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Lockjaw
09-01-2009, 01:28
I know the codex's 'official' line "psykers are interesting playthings, blah blah"
but with the sparseness of the codex, the fact it leaves so much vauge, and the fact that Eldar in general being a psychic race, DE would also be psykers to an extent. I know they don't have the path system, and phsycic powers would get Slaanesh's attention. But suppose you had some that would focus on psychic abilites as a way to kill? less seer and more mind bullets. they'd develop a way to protect themselves like the seer's have in their helmets maybe, so any ideas what they'd be like? psychic powers focused on pain and flaying maybe?

Adra
09-01-2009, 02:00
I know they don't have the path system, and phsycic powers would get Slaanesh's attention.

I think that ships sailed my friend.

It seem that DE have just become stunted in terms of powers. They may have the latent psyker quality that all eldar are born with but seem to have lost the skills or ability to develop them. Its unclear what made this happen as it could be a cultural thing as in they may be ignoring the development of powers, or it may be biological. It may be that DE noticed long ago that She Who Thirsts could not be bought so easily if you where a powerful psyker so they avoided developing the skills and reverted back to a more neutral level.

Kage2020
09-01-2009, 02:13
All Eldar share at least one common psyker power, though. Most two, and some three.

They could have bred this quality out of themselves but, well, then you have to contend with Xenology and the degree of "evolution" seen in the Eldar...

Kage

Khaine's Messenger
09-01-2009, 02:24
I would expect that "canonical" psychic powers amongst their kind might consist more of communication techniques and a form of expanded awareness. This can allowing for manufacturing/artifice with finer tolerances and manipulation of the webway, things like that...after all, some of their gear seems like it wouldn't make sense if they lacked the awareness of the phenomena they're using. The homunculi would twist this towards their fleshcraft: they have to reap the soul-bounty somehow. And lacing conversations with emotional nuance via psychic ability can let them look down on monkeigh who just communicate with their pitiful barking noises.

But I personally have no problem with Dark Eldar using psychic powers of any flavor. If you wanted something that specifically fit the Dark Eldar psyche, then I would focus on emotional manipulation and some other bits. Making people run away, pinning people in place, chameleon abilities (perhaps suffering the same fate as mandrakes), stuff like that.

Souleater
09-01-2009, 09:09
I like it that DE don't have battlefield psykers. It is part of our distinctiveness; it seperates us from our space hobo cousins.

From the sparse background on DE psykers aren't something that they want around. I'd like to see this carried over into the new dex as a lot of anti-psyker abilities and/or wargear.

Ivellis
09-01-2009, 09:21
I like it that DE don't have battlefield psykers. It is part of our distinctiveness; it seperates us from our space hobo cousins.

From the sparse background on DE psykers aren't something that they want around. I'd like to see this carried over into the new dex as a lot of anti-psyker abilities and/or wargear.

But see, it doesn't make much sense, sure there's the fear of Slaanesh, but DE are all about torture and fear, why would they not use the ability to mindrape their prey if they had it?

Bloodknight
09-01-2009, 09:50
I'd prefer to see more stuff that kills psykers in a new codex, even if it just meant that they took the 0-1 restriction from the crucible and removed the move or fire part.

Souleater
09-01-2009, 10:12
But see, it doesn't make much sense, sure there's the fear of Slaanesh, but DE are all about torture and fear, why would they not use the ability to mindrape their prey if they had it?

Do they have the ability? If they don't hone and practise their psychic skills they won't have such powers.

And while they are practising they need some form of protection against She WHo Thirsts or they will find themselves being ripped apart from the inside of their soul by a Daemon, possibly opening a warp rift in the middle of down-town Commoragh.

Dark Eldar do seem very much into physical torture methods, though. Whether this is omission or intential by the writers I don't know.

FashaTheDog
09-01-2009, 10:52
Much of this is a rehash from an older thread on this very topic. That one line does not preclude Dark Eldar psykers, it merely indicates that they are interesting playthings. This could mean political quite easily. Think about thier society, one of them works to hone their psyker potential in secert. In the process of doing this they would have to neglect honing more common skills that are crucial to survival, making them an easier mark than others. Now suppose some big shot in a kabal discovered they had powerful abilities. Suddenly that Dark Eldar attracts the attention of more powerful force who will fight over him for a variety of reasons. Some may want to torture him, others may want to use him as a weapon, while others may wish to kill him to prevent rivals from having him. This one guy now has lost much of his freedom and is just another prize to be fought for. He may end up claimed by a kabal to be used as weapon but treated well, yet he will still face greater dangers than others in his place as he may be the target of assassination attempts and kidnappings.

