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Asdrubael Vect
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Aurelia Malys
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Logan Frost

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PostSubject: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:27 am

Since the storm is gathering (part deux) and Khain's Gate won't hold up forever it's time to pick your poison.

Exclusively fluff-wise which one is your favorite scheming psycopath, and why he/she should rule over Commorragh?
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 am

I chose Vect. Whenever I think of DE I think of his 3rd Ed. picture in the codex with him sitting on his Dais. He is the Dark Eldar. Heck, his name is Supreme Overlord. He's been reigning for 10k+ years, killed millions, and is a master strategist as he has had countless assassin attempts and still standing (sitting?) as the ruler of Commoragh.

I am excited if he is in fact getting a model because we need him. I feel our book is incomplete without him in there. Not because he will most likely be a Lord of War and we do not have one like almost everyone else, but because he is so much of our fluff. He makes DE an army I like more because he is in there. I hope we do get him and with the power level of some other characters and things coming out, it feels like he will a great addition.

On the contrary, I find Malys very fun and with the "End Times" coming, it could be her time to step in and lead or be the face of our book. i have been playing DE since the SM/DE boxset and have never looked back. I like the diversity in characters, but if Malys wants to come in and be that constant person to continue butting heads (or uglies?) with Vect I am down.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:49 am

OG Vect all the way; better the despot you know.

However I would much rather have Malys taking a greater role in the gathering storm, possibly to ultimately get an edge over the supreme overlord and generally shake things up.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:27 am

I try to stay away from Commorragh as much as possible, only returning for trade. Maybe I can build my own little heaven in the Webway or capture my own little maiden world and twist it until it fits my needs.

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Logan Frost

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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:42 am

I find Vect to be a bit too much of a caricature.
He feels like a comic book villain, and a badly written one, with too many overused tropes, he is basically Spartacus turned Vito Corleone turned Doctor Doom. Now, I realize that every character in GW lore is a bundle of tropes, but some are more then others. I put Vect on pair with Rowboat Girlyman.
He suffer from too much background written by a 12 years old.

Malys, on the other hand, feels more well written, maybe because less is written about her, and don't suffer from trope exhaustion.
Also I like to thing her battle of wits with the creature in the webway like Vizzini vs The Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Gun to my head, Malys. She's in bed with Cegorach, and I like Eldar unity.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:56 pm

My painting scheme is black heart, so vect is the obvious choice for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:15 am

@Jimsolo wrote:
Gun to my head, Malys. She's in bed with Cegorach, and I like Eldar unity.

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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:29 pm

All hail the Supreme Overlord. We reside in Vect's City of Commorragh. We work in the Kabal framework set by example by the Supreme Overlord.

And of course, we all know what happens to Archons who reach beyond their means (looking at that Kabal of the White Flame). I for one, will report all the nay-sayers to the Supreme Overlord (and hopefully get a choice spot on his next raid Wink )

But seriously, I just dont see him being good on Tabletop. Malays can possibly be a CC beast (but so is Drahzar, and nobody runs him), and for the right point cost may be OK. Vect will cost 250 pts, be T3 and S3. Even with EW I highly doubt he will be competitive in the current META of scattbikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:19 pm

I like both for different reasons.

I agree with the statements that Vect is the Dark Eldar. I also agree with the statements that Vect was once portrayed as a very one dimensional character akin to a saturday morning super villain. Just how the Talon of Horus changed alot of views on how people saw Abaddon though, Path of the Archon (and the rest of the trilogy) showed Vect in a new light. In all honesty, I find Vect to be a boring supreme overlord... until he's challenged. Once he's challenged, then you grow some respect on just how clever and powerful he is.

Malys on the other hand... I like Malys for the same reason I like Batman over Superman: shes the underdog who seems to consistently hold her own against a near god-like entity in Commorragh where countless others who were more powerful had failed.

But, my money's on Urien Rakarth: he'll be around long after both Vect and Malys have passed on into history.
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PostSubject: Re: Vect or Malys?   Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:14 pm

I vote Malys, I loved the fluff of Cegorach being trapped in her mind and she always being on the edge of losing her sanity, staying completely calm in company but letting out fits of manic laughter when believed to be alone, also on the table top I loved her ability to redeploy units, combo'd with the strategic warlord traits that let's you redeploy even more units made for a great time in bating my opponent to deploy a certain way just to redeploy everything and be set up to cripple my opponents army at it's weakest flank ... Plus let us not forget the one time Lady Malys outsmarted Vect when he, on a whim, decided to challenge all of the archon to poison all the imperium ... And while they were wasting their time trying, she went and stole the "cure all" so it could actually be done. Now I'm not hating on Vect, he's held the throne for 10k years a for good reason being the the slyest of the dark eldar and is basically the icon of the dark city ... but I think it's about time Commorragh had a new leader ...
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