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Legacy_Fighter001

Indeed. All known things are affected by a Blank's presence aside from machines and some heavily modified individuals, such as Magi and the like due to their..."upgrades". If it has a soul, it feels unnerved. Psykers are much more strongly affected as they are conduits and shapers for the Warp. Daemons and Eldar are the most utterly boned when confronting or being around a Blank. A Culexus Assassins are often the only effective way to slay an Eldar Farseer. They can't be predicted, they can't be seen by their witch-sense, and their aura removes their most devastating abilites and harms their weapons and armor (most of them being wraithbone).


Valuable-Ad-5586

>If it has a soul, it feels unnerved this raises an interesting quesiton - why arent top-end machine spirits and other warp-connected stuff like daemon engines affected? Blanks should shut that down too, assuming machine spirits have an echo in the warp.


Khaelesh

Unless the machine actively uses the warp there is no reason that a Blank could effect it. Remember, most people are only vaguely disquieted by a Blank. Perceiving them as being a bit of a bad smell, or having a personality that just rubs them the wrong way. Hell, Bequin had a functional career as a prostitute.


welshsniper89

This, normal people arent affected very much other than maybe an odd sensation, jurgens constant poor smell (although probably mostly in part due to poor hygiene) is still felt by many around him and they actively avoid him as a result, but only because they see him as somewhat of a nuisance


evrestcoleghost

But he has a good colection


welshsniper89

The best xD


evrestcoleghost

A ever expanding collection xd


Tricky_Pudding

Well shit, I guess I know a buttload of blanks then.


[deleted]

Blanks are definitely a shot at the weirdos in hobby stores. You know the one. He’s just a bit creepy. A bit wrong. Even though he’s done nothing. You want him away from you


ReverendBelial

I'm in this comment and I don't like it.


effhead

If you run into a blank in the morning, you ran into a blank. If you run into blanks all day, you're the blank.


Tricky_Pudding

Yeah I'd assume the same. Except i work in it support. I'm in a god damn null field.


Samiel_Fronsac

>Hell, Bequin had a functional career as a prostitute. Well, maybe she specialized in hatefuck roleplay?


Raffney

The bequin/prostitute stuff is still a minor plothole to me. There should be no way that this works out for long at all with a real blank. Not with how they are described to make everyone feel that comes close. Anyone coming close to bequin should feel disgusted and kinda unnerved. Like really to the bone. There is no 'im build different' scenario with a blank. The closer they get and the longer they stay the more this effect takes place. So bequin holding up a career as a prostitute sounds very unlikely. Jurgen from the Cain Books is written better in my opinion. Thats how a blank works. Kinda physically isolated most of the time without them even knowing.


Khaelesh

It's not really a plothole, she was \*not\* a very potent Blank. Her effect didn't extend more than a metre or so around her, Lowink asked Eisenhorn to make sure she stayed away from him. Also note, it's not really a plot hole since she did explain that difficulties in that did cause her to frequently need to move on.


Holiday_Net_2029

Maybe Bequin was just that smoking hot that her clientele ignored their discomfort around her for the sake of the action. Even Eisenhorn, who could feel her and was unnerved by her on a psychic level, contemplated slapping those cheeks.


Raffney

Though Eisenhorn didn't move on it exactly because she is a blank. Would mean discomfort and for a psyker like him even pain. If i understand this blank thing right, its not like a matter of opinion about beauty. I mean sure beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But a blank does put you into a mood where your body reacts like you are literally allergic. And this happens regardless of your opinion to beauty. Imagine you see a smoking hot girl but instead of feeling like you probably should feel you feel sick and pretty much disgusted. And it gets worse the closer you get. Especially the smell. Thats what a blank does. I mean they could have worked her into the story in a more logical way in my opinion. Instead they choose one of the more unlikely jobs for a blank. Its a minor plotholes since its kinda possible but its also more on the unlikely side of things. Guess her clients were mostly soulless themselves though. Would at least lessen the effect.


