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Old 10 Jul 2006, 15:38   #1 (permalink)
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What IS a sept? I know that they're areas of Tau space, but what exactly ARE they? Are they just systems or just a few planets?
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They are basically systems or planets.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 17:15   #3 (permalink)
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Sept can be considered a system of planets. However, unlike Imperial systems, which are decided from the physical boundries of space (ex. Segmentum Solar). a Tau Sept is really a small collection (2-3 planets) that has many things in common (Ex. Vio'la sept has many "hot-blooded" Firewarriors.)
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As said a sept is a highly populated system of planets. So a small system of sparcely populated planets would not be a sept, only areas of major colonization become septs.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 21:51   #5 (permalink)
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one of the main things to keep in mind is the fact that all the septs of the empire are established, smaller worlds are within these septs- these are called "ya" the tau word for world.
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Thanks, I've been wondering that for awhile...
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They are more cultural groups, spread out over anything from one planet to a few systems with dozens of planets in total.
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