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Old 12 Jun 2006, 18:38   #1 (permalink)
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We, the Competition Committee have released a new quiz. Opening date is today (June 12th '06) and will last for a week (ending June 19th) at which time we'll post a list of who entered and the scores you got .

Full marks gets you 5 Competition Points if you get 25 questions right.

[size=12pt]Please send your answers via private message to me, FT.[/size]

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[size=12pt]EASY QUESTIONS[/size]
1. According to the 42nd Meditation on the Way of the Warrior, the strength of a force is calculated by multiplying it weight by its _________?
2. Approximately how long did it take for the Ethereals to unite the Tau?
3. Approximately how many hours of sleep does the average Tau need per day?
4. How do the Kroot differ from Tyranids in their ability to incorporate the abilities of slain enemies?
5. In what conflict did O'Shovah earn the name "Farsight"?
6. What is the minimum number of Fire Warriors needed for a squad?
7. What can we learn from the classification number of Shadowsun's custom Stealthsuit?
8. What is the closest significant Warp anomaly to the Tau Empire?
9. What is the name of the Fire Caste Commander who taught Farsight?
10. What is the strength of a Pulse rifle?
11. What is the typical length of a tour of duty before a Shas'la can be promoted to Shas'ui?
12. What Sept is best-known for the quality of their artwork?
13. What the rationale behind the initial contruction of the Tau colony ships?
14. Who are the Vespid?
15. Who were the Tau fighting at the battle of Celephel Fields?

[size=12pt]HARD QUESTIONS[/size]
16. How many `Spheres of Expansion’ have the Tau Empire gone through?
17. Name one effect of the Damocles Gulf Crusade on the design of Tau Space vessels.
18. Name the type of weapon that only the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit and Hammerhead Gunship are allowed to take and carry in accordance with the entries in the new Tau Codex.
19. What are Tau Waystations?
20. What are two ways in which a Tau might earn the honorific "Vash'ya"?
21. What does `Mont’ka’ stand for in the Tau Language?
22. What is a Nicassar Dhow?
23. What is the crew complement of the Skether'qan class starship?
24. What is the maximum recorded speed of a Hammerhead gunship?
25. What is the name of the Water Caste Envoy responsible for brokering the cease-fire agreement with the Imperium in the closing days of the Damocles Gulf Crusade?
26. What is the XV25?
27. What sort of save does a Shield Drone have? What is its strength?
28. What was the name of the first Tau colonization ship destroyed by the Imperium?
29. What was the original name of the Damocles Gulf Crusade, and what was the name of the Cardinal who issued the call?
30. Who is O’Shaserra? What type of Battlesuit does she typically use?

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Due to the number of people requesting the answers, here they are .

Q: Approximately how long did it take for the Ethereals to unite the Tau?
A: A single year.
Source: Codex, page 6.


Q: What the rationale behind the initial contruction of the Tau colony ships?
A: The risk of the destruction of T'au itself due to supernovae, given the densely-packed stars of the region where the Tau Empire is located.
Source: Codex, page 7.


Q: What is the typical length of a tour of duty before a Shas'la can be promoted to Shas'ui?
A: Four years.
Source: Codex, page 9.


Q: What is the closest significant Warp anomaly to the Tau Empire?
A: The Perdus Rift.
Source: Codex, page 10.


Q: What is the name of the Fire Caste Commander who taught Farsight?
A: Commander Puretide.
Source: Codex, page 13.


Q: In what conflict did O'Shovah earn the name "Farsight"?
A: The Arkunasha War.
Source: Codex, page 14.


Q: According to the 42nd Meditation on the Way of the Warrior, the strength of a force is calculated by multiplying it weight times its _________?
A: Velocity.
Source: Codex, page 16.


Q: How do the Kroot differ from Tyranids in their ability to incorporate the abilities of slain enemies.
A: Tyranids are able to change their genetic code. The Kroot genetic code is largely "blank", and new traits can thus be added. You might get other answers, as it is more of an open question.
Source: Codex, page 17.


