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 Tears had been lost for millennia, and Iyanna’s followers sought clues to their whereabouts more often than they did the gems themselves. October 18, 8: Then, finally, the first of Yriel’s Vampire Raiders set down alongside Iyanna Arieanl’s position, disgorging Guardians, Aspect Warriors and Wraithguard into the thick of the fight.

Yriel iyaanden distrustful of the Farseer’s motives at first, but quickly forgot his suspicions when it became clear that Kelmon’s support ensured that Iyanden would confront Kallorax’s armada.

A shared soul ensures that each twin is at all times able to communicate in terms that the other can understand. Kelmon had planned to offer an apology, to promise that Yriel’s name would be restored if only he would return to defend his home in its desperate need.

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As the decades pass, the skeins of mortality fade, and the soul’s personality fraftworld subsumed into the Infinity Circuit’s whispering gestalt. Seeing the Orks falter, though not knowing the cause, Taec Silvereye urged his own forces forwards.

In their pride, the Eldar of Iyanden underestimated the threat. In this, Yriel greatly misjudged the mood of his people.

So I really have to ask why everyone else is getting bonuses on everything but Marines? No longer able to rely upon the aid of allies, Iyanden’s accomplishments were curtailed in the decades that followed.

Ordinarily, even a space-going fortress like a hulk would have stood little chance against a Craftworld, but Iyanden was but a shadow of its former might.

Worse, the hive fleet’s hunger drove it onward at a speed that Iyanden could not outpace. If even one of those warheads stuck home, the damage would be incalculable.

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But all of these valiant champions fell to the sheer number of attackers, their lives sold at a great cost to the Tyranid hordes. Iyanden is an Eldar Craftworld.


In the end, the matter was decided only when Kelmon Farsight, the foremost of Iyanden’s Farseers, supported Yriel’s cause. Iyanden’s craftorld cared little as their last surviving ally parted ways, for they were now all but blind to anything save their own rising greatness.

Angered by his losses, but powerless to carry the fight to an enemy whose base of operations was unknown, Kallorax sought ways to “motivate” his minions. The Imperium of Man, though sluggish in its response, had at last sent armies and fleets to bring the rebellious sector to heel.

Little of Iyanden now lay in Eldar hands, and the majority of its defenders lay dead.

Silvereye assumed Kelmon’s place at the head of the Council and begged Yriel to stay. So it was Iyanden scouts soon brought word that a mighty armada of ships was converging on the Craftworld.

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In a rage, Kallorax had his Sorcerers put to death, and instead forged pacts with Daemonsoffering 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. Awakening the Ghost Warriors had ever been a measure of last resort; to do so in any course other than survival was held by many Eldar to be a break with tradition and an abuse of their honoured dead.

Guided by the precise commands of Spiritseers, the wraith-constructs advanced through the storm of shells and missiles, weathering blows that would have torn a mortal Eldar apart. To enter these ravaged chambers was to risk madness; the crystal within bore strange reflections and fragments of memory, the impossible breezes carried echoes of sorrowful songs.

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At last, Yriel encountered a foe worthy of his mettle. Then her mask grew dark once again, and she told the Farseer simply that fate must sometimes be forged, not followed. The Farseers of Iyanden focused entirely on predicting the machinations of Chaos, blinding them to much else that occurred within the galaxy.

On the occasions where the pirates actually managed to destroy a more substantial vessel, the losses they suffered in return rendered the success almost meaningless. Already, the Craftworld’s ability to replace destroyed spacecraft was being outstripped by the craftorld being suffered.


As tireless beings with no need for rest or sustenance, ghost warriors can remain in silent ambush for days at a time, if need be, patiently waiting for the order that will begin the killing. With the spilling of the Warp brought about by the Fall of Craftwogld Iyanden found itself once more beset by Chaos Forces, this time three Hulks infested with Nurgle Daemons.

Little by little, the Tyranids were scoured from the Ybaric Cluster, and victory was at last won though not without great cost.

Along with his closest followers, he departed voluntarily into exile, declaring darkly that he would never set foot on Iyanden again. The ensuing battle was an orgy of destruction.

The Hive Tyrant thundered to meet the Eldar Prince, but the creature’s savage strength and ferocity proved no match for the awesome energies of the Spear of Twilight. Through his victories, Yriel had become more than a hero to the folk of Iyanden; he was a herald of the flame that was blazing anew.

These were the veterans of a thousand shipping raids, murderers of whole colonies; they were black-hearted killers who had slain the finest warriors of the Adeptus Astartes at their master’s command, and now they came forward to slaughter perfidious aliens in his name. Choirs of Warlocks united in psychic accord to repel the Shadow in the Warp.

He was glad that the Craftworld’s madness had at last burnt itself out, but he despaired at the price. Now, his followers numbered thousands of craftwworld, renegades, betrayers and scoundrels — the dregs of a dozen star systems. Battle was joined in ever imaginable arena. When the pirate vessels at last withdrew in disarray, Yriel ordered his warriors aboard the shipyard.

Now, his followers numbered thousands of cultistsrenegades, betrayers and scoundrels — the dregs of a dozen star systems. If these heroes could all be awakened at once, or so the Eldar believe, their race would once again know the power to remake the stars.