History Characters / Warhammer40000Eldar

17th Nov '17 11:55:04 PM SebastianGray
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The Laughing God Cegorach is the trickster god of the Aldari and the only deity to survive the Fall of the Eldar relatively unscathed, having fled into the protection of the Webway while She Who Thirsts battled Khaine. The patron of the Harlequins, Cegorach is also known as the Great Harlequin and has lead his people in a ten thousand year dance to oppose Slaanesh.

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The Laughing God Cegorach is the trickster god of the Aldari and the only deity to survive the Fall of the Eldar relatively unscathed, having fled into the protection of the Webway while She Who Thirsts battled Khaine. The patron of the Harlequins, Cegorach is also known as the Great Harlequin and has lead his people in a ten thousand year dance to oppose Slaanesh.



!!Hoec

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!!Hoec
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* OddJobGods: Hoec is the god of... interdimensional travel?
* WalkingTheEarth: Walking the Webway, anyway.

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* %%* OddJobGods: Hoec is the god of... interdimensional travel?
* %%* WalkingTheEarth: Walking the Webway, anyway.



%%A god of the Eldar, Isha was associated with healing, fertility and the harvest.

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%%A god Isha is the mother goddess of the Eldar, Isha was Aeldari and is associated with healing, fertility and the harvest.
harvest. Isha was one of the most companionate of the Aeldari Pantheon and it was her wish to protect her mortal children that caused Asuryan to separate the mortal realm from that of the gods. One of the three deities to survive the Fall, Isha was captured by Nurgle and is imprisoned within the Plague God’s mansion.



* TheHecateSisters: The Mother.

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* TheHecateSisters: The Mother.Mother to Lileath’s Maiden and Morai-Heg’s Crone. All Aeldari are the children of Isha and she cares deeply for them above all others, teaching and guiding them secretly even when forbidden to do so by Asuryan.
14th Nov '17 12:07:21 AM SebastianGray
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%%Cegorach - the Great Harlequin, the Great Fool, the First Fool, the Laughing God - is one of the gods of Eldar mythology, and the central figure of Harlequin belief.

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%%Cegorach - the Great Harlequin, the Great Fool, the First Fool, the The Laughing God - Cegorach is one the trickster god of the gods of Eldar mythology, Aldari and the central figure only deity to survive the Fall of the Eldar relatively unscathed, having fled into the protection of the Webway while She Who Thirsts battled Khaine. The patron of the Harlequins, Cegorach is also known as the Great Harlequin belief.
and has lead his people in a ten thousand year dance to oppose Slaanesh.


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* KingIncognito: Many of his followers believe that Cegorach travels the Webway disguised as a regular Harlequin player to personally fight against the forces of She Who Thirsts.
11th Nov '17 10:05:15 PM HTD
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* FantasticRacism: Despite the Fall and the resulting destruction of their empire and sundering of their people, the Eldar generally have a substantial superiority complex, seeing all other sapient species as, at best, tools to be used and discarded should the need arise (and ignored otherwise), or at worst, a blight to be eradicated. Even the Eldar racial term for humans, [[SonOfAnApe "mon-keigh]]," means "those who are to be exterminated." That being said, apart from the T'au, the Eldar actually have the best relations with humans, which says more about the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil other races]] than anything else. In-game, the 6th and 7th edition rules reflected this in the Allies matrix by having the Craftworld Eldar, Harlequins, and Dark Eldar[[note]]the former two of which get along fine but hate the Dark Eldar, and the feeling is very much reciprocated[[/note]] considered "Battle Brothers", while any other potential allies among the lesser races were "Allies of Convenience" at best.

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* FantasticRacism: Despite the Fall and the resulting destruction of their empire and sundering of their people, the Eldar generally have a substantial superiority complex, seeing all other sapient species as, at best, tools to be used and discarded should the need arise (and ignored otherwise), or at worst, a blight to be eradicated. Even the Eldar racial term for humans, [[SonOfAnApe "mon-keigh]]," means "those who are to be exterminated." That being said, apart from the T'au, the Eldar actually have the best relations with humans, which says more about the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil other races]] than anything else. In-game, the The 6th and 7th edition rules reflected this in the Allies matrix by having the Craftworld Eldar, Harlequins, and Dark Eldar[[note]]the former two of which get along fine but hate the Dark Eldar, and the feeling is very much reciprocated[[/note]] considered "Battle Brothers", while any other potential allies among the lesser races were "Allies of Convenience" at best.



