As Eldar civilization neared its Fall, many groups among the Eldar denounced their decadent societies, abandoning their homeworlds in a series of migrations called the Exodus. These Exodites travelled far away from their collapsing civilization, settling many, often harsh worlds.
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The Exodites purposefully settled worlds where life would be hard. Those among the original Exodites came from all levels of Eldar society, but all were united in their powerful determination to survive. Eventually a new form of society took shape. The Exodites divided into clans each led by a warrior elite. When the Fall came, the Exodite worlds were untouched.
The Exodite Worlds are generally considered backward and rustic compared to the rest of the space-roaming Eldar although they still possess a good deal of high technology. One of the pieces of technology they have maintained is the Infinity Circuit, although on the Exodite worlds these are known as World Spirits and exist in the form grids of stone menhirs, obelisks, and stone circles all crafted from psychoactive crystal. Despite the presence of some technology, these worlds are often agricultural, however, and it is not uncommon for groups of Exodites to exist in a nomadic state, living off roaming herds and seasonal harvests. This is the most common image of the Exodite life. Many Outcasts will find a refuge among these Eldar, who are generally more accepting.
To others, they are the groundwork of a new Eldar Empire on the edge of the galaxy, composed of the descendants of those far-sighted and strong-willed enough to escape the touch of Slaanesh. Biel-tan is one of the chief proponents of the Exodite potential, and will often mobilise its forces in defence of one of the scattered worlds.
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The Lost Tribe of Altansar
Altansar's History in Brief
Altansar was one of the many Craftworlds surviving the Fall of the Eldar race. It rode out the psychic shock waves that destroyed the Eldar empire but was subsequently caught in the gravity well of the Eye of Terror. Although the Eldar of Altansar struggled valiantly against the encroachment of Chaos, their doom was inevitable, and within five hundred years of the Fall, their Craftworld was swallowed into the warp. Among the entirety of Altansar's population, only the Phoenix Lord Maugan Ra escaped the Craftworld's consumption by Chaos.
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Maugan Ra guided the remnants of his Craftworld out of the Eye and against Abaddon's forces to deny him ultimate victory. However, there was no celebration or welcome from the other Craftworlds. Altansar is regarded with open suspicion and hostility, for how could any Eldar remain untouched by the predations of Chaos for so many millennia?
In the last years of the Eldar craftworld Altansar, Fareer Nai lien ath saw the final days of her people. blah blah blah. After Nai Lien Ath was denied by the other in the Hall of Communing; she went to see Autarch Ci Kaedr Ell. The two had grown through the centuries together and carried a close tie in trust. She explained that the craftworld would survive the end but that darkness and shroud consumed her thoughts and she feared that the planet would surcome to Slaneesh. Ci Kaedr summoned his closest councils and lesser Exarchs, explaining what the farseer had said, they reached a pact that they would leave in cover and try to find the young Exodites who had left the race years earlier. Feeling this was the only way to survive and preserve the cultural history of the Altansar people, The two leaders left the craftworld with a small band of their peers.
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The Exodite Battle Report from BTP (Blue Table Painting)
600 Points of Exodites make their Escalation League Debut.
Exodites VS Thousand Sons