They have transcended the bounds of normal mortality, in a fashion. The spirit of the original Phoenix Lords was infused into a Spirit Stone within their armour, and merges with the current personality of the wearer of that armour, who is always chosen from among the mightiest of the Exarchs of that particular Aspect Shrine.
When the Phoenix Lord falls in combat, another Exarch will don the armour and assume the memories and abilities of the Phoenix Lord.
However, many believe that the Phoenix Lords are animated suits of armour possessed by the spirits of the dead Exarchs of that Aspect.
Known Phoenix Lords
The known Eldar Phoenix Lords include:
- Asurmen, "The Hand of Asuryan," Phoenix Lord of the Dire Avengers
- Baharroth, "The Cry of the Wind," Phoenix Lord of the Swooping Hawks
- Drastanta, "The Tempest of Starlight," Phoenix Lord of the Shining Spears
- Fuegan, "The Burning Lance," Phoenix Lord of the Fire Dragons
- Irillyth, "The Shade of Twilight," Phoenix Lord of the Shadow Spectres
- Karandras, "The Shadow Hunter," Phoenix Lord of the Striking Scorpions
- Maugan Ra, "The Harvester of Souls," Phoenix Lord of the Dark Reapers
- Jain Zar, "The Storm of Silence," Phoenix Lord of the Howling Banshees
- Codex: Dark Eldar (5th Edition), pg. 52
- Codex: Eldar (4th Edition), pp. 30-31, 33, 41, 55-57, 63
- Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), pp. 10, 40-43
- Codex: Eldar (2nd Edition), pp. 9, 36-37, 40-41, 44, 55, 82, 84-86
- Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition), pg. 28
- Imperial Armour Volume Eleven - The Doom of Mymeara, pp. 131, 138, 142
- Iyanden: A Codex: Eldar Supplement (6th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 83
- Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse Reload, pg. 32
- Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook (5th Edition), pp. 128, 156
- White Dwarf 287 (UK), "Eye of Terror Campaign: Death By A Thousand Cuts," by Andy Chambers
- White Dwarf 172 (US), "The Eldar: The Path of the Warrior - Dire Avengers", pp. 5-16
- White Dwarf 138 (US), "Alaitoc Craftworld Eldar Army - Dire Avenger Exarch", pp. 20-29
- White Dwarf 127 (US), "Eldar" by Rick Priestley, Jes Goodwin, William King and Lindsey D. Le Doux Paton, pp. 13-52
- Path of the Warrior (Novel) by Gav Thorpe, pp. 130, 402
- Void Stalker (Novel) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- Shadow Point (Novel) by Gordon Rennie
- Eye of Terror Campaign, "Death By A Thousand Cuts"
|Arhra • Asurmen • Baharroth • Fuegan • Irillyth • Jain Zar • Karandras • Maugan Ra • Drastanta|