Q: What Sept is best-known for the quality of their artwork?
A: Elsy'eir.
Source: Codex, page 18.


Q: Approximately how many hours of sleep does the average Tau need per day?
A: Some math skills required here. A Tau needs approximately 1-2 decs per rotaa (Codex, page 21), which equates to about 3-5 hours per day. You may want to check my math.
Source: Codex, page 21.


Q: Who were the Tau fighting at the battle of Celephel Fields?
A: Orks.
Source: Codex, page 42.


Q: What can we learn from the classification number of Shadowsun's custom Stealthsuit?
A: That it is weight-class 2 (first number) and a prototype (second number).
Source: Codex, page 35.

Q: What is the name of the Water Caste Envoy responsible for brokering the cease-fire agreement with the Imperium in the closing days of the Damocles Gulf Crusade?
A: Por'O Ko'vash M'yen Shi
Source: Inquisitor. Water Caste Envoy. http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/Porva.pdf


Q: What are two ways in which a Tau might earn the honorific "Vash'ya".
A: Either being born on Vash'ya or else being well-known for forging ties with a caste another than that of one's birth.
Source: Inquisitor. Water Caste Envoy. http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/Porva.pdf


Q: What was the name of the first Tau colonization ship destroyed by the Imperium?
A: Tau'n Gal'leath Da'loth K'shar.
Source: BFG. BFG Magazine, Issue 19, page 8.


Q: What was the original name of the Damocles Gulf Crusade, and what was the name of the Cardinal who issued the call?
A: The Lithesh War (for the sector in which the first tau collaborators were discovered), and Cardinal Esau Gurney.
Source: BFG. BFG Magazine, Issue 19, page 9.


Q: What is the crew complement of the Skether'qan class starship?
A: One pilot aided by drones.
Source: BFG. BFG Magazine, Issue 19, page 16.


Q: What is the maximum recorded speed of a Hammerhead gunship?
A: 70 kph
Source: 40k. Imperial Armour 3, page 159.

Q. How many `Spheres of Expansion’ has the Tau Empire gone through?
A: Three. Page 10 of the latest Tau Codex.

Q. What does `Mont’ka’ stand for in the Tau Language?
A: Killing Blow - Page 12 of the Tau Codex

Q. What is the XV25?
A: The latest Stealth Battlesuit – Page 53 of the Codex

Q. Who is O’Shaserra? What type of Battlesuit does she typically use?
A: The lead Warrior that Aun`Va decreed would spearhead the new war effort in the third Sphere of expansion. Page 46 of the Tau Codex She uses the XV22 Battlesuit. Page 35 of the Tau Codex

Q. What sort of save does a Shield Drone have? What is its’ strength?
A: It gives a 4+ invulnerable save.

Q. Who are the Vespid?
A: Alien allies of the Tau that are capable of very rapid movement. Page 39 and 16 of the Tau Codex

Q. Name the type of weapon that only the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit and Hammerhead Gunship are allowed to take and carry in accordance with the entries in the new Tau Codex.
A: Railgun. Page 40 and 41 of the Tau Codex

Q. What are Tau Waystations?
A: They mark out the main routes between Tau septs and are used to speed communications between outposts. They consist of a core module and a single security module. Page 106 of Battlefleet Gothis ARMADA

Q. What is a Nicassar Dhow?
A: A vessel belonging to the Nicassar race, whom are allied to the Tau. The vessels are propelled by the Nicassar telikinetic abilities. Page 107 of ARMADA

Q. Name one effect of the Damocles Gulf Crusade on the design of Tau Space vessels?
A: They became more heavily armed. Page 97 of ARMADA

Q. What is the strength of a Pulse rifle?
A: 5

Q: What is the minimum number of Fire Warriors needed for a squad?
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