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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Though Slaanesh’s shadow could not be truly denied, the Dark Prince would at least have to work harder for his prizes in the years that followed. Yet despite this, Eldrad Ulthran was poorly received, for many thought he had come to mock Iyanden for its misfortunes. Bonesingers craftwolrd the writhing Wraithbone, rich with the departed spirits of the Infinity Circuit, to fight against the terrible warping effects of the Tyranid spores. It would be close, but the succubus is significantly worse in melee than a troupe master.

Little by little, the Tyranids were scoured from the Ybaric Cluster, and victory was at last won — though not without great cost. Guided by his own keen instincts and by the divinations of the Craftworld’s Farseers, Yriel set about isolating and destroying Kallorax’s forces.

Craftworld Iyanden

Iyanden barely repelled the attack, losing thousands upon ijanden of Eldar warriors in the process. Disaster fanned the flames of their arrogance where it had doused them in others. The Tears had been lost for millennia, and Iyanna’s followers sought clues to their whereabouts more often than they did the gems themselves.

At the close of the battle, the Dark Angels demanded that Zhemon be given over to their keeping. Not sure harlequins really want a book, I can’t see them getting anything but nerfed. After turning traitor, Kallorax seized control of a small but effective pirate band and set cravtworld carving his own bloody legend. Scarcely had Kelmon made contact when the floor heaved, and the Tyranids burst into the dome. This was the closest to a conventional naval action the two sides had yet fought, with some four-score Iyanden vessels engaging a pirate fleet nearly twice their number.

I expect one of two alternatives. Though many lives had been spent, the union of the hive fleets had been denied.


So tightly-packed and poorly crewed were Kallorax’s carftworld that barely any of their salvoes hit the Eldar craft it was aimed at, instead tearing gaping wounds in the hulls of their allies, slaughtering crews and unseating gun batteries. Iyanden had become a strange and unsettling place for the surviving Eldar.

For long centuries, Iyanden continued along its serene course, a beacon of light that drove back the darkness wherever it advanced.

The Eldar spacecraft were faster, more manoeuvrable and had longer ranged weapons than their opponents, but this was not their only advantage. Though Iganden had lost comparatively few of its warriors during the defeat of the twin hive fleets, those losses it had suffered were hard to bear. They had died in failure; hundreds of lives had been lost, and the beast was yet unwounded.

Unfortunately, this success cost him half of his own forces. Little by little, Kallorax’s supply chains withered and died.

Retrieved from ” http: As a result, Craftworld Iyanden is forced to rely heavily on Wraith constructs to keep them afloat in combat, and half of the ones alive are probably Bonesingers. The Imperium of Manthough sluggish in its response, had at last sent armies and fleets to bring the rebellious sector to heel. Many light years distant, Yrield experienced Kelmon’s contact as a waking dream, filled with darkness and emotion.

In the end, he had opportunity to say none of these things. As sections of the Chaos vessels went dark, agile Eldar bombers slipped into the silenced kill zones to inflict more damage, sometimes flying into the ravaged superstructure itself to destroy vital systems. Bloodied but unbreaten, Rekkfist roared for reinforcements and, all across Antellas Prime, Mek tellyportas burst into life as they flooded fresh troops into the battle zone.

He could feel the baleful energies of the Spear of Twilight coursing through him and knew that he had changed his destiny forever by taking up the blade.

None sent so much aid as Biel-Tan, though whether this largesse was in memory of their past alliance, or purely out of a desire to wreak xenocide, Kelmon was never sure. Where other Eldar Craftworlds utilise Aspect Warriors and Guardians as the heart of their armies, and their ghost warriors as supporting units, Iyanden does the exact opposite.

Bright sparks of light flared as the Craftworld’s firestorm defence lasers sought to engage the torpedoes.


With a howling scream, the Tyrant collapsed and died at Yriel’s feet. They no longer believed that the Craftworld’s might was sufficient to achieve lasting craftworls, but would not despair. Where was Yriel, she wondered, silently cursing the prince for his iyandeh of her warhost. The first, Malan’tai, was a sombre worldship whose people had suffered greatly at the hands of Ork pirates and had remade their home into nothing less than a fortress. Iyanden Eldritch Raiders Ynnari.

After Iyanden was saved, the Council of Seers questioned the Dark Eldar as to why they intervened, and they replied simply that they gain extreme entertainment crsftworld watching Iyanden’s angst-ridden use of necromancy.

Knowing the battle would be won or lost with the Hive Tyrant’s fall, Iyanna summoned what forces she could.

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Not all of Iyanden’s folk were so afflicted; a few Farseers saw the danger. Her mask remained smooth and dark, and she gave no word of rebuke. This unexpected assault shattered the Fortress of the Red Moon and sent its defenders reeling.

Reclaiming the first Tear alone left a crraftworld worlds in ruin, and as many again were left fearful that the Eldar would return to slay those that had survived. More than lives craftwogld been lost when the torpedo struck. Eighty Wraithfighters screamed low over the charging Orks, the whine of their distortion scythes easily audible over the greenskins’ bellowing. Once, its halls were busy and vibrant craftqorld life, but no longer. Alas, never had Iyanden faced an enemy whose forces were so widespread, and the Council began to fear that even with the ghost warriors, their forces might be insufficient to claim victory.

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He had cast the runes again and again, and always the runes for pride, doom and salvation spiralled about Asuryan. There was to be no escape. Many crsftworld Yriel’s ships were crippled by stray shots; others were overwhelmed by the endless fighter-craft and Heldrakes that swarmed and boiled in the vacuum between the duelling starships.