Word has it in the mill that the Hrud will be making its first appearance as a playable army with the coming of 6th edition.

Now this isnt all that far fetched when you see all the old races making their way into 40k. Squats/ Demuirg coming soon to a Tau codex near you, and the Jokaero weaponsmith already aligned with the Grey Knights, leaves the Hrud not too far of a reach.

Nocturnal Warrior of Hrud
This rumor was posted via MrSatan on information from Ghost and Bramgaunt, however, as hard as I tried, I could not find the original posts made by either Ghost or Bramgaunt.

After the rumor, I have posted some definitions on what exactly these creatures are, both the Hrud and the Umbra mentioned in the rumor.

Take with the normal grain or two of salt

posted via MrSatan
The Hrud are going to be released with the new edition next year. This was brought to light in the 6th edition rumor thread by Ghost and backed by BramGaunt.
-Will probably be a white dwarf teaser list and then a full codex. Look out for hints in upcoming WD's

-The Umbra WILL be in the army

-There will be at least one vehicle described as a tunneler modified for war (tunneling rules a la trygon perhaps?)

-They have units named/such as Triads, Blades, Shamans, Paths

-They are described as a 'steamroller' type force withe tactic such as 'shoot retreat shoot , ambush'

-Background-wise they are described as an ancient race that are pissed because they lost their homeworld to slaanesh, the umbra are said to be fragments of their God (Q'ah) that was destroyed by Slaanesh. They hate Chaos with a passion.

Some definitions of what these creatures are. (quoted from The Lexicanum)

The "Hrud" is depicted as a crouched, diminutive creature swathed in rags, its face obscured by a hood, and possessing a rat-like tail.

It seems that the Hrud prefer darkness and are basically scavengers and tunnel-dwellers. They are found all over the galaxy, though never in large numbers. They are considered to be parasites, and when they are referred to it is usually as "infesting" a place.

Observing a Hrud is often difficult even within a well light room due to a distortion field of unknown origin emanating from the Hrud that prevents the eye from focusing on it. In addition the limbs of a Hrud have a bone structure similar to the human spine allowing the limbs to bend in any direction (hence the nickname "bendies"). They also exude various poisons from their skin. Their bodies liquefy rapidly upon death - conveniently making detailing the creature impossible.

Another notable quality amongst the race is that they produce innate entropic fields from their bodies. This has the side effect of aging their surroundings leading to objects such as crops turning to dust due to prolonged exposure and Humans suffering from premature aging.

The Umbra are an alien species apearing as smooth black spheres that live in the void of space, often observed attracted to areas resonant of the warp such as starship hulls and warp engines or suspected entrances to the Eldar Webway. They can manipulate and control shadows to form terrifying limbs of hooks, blades, teeth and other nightmarish shapes

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