Slaanesh in the Mortal Realms
- For Slaanesh in the World-that-was see: Slaanesh in the World-That-Was.
God of Excess
Lord of Pleasure
|Followers||Hosts of Slaanesh|
Slaanesh is the most beautiful of all the Chaos Gods. He is known by many titles as the Dark Prince, the God of Excess and Lord of Pleasure. He himself is currently lost, his throne standing empty, as his minions anguish and the other powers of Chaos rejoices.[1a]
Before the Mortal Realms
At the end of the World-That-Was, he consumed so many aelven spirits that he was overwhelmed, left bloated and helpless. He withdrew into a hidden lair to digest this great meal, but he could not escape the plots of Tzeentch. Despite this and being in a near-stupefied state from feasting on aelven souls, he surpassed his brother gods in power and influence. Only the discovery of the Mortal Realms by Chaos and the promise of claiming eight new worlds stirred him from his digestive lethargy.[1b]
Age of Myths
First he started subtly influencing the Mortal Realms, snaring mortal by giving them distant echoes of sensation, but as civilisations expanded, he created cliques and cults of self-advancement and pleasure, so that they would become more easily influenced by the power of the Dark Prince.
But his greed would make him seek to devour the Aelven gods, found in Uhl-Gysh. This was a gambit to trap the god by the four aelven deities, Malerion, Morathi, Teclis and Tyrion bound the god Corpus in vast magical chains. They then removed the aelven souls he had once consumed out of him causing him torturous pain. By manipulating Khorne, Tyrion and Malerion, Tzeentch ensured that the newly born aelf gods would capture the Dark Prince.[1b]
Times of Tribulations
As he was being tortured, tiny wish of energy drawn from his essence, he was caught between crippling agony and blinding ecstasy and at the zenith of sensation he had visions of Nagash victory over the Mortal Realms. At first he smiled at the ancient spirits excess, feeling his needs, obsessions and megalomania that he could never escape, but then he realised that such victory would be his worst horror, sending him trashing in mad panic against his penumbral chains. Such future would be dull.
Slaanesh takes great pleasure in the torture that the Aelf Gods inflict upon him. His greatest horror is to find something dull, such as the potential future where Nagash won and converted the Mortal Realms without life or celebration.
The Dark Prince loves the taste of aelven souls, for they have highly attuned emotions and are naturally passionate, obsessive and focused beings. This extends to their deities, which are a irresistible target for him.
Aspects and Alternate Names
- 1: Mighty Battles
- 2: Malign Portents
- 3: Battletome: Beasts of Chaos (2018) - Legendary Desecrators, pg. 22-27
- 4: Warhammer Community - Slaanesh in the Mortal Realms
|Deities of the Mortal Realms|
|Incarnates||Alarielle - Gorkamorka - Grimnir - Grungni - Malerion - Nagash - Sigmar - Teclis - Tyrion|
|Zodiacal Godbeasts||Argentine - Auroxis - Behemat - Boingob - Chimerac - Dracothion - Fangathrak - Gnorros - Hydragos - Ignax - Kharybtar - Lode-Griffon - Nharvolak - Nyxtor - Ur-Phoenix - Ursricht- Vulcatrix - Vytrix - Ymnog|
|Chaos Gods||Great Horned Rat - Hashut - Khorne - Morghur - Necoho - Nurgle - Slaanesh - Tzeentch|
|Underworld Deities||Brine-God - Stygxxian Goddess of Plenty - Vannah - Xereus|
|Other||Bad Moon - Gazul - Khaine - Kurnoth - Lunaghast - Manarchael - Mathlann - Morrda - Myrmidia - Sotek - Y'ulea|