* HumansThroughAlienEyes: At best, the Eldar see humans as barbaric upstarts who are repeating the same mistakes that led to the Fall, feeding the Chaos Gods through constant war and death. At worst, humans are little better than verminous animals infesting the Eldar's birthright (a position taken by the more extremely anti-human Craftworlds), or livestock to be slaughtered (the general view the Dark Eldar take).

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* HumansThroughAlienEyes: At best, the Eldar see humans as barbaric upstarts who are repeating the same mistakes that led to the Fall, feeding the Chaos Gods through constant war and death. At worst, humans are little better than verminous animals vermin infesting the Eldar's birthright (a position taken by the more extremely anti-human Craftworlds), or livestock to be slaughtered (the general view the Dark Eldar take).



[[folder:The Aelari Pantheon]]

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[[folder:The Aelari Aeldari Pantheon]]



* ThanatosGambit: Ynnead is a nascent Eldar deity growing in the Infinity Circuits of the Craftworlds, and some seers believe that once the last of the Eldar die, their combined spirits will awaken to form a new God of the Dead able to defeat Slaanesh once and for all, and allow the Eldar to be reborn in a better form. Of course, considering that the last God made from Eldar souls was ''Slaanesh'' itself, there's really no guarantee what Ynnead will do if he comes into existence.
** Others, such as Eldrad Ulthran and the Harlequins, tried to figure out loopholes in those prophesies so that the Eldar won't have to go extinct before their salvation. They managed to bring Ynnead into existence and enough wakefulness to begin influencing events, and create an avatar called the Yncarne. Jury's still out on just how good or bad a thing that is, but said avatar's birth [[NotHyperbole BROKE]] Craftworld Biel-Tan.

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* ThanatosGambit: Ynnead is a nascent Eldar deity growing in the Infinity Circuits of the Craftworlds, and some seers believe that once the last of the Eldar die, their combined spirits will awaken to form a new God of the Dead able to defeat Slaanesh once and for all, and allow the Eldar to be reborn in a better form. Of course, considering that the last God made from Eldar souls was ''Slaanesh'' itself, there's really no guarantee what Ynnead will do if he comes into existence.
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existence. Others, such as Eldrad Ulthran and the Harlequins, tried to figure out loopholes in those prophesies so that the Eldar won't have to go extinct before their salvation. They managed to bring Ynnead into existence and enough wakefulness to begin influencing events, and create an avatar called the Yncarne. Jury's still out on just how good or bad a thing that is, but said avatar's birth [[NotHyperbole BROKE]] Craftworld Biel-Tan.



* PowerAtAPrice: Harlequin Solitaires [[DealWithTheDevil surrender their souls to Slaanesh, and in doing so gain great power in return]], becoming {{Lightning Bruiser}}s without peer among the Eldar. Rather than be a member of specific troupes like other Harlequins, they [[WalkingTheEarth walk the galaxy]] going where fortune may take them, joining other Harlequin groups temporarily to enact certain rare performances or to join them in battle. Older fluff says that a Solitaire speaks and is spoken to only in ritual fashion, as their [[TheSoulless soullessness]] is seen as a threat to others they interact with. In performances, Solitaires are the only ones allowed to take on the role of Slaanesh, as anyone else doing so would be to invite the Chaos God's attention (which is never a good thing).

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* PowerAtAPrice: Harlequin Solitaires [[DealWithTheDevil surrender their souls to Slaanesh, and in doing so gain great power in return]], becoming {{Lightning Bruiser}}s without peer among the Eldar. Rather than be a member members of specific troupes like other Harlequins, they [[WalkingTheEarth walk the galaxy]] going where fortune may take them, joining other Harlequin groups temporarily to enact certain rare performances or to join them in battle. Older fluff says that a Solitaire speaks and is spoken to only in ritual fashion, as their [[TheSoulless soullessness]] is seen as a threat to others they interact with. In performances, Solitaires are the only ones allowed to take on the role of Slaanesh, as anyone else doing so would be to invite the Chaos God's attention (which is never a good thing).



