So, what is this thread about?Well, a couple of days back /tg/ created a very unique craftworld. Its characteristics were>encountered by the imperium in m39, floating around long before that.>An Ice world biome>Primarily women warriors>Jetbikes and shit>Followed the path of awakening/Dreaming.So we ended up creating Warcraft Nightelves on ice IN SPACE. Previous thread was here.>>46344820any help in fluffing out these ladies will be appreciated.
From the previous thread.>>46366336
Also, Skitarii Anon posted this idea>>46366495
>>46389471Alright I managed to shit out a plot point in this thread right now. Tell me how bad it is.
>>46389496What DEldar units are we talking here? What coven/kabal?
>>46389540Let someone else roll out the kabal. After all other anons should have their chance. Maybe it was the kabal whose leader Markus killed.Maybe it was an upcoming archon who wanted to drag back the Dark Eldar killers to Commoragh.
Also we haven't decided their colors.
well? anyone want to help me?
The Craftworlds of the Eldar originated from among those few last sane individuals who foresaw the coming end of their people, and fled their homes aboard great ships known as Craftworlds. And though it was plain to any with eyes to see that the end was coming, none could have forseen the birth of Slaanesh or the death of the entire Eldar civilization in one cataclysmic explosion of excess and death.Craftworld Bel'Aslyn was composed of Eldar who saw the end coming early on, their dreams disturbed by prophetic visions of great calamity just as their waking hours were disturbed by the distressing insanity of their debauched kin. It was decided then that they would depart from Eldar space, and ride out the coming cataclysm - hopefully short lived! - in the cold comfort of deep chronofrost slumber, dreaming in torpor of the shining days of their Empire, blissfully unaware of the goings on of the greater universe as they lived in a simulation of their societies highest days, before the decline. With a select group of iron willed volunteers known as the Wakeful assigned to watch over the sleepers, the Craftworld would speed off into the emptiness of space, seeking refuge to wait out the fall in silence.None of them realized their long sleep would stretch for hundreds of thousands of years.Cut off from their people and horrified by the fall and the birth of Slaanesh, the Wakeful did all they could to psychically shield the sleeping Dreamers, who remained unaware of the horrors that befell the universe as they slept in stasis. Kept in this state, the Dreamers could theoretically live forever, safe from the existential angst of their own races demise, as well as the depredation of Slaanesh.
>>46390164perfect. I would like to propose a small change to this, if its alright with you.
>>46390164Uncertain of how to proceed, the Wakeful decided the best thing they could do was to protect their sleeping charges, leaving them hidden on uninhabited maiden worlds on a distant system while they themselves kept a silent, grim watch over their slumbering kindred. They knew that to awaken from the pleasant dream the Dreamers now experienced, into the horrible reality with which the Eldar now lived, would be cataclysmic and soul shattering. For the sake of the charges they had sworn to protect, they left them in deep sleep far, far longer than originally intended.So it went for thousands of years that they remained in isolation, caring only for the millions of Eldar souls kept trapped in the illusion of the dream, even as the universe went to madness around them. Indeed, it would not be until the 38th Imperial Millenia that humanity would even encounter these reclusive Eldar, so dedicated to isolationism they were, that they would ignore even the outside need of their surviving kindred. Such was their reasoning - that only the Eldar that remain untainted by the reality of Slaanesh, and the horrors of the fall, were the true and pure Eldar of the past. Because of this, it would only ever be with great reluctance and much ritual that any Eldar would ever be awoken from the sleep to replenish their numbers, even as the forces of the Watcher's dwindled to alarmingly low levels.>>46390185Shoot
>>46390185>>46390164see, the change is this. A large part of them are sleeping below siberis. Its a large part of the reason why the huntmaster has become a deity on the planet. Basically the imperial settlers start worshipping this entity that is basically the world spirit of the planet Siberis. They call it the huntmaster. It has interesting implications for the chapter of death's consuls, and allows for a plot point between the two factions.>>46389471
>>46390221The Ritual of Awakening, known among the Bel'Aslyn as the Dying of Purity, took place over many months or even years. It involved an Empathetic Watcher psychically invading the dreams of a select Eldar, testing and probing their psyche for susceptibility for corruption, the courage to face death, and the resilience to withstand the mental shock of awakening into the true world. In order to do this, the Empath incepts a dream within the dream of the chosen - to them, it will seem as if when they 'sleep' within their illusion that they have disturbing, even frightful dreams. This is done with care both as to not damage the sleeping Eldar or to arouse suspicion about the nature of their 'world'. Should the Eldar prove suitable in these dreamscape tests, they will eventually be offered a subconscious choice - reject the world they know as false and enter the true world, with all it's horror and despair, or embrace the comfort of the dream. Those who accept on this subconscious level then undergo the process of therapeutic defrosting, awakening them from their long hibernation so they can join the ranks of the Watchful in the realm of the living.>>46390238I read that and it's an interesting idea I considered. I doubt the Eldar would TELL the Imperials the real reason they saved the world, though, as that would put their people at risk. It does create an interesting dichotemy that the Eldar are forced to aid those Imperial worlds (or at least protect them from destruction) even though the Imperium is one of their enemies (their Autarch was slain by Space Marines, remember).
