Sub-Commander El'Myamoto, more commonly known as Darkstrider is a renowned Tau Pathfinder. Although regarded as a cunning tactician, his unconventional methods and disregard for protocol have caused much trouble and made him many enemies among the Tau Empire.
Myamoto began his career as a Shas'ui born on T'au, passing his Trials by Fire but scorning the honor of donning a Battlesuit. He was next offered an opportunity to join Stealth Teams. However he too rejected this offer. Instead, he preferred to return to the Pathfinder teams with which he had first served. In this capacity, he became infamous for leading his Pathfinders into near-suicidal situations but still escaping with glory. On Dal'yth, he shut down strange Necron mechanisms while on Nep'tan he hunted down a strange tri-headed beast that terrorized local mining colonies. During the Great Wars of Confederation, the grim leader earned the nickname Darkstrider after infiltrating Ork camps and using Markerlights to pick out Gargant components under construction. He has recently returned from battles against Imperial Space Marines in the Zeist Campaign.
Myamoto regularly walks the fine line between insubordination and initiative, regularly spurning Tau Commanders. However Commander Shadowsun values the sly tactics and bravery of Darkstrider and states that she values working with him.
- 1: Games Workshop
- 2: White Dwarf 400 (UK), pg. 10
- 3: Codex: Tau Empire (6th Edition) pg.90
- 4: Codex: Tau Empire (7th Edition), pg. 82, Darkstrider
|Leadership||Ethereal • Tau Commander • Fireblade|
|Troops||Fire Warrior Team (Strike Team • Breacher Team) • Pathfinder Team • Stealthsuit Team • Drone Squadron|
|Battlesuits||XV8 Crisis (XV8 • XV8-02 • XV81 • XV84 • XV85 • XV86 • XV89) • XV15 Stealth • XV22 Stealth • XV25 Stealth • XV95 Ghostkeel • XV88 Broadside • XV9 Hazard|
XV46 Vanguard • XV104 Riptide • XV107 R'varna • XV109 Y'vahra • KV128 Stormsurge • KX139 Ta'unar
|Combat Vehicles||Devilfish • Drone Harbinger • Hammerhead • Piranha • Sky Ray • Tetra|
|Aircraft||Barracuda • Manta • Orca • Sun Shark • Razorshark • Tiger Shark • Remora|
|Auxiliaries||Kroot Carnivore Squad • Kroot Hound • Krootox • Knarloc • Great Knarloc • Vespid Stingwing • Gue'vesa|
|Special Characters||Aun'va • Aun'shi • Shadowsun • Farsight • Darkstrider • Longstrike|