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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:23   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question. How come the the tau fire warrior commander characters have translated names but ethereal characters name are left in Tau? Is there a point or is it just a GW idiosyncrasy?
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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno... maybe humans are more likely to nickname a gigantic suit of armour sporting powerful weapons than the guy in robes off there in the distance...
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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:38   #3 (permalink)
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But they arent nicknames. They are the most prominent awarded name in tau translated into Gothic.
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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:42   #4 (permalink)
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I think that the main reason for the untranslated names is just to make them that much more mysterious.
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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:46   #5 (permalink)
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Also think about it, Farsight fought the Imperium in the Damocles Gulf Crusade, but the thing that Aun'Shi is most famed for is fighting orks. So the Imperium has less contact with him. So maybe thats so.
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Old 24 Dec 2005, 00:57   #6 (permalink)
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Makes good enough sense to me.
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