|“|| Yllithian had to repress a snort of derision at the thought. Out of all the fearless warriors present in that great chamber no one was about to risk making the first move. As ever, the archons watched one another and looked only for an opportunity to strike down their rivals instead of the insidious puppet master that controlled all their destinies.
It was enough to make one weep, or to laugh hysterically – another urge that Yllithian was forced to quell. Something told him that if he began laughing he wouldn’t be able to stop. Laughter without end until even the madness of the Laughing God seemed logical and sane.
|~ The Path of Incubus|
Cegorach - the Great Harlequin, the Great Fool, the First Fool, the Laughing God - is one of the gods of Eldar mythology, and the central figure of Harlequin belief. He is a trickster god known to be mocking, sinister, vindictive, and enigmatic. His pranks and jokes punish gods and mortals alike for the sin of pride. In Eldar legend, he is said to have stolen Khaine's blade and overseen a terrifying event known as the Wedding of Screams.
While most of the gods were destroyed during the Fall of the Eldar, according to legend, this deity survived because his mocking nature distanced him from the corruption and decadence that became Slaanesh. The legend goes that as Slaanesh battled Khaine, the Laughing God escaped into the Webway.
Cegorach is the only authority the Harlequins recognize and there are those who claim that the Laughing God walks amongst his children from time to time, wearing the disguise of a Harlequin player.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown | 1-B, possibly higher
Name: Cegorach, The Laughing God, The Great Harlequin, The Great Fool, The First Fool
Origin: Warhammer 40,000
Age: Unknown, beyond the concept of time
Classification: Eldar God of Harlequins, Laughter, Trickery and Arts, Warp-Entity formed from the collective minds of the Eldar Species, Guardian of the Black Library
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Non-Corporeal, Intangibility, Flight, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Durability Negation, Life & Death Manipulation, Illusion Creation, Nigh-Omniscience, Numerous other psychic powers | Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Omnipresence
Attack Potency: Unknown | Hyperverse level, possibly higher (Inhabits the same level of existence as the rest of the Eldar Pantheon, though far too weak to face the Chaos Gods in combat. Created by the ancient Eldar as a weapon against the C'tan)
Lifting Strength: Unknown | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Unknown | Hyperversal
Durability: Unknown | Hyperverse level, possibly higher (Comparable to the other members of the Eldar Pantheon)
Range: Galactic | Likely Hyperversal
Standard Equipment: The Black Library of Chaos
Weaknesses: None Notable
Key: Material Form | Warp Form