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ForgeWorld Corsairs[11]

Eldar Corsairs are bands of piratical Eldar Outcasts. They are a constant threat to merchant shipping, though very rarely pose a threat to a major Imperial battlefleet.[2]

Outcasts and Pirates

Eldar Pirate symbols

Sometimes the rigid constraints of the Eldar Path are intolerable even for an Eldar to bear; such individuals leave their Craftworlds and become known as Outcasts. Outcasts must bear the terrible burden of their heightened Eldar consciousness without the protection of the Eldar path, set free within the universe they are dangerously vulnerable. Only Eldar of especially strong character can survive for long as Outcasts. After years of wandering as adventurers or Rangers, or sailing the seas of space aboard the pirate fleets, most Eldar Outcasts eventually return to the sanctuary of the Eldar path.[Needs Citation]

There are many bands of so-called Corsairs scattered across the galaxy, and all are savage and deadly raiders. Outcasts from the strict confines of the Craftworlds, the Corsairs live in self-imposed exile, seeking to explore the galaxy and experience the full gamut of emotion and sensation accessible to the Eldar’s sensitive psyche. Most are young and adventurous Eldar who will eventually return to their homes older, wiser and tempered by warfare. Some, however, embrace the raider’s life completely and fall further still, becoming ever more bloodthirsty and psychotic, indulging their darkest impulses and eventually seeking out the infamous Dark City.[Needs Citation]

Its known that sometimes foolish and wealthy Humans are known to hire the services of Corsairs who demand an extortionate price for their cooperation. Tales often tell of their mastery and splendour in battle though these also speak of a Corsair's fickle loyalty, sudden betrayals and gleeful slaughtering grace with their silken armour sometimes being coated with the blood of former allies.[6b]

In battle, Corsairs emphasize speed and surprise over firepower and armour. They operate fast, agile spacecraft and for atmospheric and ground operations rely on Jetbike, Venom, Vyper, Wasp, Falcon, and Hornet vehicles with supporting Phoenix attack aircraft. Corsairs are not well-equipped for extended campaigns, preferring lightning-fast raids on unsuspecting positions.[8a] If they do become bogged down in a protracted battle or are assaulting a well-fortified position, they often use Warp Hunters and Night Spinners for heavy support.[8b]

Troops

Known Corsair groups

Notable Battles

Notable Eldar Corsairs

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