One interesting thing I read, the painter who was commissioned to paint this for GW, said he completed painting the model 2 years ago.
So, the model you see was ready to go before GKs even got their Psychic Awakening rules buffs!
that makes sense. I remember when new sisters first started being release (think it was sisters?) and the sprue had dates that were numerous years old.
Also agree that makes sense, but for an entirely different reason - the fact that our PA book was a bridge to our incoming 9th edition codex. It will be interesting to see how much similarity there would be between those two bridge endpoints.
Onto implications, is there a distinct possibility that Crowe might have fallen for the whispers of the blade, albeit not in a direct manner? I can't explain this contextually, but could we see a mechanic, similar to plasma "supercharging" that makes Crowe unleash the full potential on the blade, with a counterweight of say D3 mortal wound if say, he fails his hit roll on any of the attacks? Or something in that vein? Could be very fluffy.
Edited by Skywrath, 21 July 2021 - 02:30 PM.