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Old 04 Feb 2006, 19:44   #1 (permalink)
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I'v been troubled for a few days now... A friend of mine just got Xenology and in it they have a drawing of a dissected Aun... what is weird is that:

She has FEET with toes and all...

I had always thought that they had hooves... why else would their boot be designed as hooves??? I still believe they got it wrong in the book Xenology.

What is your opinion?
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Old 04 Feb 2006, 19:47   #2 (permalink)
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The have feet. Always have. Look at box art for firewarriors, or the codex cover, or the picture of the Firewarriors on the page with the story about bonding. It's just the models have hooves because it's easier to make them that way, and it makes them more stable.
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oh yea... I never noticed that before... OK, that sorts that out... thanx
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Are you sure about the Tau having feet Shir'Rin?

I remember reading the WD brought out when the tau where first introduced, about 26 something - roughly - and while I don't have access to them, at the moment, i can remember reading something about the development teams idea to make them more "alien" than humans, the camel feet being one of them for the same reasons camels have evolved that way!
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actually they have toe like hooves (also know as Split Hooves) not normal toes like humans, the models have hooves, like Shas'O Shir'Rin, because it is easier to model them.
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Comm Negrom's pretty much got it, the whole split hooves thing, just couldn't remember what they were called and used feet cause that's closer to what the are in my opinion. They are like two toed feet with hooves at the end, rather than toe-nails biscally.
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Grrr i liked them with hoves better.
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Tau definately have hooves. Always have, always will.
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I wounder why tau have hoves? ???
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I wounder why tau have hoves? ???
Background: Possible evolution from a ruminant-like creature?

Reality: Jes Goodwin decided it would make sure they look suitibly 'alien' when they have their helmets on (as you rarely notice the one less finger).
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