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The Jindarii are a sentient Xenos species of cunning nomadic and tribal bio-mechanical hunters.[1]

Description

They search for areas of space, that will serve as rich hunting grounds for their tribes. Once such an area is found, the Jindarii will consider it to be their territory and the Xenos will build their temple complexes there. The Jindarii will, however, strike outside of their chosen hunting grounds if need be. Their warriors are gathered into Oxalthixduls cadres, which frequently wield highly advanced armaments such as pulsar and needle technology. The cadres also employ guerilla tactics, that utilize bold assaults combined with misdirection. These are calculated to maneuver and trap the Jindarii's enemies, before they are slaughtered without mercy. When a threat is beyond their warriors, though, the Xenos will begin a program to modify their highly adaptable bodies. The results of their experimentation and genetic manipulation, will then be used on the Jindarii's most seasoned warriors to counter the threat they face. While each tribe has their own leader, one will command the entire species in times of war.[1]

History

During the Age of Strife, they established a proving ground in the Sub-sectors neighboring Anvillus. When the world was colonized into a Forge World centuries later, the local Jindarii tribes became galvanized. They then began enacting frequent raids against Anvillus' Mechanicum enclave. While its Taghmata forces defended the Forge World, they stood little chance against the practiced guerilla tactics of the Jindarii's Oxalthixduls cadres. Not only that, but the Xenos' advanced weaponry proved effective at shredding the toughest armor Anvillus could produce. In response to these failures, the Forge World created the Legio Vulpa to protect itself from the Jindarii. Though they were only a Demi-legio and not designed to combat infantry, the Titans of Vulpa successfully invaded the Xenos' hunting grounds. The Legio then attacked the Jindarii's temple complexes there, to draw the Xenos out. After a decade of fighting, Legio Vulpa was able to move their war against the Jindarii, away from Anvillus. While this allowed the Forge World to expand Vulpa's ranks, the Jindarii used their cunning and highly adaptable bodies to counter the Legio's threat. After then undergoing a program of experimentation, the Xenos' warriors were turned into gene-wrought constructs, that rivaled the strength and size of a Titan. While the initial Jindarii Titans lacked ranged weaponry, they compensated for this by having stealth and speed that was at odds with their size. The creations of these Xenos Titans, would cause the Jindarii's conflict with Anvillus to last a further 70 years. During this new phase of the war, Legio Vulpa's military minds conceived and published the first edition of its Libraxus Tacticae Vulpa. It was the Legio's battle bible, which was heavily influenced by the hunting tactics of the Jindarii.[1]

The war's exact conclusion is lost to time, but the last recorded battle, according to Anvillus' records, occurred on Yythe. There, 32 of Legio Vulpa's Titans clashed on the Moon, with the Jindarii's Hyzebaru tribe. They were led by their Grand Matriarch, who had commanded the Xenos' forces against Anvillus for two decades. She was prepared to face Vulpa, as the heavily modified Matriarch, now stood 43 meters tall and wielded weaponry that could destroy a Titan. This was not enough, however, and the tribe was defeated. The Grand Matriarch herself was killed, though not before she personally destroyed 7 of Vulpa's Titans. Soon after Hyzebaru's defeat, the Jindarii near Anvillus withdrew for likely richer and less troublesome hunting grounds. After they left, the Forge World discovered a two kilometer line of Jindarii skulls, that had been left along one of Yythe's great rivers. Each one was engraved with a stanza written by the Xenos, which, when translated, ended with the line, "Here our greatest blades rest, firm in belief they knew death's art, taught instead by those who stalk beneath its shroud". From that day forward, Vulpa pridefully bore the name of Death Stalkers as their Legio's alternative name.[1]

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