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Warhammer Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader - turn-based Warhammer 40k RPG from Owlcat Games

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In the original RT book, there aren't any pictures of Eldar without their masks on. I think the first images of Eldar faces were from the 40k Compendium (which is also when Space Marines first got their Toughness 4 upgrade).

During that, Jes Goodwin did the designs for the first 'proper' iteration of the Craftworld Eldar:

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Physically, they looked very similar to WFB elves, but just wore more makeup.
 
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Which is weird to me, because Eldar were supposed to look like this :

Eldar_Warlock.jpg

I blame video games for turning them into hot elves instead of freaky aliens with pointy ears.

Edit : should be fixed now. I dunno why it broke, it was working when I posted it.

TBH fam, I am pretty sure that in this day and age, many people would hit that shit hard. But I certainly do agree that Eldar moved towards more human-like looks over the years. Its the basic market principle in action I guess - people want fap material and people will get it.

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I wouldnt be surprised if there was a lot of non-consentual fucking done by Dark Eldar with their captives though...

Read Nightbringer by Graham McNeill, it starts with
some dark eldar whore fucking a man paralyzed by toxins, and gore and other cool things only escalate the further it goes, also the dark eldar trilogy about Commoragh, but I don't exactly remember a lot of fucking there, and that's the official side. I wouldn't even go into fanfiction about dark eldar - I read some really disturbing fucked up shit produced by fans, and I consider myself something of a connossieur in regards to fucked up shit.

Anyway, there is a lot of HERESY in this thread, you should all start praising the Emperor right this instant. Or else.

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ABELARD WERSERIAN: A MAN OF HIS DUTY

Rogue Traders are the bright stars of the Koronus Expanse. They traverse the void, conquering savage worlds, hunting ancient treasures, and bringing the Light of the Emperor to the wild frontier. Their great minds are focused on major tasks (or distracted by the pleasures that the lavish lifestyle of Imperial nobility brings… but that's another matter). In any case, each Rogue Trader needs a trusted person to handle the not-so-great tasks, like keeping the colonial governments on all those conquered worlds from falling apart, or turning all those ancient treasures into actual profit. Enter the Seneschal.

Seneschal.jpg


Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Decades later, Abelard, as the Rogue Trader's right hand, remains vigilant against threats to the von Valancius trade empire. Time and its tribulations have turned his hair gray and his demeanor even more difficult than it was in his Navy days. And yet Abelard is still one of the most reliable of the Rogue Trader's crew, fiercely loyal to the trade empire he helped to build and operate. Anything that endangers this precious creation he views as a personal threat. And these dangers are many, for great and fearsome powers lurk in the depths of the Koronus Expanse. Is there still enough strength in the aging Seneschal’s hands to hold the trade empire together and protect it from ruin?

https://owlcat.games/news/72
 
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I mean there sure were all kinds of fan-fics about dudes fucking hot Eldar bitches, but I am not quite sure whether anything remotly official ever went that way. There was the case of Inquisitor Czevak, who lived on the craftworld Ilyanden for a long time on an ivitation of a Farseer, though even there I am not aware that there was anything like that going on. I wouldnt be surprised if there was a lot of non-consentual fucking done by Dark Eldar with their captives though...
Right, Eldar consider Humans as little above primitive and violent apes so any thought of romance between them disgusts arrogant space elves. We'll see.
TBH fam, I am pretty sure that in this day and age, many people would hit that shit hard. But I certainly do agree that Eldar moved towards more human-like looks over the years. Its the basic market principle in action I guess - people want fap material and people will get it.
Nothing wrong with titillation and "objectification" of women.
Which is weird to me, because Eldar were supposed to look like this :

Eldar_Warlock.jpg

I blame video games for turning them into hot elves instead of freaky aliens with pointy ears.

