Eidolon of Mathlann

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Idolised echoes of a bygone era, the Eidolons of Mathlann are summoned to life in times of dire need. They are no divine avatar, however, but collective manifestations of the ancestral souls of the Idoneth Deepkin, wrapped in an image of a lost aelven god. There are two known forms that which the Eidolons take; that of a raging storm, and that of the sea.[1a]

Creation

The predecessors of the Idoneth worshipped Mathlann, yet it is no spark of the divine that creates the Eidolons, for their ancient Sea God is dead, slain by Slaanesh whilst trying to protect the souls that would one day be reformed into the Idoneth. The supernatural might of the Eidolons is not power drawn from a deity, but rather energies from the Idoneth's past; specifically from the chorrileums, living coral reefs where the Idoneth store the souls of their dead. In times of need, the enclave's leaders sanction the disturbance of the dead, summoning an Eidolon.[1a]

Bound together by need, the spirits form a gestalt of consciousness. This is instinctive to them, as they strike out against the foes of the Idoneth. Should an Eidolon's power fail, or should it be felled in combat, then the souls lent to form it will be lost forever.[1a]

Aspect of the Storm

When an Eidolon of Mathlann is summoned in the aspect of the storm, it appears swelling like a tidal wave before crashing into the foe; it is the power of the sea as a destroyer, a manifestation of anger that has been pent up so long that its release is as unstoppable as the tides themselves.[1a]

In this form, the Eidolon's mere presence is enough to drench nearby Idoneth with a fierce fury, and an urge to lay low their enemies. Its spear – known as a mighty fuathtar – crackles with power, for like it's user it is composed wholly of epherma, it's blade honed by thousands of years of suppressed fury and crackling with energy. In its other hand, the Eidolon wields a barbed crulhook, with which it snares foes before dragging them into the deeps. Up rises the living tempest, before swooping down, crashing and reforming to dive once more.[1a]

Aspect of the Sea

In the aspect of the sea, an Eidolon of Mathlann is more controlled than the rage-blinded aspect of the storm, more Isharann than Akhelian. Yet, this becalmed demeanour in no way suggests it possesses a lesser degree of power; indeed, it is more like a placid ocean surface - it seems calm and placid, but belies dormant energies that lie beneath. Gazimg upon this aspect of the Eidolon evokes a feeling akin to standing upon the edge of the abyss itself.[1a]

With a sweep of it's sceptre, an Eidolon in this form can summon cloying sea mists, release golden energies into the currents of the ethersea to rejuvenate the Idoneth's wounded, amongst other less offensive magic. However, the Eidolon can turn its power to far deadlier purpose; keening notes lull even the most bloodthirsty warriors into a mystic slumber from which they never wake, waves of despair leave the weak-willed helpless and fill the brave with paralysing doubt, while sudden whirls of terror amid the ethereal surf send mighty warriors fleeing for their lives.[1a]

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Idoneth Deepkin
Units Akhelian (Allopex - Emissary - Ishlaen Guard - King - Leviadon - Ma'harr - Morrsarr Guard) - Bond-Beast (Allopex - Deepmare - Druilfish - Fangmora Eel - Fuiadon - Leviadon - Luminar Fish - Ochtar - Rakerdart - Scryfish - Stórá) - Eidolon of Mathlann (Sea - Storm) - Isharann (Chorralus - Embailor - Soulrender - Soulscryer - Soul Warden - Tidecaster - Tru'heas) - Namarti (Thrall - Reaver - Void Drummer)
Characters Aemorthis - Anaer - Calohaire - Ēodrain - Gwyth Banrionic - Giléan Six-Eyes - Glorian - Guethen - Lágethé - Laramé - Lotann - Lurien Soultaker - Morogai - Namariel - Radharcith - Ubraich - Urael - Vágös - Vanglyr Fellglaive - Volturnos
Enclaves Aighmar - Briomdar - Dhom-hain - Dwy-Hor - Elgaen - Fuethán - Guethen - Ilmeth - Ionrach - Khaphtar - Laebreans - Morladron - Motlynian - Mor'phann - Nautilar - Túrach - Ymmerloc
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