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Chaos Gods

This section contains information on the Gods that participated in a contest called the Chaos War. (see The Chaos War) These gods are collectively known as The Four or Chaos Undivided.

Name: Khorne, Lord of Battle, King of Skulls
Domain: War, Blood

Khorne is the Chaos god of hate, bloodshed, war, and violent death. Every act of killing gives Khorne power; the more senseless and destructive, the better. His opposite is Slaanesh, due to Khorne's dislike of the other god's effeminate hedonism; in addition, Khorne's value of "death to all" is at odds with Slaanesh's "enjoy life as much as possible through sensual extremes". Khorne is viewed as the mightiest of the four great Chaos powers.

However, it must be noted that Khorne's followers seek not to cause pain - pain is the domain of Slaanesh, as is pleasure. They wish only to kill, because while the blood of their victims strengthens Khorne, their suffering empowers his nemesis.

Khorne himself is seen as a mighty being, clad in brass armor, sitting atop a mighty throne of skulls standing in a sea of blood - the throne is made up of every skull his followers take (as well as the skulls of his fallen champions) and every droplet of blood they spill.

The battle-cry of the followers of Khorne reflects his desire for wanton violence: "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" In the throes of violence, Khorne's followers are also known to bellow, "KILL! MAIM! BURN!" repeatedly while hacking apart their enemies. Also, Khorne's Chosen berserkers often shout "Break their backs!" while in the thick of battle.

Name: Tzeentch, Changer of Ways, Lord of Entropy, The Weaver
Domain: Magic, Change and Plots

Tzeentch, also known as the changer of ways, weaves the threads that connect every action, plot and subtle intrigue in a galaxy wide game of manipulation and subterfuge. At the end of each of these threads lies the ensnared soul of a human puppet; his servants & agents who believe they serve the Lord of Sorcery in mutually beneficial pacts. The truth is that Tzeentch's every action is planned with its ultimate goal as his own establishment as the pre-eminent power in the Warp. Of course, the very nature of the Lord of Entropy is such that, were he to attain this he would still strive for turmoil & change.

Tzeentch exerts his influence in the mortal realm through subtle manipulation and devious ploys. His victims are sorcerers drawn by the promise of forbidden knowledge, politicians lured by the power to outmaneuver their opponents. His power is sorcery, and as all sorcery flows from the fount of the warp, so too is Tzeentch the master of that twisted medium. Tzeentch embodies mutability and change, the drive to evolve and manipulate. This spirit is present in the essence of every living creature from the first division of cells in the womb to the ultimate craving for survival. It is in the hearts of those with the strongest desire to prevail that Tzeentch whispers his insidious promise; offering a means of life eternal to those unwilling to accept death & oblivion as inevitable.

Name: Slaanesh, She Who Thirsts
Domain: Pleasure and Pain, Dark Elves

Slaanesh is the God of lust, excess, decadence, pleasure, perfection, hedonism and painful death. 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. It can however assume any form; male, female, hermaphrodite or asexual, but prefers male bodies. Its sacred number is six. It is known as the Prince of Chaos or Prince of Pleasure.

In the name Slaanesh is a corruption of the Chaos term Slaaneth (Slaa meaning "ecstasy" or "pleasure" and Neth meaning "lord" or "prince"; hence, the Prince of Pleasure).

Slaanesh has a neutral attitude to many of the gods of Chaos, and is generally too caught up in his own pleasures to be interested in alliances and co-operation.

Name: Nurgle, King of Death, Lord of Rot
Domain: Death, Decay and Disease

Nurgle is the God of disease, decay, despair, destruction and rotting death. He is the oldest of the four Chaos gods and is the most involved with the plights of mortals. Many of those affected by his poxes usually turn to him in order to escape the pain caused by sickness. Nurgle is depicted as a large hulking figure covered in oozing sores and vivid marks of decay.

Nurgle also embodies the will of mankind to struggle on no matter what opposes them, albeit perversely. Suffering, death, etc: the human race pushes these things from their minds and tries to forget them by living in the moment. For this reason he, his daemons and followers usually demonstrate a disturbing joy at the pestilence that he inflicts, seeing the plagues as gifts and the cries of their victims as gratitude rather than agony. He is often referred to as "Grandfather Nurgle," "Father Nurgle" or "Papa Nurgle" by his followers because of this paternal stance.

Created by Faelinn Shadowmoon (Leanne Micciche) at 07-10-07 09:54 AM
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