I see it as there is nothing either way about the existance of Dark Eldar psykers as you ask about. There is one line of fluff that makes it clear that they are wise to not reveal themselves to their society at large. The line doesn't specify the details of why. Most people assume that playthings means they are instantly tortured, experimented upon, and killed, but it can mean so much more. A psyker could very well be a valuable commodity in Dark Eldar society, one where the exchange, theft, elimination, and mere prescence all play a role in the large political game. The only difference is that the psyker is one guy who suddenly finds that his lot in life is closer to that of territory or a piece of equipment. Slight difference over how the rest of underlings are treated as the common minons may have some choice in the matter while the Dark Eldar psyker never does.

I'm not saying GW's intent is this, it is how I see the matter based on what little there is presented on the subject. They very well could have intended that there are none but the fluff is far too open right now to make it an automatic assumption. Personally, I almost would like the Dark Eldar fluff remain like it is, there is enough information to give you the broad picture, but little enough for rumors, bad assumptions, wild guesses, and perhaps even a few outright lies. When their new codex comes out in 2057, I would be thrilled if GW did something different with the fluff presentation and only had it presented through reports, with many of them contridicating others and perhaps themselves with several very clear lies. This way the fluff is there but it is cloaked in lies, mystery, and rumor. Only by reading all of these reports would you get a broad sense of the Dark Eldar where all of the stories are true, especially the lies.

ctsteel
09-01-2009, 10:55
Interestingly the recent novel Brothers of the Snake has some strong indications that there are Dark Eldar psykers/witches, capable of making attacks on the mind of another from afar. I was a tad surprised on reading that given the current no-psykers background, but these discrepancies can happen when a dose of creative licence is employed.

Clockwork-Knight
09-01-2009, 13:34
It has never ever be stated anywhere that the Dark Eldar hate or do not employ psykers. In the Black Library novels, there are DE psykers, and in the revised pamphlet that dares to call itself a codex, there is wargear created from psykers, just secretly.

And the DE pamphlet-disguised-as-codex is crap.

It's from the time where everything was rushed, and GW thought it to be a good idea that all the information we have from them is from the imperial point-of-view.

A practice which they abandoned thankfully later for the other codizes. It's just sad that the DE-codex hasn't come out yet.

Inquisitor Engel
09-01-2009, 18:26
The best DE background is "A Torturer's Tale" by Gav Thorpe anyway....

The Haemonculi tend to display some psychic potency at the very least, Urien Rakarth's little box is blatantly psychic in its nature and to control something like that...

The idea that it's be bred out of some of the population is interesting as well, if unlikely.

Ubermensch Commander
09-01-2009, 20:32
I have always disliked the "no pyskers for DE" simply because...well..they are ELDAR! Ya know...inherently psychic?
While it does make their playstyle distinct from the Eldar, I would still like to see more psychic stuff thrown in...or maybe even some anti-psyker stuff?
Oi anyway, there really is not any good reason to for them to have psyker stuff and with the sparseness of DE fluff regarding psykers, how the DE could develop psyker powers is completely up for fan speculation.

Personally hoping for psyker powers based on deceit terror and mobility, with cover saves granting powers, pinning test powers, perhaps getting +1 to the seize the initiative roll or something. And, of course, more anti-psyker doo dads.
But again...all wish listing right now hahaha.

Ubermensch Commander
09-01-2009, 20:33
ack! stupid double post.

Paul Nexus
09-01-2009, 21:18
Well, as a race, Eldar are inherently psychic, just as humanity will be. ark Eldar, being a sub-species may have bred out, or even forgot the sorts of abilities that their Craftworld cousins use. It is, though, hinted in the codex that psychic ability is requird to create Nightmare Dolls, albeit a dangeous practice due to their society's views on psychic users, which I imagine is taboo quite like murder is in our society.

Then of course is the fact that psykers can attract warp entities, precisely the sort of thing the Dark Eldar generally try to avoid, what with the soul being devoured thing they have going.

I also imagine it takes a certain level of psychic ability to steal souls as well, which Dark Eldar like to do.

Caelnaethon
10-01-2009, 23:38
I always figured the inability of the Dark Eldar to use psychic powers actively on the battlefield was due to a combination of the Thirst draining their potential, and the greatly amplified perils of the Warp for such a powerful mind so close in attunement to the essence of Slaanesh. They still clearly have psychic abilities and knowledge, as evidenced in their creation of warp/psychic-type technology (like the nightmare doll already mentioned, or the crucible), and in their habit of summoning very daemon-like warp beasts into battle. It could be that they can only safely use these abilities inside the Webway, to shield themselves from daemonic attack.

