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Old 17 Nov 2005, 14:46   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thoughts on the Ethereals.

The ethereal came about at a critical time in the planetary war and at the same time a warp storm is going on near the fringes of tau space. So could it stand to reason that the ethereal came about as a result of the warp storm some how influenced by the forces of chaos.
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Old 17 Nov 2005, 15:41   #2 (permalink)
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Aside from the fact that the Tau'va is the polar opposite of the ideals of chaos?
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 01:49   #3 (permalink)
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I actually thought this was about discussing the usefulness of taking an Ethereal into battle...

On topic: No... this is worse than the Necron-Tau connection... waaay worse...
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 02:36   #4 (permalink)
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On topic: No... this is worse than the Necron-Tau connection... waaay worse...
Not realy, since why the Necrons would create a lifeform to organize and lead a race when they (un)live to destroy all life is nonsensical, while one could almost picture Tzeentch doing it for fun.
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Default Re: Thughts on the ethereals.

Neither necrons or chaos are responsible for the creation of the ethereals. There is probably an as yet unknown force at play here.
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 04:11   #6 (permalink)
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It is possible, but keep in mind that Warp Storms have never been all that controllable in these later millenia, not even by the Ruinous Powers themselves.* This may be due to the Emperor's influence or some other power, but if Chaos could control the Warp to that extent, I think the blockade around the Cadian Gate would have been broken long ago (or Terra itself engulfed in Warp Storms).
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 05:08   #7 (permalink)
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What if it really is an elaborate Hoax by the Water cast? Think about it, where were they durring the tribal battles, hmm? I think they were plotting to align all races under themselves; so they voted certain members to 'create' the "Aun Race." They could do it too. They are, after all the diplomats of the Tau'va. (remember the pigs in Animal Farm)

I just wanted to see what someone thought before I modified this. I seriously don't belive this.
However, it you tweeked Tau history just slightly, this is quite a possibility.
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 05:16   #8 (permalink)
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what? that doesn't make any sense- how could it be a hoax? the tau had just entered the gunpowder age, now your talking about genetic creation? the water caste was with the earth caste during the war, they had closer ties to those living in the cities, this was before the castes.
as to the tzeench thing- ive heard this a couple times because tau are blue. races have never been "made" by chaos- only influenced. my example can be found in Xenos of the Inquisitor books. there super nuts- thats what chaos does, nothing like the tau.
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 05:43   #9 (permalink)
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My personal theory is that the Etherals are Tau... [glow=red,2,300]from the future![/glow]

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Old 18 Nov 2005, 06:11   #10 (permalink)
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I'm sure I've read that Tau were seeded by the old ones? So i don't think warp storms and ethereals has much to do with it

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