%%* [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Elaborate Space Base]]



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: If you are willing to buy the dedicated units from ''Forge World''. Walkers as Troops? Yes. Heavy Support and Fast Attack units as Dedicated Transports? Yes!

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: If you are willing to buy the dedicated units from ''Forge World''.Forge World. Walkers as Troops? Yes. Heavy Support and Fast Attack units as Dedicated Transports? Yes!



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* MyNaymeIs: "Yncarne" resembles a stylized version of "incarnate", with a gratuitous "Y" to add some mystical flair to it.


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* PhantasySpelling: "Yncarne" resembles a stylized version of "incarnate", with a gratuitous "Y" to add some mystical flair to it.
10th Nov '17 7:40:07 PM Willbyr
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* FantasticRacism: Despite the Fall and the resulting destruction of their empire and sundering of their people, the Eldar generally have a substantial superiority complex, seeing all other sapient species as, at best, tools to be used and discarded should the need arise (and ignored otherwise), or at worst, a blight to be eradicated. Even the Eldar racial term for humans, [[SonOfAnApe "mon-keigh]]," means "those who are to be exterminated." That being said, apart from the T'au, the Eldar actually have the best relations with humans, which says more about the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil other races]] than anything else. In-game, this is reflected in the Allies matrix having the Craftworld Eldar, Harlequins, and Dark Eldar[[note]]the former two of which get along fine but hate the Dark Eldar, and the feeling is very much reciprocated[[/note]] considered "Battle Brothers", while any other potential allies among the lesser races are "Allies of Convenience" at best.

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* FantasticRacism: Despite the Fall and the resulting destruction of their empire and sundering of their people, the Eldar generally have a substantial superiority complex, seeing all other sapient species as, at best, tools to be used and discarded should the need arise (and ignored otherwise), or at worst, a blight to be eradicated. Even the Eldar racial term for humans, [[SonOfAnApe "mon-keigh]]," means "those who are to be exterminated." That being said, apart from the T'au, the Eldar actually have the best relations with humans, which says more about the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil other races]] than anything else. In-game, this is the 6th and 7th edition rules reflected this in the Allies matrix by having the Craftworld Eldar, Harlequins, and Dark Eldar[[note]]the former two of which get along fine but hate the Dark Eldar, and the feeling is very much reciprocated[[/note]] considered "Battle Brothers", while any other potential allies among the lesser races are were "Allies of Convenience" at best.



* MoralMyopia: When the Eldar are faced with a choice between safeguarding their own kin and the welfare of another species, they will pick their own kind every time. It's perfectly understandable given their DyingRace status... it's just not much fun when you're the one getting screwed in their stead, especially after the Eldar have decided that a few thousand of their lives are worth several ''million'' of yours.

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* MoralMyopia: When the Eldar are faced with a choice between safeguarding their own kin and the welfare of another species, they will pick their own kind every time. It's perfectly understandable given their DyingRace status... it's just not much fun when you're the one getting screwed in their stead, especially after the Eldar have decided that a few thousand of their lives are worth several ''million'' of yours.



* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: The Eldar language is extremely complex by most standards, where a given word can have multiple literal and metaphorical meanings depending on its placement in relationship with other words and the body language of the person saying it. Add to that the language uses metaphor extremely frequently to communicate complex ideas based on prior cultural understanding[[note]]([[JustForFun/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary not unlike tropers]], [[JustForFun/DrinkingGame heyo!]])[[/note]] and full fluency becomes almost impossible for outsiders to achieve. Typically the best they can hope for is an extremely clipped and clumsy version of some common phrases and concepts.

