Warhammer 40k - Eldar & Craftworlds
Craftworld Eldar / Asuryani are an Aeldari Xenos faction in Warhammer 40k, produced by Games Workshop, and use a lethal combination of speed, agility, potent psychic powers and superior technology to weave a tapestry of mayhem on the battlefield.
Before humanity even looked up at the stars with fantasies of conquest, the Eldar Empire had already spanned the known galaxy for untold millennia. Long-lived, strong-minded and possessing some of the most advanced technology to grace the galaxy. However at the peak of their civilisation, unchecked hedonism and debauchery mixed with their latent psychic talent birthed the Chaos God Slaanesh, in one instant claiming billions of souls and shattering a once immense empire. The hole wrenched in warp space now exists as the eye of terror The remnants of the Eldar empire survived as various factions who existed outside of the core of the empire as exodites, craftworlds adrift in space or whom managed to escape into the Webway.
Craftworld Eldar follow a rigid set of paths, to the near exclusion of others in their pursuit of perfection in their arts. This is partly done to avoid falling into the same traps as their predecessors, and also due to their limited population pool favouring the skills that specialization offers in their incredibly long life spans.
This attitude extends to their military, as the bulk of their warriors train for specific battlefield roles: such as the tank hunting Fire Dragons or fearsome Howling Banshees melee assault squads. The path of the Seer offers Eldar opportunity to hone their psychic talents, with Warlocks and Farseers being capable of protecting their troops as they also lay curses of harm upon their foes and conjure storms of eldritch power.
Craftworlds Eldar are a fast, responsive and elite force, utilising advanced technology they are remarkably durable for their slender frames.