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Eldar are the race I know the the least about so can you help me find out more about them? Here are some questions I would like to know but anything you have will be helpful.

.what do soulstones do?

.why are they so bad at shooting if they have such good reflexes and things

.what are there opinion's of tyranids

.lyanden has a large population of wraiths but I don't like there colours does ulth'we have a good amount of them?
 

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.what do soulstones do?
Upon the death of the Eldar wearing the stone their soul is trapped in the stone. This stops Slannesh from tormenting it. Oh and they do this A to not let slannesh get stronger and B because they are still concious after death.

.why are they so bad at shooting if they have such good reflexes and things
The aspect warriors arent bad at shooting so I assume you mean the Guardians on foot and manning the tanks. The guardians are civillians with little to no military background. most craftworlds appart from Ulthwe have to be really in trouble to summon the guardian militia. Comparing them to the Guard equivalent (conscripts) they really are rather good still.

.what are there opinion's of tyranids
Hate them. Same as all the other races. They buggered up Iyanden. They Wont go out of their way to destroy them (would rather avoid them) but they will redirect and divert them into other things e.g orks to keep themselves out of danger. However with the size of craftworlds and shadow in the warp they dont allways get away (Iyanden again) and sometimes the Eldar doom themselves by being so psychic (Malanti sp?).

.lyanden has a large population of wraiths but I don't like there colours does ulth'we have a good amount of them?
All craftworlds have all things in the current codex. So yes Ulthwe does have wraith constructs. However they don't like disturbing the spirits to use in battle so most other craftworlds try to avoid using them if they can. The only craftworld unique units I can remember are The wild host of Saim-hann, the black guardians of Ulthwe and sort of Pathfinders. I think all pathfinders came from Alaitoc but that doesnt stop you using pathfinders with other craftworlds due to their nature.

I think that sums it up.
 

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1. "spirit stones" capture the eldar souls when they get killed. Once they die, other eldar recover these stones and put them in their craftworld infinity circuit, hoping that a god will form and kill slaanesh's ass

2. Don't know what you mean by "bad..." perhaps in game fluff. But I would say they are relatively good 40k fluff wise. Probably better than humans.

3. They fucking hate the tyranids as they have also lost a great deal to the tryanid race thus far.

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1. The Doom of Malan'Tai, where a whole craftworld was drained of its souls by a Zoanthrope.

2. Eldar on Craftworld Lyanden suffer greatly over the costly victory from Hive Fleet Kraken. Losing a great amount of eldar souls due the need to put many of them in wraith guard and wraithlords to fight the tyranids invading. Also the sacrifice of Yriel was required to break the Kraken force. At one point it was believed that the amount of dead fighting the tyranid outnumbered the living!

4. The reason why is due to the above reason. And I would say probably not, as even when they resurrect these souls many eldar find these resurrections as messed up.

"... an act considered by many eldar to be akin to tomb robbing..."
Tyranid Codex Page 23

Edit: Beaten to the punch, however, if you'd like to find more information on the Eldar you could go looking through different codexes. I don't own the Eldar Codex, but its amazing what you can find about other races in other codexes. Also look into Lexicanum. Pretty good source for basic information. A good book on them would probably be Path of the Warrior.
 

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.what do soulstones do?
It absorbs the memories and essence of an eldar over their life and upon death their soul itself enters the gem. Eldar souls are self-aware atfer death and would be eaten, painfully, by Slaanesh otherwise. These spirit-stones plugged into a vast psychic network on their craftworld, but can also be placed inside Wrathguard and Wraithlords (which is frowned upon - most eldar see it as similar to necromancy), or in the case of Exarchs becoming a permanent part of their armour and even placed into weapons (Direswords). It is hoped that eventually the Infinity Circuits will combine to form a new eldar god - Ynnead - which will save them from Slaanesh.

why are they so bad at shooting if they have such good reflexes and things
Game balance, mainly. To be fair, while an eldar should be a far, far better shot than a normal human, I don't think it's too unfair for marines to be better shot as they built for war while, barring aspect warriors, the eldar army is actually more of a militia.

what are there opinion's of tyranids
Same as everyone else's. They're terrifying monsters, a massive threat, to be avided preferably by throwing lesser species in their path. They've lost a few craftworlds, most notably Iyanden and Malan'tai to them, not a mention a few maiden and exodite worlds. Presumably the eldar also find their psychic prescence especially nasty, as an entirely psychic species.

lyanden has a large population of wraiths but I don't like there colours does ulth'we have a good amount of them?
Iyanden are the Wraith specialists but all craftworlds can make use of them. It does actually make sense for Ulthwe to make greater use than most as Ulthwe is constantly at war, with a smaller (and much more militarised) population than other craftworlds its size (in fact, some sources describe it as half empty and even open to the void in places) as well as a larger proportion of Seers. It is a taboo, certainly, but in times of war the eldar are very pragmatic.

EDIT: Ah, beaten to it.
 

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hey guys any more information you have is good i just wanted to know those things first.
 

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Oh and spirit stones also seem to act as something to remind the Eldar to keep to the path. In Path of the warrior every time the main character gets angry his spirit stone starts getting hot and glowing so when he realises this he notices how his emotions are getting out of control so he can store away the emotion for later.

In fluff I would say an Eldar aspect warrior is less skilled then a space marine but more skilled then an Ork or Guardsman. Knowing this however they make sure to allways avoid conflics with them or just use sneaky tactics to get 'em. An Exarch is going to be more skilled then a tactical marine but probably even with some of the better veterans. In path of the warrior again it shows both sides of a conflict between Marines and scorpions. One where the Scorpions get oblittorated when caught in the open and another where the marines suffer heavy losses and loose the sergent when the scorpions creep up on them.

Just what I think anyway.
 

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He is A peonix lord. He was one of the few who were trained by Asurmen and he went on to found the Shrine of the Dark reaper. He favoured long ranged combat as oposed to vitually all the other lords close combat favoring styles and he built his own weapon, The Maugetar, which is an ancient shuriken cannon with an exicutioner blade built in for when he needs to get his hands dirty. One of his most notable acheivements was going into the eye of terror and guiding out his homeworld, Altansar, which had been pulled into it. The Eldar on it however are now treated with much suspicion as they managed to survive ten thousand years in the eye of terror apparently unscathed.

He is one of the better pheonix lords in game as he has good shooting and good combat.

Oh and if you didnt know hes semi-immortal. That is when he dies his spirit is taken into the stones on his suit of armour where it merges with all the other spirits. Then when another suitable Eldar spirit gets close to the armour the living spirit is taken and put into the armour and then becomes the pheonix lord again. It happens with all of the pheonix lords and every Eldar adds to the behaviour and experience of the lord. The Body inside looses its identity as whoever it was before becomes the lord and looses their past induviduality. The same thing happens with Exarchs.
 

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so Maugan Ra can never truly be killed only who he is?
 

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He can be killed just the same as any other stupidly highly skilled Eldar. His souls can just be resurected again. And he originally was some Eldar Asurmen decided to teach the path of the warrior to. After that you can look at it in 2 ways, he is the Body of whatever Eldar was put into the armour most recently or He is Maugan Ras conciousness which is the concience of every Eldar who has been Maugan Ra.

Also some farseers who have looked very far into the future have saw something they call the Rhana Dandra which is basically the end of the Eldar race, the materium and the immaterium. Basically just the epic final battle and all of the pheonix lords are said to die for good in this battle with Feugan being the last of them to die.
 
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