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    When did Eldar create Slaanesh?

    If Eldar created the Chaos god Slaanesh in 40k, why is Slaanesh also worshiped by Hoards of Chaos in Fantasy? Is this meaning that Fanasy is set after 40k and all civilisation went backwards, or that the Eldar just didn't notice that the god they created already existed?:wacko:


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    They are separate and unrelated games. Slaanesh in fantasy was always there.
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    As Sentinel5000 says, Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy are two separate games with no connections whatsoever.

    However, it’s true that there are many similarities between the two games, and this is due to them having been linked in the past. In fact, the old fluff placed the Warhammer Fantasy world inside the Warhammer 40,000 universe as a lost planet cut off from the rest of the galaxy by a violent warpstorm. Every so often spaceships would get too close to the storm and be caught up in it, forcing them to land on the Warhammer Fantasy planet from which there was no escape. That’s how all the different races came to live on the planet, and why in the old days you could take Warhammer 40,000 weapons and even figures in a Warhammer Fantasy army.

    This means, as you say yourself, that the timeline of Warhammer 40,000 actually predates the timeline of Warhammer Fantasy, and that the reason why Fantasy is fantasy and not science fiction is because the inhabitants of the Fantasy planet gradually lost their knowledge and technology, devolving to a more primitive cultural state.

    However, as the Warhammer 40,000 game became more and more popular, Games Workshop wanted to expand the fluff (and probably saw a way to make some additional money too :rolleyes and cut all links between Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy. Now both universes have new armies original to that universe, and customers need to buy two armies if they want to play both games, rather than using the same army for 40,000 and Fantasy both.

    So to answer your question, as the fluff is now, the Slaanesh in 40k is not the same Slaanesh that is in Fantasy, and so it’s perfectly possible for one Slaanesh to have been created by the Eldar while the other has been around forever.

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    The liber chaotica series of fluff books actually have both 40k and fantasy background in them. It could also be a case that Slaanesh had always been floating around in a daemonic dimension and was attracted by the decadence of the eldar and barged his way in. The fluff for the birth of Khorne does not specify when or where it happened, just that a race of people were driven to a gigantic battle and the killing went on until only a few survived, and then Khorne emerged from the lake of blood caused by the battle. The survivors became the first followers.

    The fact that the 2 games were so closely linked previously does mean the same names crop up through out. The cross over was never that involved anyway, for example chaos fantasy characters could have 40k weapons (if they rolled for them on the mutation table), but the justification of that as that the chaos gods existed outside time and space and could essentially bring technology back if they chose to.

    I think the fluff of the warhammer world being in the 40k universe came about later on, as the original rogue trader game made no reference to it.
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    ok the universes are no longer connected for really good reasons so therefore the eldar did create slaanesh. they created him(yes him) at the exact moment of the start of the age of strife in the imperium(in fact they caused it).
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