The Warhammer 40,000 setting is used for several tabletop games, video games, and works of fiction, including licensed works published by Black Library, a subsidiary of Games Workshop. In 1983, Games Workshop released a fantasy-themed wargame called Warhammer, and it proved such a success that the company asked its designer, Rick Priestley, to develop a science fiction version of it. Since before joining Games Workshop, Priestley had been privately working on a science fiction tabletop game called Rogue Trader. Priestley added Warhammer elements such as magic and science fiction counterparts to Elves and Orcs. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader was released in 1987. The first edition of the game was more of a roleplaying game focusing on small skirmishes, with an umpire overseeing the players. Priestley realized that players wanted a proper wargame rather than a roleplaying game, and in the second edition the umpire was removed and the players were allowed to deploy more warriors. Warhammer 40,000 became even more successful than its fantasy precursor, and soon Games Workshop released a range of spin-off games such as Necromunda, Battlefleet Gothic, and GorkaMorka. In exchange for his help, Khaine was granted the Howling Banshee Aspect and thus it came into being after the Fall of the Eldar when the first Aspect Warriors were raised on the Craftworlds. As such, it is only fitting that the Howling Banshees are perhaps the most feared of all of the Aspect Warriors, since their spiritual ancestors tortured even Khaine. When the Phoenix Lord Asurmen raised the first Aspect Warriors, he selected the warrior Jain Zar for her ferocity and speed, whereupon she became the first of her race to lose herself upon the Path of the Warrior and become an Exarch, and then she became the Howling Banshee Phoenix Lord. Of all the Phoenix Lords, Jain Zar is the most devoted to her Aspect Shrines, travelling the Webway to spread and nurture her Aspect's teachings on every Craftworld within reach. Howling Banshees often fight with a Power Sword, capitalising on their swift and athletic capabilities, for they are deadly hand-to-hand fighters. What the Howling Banshees lack in brute strength they make up for in precision and efficiency, their shimmering Power Swords slicing through armour, flesh and bone with equal ease.