Edit : should be fixed now. I dunno why it broke, it was working when I posted it.
Well, considering increasingly woke entertainment and game development, your wish of ugly and creepy Eldar will be granted in the Rogue trader. I see nothing wrong with sexualisation of women anywhere in entertainment anyway. "Male gaze" is awesome.
This farseer is almost classic Tolkien elf.
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ABELARD WERSERIAN: A MAN OF HIS DUTY

Rogue Traders are the bright stars of the Koronus Expanse. They traverse the void, conquering savage worlds, hunting ancient treasures, and bringing the Light of the Emperor to the wild frontier. Their great minds are focused on major tasks (or distracted by the pleasures that the lavish lifestyle of Imperial nobility brings… but that's another matter). In any case, each Rogue Trader needs a trusted person to handle the not-so-great tasks, like keeping the colonial governments on all those conquered worlds from falling apart, or turning all those ancient treasures into actual profit. Enter the Seneschal.

Seneschal.jpg


Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Decades later, Abelard, as the Rogue Trader's right hand, remains vigilant against threats to the von Valancius trade empire. Time and its tribulations have turned his hair gray and his demeanor even more difficult than it was in his Navy days. And yet Abelard is still one of the most reliable of the Rogue Trader's crew, fiercely loyal to the trade empire he helped to build and operate. Anything that endangers this precious creation he views as a personal threat. And these dangers are many, for great and fearsome powers lurk in the depths of the Koronus Expanse. Is there still enough strength in the aging Seneschal’s hands to hold the trade empire together and protect it from ruin?

https://owlcat.games/news/72

Old man as advisor? Do I dare hope?
 

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ABELARD WERSERIAN: A MAN OF HIS DUTY

Rogue Traders are the bright stars of the Koronus Expanse. They traverse the void, conquering savage worlds, hunting ancient treasures, and bringing the Light of the Emperor to the wild frontier. Their great minds are focused on major tasks (or distracted by the pleasures that the lavish lifestyle of Imperial nobility brings… but that's another matter). In any case, each Rogue Trader needs a trusted person to handle the not-so-great tasks, like keeping the colonial governments on all those conquered worlds from falling apart, or turning all those ancient treasures into actual profit. Enter the Seneschal.

Seneschal.jpg


Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Decades later, Abelard, as the Rogue Trader's right hand, remains vigilant against threats to the von Valancius trade empire. Time and its tribulations have turned his hair gray and his demeanor even more difficult than it was in his Navy days. And yet Abelard is still one of the most reliable of the Rogue Trader's crew, fiercely loyal to the trade empire he helped to build and operate. Anything that endangers this precious creation he views as a personal threat. And these dangers are many, for great and fearsome powers lurk in the depths of the Koronus Expanse. Is there still enough strength in the aging Seneschal’s hands to hold the trade empire together and protect it from ruin?

https://owlcat.games/news/72

Old man as advisor? Do I dare hope?
He's a companion, fully in your party.
 

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ABELARD WERSERIAN: A MAN OF HIS DUTY

Rogue Traders are the bright stars of the Koronus Expanse. They traverse the void, conquering savage worlds, hunting ancient treasures, and bringing the Light of the Emperor to the wild frontier. Their great minds are focused on major tasks (or distracted by the pleasures that the lavish lifestyle of Imperial nobility brings… but that's another matter). In any case, each Rogue Trader needs a trusted person to handle the not-so-great tasks, like keeping the colonial governments on all those conquered worlds from falling apart, or turning all those ancient treasures into actual profit. Enter the Seneschal.

Seneschal.jpg


Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Decades later, Abelard, as the Rogue Trader's right hand, remains vigilant against threats to the von Valancius trade empire. Time and its tribulations have turned his hair gray and his demeanor even more difficult than it was in his Navy days. And yet Abelard is still one of the most reliable of the Rogue Trader's crew, fiercely loyal to the trade empire he helped to build and operate. Anything that endangers this precious creation he views as a personal threat. And these dangers are many, for great and fearsome powers lurk in the depths of the Koronus Expanse. Is there still enough strength in the aging Seneschal’s hands to hold the trade empire together and protect it from ruin?

https://owlcat.games/news/72

Old man as advisor? Do I dare hope?
He's a companion, fully in your party.
If he's based like Regill it's permaslot for my party
 

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Theodora von Valancius,

Guess this is your PC mother.

Aberlard will probably serve as your mentor in this game. Sounds like this game wants to tell a much more personal story.
 
