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  • Slaanesh
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  • When positioning Slaanesh in the pantheon of Chaos Gods, many dwell on his role as the seducer and the fulfiller of sexual gratification. But Slaanesh is far more than a font of base pleasures. If he were, then he would not enjoy the pernicious success of corrupting Old Worlders as he has. Instead, Slaanesh stimulates the imagination. He embodies experience. He is the patron of artists and poets. He engenders the pleasure derived from the aesthetic, and serves as a great inspiration for all who would create and take pleasure from their creations. Slaanesh worms his way into mortal imagining by granting success at one’s labours, artificially providing the fuel that drives the artist to put brush to canvas, pen to parchment.
  • Slaanesh, also known as the Dark Prince, the Prince of Pleasure, the Lord of Excess, the Perfect Prince, and even the Prince of Chaos in the Imperium of Man, the Chaos God of Pleasure, Passion, and Decadence. Lust, pride and self-indulgence are the hallmarks of all who follow him. He is the youngest of the Chaos Gods, having come to full sentience within the Immaterium only during the 30th Millennium.
  • Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Dark God dedicated to the pursuit of earthly gratification and the overthrow of all decent behaviour, as well as hedonism and pleasure for its own sake. He is the God of Obsession, the Master of Excess in All Things, from gluttony to lust to megalomania. Wherever mortals are ruled by their own unquenchable desires, the Dark Prince of Chaos is there in the shadows, whispering, tempting, and feasting on a banquet of souls. But this is true in all things, not just carnal pleasures. Those who desire to indulge in the finest culinary delights, the most beautiful artworks, even the most sensual clothing, could all be amongst Slaanesh’s disciples. Just as importantly, Slaanesh is also the god of perfection. The singer striving for the most beautiful song or t
  • Slaanesh, also known as the Dark Prince of Ecstacy, is one of the four gods of Chaos Undivided in Games Workshop's Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. He is the god of pleasure, passion and decadence, but also the god of perfection. Slaanesh, unlike his brothers, isn't technically male. Slaanesh's true form is female on the right and male on the left, with to horns growing from his head. However, he prefers to take the form most pleasing to the person in front of him. Like his brothers, his true form is based on his domain of the mind. Khorne is a bloody and violent warrior, Tzeentch is a creature that defies mortal logic, Nurgle is a bloated creature infected by millions of diseases and Slaanesh is the most beautiful creature one could possibly see. Slaanesh's followers are a mix of the perverte
  • In the fictional universes of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, Slaanesh (pronounced "sla-a-nesh") is one of the four major Chaos gods. Slaanesh is depicted, in both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy as the youngest of the four major gods. Like the other Chaos gods, Slaanesh grew from a single survivalist emotion: pleasure. Slaanesh is the Chaos god of excess, hedonism, pride, aestheticism, self indulgence, sensualism.
  • Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Power of Chaos dedicated to the pursuit of hedonistic pleasures and the overthow of all codes of decent behaviour. He reigns in a vast and luxuriously appointed palace in the void, where favoured followers litter the floors, indulging themselves in all forms of perverse pleasures of the flesh.
  • Alias No information Origin No information Occupation No information Powers/Skills No information Hobby No information Goals No information Type of Villain No information Slaanesh is the name given to the malevolent chaos deity of lust, excess, pleasure, perfection and hedonism. Slaanesh typically appears in a form which is female on the right side and male on the left with two sets of horns rising from its flowing golden hair, however it can assume any form or gender it pleases.