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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: The Eldar language is extremely complex by most standards, where a given word can have multiple literal and metaphorical meanings depending on its placement in relationship with other words and the body language of the person saying it. Add to that the language uses metaphor extremely frequently to communicate complex ideas based on prior cultural understanding[[note]]([[JustForFun/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary not unlike tropers]], [[JustForFun/DrinkingGame heyo!]])[[/note]] understanding and full fluency becomes almost impossible for outsiders to achieve. Typically the best they can hope for is an extremely clipped and clumsy version of some common phrases and concepts.



* NotWorthKilling: The Imperium's policy towards the Eldar as a whole. While several Craftworlds were destroyed during the Great Crusade, and as recently as 852 M41 the Space Marines of the Invaders chapter were able to besiege and destroy Craftworld Idharae, other attempts to wipe out the Eldar have not gone well. One resulted in the loss of an entire sector fleet, and a reprisal from Alaitoc [[ApocalypseHow reduced the Invaders to three fleet-based companies]]. The Imperium therefore finds occasional clashes with the Eldar preferable to the losses they would sustain in a proper genocidal campaign against them. As far as many of the higher-ups in the Imperium are concerned, the Eldar are a spent force, and they don't need to expend precious men and material to hasten the Eldar's extinction when it can be better spent on things like Ork invasions and Chaos uprisings. Whether they are right or not is questionable.

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* NotWorthKilling: The Imperium's policy towards the Eldar as a whole. While several Craftworlds were destroyed during the Great Crusade, and as recently as 852 M41 the Space Marines of the Invaders chapter were able to besiege and destroy Craftworld Idharae, other attempts to wipe out the Eldar have not gone well. One resulted in the loss of an entire sector fleet, and a reprisal from Alaitoc [[ApocalypseHow [[CurbStompBattle reduced the Invaders to three fleet-based companies]]. The Imperium therefore finds occasional clashes with the Eldar preferable to the losses they would sustain in a proper genocidal campaign against them. As far as many of the higher-ups in the Imperium are concerned, the Eldar are a spent force, and they don't need to expend precious men and material to hasten the Eldar's extinction when it can be better spent on things like Ork invasions and Chaos uprisings. Whether they are right or not is questionable.



* SpockSpeak: Eldar who speak Gothic do so in a very elevated, careful register; their own language is often [[TranslationConvention translated]] the same way. This leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny in ''[[Literature/ThePathOfTheEldar Path of the Warrior]]'' when a Striking Scorpion makes a ''masturbation joke'' without breaking this tone.

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* SpockSpeak: Eldar who speak Gothic do so in a very elevated, careful register; their own language is often [[TranslationConvention translated]] {{translat|ionConvention}}ed the same way. This leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny in ''[[Literature/ThePathOfTheEldar Path of the Warrior]]'' when a Striking Scorpion makes a ''masturbation joke'' without breaking this tone.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The inverted case. Interestingly, various sources show that some Eldar ''do'' consider this question, but in almost all cases [[IDidWhatIHadToDo pragmatism]] wins out and when faced with the choice of saving one of their own or a number of humans, they'll pick their own kind every time.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
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The inverted case. Interestingly, various sources show that some Eldar ''do'' consider this question, but in almost all cases [[IDidWhatIHadToDo pragmatism]] wins out and when faced with the choice of saving one of their own or a number of humans, they'll pick their own kind every time.
9th Nov '17 1:41:05 AM SebastianGray
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%%Asuryan, also known as the Phoenix King and the Supreme God of Eldar, is the name of a male deity who was the chief as well as the eldest of all the Eldar Gods. His first brother is the War God, Kaela Mensha Khaine. He is known as the father of the gods and the ancestor of all living things.

