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Old 09 Mar 2006, 00:22   #1 (permalink)
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Well, we know that their are 5 castes
Shas
Aun
Fio
Por
Kor

BUT! 2 of those castes are very fragile (Por and Kor) and suprisingly, those two are often in just as bad of places as fire warriors. Some times worse! ie: Kor trapped behind enemy lines. The little hollow bones gets shot and dies.

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Intercaste breeding. Now for my question. Is it possible, becasue if it is, imagine Kor with thier bone structure, and the heavy build of a fire warrior? or a Por that could duke it out if the negotiations went to Blaze?

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PS: I think Tau breed like frogs, female lays eggs, male relases sprem over top of eggs, and little Tauies are born. But if any one can turn me in a differnt direction, please. (I believe Tau are anphibians, though I could be wrong. )
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Old 09 Mar 2006, 00:24   #2 (permalink)
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if that sort of thing was encouraged then yes it is very possible that it could happen but because it is not encouraged it shouldnt happen
 
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I don't think that's a good idea, beacuse u'd be making a new caste and that would upset the whole caste system thingy.
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There must be some reason known only to the Ethereals for the prevention of Inter-Caste breeding. The Codex and other fluff I have read all state that any Inter-breeding is outlawed, so the Ethereals must have their reasons.....
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I don't think that's a good idea, beacuse u'd be making a new caste and that would upset the whole caste system thingy.
It would be a new Caste. A glorious new Caste(s)!

I ask because in the fluff of my army the Aun (typed thing, actually the result of intercaste Shas/Aun breeding to create the Tol caste, the project was abbandioned) has sanctioned inter caste breeding, and I was wondering if was even possible.

Or would it be like a human breeding with a monkey to make a bigfoot (Sasquatch ect.)

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Old 09 Mar 2006, 00:37   #6 (permalink)
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* hmm...* well, since i haven't seen the dna sequence for the tau, i can't say... ???
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i say make new fluff : i just dont like the whole prospect of what is going on in the world to have much influence on wonderful things like this
 
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According to the codex, intercaste breeding is prohibited. That way, they get genetic specialisation in each caste, making them more suited and more efficient at their tasks (Think of it as the opposite of: "jack of all trades, master of none". The Shas are built up because they need to for fighting, Kor are usually in low grav situations and are able to handle it a lot better than the other castes etc..).

I believe this is explained a bit better in fluff from the new codex, I'll see if I can get a page reference when I'm home later..
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While prohibited, the Tau are a pragmatic objective society....i wouldn't put it past them to attempt to combine the beneficial traits of each caste in a super soldier type. Considering all the dark forces out there they could quite easily allow it for "the greater good".
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Yes I know, but in other situations, like in fighters for example, if a barricuda is shot down, the Kor will either be killedin the crash due to its unique biolology, or survive, and die in a fire fight. If a Shas, or even Fio caste inter breed with Kor, then, in theory, the mosy dominant genes in each should be most present, so the most important factors will be dominant. The Kor will keep thier hollow bones, and light weight bone stucture, and have denser muscular structure, so they could fight in a fight better, and be tougher than usual, so they could actuall survive the crash.

A Shas/Kor hybrid could be a great in a space battle, as they would be a race bred for space fighting, with the genetic memory of living in 0-G inherited by the Kor, and the Mindset, and pyshical prowess of a Fire Warrior.

I think the reason the Aun fear inter caste breeding is that, they may, accidentally, create a race wich could over throw them and take control of the Empire.

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