History Characters / Warhammer40000Eldar

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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''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.

5th Jul '17 4:24:30 AM Willbyr
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* DestructiveSaviour: The Ynnari are a force of good (at least for the Eldar), but whenever they step, wanton destruction is bound to happen. Yvraine destroyed Biel-Tan's Infinity Circuit by summoning the Yncarne, earning the ire of the Seer Council. There's also the Daemon incursion she caused in Commorragh, and the resulting civil war and apparition of the Mandrakes' dimension in the middle of Commorragh. She also destroyed whole sections of the Webway to get rid of Ahriman when they crossed path.
* EasyEvangelism: In-Universe, all members of the Ynnari were easily converted to Ynnead's cause, either by witnessing the might of the Yncarne or like Yvraine or the Visarch, by being contacted by the god himself. It eventually led to Ynnari creating their own Pantheon with the remaining Eldar Gods and comparing famous Eldar to gods to fill in. It's a rather controversial move from their part among other Eldar.

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* DestructiveSaviour: The Ynnari are a force of good (at least for the Eldar), but whenever they step, wanton destruction is bound to happen. Yvraine destroyed Biel-Tan's Infinity Circuit by summoning the Yncarne, earning the ire of the Seer Council. There's also the Daemon incursion she caused in Commorragh, and the resulting civil war and apparition of the Mandrakes' dimension in the middle of Commorragh. She also destroyed whole sections of the Webway to get rid of Ahriman when they crossed path.
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* EasyEvangelism: In-Universe, all members of the Ynnari were easily converted to Ynnead's cause, either by witnessing the might of the Yncarne or like Yvraine or the Visarch, by being contacted by the god himself. It eventually led to the Ynnari creating their own Pantheon pantheon with the remaining Eldar Gods gods and comparing famous Eldar to gods to fill in. It's a rather controversial move from their part among other Eldar.



* HeroWithBadPublicity: Although the Ynnari are benevolent for the Eldar, that they rub shoulders with Dark Eldar and recklessly act without consulting all the possible futures makes them feared by most Craftworld Councils. Everyone in Commorragh also hates them since Yvraine caused a Daemon incursion in the middle of the city, which was followed with a swathe of Commorragh being taken over by the Mandrakes.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Although the Ynnari are benevolent for the Eldar, that they rub shoulders with Dark Eldar and recklessly act without consulting all the possible futures makes them feared by most Craftworld Councils. Everyone Those in Commorragh who didn't join them also hates hate them since Yvraine caused a Daemon incursion in the middle of the city, which was followed with a swathe of Commorragh being taken over by the Mandrakes.



* {{Necromancer}}: A more benevolent kind than usual, the Revenant Discipline exclusive to the Ynnari allows them to use the power of dead souls or pull out a YourSoulIsMine on their enemies. One positive effect of Ynnead's power is that Eldar Souls in the Infinity Circuit put into Wraith constructs are better awoken from their slumber and can experience everything as if they were alive. Not only do the Wraith make better warriors as a result, their souls are also grateful for the more comfortable experience.

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* {{Necromancer}}: A more benevolent kind than usual, the Revenant Discipline exclusive to the Ynnari allows them to use the power of dead souls or pull out a YourSoulIsMine on their enemies. One positive effect of Ynnead's power is that Eldar Souls souls in the Infinity Circuit put into Wraith constructs are better awoken from their slumber and can experience everything as if they were alive. Not only do the Wraith make better warriors as a result, their souls are also grateful for the more comfortable experience.



* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Five of them, in fact. '''WAY''' back in Eldar pre-history, the Eldar Goddess Morai-Heg tricked [[WarGod Kaela Mensha Khaine]] into chopping her hand off so she could drink her own blood to gain the wisdom that was locked within it. Afterward, not having anything better to do with the severed hand and guided by the visions she received from her bout of blood-chugging, she handed it to the craftsman God [[UltimateBlacksmith Vaul]] to turn her fingers into five shape-shifting swords of immense power. The Ynnari believe that those swords are the keys to fully awakening Ynnead. They've found four of them so far. Yvraine, the Visarch, and the Yncarne each have one, as does [[spoiler: Prince Yriel of Iyanden, who had been [[ArtifactOfDoom slowly dying]] to the power of his, which had taken the form of his famous, cursed spear, for some time]].

