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+++ Inquisition Decryption level SA76+++
+++ Ordos Xenos sub decryption initiated level XB9 +++
+++ Ordos Xenos Eyes only +++
Notice: Suspected receipt, possesion or knowledge of this material without appropriate clearance is considered Heresy
+++ Ordos Xenos Intelligence file+++
Subject: Xenos Eldar
Summary: This file contains intelligence and conjecture on a the faction of the forces of Ordos Xenos known as the Lileathean.
The Xenos Eldar race is demonstrably in decline, its numbers dwindling and it can long last before the truth of the power of the Emperor.
The Recent 13th Black crusade by the forces of the despoiler was clearly perceived by the Eldar as a threat to their race as a whole. Unquestionably a common cause united the splintered fleets and worlds of the Eldar, probably under the command of the Farseer Eldrad Ulthran. Ordos Xenos operatives in and around the Cadian gate marked a number of factions, previously believed to have been destroyed, fighting the forces of Chaos, notably the Craftworld Altansar, as well as forces from other obscure and in some cases unknown Craftworlds and fleets.
Subsequent analysis has identified and classified the factions. One in particular poses a worrying picture amongst the forces both known and unknown; the Lileathean.
The issue will be explored at the end of this report, however the worrying factor is that genetic analysis of biological remains from this hereto unidentified faction show that it does not stem from a singular genetic stock of one of the Craftworlds, but is at most one generation in to a combined gene-pool from most if not all the major Eldar Craftworld. Even the folk of Craftworld Iyanden are present in the forces of the Lileathean.
The name Lileathean is most probably translated as “Kin of Lileath” in the feminine gender. Re-examination of interrogation and contact reports suggests that there has in fact been contact with the forces of Lileathean on a number of occasions but that the word was probably miss-recorded as Lileathan, the name the Edlar use for their so called “Maiden Worlds”. The earliest contact is suspected to be the capture of a “Ranger” approximately 765 years ago. The subject died under interrogation before revealing any usable information.
The name is believed to stem from an Eldar legend of orphaned twin girl children of their race who were found by their Goddess Lileath. The Goddess has the girls brought up as her younger sisters. The girls were considered beautiful by Eldar standards, but equally arrogant; they spurned and ridiculed all suitors. Eventually to protect the girls from those they had rejected, Lileath hid them in a garden where they remain to this day. These girls, being brought up as kin of Lileath, are the most appropriate recipients of the name “Lileathean
This tale in its self tells us little, however by collating all rumour and interrogation material on the Eldar, the following conjecture is considered the most likely origin of the Lileathean
Around 1400 years ago rumours originated from the Craftworld of Alaitoc that an unusual form of maiden world had been discovered, comprising a single planet circling a sun, surrounding the planet were two moons and it was these moons that had been terra-formed. This was considered far fetched by the Ordos Xenos agents who became aware of the rumour and disregarded as spurious, however in hindsight, this would appear to have been a mistake. It is suspected that the rumour was true. Further conjecture is that emissaries of all the major Craftworlds were sent to populate the moons over the next couple of hundred years. However far fetched this seems, it is the most supportable explanation of the Lileathean. Not only does the nomenclature fit with twin moons forming maiden worlds, but also it also explains the recent appearance of the faction as well as their genetic origins. Equally it matches with the types of forces used by the faction, with fe if any aspect warriors being present, probably due to the lack of established aspect shrines. Typically their tactics are those of speed, stealth and surprise attack, as yet they appear to lack either capability or will for a sustained and protracted engagement.
The location of the Lileathean moons is not known, but conjecture, based on the hope the Craftworlds ascribe to it indicates comparative safety, probably far above or below the Galactic Plane.
The factor which must concern the Ordos Xenos is that the fact the maiden world was not populated in the main from a single Craftworld and again the hope ascribed to the Lileathean by the Eldar indicated that this is considered as a possible rebirth of the Eldar Empire. Obviously this does not pose an immediate threat to the Imperium greater than any other Eldar faction, indeed currently due to the immaturity of the faction they can be considered to pose very little immediate threat, however, the long term possibilities, however unlikely, must not be ignored. The location of the Lileathean moons should be persued by agents of Ordos Xenos as a matter of highest priority
+++ Report ends +++
+++ Display and storage purge imminent +++
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Very nice, Cheredanine. Well thought out. I especially like the presentation, as an Inquisitorial report.
Is there a path that this Craftworld focuses on? Or is it fairly balanced?
At the moment, there are no aspect warriors or outcasts in the list, it is all bikers, vypers, walkers and a Nightwing
I have had, in and out, scorpions, rangers (pathfinders) and spiders, they may re appear, but not in the immediate future.
(further work has gone in to this since this photo)
and have Painted 3 bikes (almost finished) and the war walker as well as 5 rangers almost done, rest are mostly in boxes and awaiting attention
The army moved from its start point, (loads of war walkers with DA and scouts) to its curent version as I played with the list, largely this I suspect comes from too much fun with my Siam Hann over the years, but the war walkers are such lovely figures I cant resist!
So, army is mainly shooting and mobile with the ability to deliver coup de grace from its bikes, Aspects will be thin on the ground if at all to start with
The army is going to take a while to complete, mainly because I need to paint 2250 points of ultra marines by Sept 07 but I cant help myself with Eldar, the Nightwing should be arriving this week and I know I am going to paint it rather than ultras (for the uneducated, eldar nightwing :
Last edited by Cheredanine; December 13th, 2006 at 15:41.
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Nice fluff. And and awsome colour scheme. :yes: