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So I was reading through the fluff section of the new DE dex (pretty shweet stuff in thar) and I found this little passage:See, I was under the impression that the Fall took place around medieval times (during the 2nd millenium). So unless GW just retconned the Fall to happen at the time of the Horus Heresy, I think I just discovered a funny little typo. I wonder what they meant by this, exactly.Originally Posted by Dark Eldar Codex pg. 7
I believe they mentioned the same ten thousand year timeframe in the round table discussion with Jes and Phil, so it's not a typo.
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The Eldar Codex states that the fall happened just in time for the warp Storms blocking off Terra to disappear so that the great crusade could begin. According to the big rule book, the Great Crusades and the Horus Heresy both occur in M.31. If the fall is meant to have happened in our medieval times then that must have been retconned. All recent fluff seems to have the fall happen around M.31
It was my impression that the warp-storms that cut off all the planets from each other were caused by Slannesh forming in the warp, and that its birth into godhood caused the Eye and settled the warp again, allowing space travel again.
What I never really understood was how. The Eldar had a BIG MASSIVE HUGE MEGA EMPIRE. While having little to no contact with humanity, who was quite scattered. Surely if the Eldar empire was so huge, then why was there no contact with humanity.
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.”
There had been contact between the Eldar and humanity before the current time frame. Though from what I remember from all the fluff I've read, before the fall the eldar were too busy eating/banging/painting/whatever each other to care about anyone else. Plus when you can hide in the webway, realspace doesn't register as much. The ancient Eldar were horribly proud and arrogant and didn't care much for involving themselves with "Primitives". Most human worlds were cut off from each other and devolved into horrible barbaric worlds, losing all technology.
Before the Horus Heresy erupted, Eldrad tried to warn the imperium but he told Fulgrim who was already a big stinky traitor.