>>46390294no, its more like the Consuls figure it out themselves and because the inquisition knowing about it would result is blamming for the world, they keep a lid on it. So basically, both parties have aligned goals - that is the protection of siberis, and work together whenever the need arises, Kinda like the imperium and the eldar in the good old days
>>46390323Lurkfag here, been monitoring these knifears since the first thread, I like them, I like them a lot. Kinda want to go buy some Eldar models and attempt to paint these dudes
>>46390388yeah. don't know when GW will squat them.
Imma take a nap. Keep this thread alive.
>>46390323I like it. Originally the Eldar rolled Orks/Daemons as their enemys, and it's not specified in the chart whether the Space Marines that kill the Autarch are Imperial Space Marines or CSM. Of course the Eldar would rather the humans GTFO their planet, but they're stuck in a situation much like the Necrons in the Confederacy are - fighting the humans occupying their world would result in their destruction. So an understanding by the Space Marines not to fuck around with any mysterious slabs of frozen Eldar they may fight (and even to 'discourage' exploration in the regions they suspect the Eldar hole up) and the Eldar have no choice but to not knife them in the back springs up. With any luck they can direct the forces of the Confederacy (explaining why Eldar pirates harass THOSE planets), into destruction against the Orks they've led here to wipe out the threat the Necrons pose to the Maiden worlds here, as well as extinguish any potential for Chaos incursion.We've, completely randomly, created a sort of Good vs Evil MMO set up with the factions. Albiet one of such an uneasy alliance they could still turn on each other at any moment and possibly do.>>46390388The color scheme I gave them isn't anything final, just something meant to look Icy or Snowy, to blend in. Spacewolves Grey and Fenris Blue
>>46390425yeah. It is fucking perfect.Also, this gives me an idea. The tigers that the Siberis people worship are giant eldar gynrixesI am sure I spelt that wrong.
This might be the first time I actually liked a /tg/ homebrew subfaction. Keep it up.
>>46390388Yeah, I've been tempted to make my next HoR Kill Teams from this Craftworld and the Sanguine Shields.
>>46395412Awesome. I'm Skitarii Anon, can't namefag today for obvious reasons.
>>46395894Heralds of Ruin. They made a Kill Team game that turns it into something of a Necromunda-style campaign game with modified rules and whatnot.http://heralds-of-ruin.blogspot.com/p/kill-team-rules.htmlIt's the only way I play 40k these days.
>>46396077ah cool. I would personally use the Death consuls because the CW and the chapter's history are linked
>>46396808I like the fluff of the Death Consuls and their connection with Bel'Aslyn but, honestly, I *really* don't like their color scheme. I don't think black-and-white works well in that manner (and I don't usually like black in large quantities in models in general).
>>46396955yeah, see thats the thing, it was decided long before I started writing their fluff. I would personally put a little more white in there, or keep adding tiger stripes so that it looks like camouflage, but whats done is done.
bumping. Lets flesh out a little bit more of their life on siberis before humans arrived then, shall we?
>women warriorsscience fiction indeed lol
>>46398001thanks for the input.Now why don't you go back to >>>/k/ and circlejerk about nogunz?
>>46390294>>46390221could you put a little bit more color in? The banshee looks positively monochrome
Alright, I'm here. Someone give me a detailed summary so I know what's going on, and that way new guys can get into it as well. I am not liking my inability to namefag.
>>46400864Who are you normally?
>>46400882Skitarii Anon, sorry for not saying.
>>46400903tankbuster here.>>46386944>>46387748And a good soul wrote the basis of the CW's history.>>46390221>>46390294>>46390164The thing is they are a dwindling number of largely female warriors that don't have the capacity to wake the CW up to perform normally. Its because most of their charges are locked in stasis on siberis.
>>46400984Not bad. What do we need help fluffing with?Also, I'll be working on the painter for Spess Maehreens, because people want to change the Death Consul colors. They say it's too Black Templar like.
>>46401019yeah.I liked the other color someone posted. The one with green eyes and grenades.
>>46398920I think anon may have been limited by the game. DoW's paint scheme is pretty lame.I tried a similar scheme in DoW II. Here's the Warlock.
>>46401256very nice. I like the icy runes.Do you have the farseer?
