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by Eldacar
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Anaerion, Dark elf or High elf?
Replies: 46
Views: 6194

I think it's missing the mark to think that the Dark/High Elf distinction really existed at that point. It didn't, or at least not really. Elements of it were, but while it did go somewhat towards the extreme, it would probably be erroneous to consider the differences as being a vast amount more mo...
by Eldacar
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: How many people are doing the Ulthuan in Flames Campaign?
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

That's because the server that hosts Ulthuan is currently shut down. In effect, it accepts no connections from anybody (except indirectly from me). As far as your browser is concerned, the site doesn't exist. Incidentally, the Lores know the source of the problem (one that I admit I had never though...
by Eldacar
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Malekith's role in starting War of the Beard
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Malekith was (and is) what TVTropes would classify as a Manipulative Bastard or perhaps a Chessmaster (check this page and this page). Basically, Malekith had his Dark Elves attack the Dwarf caravans. Not only did he set the two most powerful empires in the WH world at each other's throats, he did i...
by Eldacar
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Eltharions raid on Naggarond
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

But if the whole campaign had been based on battle results and Chaos would only advance after they really took over each area (as represented by battle results entered online by participants) then Archaon would have never reached the city. Strictly speaking, if battle results were the only factor t...
by Eldacar
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Eltharions raid on Naggarond
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

As I recall, the only reason Chaos got beyond the first towns was a kind of deus ex machina rule where, after a certain number of battles--regardless of the battles' results--each location would fall to Chaos. Archaon reaching Middenheim was always a given. The central point was whether or not he w...
by Eldacar
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: About Teclis and the Dark Elves or how to retake Ulthuan?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

It was a vision of a possible future/alternate future that could have happened (but didn't, obviously). He saw it while he was traveling through the Paths of the Old Ones and/or the Aethyr during Giantslayer. EDIT: Checking the book, they (the visions) were more like miniature parallel universes ins...
by Eldacar
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Prophecy of Demise
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Which merely highlights that BL books are untrustworthy, in that they can quite easily provide differing interpretations of the background.
by Eldacar
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Prophecy of Demise
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Simply because that elf is *obsessed* with knowledge to the point of not thinking about consequences first (Defenders of Ulthuan).

Teclis showed himself quite capable of thinking about consequences in Giantslayer. It was almost the entire point of his being in the novel.
by Eldacar
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Sword of Khaine in Army Book Fluff?
Replies: 25
Views: 3395

Aenarion was able to wield the Widowmaker reasonably well because he was already infused with the spirit of Asuryan, whos goal was to protect the Asur. Aenarion was driven to insanity as a result of having the essence of two gods within him. Mortal bodies weren't meant to hold that kind of power. I...
by Eldacar
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: What happened to Malekith in the realm of Chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

but what I am saying is that Malekith for himself does not go by that logic

And as I noted in the example given, his personal feelings about the matter are irrelevant. He is, for lack of a better term, 'wrong' in his beliefs.
by Eldacar
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: What happened to Malekith in the realm of Chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

I'm pretty sure that Malekith only renounced his claim for appearances. The way he sees it, I think he still is sure that has the rightful claim because he did not truly renounce his claim. How Malekith sees it means nothing. If you renounce your claim and agree to abide by whatever choice is made ...
by Eldacar
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: What happened to Malekith in the realm of Chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

They only get him when he dies, and I wouldn't be surprised if a master sorceror has plans to cheat them even then... Short of doing something like Nagash has done (drawing his soul forever beyond their reach by removing it from the Warp entirely), I can't exactly think of anything off the top of m...
by Eldacar
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: What happened to Malekith in the realm of Chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

I'm pretty sure the consequenses of not fulfilling the bargain would not stop either a Dark Elf or a daemon/God from striking the deal. If he doesn't make good on the deal, they get him. The Chaos Gods/various Daemons/whatever don't really have anything to lose, but the person striking the bargain ...
by Eldacar
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: What happened to Malekith in the realm of Chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

Being the son of Aenerion with a legitimate claim to the Ulthuan throne, maybe he sold the souls of all the High Elves to get out Except he doesn't have a legitimate claim, since the throne isn't hereditary. He could offer High Elven souls if they were slaves that he picked up somewhere, but that's...
by Eldacar
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Prophecy of Demise
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

They're dead now (figuratively speaking), since the First Incursion was a long time ago as far as WHFB history goes. They didn't die, however, and nor were they "never seen again" - Yvraine is outright stated to have become the next Everqueen, and Morelion's fate is now known. Technically,...
by Eldacar
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Time reset in DE Army Book
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Basically, Malekith's armies are attacking some gate, and Tyrion leads a sortie of silver helms into advancing black guard and duels and kills Kouran in the process. The gate is one of the main routes into central Ulthuan (the Inner Kingdoms). In other words, it's a fairly important position strate...
by Eldacar
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Prophecy of Demise
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Strangely enough I get the impression Caledor the Dragontamer thought of Aenarion as a being completely changed after having drawn the Sword of Khaine. I do not speak of physical form, but he was another elf completely to before. Mad, insane with grief and rage, and driven to the very edge by the b...
by Eldacar
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: The Prophecy of Demise
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

I know about the other children of Aenarion and how they were never seen again after the Daemon attacks, but I believe them to be dead You're wrong*. Yvraine and Morelion were taken into hiding and protected by one of the Treemen (Oakheart). At the end of the war, they came out of hiding, and Yvrai...
by Eldacar
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Time reset in DE Army Book
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

You know, small things like the the effing Storm of Chaos? It still happened. Some other books (I think the O&G AB is one of them) as well as the more recent WHFRP stuff has mentioned the Storm of Chaos taking place. 1. How is possible that Kouran is dead and still is appearing in the army list...
by Eldacar
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Alith Anar-is he dead?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

There was a 6th edition piece detailing the opening stages of the invasion of Naggaroth he and Eltharion put together, and it was set in "current" WHFB time (as in, it was during Malekith's ongoing invasion of Ulthuan).

So he's alive and kicking.
by Eldacar
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Maintaining the Druchii population?
Replies: 24
Views: 2131

I don't think it's too much of a stretch to simply consider that the social mores and taboos that keep the Asur and (maybe) Asrai populations in check are simply disregarded by the Druchii. High Elves are anything but "prudes", so to speak. It's rare for an Asur to not have more than one ...
by Eldacar
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: About the Black Dragons
Replies: 17
Views: 1945

They've got no real way of catching the dragon if it decided to leave.
by Eldacar
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: About the Black Dragons
Replies: 17
Views: 1945

How about the Empire Zoo Dragon? I mean, if it takes a thousand years to mature, how could any human build a bond well enough to allow it to be ridden? Be really, really, really charismatic and trustworthy. Or you strike a deal with it. As was mentioned, Dragons are quite intelligent. And you don't...
by Eldacar
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: About the Black Dragons
Replies: 17
Views: 1945

I bet quite a few others (i'm looking at you Eldacar) can give a better answer than that. A couple of thousand years is more or less accurate. They take some time to mature - only a few Dragons tend to be active in the world at any one time, and in the past few thousand years, only a few hatchlings...
by Eldacar
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: The History of the Dark Elves
Topic: Round 1 - Morathi vs Teclis - place your bets - Fight!
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Plus she has had a very long time in which to perfect her arts So has Malekith, so the difference between them balances out somewhat. Battlefield needs to be accounted for, too (unless this is in a neutral location, but then again, the following would still apply to Malekith and Morathi). In Naggar...