Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cryptogram: Harlequin Troupe for the Cypher System

"A Harlequin, known in the Eldar Lexicon as a Rillietann, is a member of a very distinct sub-group of the Eldar race that belongs to none of the existing Eldar sub-races, including the Craftworld Eldar, the Exodites or the Dark Eldar. They are the keepers of the Black Library and serve the enigmatic Eldar deity called the Laughing God. The Harlequins see no distinction between art and war, and their outlook can best be explained by reference to the legend of the Fall; one of their self-appointed duties is to keep this legend alive through their performances. The central figure of Harlequin belief is Cegorach, the Great Harlequin –- also known as the Laughing God. None truly know how this strange being survived the birth of Slaanesh where the other Eldar gods did not. However, every Harlequin is firm in the belief that Cegorach escaped into the bounds of the webway, existing there still behind myriad disguises and mocking She Who Thirsts from behind the veil. The Laughing God is the only authority that the Harlequins recognise, and their every deed is thought to be in furtherance of his own inscrutable agenda."





HARLEQUIN TROUPE 5 (15)


Motive: Serve the Laughing God
Environment: Anywhere
Health: 15
Damage Inflicted: 5
Armor: 3
Movement: Long
Modifications: Speed defense 6
Combat: Space marines who continue to serve the Imperium when their body fails.

Power Sword: They inflict 3 damage that ignore armor.
Kiss: Instead of inflicting damage, their target moves one step down the Damage Track.
Use: The harlequins believe the ruins the characters are exploring hides an portal to the webways.
Loot: A dead harlequin troupe has 1 cyphers.

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