Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Regina, Sask, Canada
Closer to the latter, but with element of the first interpretation. Remember that especially in the case of the DE they are so in tune with Slaanesh do to birthing him, one would assume their identity being so closely linked to Slaanesh, that they would be completely subsumed by chaos if they where exposed to it in a unprotected fashion.
However more specifically warp energies appear to affect different races in different ways. For instance human can actively worship, and at times bath in warp energy, but survive. Where beings like eldar seem to not be able to do so, possibly do to their highly psychic nature. Furthermore even though the gods can be viewed as amorphous blobs of horrific psychic energy that form a well that both absorbs, and ejects warp energies of a specific spectrum (Like a black hole) they do at some level have a random consciousness expressing the billions of condensed elements of the souls that make them up. So in other words Spawndom within this spectrum would be do to the soul/mind of the individual being unable to impose their own order on the warp energies they inherently siphon from their deity (Think shingon Buddhist teachings revolving around identification with a buddha/kami) which ends with the physical, and mental feature of the entity being ripped apart by the disharmony if they fail to harmonize.
Now a princes would be very rare in such a system, because the individual has to reach a certain identification with the gestalt will of the chaos god, and have a great enough will to impose their own order on the energy they absorb. In this spectrum one could speculate that Eldar being highly psychic by nature are both resistant (Do to interference from their own souls) to the warp energies emitted by the gods, and yet highly susceptible to the pull of the warp appon death do to their especially emotionally ridden souls. So in other words they are to powerful to gradually be corrupted by chaos, but do to their strength they are very susceptible to annihilation in the inferno of the warp do to the pull of forces in the warp segmenting their soul into fragments (The stronger the magnet the stronger the affect on other magnets). Where humans are more alike to iron then a magnet in that they are weak enough to absorb the influences of the gods, but have a property where they can assimilate to their influences without it outright destroying them.
I have far more metaphysics based on this conception of the warp, however listing it here may be counter productive to the thread.
Medusa: "I'm a witch, its my job to blaspheme against Gods."
Two Slaanesh daemons on the first go...hmm I guess the fates have spoken emperors children here I come