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Old 09 Oct 2006, 22:20   #1 (permalink)
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Is it even possible? If so, what's the outcome?

All I know is that inter-caste relationships are forbidden, and that each caste has a unique set of physical traits. But, what would happen if, say, an Aun really, really liked a Fio? Would the kids inherit the mind control capabilities of an Aun and be really short? Would the kids even be an Aun or a Fio?
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Old 09 Oct 2006, 23:16   #2 (permalink)
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it would become a tayu with nor particular attributes, the gene pool would be muddled and the tau would no linger be specialised for their tasks making their lives much harder.
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I'd imagine Auns wouldn't have trouble getting laid(Chemical control and all that) >
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Old 10 Oct 2006, 00:25   #4 (permalink)
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I'd imagine Auns wouldn't have trouble getting laid(Chemical control and all that) >

True... there's probably a whole world of illegitamte Aun children.. hehe... get tained for suicide missions or something.
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Old 10 Oct 2006, 00:36   #5 (permalink)
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Is it even possible? If so, what's the outcome?

All I know is that inter-caste relationships are forbidden, and that each caste has a unique set of physical traits. But, what would happen if, say, an Aun really, really liked a Fio? Would the kids inherit the mind control capabilities of an Aun and be really short? Would the kids even be an Aun or a Fio?
I assume it is possible, but both parties would be held to account if discovered. Ethereals still have to answer to their brethren, and I assume any use of their influence in such a manner would be harshly punished.
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Old 10 Oct 2006, 07:17   #6 (permalink)
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I seriously don't think the ethereals control the Tau via any means of control. The rest of the Tau follow them out of their own, free will because this is what they think is right.

Anyway, this can be debated to death.

The question at hand- I don't think an Aun and a Fio or Kor or Por or Shas for that matter can ever, EVER engage sexually with each other. I just don't see how the Tau could do this. Well, that's just my opinion anyway
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Old 10 Oct 2006, 08:00   #7 (permalink)
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Im sure it would be physically possible, i just doubt it would ever happen due to the tau mindset. They wouldnt consider it then decide it would be unfavourable, it just wouldnt enter their mind period.
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Old 10 Oct 2006, 10:06   #8 (permalink)
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tau can find tau from other castes attractive, like the kor in fire warrior.but the notion of mating with them is abhorrent.

its like a dog trying to have sex with a fox. remember, the castes are seperate subspecies.

the tau version of "love and marriage" is the ta'lissera. sex is just something the genetics board tell them to do. its a totally different mentality to us.
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I think, given the degree of selective breeding the Tau have had over their history, that they have probably reached the point where they are no longer genetically compatable.
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Wargamer and Deadnight, that's a very very exciting theory.

Because let's say that one of the castes would suddenly be low on numbers (shas due to an exhausting war for example). The other castes would not then be able to replicate the Caste, no matter how great the need would've been.
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