View Single Post
Old 11 Jan 2008, 06:00   #1 (permalink)
fat_tree
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 992
Send a message via MSN to fat_tree
Default The Tau Time Tutorial

Basically I have decided to right up a tutorial or guide so people can understand the basic Tau time keeping.

Quote:
Tau Timekeeping
The Tau'cyr is an annual cycle on Tau. A Tau'cyr is broken down into 6 kai'rotaa is dedicated to a caste with the additional one dedicated to the race as a whole. A rotaa is is broken down into 10 decs; decs are either light-time or dark-time. most tau need only 1-2 decs of sleep per rotta

Conversion
The Tau'cyr or Tau year last approximately 300 terran days (297.74 to be precise). A kai'rotaa is therefore about 50 terran hours and a dec is 1.5 terran hours
quote taken from tau codex page 21

So therefore a Tau year is one of our years, a kai'rotaa is one of our months a rotaa is one of our days and the decs are our hours.

Breakdown

One tau year has 6 kai'rotaa each with 80 rotaa.
So in a 21st millennium humans eyes; a tau year is 6 earth months each of which with 80 earth days.

The rotaa
A rotaa is a tau day, which consists of 10 decs, 5 of which are light (day) and the other 5 are dark (night)

Human perspective.
The 10 decs are equal to 10 earth hours, 5 are day and 5 are night.

A fire warrior only needs 1-2 earth hours of sleep were us humans need at least 8.

I hope this puts things in perceptive.

Cheers.
fat_tree is offline   Reply With Quote
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366