Friday, February 23, 2018

Rampant Speculation

Artwork © Games Workshop

I was reading the review of the Daughters of Khaine Battletome over on War of Sigmar, and something jumped out at me. It was mentioned that the Aelven gods trapped Slaanesh in between the Realms of Hysh and Ulgu, but Morathi's meddling weakened the binding, pushing it more toward Ulgu. Now, Slaaneshi groups have found some indication of this, and are searching for the exact location of the binding and how to break it.

Now, what else do we know of that's been trapped between Hysh and Ulgu? That's right, the city of Shadespire! That was stuffed in there by Nagash, because he was mad about them storing souls that he thought belonged to him. He was also mad at Slaanesh for stealing so many Aelven souls during the End Times, and is still mad at the Aelven gods who trapped Slaanesh there because they took those souls when they trapped her instead of just releasing them where they would eventually flow to him.

Given all these interconnections, I can't help but start to wonder if we're going to see Slaaneshi Warbands show up in Shadespire, and/or stuff from Shadespire affecting the War of Shadows (Slaaneshi followers vs. Ulgu Aelves) and whatever the wars foreshadowed by the Malign Portents end up being called.

Any other thoughts? Any other connections I've missed? Let me know, and until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February Hobby Challenges Update

February, as usual, has been going slowly, but I have still been making progress. On the Squaduary front, I've actually had to trim down a bit, as the Fiends are just too much of a pain for me to deal with right now. Progress goes well on the Seekers, tho, with the older ones built and just needing some basing work, and the newer ones wanting some gold, a little touch up on the black and purple, and a wash, then some grass powder.

The Seekers are also my entry for Fembruary, as my Escher gang is rather too far along to count, and I don't have anyone else suitable on deck at the moment.

Last, but definitely not least, Azazel's February Hobby Challenge was to finish a Model that had been started at least 6 months ago, and I have decided to finally buckle down and finish up my Keeper of Secrets conversion, for better or for worse. As you can see, I've done the basecoats and a wash already, and since then I've been all nervous about screwing things up while highlighting.

Next week, I will hopefully have all of these done (for "modeling complete" values of done for the Diaz Seekers). Until then, y'all have a good one, y'hear!