Legacy_Fighter001

Well, Daemon Engines *are* affected by Blanks, but my guess is it's because of the "Engine" part. You've got the daemon powering/boosting the machine. It has an anchor and parts of it from the Matterium. Basically, in theory, a Blank/Pariah would be severely weakening a Daemon Engine but the "machine" part keeps it stable. As for machine spirits, I can't recall lore that stats they're warp related. Machine Spirts are all reality-Matterium stuff. AIs at best and it goes downwards from there. A popular theory is that the Imperium's tech (most of it) is placated and works thanks to the subtle influence of The Void Dragon, which lies on Mars. If this is the case, it still wouldn't be affected due to the C'tan being beings of the Matterium, not the Immaterium.


BigScenarios

Daemon engines are powered by daemons. Daemons don’t disappear when confronted by a blank.


Valuable-Ad-5586

They should though. Cadia pylons disappated them.


AccessSometimes

I think that's more of a problem of scale though, 1 blank does not have anywhere near the same amount of warp-dissipating power as an active pylon.


GentlemanBystander

If the Void Dragon theory regarding machine spirits being derived from aspects of the Void Dragon shard on Mars is correct, it would basically make machine spirits condensed, belligerent, banality that would effectively be quasi-blank itself.


BigScenarios

Tau don’t even notice a blank.


whooshcat

Sisters of silence too massacre craft world forces as not only are they just as good as aspect warriors if not even better than them they also come with bigger and scarier friends too so if assassins were bad the talons of the emperor are far, far worse.


darkoms666

Until they meet Harlequins...


meaty_wheelchair

until the Sisters of Silence brings Custodes with them


darkoms666

Oh sweet summer child...


ThisIsMC

Idk I think Custodes and SoS together would be able to do some damage even to Harlequins.


GrantMK2

There was some book in The Beast series where Harlequins wipe the floor with some Custodes.


Sighion

That series isn't exactly a pillar of good lore, either


GrantMK2

I didn't say it was, I pointed out what they were referring to.


Sighion

I didn't say you said it was. I was saying people should take that excerpt with a grain of salt


BigScenarios

Custodes aren’t gods, they can be tricked or surprised. But it’s a toss up in general imo tbh fam


darkoms666

Yes, I'm just pointing out that it's more likely that the Custodes need to call their big sisters to protect them from the harlequins, because we saw the Harlequins mopping the floor of the Custodes when the Sisters are not around. How funny I get cons because people don't know the lore (again)


ThisIsMC

> How funny I get cons because people don't know the lore I read Throneworld. I choose to ignore it because the book is terrible.


Icaruspherae

“But that lore wasn’t accurate! Muh imperium is the best!” (Is fine with normalman marine choking the avatar of khaine to death)


darkoms666

Yes, it's so funny how they say that this knowledge is wrong and the author confused the Custodes and the Lucifers. But in general, the Space Marine never strangled the Avatar, it was Fulgrim.


Icaruspherae

Fair enough! He has had plenty of other embarrassing deaths though so I suppose the point stands hah


Legacy_Fighter001

Yep! The Eldar down to their basic infantry (Guardians) rely on psychic powers. From their War Masks to their communication. Telepathy, their Warlock buffing them with courage and direction, Farseers raining down Eldritch Storms and countering every move made by the enemy with their foresight. Not to mention the pain, dread, and fear a psyker fills just be being around normal Blanks multiplied by well-trained Pariahs.


Olix_09

Yes but tech still work without them. In Valedor they lamented that fighting such a big number of tyranids forced them to use primitive radio communication. Sure one warlock even died after exiting transport due to sheer hive mind presence but the rest amped up their psychic defences and pushed on. One of farseers even created forcefield while being directly confronted by charging Hivetyrant/broodlord (not sure which one)


Midnight-Rising

This is why you just shoot them. It's amazing how being anti-psychic doesn't do much for being riddled with shuriken


Anggul

Not as fast as eldar, but just being near them will mess up their minds


whooshcat

And they often have custodes right next to them which makes them go from a battle to a massacre.


