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40K: Prophecy of the Hidden Path – A Look Back

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Jan 26 2017
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Last August, Games Workshop laid out the Prophecy of the Hidden Path. Next Month, it looks like it’s coming to pass…

Hey BoLS Fans, let’s take a step back and gather our storm of thoughts. We know something big is coming for the Eldar (or should I start saying Aeldari now). The thing is we should have seen this all coming months ago – Games Workshop put it all out with the build-up to Death Masque. Let’s take a look back at all the bread crumbs that were laid out for us:

The Prophecy of the Hidden Path

Eldrad Rhana Dandra

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Eldrad Prophecy 3

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Eldar Prophecy Five

Like Ghouls in the Dark, the wicked ones gather, drawn to a Tragedy Unfolding.

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Warning twice-given across the span of time, Stifled by pride and Hatred.

The strands of fate shall grow taut at the dawn of the Rhana Dandra.

The death of all Eldar looms large, but fate can be twisted, even broken.

One shall walk the forked path, a threefold truth to weave the skein:

Nemesis of She Who Thirsts, Opener of the Seventh Way.

Long Dead souls gather behind

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The rebirth of Ancient Days, Drinking, but not consuming;

Taking in, but giving new life.

In the heat of Khaine’s Wrath, our sorrow will be reforged.

Our destiny becomes a weapon fit to slay a goddess.

The pallid moon of unremembered voices shall turn into a sun

Lit by the flames of unjust wars, a crucible of souls and dreams.

The Stolen Seers, Amassed, Gather unto them the Dead.

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Legion, they drift within the sands, Their voices raised as one.

Lambent glow becomes shining beacon, Death knell rises to the herald’s cry.

The blackened shield becomes the sword, The yawning void becomes the path.

The God of the Dead Calls out.

A Whisper so fierce and strong it shall hush the stars forever.

The Prophecy of the Hidden Path ends there. But GW also had these two follow-up posts too:

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Now looking back it’s easy to see that these last two referred to Death Masque and we know how that turned out:

via Lexicanum

Eldrad Ulthran attempted to undertake a great ritual that would prematurely awaken Ynnead, involving channeling the remains of Farseers through every Infinity Circuit. The ritual would have rendered every Craftworld disabled and wreaked havoc on the Astronomican, but Slaanesh may have ultimately met its end. However, he was foiled by the Deathwatch in the Battle of Port Demesnus.”

But you never can keep a good prophecy down. Eldrad might of failed in Death Masque – but maybe that was just part of this galactic play that keeps on going.

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Based on the latest White Dwarf teasers, the trio of new “Aeldari” models and the (crazy, yet awesome) community theories this just keeps getting better. Looking at the evidence and then comparing that to the Prophecy of the Hidden Path it’s starting to make a lot more sense. Plus we just got a ton of confirmations from the Warhammer TV team in their live stream today. I can’t wait to see what all will be revealed in Gathering Storm II: Fracture of Biel-Tan.

Ynnead’s Avatar, the “ancient Aeldari” name, Biel-Tan and the aspect warriors taking a major hit…the unleashing of the dead from spirit stones! It’s going to be a wild ride!

 

Looking at the “Prophecy of the Hidden Path” what connections are you seeing to the event’s going on in the current 40k story line?

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