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The main target of the Biel-Tan are non-Eldar colonists - particularly non-Eldar occupying Eldar [[Maiden World]]s. It is especially galling to the Eldar who created these paradise worlds from dead worlds to find them overrun with inferior species. The Eldar of Biel-tan believe the success of other alien races is a threat to the future progression of the Eldar empire. For this reason the Biel-Tan particularly hate the [[Ork]]s, Orks being a completely expansionist race, whose occupation of a world quickly becomes permanent. In many cases Biel-Tan have helped Imperial forces that were under heavy attack by Orks and to hunt down Ork Roks before the tide of Orks can overrun a planet.
 
The main target of the Biel-Tan are non-Eldar colonists - particularly non-Eldar occupying Eldar [[Maiden World]]s. It is especially galling to the Eldar who created these paradise worlds from dead worlds to find them overrun with inferior species. The Eldar of Biel-tan believe the success of other alien races is a threat to the future progression of the Eldar empire. For this reason the Biel-Tan particularly hate the [[Ork]]s, Orks being a completely expansionist race, whose occupation of a world quickly becomes permanent. In many cases Biel-Tan have helped Imperial forces that were under heavy attack by Orks and to hunt down Ork Roks before the tide of Orks can overrun a planet.
  
The Swordwind even possess a vehicle that is unique to Biel-Tan. It is a super heavy grav tank called a Void Spinner which is armed solely with a huge monofilament cannon which works just like any other monofilament weapon except that it incorporates a techno virus that sterilizes the ground that it touches. This makes it extremely useful against the Orks due to the Ork's spore based method of reproduction, preventing further reinfestation.
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The Swordwind even possess a vehicle that is unique to Biel-Tan. It is a super heavy grav tank called a [[Void Spinner]] which is armed solely with a huge monofilament cannon which works just like any other monofilament weapon except that it incorporates a techno virus that sterilizes the ground that it touches. This makes it extremely useful against the Orks due to the Ork's spore based method of reproduction, preventing further reinfestation.
  
 
The symbol of Biel-Tan is the Eldar rune of rebirth and its name actually means the 'Rebirth of Ancient Days'. The Swordwind Court battle colours are green and white, often with flowing vines painted on vehicles. Each thorn of these vines represents the death of a hated enemy.
 
The symbol of Biel-Tan is the Eldar rune of rebirth and its name actually means the 'Rebirth of Ancient Days'. The Swordwind Court battle colours are green and white, often with flowing vines painted on vehicles. Each thorn of these vines represents the death of a hated enemy.

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Craftworld Summary

Typical Warrior Basic Data Rune Symbol
Biel-tan.jpg Name Biel-tan Biel-tan-icon.jpg
Meaning Rebirth of Ancient Days
Current location Southern Rim
Main colours White, green
Favoured unit Aspect Warriors, Exarchs
Speciality Destruction of colonies
Reputation Fickle, warlike
Main enemy Orks

Background

The Biel-tan Craftworld is famous for the warrior ways of its Eldar, and for its large amount of Aspect Warriors, who often incorporate the traditional colours of the Craftworld into their armour as well as the colours of their Aspect.

The Eldar of Biel-tan are honourable warriors who have taken it upon themselves to rebuild the lost glory of the ancient Eldar empire, through the destruction of the lesser races who have "usurped" the galaxy, and believe it is glorious to die fighting the enemies of the Craftworld. At the centre of Biel-tan is the Chamber of Heroes where the spirit stones of dead Aspect Warriors are placed. Farseers often come to this room to consult the dead on courses of action.

When the Eldar of Biel-Tan go to war they assemble a warhost known as the Bahzhakhain which means Swordwind or Tempest of Blades. The Swordwind's tactic is a single, swift strike and taking the enemy by surprise. This tactic works considerably well with the elite fighting skills of the many Aspect Warriors eliminating the enemy before they can respond. The Biel-Tan therefore make perfect use of the speed and maneuverability of the Wave Serpents and Falcon Grav Tanks.

The main target of the Biel-Tan are non-Eldar colonists - particularly non-Eldar occupying Eldar Maiden Worlds. It is especially galling to the Eldar who created these paradise worlds from dead worlds to find them overrun with inferior species. The Eldar of Biel-tan believe the success of other alien races is a threat to the future progression of the Eldar empire. For this reason the Biel-Tan particularly hate the Orks, Orks being a completely expansionist race, whose occupation of a world quickly becomes permanent. In many cases Biel-Tan have helped Imperial forces that were under heavy attack by Orks and to hunt down Ork Roks before the tide of Orks can overrun a planet.

The Swordwind even possess a vehicle that is unique to Biel-Tan. It is a super heavy grav tank called a Void Spinner which is armed solely with a huge monofilament cannon which works just like any other monofilament weapon except that it incorporates a techno virus that sterilizes the ground that it touches. This makes it extremely useful against the Orks due to the Ork's spore based method of reproduction, preventing further reinfestation.

The symbol of Biel-Tan is the Eldar rune of rebirth and its name actually means the 'Rebirth of Ancient Days'. The Swordwind Court battle colours are green and white, often with flowing vines painted on vehicles. Each thorn of these vines represents the death of a hated enemy.

Notable Characters

Farseer Macha comes to Planet Tartarus with a small Eldar force to ensure that the ancient artifact called the Maledictum is left undisturbed. She appears in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War1

Avele Swifteye, Duke of Asteri Reach is Corsair from Biel-Tan. He supports Biel-Tan policies in protecting the Maiden Worlds as well as showing mercy towards human colonists once they surrendered.2

Sources