The Dark Eldar, referred to as the Eldarith Ynneas, or, in more recent days, as the Drukhari in the Eldar Lexicon, are the forsaken and corrupt kindred of the Eldar, an ancient and highly advanced alien race of fey humanoids. Their armies, like their Craftworld Eldar counterparts, usually have the advantages of mobility and advanced technology, though they are often lacking in resilience and numbers.
The Dark Eldar 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 Dark Eldar are unique amongst the intelligent races 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 city-state -- the Dark City of Commorragh -- that lies within the "ordered" Immaterium of the Eldar Webway.
The Dark Eldar are mainly pirates and slavers who prey on targets across the galaxy to feed their unholy appetites for other sentient beings' souls, a terrible desire called the Thirst, though they are sometimes used as mercenaries by other species. 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 stave off the slow consumption by the Chaos God Slaanesh of their own souls.
|Dark Eldar Important Links|
|History and Culture||Dark Eldar • Fall of the Eldar • The Great Enemy • Commorragh, the Dark City • Dark Muses • Eldar Lexicon • Trueborn|
|Notable Battles||Purging of Centrati's Eye • Fall of Medusa V • War of Dark Revelations • Harvest of Chogros|
|Technology||Dark Eldar Weapons • Dark Eldar Technology • Dark Eldar Vehicles • Dark Eldar Skimmercraft • Dark Eldar Spacecraft • Webway|
|Dark Eldar Military||Kabals • Kabalite Warriors • Wych Cults • Haemonculi • Incubi • Succubi • Mandrakes • Wracks • Grotesques • Beastmasters • Hellions • Harlequins (Allies) • Raider • Venom • Reaver • Scourge • Ravager • Talos Pain Engine • Cronos Parasite Engine • Razorwing • Voidraven • Dark Eldar Wargear|
|Notable Dark Eldar||Arhra • Asdrubael Vect • Sathonyx • Dark Father • Drazhar • Kruellagh • Kheradruakh, the Decapitator • Aurelia Malys • Lelith Hesperax • No'akei • Sliscus • Urien Rekarth • Visarch • Vorsch • Yvraine|
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