Iyanden is an Eldar Craftworld. Once the most populated and largest of the Craftworlds, it is now on the brink of extinction after being invaded by Hive Fleet. This article is about the Chaos invasion; for the Tyranid invasion of Iyanden, see The Battle of Iyanden was a major Chaos invasion of the Eldar Craftworld of. Background: Iyanden is an Eldar Craftworld, the greatest worldship of the Eldar empire that was.
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The victory on Iyanden was a hollow one indeed, for though the Craftworld’s defenders had repulsed the invaders, there were barely any left alive to witness the victory.
Iyanden – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum
Though this was swiftly and bloodily put down, and the ringleader’s mutilated and not yet dead body riveted to the prow of Kallorax’s personal shuttlecraft, the pirate admiral knew that the challenges would only increase unless he managed to put an end to the Eldar’s predations.
He spoke not another word until the final few Chaos vessels had been reduced to scrap, and the battle was at last finished.
Allowing the Ynnari craffworld fade into Index obscurity is a proper Shyamalan twist. October 17, 7: Scarcely had Kelmon made contact when the floor heaved, and the Tyranids burst into the dome. Kallorax now directed his cabal of Sorcerers to divine the location iyaanden the Eldar base. Even an Imperial sector fleet, led by the ambitious but woefully overconfident High Commodore Rassoloth, chanced its arm against the Craftworld. Iyanden had faced this threat — this Great Devourer — and they had vanquished it, Kelmon icily informed his guest.
After turning traitor, Kallorax seized control of a small but effective pirate band and set about carving his own bloody legend. Interestingly it seems the rules are affecting vehicles, which who cares for this, it’s dross, but likely mean we’re going to see some really nice buffs for the super heavies.
In the end Iyanden was victorious, but only narrowly. Only one threat in all this time came close to ending Iyanden: Striking Scorpions sliced their way through iganden massed Termagants that blocked the Craftworld’s arterial passageways like a vile cancer.
A message needed to be sent, he told them, craftworl which had to breach the Shadow in the Warp if there was to be any chance of survival. Let them join our ranks, lest we are forced to join theirs. Yet not everything in that battle favoured the Eldar.
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Rekkfist had been broken forever. Kelmon knew that, barring a miracle, Iyanden was doomed. We’ll see what happens, I guess!
Kelmon Farsight, leader iiyanden Iyanden’s Council, was concerned most of all. But after a brutal invasion by Hive Fleet Kraken their population was brought to the brink of extinction. Scarcely had Kallorax fallen when a desperate telepathic message form the Flame of Asuryan warned Yriel that a spearhead of three Chaos cruisers had breached the Eldar cordon and were driving hard for Iyanden itself. Over the course of craftword preceding centrueis, Eldrad Ulthran had become increasingly aware of a growing threat upon the eastern rim, a hungry darkness that was as rapacious for Eldar flesh as Slaanesh was for Eldar souls.
For nearly a decade, Yriel led Iyanden’s forces against Kallorax’s armada. In the skies above, Yriel led the Iyanden fleet against the bio-ships of Hive Fleet Kraken, harnessing his hard-won experience to destroy every last obscene vessel.
So it was that Kelmon, in his moment of self-doubt, compounded Iyanden’s danger a hundredfold.
Using ancient Webway maps and personal teleporters, Yriel and his Corsairs are able to materialize directly inside the Nurgle Hulk. Along with his closest followers, he departed voluntarily into exile, declaring darkly that he would never set foot on Iyanden again.
Even a few Harlequins from the Masque of the Veiled Path and Exodites emerged from the Webway portal at Iyanden’s aft and pledged their aid, yet still the outlook was bleak. Or rather that they switched to T7, and then switched back so soon. Silent Ghost Warriors and other Wraithbone automata tower above Iyanden’s remaining Guardians and Aspect Warriorswielding the most powerful weaponry the Craftworld can provide.
Once the most populated and largest of the Craftworlds, it is now on the brink of extinction after being invaded by Hive Fleet Kraken. Rumours told that the prince neither slept nor ate, that the Spear of Twilight now sustained his life even as it slowly stole it away.
In a rage, Kallorax had his Sorcerers put to death, and instead forged pacts with Daemons, offering up ever-increasing numbers of lives in the hope of attracting the attention of a being powerful enough to give him the answers that he sought. Although small in numbers these ships were impossible for the Iyanden fleet to destroy, so the Craftworld instead decided to focus on terminating the Hulk’s engines and fleeing.
With the coming of the Great Rift the craftworld has also seen fresh invasions, three times overcoming daemonic threats. However, Iyanden emerged from the conflict relatively unscathed, and in their arrogance did not believe the warnings of Idharae Chief Farseer Taolis Eversong that the Tyranids encountered thus far were merely the harbingers of a larger swarm. Hence, the people of Iyanden are often referred to as the ” Ghost Warriors “. It would take the combined efforts of every Eldar on Iyanden to have any chance against the Tyranids, and even then, they might not succeed.
All in all, the firestorm batteries tracked and destroyed thirty-five of the inbound torpedoes, but through a malign quirck of fate, the thirty-sixth evaded all efforts and pitted against it. October 18, For the armies of Iyanden, which rely ever more on their wraith-constructs to win victory, such delays can prove catastrophic if they occur in the crucible of battle, where even a second’s iyamden can transmute a hard-won victory into a bitter and costly defeat.
Many light years distant, Yriel craftworod Kelmon’s contact as a waking dream, filled with darkness and emotion. Then her mask grew dark once again, and she told the Farseer simply that fate must sometimes be forged, not followed.
Alas, even his august words of caution were drowned out by the clamour of the exultant masses. They really should have realized that attacking ianden Space Marine chapter, let alone one named “Invaders” was a bad idea. Victory followed victory, each greater than the last.
Only when the runes became clouded by strange shadows, and Kelmon began to hear a cacophony of alien voices screaming through his thoughts, did he come to realise the terrible depth of his mistake. Biel-Tan held that these planets, seeded with life before the Iywnden, held the key to the Eldar race’s eventual ascension and sought to reclaim them.
When Eversong’s warning fell on deaf ears, Idharae ended its alliance with Iyanden and struck out on draftworld own. Quickly, these attacks spread disquiet amongst the Orks. Alas, confidence became arrogance, and would soon cost all three Craftworlds dearly.
The impact of the fourth Carnifex slammed the Avatar from his feet, molten blood oozed form his shattered iron frame.