Noblman_Swerve

I wouldn't say most utterly boned, Eldar are still physically superior to humans at the end of the day and have better senses.


WalkingTheSixWays

Very much so I remember. Instead of "he seems unnatural" its "holy hell what the fuck is this" Someone will have an excerpt


wegwerfe73

> *Holy hell what the fuck is this?!?!'* Eldrad Ulthran


Donut_Police

Oh don't forget the classic one. >Hey, you guys wanna see what's behind this door? An Unnamed & Unfortunate Aeldari


getyaowndamnmuffin

What’s that from?


Katejina_FGO

Season 3 of How I Met Your Primarch.


WalkingTheSixWays

Thank you. I knew I could count on us.


BigScenarios

I saw the excerpt on this sub a few months ago where they’re talking about an assassin like it’s worse than a warp horror. They can’t seem to understand why the imperium would keep them around, and they think blanks will and humanity.


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WalkingTheSixWays

They are all psy


crab123456789

Oh yea i forgot


Negativety101

Considering one Eldar Farseer once found out where the Cullexus temple was and planned to anihilate it... Aparently his sister got killed by one. Good news was Slaneesh didn't get her soul. Bad news is because it got anhilated by the Assassain. But he decided to check the runes one last time before launching the attack, and saw that if the Culexis Temple got destroyed, so would his craftworld be destroyed.


Dreadnautilus

That lore is kinda weird because it came in the old Necron codex and the heavy implication was that if the Culexus Temple was destroyed, all the Pariahs would be harvested by the Necrons instead resulting in much stronger Necrons destroying the Craftworld. Except Necron Pariahs aren't really a thing anymore.


Khaelesh

Not really. You could say that would be the implication. But the implication could also be that.. A: The force required to do so would result in the Imperium destroying the Craftworld. Or \*far\* worse from an Eldar perspective. B: The Culuxes would conduct a punitive strike that destroys the Craftworld.


Quaffiget

C: The Imperium is largely an anti-Chaos faction and the Culuxes are a useful anti-Chaos tool. Depriving the Imperium of that tool will have unpleasant knock-on effects for the rest of the galaxy.


Khaelesh

I bundle that under A given that the Imperium has a habit of conducting punitive expeditions, and as you mentioned, a Culuxes temple is EXCEPTIONALLY valuable. Though I did forget a major C. C: The Craftworld is destroyed because the only 'official' Culuxes temple is on Terra and attacking Terra would be suicide. Even for a Craftworld.


Quaffiget

I was thinking more along the lines of there being a potential timeline where Slaaneshi daemons overrun the Craftworld and this would've been prevented if the Imperium had Culuxes to nip a cult or warband's evil plot in the bud. Pariahs are distasteful abominations you only rarely cross swords with and are mostly used against your worst enemies. So however you feel about them, you just leave them be.


dan_dares

IIRC: the Culuxes production facility is actually on a small planet far far out, not on Terra. \- yep "The location of the Culexus temple is a closely guarded secret, said to be located on a planet which orbits no sun, and which is beyond the reach of the Astronomican.\[2a\] The Eldar, whose leaders are usually psychics, fear the Culexus greatly. Farseer Alladrios Kulcassian of Craftworld Alaitoc coordinated a centuries-long effort to locate and destroy this temple. Somehow he discovered the location and dispatched the Legacy of Eldanesh, a Shadow-class cruiser. However, using his precognitive powers, he discovered to his amazement that the temple's destruction would lead to the Annihilation of Alaitoc. Choosing the lesser of two evils, he re-called the cruiser home.\[1\]"


Khaelesh

Yeah, but that's not the "official" Temple, that's the off-the-books one where shit gets done :P


Anggul

Not just 'a' Culexus temple. It was *the* Culexus temple. The super-secret hidden one.


Terraneaux

Nah, in that story the Culexus temple was on a planet that was not near any star, floating through the galaxy on its own.


esetios

Isn't the official Culexus temple located in a rogue planet at the outskirts of the Milky Way (hence why nobody except select Imperial personel know of its location)?