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* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Five of them, in fact. '''WAY''' back in Eldar pre-history, the Eldar Goddess Morai-Heg tricked [[WarGod Kaela Mensha Khaine]] into chopping her hand off so she could drink her own blood to gain the wisdom that was locked within it. Afterward, not having anything better to do with the severed hand and guided by the visions she received from her bout of blood-chugging, she handed it to the craftsman God [[UltimateBlacksmith Vaul]] to turn her fingers into five shape-shifting swords of immense power. The Ynnari believe that those swords are the keys to fully awakening Ynnead. They've found four of them so far. Yvraine, the Visarch, and the Yncarne each have one, as does [[spoiler: Prince [[spoiler:Prince Yriel of Iyanden, who had been [[ArtifactOfDoom slowly dying]] to the power of his, which had taken the form of his famous, cursed spear, for some time]].
5th Jul '17 4:20:57 AM Willbyr
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Though superficially similar to humans, Eldar have PointedEars, are lanky and long-limbed, and move with a speed and grace that others find unnerving. Over their million-year history the Eldar mastered anti-grav engines, devastating energy weapons, and even more wondrous technologies. Their race is inherently psychic, moreso than any other race in the setting. As a result, many Eldar devices are based on psychotropic engineering, while their psykers are among the most potent beings in the galaxy. However, with this mental power comes a mind capable of far greater extremes, passions and obsessions than other species, and this is what doomed the Eldar.

The history of the Eldar is ancient, poorly understood, and didn't survive the downfall of their galactic empire. What little remains is passed down through oral tradition, allegory and song, mutating their history and making it more fanciful with each retelling. All the Eldar know is that they were long, long ago created by an ancient race to combat the Necrons and their C'tan masters, but both their creators and their enemies fell, and the Eldar were left as the dominant force in the galaxy, before mankind had even mastered fire. With no real challenges facing them, the Eldar grew decadent, and began amusing themselves through increasingly extreme acts as they searched for new sensations to savor. Some far-sighted individuals warned of disaster, and many, disgusted by the depravities they had witnessed, fled for the hinterlands of their domain, but it was no use. The psychic energy produced from this millennia-long orgy of debauchery coalesced into a new Chaos God of Excess, Slaanesh, whose birth devoured the souls of much of their race, [[HaveYouSeenMyGod killed most of their pantheon]], and left the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] as a permanent blight upon the galaxy. In the blink of an eye their empire was completely gutted, and the Eldar found themselves on the brink of extinction, [[DoNotGoGentle struggling to survive at any cost]].

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Though superficially similar to humans, Eldar have PointedEars, are lanky and long-limbed, and move with a speed and grace that others find unnerving. Over They are one of the oldest races in the galaxy, and their million-year history the Eldar technology reflects this, as they have mastered anti-grav engines, devastating energy weapons, and even more wondrous technologies. Their race is inherently psychic, moreso than any other race in the setting. As a result, many Eldar devices are based on psychotropic engineering, while their psykers are among the most potent beings in the galaxy. However, with this mental power comes a mind capable of far greater extremes, passions and obsessions than other species, and this is what doomed the Eldar.

The history of the Eldar is ancient, poorly understood, and didn't survive the downfall of their galactic empire. What little remains is passed down through oral tradition, allegory and song, mutating their history and making it more fanciful with each retelling. All the Eldar know is that they were long, long ago created by an ancient race to combat the Necrons and their C'tan masters, but both their creators and their enemies fell, and the Eldar were left as the dominant force in the galaxy, before mankind had even mastered fire. With Their civilization evolved to a nigh-utopian level, but with no real challenges facing them, the Eldar grew decadent, and began amusing themselves through increasingly extreme acts as they searched for new sensations to savor. Some far-sighted individuals warned of disaster, and many, disgusted by the depravities they had witnessed, fled for the hinterlands of their domain, but it was no use. The psychic energy produced from this millennia-long orgy of debauchery coalesced into a new Chaos God of Excess, Slaanesh, whose birth devoured the souls of much of their race, [[HaveYouSeenMyGod killed most of their pantheon]], and left the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] as a permanent blight upon the galaxy. In the blink of an eye their empire was completely gutted, and the Eldar found themselves on the brink of extinction, [[DoNotGoGentle struggling to survive at any cost]].
2nd Jul '17 7:17:53 PM SkidTroper
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** Interestingly, the Haemonculi are also bent on destroying the Ynnari because they threaten their monopoly on immortality and the Yncarne can kill a Haemonculus for good, a frightening perspective for all of them.

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** Interestingly, the Haemonculi are also bent on destroying the Ynnari Ynnari. Apart from the Haemonculi on Asdrubael Vect's payroll (see above), the Haemonculi's own reasons are because they threaten their monopoly on immortality and the Yncarne can kill a Haemonculus for good, a frightening perspective for all of them.them (though Urien Rakarth also seeks to take the Ynnari's mastery over death for himself).



* HeroWithBadPublicity: Although the Ynnari are benevolent for the Eldar, that they fret with Dark Eldar and recklessly act without consulting all the possible futures makes them feared by most Craftworld Councils. Everyone in Commorragh also hates them since Yvraine caused a Daemon incursion in the middle of the city.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Although the Ynnari are benevolent for the Eldar, that they fret rub shoulders with Dark Eldar and recklessly act without consulting all the possible futures makes them feared by most Craftworld Councils. Councils. Everyone in Commorragh also hates them since Yvraine caused a Daemon incursion in the middle of the city.city, which was followed with a swathe of Commorragh being taken over by the Mandrakes.