FashaTheDog
14-01-2009, 01:09
The current Codex says it is a small raiding force, not an army of war. This means that if Dark Eldar psykers are, as I suspecty them to be, highly valuable resources that only the strongest can acquire, then it would be reasonable that they would not devote them to a raid. Those would be saved for full scale war. This would mean that there must be heavier and more powerful Dark Eldar weapons, physical and psychic.

Dexter099
14-01-2009, 01:12
Acitve Dark Eldar Psykers do exist, but not for long. They are tortured and killed by the haemonculi before they can learn to do anything.

Tehkonrad
14-01-2009, 02:50
Wheres that from?

Hellebore
14-01-2009, 02:57
All eldar are psychic, it's simoly part of their biology. Any eldar that follows the path of the witch could potentially get trapped and become a Farseer. That includes Dark Eldar.

They have natural ability like all eldar, but unlike other eldar they don't use it. It doesn't mean they can't.


Hellebore

kylsnik ironhead
14-01-2009, 03:04
I like to think that Dark Eldar psykers got a Penance-glare thing kind of like Ghost Rider only instead of it making their victim feel the pain of their victims they start hallucinating like seeing bugs and rats and all that eating their skin or their loved ones being ripped apart by Deamons, Pretty much ending with the victem laying on the ground twitching and unable to do anything. Or the psyker could simply rip the soul from their victims body and toss it to Slaneesh.

Another idea would be that Dark Eldar pykers powers run on stolen souls

TrojanWolf
14-01-2009, 03:42
All Orks are latently psychic too, but that doesn't mean they're all Wierdboyz. I like my DE psyker-less, even if the background suggests there are hidden psykers among their population.

The fear of Slaanesh could mean that psykers are killed upon discovery in Commorragh, since their way of life is "better you than me."

Clockwork-Knight
14-01-2009, 11:33
The eldar are more psychic than all orkoids, and it's their decision to hone their psychic skills, whereas ork wierdboyz are genetically programmed to awaken as such, just the same as there's gonna be mekz and dokz.

Ward.
14-01-2009, 13:17
I know the codex's 'official' line "psykers are interesting playthings, blah blah"
but with the sparseness of the codex, the fact it leaves so much vauge, and the fact that Eldar in general being a psychic race, DE would also be psykers to an extent. I know they don't have the path system, and phsycic powers would get Slaanesh's attention. But suppose you had some that would focus on psychic abilites as a way to kill? less seer and more mind bullets. they'd develop a way to protect themselves like the seer's have in their helmets maybe, so any ideas what they'd be like? psychic powers focused on pain and flaying maybe?

This has come up before and the line then was that they do have them, but it's not exactly a happy life for a dark eldar psyker.

FashaTheDog
14-01-2009, 21:43
All eldar are psychic, it's simoly part of their biology. Any eldar that follows the path of the witch could potentially get trapped and become a Farseer. That includes Dark Eldar.

I was understanding that paths were a Craftworld thing and that Dark Eldar laughed at their puritan cousins for following them. And that was the difference between the two, Craftworld Eldar have rigid paths they follow while their dark brethren are still, as another poster on this site so adquetely put it, ADD Eldar, doing what they want when they want (unless it would anger someone more powerful, then they try an sneak it).

Souleater
14-01-2009, 21:57
The eldar are more psychic than all orkoids, and it's their decision to hone their psychic skills, whereas ork wierdboyz are genetically programmed to awaken as such, just the same as there's gonna be mekz and dokz.

While that is true I think you are missing the point.

Eldar as a race are psyhically awakened. That doesn't mean they are all capable of being powerful psykers. Battlefield psykers have the hardest job of all; even amongst the Eldar they would be quite rare. They need discipline, protection, training (the Path) and most importantly talent.

Dark Eldar may have the raw talent but if they lack the protection, discipline and training then they aren't going to progress very far in their studies before a Keeper of Secrets explodes out of their eyes.

chivalrous
14-01-2009, 22:08
Dark Eldar don't display their psychic powers openly but they must be doing something with them in order to keep their souls firmly rooted in their body and protected from 'She Who Thirsts'.
I'd also suggets that they have a very specialised role for their powers in that, by necessity, they have become psychic vampires who must use some psychic ability to transfer souls from their victims to themselves. In effect they're doing themselves what the Emperor relies on the Golden throne to do for him.
I seem to remember in one of the background pieces, an Archon (maybe Vect himself) makes a gesture and drains the soul straight from an underperforming Dracon, seems a bit psychic powerish to me.

