Games Workshop is teasing The Gathering Storm Part II – “something new is on the way.”
via Warhammer Community
“War has engulfed Cadia following the largest Chaos invasion in Imperial history. Against a tide of heretics, traitors and Daemons, the mightiest fortress world of the Cadian Gate has… (spoilers removed) …which was totally awesome.
Now, the storm rages on, and even the ancient races of the galaxy will not escape the rising power of Chaos.
We don’t recognise that rune… looks like something new is on the way.”
In this short video they also had these words to share:
“For the ancient Aeldari, life was a cycle of birth,
the fulfilment of desire and a comfortable death,
safe in the knowledge the soul would live again.
-Ahriman, Arch-Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons”
Will this be some new Eldar Alliance? Perhaps a new unit of some type? Who knows! That rune is the biggest clue and it appears to be a combination of a few different runes.
The top part is similar to the symbol for the infinity circuit. However, it’s closed which could possibly mean it’s another rune. There are a few Eldar Titan Clans that use that a “closed infinity circuit” rune in their markings.
The middle part is very similar to the Striking Scorpion‘s rune, which shares a few similarities to the rune for the Hemlock Wraithfighter. The part that is really confusing however is the “Tail” that is swooping at the bottom. There a few other Eldar symbols that use that one (and a few craftworld runes).
And for one last bit of mystery check this rune out:
This is the Eldar Wraithseer from Forge World. It certainly shares a few similarities with the rune above. Now, unfortunately sense Xeno alphabetical studies is considered Heresy in the Imperium, I’m not an expert on what these runes mean. But if you think you can decipher the runes, more power to you. Here’s a handy reference guide for the rest of us who aren’t experts at it.
What do YOU think the rune means?