Some of the new fluff about the era of the beast is interesting, at least. Alarielle’s ritual surging the realms has most directly affected the coalesced in ghur, driving them dangerously primal in places the astromatrix is misaligned, an example being given of a number of saurus bodyguards being driven feral and ripping apart their skink charges, being unstoppable until their Slann personally stepped in to call them. Coatl’s claw has embraced it, however, the new surge of primal power complimenting their new nature and brutal expansionism. The starborne being unaffected has led to big surges of their presence in the realm at the behest of Kroak and other mage priests, helping quell the aatromatrix to assist the coalesced. Starborne are also affected by Belakor’s dark cloud, it’s presence complicating and sometimes preventing the summoning of starborne forces, interfering with their ability to do their thing. On the flip side this has necessitated more direct interaction with the mortal races. The stormcast battletome and the corebook as well as this new tome celestial mention skinks finding more positions within sigmar’s society, skinks using their astral knowledge to help keep the bridges to azyr in stormkeeps better aligned and functioning while stationed there. It’s also mentioned that Seraphon are parties included in the pact signed by the Draconith with Sigmar, a line of communication opened that’s seen the stormcast being deployed directly to aid endangered Temple-Cities that otherwise would have fallen. In return, skinks are integrating into dawnbringer crusades as pathfinders and mystic guides while saurus legions are deployed to defend the fledgling new settlements from ruin. It seems like an interesting shift for us, to be put in a position where we’re still kind of capricious and acting on the whims of fate, but also more reliable with more direct means of communication between constellations, temple cities, and sigmar’s empire. This does seem sort of very intentionally engineered by kroak too, given it was him that claimed the draconith eggs that led to this partnership, and opened the door of cooperation in BR: Belakor and Kragnos. Draconith eggs were also buried in many nexus of layline power after he initially received them, the same places dawnbringer crusades are now sent out to build on top of, and their presence in a location further mandates permanent stormcast settlement to accommodate them- something not all crusades get.