The Eldar race is one of the most ancient of the galaxy. Proud and disdainful, they possess a very advanced technology and count some of the most powerful Psykers in their ranks. But they are on the verge of extinction. What is remaining of their race is living on Craftworld, hidden in space out of sight of their enemies. Their Psychic abilities and natural connection to the warp are a blessing as well as curse, with Slanneesh (the Chaos God of lust, greed, pleasure, and pain) always watching, eager to devour their souls. They can foresee their own inevitable destruction but they defy this fate, fighting desperately and courageously to prevent it.
On Eternal Crusade’s site you can find the final playable-race concept art showing a group of Eldar in action. Ulthwe, Saim-Hann, Iyanden and Biel-tan will be the Craftworlds joining this war. As usual, a fifth Craftworld will be selected by the community later next year.
On the class side Warlocks, Dire avengers and Dark reapers will be some of the classes you will have the pleasure to play at launch. While the Wraithguard will feel like a class, it is likely to be presented as a weapon controlled by a Warlock, requiring one of these battle-psykers to use this powerful machine of wraithbone and spirit. Warlocks empower Wraithguard on the battlefield, allowing them to operate at their devastating full capacity.
As I said during the AMA, I am working closely with our writers, Graham McNeill and Anthony Reynolds. The story they are putting together with us is very engaging and compelling, so we decided to share some bits with you starting in December as a Christmas gift.
And I know you’re still waiting for a newsletter from our Lead Level Designer, Steven Lumpkin, on the scale of the world and massive level design! This is a big challenge for our team, and we want to be sure that we can deliver what we’re currently dreaming... so plan on this Newsletter in January or February.