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Old 01 Feb 2006, 00:20   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about the population of the Tau castes. Do you think that 20% of Tau population is Fire Caste, another 20% is Earth Caste, 20% is Air Caste, 20% is Water Caste and 20% is Ethereals?
Well,if we look at our society, there are more peasants and labourers than soldiers or pilots or leaders.
Considering that,I think that 50% is Earth Caste, 30% is Water Caste, 15% is Air Caste, 4% is Fire Caste and 1% is Ethereals.

What do you think? ;D
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Mine would be slightly different.40%Earth,25%Water,15%Air,19%Fire,1%Ether eals.
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I'd say about 33% Earth 20% Fire 20% Air 15% Water and 2% Ethereals.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 00:51   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm, probably I'd go for originally 50% Earth, as they made cities and could make use of domesticated plants like wheat, whilst the other three castes were nomads. Water would probably be the next most common as they would be a significant minority amongst the earth caste as they are sort of filling the roll of merchant classes. Fire caste would be the next most/just as populous as they would have covered a larger area though would have been more widely distributed. Air caste stuck in the mountains would have been rarest.

However nowadays, the Kor have probably increased to make up about 2-30% of the population as they fill the rolls of all the castes within their orbital cities. Fio are about 40% especially as the need for Fio'la has decreased or at least become more interlectual work that physical. Por probably make up a third or so of the ground based castes which would make them 10-15%, Shas being the rarest and most variable being very small on developed worlds and quite large on frontier worlds (and those with strong Air caste presence due to them being a little too self reliant). Including police and security guards I still think having 5 to 10% of your population being military seems a massive number, even more so given that this is just the ground based castes.
On a planet is probably closer to 70% Fio, 25-7% Por, 3-5% Shas.

With one or two ethereals a planet, or even 10 they do not factor into percentage populations
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I read Tastyfishe's estimate, and I seems pretty good, but then Sa'Cea is the Tau equivalent of a Hive World and it is 90% Fire Caste. And each main sept seems to have a predominant caste, like Bor'kan with Earth, Vior'La with Fire, and Dal'yth with Water. air uses Space, and Ethereals are maybe T'au as the governemnt canter.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 05:57   #6 (permalink)
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personally, i think it's:

60% earth (world builders need numbers)
25% fire (planetary defence is vital to an expanding empire)
13% water (I doubt there'll be an army of merchants and diplomats)
2% etherals (there'll be very few but at least 1 or 2 per planet)

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I think its
35% Fire
40% Earth
15% Water
9.99% air
and .001% Ethereals.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 09:09   #8 (permalink)
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35% fire caste

35% earth caste

15% air caste

14% water caste

1% ethereal caste.

That's what I have to say, but the figures can change.

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