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Altansar is an Eldar Craftworld that was caught in the Eye of Terror, the only escapee being Phoenix Lord Maugan Ra. Its symbol was a Broken Chain, referencing the escape of Kurnous and Isha from the dungeons of Khaine but also the shattering of the links that bound Vaul to his anvil.[2a] It has since returned but is now held in great suspicion by other Eldar, for how could any Eldar remain untouched by the predations of Chaos for so many millennia?

Typical Warrior Basic Data Rune Symbol
Altansar Guardian.jpg Name Altansar Althansar-Icon.png
Meaning The Broken Chain[2a]
Current location Segmentum Solar
Main colours Deep red with black details[1b]
Reputation Shadowy, under suspicion
Main enemy Chaos


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.[1a][2b]

Ten thousand years later (in M41), Abaddon the Despoiler emerged from the insane reality of the Eye of Terror, at the head of the Thirteenth Black Crusade. The Chaos Legions' intrusion into reality left a rift that bridged the material universe and the universe of the warp. Through this opening, Maugan Ra counter-invaded the Eye to undertake a quest in search of the remains of his people. Leaving a silvered trail of soulfire behind him, Maugan Ra eventually found the remains of his Craftworld. He found that the Eldar of Altansar had survived ten thousand years within the Eye. 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 welcome nor celebration from the other Craftworlds; Altansar is regarded with open suspicion and hostility.[1a][2b] Its inhabitants are known to speak in whispers and to never remove their helmets, this which gives credence to the suspicions of other Eldar.[2b]

Ghosts of Altansar

During the 13th Black Crusade, Maugan Ra returned to the area to find a great rend in the fabric of space, caused by the emergence of the Chaos fleet. It was through this that he managed to finally free his home Craftworld from the Eye and proceeded to use his warriors to help fight against the Black Crusade itself.[1a] Currently, Altansar is somewhere close to Terra, although how it has managed to get there without Imperial retaliation is unknown.[Needs Citation]

Fracture of Biel-Tan

Altansar later allied with Yvraine and her Ynnari, helping to recover the Crone Swords in the attempt to resurrect Ynnead.[3]

War Zone Laevenir

Altansar sent forces to aid their kin against the Tyranids in War Zone Laevenir. However their presence caused divisions amongst many other Eldar, who don't trust the Craftworld due to their exposure to the Warp.[4]

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