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Old 28 Mar 2007, 22:31   #1 (permalink)
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Im currently involved in a narrative campaign, and the situation is thus.
Possibility of a major Chaos faction induced warpstorm of the sector...
Now Im trying to figure out a way of saving my Tau, and have come up with....
Using a vessel I recently captured, have the Earth Caste analyse a Gellar field, and stick it on my planetry colony.

What I want to know is...
1) Does the Gellar field have a psychic component, or is it entirely mechanical? Could the Tau reproduce the field?
2) would it defend against a sudden warpstorm?
3) Would Tau inside it be protected form the warp?
4) If it is possible to use, how effective would it be given the small psychic signals given off by the Tau?
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Old 28 Mar 2007, 22:39   #2 (permalink)
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Tau are just above not having souls, i don't know about gellar fields but i know about tau. Essentially, daemons would prefer to let em go in the warp, rather than go for the work. (kinda like me with crawfish.)
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Old 28 Mar 2007, 23:35   #3 (permalink)
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I would assume that a Gellar field is sort of like some sort of void shield that flows through/around the ship during warp travel. They're not totally effecticve, and can fail from time to time. That's all I know, though
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 06:12   #4 (permalink)
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Essentially, daemons would prefer to let em go in the warp, rather than go for the work.

A lot of people think to seem because demons don't activley seek out Tau, they won't attack them. A Tau wouldn't last half a second within the Warp itself. To use a Half - Life 2 quote, they would be: "....destroyed in every way it is possible to be destroyed, and in some ways it is technically IMpossible to be destroyed." Not having a soul means that demons can't get you in realspace from within the Warp. But it you're in the Warp (or if the demon's in realspace), you're easy prey.

As for the question at hand, I don't really know how a Gellar field works, or whether the Tau could reproduce it. But as it is designed to protect from immersion in the Warp itself, it would probably be able to withstand a Warp storm. Question is whether or not you would actually be able to use it on a colony.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 10:18   #5 (permalink)
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Oh for the love of Tau'va...

TAU DO HAVE SOULS! Stop saying they don't!


Anyway.

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1) Does the Gellar field have a psychic component, or is it entirely mechanical? Could the Tau reproduce the field?
Probably both, so Tau cannot reproduce it.

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2) would it defend against a sudden warpstorm?
About as much as a leather jacket protects against a tank shell.

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3) Would Tau inside it be protected form the warp?
Yes.

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4) If it is possible to use, how effective would it be given the small psychic signals given off by the Tau?
Tau cannot produce the field themselves, so a Tau-based Gellar Field would do nothing.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 11:49   #6 (permalink)
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About as much as a leather jacket protects against a tank shell.
What if the inside lining of the leather jacket was laced with adamantine?
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Does the leather jacket go from head to toe?


If it doesn't, you're still dead

If it does....it's not a jacket.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 14:36   #8 (permalink)
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Ok....so I need some kind of Gellar hat as well as a jacket.
Thanks for the answers, not quite what I wanted, but oh well.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 17:41   #9 (permalink)
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About as much as a leather jacket protects against a tank shell.
What if the inside lining of the leather jacket was laced with adamantine?
Well in that case, you just end up with broken bones, hemorrhaging, being thrown back several yards, and the shell detonating. But it's a good jacket and it's still in one piece for the looters. You...not so much.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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What I want to know is...
1) Does the Gellar field have a psychic component, or is it entirely mechanical? Could the Tau reproduce the field?
As far as I know the Gellar field in imperail ships is basically all mechanical, but it is linked to the ships machine spirit and the navigator psyker. Hence I don't think the Tau could replicate the technology without a human navigator psyker.

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2) would it defend against a sudden warpstorm?
Technically yes. Practically no. This is because a Gellar field is designed to protect against 'carm warp weather' if you can call it that. It grants protection, but it can be easily become overwhelmed. Hence because a warp storm is 'Very stormy warp weather' whatever was under/in/protected be the field would probally be destroyed (in every possible way). Its like sandbags against a flood, will deal with small flood waters, but not a surge.

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3) Would Tau inside it be protected form the warp?
In carm warp weather

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4) If it is possible to use, how effective would it be given the small psychic signals given off by the Tau?
As stated in the first question I doubt the Tau could replicate the technology without a greater psyker. Anyhow very very small, negliable.

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