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Old 27 Jan 2007, 09:54   #1 (permalink)
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It my Birthday today . And im 18 now.
So i just had a quick thought.

Do Tau celebrate thier birthdays? if so how?
also what other types of traditional events do you think they celebrate?

another question...how long does a Tau live?
longer or shorter than a human? Do other castes live longer than others...?
could air castes live shorter because of their withery body and etherals live longer, to hold and gather all of thier knowledge?
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Old 27 Jan 2007, 11:52   #2 (permalink)
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happy birthday.

on the how long they live for question

The story on aun'shi says that aun'shi was almost forty, and that was old for tau so tau dont have a long lifespan (even ethereals)
but farsights about 300 but there could be something extending his life
one of wargamers stories (i think tau'va final hour) backs up the short life of the tau
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Old 27 Jan 2007, 21:59   #3 (permalink)
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No that was old to still be in combat service. The life span of Tau is 60-70 years give or take a couple. I don't think that the Tau would celebrate birthdas as that would celebrate an individual and would be counter productive to the Greater Good as it celebrates the individual not the whole.
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Old 27 Jan 2007, 22:20   #4 (permalink)
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Happy birthday.

Well I'd imagine that Tau would celabrate some sort of Tau day, the day inwhich Tau became united. And Maybe they would celebrate great heros birthdays or days inwhihc great heros did thigns. Aun'va would probly have a birthday.
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Old 27 Jan 2007, 22:23   #5 (permalink)
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No that was old to still be in combat service. The life span of Tau is 60-70 years give or take a couple. I don't think that the Tau would celebrate birthdas as that would celebrate an individual and would be counter productive to the Greater Good as it celebrates the individual not the whole.
no that's too old, I think 40-50 is average since 40 is old for a Tau, so they would live a bit older then op their clogs (or hooves)
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Old 27 Jan 2007, 23:11   #6 (permalink)
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Also, remember this:

The Tau work for the good of the Empire. For the rank and file troopers, the Earth Laborers, the simple Water messengers and Air Passenger pilots, their usefullness dies when they retire from service. I am guessing that the government wont let them live that long off no work. So, if they retire at 30, im guessing they aren't alive by 35...

Oh, and happy birthday ;D
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Old 28 Jan 2007, 00:35   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think they would have personal birthday celebrations, though maybe everyone would be like "Happy birthday Aun'Shi!" since thats just kinda nice and doesn't waste much time.

I thought that 40 was old for combat, so they live 60-80... I could be wrong though.

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Old 28 Jan 2007, 01:39   #8 (permalink)
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http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...ers/aunshi.htm

That says that 40 is old for Tau, so I am guessing 35-40 average lifespan. I doubt that they celebrate birthdays and I think that only holiday would be some festival in memory of when the clans were united by the Ethereals. Or maybe they celbreate the birthday of the empire as a whole every year. Oh and happy birthday, go out and buy lottery tickets!!! :P
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Old 28 Jan 2007, 15:56   #9 (permalink)
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hmm i dont think tau have birthdays as in the days they were born but i do think that the tau month festival days celebrating the different castes is like having everyone of the caste having thier birthday/other holidays aat the same time.
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