Fracturing of Biel-Tan: New Characters Background

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Today we get more info and history on the new Eldar Triumvirate headed our way next week!

Fracturing of Biel-Tan is going up for pre-sale this weekend and there is already information swirling on exactly what is going to happen in the book. White Dwarfs are getting into reader hands around the world and some gamers are spilling the beans on what’s up with the three new beautiful Eldar characters within.

+++SPOILERS+++

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You were warned…

images via Scanner 1-31-2017

Yncarne

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So the Yncarne IS the Avatar of Ynnead, and is apparently initially birthed in the Dark City, then makes it’s way back to Biel-Tan. Note the use us both “He” AND “She” to describe the new being.

 

Yvraine

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Yvraine is a Wych – with a very different sense of fashion than Lelith. As we find out in the section below, she used to be both a Warlock and a Dire Avenger.  The lady get’s around..

 

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Visarch

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REALLY interesting background.  An exarch who FORSAKES his dire Avenger temple and follows after his lost love, ermmm pupil. He follows her to the Drk City, kills an Incubi to claim the Sword of Psychic Screams and now follows the new avatar of Ynnead – or is he just following his heart…

 

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Apparently the Eldar ARE the melodramatic race.

~ Get your wallets ready for this weekend!

  • Yoong John Yen

    Your description on Yncarne is wrong though. The first part of the text you posted is about Yvraine (the 2nd character you posted), not Yncarne. The She is referring to Yvraine and she was in the Dark City. Yncarne was not born in Commoragh but in Biel Tan, based on the reading of the picture you posted.

    • vash113

      Indeed, I’m amazed the writer read that fluff snippet and then wrote commentary that is completely wrong. What is up with that BolS?

    • Jon Ow

      The writer probably failed in school when asked to summarize the passage.

    • Yoong John Yen

      Come on guys… people are still people… people make mistakes. Besides… the spelling of Yncarne and Yvraine is VERY similar. Remember the test of spelling where when the spelling is wrong but the first and last alphabet is correct and the number of alphabets is correct they can still read it? I guess it happened here as well.

      It’s just a mistake. As long as it’s acknowledged and hopefully corrected, its ok. Lighten up!

      • euansmith

        +1 like for good manners.

      • Imo the spelling of Yncarne is much closer to Incarnate than to Yvraine 😉 But yea, everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

      • gordonshumway

        Yeah but this “mistake” is a hallmark of BoLS coverage. Barely read something and then rush to get out a poorly researched, non-edited and definitely not spell-checked blog post. If it was just this time I think people would be nicer…but it is fairly close to all the time.

      • jeff white

        Number of letters…

    • Drew_Da_Destroya

      Yeah, the writer gets a 1/10 for Reading Comprehension.

      • jeff white

        2 maybe…

  • Crevab

    “Fracturing of Biel-Tan”
    m-m-maybe it’s political dissension?
    Nooooope.

    • euansmith

      Biexit!

      • jeff white

        Slanexit?

  • Crevab

    I’ll be interested to find out why Slaanesh doesn’t just nom this baby god

  • Dexter Kingsford

    “She’s really acrobatic”
    >wears a long dress to trip over and holds her hair in place with the Sydney Harbour Bridge, peacock edition.

    • Painjunky

      Apparently she steps out of this stupid OTT costume before she enters combat in the arenas.

      I would prefer the combat version or at least make that an option.

      • Darth Bumbles

        At least they avoided the stilettos of doom in her case – she’s barefoot instead.

        Is that more or less impractical than high heels in a battlefield?

        • Dexter Kingsford

          I could see it if she went full dark eldar as bare feet would allow for yet more opportunities for sensual stimuli.

        • Steve L Duelist

          She is not in the Die Hard film, so she is fine

        • Spheal With It

          Besides the obvious amount of things you don’t want your feet going anywhere near on a battlefield, bare feet are actually pretty good for movement.

    • Graham Bartram

      Well GW has said many times that the miniatures are statuesque representations. More of an idealised form rather than a realistic one. The same is true of the art, some space marines have tiny tiny little itty bitty heads that are barely the size of two of their own finger tips. If we go down the path of impractical fashion for the battlefield then the 9 foot long Tau rail rifle, the double-your-height chaos trophy rack or the remember-to-duck Thousand Sons helmets are all just as bad, if not worse than the Yvraine party frock.

    • benn grimm

      Maybe shes cold?

  • frank

    i was right the avatar is both male and female

  • Zedatkins Zed

    The He / She thing is wrong re: Ynnead/Yncarne. The ‘SHE’ referred to is Yvraine (not the Yncarne BTW) and the ‘HE’ is Ynnead. The piece is clearly referring to 2 distinct individuals. I’m not denying there may be a link between Slaanesh and Ynnead but this time you’re seeing what you want to see.

  • bfmusashi

    Because there is no figurative language in the 41st millennium.

    • euansmith

      “Metaphors lead to confusion, and confusion leads to Chaos!”

      • bfmusashi

        The daemon prince Mette’efor will lead the resurgent forces of Slaanesh

        • Darth Bumbles

          I can imagine Tzeentch patiently trying to explain something and saying “it was a Metaphor” and one of his Greater Daemons going “Did you call me?” “No, not you Amett’A’Four, metaphor, like a similie” only for another Daemon to go “OI! I’m nothing like him!” And Tzeentch chest palms himself in exasperation.

  • Sonic tooth

    Last week i said something like “nice minis but lacking the jes goodwin touch”. Yet more proof that i never know what im talking about lol

    • Hedwerx

      At least you admit it. A lot of people would just quietly pretend they never said it.

  • Jared McWilliams

    Demonic infestation in Commoragh, wonder if Vect was involved as the somewhat recent storylines indicated he was trying to make such a thing happen.

    • Drew_Da_Destroya

      Either him or Malys, since they were both futzing about with the Daemon Gate/Plug thing in the bottom of Comorragh, thinking that they had to because the other was… in some kind of self-inflicted double cross.

    • Darth Bumbles

      Or the Decapitator for that matter.

  • Emdee

    I’m glad to see them advancing the Eldar story as well as the Imperium. I think many people forget that the Eldar have been in “stagnation” for 10,000 years as well. Its great to see the fluff change and new models (not redone models) after so long.

  • benn grimm

    Reads like bad fan-fiction…

    • jeff white

      Yup… Starting to lose patience with this “toy” company…

  • jeff white

    I have been calling it for ages that GW will manipulate sales through ongoing narrative feeding rules to drive sales but i overestimated (again) the mentality of the people who are actually responsible. So this is how the Ao$ ification of 40k is going but wow. What fail. The avatar so silly looking and the backstory equally obtuse. I wanted an excuse to paint that witch model at least but the shallowness of the vision here is off-putting. I guess GW is intent on being a toy company first and a games company third.