Dawi not Duardin Posted June 3, 2021 Share Posted June 3, 2021 Hey everyone! First post and thread on the forum! I'm dipping my toes into Warhammer again for the first time since around the Storm of Chaos debacle and for the first time as an adult. I haven't started up an army yet, but I've been following the new releases and lore recently, and I'm really falling for it... I'm an old-school Dawi player and fan (I used to be active on Bugman's Brewery 15-20 years ago!), so I am somewhat cautiously waiting to see what will happen with the rumoured Dawi United until I start building an army. Now, as I've been following the lore in some depth, I can't help but think about where things are going to go in it beyond Broken Realms and the start of 3rd edition. Hence, I thought I would start off with a Hot Take and speculate a bit based on it. I do however want to emphasize that I'm in no way affiliated with GW or "in the know" - I'm just someone who has had too much time on my hands while waiting for my Covid jab, so take what I say with a grain of salt. But still. So. What has struck me now is that it seems very plausible to think that Kragnos and Yndrasta are AoS Khal Drogo and Daenerys. Just think about it. Kragnos: Name sounds like "Khal Drogo." "Dothrukh" not "Dothraki" - potato, potatoe. Big, strong and brutish aesthetic. Half-humanoid, half-horse. ("The Stallion Who Mounts the World.") Leads force of barbarian-ish warriors. Destroyer of Dragons. Yndrasta: Look at the name "Daenerys Targaryen." If you play with the letters for "Daenerys" you get stuff like "Yndraaes". Add that up with the first two letters of "Targaryen", you get "Yndraaes-Ta". So the name looks a lot like a reference - though a bit more subtle than Dothrukh/Dothraki. Light/bright aesthetic. Beast slayer... or should that be tamer? Ally of Dragons (w. Dracothion, etc). So, again, I think it's very likely that Kragnos and Yndrasta are AoS takes on Drogo and Dany. But that takes us to the speculation side. We don't know what this connection is going to imply, as these characters are super new. But here are two options in the light of the background material here. Either GW keeps them as enemies because they like their settings to be turned up to 11 in contrast with more grounded fantasy or sci-fi. Or... more interestingly, they go all in on the GoT theme and have these two reconcile their differences. Possibly this will herald a Sigmarite-Kragnos alliance with this Valkyrie riding her centaur-pony all the way into 4th edition? Like, as a monster hunter, she'll be the only one who can best him, and they'll need to fight a greater threat (Chaos rising). They could even become the AoS equivalent of Vlad and Isabella von Carstein? Again this is speculation, but I hope you see where I'm coming from! Thoughts about this take? Or other thoughts about upcoming lore development in 3rd edition? 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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