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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October 17, 4: Through a series of hit and run engagements, M’kar’s itanden forces are lured ever closer to Ultramar and when the Daemon Prince is about to descend on the Ultramar world of Talassarthe Eldar withdraw and let M’kar’s hatred of the Ultramarines do the rest.

Tens of thousands of Eldar had died instantly when the cyclonic torpedo struck; worse, their spirit stones had been destroyed in the same moment, dooming the slain to suffer Slaanesh’s cruel embrace. In the end, only the Eldar of Biel-Tan joined Iyanden’s cause. The crowd thought Kelmon had misunderstood; the ghost warriors had fought alongside the living for millennia, and would surely do so again. Iyanden ‘s fleet battles Chaos warships.

Eldrad felt sure that Iyanden lay in its path; unless preparations were made, the Craftworld would be consumed.

Craftworld Iyanden

On the hallowed steps of the Shrine of Asuryan, Dire Avengers fought close and bloody battles with seemingly infinite numbers of Hormagaunts. Then came the Tyranids. The pitiful remnants of the Eldar fleet opposed the hive swarms as best they could, but were swept aside by a tide of bio-ships.

Buoyed by their victory against Hive Fleet Naga, the Eldar of Iyanden now experienced a golden age of renewal. Silent Ghost Warriors and other Wraithbone automata tower above Iyanden’s remaining Guardians and Aspect Warriorswielding the most powerful weaponry the Craftworld can provide. Iyanden is an Asuryani Craftworldthe greatest worldship of the Aeldari Empire that was. Indeed, Sylandri said nothing at all, but walked gracefully to where Kelmon’s runes still circled the air.

Rather than yielding to the Infinity Circuit’s embrace, those ghost warriors already awoken congregated in the ghost halls, reoccupying the family estates of old, crzftworld spirits of the dead flocking through the tangled spurs of the Infinity Circuit to join the others of their kind.


He assured himself that some sacrifices were necessary if Iyanden’s destiny was to be fulfilled, and he was certain that the deaths aboard the Craftworld would be held of little account when held alongside his great victory. This was also the closest Kallorax ever came to a victory, for in the throes of battle, his forces managed to destroy or cripple a dozen Eldar capital ships. A half-dozen Farseers were slain in the moment of the breach, either by the bio-electric bursts of Trygons or the waves of Termagants that followed in their wake.

It also also allows friendly Iyanden Wraith Constructs units to re-roll all failed hit rolls instead cratfworld only hit rolls of 1. The Orks were everywhere, and the overwhelming numbers swept aside what their brute force could not crush.

Iyanden had been saved.

The Invaders chapter destroyed Idharae and the Doom of Malan’tai as well. Swooping low under the rippling torpedoes from the Chaos ship, Flame of Asuryan tore a great rent in the Riot Hunger’s hull.

Some could be bartered with, on those few occasions where Iyanna was able to lower herself to deal with them as equals. They just had an article on warhammer community where the GW guy going to the GT got hyped about his Night Lord army and its ability to do X, Y, Z and reduce enemy unit leadership by up to 5.

What we know so far. Not one, but a dozen thundering Carnifexes stampeded towards the demigod. Chaos-tainted worlds were purged, Warp rifts were sealed and Zhemon’s prophets and cultist rabbles were driven back.

Zhemon’s puppetry was not aimed at harming Iyanden, rather it was an act of revenge against his own former masters, but understanding his motive was of little consolation to Iyanden’s council, who foresaw Zhemon would undo their efforts of centuries in mere decades. This was a cursed weapon of legend, likely to prove as fatal to the wielder as to his enemies, but the hour was too late for Yriel to heed any personal danger.

Idharae, which was never the most populous of craftworlds to begin with, lost many of its warriors defending the maiden world of Eth-aelas, and its halls were ever after empty and joyless places. Again, the pirate lord lashed out, and again Yriel dodged the blow, but this time, Kallorax slammed an armoured gauntlet forwards as well.


First Craftworld: Iyanden – 3++

Neither shuriken nor blade could pierce the creature’s hide, iyaden every sweep of his claws reduced a ghost warrior to ruin. They struck without warning and left nothing but ruin in their wake.

Yriel was sorrowful for the dead, but he did not weep. Even the smallest mistake by an Eldar helmsman could prove disastrous. From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum. A Wraithknight of Craftworld Iyanden. Yet not everything in that battle favoured the Eldar. It’ll take a while for the shine to wear off. Loathe to lose more lives aboard the shipyard than he had already, Yriel ordered the Aspect Warriors to retreat, and loosed his ghost warriors to the hunt.

The Tyranid bio-ships closed on the Craftworld, and hundreds of solar sails glittered in the starlight as Iyanden’s fleet darted to the attack. With the coming of the Great Rift the craftworld has also seen fresh invasions, three times overcoming daemonic threats.

The Forests of Silence, once iganden dome filled with the flora of long dead worlds, was now home to glittering crystal trees. The greenskins avoided the ghost halls, for the clamouring of spirit voices made them uneasy, but they wrought much damage elsewhere.

Theses were Wraithknights, and much too cratworld to be accommodated within a Vampire’s sleek hull. But all of these valiant champions fell to the sheer number of attackers, their lives sold at a great cost to the Tyranid hordes. Then her iyandfn grew dark once again, and she told the Farseer simply that fate must sometimes be forged, not followed. Thus it was that Idharae ended their alliance with Iyanden after their warning had fallen on deaf ears.

Kelmon had encountered this voice more than a century ago, during Iyanden’s desperate defence of the Ybaric Cluster. He said no farewells and spoke not of his purpose. They spoke of how Yriel could feel the hand of death upon his shoulder, and that this constant reminder drove him to seek a lasting legacy for his people before death claimed him.