Lord Ork said:
Despite WH Chaos ideas being inspired from Moorcock's works, I don't think the first concept would be the same as the latter.
That is, WH Chaos, being quite chaotic, are not the primordial force of desorder, opposed to the primal force of order/law.
Chaos entities on Warhammer are embodiment of powerful emotions. That's why they're irrational. But having traces of order or stasis is not a contradiction to the concept, I think.
IIRC, the individual lords of chaos were manifestations of various powerful emotions and concepts in Moorcock as well, though this isn't ruminated on much, it is mentioned in passing at one point. And the warp *is* the primal force of disorder (or at least, change) in the WH universe. The first war in warhammer is a battle between the Ancients, supreme masters of the warp who spend their time creating life and mixing things up, and the Necrontyr, who embrace system and order to the point of abandonment of self.
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Well if the Ancients were anything like the Old Ones of Warhammer Fantasy, they weren't in to chaos at all, and were rather very ordered.
It was the war with the Necrons, that led to them uplifting many new races and gifting them with powerful psyches, that let to all the turbulence in the warp and the coming of the Chaos Gods.
Also, the Warp doesn't really have an underlying effect on everything. Most inanimate objects and nonsentient animals don't even register as a blip in the Warp, with just as little (if not less) flowing the other way. That's what makes Psykers so special, they're a great big conduit for power that would otherwise have little to no access to the material universe, outside of areas where the two overlap, like the Eye of Terror.
So Chaos isn't playing hell with crystals, or the evolution of lifeforms, and so on. You won't just land on an unexplored planet and find places where the warp leaks in to reality, without someone (something) having done something to put it there. Even if it's just from the raw malevolent intelligence of some being or another.
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Lord Ork said:
Which is why one of the fundamental aspects of Nurgle is stasis and entropy, and resistance to change.
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