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  • Deity, Thrill Seeker
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  • Unknown
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  • Warhammer
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  • Assuming any gender of form it pleases
  • Creating Keepers of Secrets
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  • The Great Serpent
  • The Great Enemy
  • Lord of Dark Delights
  • Prince of Chaos
  • Prince of Excess
  • Prince of Pleasure
  • She Who Is Not Named
  • She Who Thirsts
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  • Engaging in things it finds pleasurable
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  • Chaos God
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  • Slaanesh
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  • When positioning Slaanesh in the pantheon of Chaos Gods, many dwell on his role as the seducer and the fulfiller of sexual gratification. But Slaanesh is far more than a font of base pleasures. If he were, then he would not enjoy the pernicious success of corrupting Old Worlders as he has. Instead, Slaanesh stimulates the imagination. He embodies experience. He is the patron of artists and poets. He engenders the pleasure derived from the aesthetic, and serves as a great inspiration for all who would create and take pleasure from their creations. Slaanesh worms his way into mortal imagining by granting success at one’s labours, artificially providing the fuel that drives the artist to put brush to canvas, pen to parchment. Of course, such sensibilities also extend to the physical. The experiences of the mind and the satiation of mental desires inspire deeper and darker urgings. Slaanesh erects new cravings by numbing the senses, requiring his thralls to seek out new and stranger experiences to achieve the same thrill as that first experienced. When the pleasures of the artistic endeavour begin to pale, his subjects turn to the physical to receive the same excitement, the same sensations as before. In a sense, the path of the Despoiler is a slippery slope. The more one probes the glistening pleasures found in this God, the greater the need to receive the new heights of passion. Those who serve the Serpent for long abandon the sense of restriction imposed by social norms. What was once pleasurable becomes mundane, and his followers must look to stranger and more depraved acts to fulfil their cravings. Soon, even the most carnal of experiences lose their sheen, and so his followers look to the sensations of sweet agony to make them feel anything at all. Decadence blooms into perversion, perversion becomes abomination, until all that’s left is the all-consuming and throbbing urge to feel anything… anything at all. Slaanesh appears as a humanoid with hermaphroditic traits—male on the left side and female on the right. Unlike the other Gods of Chaos, Slaanesh possesses an unholy beauty, stunning and glorious on one hand, and utterly disturbing and unnatural on the other. His hair flows like pure, rippling gold, pierced by two pairs of blackened horns that rise out from his forehead. He dresses in a shimmering shirt of mail, fringed with velvets and jewels of untold decadence and beauty. In his right hand, Slaanesh bears a magical jade sceptre, which he claims is his most prized treasure. His hold in the void of Chaos is vast and luxurious, where followers and Daemons alike cavort in orgies and feasts of vile, yet exquisite-tasting, food. Slaanesh’s minions are always erotic and strangely alluring, yet blended with disgusting mutation or disfigurement.
  • Slaanesh, also known as the Dark Prince of Ecstacy, is one of the four gods of Chaos Undivided in Games Workshop's Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. He is the god of pleasure, passion and decadence, but also the god of perfection. Slaanesh, unlike his brothers, isn't technically male. Slaanesh's true form is female on the right and male on the left, with to horns growing from his head. However, he prefers to take the form most pleasing to the person in front of him. Like his brothers, his true form is based on his domain of the mind. Khorne is a bloody and violent warrior, Tzeentch is a creature that defies mortal logic, Nurgle is a bloated creature infected by millions of diseases and Slaanesh is the most beautiful creature one could possibly see. Slaanesh's followers are a mix of the perverted and depraved, but also of those seeking perfection. A chef seeking the perfect recipe, an artist who wishes to make the most beautiful work of art or a designer who wants to make the best clothes on the market, among others are some of his greatest followers. On a side note, Slaanesh is responsible for the Fall of the Eldar in 40k, having killed most of the Eldar gods during that dark day, as well as many psykers (futuristic mages) across the universe. Slaanesh now feasts on the souls of the Eldar, leading the race to protect itself in many ways. One force of the Eldar, known as the Harlequins, is protected by the laughing god Cegorach himself, leading Slaanesh into many battles with the last Eldar god to possess both freedom and a complete body for these souls. Also, his name is a corruption of the Eldar term "Slaaneth". "Slaa" translates to "ecstacy" or "pleasure" while "Neth" translates to "lord" or "prince", hence his title of Prince of Ecstacy. However, the Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "She who Thirsts", unlike us humans.
  • In the fictional universes of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, Slaanesh (pronounced "sla-a-nesh") is one of the four major Chaos gods. Slaanesh is depicted, in both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy as the youngest of the four major gods. Like the other Chaos gods, Slaanesh grew from a single survivalist emotion: pleasure. Slaanesh is the Chaos god of excess, hedonism, pride, aestheticism, self indulgence, sensualism. Slaanesh is described as taking many forms, be they female or male, even hermaphroditic or androgynous. As such, Slaanesh is also known as the Dark Prince or the Prince of Excess (by most), as well as She Who Thirsts or the Great Enemy (by the Eldar). In some cases, Slaanesh is said to be neither male or female, and yet both. Slaanesh will often take the form of whatever being is the most arousing to the mortal it blesses with its presence. In any case, Slaanesh is always unnaturally beautiful, and irresistible to mortals when viewed by them. Slaanesh is generally regarded as being male, with the notable exception that the Eldar race of Warhammer 40,000 refers to Slaanesh as a female. Slaanesh is said to favor the number six. The correct adjective to indicate individuals and events related to this Chaos god is "Slaaneshi". The original Realm of Chaos tome Slaves to Darkness (which remains the best and most comprehensive body of reference on the cult of Slaanesh) states that Slaanesh's real form is said to be a statuesque hermaphrodite with the right side of the body being female and the left side being male. Slaanesh is depicted as being endowed with a large mane of hair from which protrude a double set of bull-like horns (one larger and a smaller one inside the first pair).Of all the Gods of the Ruinous Powers, Slaanesh alone stands perfect - long-limbed, beautiful and elegant with hauntingly perfect features that no one, mortal or otherwise, could resist. Slaanesh is also said to wield at all time an arcane golden wand. The wand serves as receptacle of much of Slaanesh's awesome power and is the Chaos deity's greatest treasure. Slaanesh is opposed by the Chaos God Khorne. Slaaneshi act inwardly by enjoying every experience and every act; whereas Khornates act outwardly through rage-fuelled violence. Khorne detests Slaanesh's decadence, where Slaanesh detests Khorne as crude and deeply unsophisticated. In both game settings, this relationship affects the armies dedicated to either god.
  • Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Dark God dedicated to the pursuit of earthly gratification and the overthrow of all decent behaviour, as well as hedonism and pleasure for its own sake. He is the God of Obsession, the Master of Excess in All Things, from gluttony to lust to megalomania. Wherever mortals are ruled by their own unquenchable desires, the Dark Prince of Chaos is there in the shadows, whispering, tempting, and feasting on a banquet of souls. But this is true in all things, not just carnal pleasures. Those who desire to indulge in the finest culinary delights, the most beautiful artworks, even the most sensual clothing, could all be amongst Slaanesh’s disciples. Just as importantly, Slaanesh is also the god of perfection. The singer striving for the most beautiful song or the warrior who seeks the perfect fighting techniques, both could be devotees of Slaanesh. Slaanesh was given life by the immorality and hubris of the ancient Eldar empire. As their empire reached its zenith, the Eldar became lost in their own decadence, for they experience sensation and emotion to a far greater degree than any other intelligent species of the galaxy. The capabilities of their highly advanced technology meant that the Eldar did not need to labour or wage war. Instead, they were able to dedicate their lives to whatever idle pursuits took their fancy. Over several generations, this indolence came to rule and pervert their spirits. In the Immaterium, the collective psychic reflections of their indolence and hedonism caused a new Chaos Power to stir, beginning in the 25th Millennium of the Terran calendar. Created by one species' pure dedication to indulgence, the first motes of what would become Slaanesh began to coalesce. The dormant Slaanesh fed upon the unchecked collective psyche of the Eldar, drawing on their lusts and ambitions, their artistry and pursuit of excellence in all things. In turn, as Slaanesh grew, its nascent dreams trickled into the minds of the Eldar and fuelled their desires, pushing them ever onwards towards their eventual doom. Eventually, the Eldar civilisation devolved into little more than pleasure cults dedicated to every act of physical, mental and spiritual fulfillment. Blood stained the statuary of their plazas as crowds of drug-addled maniacs sated their violent desires in the streets of the Eldar homeworlds. On one particularly depraved night, the debauchery reached a terrible crescendo that tore out the heart of the Eldar empire and left it ravaged beyond recovery. The Fall of the Eldar in the early 30th Millennium was signalled by the birth-scream of Slaanesh, a tsunami of emotion that heralded the Prince of Pleasure arrival in the Realm of Chaos. The psychic implosion caused by Slaanesh's birth swallowed hundreds of worlds at the heart of the Eldar empire in what is now the Imperium of Man's Segmentum Obscurus, killing billions of Eldar in a single instant and devouring a great section of the galaxy in the process. Such was its ferocity that it overwhelmed the barrier between the material and the immaterial, forming the massive, permanent Warp rift later named by men as the Eye of Terror. Rampant and hungry, Slaanesh devoured the minds and souls of the Eldar, and across the galaxy, that ancient race was almost wiped out. Slaanesh slew most of the Eldar and their Gods in the Immaterium, except for the Eldar God of War Kaela Mensha Khaine, whose energy was dispersed into many separate pieces scattered across the various Infinity Circuits of the Eldar Craftworlds, the Laughing God Cegorach, who fled into the Labyrinthine Dimension of the Webway, and while Isha was defeated, she was not destroyed outright and absorbed by Slaanesh like the rest of the Eldar Pantheon after his birth during the Fall of the Eldar. Slaanesh vanquished her as he had all of the other Eldar Gods within the Warp, but only took her prisoner rather than absorbing her energies outright. What fell purpose Slaanesh had in keeping Isha alive, none amongst the Eldar now know, but the Prince of Pleasure was ultimately denied his spoils: for some reason Nurgle, the Plague Lord, waged war against Slaanesh to "rescue" the Eldar Goddess. Why Grandfather Nurgle intervened is unclear, although some Eldar savants believe that the oldest of the major Chaos Gods wanted to give the youngest amongst them a good lesson about his proper place in the order of things. What is known is that Nurgle's daemonic forces proved victorious and he took the Eldar Goddess back to his domain in the Realm of Chaos. Only a relative few Eldar survived Slaanesh's birth-feast. Other Eldar survivors included the Harlequin, and those Craftworld Eldar who were very far away from the Eldar homeworlds when the Warp rift formed. Most of the survivors that remain have become sworn enemies of the Dark Prince, and yet a few of them have formed isolated cabals that still behave as their ancestors did, perversely following the downward spiral of excess. That is how events are viewed from the chronology of the material universe. In the Warp, things are different, for the Immaterium is not bound by linear four-dimensional time, and events do not occur in a strict sequence of cause and effect. As his rival gods reckon it, Slaanesh has always existed in the Warp, and yet has never existed at all. Some say that is it impossible for mortals to look upon the divine face of Slaanesh without losing their soul to him, for all who see it become willing slaves to the whims of the Dark Prince, embracing his ways with wild abandon. The mere knowledge of Slaanesh's existence can cause a world to topple into corruption and hidden depravity. Not even the agents of the Inquisition know for sure how far his influence spreads, for wherever the lust for power and temporal gain exists, the talons of Slaanesh dig deep. Despite their best efforts, it is almost certain that the Imperium is rotten to the core, just as the Eldar empire was before it. How long before it succumbs to a similar fate?