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%%Asuryan, also The Phoenix King Asuryan was the leader of the Aeldari Pantheon and the oldest of all the gods. Brother of the WarGod Kaela Mensha Khaine and consort of the goddess Gea, was known as the Phoenix King Father of the Aeldari and the Supreme God of Eldar, is the name of a male deity who was the chief as well as the eldest of all the Eldar Gods. His first brother is the War God, Kaela Mensha Khaine. He is known as the father of the gods and the ultimate ancestor of all living things.
things. In the Aldari Myth Cycles, Asuryan was responsible for creating the barrier between the realm of the gods and the mortal universe as well as delivered Isha and Kurnous into the clutches of Khaine for their continued contact with the Aeldari.
4th Nov '17 2:27:07 AM SebastianGray
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[[folder:The Aelari Pantheon]]

%%There were several gods in Eldar myth, all but three (Cegorach, Isha and Khaine) [[GodIsDead being destroyed]] in the Fall of the Eldar race. A new god (Ynnead), not part of the old mythology, is said to be forming from the souls of the Eldar dead within the Infinity Circuits of the Craftworlds.

!!Asuryan

%%Asuryan, also known as the Phoenix King and the Supreme God of Eldar, is the name of a male deity who was the chief as well as the eldest of all the Eldar Gods. His first brother is the War God, Kaela Mensha Khaine. He is known as the father of the gods and the ancestor of all living things.

* BigGood: For the Eldar, at least.
* BodyMotifs
** One Craftworld adopted the EvilEye of Asuryan because he can kill with one DeathGlare.
** Asurmen, Phoenix Lord of the Dire Avengers, is called The Hand of Asuryan.
* DivineIntervention: Asuryan was very helpful to the Eldar.
* GodIsFlawed: Asuryan admitted having Khaine punish Isha and her husband Kurnous for continuing to communicate with the Eldar was a mistake.
* LightIsGood: Iyanden Craftworld's symbol is Asuryan's flame.
* TopGod: The leader of the Eldar pantheon.


!!Cegorach

%%Cegorach - the Great Harlequin, the Great Fool, the First Fool, the Laughing God - is one of the gods of Eldar mythology, and the central figure of Harlequin belief.

* BerserkButton: Pride, whether it be from mortals or his fellow gods.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: He created the Black Library of Chaos, which takes the shape of a shadowy Craftworld within the Webway, guarded by the Harlequins and serving as a repository for the Eldar race's accumulated knowledge of Chaos and its workings, including works acquired after the Fall, such as Magnus the Red's ''Book of Magnus''.
* NoodleIncident: Cegorach once oversaw a terrifying event known only as the "Wedding of Screams".
* PhysicalGod: Cegorach is said to disguise himself as a Harlequin from time to time.
* RebelLeader: Cegorach and his Harlequins harass and hamper Chaos when and where they can.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During the Fall of the Eldar, when a newborn Slaanesh was busy eating the Eldar pantheon, Cegorach escaped into the Webway.
* TheTrickster: A classic trickster god, the Laughing God has a strong predilection for achieving his goals by tricking his enemies into doing his job for him. For instance, it once tricked the Outsider, a C'Tan, into eating its fellows, in one stroke killing off numerous C'Tan and driving the Outsider itself quite insane.

!!Hoec

%%Hoec is a mysterious wanderer known to the Eldar who is said to have been one with the Webway and has walked the paths between planets since the stars themselves were young.

* OddJobGods: Hoec is the god of... interdimensional travel?
* WalkingTheEarth: Walking the Webway, anyway.

!!Isha

%%A god of the Eldar, Isha was associated with healing, fertility and the harvest.

* BodyMotifs: Craftworld Ulthwe uses Isha's weeping eye as its symbol.
* ChekhovsGun: Isha's spirit stones made from her tears so she can communicate with the Eldar (after Asuryan separated the heavenly and mortal realms to sate his brother Khaine's anger) would help the Eldar avoid having their souls claimed by Slaanesh.
* DamselInDistress: Isha was "rescued" by Nurgle from Slaanesh, and now resides in a cage in the Chaos God's pestilential [[GardenOfEvil garden]], serving as a guinea pig for Nurgle's plagues.
* TheHecateSisters: The Mother.
* JustSoStory: Isha's captivity by Nurgle explains why diseases have remedies.
* LoveGoddess: Isha being a fertility goddess and all.
* TeamMom: For the whole Eldar race.

!!Khaine

%%Kaela Mensha Khaine, normally abbreviated to Khaine, is associated with murder, violence, destruction and war.

