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Old 06 Nov 2006, 15:02   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, having recently decided to do another tau army I decided I wanted an ethereal as a central character to the background, does anyone know what the sept colour for T'olku is?

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Old 06 Nov 2006, 16:09   #2 (permalink)
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T'olku isn't in the codex color section. The codex's sept world section isn't very helpful either, so i'm going to hazard a guess as to a color associated with Etherials a lot, seeing as to how a lot of them come from that world?
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purple then maybe? since in ancient times purple was used to signify importance (the roman sente for example)
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When I painted my own Tau, I didn't consider what the codex says about septs and colours. I've paintes them just as I wanted them to look like If you'd like to know my opinion, I think that since you're using an ethereal as a central character, you could dark red or purple. But since the Tau have blue blood, maybe they consider blue to be a regal colour? Just my ideas
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Nah, that logic doesn't work that well. If we have red blood and have a metaphorical concept of "blue blood" being regal, shouldn't blue-blooded Tau see "red blood" as being an equivalent?
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I realize there was some heated dispute about why Tau blood should be blue, but since in DoW they pictured it as red, then for me red it is. Besides, the whole argument "blue skin, blue blood" doesn't make much sense because Tau have thick, leathery skin... Are alligators red?

Anyway, making T'olku sept colour purple seems quite nice. If in a few years some new source will come out claiming it's black, for example, you can always change these few stripes ...
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I realize there was some heated dispute about why Tau blood should be blue, but since in DoW they pictured it as red, then for me red it is. Besides, the whole argument "blue skin, blue blood" doesn't make much sense because Tau have thick, leathery skin... Are alligators red?

Anyway, making T'olku sept colour purple seems quite nice. If in a few years some new source will come out claiming it's black, for example, you can always change these few stripes ...
actually I think it was tael that wrote a very convincing argument on the colourof blood-and for the record it is mre grey theoir skin than blue,

now the problem is what colour to do the armour?
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but since in DoW they pictured it as red, then for me red it is.
I'd just like to note that in the book Fire Warrior, it is clearly described in many a place that the Tau had teal blood. In the regard that both the book, and other 'blue blood' hypothesis were around before DoW, I don't think it justifies it to say that "One man says it's this way, so it is, even though a mound of evidence opposes that statement."

As for the topic at hand, I think a purple based scheme would come out very nicely. It's a good color on Tau, even if it doesn't make a big appearance in the codex.
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We have a number of "official" sources for both colors. It is honestly up to the individual at this point which one they want to buy in to. The original codex and Dawn of War said Red, and Fire Warrior said Blue. Not sure about Xenology off the top of my head.
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Besides, the whole argument "blue skin, blue blood" doesn't make much sense because Tau have thick, leathery skin... Are alligators red?
Blood 'becomes' red when it comes in contact with oxygen. Blood in the body is blue...take a look at your veins.

Honestly the topic always struck me as silly. Go with whatever color you want.
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