>>46401256And the Far Seer.Banshees are not a preview option in the DoW II painter.
>>46401281very nice.Although the black might be due to ingame artifacts
>>46401309Nah, I left the black there intentionally to help break-up the light colors, because I think nothing but purely winter-y colors make it a little too flat. It's just a suggestion of mine, but I'm married to it.
hey, skitarii, once you are done painting your chapter, you should try putting that in the DoW2 army painter
>>46401342actually, try using a tinge of green to break it up. I am curious as to how it will look. An aquamarine color would be icy enough
>>46401346I don't have DoW2, sorry, plus I'm on mobile, which is why it takes me so long to paint them in the painter. I'm not liking these colors I'm using, but anons said that they wanted Ice world/Snow inspired colors. I'm having a hard time with it.
How does this one look?>>46401431
>>46401413I was wrong, there is still a bit of black on the front of the robe that can't be removed, but the rest of the black can change; here's Hawk Turquoise. Not sure that is with standard GW paint.
>>46401494And another green/blue shade I can't remember.
>>46401494knowing GW they probably would take extra money from relic to allow them GW paintsets.Also, it looks better IMO.
>>46401526changed my mind, this one looks better. It looks like some color naturally formed by ice
>>46401485It's not bad, I like it, honestly. However, the gray on the shoulders and chest is too similar to the black and silver(?) on the rest of him. I said that in the other thread. Another thing, when posting a color scheme, don't give him wargear until the final scheme is chosen, that way we can see what they'll look like naturally.
>>46401570I agree. The green stands out more too, but isn't loud enough to show-up the blues.
>>46401585here is the one with blue eyes.Now tell, me. Would a black and silver look better?
>>46401666I prefer the green eyes, and go with the Black and silver. If you must add an extra color, keep it to the shoulders and helmet, that way it'll draw the attention there.
>>46401730how does this one look?
>>46401625yeah. So we are settled on the colors then. Just out of curiosity, how does the autarch look?And the banshees?
>>46401843Due to the limitations, not much can be done with the Banshee. For instance, I'd give the mane and the loincloth the green color if I could, but keep the Space Wolves Grey for the body.Autarchs aren't an option.
>>46402121Here's a Guardian, though.Had to move the paint swatches around to make it looks a little better, though; put the green in the faceplate, belt cloth (whatever you'd call it), and the top of the shuriken catapult.
>>46402143Oh, I also couldn't change the color of the eyes and spirit stone; if I could've, I would've made them some kind of blue that stands out.
>>46402121>>46402143breh, it looks fanstastic. Exotic and alien, yet top tier camouflage.
>>46401950That looks much better. I'd make the mouth grill black, it'll stand out more.
>>46402207And the knees, and either the wings or skull. Spreads the color more evenly. >>46402275That was fast.
>>46402300I did the belly to be black, it looked nice>that was fastI am funpainting on that website. take a look
>>46402336Why'd it turn all gold?However, the black abdomen is great as well.
>>46402372It was for my own private use. here, look at the spread out colors
>>46402336Wait, nevermind, didn't read your post thoroughly. Looks nice.
>>46402417That ain't bad at all. Put it in the next thread so people can see it. Also, we need to get back on topic on the Eldar. Extremely sorry for the temporary derail.
>>46402459that probably kept the thread alive.Alright. Lets see. So what else do the CW do other than being tsundere for space marines?
>>46402491Well, while you guys were talking about the Space Marine color scheme, some of us were discussing the Craftworlder colors, which helped keep the thread up as well.
>>46403055I was doing both actually.Anyway, now that it is done, lets talk about some special abilities.Do their psykers use ice storms instead of the regular lighting attack?
>>46403318>Do their psykers use ice storms instead of the regular lighting attack?Yeah, I could dig that. Maybe there's a legend of their entire Far Seer council turning an entire planet into some kind of absurdly-cold ice age to kill tyranids there not ready for the shift.
>>46403549now that would be magical realm in a cool way.As a further tweest, this planet also had eldar in stasis. But the nids were going to eat them anyway and use them to make xoanthropes. So the eldar froze the planet solid and left. Now they are primarily hovering around Siberis because it is their last stand.
lets not let this die
>>46404758what she said
its back to normal
>>46403653Supportive "Yes I like this"If we don't have anything to add, let's fluff the frozen planet.One point, how are they dealing with the fact that it will slowly be thawing?
Breksta is the Lithuanian goddess of twilight and dreams, who protects people from sunset to sunrise.See what you guys can do with that piece of material
>>46401494Which program are you using anon?
