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Age of Sigmar: The Great Horned Rat Shivs Slaanesh

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Jul 14 2015
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It looks like we found out who the Slaanesh replacement is. It turns out Chaos really is all about change!

Let’s put all the pieces together in one place:

First we saw this snippet from the Age of Sigmar book explaining Tyrion’s efforts to capture and imprison Slaanesh:

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Next we saw this image last week of the Age of Sigmar Chaos Pantheon – note the new logo on the bottom:

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Next we have this snippet from the Age of Sigmar campaign boot explaining Slaanesh’s followers desperate search for their master.  Also note the mysterious Malerion (Maleketh+Tyrion???)

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Finally via El Taller De Yila: spelling it out in black and white:

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So it looks like we can see what has occurred and what GW has in store.

– The Elves mount a raid and capture the Dark Prince, leaving his throne empty.

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– His followers will search in vain for his master while GW allows you to use the minis, letting the entire Slaanesh concept die on the vine over the years.

– The Great Horned Rat skitterleaps into Slaanesh’s chair at the next Chaos Pantheon board meeting.

– The 11+ year old new players never get acquainted with the “indecent” side of GW’s past while enjoying a cartoony super scheming new villain, to lead what is rumored to be a new “steampunked” and rising Skaven faction.

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The real question is whether we will see this treatment move over to 40K in the future, or stay restricted to Age of Sigmar.

 

So, good idea, or bad?

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