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Old 08 Nov 2005, 05:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thoughts on Tau evolution

Since a lot of people seem to have pent up feelings about what the tau evolved from, I think its time to get it off our chests.

Here is a theory that I have formulated based off of both Fantasy and 40k fiction. Remember, this is just a theory.


It is relatively well known (stated in codex) that the Tau have strange synthetic amino acid chains in their genetic makeup. Perhaps they are a latent project of the Slann. Yes, the Slann as in Lizardmen, but also as in the race that preceded the Eldar and possibly even the Necrons. It is hinted at in a lot of warhammer fantasy books that the Slann created the world of Warhammer, bringing races from ever corner of the galaxy onto one planet for some cosmic experiment. The Slann were later wiped out (maybe) after their experiment failed catastrophically. Perhaps the Slann also created the Tau for some reason as yet unkown.

Please feel free to comment or flame me for such heretical notions.

If this is in the wrong section of the forums, I apologize.
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That is one of the main theories I have heard and it has more than a little credit. For on the warp storm that sheltered the Tau for so long is too much to be coincidence. There is much to suggest that some higher force be it from an ancient race or what not is aiding the Tau without their knowing.

Another thing is the mere presence of the Etherials. The Slann apparently created a... leader group for each of their created races, the golden men and I cant remember the name for the ork one. The Etherials could be their equivilant.

This is certainly one theory though just that a theory. We have no hard proof or evidence one way or the other. GW is being pointedly vague.
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yep... I must agree that this theory sits well with me.

Concerning Tau evolution, do we also post what we think the Tau actually evolved from??
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I cant remember the name for the ork one.
Well the orks refer to them as "Brainboyz"
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regarding the synthetic amino acids in the fire warriors, i always argue a credible explanation lies in gene therapy, (ie soldier genes) to make all fire warriors more effective soldiers. For an example of what i mean, play metal gear solid on the playstation. it makes sense to me...
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regarding the synthetic amino acids in the fire warriors, i always argue a credible explanation lies in gene therapy, (ie soldier genes) to make all fire warriors more effective soldiers. For an example of what i mean, play metal gear solid on the playstation. it makes sense to me...
Ture. I always believed the Tau were grown in labs rather than the females having to spend months off work. They are grown using gametes donated by each member of the society for the Tau'va. If this is the case, it would make sense that each caste received genetic alterations to produce the best Tau for the jobs needed doing.
This is how I explain the synthetic amino acids.
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It would also make sense. As the society cannot replenish numbers if only the best are mating so it would be possible that the fio'os on T'au take genetic material from els and os of the differant caste to form a genetic pool for each caste. Though this may be only one thing they do or it may be something else entirely.

Firewarrior gives us possible arguments for both but the book is not 100% reliable at all so... no conclusions can be drawn sadly and there is little if anything else on the subject.
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games work shop will be alot better of if they dont mix them together becasue than that's just stupid because .....
ork were on the same planet as humans....
elves might, and i stress might be eldar...
i warp storm would of kill everthing on earth(fantasy)
...its just [Edited] with all the fluff

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Old 08 Nov 2005, 21:38   #9 (permalink)
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Well, the fact that the studio has confirmed that 40K and fantasy are different universes does it for me. There are links as they used to be linked (on purpose as they didn't realise 40K would grow to be more popular than WFB and imagined people using models from both together), however there are now too many irreconceilable differences between the two.
They may be alternate realities linked through the warp however...though this isn't official, just a way of explaining the similarities and filter of ideas from one to the other.

Doesn't mean the Slann, as in the Old Ones or the earliest servents/por equivalent weren't involved with the Tau however.

Humans are not products of the Old Ones in 40K though, unlike warhammer, if anything they are C'tan creations (though I beleive the original idea was to end up with something Ysslamari like - a squirrel thing that has no warp presance - that the squirrel thing evolved into a naked ape that now invests the galaxy is a cosmic joke on the life hating C'tan and the civilisation breeding Old Ones)
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everyone here seems to be assuming GW has a plan on all this (assuming the warp storm wasn't an accident for instance,) so this revelation may shock you... GW doesn't have a plan, they were just making things because they sound cool.
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