Why are these motherfuckers tolerated in 40K lore?

I know you guys hate discussing 40K, but YI need to know the answer to this. You are essentially in hell if they capture you. It's probably even more hopeless than being a slave of a chaos god. At least they leave you alone most of the time and you can please them to make you stronger. They might turn you into a chaos spawn but that is nothing compared to what these elves will do to you. I actually had nightmares about these guys

I genuinely do not understand why every race does not make it #1 Primaris priority to wipe these fuckers out. The Craftworld Eldar particularly should want them wiped out. Torturing an Eldar like these guys do would be orders of magnitude more suffering, and they shatter their soulstones for sport

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well, after a particularly unfortunate first contact, the Tau now have a “shoot on sight” policy enacted against them, if that makes you feel any better.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      so does the imperium though.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because there's loads of them, the vast majority of the old Eldar race, and they live in a city the size of a whole solar system located outside of physical reality.

    The Imperium might have the troops to clear out the Dark Eldar eventually, but they can't get to them, and while the Craftworld Eldar could get to them, they don't have nearly the numbers.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone is looking to genocide everyone else.

    Hell, you could argue that the Dark Eldar are one of the least concerns of the various factions because they're one of the few that aren't trying to flat out wipe everyone else out. Sure, the Imperium would really rather they didn't raid human planets, but they'd rather the realspace raids instead of an Ork Waagh!, a Nid splinter fleet, a Chaos incursion, etc, etc, etc.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ork Waagh!, a Nid splinter fleet, a Chaos incursion, etc, etc, etc

      all of these things are unfathomably more preferable than being captured by dark eldar

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, but the Imperium doesn't give a shit if people get captured by the Dark Eldar beyond "They could have been producing/fighting/doing other shit to help the Imperium".

        Sure, for the people captured by the DE it's the worst thing ever, but the Imperium's essentially infinite bodies, so losing a couple million to realspace raids is nothing compared to what it loses to everyone else.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But what if its a qt dark eldar waifu?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          they dont consider humans as sapient dude. they wouldnt even fuck you. its like asking if you'd have sex with a Stentor

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >they dont consider humans as sapient
            How could they not?
            Humans are a soul bearing species.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              read books bro. The way they talk to their victims actually will begin to piss you off. The arrogance just sloughs off of them

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I was mostly shitposting.

                The sad reality is that due to thousands of years of social development they have unimaginably complex interactions where the positioning of a hair follicle or muscle twitch can convey a library's worth of information. Humans simply lack the ability perceive or act on such things (except for perhaps primarchs)

                These are creatures who's average joe has seen the rise and fall of entire space faring species and contains all experience one would assume such a creature would get along the way.

                The fact that humans manage to occasionally kill them is a testament to their tenacity.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I would if I could, anon

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Being eaten by space cockroaches is preferable to getting your foreskin rimmed by some sexy goth chick.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's all fun and games until she decides that your skin would look better on her as a new set of clothes and flays you alive.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm making skin contact with a creature infinitely more attractive and seductive than anything I or any of the males in my ancestry have ever seen. I don't care about the semantics

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm making skin contact with a creature infinitely more attractive and seductive than anything I or any of the males in my ancestry have ever seen
              And your bloodline ends there
              Your ancestors are disgusted

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              they flay your balls off and make you experience that for years then they kill your loved ones in front of you and put you on psychoactive drugs to make it seem like you are suffering for thousands of years

              its not bdsm

              I was mostly shitposting.

              The sad reality is that due to thousands of years of social development they have unimaginably complex interactions where the positioning of a hair follicle or muscle twitch can convey a library's worth of information. Humans simply lack the ability perceive or act on such things (except for perhaps primarchs)

              These are creatures who's average joe has seen the rise and fall of entire space faring species and contains all experience one would assume such a creature would get along the way.

              The fact that humans manage to occasionally kill them is a testament to their tenacity.

              Dont they also use their slaves for more mundane purposes too, like labor or gladiator fodder?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Dont they also use their slaves for more mundane purposes too
                Of course.
                Drukhari think of slaves in the same way you might think of water.

                Some water you drink, some water you use to wash your hands, other water you piss in and flush down into the sewer, some water you boil and mix with other stuff to make your morning cup o coffee, some water you use to water your plants, and other water you load into a super soaker and use in fun water fights with friends.

                What water are you?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          they flay your balls off and make you experience that for years then they kill your loved ones in front of you and put you on psychoactive drugs to make it seem like you are suffering for thousands of years

          its not bdsm

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My good dude.
          They will do things to you that make "The Human Centipede" look like a 90s Disney movie

          They are worse than demons.
          These are the creatures that CREATED Slaanesh

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Preferable for the victims sure but much more damaging to the Imperium as a whole.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In the past, it was because no one could find Commoragh or whatever. Now it because there are trillions of them with super science bullshit tech no one but deamons can assail with the growth of the eye of terror.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >you opened the box we Dark Eldar came
    >no we are not fake and gay
    >no we are not trannies
    >no we will not dilate
    >Stop it
    >we are leaving

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They will dilate literally any part of your body for free.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On a bigger scale, they are irrelevant. There are bigger threats on the galaxy. Sure, getting captured by them is probably worse than being an Emperor Children's slave, but they don't ravage entire systems like an ork Waaagh! or a tyranid fleet would.
    But the main reason is that they are hidden in the webway, a place only eldars (and daemons if they party too hard) have access and the main reason their race hasn’t been wiped out wet. Humans, orks and tyranids have absurd numbers, chaosfags hide themselves in warp rifts where no one wants to enter, necrons and deamons are almost immortal and taus are… irrelevant / very lucky.
    The only ones that could destroy them are craftworld eldars. But unlike in Warhammer Fantasy, dark eldars and regular eldars are allies and help each other when things get nasty. Despite their “cultural differences”, they only have each other to rely on.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They live in a fucked up pocket dimension with very good security

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I actually had nightmares about these guys
    That means you are still sane

    Work on that

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the last time the imperium tried some shit on Commorragh Vect laughed and killed a fleet of space marines.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Specifically, Vect used the Salamanders as a pawn in his power play to break the power structure of the previous Eldar gentry.

      Now, the Salamanders DID have to flee, and barely made it out alive, but they did kill a ton of Drukhari on the way out

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Dark Eldar are unironically the third most numerous native species after Orks and Humans. They're a direct inversion of Craftworld Eldar in that they just keep fucking reproducing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dark Eldar = Normal People
      Craftworld Eldar = Mennonites
      Exodites = Full Amish

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