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mastersphere

They did see it. I think Eldar ranger actually used to patrol around many tomb world to not let someone suicidal monkier stir the hornet nest that’s necron tomb world. Problem is even in their prime and the support of their God , Old one and Krok they can’t even defeat the Necron so letting then sleep seem to be the better option after the war in heaven.


Oh-no-it-

Blow up the tomb world obvs


Pm7I3

I think they could have at their peak they just didn't care much by that stage.


mastersphere

I think that it maybe part of the pact they struck with the silent king when they betray and fractured the C’tan because without that event the Eldar would surely have lost the war in heaven.


Pm7I3

I don't know of any pact between Eldar and Necrons


devastator12154

It's hinted at in "The Great Work", or "The infinite and the divine" but there are eldar/necron constructs out there that may or may not house C'Tan. I think specifically, they find design schemes that point to Eldar styling and technology mixed with necron Blackstone.


RoterBaronH

Also to add what was already said, the Eldar simply don't have the manpower anymore to really stop them from awakening. Except trying to stop outside elements which could awaken the tombs they can't do that much anymore.


[deleted]

I mean, they easily can before they awaken by essentually blowing the whole planet to pieces with their new firehearts


RoterBaronH

Yes except that tomb kings rarely sleep on one single planet. They usually also inhabity the surrounding planets. I'm also not entirely sure how many ways they have left to destroy planets.


[deleted]

Before the fireheart rangers used to kill tombworlds by unknown means, right now after the battle of Valedor they have made a new version of said firehearts, that are devices the size of a bus more ir less that detonate the core of a planet making it explode in bits. The other way if you are Lugganath or others is using a massive D scythe that cleanses continents in minutes and it fucks all sentient creatures like animals and also messes with necron minds permakilling them.


RoterBaronH

This is interesting. I was not aware about the firehearts. Does it say anywhere how many hey have? Maybe they don't have enogh of them so they need to choose their targets carefully.


[deleted]

As far as I remember (will check out later the codex/awakening) they are being made en masse to purge nids and orkz


Agammamon

>If so did they do anything to try and stop it? They've been kinda busy with more pressing matters - like staying alive.


Poweralth

The birth of slaanesh was only lime M25 or sumn right? They had millions of years of debauchery and fun it would make sense to me to use some of the free time to rid the galaxy of their ancient sleeping enemy


Agammamon

They were busy on other things and didn't feel like starting another galaxy wide war.


Itburns12345

Bear in mind by the same logic they should have stopped slaneeshs rise! The farseers will have seen hundreds of potential threats and theres only so much they could do to fully understand the visions sometimes vauge meanings then take meaningful action (ie actualy track down the threat and take it out) without getting into the absolute head melt of stopping unintended consequences or causing the disaster you sought to prevent!! Id image pre slaneesh and after the war in heaven that visions of the future birth of slaneesh was something vauge and too massive for farseers to fully grasp but also probably too massive an event to ignore, it probably occupied their thoughts and visions to the point where it was very hard to look into lesser threats to their species!!! They instead probably focused most of their powers and efforts into this unknown vast darkness creeping up on them!!! Necron tombworld .hunting probably occured but on a small scale. Post slaneesh they still hunted necron homeworlds as best they could but obviously survival and countless other threats probably took priority! Another angle to reflect on is the emperor himself had vastly more farsight than any eldar cabal ever and more control over his species than any farseer and he couldnt stop the heresy...drowning in so many infinite possible futures created by every little action or decision he simply guided mankind as best he could!. The eldar had the same issue


Prudent_Ad3384

They didn’t have Farseers until right before the fall. Besides, would you listen to the guy down the street screaming about the apocalypse?


Itburns12345

My bad But as they are all psykers they probably would have had some much stronger than others and many gifted more into seeing the future over other skills just as in humans. Losten to a crazy guy no? But the difference is in their case they can actualy see the future its not just in their heads, the problem would have been a) so many possible futures/threats or b) the sheer scale of slaneesh making it hard to see whats actualy comming. So again in regards to necrons those eldar who could see future threats saw so many that itd be hard to focus just on the future waking up of the tombworlds. And/or pre slaneesh this comming huge vauge thing probably occupied most of their visions!!


Prudent_Ad3384

It was likely pride. The Eldar are extremely arrogant and thought nothing could beat them. They might have even liked the idea of a god of pleasure and pain, as most of them by that time were deranged wrecks desperately searching for a thrill.


Illier1

Few Eldar Craftworlds have the ability to take on the mightier Dynasties at this point. They did spend millenia destroying sleeping Tomb Worlds until they got bored kinda.


Anggul

Some did. Numerous tomb worlds have fallen to eldar going around taking them out. But they didn't find them all. Craftworld Alaitoc has been particularly active in this regard, as has a particular Harlequin Masque but I forget which one.