LexxBomb
15-01-2009, 01:03
Do they have the ability? If they don't hone and practise their psychic skills they won't have such powers.

And while they are practising they need some form of protection against She WHo Thirsts or they will find themselves being ripped apart from the inside of their soul by a Daemon, possibly opening a warp rift in the middle of down-town Commoragh.

Dark Eldar do seem very much into physical torture methods, though. Whether this is omission or intential by the writers I don't know.

except that Commoragh is in the webway and it has barriers to to stop deam onic invasion... the only parts of the webway with deamons in it are areas in which the gates to saids areas are in deamon controlled planets.

Souleater
15-01-2009, 08:40
And when they go OUTSIDE Commorragh? :D

Rockerfella
15-01-2009, 10:27
Everyone else runs away.....

:P

FashaTheDog
15-01-2009, 23:25
And when they go OUTSIDE Commorragh? :D

The Dark Eldar call that a practical joke.

Hellebore
16-01-2009, 22:12
I was understanding that paths were a Craftworld thing and that Dark Eldar laughed at their puritan cousins for following them. And that was the difference between the two, Craftworld Eldar have rigid paths they follow while their dark brethren are still, as another poster on this site so adquetely put it, ADD Eldar, doing what they want when they want (unless it would anger someone more powerful, then they try an sneak it).

That's right. If however a dark eldar was to follow the witch path for some reason they have the capacity to become a Farseer. The point is that the lack of true dark eldar psykers is an environmental phenomena rather than a genetic one.

Hellebore

Rockerfella
17-01-2009, 01:22
Because the Kindred are genetically identical, right? As opposed to the Romulans and Vulcans, who are a tinsy, incy wincy bit different.

................... right?

Hellebore
17-01-2009, 01:42
Just like high, dark and wood elves, craftworld, dark, harlequin and exodite eldar are the same species. Everything unique about each is entirely social.

Hellebore

Rockerfella
17-01-2009, 01:50
Brill. Well, thats just how I assumed it was. So.... therin we see the common diversity within a single alien species. I'm sure there are even cultural differences within craftworlds, some closer culturally to their dark kindred than others.

Maybe.

Xgladar
17-01-2009, 02:28
there is one factor most of you have forgotten to mention.during the fall,slaneesh's baby screams killed the most psychic eldar,leaving the ones whose psychic development is at the lowest.
so it would make sense that the ones left,or their offspring would have a lesser amount of psychic potential than their craftworld cousins.

the other factor is probably a combination of our previous guessings.in a society where you dont really want to stand out,having psychic powers would arouse the curiosity of many people,most notably the heamonculi who would want to experiment on you.but if youre outside that society (ie- on a raiding party outside cammoragh), youre more susceptible to warp entities since nobody gave you formal training in warp safety(unlike humans and eldar who are very strict in those matters).


though i do believe they still have above average psychic potential compared to average humans.
remember the striking scorpions? their mandiblasters are supposedly fired using a psychic command/trigger, it wouldnt be so far fetched to think incubi have the same link to their tormentor helms

Souleater
17-01-2009, 09:04
Where do you get the 'most psychic' Eldar dying from? I thought all Eldar still within several light years (or the Web Way) simply died when she finally awoke?

Kyrios
18-01-2009, 12:02
Doesn't the DE neede psykers/navigators to move around in space outside the webway? It seems to me that it would be a severe limitation to restricted to normal, sub-light speed as I imagine the webway dont connect to everything.

andyg2006
18-01-2009, 12:16
You only need Navigators in the Warp, but DE don't use the warp to travel...they use the webway....which is why DE's don't use Navigators (or whatever the DE equivalent would be).

Idaan
18-01-2009, 14:34
Eldar as a race are psyhically awakened.

Quite the opposite actually, the Eldar who aren't on the Path of the Witch don't use psychic powers at all:

However, every Eldar fully realises the inherent dangers of using psychic power without the preparation of proper training and experience. Uncontrolled psychic emanations can attract daemons and cause rifts in the warp through which malevolent forces move into the material universe. Because of this most Eldar deliberately choose to suppress any psychic tendencies they have. Only Eldar who have passed through many stages of the Eldar Path are likely to feel sufficiently confident of their mastery over their own minds to develop their psychic powers in an open way.


there is one factor most of you have forgotten to mention.during the fall,slaneesh's baby screams killed the most psychic eldar,leaving the ones whose psychic development is at the lowest.
so it would make sense that the ones left,or their offspring would have a lesser amount of psychic potential than their craftworld cousins.
And the source for that is what?