Dreadnautilus

It literally says: >If it was within the powers of the Imperials to destroy Alatoic they would've done so already for no purpose other than their ignorant hatred. The answer must lie in the origins of the Culexus. Then proceeds to heavily imply the Pariah Gene was implanted in humanity's ancestors by the Necrons.


GrantMK2

I imagine the Imperium probably could, they don't because an entire Craftworld really isn't worth that kind of immense expenditure when you've got existential threats banging down the door. But yes, the intent of that was clearly to say that the bad thing about blanks isn't the Imperium but something related to Necron and C'tan. Of course I'm not really sure why destroying an entire temple of blanks would lead to C'tan destroying the Craftworld, maybe something like the C'tan deciding they need to go or being able to expand their own blank harvest with the temple gone.


TheGreatOni1200

Well it's a planet of assassins. Who knows who or what they will kill 100 or 300 years from now. How many chains of events will all those deaths stop or start?


ArsCortica

>Except Necron Pariahs aren't really a thing anymore. Sort of. I'm still hopeful for a comeback after it was mentioned Szeras has been capturing Culexus Assassins for 'experimentation'.


Sunspear52

Wow, good thing he checked the runes. At this point I’d consult the runes before deciding what to eat for dinner. ‘Let’s see if it’s chicken… I get murderfucked by Slaneesh forever. Better make it grox.’


Negativety101

To be fair, you still need to interpret them right. Like Eldorath Starbane I think? Read the Runes to see if he and his forces should persue the Necrons they were were fighting into the tomb complex. Forsaw ''A Great Victory". Ended up getting all his troops killed, his hand cut off by Imotek the Stormlord, and left alive in shame. There was after all a great victory, he forgot to check who's it was gonna be.


Sunspear52

That’s another thing. I know it’s his great flaw and everything— but Imotekh needs to go for the head before Helbrecht power fists him.


Roddykun

Was that also the story where it was said they needed to speak to the Solitaires who know so much more about soullessness?


johnbrownmarchingon

He is a void in the skein of time, a no-thing upon reality. The Rune of Oblivion is his sign: the Rune of Ending is his destiny, My Oblivion, my Ending. It is a creature of utter abhorrence; of near unspeakable horror to me. Only the Humans could spawn such a creature, so debased are they, so lacking in breeding. Yet even they, as crude and blind as they are, can see this creature, this thing, for what it truly is, though they have no real understanding of its inexistence. I know more about this alien fiend than they do. I know why it is a soulless monstrosity, for I have spoken to the Solitaires who know so well about such things, about the stealing of spirits from bodies that yet live on. It is unnatural, for it is not of the Chaos that binds all things together. It has no life in the Otherworld, it has no existence except in the physical. It is a dead thing that thinks and breathes, a most hideous abomination. Even the Humans who tolerate the stench and squalor of their own kind cannot bear this monster. Ungifted as they are, their latent psychic powers, of which they understand so little, warn them of the danger it poses. Their skin crawls with nameless dread, their stomach churn with subconscious loathing. Yet this is but a slight reaction compared to the disgust I feel when I consider its non-existence. They try to control it with their clumsy technology, using devices which they barely comprehend, to guard others against the hungering maw which serves as its spirit. To even consider harnessing such unpleasant freaks of creation is to invite disaster. I would laugh at the irony of it, where it not so offensive – the humans hunt and kill those with the gift, fearing for their safety, when their true nemesis, the real creature which will be their doom is nurtured upon their bosom. How Human that is. This thing stalks me now and I, I who have seen the birth of stars and the death of galaxies, I am afraid.” Eldar Farseer Lithandros-Esmanthil This is old lore from the 3E Assassins Codex, but I think it gives a pretty clear view of how Eldar view Blanks. And yes, they are VERY much affected by them.


Sheshirdzhija

Why would he think that blanks are more dangerous then corrupted psykers? Don't the blanks affect only psykers and chaos spawn, and NOT humans? How would blanks be humanities doom?


