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Old 17 Jun 2009, 15:56   #1 (permalink)
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This is a of hybrid interest to the imperium and Tau, so I hope this board fits.

I was rambling about the 40K universe, particularly psykers (human sanctioned) as well as the Tau. I was asked what the Tau would think of a local psyker on a world with a sizable human population. I mean, the humans there may be threatened by them, but I didn't think the Tau would feel any threat so long as he abides by their doctrines? Are there any 'documented' cases of a psyker living under Tau rule?
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 17:53   #2 (permalink)
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Not to my knowledge.

However I would think the problem would not be from the Tau point of view, but from the Psyker's. I always felt that the psyker would have been conditionned to work and promote the Goal of the Imperium and the Emperor...to work for filty xeno would go against the grain.
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Old 18 Jun 2009, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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I am completely unsure of the size of Tau worlds (Gue'vessa worlds?), or of their existence. But in theory some of those humans would develop into psykers. Would the Tau try/even know how to condition them for 'the greater good'. I would imagine it would be something like trying to train an artist to paint although you were born blind.
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There are a few Gue'vesa world, some are colony where they have been relocated other are world who has embrassed the Tau as protector (Moracre did so but was quickly reconquered by the Imperium for exemple).

And yes, in theory, some humans in those world would be carrier of the gene and some might express minor power. Furthermore, Tau are sure aware of these power found in Demon, Eldar, human, Nicassar, some kroot Master shaper, etc. but since they themselves don't use them on a regular basis it,s not part of their lives so would probably not activiely promote the use of them, or encourage training since it can be dangerous.
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Old 18 Jun 2009, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Even on Imperial worlds, there are likely to be a number of psykers who have temporarily escaped detection and capture by the Inquisition's Black Ships.

I think the Tau would find the phenomenon interesting and try to research it under controlled conditions. If they viewed this research as being in the interests of the Tau Empire and/or the human population, they woudn't give the psyker much ultimate choice in the matter. This could lead to any one of a host of "science run amok" plotlines, with the Tau losing control of a dangerous research subject. They would see the utility of psykers to the Empire, but they don't know enough about it to control it, so they would be interested in learning how.
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Old 19 Jun 2009, 15:34   #6 (permalink)
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You know I think where we are headed to in this discussion is very Tau: more weeabo.

Single naked anime girl super psykers in clear vats inside Tau ships mentally linked to the AI enabling warp travel and lightning fast maneuvers here we come?

That or they breed a caste of humans that are fed to shaman kroot as a delicacy.
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Old 19 Jun 2009, 17:08   #7 (permalink)
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In the Last Chancer novel Kill Team by Grav Thrope, the Tau did use some kind of Psyker, basically, for "airport security" to detect malicious thoughts in the passengers.
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Old 19 Jun 2009, 17:16   #8 (permalink)
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Did it mention in the novel his origins? IE did the Tau train him to detect thoughts, or was he honed already and the Tau hired him?
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Old 19 Jun 2009, 17:30   #9 (permalink)
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Nothing much of their origin actually. Only about their description and I quote:
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...small aliens, nearly naked but for short skirts, grey-skinned with wide yellow eyes and completely devoid of hair.
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As I mentionned earlier, one of the Subject race of the Tau: the Nicassar has psykers and the tau are aware of that and it's potential.
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