Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Tau orphanage or what?
Closed Thread
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:17   #1 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 14,585
Default Tau orphanage or what?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vash113
Like the fact that there are no drunkards or urchins in Tau society.
This have me thinking. I know they are not tolerant(or hate) alcoholic drinks, but the second one......that's the part that bites.

Do the Tau have an orphanage for Tau orphans or they are to not really care for the urchins and orphans and they are to sacrifice their wanting for a family for the greater good?

Any ideas?
__________________
Guide to keeping:
Scorpions : Corn Snakes : Basilisks


Quote:
Originally Posted by Emlyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by FT
They're an insane bunch of reptiles...
I wasn't asking about the moderating staff.
crisis_vyper is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:29   #2 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,194
Send a message via AIM to Vash113 Send a message via Yahoo to Vash113
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

I was thinking on this too. I do not think Tau have orphanages just because their organization does not require it. However with no fluff in this area specificly we have to speculate. However given the training of the Tau children into their roles I would think that they are not raised by their parents much. So they would be told if their biological parents had been killed but they would not find themselves homeless. Instead they would already be in the group training and learning centers with other children. Just my thoughts on the matter, I hope it makes sense.
__________________



Vash113 is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:33   #3 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 14,585
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

Hm......how old are they in tau years if the are to be in group training and learning centers?

But I always think that they have some sort of orphanage, but unlike ours.
__________________
Guide to keeping:
Scorpions : Corn Snakes : Basilisks


Quote:
Originally Posted by Emlyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by FT
They're an insane bunch of reptiles...
I wasn't asking about the moderating staff.
crisis_vyper is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:35   #4 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 3,023
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

they would not- the reason for this is because their parents are fitted together (hehe) by the Fio, a child is made and when it is birthed (by however means) it is ranked a saal and put into training, the parents may visit them, but they do not nessesarily raise them
~good hunting
__________________
~Good Hunting
calmsword is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:37   #5 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 14,585
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

You mean that they are 'boot-camped' the minute they are born?

And they are in-vitro babies? That's odd as I though they always think that they must be pregnant for the greater good.

__________________
Guide to keeping:
Scorpions : Corn Snakes : Basilisks


Quote:
Originally Posted by Emlyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by FT
They're an insane bunch of reptiles...
I wasn't asking about the moderating staff.
crisis_vyper is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:41   #6 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 3,023
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

the actual birth is unknown- i don't get your greater good way of looking at it- but they are put into training immediatly- no orphanage, thats a human concept
~good hunting
__________________
~Good Hunting
calmsword is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:42   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 759
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

It's that whole 'it takes a village to raise a child' concept...wherein the 'orphan' would simply be cared for by the caste system to which it was born into...an orphan Firewarrior would no doubt be ushered into training schools as any other child born into the Shas caste, as soon as it was elligible for training. Prior to that, I'm sure a baby tau orphaned would then be cared for by another family until the time was right.

-M
Mael is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 15:45   #8 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 14,585
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

Oh, I was thinking about that too, mael. Those african tribes take care of the orphan as a rather big, extended family sort of thing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by calmsword
the actual birth is unknown- i don't get your greater good way of looking at it- but they are put into training immediatly- no orphanage, thats a human concept
~good hunting
You know, they must have the baby by natural means for it is for the greater good. That's my initial idea.
__________________
Guide to keeping:
Scorpions : Corn Snakes : Basilisks


Quote:
Originally Posted by Emlyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by FT
They're an insane bunch of reptiles...
I wasn't asking about the moderating staff.
crisis_vyper is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 17:08   #9 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wick
Posts: 704
Send a message via MSN to Mr.Tau
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

This is from a post made a few weeks ago.... think it might have been wargamer (can't remember)

Shas'Al: Birth - 4.
The Shas'al are raised by the Training Cadre. Just as humans are they will be raised by their mothers, ensuring proper maternal bonds and emotional development.
Shas'Saal: 4-16.
The Shas'saal begins their life as a soldier. As well as military training, the 'saal will be tutored in a variety of subjects. This ensures they appreciate and respect the Empire they serve, and that they can cope with unexpected circumstances. After all, there's more to winning a war than just shooting people!

There's more but this is whats relevant to the topic.

This is what was thought up for thoughts on tau children, i don't know if it is accurate (taken from fluff) or is just speculation but i think it makes sense.
__________________
Mr.Tau is offline  
Old 30 Jan 2006, 18:12   #10 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 3,023
Default Re: Tau orphanage or what?

thats something Wargamer came up by himself- its interesting but there are a few holes.
'saal is the name for children, or their "rank" they don't "enter" school they are born into it, its not like they are cared for by their own parents its all insitutionalized, however there is proof that parents are able to see their children
~good hunting
__________________
~Good Hunting
calmsword is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On