Once a disciple of Asurmen, the first Eldar Phoenix Lord, Irillyth founded the Shrine of the Shadow Spectres on the Craftworld of Mymeara. Drawn to the small Craftworld in response to a vision of doom, Irillyth served Mymeara proudly. After many years, the Phoenix Lord led a great war host to the mysterious world of Bethalmae to destroy a race that would, many thousands of years later, arise to threaten Craftworld Mymeara. Neither he nor any of his warhost ever returned to the Craftworld, and with the loss of their Phoenix Lord the Shadow Spectre aspect fell into decline.1
Many years later in M41, the armor containing Irillyth's spirit was discovered by Mymeara on the human Ice World of Betalis III. Mymeara, Alaitoc, and Eldar Corsairs were dispatched to assault the world and recover Irillyth and were successful in resurrecting the Phoenix Lord.2
The Spear of Starlight
Irillyth wields a unique, beautifully-crafted prism blaster with an integrated power glaive. His expertise with this weapon allows him to use it equally effectively at extreme range or in close-combat, as well as on the move. The Spear is able to be used in conjunction with a Spectre squad's ghostlight.
- 1: Irillyth by Forge World
- 2: Imperial Armour Volume Eleven - The Doom of Mymeara pg. 131