* BodyMotifs: "Kaela Mensha" means "Bloody-Handed", as he was cursed to drip blood eternally from his left hand for his murder of Eldanesh, something that carries over to his Avatars.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Khaine sparked the War In Heaven to stop Lileath's prophecy of his demise because of the Eldar.
* HumanSacrifice: How the Dark Eldar worship Khaine. Craftworld Eldar only prescribe this when they sacrifice an Exarch to awake an Avatar.
* JerkassGods: Khaine is the most violent and aggressive of the Eldar Gods. There's a reason he's the God of War and ''Murder''. Most notably, he murdered Eldanesh, the greatest hero of the Eldar, just to cause more strife.
* MyBloodRunsHot: Fire is Khaine's blood. Same goes for his Avatars.
* NameOfCain: The word Khaine signifies the essence of murder.
* PhysicalGod: Khaine was shattered by Slaanesh but shards of his spirit can be called and given form as an Avatar of Khaine.
* RedRightHand: His left hand is constantly dripping Eldanesh's blood.
* ScrewDestiny: Khaine went to war with the Eldar because he heard of a vision where he would be [[KillTheGod torn to pieces by the Eldar]]. He might however have [[PoorCommunicationKills misheard]] "by" instead of "because of".
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Khaine's murder of Eldanesh was so heinous that Asuryan cursed him to have Eldanesh's blood forever drip from his hands.
* WarGod: Honourable and proud but harsh and unintelligent, Khaine personified the best and worst qualities of the warrior class.
* TheWorfEffect: Fans have noticed the general purpose of an Avatar of Khaine's appearance is to be a {{Jobber}}.

!!Lileath

%%Lileath the Maiden is the name of a powerful Eldar Goddess of dreams and fortune. She is said to be the daughter of Isha, the Goddess of the Harvest.

* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Lileath is the goddess of psychic visions.
* KillTheCutie: She was a fair Maiden who would end up being the first divine victim of the Great Enemy Slaanesh.
* TheHecateSisters: The Maiden.
* SacrificialLamb: Lileath was the first Eldar god Slaanesh devoured.

!!Morai-Heg

%%Morai-Heg the Crone is the third in a trinity of female Eldar goddesses who appears as a withered ancient creature who holds the fate of mortals within a skin rune pouch.

* AnArmAndALeg: Morai-Heg had Khaine cut off her hand so she could drink her own blood, which contained the essence of wisdom.
* BodyMotifs: Craftworld Iybraesil use Morai-Heg's hand as their symbol.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Subverted. Morai-Heg claimed she could not answer Asuryan's question of their future. Instead she said only Eldanesh knew.
* TheHecateSisters: The Crone.
* JustSoStory: Morai-Heg and Khaine's story explains the origins of fire and the Howling Banshees Aspect Warriors.

!!Vaul

%%Vaul was the Smith God that existed within the pantheon of the Eldar race, brother of the Phoenix King Asuryan.

* CoolUncle: Vaul was happy to help Isha and Kurnous.
* DisabledDeity: After Khaine crippled him.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Vaul's defeat by Khaine represents the urge to create getting crushed by the need to destroy.
* {{Expy}}: He's basically Space Elf [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hephaestus]].
* ForgedByTheGods: Eldar mythology credits the smith god Vaul with the creation of some of their legendary weapons, and their super-heavy vehicles are referred to as "Engines of Vaul."
* GuileHero: Vaul tricked Khaine by hiding a mortal sword among his gift of 100 divine swords. It didn't work.
* UltimateBlacksmith: Vaul is the god of smithing and is credited with forging weapons from swords to ''battle stations'' (the Blackstone Fortresses).

!!Ynnead

%%Ynnead (the God of the Dead) is supposedly a nascent Eldar god growing in the collective Infinity Circuits of every Craftworld, from the souls of dead Eldar. Steps have been taken to bring him forth without requiring the death of every Eldar. [[GoneHorriblyRight Steps that look to have worked]].