* SoulPower: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the lore]], Yvraine has managed to do such interesting things with her powers as [[PowerIncontinence accidentally causing a dysjunction in Commorragh]], disinfecting a Nurgle-plagued corpse by killing all of the germs, [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting said corpse]], bringing wraith-constructs to full consciousness instead of their dreamlike half-awareness, and [[spoiler: bringing those of the Thousand Sons who had been turned into sentient piles of dust inside their armour [[PetTheDog back to life]], before [[KickTheDog punting them from the Webway into the Warp]] to get [[EvilSorcerer Ahriman]] to go save them and get out of their way.]]

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* SoulPower: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the lore]], Yvraine has managed to do such interesting things with her powers as [[PowerIncontinence accidentally causing a dysjunction in Commorragh]], disinfecting a Nurgle-plagued corpse by killing all of the germs, [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting said corpse]], bringing wraith-constructs to full consciousness instead of their dreamlike half-awareness, and [[spoiler: bringing those of the Thousand Sons who had been turned into sentient piles of dust inside their armour [[PetTheDog back to life]], before life]] (though the latter kindness was followed by [[KickTheDog punting them from the Webway into the Warp]] to get [[EvilSorcerer Ahriman]] to [[VillainousValor go save them them]] and get out of their way.way).]]
2nd Jul '17 2:55:50 PM MarqFJA
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* DevotedToYou: To Ynnead. He even abandoned the role of Exarch (especially significant considering the single-minded devotion to the Path of the Warrior required to ''become'' an Exarch in the first place) and followed her to Commorragh and became an Incubus just so he could keep an eye on her.

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* DevotedToYou: To Ynnead.Yvraine. He even abandoned the role of Exarch (especially significant considering the single-minded devotion to the Path of the Warrior required to ''become'' an Exarch in the first place) and followed her to Commorragh and became an Incubus just so he could keep an eye on her.
2nd Jul '17 2:54:56 PM MarqFJA
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* CoolSword: The Cronesword [[NamedWeapon Asu-var, the Sword of Silent Screams]], is an icy-blue two-handed sword forged by Vaul himself that projects an aura of silence armour the Visarch. In-game Asu-var boosts the Visarch’s Strength characteristic and makes the enemy more likely to flee from combat.

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* CoolSword: The Cronesword [[NamedWeapon Asu-var, the Sword of Silent Screams]], is an icy-blue two-handed sword forged by Vaul himself that projects an aura of silence armour around the Visarch. In-game Asu-var boosts the Visarch’s Strength characteristic and makes the enemy more likely to flee from combat.
2nd Jul '17 2:43:51 PM MarqFJA
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** To Slaanesh, as the Ynnari follow Ynnead, who is supposed to kill Slaanesh during the Rhana Dandra, while Slaanesh and his/her Daemonette are naturally attracted to the prospect of Eldar souls to feast upon.

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** To Slaanesh, as the Ynnari follow Ynnead, who is supposed to kill Slaanesh during the Rhana Dandra, while Slaanesh and his/her Daemonette Daemonettes are naturally attracted to the prospect of Eldar souls to feast upon.
2nd Jul '17 2:43:15 PM MarqFJA
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** To Slaanesh, as the Ynnari follow the Ynnead who is supposed to kill Slaanesh during the Rhana Dandra, while Slaanesh and his/her Daemonette are naturally attracted to the prospect of Eldar souls to feast upon.

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** To Slaanesh, as the Ynnari follow the Ynnead Ynnead, who is supposed to kill Slaanesh during the Rhana Dandra, while Slaanesh and his/her Daemonette are naturally attracted to the prospect of Eldar souls to feast upon.
2nd Jul '17 2:40:06 PM MarqFJA
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->''"The Reborn are the only hope left to our people. They seek to unite the Aeldari entire – to bring together not only the Craftworlds, but every scattered shard of our race, be they Outcast, Exodite, or soul-hungry Drukari. With the Whispering God’s net gathering us together away from the sight of evil, we shall be reforged. We shall be a people that look forwards in hope, not backwards in despair. Follow them, cast aside your waystone and the crippling fear it represents, and we shall soar on the winds of fate once more."''

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->''"The Reborn are the only hope left to our people. They seek to unite the Aeldari entire – to bring together not only the Craftworlds, but every scattered shard of our race, be they Outcast, Exodite, or soul-hungry Drukari.Drukhari. With the Whispering God’s net gathering us together away from the sight of evil, we shall be reforged. We shall be a people that look forwards in hope, not backwards in despair. Follow them, cast aside your waystone and the crippling fear it represents, and we shall soar on the winds of fate once more."''
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