Slaanesh in the Mortal Realms

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For Slaanesh in the World-that-was see: Slaanesh in the World-That-Was.
Slaanesh
Titles Dark Prince
God of Excess
Lord of Pleasure
Type Chaos God
Status Bound
Aspects Decadent Fiend[3]
Relatives Khorne(brother),
Nurgle(brother),
Tzeentch(brother)
Affiliation Chaos
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]

History

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][4]

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.[4]

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.[4] 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.[2]

Personality

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.[2]

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.[4]

Religion

Aspects and Alternate Names

  • Decadent Fiend: A apex defiler, breeder and feaster worshipped by the Slakefrays[3]

Sources

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