MetalBawx

Eldar can fight corrupted psykers just fine but blanks 'lol nope' alot of their powers and abilities.


Sheshirdzhija

No I get that, but the seer implies that blanks will be doom for humanity: >when their true nemesis, the real creature which will be their doom is nurtured upon their bosom It implies that some sort of a creature might spawn from blanks that would be the end of humanity, and dumb humans don't know it.


GrantMK2

I'd guess it's their soullessness that was supposed to be the problem. Blanks have been kind of inconsistent in 40k lore, sometimes you can fall in love with one, sometimes you have to be as mentally reconfigured as a Custodes just to befriend one. One could handwave it as a farseer viewing psychic powers as the good thing for a species and what destroys them as wrong.


meaty_wheelchair

'the real nemesis' most likely referring to chaos


Sheshirdzhija

Nah, it says: > the humans hunt and kill those with the gift, fearing for their safety, when their true nemesis, the real creature which will be their doom is nurtured upon their bosom So "the gift" are psykers.


meaty_wheelchair

oh right my bad


MeatBot5000

Yes. Atlas Infernal: >!The Atlas Infernal is a map made of the webway, by Techpriests from the blood and flesh of a Sister of Silence. Somehow, it is able to project the 'blank field' only when the book is opened. Inquisitor Czevak is given the book by a Harlequin while held prisoner in the Black Library. The Eldar sacrificed her life so that he would know the importance of the book.!< >!Ahriman also shows up, without his shirt on.!< [https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Atlas\_Infernal\_(Novel)](https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Atlas_Infernal_(Novel))


Darth_Ibaraki

Follow up question: are there any blank Eldar?


Such_Palpitation_249

No, the eldar are a purpose build psychic weapon they are incapable of mutating blanks in their race


Pm7I3

They can strip psychic powers from someone as a punishment and it's considered a horrific punishment per Path of the Seer.


Such_Palpitation_249

That has nothing to do with blanks though.


Khaelesh

Being fair though. It is implied that one of the Harlequin's roles is actually a blank.


Anggul

Solitaires used to become soulless in older lore. As of their big update that isn't the case though. And even when they were, they didn't have an aura like pariahs do, it was confined to themselves.


Khaelesh

On the last part, not all pariahs have that aura either. The weakest ones (while still upsetting folks, as do Solitaires) are only personally immune to psykery without the ability to cover others with the same effect. But I've only read of one or two cases like that. I'd assume most blanks that weak just are never discovered.


sulatanzahrain

Solitaire?


Such_Palpitation_249

Solitaires are not blanks.


Jehoel_DK

I think they were originally, but it has been retconned many editions ago.


Terraneaux

They're kinda the Eldar equivalent. Their ability to warp time or whatever it is they do might tie into their soullessness.


Such_Palpitation_249

Solitaires have anti warp capabilities due to some soul offer deal between cegorach and slaanesh, nothing to do with blanks who have no souls at all.


Terraneaux

Their souls are missing.


Such_Palpitation_249

They have souls which are promised to slaanesh upon death, this has nothing similar with a blank.


Terraneaux

Nope, they're running around without them in the setting.


Such_Palpitation_249

The soul is promised to slaanesh upon death,so they clearly do carry their souls around with them in some fashion otherwise they can't use psychic abilities at all.


Darth_Ibaraki

Thank you for the answer!


Legacy_Fighter001

Yes! Solitaires from the Aeldari Harlequins are "Blanks". None quite seem to be on the level of a Pariah, but it's noted that Solitaries "lose their souls". They are unaffected by psychic powers outright and fill everyone around with them unease, which is exactly the description of a Blank. Due to their lack of a connection, they're the only ones who can play Slaanesh in their trope's plays.


darkoms666

No, it's old lore


Terraneaux

Hasn't been superceded from my understanding. They lost their immunity to psychic powers but it was never stated exactly.


