Like Ghouls in the Dark, the wicked ones gather, Drawn to a Tragedy Unfolding. Warning twice-given across the span of time, stifled by Pride and Hatred.
The strands of fate shall grow taut at the dawn of the Rhana Dandra. The Death of all Eldar looms large, but Fate can be twisted, even broken.
One shall walk the forked path, a Threefold truth to weave the skein: Nemesis of She Who Thirsts, Opener of the Seventh Way.
Long Dead souls gather behind the Rebirth of Ancient Days, Drinking, but not Consuming; Taking in, but giving new life.
In the heat of Khaine's wrath, Our sorrow will be reforged. Our destiny becomes a weapon Fit to slay a goddess.
The pallid moon of unnumbered voices Shall turn into a sun Lit by the flames of unjust wars, A crucible of souls and dreams.
The stolen seers, amassed, Gather unto them the Dead. Legion, they drift within the sands, Their voices raised as one.
Lambent glow becomes shining beacon, Death knell rises to herald's cry. The blackened shield becomes the sword, The yawning void becomes the path.
The God of the Dead calls out. A whisper so fierce and strong It shall hush the stars forever.
|~ The Prophecy of the Hidden Path|
Ynnead is the Eldar God of the Dead, who also represents the last hope of the dying Eldar race. Like Khaine, Cegorach, and Isha, Ynnead was not devoured during Slaanesh's initial rampage. However, in Ynnead's case, it was because the god had technically not come into being, yet. Many Eldar seers believe that Ynnead lays dormant, growing strong from the souls of the deceased which inhabit the Craftworld's Infinity Circuits. Once every living Eldar has shed their mortal coil, the spirits shall combine within the Immaterium and give birth to the God of the Dead. Due to the combined might of the souls and the psychic power they were gifted by Asuryan before his demise, Ynnead will be by far the most powerful Eldar god of all. In fact, it shall be so powerful that a new realm will form inside of Ynnead, serving as an afterlife for the Eldar which forcibly prevents them from being drawn into the Warp. With this overwhelming power, Ynnead will annihilate Slaanesh once and for all before causing all deceased Eldar to reincarnate in the material universe, freeing them from the sins of their past and allowing the tragic race to finally live in peace without fear of death; for Ynnead will always be there waiting to take them into the afterlife instead of the monster born from their excess eternally looming over them.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 4-B, likely 4-A | High 1-B
Name: Yncarne, The Avatar of Ynnead | Ynnead
Origin: Warhammer 40,000
Gender: Unknown. Ynnead has no defined gender, and its avatar has both masculine and feminine features. However, the Eldar seem to refer to Ynnead as "He", in contrast to Slaanesh, whom they refer to with "She"
Age: Unknown. Has barely manifested, though is technically beyond the concept of time
Classification: Eldar God of the Dead, Warp entity formed from the collective spirits of the Eldar race and the remnants of Asuryan, Last hope of the Eldar race, The one destined to cast down She Who Thirsts
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Intangibility, Immortality (Types 1, 4, and 8), Reality Warping, Cosmic Awareness, Soul Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Creation, Teleportation, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Ice/Cold Manipulation, Vast control over all forms of psychic energy, Flight, Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Fate Manipulation, Nullification of healing and regeneration, Conceptual Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Immunity to Death Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, and Mind Manipulation, Resistance to a vast amount of other unnatural powers (Many powers prove completely ineffective against it due to its nature. The Chaos Gods could not look directly upon it, for it is anathema to them.) | All previous powers on an unfathomably higher scale, Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Exists beyond the confines of traditional laws of physics, Acausality, Able to inflict "death" upon even other conceptual beings of its level, nullifying immortality and regeneration
