Warhammer 40k Lore – The Stryxis, Technology and Ships



hello there my honorable traders and welcome back to another Warhammer 40k lore video today we are gonna resume our learnings on the most honest and trustworthy merchants in the galaxy aka the Strix s previously we talked about these fog faced aliens and who they are in the first episode and what their society and leadership looks like in the second episode in this third and probably final episode we're gonna talk some more about their technology some unique weapons and their starships I am your host the grimdark narrator and without further ado let us proceed shall we the Strix is known void nomads are not believed to possess any kind of advanced technology instead it is believed that almost everything they owned was either taken or scavenged for the most part this is true however they are quite content to take advantage of other species ignorance of their own technology the appearance of the Strix is send their ramshackle fleets belies the sinister and complex nature of their technology as flesh crafters the Strix is combine technology and biology together to shape creations which are both functional and even elegant although the Strix are consummate scavengers they tend to use weapons that appear to be completely based on native technology though the Strix is themselves have never admitted to such certain servants note that their weaponry often possesses certain consistent and very anomalous qualities the most curious of these weapons are the so called a fur weapons very few humans have ever been reported to be in possession of one of days it is speculated that the humans lack the unique Strix is ocular anatomy necessary for seeing the weapons the true qualities in addition to their unique weapons and power fields the strictest flesh crafters are able to grow and create virtually any of biological creature they want they are not above even taking custom orders for their flesh works and they are supposedly capable of growing entire armies for those who can meet their price first let's take a look at the afer weapons even though unfortunately there aren't any pictures of them apart from the whip these exceptionally rare weapons glow with an almost otherworldly energy and none apart from the Strix is themselves understand their full range of capability or origins they have been reported to use several different design templates blades and Lance's are the most common though rarer rifles and whips have also been sighted this technology is fear rise to be incapable of penetrating energy shields and nearly useless when pitted against a psychos abilities a Thor weapons are often considered a myth by all but the most experienced of traders and the scant reports of the devices are vague and contradictory the a Thor rifle these weapons are very rare and very peculiar they follow slightly different design patterns than their melee cousins but they do have very similar effect on stricken targets they fire ammunition from what appears to be a fur energy which can be devastating because of the ability to pass through most forms of solid protection the a fur blade often confused with the elegance of elder weaponry paper blades are actually quite exquisite especially for a race as vile and disgusting as the Strix s the halves of the weapons appear to have been grown not manufactured and resemble some kind of blue grey alloy the energy blade projected appears to be ghostly and ethereal almost like mist or smoke which it dances and flickers the blades will pass through almost any solid matter including flesh and bone and leave no marks however the blades are quite fragile when pitted against psychic barriers and blanks even shutting down for whole days after coming into contact with them why this happens is only a matter of speculation the afer whip it is believed that these vicious weapons are used only by the higher-ups in strictest society they resemble a fir blades and that they are made from a solid grip and a long in corporeal lash that glows with ghostly power the flexible energy codes are mainly employed in keeping the slave population in line next let's talk a bit about the so-called light weapons although these are similar to the standard issue lies weapons of the Imperial Guard the basic rifles pistols and cannons of strictest design fire a continuous beam of energy and are very accurate the weapons however burn through their charge very quickly they have multiple design templates each of which is crafted by a tech site master to fire in a different spectra every different design is capable of firing a focused energy beam that acts in accordance to its specific spectral output function each of these spectral outputs possesses its own peculiar capability many Sinagra furs have come to refer to these weapons as the light rifles or light pistols these are employed by the majority of the rabble who fight in the strictest is infrequent Wars they are also sometimes called light burner weapons by the humans who have had the misfortune on being on the receiving end the reports of these weapons functions come from illegally procured bullion records and are considered iffy at best many other weapon templates are rumored to exist they are highly sought after by the agents of the Ordos xenos and also by collectors and other shady individuals should they brave the Imperial Explorer or trader get their hands on one the rewards would be substantial the light burner Canon the so called the light burner Canon is a strictest heavy weapon and must be crew-served or mounted upon a vehicle it focuses a deadly laser beam on a target for a long period of time until the metal runs like hot wax and flesh incinerates to a smeared black char the Strix is also employ a multitude of restraining techniques on their slave population with the slave collar being the most commonly used device these slave obedience devices can either be detonated through a remote or proximity methods or they can trigger themselves if there were attempts to take it off the claw collar these are fashioned ironically to look like a small strictest hand gripping the wearer's throat from behind and they are designed to choke strangle and even kill their wearers if they fail to obey their strictest masters the excruciating once implanted into the cortex of a potential slave excruciating interfere with the nervous system upon pre-designed triggers the excruciating the slaves and nervous system creating paralyzing pain in the host the implanting process is a complex one so these devices are safe for only exceptionally valued or resilient slaves the personal phase reality shifter the Strix s have developed a technology that creates a barrier that conceals all items and life signs behind it this effectively hides whatever the phase shifter is shield envelops from all augury items apart from those of the most powerful psychos no one outside of the strictest excite masters claim complete certainty concerning the true workings of this Z Noatak the Strix is encountered by humanity within the Coronas expands seem to be an entirely space borne race no homeworld for this race has yet been identified while uncommon they seem to regard the region as within their own sphere of influence and they seem to be very well informed regarding major developments from the Stations of passage to the edges of the rifts of Hecate on the Strix is traveling the void in starships that appear as ramshackle as they're very owners they will take anything capable of traversing the void and mount engines and other components upon it some of their vessels are hollowed out asteroid old space hulks salvaged vessels and even discarded space junk all of it air tanks renovated by the strictest afternoon the hulls of salvaged vessels are towed in long strings forming massive space caravans how they are able to do this without blowing themselves into the vacuum is anyone's guess one might look upon such a vessel and assume that it is no match for an actual warship however Strix is starships are often as deceptive as their masters their ramshackle halls can be protected by a powerful force field and something about the ships defeats all but the most powerful aspect scans finally their ships project ethereal beams of ghostly energy although they are no more effective than standard Macker weapons at penetrating armor plate and void shields they have a disconcerting and utterly lethal effect on the crew inside Zee nog refers suspect that the strictures must equip their looted vessels with examples of their own advanced technology if this is the case this would support the theory that the strictures while playing the role of simple merchants do reserve their most advanced technology to themselves Strix is vessels tend to travel in small convoys of three to five void craft they typically shy away from battle though the rogue trader Jabez coal who has had many dealings with these unpredictable aliens tells a different story he has reported witnessing them on occasion engaging in frightfully intense battles with their own kind the motive for this internecine conflict remains unknown though it is rumored that the Strix is caravans engage in opportunistic piracy when faced with a notably weaker or outnumbered opponent Imperial Navy intelligence tentatively classifies the larger stricken vessels as Shabaks or sub X while the smaller void ships are generically referred to as only Caravan vessels it is unusual to place an entire xenos races vessels into just two classes but strictly on vessels often defy classification in appearance stricken Shabaks canaveri tremendously they are Caravan vessels in the most literal sense of the world each one consists of a vessel usually a bulk transport Raiders frigates and even light cruisers retrofitted with massive plasma drives stretching behind it on hundreds of huge chains are the stripped hulls of additional vessels as many as four or five to a single Shevek the vessels are almost always of human or other alien manufacture the Strix has seemed to live in the stripped house as well as the lead vessel though they've also been known to sell a halt to an interested party the Imperial Navy is particularly perplexed by the baffling inconsistencies in striction technology while some Shevek spare the latest imperial technology others rely on truly primitive spacefaring methods such as the use of centrifugal force to create artificial gravity there seems to be no logic to striction shipbuilding such as it is and it helps cement their reputation as a ragtag merchants and scavengers or maybe that's what they want you to think all those tricks Ian Shabaks appear to have plasma drives exploratory have had the opportunity to observe strict starships are convinced that they actually utilize a far more potent power source hidden somewhere on the ship many observers have also speculated regarding the nature of Strix Ian's warp travel they certainly do appear to travel through the war although no one is sure how they navigate inside it some have suggested that they only make short unguided chumps in the manner of the Chartist captain's other is point two instances of previously identified Sheva caravans appearing at different ends of the Coronas expanse within only just a few months something that humanity can only achieve using the astronomical and the navigators any attempts to ascertain the truth behind us are met with long and conflicting stories from districts as themselves each and every one undoubtedly a lie if there is one constant for the strictures besides their willingness to trade and the hatred of the Eldar it is a universal refusal to reveal anything consistent about themselves and this my friends has been what I wanted to tell you about the innocuous yet still sinister strictures to be honest after going through all this info and all the efforts they make to appear as something they're obviously not the Strix is scared a hell out of me at least with your local warband of the noise Marines for example you do know what you get what are your thoughts on the mysteries of the Strix s why do you think they play this role of ramshackle traders when they are obviously more than that do feel free to share any thoughts and opinions in the comments below was this episode informative or entertaining in that case please click the like button and subscribe for future content thank you very much for watching and I wish you all a peaceful day the Emperor protects

