AoS: Mer-People May Be Coming…

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Hidden in the depths of the Daughters of Khaine is another piece of the menfish puzzle. Take a look…

So first, there’s Menfish: this is from Warhammer Fantasy 1st Edition, printed back in 1982. Now out of all of the things mentioned in this book everything here has been turned into a playable race…save one.

The Manfish. For decades players have been wondering if one day they might see a race of fish-people take to the shores of the Old World. Decades later… there was a mysterious undersea boat

Which belied some kind of aquatic themed happenings. Sure, perhaps it’s just a sunken ruin, but–it seems like there might be slightly more to it than that after the latest news from the Daughters of Khaine sourcebook.

That’s right, hidden deep within the lore on the shadowy, murder-filled goings on of Ulgu and Hag Narr, there’s this little tidbit buried away. It talks about the various fights that have been going on in the Mortal Realms since the Elves, sorry Aelves, sorry, Aeioulves broke free of Slaanesh’s power and began fighting their own wars. One instance, in particular, seems to stand out–an incident from the War of Life when Alarielle is fighting Nurgle, and is aided by a band of Kraith from Morathi’s realm…

Now. I don’t want to start spurious unfounded rumors with little to no backing here. But Idoneth Deepkin absolutely sound like some kind of race of fish people. And they certainly fit with that boat that’s been pictured, especially given that Deepkin absolutely sound like the sort of thing that would live in the wreckage of a sunken ship. Or at least nearby it. Now, one thing to keep in mind, we know that the essence of the new elven gods (basically the ascended heroes of old) has been able to reshape their physical forms. Look at the Melusai and the Khinerai for proof–could these be some kind of sea aelves, or are they something else entirely?

Whatever the case, they briefly fought an alliance of both Dark and High Aelves, and tried to find a truce (though they may have instead just found murder). I don’t want to jump the gun here but, it sounds like there could be a new race of fishpeople coming to Age of Sigmar.

Oh hey a gun just lying on the ground. Guess I’ll just hop over that real quick.

At any rate, whatever the boat and these Idoneth Deepkin turn out to be, I’m excited to find out.

In the meantime, just remember, in Ghyran, the seaweed is always greener.

  • generalchaos34

    My vote is for Ghost Pirates

    • That has been a popular request although challenged by the description above…Still yeah, Ghost Pirates will be cool

    • euansmith


      • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

        The Ghosts of Men who went through Times of War

        • Muninwing

          … so more stormcast?

    • The choice between Ghost Pirates and Mer-people is more difficult that it appears at first glance…


    • Arykaas

      You know …. If these Mer-Elves are about Sea-monsters and Mist and stuff like this, a “Ghost/Undead Pirate” themed Army could easily be done (and still use their rules) ….
      I’ll hold off on the DoK Bandwagon for now …… ’cause Undead Ghost Pirateshave been in the back of my head since Kharadrons 😀

      • Muninwing

        i’m really wondering why they didn’t make AoS the “celestial” version of the game, where mortal beings (and some not) on given worlds who were deemed worthy of being saved would continue their existence.

        so much seems to be about post-life and/or post-form beings, not what they were (or have been supposedly for millenia, which is still badly defined).

        stormcast alone would make more sense as provided, if the supposed great battles and heroic deeds they did weren’t where they are now.

  • Sam Nolton

    There was also a screenshot recently on Lady Atia’s site showing Idoneth Deepkin listed as a faction allied with the new Aelves units – it was one of those unit/force points lists like in the General’s Handbook

    • Kabal1te

      I saw this somewhere else along with rumors of “sea elves” though who knows what they will look like. As long as they aren’t total Lovecraft ripoffs I think an aquatic race will be a nice addition.

  • ohhpoong

    according to the leaked fluff at Lady Atia’s blog, the so-called ‘Idoneth’ are the very first enclaves of light-elves that were created by Teclis using souls taken from Slaanesh. But because they were inferior to the newer elves created by Teclis and his brother, they went into exile. I guess they turned to some kind of sea people after that

  • SacTownBrian

    Got to love how Malign Portents and the rise of Nagash is actually not about the Death faction at all but about the Aelves.

    • Bakvrad

      I haven’t read the shorts yet, but aelves haven’t been mentioned in the malign portent stories yet, according to the people that tell me about it sporadically. Aelves did just happen to get a battletome (as well as undead, right at the start of the campaign)
      By now the conclusion of firsts week end: nagash got a push.

      • SacTownBrian

        Slaanesh and the aelf souls from the world that was are both specifically mentioned and pivotal in both Malign Portents and Legions of Nagash book. I just thing It’s funny that this isn’t really a Death release the way everyone thought. Instead it’s an Aelf release, DoK first then apparently Idoneth Deepkin next. No new death units at all. Whoops, how could I forget, I’m totally wrong, Night of Shrouds and the Bloodseeker Palanquin. Epic Death release.

  • DrunkCorgi

    I’m hoping for an army of highly intelligent kharybis pirates, with a few corsairs for variety, led by Malerion.

    Make it happen, GW.

  • Sonic tooth

    Some form of Aquatic high elves gone rogue and made by teclis. That’s what they are. End of.

  • Carlill
    • Crevab

      Oh, Old Gregg corrupting mortals for Slaanesh for a decade now

  • E65

    Exclusive first look at a warrior from the depths………………………….

  • Lyca Atteneder

    Wasn’t there something in the lore about a ghost fleet some time ago?

  • Filipp Mitlyanskiy

    Subfraction of fishelf with corsairs and Chydrybdiss? mayby even Hydra or its serpentis now? Aos is like this, I ll not wonder.

  • Nyyppä

    Yay! Pirates of the Caribbean AoS edition!

    Well, I’m not against this but I’d rather take army fixes before new factions.

    • Randy Randalman

      In some cases, all new will be the fix.

      Also, it won’t be Pirates of the Caribbean (or elsewhere) themed.

  • I still hope for something akin to Sahuagin with some elements of Lovecraft

  • BrassWitch

    Additional Intel
    via Ky0t0L1ght5 on Reddit but originally from 4chan
    “Is a complete new line like kharadrons Underwater aesthetic mix greek atlanteans and eldar corsair. They have been hiding in underwater cities and have control over some sea fauna, water and mist. I cannot be more specific but the apparently reason for being hiding is that they hides something in secret. Beautiful models, same size that blood bowl elven union and some models have great potential for conversions into custom exodites”

    “The new aelf range are Mathlann followers”

    “Atlantean aesthetic, some are very similar to Kairic Acolytes with Spite-Revenants face, anothers looks a lot more eldar – Mistweaver Saih are part of the range.”

    About the glub glub video “This is an actual piece of scenery GW is going to sell, and that will have its own rules like the Sylvaneth Wyldwood. It’s part of the entire Sea Aelves new range, which are absolutely stunning visually, will have tons of sea creatures to ride, one of which is MASSIVE, and unique high cost heroes with crazy design. Also forget about the Cthullu look, their design is closer to Atlantean Spartans.”

    Right out of Naftka, up to you if you trust such sources.

  • Commissar Molotov
  • Chris

    To hell with fish people, I want that shipwreck!

  • Spit-Burn

    Personally, I can’t wait until the Bunny Men make their debut.

  • loveone789

    I assume its some variation of the dark elf black ark corsairs