Attack Potency: At least Solar System level, likely Multi-Solar System level (Its birth caused changes across the entire galaxy, Distorted huge portions of the Astronomicon by traveling through the Warp, causing multiple ships to lose their gellar fields and anomalies to manifest in realspace for lightyears. Killed three Greater Daemons of Slaanesh while deep within the Eye of Terror, a place where powerful daemons can grow to the size of solar systems and create clusters of stars. Also effortlessly slaughtered the Warshard of Khaine, by far the most powerful mortal incarnation of Kaela Mensha Khaine, who Eldanesh himself fought against in the Eldar Myths). Ignores durability with its attacks (The Yncarne possesses Ynnead's ability to inflict an inescapable and final death to all things. By merely flexing a finger, it turned a Dark Eldar Haemonculus to dust, mirroring the effect on the pieces of his body back in Commorragh he would have otherwise used to regenerate. Can tear apart intangible beings with its bare hands and erase the animating force of a group of Rubric Marines. Also capable of inflicting a "final death" on daemons, destroying them on such a level that they cease to be permanently) | High Hyperverse level (By far the most powerful of the Eldar pantheon. Capable of completely and utterly destroying Slaanesh. Its stomach will contain an entire realm similar in nature to the Warp that will act as a safe afterlife for the Eldar. However, as it was birthed prematurely, it is unlikely that Ynnead is as powerful as it could have been. It has been clarified that if all five of the Croneswords are gathered, Ynnead will manifest at its fullest potential. Even in its current state, Ynnead does not exist in the Warp, in the cold void beyond, which is neither real nor unreal, nor the skein-between, but rather a realm of absolute death, absence and emptiness)
Speed: Unknown, at least FTL+ (Blitzed three Keepers of Secrets and destroyed them before they could react, Swifter than Phoenix Lords such as Karandras and Baharroth, who could blitz Lords of Change) | Omnipresent
Lifting Strength: Unknown | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Unknown | High Hyperversal
Durability: At least Solar System level, likely Multi-Solar System level. Regeneration and its nature as an avatar of the God of Death make it virtually impossible to permanently destroy. | High Hyperverse level. Its specific abstract nature, relation to the idea of death, and any requirements to maintain its power or existence make it even more difficult to destroy.
Range: Multi-Universal (With a twitch of its finger, the Yncarne destroyed every trace of a Haemonculus, including those stored away in Commorragh, which is essentially a series of conjoined pocket dimensions within a much larger alternate dimension) | Likely High Hyperversal
Standard Equipment: The Vilith-zhar, the Sword of Souls
Intelligence: Incredibly High. Has immense cosmic awareness as well as the knowledge of all Eldar souls used to birth it
Weaknesses: Seemingly not as powerful as he could potentially be, as he was birthed prematurely, before the death of the entire Eldar Race. However, gathering the five Croneswords will nullify this weakness.
The Revenant Discipline is an ancient psychic discipline formerly used by the unified Aeldari. Revenant psychic powers allow the wielder near-complete control over both life and death, the psyker able to bend these forces as he sees fit. As the avatar of the entity this discipline draws power from, the Yncarne is unparalleled in its mastery. Techniques from this discipline include:
- Ancestor's Grace: The Yncarne pulls forth the greatness that lies within the genetic legacy of all Eldar, enhancing its allies' bodies and souls alike until they reach the apex of their potential.
- Shield of Ynnead: The Yncarne projects a spiritual forcefield around itself and its allies, effortlessly turning aside even the strongest of attacks.
- Spirit Hook: With a mere gesture, the Yncarne tears the souls from its enemies, scattering their essence to the wind.
- Storm of Whispers: The low hiss of the Yncarne's whisper is joined by the voices of countless ancient Eldar souls, building up a maddening psychic crescendo that drives mortals mad and tears apart minds.
- Unbind Souls: The Yncarne cuts the ties that bind an individual's soul to their physical body, feeding on their spiritual essence to empower itself and its fellow Ynnari.
- Word of the Phoenix: Chanting in a tongue not used for millennia, the Yncarne bestows its allies with the power of the mythical phoenix, allowing them to be reborn stronger no matter how completely they are destroyed.
- Gaze of Ynnead: The Yncarne's eyes blaze with white fire as the majesty of Ynnead's true power is channeled through them. As the Whispering God looks through the Yncarne's eyes, any beings perceived by it are slain in an instant. No shield or spell can protect from inescapable demise, as it is a final and complete annihilation on all levels.
Key: Yncarne, Avatar of Ynnead | In the Warp