- "The tarellians say that we have to leave. They don't like us drinking here."
Their warriors are often called Tarellian "Dog-soldiers."
- "Brotherhood of a Thousand. I am Eadmund."
"Ah. I have never served with a brother of your Chapter. But I have heard of your exploits. You liberated the Mostar System from the Darellian."
"The dog-soldiers. Yes. I was honoured to be part of that victory when I was a just a Scout."
The Tarellians were originally a part of the stellar empire known as the Tarellian Civilisation, which existed to the galactic north of the Ghoul Stars and coreward of the Kiltor Sector.
The Tarellians seem to bear a grudge against humanity for the ancient assault to this day, as they aggressively reject the company of all humans.
In recent times, Tarellians have served as mercenaries for the T'au Empire.
Unfortunately for the Tarellians, in ca. 997.M41 the Tarellian Civilisation was caught up in Hive Fleet Moloch's inexorable advance from the galactic north after the Tyranids devoured the Kiltor Sector.
The Hive Fleet swept through the Ghoul Stars, and some vanguard elements of the swarm plunged onwards towards Imperial space.
It is thus likely that the only surviving Tarellians are those Dog-soldiers who were operating as mercenaries away from their home territories.
Anatomy and Physiology
The Tarellians are a bipedal species who possess narrow-waisted and broad-shouldered bodies.
They stand somewhat shorter than most humans, with long canine-like faces and teeth, which give them their moniker of "dog-soldiers."
They communicate in a language of growls, snarls and barks.
In Star Trek, the Tarellians were a humanoid species whose civilisation was destroyed by viric weaponry during a civil war.
- Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook (3rd Edition), pg. 116
- Kill Team (Novel) by Gav Thorpe, Ch. 6
- Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition), pg. 29
- Storm of Damocles (Novel) by Justin D. Hill, Ch. 7