Cynical Cat said:
1) The author doesn't state that only noble houses can be kabals. The central conspiracy concerns noble houses that became kabals, in part because those houses all hate Vect.
2) Actually Archon is the closest to correct title. A triumvirate of Succubi are the usual leaders of a Wych Cult. Wych cults usually have a kabal as a patron. In this case, its pretty clear that the kabal and the cult merged.
3) Life being drained at a faster rate when the Dark Eldar are off the Webway doesn't invalidate Sliscus's existence. He is, after all, in the Webway at least part of the time in order to travel from system to system. And it's not like he has any shortage of victims in order to make up for lost vitality as he is arguably the greatest living Dark Eldar Corsair.
4) I have yet to read anything that suggest there is anything wrong with believing that the incubus might be slain for breaking his word and killing his archon. We know their order is harsh, murderous, and disciplined. Of course, it's revealed in the book that Nyos's belief that the incubus would be killed for treason is wrong because the archon had become daemonically possessed. I haven't seen how this violated the fluff in any way.
5) The Disjunction is new territory, but novels are allowed to create new material. They would be rather dull if they didn't. The Disjunction isn't really addressed, but Path of the Renegade is the first book in a trilogy. It's a cliff hanger. I imagine Path of the Incubus will address the Disjunction and its fallout.
1) Your right. It was poor wording on my part.
2) I still see her as a Succubus. Her noble house might have been a Kabal but I see it as a Wych Cult now.
3) As I read it the rate with which their soul is drained are much higher. The way it is described it sounds as if the can only be outside the webway days weeks max.
4) Incubus are more trust worthy then most Dark Eldar but they are still greedy mercenaries. Its bad for business if they kill Archons, but if there is a large enough price on an Archons head. I have no problem with Morr’s loyalty because he respects the Archon.
Blood Pact said:
Most of the above fits fairly well with the old Codex, excepting only the part about the Incubus.
And the book had an ending? I thought it just fell apart at the end. The Disjunction describes what happened to the writer rather than to the characters…
Yeah, the Incubus thing probably had less to do with killing his Archon, and more to do with breakinghis word (in such a very visible way, at least). Since the Incubi rely on their reputation as impartial, somewhat mercenary killers, to get by in the dark city.
And on Disjunctions, it stands to reason that since the Webway has suffered damage and cataclysm before, it can happen again. And Commorragh isn't one domain, but the patchwork of multiple strands of the webway, rudely stiched together to make one collossal city. Not such an unreasonable premise.
And as a side note, as old a part of the game as the Dark Eldar are, we don't really have enough information about them in general.
They braking of word makes more sense, but I still don’t see an Incubi being killed because of that.
The webway is old and damaged but a really can’t see how the Disjunctions can destraoy the dark city. The city I made of thousand of sub relms a galaxy apart, so I can’t see how a collapsing webway will destroy the entire city. If an exploding warp engine can’t destroy a sub relm.
We do need more Dark Eldar book
IIRC, Path of the Renegade also has several instances where the Dark Eldar seem to be unable to see in the dark.