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Old 01 Dec 2007, 04:18   #1 (permalink)
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Like the Kroots. Can Tau can be mercenarys???
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 04:35   #2 (permalink)
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first off: be a little more careful with your grammar... that's 1 can too many >>;

I don't really mind personally but some mods might not like it when posts are... messy.

As for your question:
The short answer is "no". The Tau are united in their belief to serve the Greater Good, without any sense of self interest. Mercenaries hire themselves to the highest bidder to fight for personal gain...

As far as we know, with the exception of Farsight's breakaway faction, there's no renegade Tau (the only Tau who could possibly have turned away from the Greater Good), so it's highly unlikely for Tau mercs to exist.
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 05:47   #3 (permalink)
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While you simply cant say the Tau you are using are mercenaries like Cyven said, you can instead say they were 'loaned out' by the Tau Empire. What I mean is the Tau Empire could have reached an agreement with the a group to provide a Fire caste cadre has allies or bodyguards. The Empire would do this if it meant the Tau Empire would gain goods, services or the promise that the group the Tau Empire is helping would join the Greater Good.
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 06:26   #4 (permalink)
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It depends upon your definition of "Mercenary". If you mean they are bought to serve the interests of the highest bidder, I'd say no*. In Tau space, the only major players(that I know of) are: Humans, Orks, Tau, Kroot. Kroot and Tau have a treatise, the Orks and Imperium are decidely anti-Tau. However, the Tau will fight to keep others free(there is an example of the Tau bailing out the Kroot in the Codex: Tau Empire).

*The exception being O'Shovah, who IIRC, is a "freelance" meaning he does loan out his forces and is a mercenary force. However, I doubt he'd use his firepower against Tau.
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 16:07   #5 (permalink)
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that and Tau don't kill Tau and the Enclaves haven't seen the Empire since their inception.

However, I don't think it's impossible to imagine a Cadre being sent to assist dissident Imperial factions- but i don't know if that is mercenary enough for you.

on a PS- O'shova forces have been seen assisting Imps, Chaos factions, and Orks.
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 20:11   #6 (permalink)
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wait a minute... why would O´shovah help Orks?
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 20:31   #7 (permalink)
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Who knows? The whole point with Farsight is that he's an enigma. The reasons behind any of his actions remain a complete mystery to us.
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Old 01 Dec 2007, 20:33   #8 (permalink)
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wait a minute... why would O´shovah help Orks?
He woudn't help orks unless he had to. They are the reason why he left the empire.......for revenge on orks. Unless it was to lead to the destruction of the orks in some way.
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Old 02 Dec 2007, 02:51   #9 (permalink)
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Can some O'Shavas unit like broke off his Cadre and start there own mercenary unit?
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Old 02 Dec 2007, 02:58   #10 (permalink)
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Or how about exiled units?
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