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The Dark Eldar, referred to as the Drukhari in the Aeldari Lexicon, are the forsaken and corrupt kindred of the Aeldari, an ancient and highly advanced alien race of fey humanoids.

Their armies, like their Craftworld Aeldari counterparts, usually have the advantages of mobility and advanced technology, though they are often lacking in resilience and numbers.

The Drukhari revel in piracy, enslavement and torture, and are sadistic in the extreme. Dark Eldar armies make use of various anti-gravity skimmers such as Raiders and Ravagers to launch high speed attacks.

They strike with little or no warning, using an interdimensional labyrinth known as the Webway to traverse the galaxy safely and far more quickly than most advanced races are able to with their Warp jumps.

The Drukhari are unique amongst the intelligent species of the Milky Way Galaxy because they do not live on a settled world or worlds, but rather the bulk of their population is concentrated in one foul, massive, interdimensional city-state -- the Dark City of Commorragh -- that lies within the "ordered" Immaterium of the Aeldari Webway.

The Drukhari are mainly pirates and slavers who prey on targets across the galaxy to capture slaves they can use to feed their unholy appetites for other sentient beings' psychic suffering, a terrible desire called "the Thirst." They are also sometimes used as mercenaries by other starfaring species with an amoral bent.

Highly intelligent and devious to the point of obsession, these piratical people revel in the physical and emotional pain of others, for feeding upon the psychic residue of suffering is the only way they can maintain their immortality and stave off the slow consumption by the Chaos God Slaanesh of their own souls.

Drukhari Important Links
History and Culture Dark EldarFall of the EldarThe Great EnemyCommorragh, the Dark City • Dark MusesEldar LexiconTrueborn
Notable Battles Purging of Centrati's EyeFall of Medusa VWar of Dark RevelationsHarvest of Chogros
Technology Dark Eldar WeaponsDark Eldar TechnologyDark Eldar VehiclesDark Eldar SkimmercraftDark Eldar SpacecraftWebway
Dark Eldar Military KabalsKabalite WarriorsWych CultsHaemonculiIncubiSuccubiMandrakesWracksGrotesquesBeastmastersHellionsHarlequins (Allies) • RaiderVenomReaverScourgeRavagerTalos Pain EngineCronos Parasite EngineRazorwingVoidravenDark Eldar Wargear
Notable Dark Eldar ArhraAsdrubael VectSathonyxDark FatherDrazharKruellaghKheradruakhAurelia MalysLelith HesperaxNo'akeiTraevelliath SliscusUrien RakarthVisarchVorschYvraine

Faction Portals
Imperium of Man Space Marines Adeptus Mechanicus Chaos Eldar Orks Tyranids Necrons Tau InquisitionAstra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Leagues of Votann

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