Questions tagged [xenos]

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How do Necrons travel through space?

The Eldar have the Webway. Humans go through the Immaterium. How do Necrons travel?
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Who or what created the T'au?

Since most important races in 40k were either created by another older race or have started their existence outside the universe (Tyranids), I was wondering if it was ever mentioned how the T'au came ...
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How do Eldar / T'au replace damage organs or limbs?

Humans in WH40k have a multitude of artificial organs and limbs. From the Rogue Trader Core Rulebook, page 148: Bionic Arm Bionic Locomotion (Legs, Hips, Pelvis, etc.) Bionic Respiratory System ...
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What colour is Tau blood?

I've heard both that it's blue from a variety of sources, due to their blue skin, as well as it being red (the Tau40k subreddit list this in their FAQ). Is there a definitive description of their ...
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Do Necrons have (or had) priests?

The universe of Warhammer 40000 is very spiritual1 - gods (or god-like beings) are very real and widely worshipped: the biggest political organization - the Imperium of Man - is in fact a theocracy, ...
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What is the lifespan of an Ork?

I am totally aware that probably no Ork has died of natural causes unless you count a bolter round in the head as a natural cause. But just how old can Orks become? As there is probably no official ...
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The conspicuousness of Warhammer 40K’s Genestealer Cults

From my cursory knowledge, in Warhammer 40K the Genestealer Cults do make it very obvious what they are. Their names are like “Cult of the Innerwyrm” (duh) or “Cult of the Four-armed Emperor” (extra ...
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How do tau ethereals control the tau?

In Warhammer 40k, the Tau Empire is lead by Ethereals. The 5th Tau codex states ‘it is speculated that they (ethereals) exert some kind of pheromone based or latent psychic control over the other ...
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