Daemons of Slaanesh

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Daemons of Slaanesh
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A Daemonette.
Grand alliance Chaos
Associated factions Hedonites of Slaanesh
Major characters Masque of Slaanesh
Shalaxi Helbane
Syll'Esske
Races Daemonette
Keeper of Secrets
Mounts Steed of Slaanesh
Vehicles Chariots of Slaanesh
Creatures Fiend of Slaanesh
Spell lores Lore of Slaanesh
Forbidden Sorceries of Slaanesh
Endless spells Dreadful Visage
Mesmerising Mirror
Wheels of Excrutiation

Daemons of Slaanesh are a faction of Chaos Daemons given form by Slaanesh, they are living expressions of Slaanesh's repugnant nature.[2a]

Nature

Daemons of Slaanesh are formed from Slaanesh's spiritual essence, they are both repugnant and beautiful in equal measure. Each daemon has a burning need to bathe in every excessive act they can conceive of and wish to bring about that need within their mortal prey. In terms of form the daemons of Slaanesh are often lithe and pale in complexation, the creatures also favour wearing expensive gems, metals and silks, they also consider tanned human skin as a fine form of leather. Daemons of Slaanesh are also ambitious and self-aggrandising, since they do everything they can to increase their standing within the eyes of Slaanesh. This varies from poisoned words, infighting, dark pacts or the pursuit of genuine excellence.

Not only do they cover themselves in jewellery, the autonomy of the creatures is beyond scope, many have multiple arms and appendages which is common within the ranks of these daemons, sometimes their limbs end in razor sharp claws or darting pincers that can easily tear a moral limb from limb. In some cases the daemons may even have tails which they used to wrap around their prey like serpents, squeezing the life from their victim. To a large extent the form of a Daemon of Slaanesh is essentially determined by their own vicious drives and terrible lusts.[2a]

Summoning

The Daemons of Slaanesh are creatures of pure depravity, hence why they are attracted towards it. Commonly a way to summon the daemons of Slaanesh is to fill a surrounding area with the dark notion. This could be done within a feast hall, throne room or even the battlefield. In time, like an animal the creatures would pick up the scent and burst forth into reality to take part in the surrounding delights.[2b]

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Daemons of Slaanesh
Units Chariot of Slaanesh (Exalted Seeker Chariot - Hellflayer of Slaanesh - Hellflayer of Slaanesh) - Daemonette of Slaanesh - Fiend of Slaanesh - Herald of Slaanesh (Bladebringer - Contorted Epitome - Infernal Enrapturess - Viceleader) - Keeper of Secrets (Soulfeaster) - Seeker of Slaanesh - Steed of Slaanesh
Characters Clepsyrian - K'rst'il - Litheclaw - Luxsion - Masque of Slaanesh - Mendeziron - Qular Vo - Shalaxi Helbane - Syll'Esske (Esske - Syll Lewdtongue) - Xia'slae'shesos
Artwork - Miniatures