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Old 01 Aug 2013, 20:59   #1 (permalink)
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So I need help thinking of names for a couple of Tau characters. At the moment it is my Crisis suit commander (A female Tau commander, Who carries a blade on her crisis suit) and a Ethereal.. For the commander I was kind of thinking Commander Starblade.. But it probably sounds realy silly.. So, Does anyone have any tips, ideas or hints for naming Tau characters?
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Old 01 Aug 2013, 22:29   #2 (permalink)
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No name sounds silly in Tau!

She'd be O'Shas'Ka'Nan

Breaking the Tau naming process down into a fuller explanation, her whole name would be:
Cast Rank World Name Traits

And example being my commander: O'Kunas who is:
Shas’O Ksi’m’yen Kunas Savon Kauyon
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 11:45   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. ^_^ Shas'O Shas'Ka'Nan.. Intresting, Dosent sound as silly so I thought it might. Do you have any sugestions of what to name a Ethereal?
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Old 02 Aug 2013, 22:40   #4 (permalink)
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Well, what's he/she like? Any defining traits? What's the story?
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 02:50   #5 (permalink)
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The ideas behind the tau naming schemes, is that they are given special names based on achievements, farsight got his for his own skillful maneouvers against orks if I remember correctly...

For instance, my commander is:

Shas'O T'au M'yen Korst'la

Or, Commander deathbringer.

Korst'la means deathbringer, a title granted to him for his use of Mont'ka style of philosophy, and the fact he wields a Diresword (shaped like a scythe).

Whereas M'yen means; Unforeseen. He has this because of a particular skirmish where he defeated an entire space marine army, through stealth and surprise attack-style tactics (based on an actual battle!), where not a single tau live was lost. (needless to say, the other player didn't play me again for ages xD)

If you want to name a tau character, perhaps analysing your common tactics will reveal some idea of what sort of gifted name they might recieve :P
if you need name ideas, check out Lexicanum (its basically a 40k wiki), it has a list of tau names on it somewhere.
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 09:57   #6 (permalink)
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Well, My Ethereal have not realy done anything special yet (I dont even have the specific model I want for it yet..) and while I am wanting to make my own sept and write fluff for it and stuff, I am horribly bad at it and havent been able to think of anything yet.. I dont realy have any ideas for the Ethereals personality or anything yet..
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 15:13   #7 (permalink)
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Well then, leave them unnamed for a little bit and develop your story as you go.
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 18:41   #8 (permalink)
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My Ethereal, When I use him, Stands back behind the middle of my 3 Fire Warrior groups, In range to give all 3 groups use of his ability.. XD So he rarely gets a chance to do anything
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Old 04 Aug 2013, 03:08   #9 (permalink)
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On the topic of names, carellio where did you get the translation for starblade?
I've been trying to find a better collection of tau names.
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Old 04 Aug 2013, 05:01   #10 (permalink)
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It's from this very site's archive. Type in 'Tau A to Z' in Google and it's the first link... or see if this will work:

http://tauonline.org/?content=browse...ed&article=432
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