I wanted to talk about Seraphon Psychology. The WHFB fluff has a pretty well defined set of motivations for the Lizards. “The plan of the Old Ones needs to be executed” “The word of the Slann is law” etc. etc. There was an interesting dynamic in the form of the Slann being split over whether to take a proactive approach to the great plan or not, but otherwise it’s pretty straightforward. AoS however, has next to no fluff (which I actually love, but that’s a completely different post). Accordingly I want to get everyone’s opinion on what motivates the Seraphon beyond “Fight Chaos.” I’ll start by sharing my thoughts. How do the Seraphon contend with the end of the old world and their exodus from it? And how are the Seraphon thinking about the plan of the Old Ones now? I like to think the end of the world really shook the Slann, which is obviously a non-trivial thing to happen. Accordingly the millenia spent travelling the stars would have been an opportunity for the Slann to reckon with this, and I don’t think every Slann would have come out the other side with the same conclusions. This is great because it creates the opportunity to set up any motivation you want for your army. Some Slann could be in denial, continuing to try and execute the Old One’s plan. Other Slann might “act out” and start behaving in various irrational ways. And even others might have banded together to formulate a new plan. Are any of the non-Slann (assuming your fluff treats them as separate entities) starting to question the Slann given the state of things? I think this idea presents an interesting opportunity. There wasn’t a ton of room for behavior like this in the old world fluff. But AoS opens interesting doors here. Are the surviving Slann more united than before? Or are they even more fractured and disparate in their motivations? While there’s certainly no more questions about complacency, I think the latter makes more sense given the dissolution of the Geomantic web. Plus it is more fun for there to be many options for what could be motivating characters. If you consider the Skinks and Saurus as memory constructs (temporary or otherwise), is their psychology impacted by the Slann who thought them into existence? I say yes. Even the inscrutable Slann are subject to some form of bias. I suspect this would inevitably manifest in the other Seraphon as a unique set of character traits. If a Slann has certain ideas about how or why they fight, those ideas would probably be instilled in the other Seraphon they create. Any thoughts, criticisms, etc are much appreciated!