12 Comments

  1. Jason Mcdaniel said:

    Always look forward to your videos brother!

    June 29, 2019
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  2. Matt said:

    they would make great Koblod for a Space RPG, but to me Koblods are dragonkin.
    wonder if these guys would regrow missing limbs for a price? just in case.

    June 29, 2019
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  3. B Hill said:

    if they look weaker then they really are, the imperium won't consider them an actual threat and not vaporize them on sight

    June 29, 2019
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  4. der deutsche Adler said:

    Hmm….shall we proceed? Yes we shall.

    June 29, 2019
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  5. Erik Brown said:

    Space Skaven… I was hoping GW would make their Army…
    Would have been interesting to see what kind of Tanks/Engines of War they would have had. Their walkers would have been bad ass.

    June 29, 2019
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  6. Brandon Graham said:

    Yes they are The Space Gypsies
    And They Will Rip You Off!!!!!

    June 29, 2019
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  7. Sicarius Vast said:

    Hello, my biped frinds !

    You are bipeds, right ?

    June 29, 2019
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  8. Claes Welinder said:

    They are obviously Alpha Legion, duh.

    Also, please send Stryxis Codex!

    June 29, 2019
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  9. JZ0UK said:

    Almost 200 views, still first to comment first.

    June 29, 2019
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  10. Andy Pstrak said:

    Totally not space skaven yes,yes!

    June 29, 2019
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  11. Daimon X said:

    They pretend to be weak, maybe to fool the Imperium and other factions to be left alone. Dunno.

    June 29, 2019
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  12. Thomas Gibbs said:

    So basically space Jews.

    June 29, 2019
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