* AmbiguouslyEvil: No-one is sure whether Ynnead will be a new hope for the Eldar or [[HistoryRepeats a repeat]] of the Slaanesh incident...
* AmbiguousGender: Ynnead is traditionally referred to in the masculine (though this could be an abstraction), and the Yncarne is referred to as "it" though appears to be female. This can be explained away by it being TwoFaced, distinctly feminine on one side, and [[{{Elfeminate}} ambiguously feminine]] on the other.
* GoodCounterpart: Ynnead is an anti-Slaanesh, a newborn god created and empowered by the absorption of countless Eldar souls. This is emphasized by its physical avatar looking distinctly Daemonette-like, though so far it appears to be a force of good.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Yvraine "midwifed" Ynnead early to expel a daemonic incursion into Biel-Tan, and in particular, the daemon leader, the Masque, from the Craftorld's Infinity Circuit. While it worked, the process [[DeaderThanDead destroyed many Eldar souls]], shattered the Craftworld, and it's possible that the early birth may have other, unintended effects on Ynnead.
* TheChosenOne: The Eldar noticed a nascent deity gestating in the Craftworlds' Infinity Circuits. They believed it would eventually destroy Slaanesh.
* TheGhost: For a long time Ynnead was more a concept than a character, but his awakening is the key focus of the second part of Creator/GamesWorkshop's first steps at actually moving the timeline past 999.M41 with the ''Gathering Storm'' campaign books.
* ThanatosGambit: Ynnead is a nascent Eldar deity growing in the Infinity Circuits of the Craftworlds, and some seers believe that once the last of the Eldar die, their combined spirits will awaken to form a new God of the Dead able to defeat Slaanesh once and for all, and allow the Eldar to be reborn in a better form. Of course, considering that the last God made from Eldar souls was ''Slaanesh'' itself, there's really no guarantee what Ynnead will do if he comes into existence.
** Others, such as Eldrad Ulthran and the Harlequins, tried to figure out loopholes in those prophesies so that the Eldar won't have to go extinct before their salvation. They managed to bring Ynnead into existence and enough wakefulness to begin influencing events, and create an avatar called the Yncarne. Jury's still out on just how good or bad a thing that is, but said avatar's birth [[NotHyperbole BROKE]] Craftworld Biel-Tan.
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For the Eldar pantheon, see Characters/Warhammer40000EldarGods.

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9th Oct '17 2:08:21 PM Sirocco
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** "Eldar" was Creator/JRRTolkien's word for elves. It also sounds like "elder," a fitting name for an ancient race.
*** Fittingly it translates to "star-people".

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** "Eldar" was Creator/JRRTolkien's word for elves. It also sounds like "elder," a fitting name for an ancient race.
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race. Fittingly it translates to "star-people".
9th Oct '17 12:43:29 PM Sirocco
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***Fittingly it translates to "star-people".
7th Jul '17 1:24:28 AM SebastianGray
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Despite their importance to the Eldar, the Exodites haven’t had rules in ''Warhammer 40,000'' since a single unit of Dragon Riders was included as a Squad choice in the 2nd Edition Codex: Eldar, and have never had dedicated models. They did however supply various types of [[HumongousMecha Eldar Knights]] for early editions of the large-scale ''Epic'' [[GaidenGame game system]].

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Despite their importance to the Eldar, the Exodites haven’t had rules in ''Warhammer 40,000'' since a single unit of Dragon Riders was included as a Squad choice in the 2nd Edition Codex: Eldar, ''Codex: Eldar'', and have never had dedicated models. They did however supply various types of [[HumongousMecha Eldar Knights]] for early editions of the large-scale ''Epic'' [[GaidenGame game system]].
7th Jul '17 1:23:25 AM SebastianGray
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Unofficial rules in the past gave the Harlequins their own (if truncated) army list, and the 6th edition Eldar codex featured them as an Elites choice. In 2015 the Harlequins received their own codex and updated model range, making them a stand-alone army (in much the same way that the Inquisition split off from the Grey Knights).