Gorbad Ironclaw
18-01-2009, 15:18
Doesn't the DE neede psykers/navigators to move around in space outside the webway? It seems to me that it would be a severe limitation to restricted to normal, sub-light speed as I imagine the webway dont connect to everything.

Eldars, and Dark Eldars don't do warp travel. Going into the warp, even protected by a space ship is simply to dangerous for an Eldar so they travel through the Web Way.

RBLFunk
18-01-2009, 16:18
Quite the opposite actually, the Eldar who aren't on the Path of the Witch don't use psychic powers at all:



However, every Eldar fully realises the inherent dangers of using psychic power without the preparation of proper training and experience. Uncontrolled psychic emanations can attract daemons and cause rifts in the warp through which malevolent forces move into the material universe. Because of this most Eldar deliberately choose to suppress any psychic tendencies they have. Only Eldar who have passed through many stages of the Eldar Path are likely to feel sufficiently confident of their mastery over their own minds to develop their psychic powers in an open way.

The wording sounds like the statement pertains primarily to Craftworld Eldar.
"Dark" Eldar as a concept didn't exist around White Dwarf 127, to my knowledge at least, so are not something that would have necessarily been taken into account.
And "Dark" Eldar certainly will never "have passed through many stages of the Eldar Path".
Though certainly, [Craftworld] Eldar who aren't on the Path of the Witch don't use psychic powers at all, is probably an accurate statement.

Active use of offensive, defensive and strategic psychic powers is a considerable advantage - an asset to an ambitious Eldar. Leaders of Kabals should commonly have psychic powers.

Gorbad Ironclaw
18-01-2009, 16:48
I could certainly see psychers player a key role as advisor's and high level bodyguards/assassins in Dark Eldar society. Yes, risky, but the pay off is likely going to be worth it. The threat of Slaanesh means they can't run completely out of control, but I don't imagine it means that anyone who use any kind of psychic power is instantly devoured.

FashaTheDog
18-01-2009, 16:58
I still do not see why everyone wants to say that Eldar Paths are even releavent in this discussion. The Dark Eldar, fluff-wise, came first; they're the Eldar civilization before the fall and the Craftworld Eldar broke off from them and then the CE created the Paths for themselves. She Who Thirsts comes on the scene and only those who escaped to the webway were able to survive and continue their rich cultural heritage in their new home of Commorragh.

If anything, Paths are hippy cults of the Eldar that just so happened to be a good way of surviving an apocalypse. Why a "traditional" Eldar would go and join one of those nuts in their space compounds and follow all of those brain washing rules living as a prisoner is beyond the average citizen of Commoragh. Afterall, their way of life was fine for thousands of years and one little apocalypse was not enough to end it.

Clockwork-Knight
18-01-2009, 18:29
Who's talking about paths for the Dark Eldar? Nobody did in this thread. Hellebore only wrote about the Dark Eldar being capable to become Farseers if they ever adopted the Craftworlders path system, but nobody wrote that DE should have them.

It's about Dark Eldar psyker, not Dark Eldar Farseers or Dark Eldar Warlocks. Being a psyker doesn't have to do with being on a path if you're an eldar. As an Eldar, you're born with psyker abilities, you just have to train them if you want to shoot lightning bolts, be clairvoyant, or mind-rape your enemies. The Dark Eldar should be able to do this, unless the new codex will state that the Dark Eldar are too stupid and too erratic to focus on their psionic abilities (but we know that Dark Eldar psykers exist).

Xgladar
21-01-2009, 01:33
Where do you get the 'most psychic' Eldar dying from? I thought all Eldar still within several light years (or the Web Way) simply died when she finally awoke?

considering asdrubael vect was at the fall,near the center,i think its safe to assume that some eldar near the center survived.

now i only speculate that its because slaanesh = in the warp therefore all potent eldar psykers = more attuned to the warp = more volnurable to slaanesh birth screams.

Souleater
23-01-2009, 13:00
Ah, I thought that Vect and the other surviors fled into the Webway shortly before the moment of Her birth. there was madness, killing and high tea in the park before She actually achived conciousness.

My apologies if I misread.