Dig this. Cat-beast riding tundra space elves. Like a good 80s cartoon.Sauce up the biodome on the craftworld, shrines and shit. Needs at least one new warrior path never seen by the imperium aka new aspect and some new frost ray guns. Fire prism becomes frost prism, Avatar of Kaine gets hell frozen over with a new elder god avatar.And maybe, the dreamers and watchers pilot wraith constructs or some other shit in their dreams and mingle with the infinity circuit in some weird way
>>46414871Their avatar is the elemental ice clad super swole guy who suspiciously looks like the huntmaster on siberis.Also bike riding banshees is pretty unique
>>46414220its the army painter from Dow2
and, a short story where they freeze matter solid and smash it to bits with their frost guns would be cool.
I'm going to try and get some writefaggotry done over the next few days.Also, how about their power weapons are made from ice constructs? Or is that too much? It just strikes me as fun to paint.
>>46421092let their power weapons be power weapons. Let the seer council and specialized weaponry be ice flingers.
Well then, any writefags here?
>>46421092>>46421571The enchantments on the blades of Bel'Aslyn are potent. Largely out of contact with their kin, the remaining Craftworlders decided long ago to wage war in a way that would make them unique among their kin. The first exarch who became the avatar of the bloody handed, had a blade that was enchanted with runes of ice. Until that dire hour, the Craft world didn't need to feed the god of murder and ask for his protection.The Craft world would save the eldar by drawing the world spirit into the craftworld, while the Seer council would stand united and freeze the planet solid. In this way, they hoped to defeat the tyranid advance that would otherwise feast upon their sleeping kin. The beastly intelligence that guided the ravening hordes assaulted the place where the ritual was conducted. If it consumed the seer council, the craftworld would die a slow death. In this most dire of circumstances, the Bloody handed god's avatar set forth. To the wonder of the eldar, it didn't burn with the infernal fires of the bloody handed one, it glittered as though it were a being of ice. The weapon it carried burned with a flame that chilled their bones and benumbed their fears. Led by this unknown apparition of the wargod, the eldar defended the ritual and thus managed to save the souls of their sleeping kin. As the ritual concluded, the entire planet was draped in thick clouds and blinding snowstorms. As the avatar finally disintegrated, the once glittering maiden world was a floating chunk of ice.Ever since that day, the craftworld has taken to engraving the runes of frost on their weapons.
>>46425742That would have had to be a pretty recent occurrence in the craftworlds history, right? Also what hive fleet did they fight?
>>46425842I don't know. I just was throwing their lore around as to why they are slowly but steadily becoming snowy nightelves.It cannot be too recent, and they might have fought the same hive fleet that is plaguing the sector.
>>46425842>Also what hive fleet did they fight?I figure the one that ends up in the sector, once it's rolled up.
>>46425742This Avatar of Khaine deviates wayyyy too much from the standard ones. We are heading a bit towards Rune Priest/Spess wolf territory, take note of that.
>>46426098yes, the twist is that it is not an avatar of khaine at all. They summon some other entity instead.
>>46425892The reason I ask is because Tyranids only come onto the setting in the last couple centuries of m41, so if the craftworlds entire theme is ancient ice runes and abilities, then maybe it should be a different enemy that they first unleashed it on to freeze the world.
>>46426188Hmm... like a super-special wraith knight? Or unknown phoenix lord? Or unknown warp spawn/Daemon?
>>46426303change the nids to CSM then. The autarch uses her magic snow blade and sacrifices herself to summon the notKhaine.
>>46426303>The reason I ask is because Tyranids only come onto the setting in the last couple centuries of m41The ones we know about. Odds are there have been previous incursions, given shit like the entire ecology of the planet Catachan.
>>46425742Wow, imagine if the Spess Wolves actually go into battle with these icy eldar.Question: Are there any webway gates on the world?
>>46427143nah, they are linked to the consuls for a good reason. Space wolves are all about the latter word.WOLF.>>46427143There might be one on Siberis.
>>46427378Which paths/aspects do they focus on the most?
>>46427551banshees and warlocks. They also prefer to strike out via jetbikes.They are pretty much the sentinel army from WC3.
>>46427577Any other eldar vehicles besides jetbikes?
>>46427706Falcon grav tanks might be there, quite a few wraithlords, wraithknights and the like with icy motifs.
>>46427829Is there like any sacred spess elf relics, do you want them to have?
>>46427905I don't know. Let someone else decide that. Maybe something like the banner of winter, which is the personal heraldry of the autarch that sacrificed herself to summon forth the notKhaine. Also, I would propose that the nids in my story be changed to CSM.
Winter is coming...
>>46428826It is indeed
>>46428864if only it were here
>>46430480Hell, there was barely winter in my area. I was very disappointed.Should've booked a vacation on Bel'Aslyn.
>>46431175eh, you take what you get. Siberis is nice, just stay away from the coconut trees and tigers