintained by its Guardian-Scribes; they collate and transcribe the knowledge of the Library a task that they have carried since the Fall of the Eldar. They also maintain a hawk-like watch over their charges, the books; dreadful repositories of secret powers and must be monitored at all times.
The existence of the Library is known to only a few, and entry is allowed to even fewer individuals. The Library's 'mind' defends itself against the weak who would misuse its knowledge by refusing entry to all except those who have acknowledged and tempered the Chaos within themselves. The immature, who are still vulnerable to the promises and seductions of Chaos, find that they are unable to pass through its gateway. As a result few have seen within the Library or read any of its books. Only two groups come and go at will: the Human Illuminati and the Solitaires of the Eldar Harlequins. The Guardian-scribes rarely leave once they have entered.â€?
Chaos worshippers and the Dark Eldar are indeed trying to locate the Black Library, but are so far unsuccessful. The sorcerer Ahriman of the Thousand Sons Legion is especially keen on finding it, and has with the aid of the Dark Eldar managed to breach the Eldar Webway. And though he has yet to find the way to the Black Library, he is closer than ever before. Critical Hit has the following information on him and his quest:
â€? Untouched by the warping influence of Chaos these ten thousand years, Ahriman still believes that Chaos can be mastered with knowledge and cabalistic strength. Deep in his black heart Ahriman believes that he can find the final pieces of the puzzle within the hidden dimensions of the Black Library of the Eldar. The Eldar fear him greatly, and live in tenor of him finding his way into the ancient labyrinth of the Webway. Somewhere within its secret ways lies the Black Library, a vast repository of arcana from across space and time which details the Realm of Chaos.
Most recently, Abriman has been seeking the psychic spoor of Inquisitor Czevak, one of the few humans to have entered the Black Library and lived. Should Ahriman succeed in capturing Czevak his arcane powers would mean there was little the Inquisitor could do to conceal the path to the Black Library from him. Ahriman would hold the keys to the vast accumulated wisdom of the Eldar race about Chaos. Such knowledge would make Ahriman a new and deadly god.â€?
For more information, please visit Critical Hit and do a search yourself. And please read the forum rules too, found here. They specifically state that if the information youâ€™re looking for can be found on Critical Hit, posting your question here is a waste of time, yours and mine both. So please don't do that again.This belongs in the Army section of the forum, not the Fluff section. Thank you.Originally Posted by MADDNESS
Last edited by Grephaun; July 2nd, 2005 at 21:47.
"Girls are nice and cuddly on the outside, and freaky on the inside." ~ Lost Nemesis.
The Black Library is a secret repository for all of the knowledge of the Eldar race. As I understand it, this includes the Eldar of the Craftworlds, Pirates, Dark Eldar, Exodites, Harlequins, and most importantly the Eldar civilization before their Fall. It contains much technical and magical knowledge, but also located there are records of the visions of the Eldar's most powerful Farseers. I understand that it also contains the secrets of the creation of Young Races by the Slann, the War In Heaven with the Necrontyr, the birth of Slannesh, and the histories behind all of the most important events in the galaxy's historoy. Pretty much, if it happened, or is going to happen in the futre, the Eldar probably have a record of it in the Black Library, which is a very valuable resource.
Obviously, after hearing about the Black Library, quite a few humans have been trying to gain entrance, Imperial and Chaos alike. The Black Library is located in a secret location within the Webway, allegedly "beyond the realm of space and time". In addition there are other security measures. It is said that their are powerful wards on the entrance to the library that prevent anyone even slightly tainted by chaos from entering. In addition if the Black Library is ever threatened, the Eldar will fight to the death to protect it. However, a select handfull of Inquisitors have been allowed access to the Black Library, although they were not given free reign to look at all of the books. No doubt the Eldar allowed them in to manipulate them into performing a deed that would aid them.
The most determined persuer of the Black Library, however, is the sorcerer Ahriman of the Thousand Sons. The knowledge contained within the Black Library, once obtained, would turn Ahriman into one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy: a sorceror beyond compare with knowledge of the future.
and the reason people (and I use the term loosly) can't find the doorway into the Black Library? it's disguised as a blue police box :lol: :rolleyes:
just thought I'd inject a little Dr Who humour ^_^