Anggul

That was in their older lore. As of their newer lore they have their souls but said souls are promised to Slaanesh upon death.


Asdrubael_Vect

Solitares are kinda like eldar version of "blanks".


2nd-penalty

Solitaires are not blanks, in fact most of their tactics revolves around them using their psychic powers to disrupt and stun their enemies


darkoms666

We don't know how Solitaires works


2nd-penalty

Yes we do lol, have you checked their lore recently?


darkoms666

Really? Tell me! Because all we know is that their souls are promised to Slaanesh. We have no idea why they are so powerful. It has never been said that their superpowers are related to the fact that they use their psychic powers.


LtHargrove

They are that powerful because they dont have to hold back their psychic potential at all and are very elite psykers.


darkoms666

https://www.reddit.com/r/40kLore/comments/qn4qvz/nonsense_about_harlequins_and_solitaire_and/ Read it


Anggul

Nope, that's just a fan theory. We absolutely don't know how Solitaires are so strong.


Terraneaux

No, quite the opposite. They don't have souls.


Olix_09

How can one not have a soul and be given into Slaneesh embrace after death?


darkoms666

Proof?


2nd-penalty

Do you want me to give you a link to their wiki? You can search up their lore yourself you know?


graven-ashe

I checked out the Harlequin([1](https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Harlequin),[2](https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Harlequin)) and Solitaire([1](https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Solitaire),[2](https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Solitaire)) articles from Fandom and Lexicanum, and the Solitaire page (pg. 31) in Harlequins 7th edition codex, and neither stated explicitly anywhere that they use psychic powers. Did you get this information from some other article perhaps, or is this your interpretation?


darkoms666

I know their lore much better than you, friend


2nd-penalty

If you do why did you say you don't know how solitaires work?


Anggul

Because no-one knows. That's a fact.


darkoms666

Coz all don't know


Olix_09

Perhaps they get more powerful with each eldar soul consumed by them?


darkoms666

They don't eat souls every day


Olix_09

Who said that they do it daily.


Lu1s3r

Blanks can still use psychic powers.


2nd-penalty

That's the exact opposite of what they do, they're a black hole of all things psychic


Khaelesh

The problem is that there has been a lot of implication lately that Blanks \*can\* manifest some powers of their own. Some of the Sisters of Silence seem able to "strike" people with their Blankness etc. It's weird. And I don't like it myself. (And we know for a fact Culexus can (through their big hat) focus their powers as an active weapon.)


2nd-penalty

I mean all people are effected by a blank, since everyone has a psychic signature, just being around one will feel weird so my theory is that you're not really being attacked physically but spiritually (? Not sure if it's the correct term) and that damage can get reflected on to the physical you And the big hat Culexus assassins wear probably destroy the beings souls so it makes sense they die in the physical too


Anggul

That's the opposite of psychic energy though. In fact the description of the Animus Speculum even calls it 'negative psychic energy'. It's like some kind of opposite force.


Khaelesh

The catch is, it kind of isn't. Blankness scales on the psychic chart, to use a realistic metaphor... Psykers are matter. Blanks are antimatter. Now it's not quite as literal as that (or they would mutually destroy each other. Blankness clearly overrules psykers in all but the most powerful cases of psykers like the Emperor.) But 'negative psychic energy' could still be interpreted linguistically as a psychic power, just negatively charged. Hence why I say it's weird and I don't like it. Blanks powers should simply be a metaphorical permanent EMP of psychics in range. They really DON'T need to be given fancy weird power tricks they can do with it IMO.


Valuable-Ad-5586

>black hole of all things psychic bad analogy. black holes radiate hawking radiation and eventually evaporate. Or so our current physics says anyways.


2nd-penalty

Replace the Hawking radiation with the anti warp field every blank exudes I'd say it's a very apt analogy


darkoms666

No


ubermidget1

No, that's what Blackstone's for.


leekporkdumplings

The Eldar don't use blackstone to create null fields though. That's the Necrons.


frank_asisi

depends on the level of the blank


LycheeDiligent2666

Maybe a Null Blank like a Sister of Silence?


