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I read a little bit of the 40k Xenology book a while back and I remember reading about race of spherical creatures that shape and control shadows. So I have two questions:
1) What were they called again?
EDIT: Yay, I remembered this part: They were called Umbra.
2) Is there any other fluff or books on them I can read?
I am mainly asking because I was thinking about making a homebrew codex for them.
Last edited by Toloran; November 23rd, 2007 at 19:50.
I'd recommend rewording your question into something like "40K Xenology: Other Sources for the Umbra Aliens?" or similar, as your question no longer pertains just to the Xenology book.
I unfortunately am not aware of any other depictions for them, hopefully someone more acquainted with older fluff or BL books can answer this.
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
Don't think they're mentioned anywhere. Xenology was one of those really rare books that seek directly to expand upon the background for its own benefit, rather than invent new pieces of fluff to justify changes in the rules. So I'd imagine it's a one-off.
The bonus side to this is you can do whatever you want with them in terms of army fluff and not break any "rules." It's even better if the description was vague, since all you really need is the concept and the sense of inventive authority that expanding upon a lightly described area of the background gives.
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