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Unofficial rules in Although they have had models since the past gave 1st Edition of ''Warhammer 40,000'', the Harlequins their own (if truncated) have rarely been treated as a standalone force[[note]]beyond a few unofficial and fan made lists[[/note]], instead being included as a part of the army list, and the 6th edition lists for other Eldar codex featured them as an Elites choice. factions. In 2015 the Harlequins received their own first solo codex and an updated model range, making them a stand-alone army (in much range. The 8th Edition rules for the same way that Harlequins are included in the Inquisition split off from the Grey Knights).
''Index: Xenos 1'' book released in June 2017.



Despite their importance to the Eldar, the Exodites have not have rules in ''Warhammer 40,000'' since a single Eldar unit choice in Second Edition, and have never had dedicated models. They did however supply Eldar Knights for the large-scale ''Epic 40,000'' GaidenGame.

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Despite their importance to the Eldar, the Exodites have not have haven’t had rules in ''Warhammer 40,000'' since a single Eldar unit of Dragon Riders was included as a Squad choice in Second Edition, the 2nd Edition Codex: Eldar, and have never had dedicated models. They did however supply various types of [[HumongousMecha Eldar Knights Knights]] for early editions of the large-scale ''Epic 40,000'' GaidenGame.
''Epic'' [[GaidenGame game system]].



In the tabletop game, Rangers are a Troops choice in the Craftworld Eldar codex. Corsairs are Battle Brothers for all Eldar factions, but their materials are exclusive to Forge World--two conversion kits for standard Guardian models, vehicle models such as the Warp Assault Walker and Hornet flyer, and an army list in ''Imperial Armor Volume 11''.

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In the tabletop game, Rangers are a Troops choice for in the Craftworld Eldar codex. Craftworlder armies and their rules can be found in ''Index: Xenos 1''. Corsairs are Battle Brothers for all were the primary Eldar factions, faction in the ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' [[GaidenGame spin-off]] but their materials are exclusive to Games Workshop’s Forge World--two World department[[note]]consisting of conversion kits for standard Guardian models, vehicle models such as and a few vehicles[[/note]] in the Warp Assault Walker and Hornet flyer, and an army list core ''Warhammer 40,000'' game itself. The rules for using the Forge World Corsairs in 8th Edition are included in ''Imperial Armor Volume 11''.
Armour – Index: Xenos'' where they have also been given the Aeldari name, the Anhrathe.



Though the Eldar have long been a race on the brink of annihilation, there has remained one final hope for them: Ynnead, God of the Dead. A desperate gambit by Eldrad Ulthuan attempted to birth the deity, but his efforts were disrupted by the intervention of a Deathwatch Kill-Team, resulting in but a fragment of the god emerging. This fragment, however, encountered two Eldar in Commorragh by the names of Yvraine and the Visarch, who had both walked all paths of the Eldar, and they became the heralds of Ynnead, proclaiming that not all Eldar had to perish for the god to be truly formed. To this end, they gathered the forces of those who believed in their word, forming the Ynnari a union of Craftworld Eldar, Dark Eldar, Corsairs and Harlequins, led by the mighty Yncarne, the Avatar of Ynnead, also known as the Reborn.

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Though the Eldar have long been a race on the brink of annihilation, there has remained one final hope for them: Ynnead, God of the Dead. A desperate gambit by Eldrad Ulthuan attempted to birth the deity, but his efforts were disrupted by the intervention of a Deathwatch Kill-Team, resulting in but a fragment of the god emerging. This fragment, however, encountered two Eldar in Commorragh by the names of Yvraine and the Visarch, who had both walked all paths of the Eldar, and they became the heralds of Ynnead, proclaiming that not all Eldar had to perish for the god to be truly formed. To this end, they gathered the forces of those who believed in their word, forming the Ynnari Ynnari, also known as the Reborn, a union of Craftworld Eldar, Dark Eldar, Corsairs and Harlequins, led by the mighty Yncarne, the Avatar of Ynnead, also known as Ynnead.

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the Reborn.
''Warhammer 40,000'' at the end of the game's 7th Edition, the Ynnari played a large role in the events that led up to the release of 8th Edition. The rules for using the Ynnari in 8th Edition itself are included alongside the rules for the other Aeldari factions in the ''Index: Xenos 1'' book released in June 2017.

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