@C-K: A lack of trained psykers has nothing to do with DE being stupid or erratic. The Dark Eldar were more affected by Her birth than the CWE...it is why they have the Thirst.

The CWE got a mild dose...but still enough to necessitate Soul Stones, the Paths, etc.

DE got a much bigger dose. She doesn't eat us after we die...she is eating us while we're alive! This could mean that trying to use psychics in the same way that CWE do would mean instant death/possession for our plucky psyker.

(It may even be the original cause of the Mandrake and Scourge mutations. Or those mutations might be haemonculous creations originally whose ancestors were turned loose and formed their own subcultures. Doesn't Vect mention some experimentation to try and assauge the Thirst?)

Inside the Webway the DE are partly protected from Her influence. We know that the DE have things that effect psykers, can torture souls, wraithbone, etc.

Why could they not figure out a way of mechanically influencing psychic energy? The Imperium can make Psycannon Rounds, after all.

I like the idea of them using devices that draw either on their own psyhic potential or that of a bank of slaves which they then direct. Kinda like somebody using a blowtorch which is powered by a gas tank. Similar in fact to the WHFB Dwarf approach to magic. I.e. they can't use it themselves, are very good at shutting it down but can create runes.

While CWE use objects to act as safety measure to protect their souls, the DE may have to make psychic items. In balance terms these would be very difficult and costly to make.

As to why a politically astute Lord wouldn't use psychic powers (even via a proxy). Obviously she would unless there is a stupidly high risk to herself. I wonder if trying to use psychic powers above a very low level combined with the thirst would run a very high risk of possession.

Sure, while I'm in Commorragh I'm fairly well hidden from her but everytime I use psychic powers I'm letting off a fog horn while parading around with a 'Please Eat Me!' sign on my back. In other words, even in the Dark Cities there is no protection against Her while using psychic powers. If she notices you BAM! And the soul you lose may not just be your own.

While an Archon may be amused and prideful to have his own pet psyker the risk is that he ends up with a Warp Rift spewing Daemons into the middle of his fortress.

It's like being given a brick of processed weapons grade plutonium. Sure it is dangerous but it is just as likely to kill you. You have to find a way of turning it into a 'safe' weapon.

I believe that this could make for some interesting backstory and abilities for the DE, rather than simply making Dark Seers and Emolocks.

But another question occurs...what is it about psykers that Dark Eldar find so fun to play with? Is it the whacky fun of making horribly sculpted Warp Beasts show up? A pretty light show? A temporary cessation of the Thirst for the imbiber?

Or do they get the psyker to spew up a daemon and then capture and torture it? That would I think appeal to the Dark Eldar sense of humour....

We already have wargear that mentions the torture of psykers and daemons, after all.

Lamhirh
23-01-2009, 16:16
Someone mentioned it before, I think that the Eldar that did survive Slaanesh's birth in or around ground-zero only did so because they were the very weakest psykers of their race. What was once a handicap became a favorable trait. That's not to say that Dark Eldar aren't psychic at all, except that their current lifestyle encourages the survival and reproduction of cunning individuals with exceptional physical strength/agility as opposed to Farseers and the like. Not to mention that using overt psyker powers in Commoragh is like walking around with an 'Eat Me' sign...

Idaan
23-01-2009, 16:54
No, there is no evidence to say that.
There is however evidence in WD 127 as to how the Eldar hide their psychic potential from Daemons of Slaanesh: by suppressing it and not using any powers until they've travelled enough Paths to have willpower to defend themselves.
So sorry, no.

Lamhirh
23-01-2009, 18:22
Deduction my friend. How else would you explain how some young, untrained Eldar managed to hold on to their souls at the time of the Fall on the core homeworlds? All Eldar are psychic to some extent but I think that the latent psychic potential of each individual Eldar can and does vary. That much is evident in 'Farseer' when it is revealed that Farseer Auric was picked out as a child prodigy among his own people. Now the difference between Joe Eldar and Eldrad might be less marked than that of comparable humans but the Eldar are far from being a race of clones.

madd0ct0r
23-01-2009, 22:51
i think it went something like:

only the youngest and least tied to the ways of Slaaneesh survived her birth.

So it was all about how immersed you were in the pleasure cults.
Now, would a pskyer be more attached?

The_Outsider
23-01-2009, 23:00
i think it went something like:

only the youngest and least tied to the ways of Slaaneesh survived her birth.

So it was all about how immersed you were in the pleasure cults.
Now, would a pskyer be more attached?

Attached? Perhaps. More susceptable to the psychic fallout? Certainly.