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Old 12 Jan 2006, 14:17   #1 (permalink)
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I've read somewhere that the Tau couplings are chosen based on genetics.
So...can't a Tau chose a partner?Is it imposed by the Os?
If yes,do the Tau consider sex only as a duty for the Greater Good?No romance at all?No falling in love?No passion nor emotional involvement?Or do they see it in a more "human" way?
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 14:51   #2 (permalink)
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hmm only thing i read some thing in a old WD that there is no breeding between castes it is sufferable by dead
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 15:42   #3 (permalink)
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I would have thought that reproduction was a nessessary task to further the Greater Good in the eyes of a Tau. That's all they seem to strive for, the Greater Good. What do they need pleasurable relationships for when they have such a noble and just causeto focus their attention on?
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 15:56   #4 (permalink)
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I'd go with a Tau woman.....

Edit by RJay: 5:00 is abit early to be drinking KJ. :P
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Really? They're blue and they're mostly bald. And do they even have breasts?
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 16:25   #6 (permalink)
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Um..... well they can have romance and stuff but it must be with another one of their caste, whether onworld or offworld.

It is just like the indian caste system and they are divided almost like the tau caste system whichand here's a link for you to know more about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_caste_system
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 17:46   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know why it's brought up but to entertain the thought of course they could probably have relationships. "The Greater Good" means a better way of life for EVERYONE. I don't know about you but my life isn't that great without some lovin. I'm sure the Tau would feel the same way.


You've got to remember that unlike the Space Marines' "will of the Emporer" the Tau are fighting for a philosophy, one of a better, peaceful life for everyone. That includes love, naturally.
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 17:47   #8 (permalink)
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I would think the taus world is a lot like the movie "the island", but it is volentary.
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 18:01   #9 (permalink)
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the tau equivelant of romance or marriage is to join a ta'lissera. sex to them and reproduction is merely a duty. not like us.... ;D
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 18:28   #10 (permalink)
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We really don't know. They don't have marriage in the same sense that humans do, as the Ta'lissera is more about camaraderie. We also know that reproduction between castes is forbidden, but some of the fluff sources we have describe attraction between members of different castes. If any and all romantic interactions were forbidden by the Ethereals, I have to think that such attractions would have been viewed as deviant rather than fairly normal behavior. It is possible that the Tau just do not make the same associations between love, marriage, and reproduction that humans do.
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