Yes and no...They both play each other, but ultimately Malekith is playing Morathi more. Malekith has a very strong sense of Father-worship and ultimately does what is best for himself first and his people second (though he believes that he knows what's best for his people). After the Sundering he made it known that Slaanesh cults aren't tolerated. Pleasure cults were quickly culled, and Morathi was given strong hints, that further incidents would have greater consequences. I believe in the end-time Morathi calls on Slaanesh again to aid in the invasion of Ulthuan, but IIRC this was outside of the Witch King's knowledge and caused further problems.bwdaWAR wrote:It's Morathi who tells Malekith what to do, not the other way around.Gobtar wrote:Morathi's pleasure cults have been put to an end by lord Malekith's decree. That is all I will say on the matter...
Morathi also only cares about Malekith in as much as it's her best shot at power, this has served her well, it's also why she has a hard on for Tyrion, in a really disturbing way. Morathi doesn't actually care about anything other than herself, and her own lust for power.
Morathi is the ultimate user, she never actually prostrates herself to gods just accepts whatever gifts are sent her way. This is one of many reasons why Hellebron and Morathi have always been at odds (among MANY other reasons). Malekith is no fool, he knows what his mother is, and tolerates it, however the fact that she is his mother only goes so far, and even she is very careful what games she tries to play with the King of Chill.
On a side note, All sorcs had to be wed first and foremost to Malekith, I wonder if the same needs to be true for Male Sorcs in RoR.