Talos Pain Engine
|This article is about the Dark Eldar Pain Engine; for the Night Lords Legionnaire, see Talos Valcoran.|
Their armament consists of a variety of unholy weapons, horrible surgical tools, and a metallic shell that makes it all but impervious to enemy fire. They are created by the Haemonculi and seen as the pinnacle of the Haemonculi's art. For their Haemonculi masters, they serve as both guard-creatures as well as mobile torture chambers that inflict horrible agonies upon their victims.
Anyone unfortunate enough to be caught by a Talos will by rapidly dissected by an array of manipulators, scalpel-keen claws and surgically sharp tools. As the Talos gruesomely flays its victim layer by layer, it feeds and draws every removed part into itself, invigorating itself with even greater power as well as at the same time putting on an amusing display of torture for its owner. After battle the constituents of its victims are siphoned out from within its metallic shell and used by the Haemonculi to create exotic potions and elixirs.
It can exchange one of its Close-combat weapons for one of the following:
- Ichor Injector — used to inject their foe with the Talos's own boiling ichor.
- Chain-Flails — Multiple-barbed chains used to flail enemies.
It can exchange its twin-linked Splinter Cannon for one of the following:
- Stinger Pod — Fires pulses of raw agony.
- Twin-linked Haywire Blaster
- Twin-linked Heat Lances
- Twin-linked Liquifier Guns
Taloses are the creation of an Haemonculi's mad genius and vary greatly in their design. Some well-known variations are known to exist.
- Chainghoul — A clanking Talos favoured by the Prophets of Flesh.
- Shrivener — A drill-legged Talos found as guards of The Everspiral.
|Dark Eldar Forces|
|Command||Archon • Haemonculus • Haemonculus Ancient • Succubus • Dracon • Sybarite|
|Elites||Grotesques • Incubi • Kabalite Trueborn • Mandrakes|
|Troops||Kabalite Warriors • Hekatarii • Wracks|
|Fast Attack||Beastmaster • Hellions • Reavers • Scourge|
|Heavy Support||Cronos Parasite Engine • Ravager • Razorwing Jetfighter • Talos Pain Engine • Voidraven Bomber • Reaper • Tantalus|
|Transports||Raider • Venom|
|Special Characters||Asdrubael Vect • Drazhar, Master of Blades • Kheradruakh, the Decapitator • Lelith Hesperax • Lady Malys • Baron Sathonyx • Urien Rakarth • Duke Sliscus|