PrimeInsanity

Blanks are nulls. They just like psykers have different tiers of power just like a psyker.


Khaelesh

Being fair, I've never heard of Sisters of Silence having noticeable variance in strength. They all seem to be quite potent blanks. Lesser blanks, or exceptionally powerful ones, seem to end up in the Assassin Temples or Inquisition. (Or far more often. Killed by people who just think they are wrong without ever knowing why.)


PrimarchUnknown

But that's because the silent sisterhood was neglected by the High Lord's and ostracised from the Imperium essentially, apart from witch hunting. Lack of numbers and resources means less training, smaller pool to choose from and poorer equipment. At their height there were tiers. What makes the sisters so exceptional was and is they all believe and were prepared to kill any daemon regardless of who or what it was. Faith. Belief. Hatred. Whatever. They just have an absence of fear which augments their lethality/potency.


Khaelesh

No. What i'm talking about has nothing to do with that. Even during the Great Crusade, our limited exposure, one Sister was just as good as any other in the strength of how blank they were.


Tacitus_

Their big cheese was noted to be more potent than the rest. Even Valdor had to focus to see her.


[deleted]

The new watchers of the throne series notes varying power levels in them. The ones who take the vow of silence are far more powerful then the ones who haven’t yet


Perpetual_Decline

We do see various levels of so-called blankness in the HH. The short story *The Voice* features some Sisters of Silence who go looking for a missing Black Ship and find something very unexpected. *Saturnine* includes Jenetia Krole, who's so blank that she's invisible to most people. Even Custodes struggle to see her.


LycheeDiligent2666

Oooooooh ok gotchu👍


Radamnath

Oh yes. Here is a relevant quote: > “Alladrios mediated to purge his mind of everything except the journey he must take. For centuries Eldar Farseers had dreaded the Mon-keigh psyker killers, the Culexus Assassins. The Culexus were psychic nulls, carriers of the Pariah gene, a trait that debilitated psykers in proximity to them. That the greatest minds of the Eldar could be hunted down and slaughtered was a source of shame and terror. No stone had been left unturned in the search for the lair of these abominations” _from p8-9 of the first necron codex_ The *actual* culexus temple is on a dark planet, orbiting a black hole it seems. Very nifty. The other quote is covered by johnbrownmarchingon


esetios

On a similar question some months ago, someone added an excerpt from the codex which states that Eldar *merely* hate Slaanesh but describe Pariahs as pure evil. So when something is feared more than eternal suffering, it says a lot about the whackery Pariahs cause to the Warp.


big_bara_tiddies

Eldar are especially badly effected by blanks. Any kind of psychic disturbance fucks them up real badly. Even just fighting against Tyranids can cause them such bad psychic distress that they flat out just fall dead even if they’re not otherwise harmed.


stasersonphun

I think most Eldar have 'turned off' their higher psychic powers if theyre not walking a psychic path like warlock or Farseer with rune protection, so a Blank isnt crippling, just really unsettling. Like a hole in reality in the shape of a person, they can see theres something there but big bits are just Missing


jc236

So whatever makes a blank a blank is basically the opposite of the warp so would it stand to reason that instead of connecting to the warp like psykers they are connecting to an opposite plane of the warp. Order and chaos. Maybe to far out there to ever be cannon but their should be a yin to every yang.


Anggul

Yes, the same goes for all psychic beings.


CHiuso

Definitely but a powerful enough Eldar wouldnt. Blanks can be overwhelmed. Just like psykers there are different levels of "blankness".


OhGreatItsHim

Are Humans the only race that has Blanks?


SirOwlbear

I have to imagine the Drukhari are pretty DGAF about blanks.


Zilo88

Eldar consider Blanks to be abominations. Unnatural things to be killed on sight.


JAOC_7

well considering they consider Culexus Assassins to be pure evil I’d say yes


LycheeDiligent2666

Follow up question; are Drukhari also affected by blanks?