The Reek, also known as the Noisome Reek, are a xenos species living in the Eastern Fringe, and are the punching bag of the whole area, and that's no small feat. Despite the fact they're trying to create their own little galactic empire in the area, they show remarkable levels of fail while doing so: not only they attacked planets of both the Imperium and the Tau Empire at the same time (both dwarfing the Reek in technology, firepower and manpower to a ridiculous extreme), but when they confront their military forces, they get absolutely stomped. During the Battle of Ghallenburg, a single Rogue Trader was able to keep them from taking the planet by attacking them while the Reek voidswarms were entering the planet. They are also one of the few alien species the Tau actively hate. In the 4th ed. Tau Empire Codex, they are described as a hateful species that attacked the planet Sir'coa, and were once again curbstomped by the Fire Warriors led by Aun'Va.
Their spacecrafts are called voidswarms, so we can assume they are some sort of insectoid aliens, but this is unclear, as descriptions of them are quite rare, and I don't think there is any form of art of them. Also, they have a hideous stench, according to their name.
|Notable Species of Warhammer 40,000|
| Major species
of the galaxy:
|Abhumans - Eldar - Dark Eldar - Humans - Necrons - Orks - Tau - Tyranids|
| Minor species
of the galaxy:
| Araklionid - Barghesi - Banelings - Bale Childers - Drahendra - Caradochians |
Cimmeriac - Cryptos - Cythor Fiends - Demiurg - Donarathi - Drugh - Dracoliths
Drax - Enoulian - Enslavers - Fra'al - Galg - Gykon - Hrud - Jokaero - Jorgall
K'nib - Kathaps - Khrave - Kinebrach - Kroot - L'Huraxi - Lacrymole - Laer - Lelith
Loxatl - Medusae - Megarachnids - Nekulli - Nicassar - Old Ones - Q'Orl - Rak'gol
Reek - Reptos - Saharduin - Saruthi - Scythian - Simulacra - Slann - Slaugth - Sslyth
Stryxis - Tarellian - Thexian - Thraxian - Thyrrus - Tushepta - Umbra - Ur-Ghul
Vespid - Watchers in the Dark - Whishperers - Xenarch - Yu'Vath - Zoats - Ambull