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ABELARD WERSERIAN: A MAN OF HIS DUTY

Rogue Traders are the bright stars of the Koronus Expanse. They traverse the void, conquering savage worlds, hunting ancient treasures, and bringing the Light of the Emperor to the wild frontier. Their great minds are focused on major tasks (or distracted by the pleasures that the lavish lifestyle of Imperial nobility brings… but that's another matter). In any case, each Rogue Trader needs a trusted person to handle the not-so-great tasks, like keeping the colonial governments on all those conquered worlds from falling apart, or turning all those ancient treasures into actual profit. Enter the Seneschal.

Seneschal.jpg


Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Decades later, Abelard, as the Rogue Trader's right hand, remains vigilant against threats to the von Valancius trade empire. Time and its tribulations have turned his hair gray and his demeanor even more difficult than it was in his Navy days. And yet Abelard is still one of the most reliable of the Rogue Trader's crew, fiercely loyal to the trade empire he helped to build and operate. Anything that endangers this precious creation he views as a personal threat. And these dangers are many, for great and fearsome powers lurk in the depths of the Koronus Expanse. Is there still enough strength in the aging Seneschal’s hands to hold the trade empire together and protect it from ruin?

https://owlcat.games/news/72

Seneschal is an actual class from PnP Rogue Trader - he is basicaly a spymaster, a highly social oriented class that is meant to network and gain intel. Its good to see they are sticking to the existing classes.
 

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Well, considering increasingly woke entertainment and game development, your wish of ugly and creepy Eldar will be granted in the Rogue trader. I see nothing wrong with sexualisation of women anywhere in entertainment anyway. "Male gaze" is awesome.
This farseer is almost classic Tolkien elf.
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Oh don't get me wrong, I like sexy.
Just not in a setting where the premise is that aliens are out to wipe out humanity and are seen as unnatural.
Kind of hard to get a guardsmen to fear and hate the xenos when he's popping a boner.

Iirc, Eldar are supposed to have an uncanny valley thing going on about them where they look human, but there's something off about them that's unsettling to most humans.
 

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Oh don't get me wrong, I like sexy.
Just not in a setting where the premise is that aliens are out to wipe out humanity and are seen as unnatural.
Kind of hard to get a guardsmen to fear and hate the xenos when he's popping a boner.

Iirc, Eldar are supposed to have an uncanny valley thing going on about them where they look human, but there's something off about them that's unsettling to most humans.

But the Eldar essentially created Slaanesh, the Prince of Pleasure, by the power of their own debauchery!

And the obstructive boner is part of their plan to wipe out humanity. It makes perfect sense.
 

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Oh don't get me wrong, I like sexy.
Just not in a setting where the premise is that aliens are out to wipe out humanity and are seen as unnatural.
Kind of hard to get a guardsmen to fear and hate the xenos when he's popping a boner.

Iirc, Eldar are supposed to have an uncanny valley thing going on about them where they look human, but there's something off about them that's unsettling to most humans.
Understood. Agreed, W40k is not a setting for sexy or romances, after all it was created for wargames/miniature collection. Eldar and Tau are most friendly races for the Imperium and humans will gladly kill them with fire, we love the setting for other things. The guardsmen will love anything their kommissar tells them to love.
 

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Just not in a setting where the premise is that aliens are out to wipe out humanity and are seen as unnatural.
Kind of hard to get a guardsmen to fear and hate the xenos when he's popping a boner.
It's precisely because the guardsman's natural inclination when encountering an Eldar slut is to pop a boner that it's important to teach him to hate the xenos. Base instincts can be overcome by discipline.
 

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There's your straight white male companion, are you happy now?

Decades ago, the diligent and imperious Abelard Werserian was first officer on a cruiser voidship, until fate intervened in the form of Theodora von Valancius, an eccentric, wayward Rogue Trader. Different as night and day, the pair learned to appreciate and respect each other during a joint operation between Navis Imperialis and Rogue Trader forces. Impressed, Theodora claimed Abelard as her new Seneschal – a position that confers the highest honors, as well as the greatest burdens.

Too bad Theodora didn't live long enough to see Owlcat reference her in their latest game. (edit: good news, she did)
 
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Eldar and Tau are most friendly races for the Imperium and humans will gladly kill them with fire, we love the setting for other things.
Thing is "most friendly races" are not really friendly towards the Imperium.
 

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