  • Slaanesh, also known as the Dark Prince, the Prince of Pleasure, the Lord of Excess, the Perfect Prince, and even the Prince of Chaos in the Imperium of Man, the Chaos God of Pleasure, Passion, and Decadence. Lust, pride and self-indulgence are the hallmarks of all who follow him. He is the youngest of the Chaos Gods, having come to full sentience within the Immaterium only during the 30th Millennium. While generally referred to as a "he" by humans and as a female by the Eldar, Slaanesh is actually neither gender, combining characteristics of both and perfecting them. Slaanesh typically appears in an androgynous form in which it is a woman on the right side and a man on the left with two sets of devilish horns growing from its head. Slaanesh can assume any form; male, female, hermaphrodite or no gender at all. Its sacred number is six and the colours associated with Slaanesh are purple, pink and black. The name Slaanesh is a corruption of the Eldar term Slaaneth (Slaa meaning "ecstasy" or "pleasure" and Neth meaning "lord" or "prince" in the Eldar Lexicon; hence, the Prince of Pleasure), though ironically, the Eldar refer to this foul entity only as "She Who Thirsts." Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Dark God dedicated to the pursuit of earthly gratification and the overthrow of all decent behaviour, as well as hedonism and pleasure for its own sake. He is the God of Obsession, the Master of Excess in All Things, from gluttony to lust to megalomania. Wherever mortals are ruled by their own unquenchable desires, the Dark Prince of Chaos is there in the shadows, whispering, tempting, and feasting on a banquet of souls.
  • Alias No information Origin No information Occupation No information Powers/Skills No information Hobby No information Goals No information Type of Villain No information Slaanesh is the name given to the malevolent chaos deity of lust, excess, pleasure, perfection and hedonism. Slaanesh typically appears in a form which is female on the right side and male on the left with two sets of horns rising from its flowing golden hair, however it can assume any form or gender it pleases. It is also known by a multitude of titles such as the Prince of Chaos, Prince of Excess, Prince of Pleasure and Lord of Dark Delights. To the Eldar, who do not name the god, it is referred to only by the Lovecraftian titles of She Who Thirsts, She Who Is Not Named, The Great Enemy, The Great Serpent and so forth. The name Slaanesh derives from Slaaneth - the god's name in the language of Chaos, (Slaa meaning "ecstasy", "pleasure", etc, Neth meaning "lord of", "master of", or "prince of"; hence, the Prince of Pleasure). The correct adjective of things associated with Slaanesh (such as its worshippers) is "Slaaneshi". Slaanesh was fully born at the moment of the Fall of the Eldar. The birth of Slaanesh created the Eye of Terror and slew most of the Eldar except those far enough away from the Eldar homeworlds to escape. This event also slew many of the Eldar Gods.
  • Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Power of Chaos dedicated to the pursuit of hedonistic pleasures and the overthow of all codes of decent behaviour. He reigns in a vast and luxuriously appointed palace in the void, where favoured followers litter the floors, indulging themselves in all forms of perverse pleasures of the flesh. Slaanesh takes the form of a bisexual humanoid, male on the left side and female on the right, with an unearthy, unnatural, and almost disturbing beauty. Two pairs of horns rise from his/her flowing golden hair and he/she dresses in a mail shirt fringed with velvet. His/her right hand holds the magical jade sceptre which is his/her greatest treasure.
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