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Slann are frog-like creatures from both of Games Workshop's flagship game lines.

Warhammer Fantasy Battle[edit]

"K:"The mystery of the Chaos Wastes... Who do you think created them?"
M:"Frogs. I heard it was frogs. Really big frogs.""

Markus Kruber & Kerillian


Saltzpyre, freaking out about the above statement.

In Warhammer Fantasy Battle, the Slann are the lieutenants of the Old Ones, created to lead the Lizardmen, and given goofy names like Cupacocoa, Mylkbotyl, Pinacolada, and Kroak (the last one is still canon). When the Warhammer world's polar gates broke down and Chaos streamed into the world, the Old Ones either fled or died, and the Slann were left in charge of fixing things. Despite their being so fucking magic that their mummified remains shoot magic at people, they have not achieved as much fixing as one might hope. In fact, basically no fixing. Quite the opposite of fixing, actually. Thanks to their continental fine-tuning, the Dwarf empire was shattered, paving the way for Skaven and greenskins to once again become major powers in the world. But then again a fixed up utopia ruled over by giant frog dudes on palanquins wouldn't be a great setting for a wargame. Maybe an OK one for FATAL, because those guys are into toad love, but not for slamming minis together and rolling dice so much that you can't jack it for a week.

It also didn't help that at some point, Slann just...stopped being made. The spawning pools all lizardmen rose from just kept making more of the other scalyfolk, making each Slann irreplaceable.

Age of Sigmar[edit]

With The End Times resulting in Lustria being fucked beyond all comprehension by Skaven blowing up Morrslieb and the mightiest Slann dying, those that remained just said "Fuck it!", turned their pyramids into spaceships and ran off into space before Archaon blew up the world. Eventually they bumped into Dracothion in the void and told him what happened to the old world, which caused the dragon to run away crying. The Slann followed his tears to the realm of Azyr, and decided this was as good a place as any to settle down.

Unfortunately, the Slann were the only folks who could survive the voyage across realities, as the lizardmen attendants all eventually withered and died... until GW decided to retcon that, so now they have spawning pools inside their ships and have actually been mortal creatures this entire time.

Warhammer 40,000[edit]

The psychic frogmen of the 41st millenium.

In early editions of Warhammer 40,000, the Slann were the oldest space civilization, even older than the Eldar; in fact, the Eldar learned from them when making the Webway. For reasons never really elaborated on, they mostly died out by the 41st millennium.

When Games Workshop made their game more grimdark in later editions, the Slann were effectively replaced by Old Ones, who mostly died out in the aftermath of the war with the Necrons, though some still survived to advise the Eldar and warn them about the coming Fall. The third edition Necron Codex does contain a nod to their origins: it suggests that Lizardmen miniatures could be converted to stand for the Old Ones' distant descendants.

However, they don't really appear much other than being mentioned as "having been created by the Old Ones", followed by "helped the Eldar", and then apparently fucking around doing nothing for millennia, and then dying out. Presumably the translation of large floppy blubbery creatures into zero gravity made them too mentally distressing to want to talk about in the fluff too much.

What is implied to be a Slann makes a cameo in the book "Old Earth". It's never stated to be a Slann, but it certainly fits the bill as a giant frog creature that lives in a mesoamerican pyramid. It was one of the top leaders of the Cabal until Eldrad killed it.

Notable Species of Warhammer 40,000
Major: Eldar, including Dark Eldar Humans, including Abhumans Necrons Orks Tau Tyranids
Minor: Ambull Araklionid Barghesi Banelings Bale Childers Drahendra Caradochians Cimmeriac
Cryptos Cythor Fiends Demiurg Donarathi Drugh Dracoliths Drax Enoulian
Enslavers Fra'al Galg Gykon Hrud Jokaero Jorgall K'nib
Kathaps Khrave Kinebrach Kroot L'Huraxi Lacrymole Laer Lelith
Loxatl Medusae Megarachnids Nekulli Nicassar Old Ones Q'Orl Rak'gol
Rangda Reek Reptos Saharduin Saruthi Scythian Simulacra Slann
Slaugth Sslyth Stryxis Tarellian Thexian Thraxian Thyrrus Tushepta
Umbra Ur-Ghul Vespid Watchers in the Dark Whisperers Xenarch Yu'Vath Zoats