Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Tau time keeping
Reply
Old 17 Feb 2008, 06:19   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 992
Send a message via MSN to fat_tree
Default Tau time keeping

Now guys i no ive posted this here somewhere before but this is the fixed version.

Basically I have decided to right up a tutorial or guide so people can understand the basic Tau time keeping.


Quote:
Tau Timekeeping
The Tau'cyr is an annual cycle on Tau. A Tau'cyr is broken down into 6 kai'rotaa is dedicated to a caste with the additional one dedicated to the race as a whole. A rotaa is is broken down into 10 decs; decs are either light-time or dark-time. most tau need only 1-2 decs of sleep per rotta

Conversion
The Tau'cyr or Tau year last approximately 300 terran days (297.74 to be precise). A kai'rotaa is therefore about 50 terran hours and a dec is 1.5 terran hours

So therefore a Tau year is one of our years, a kai'rotaa is one of our months a rotaa is one of our days and the decs are our hours.

Breakdown

One tau year has 6 kai'rotaa each with 80 rotaa.
So in a 21st millennium humans eyes; a tau year is 6 earth months each of which with 80 earth days.

The rotaa
A rotaa is a tau day, which consists of 10 decs, 5 of which are light (day) and the other 5 are dark (night)

Human perspective.
The 10 decs are equal to 10 earth hours, 5 are day and 5 are night.

A fire warrior only needs 1-2 earth hours of sleep were us humans need at least 8.

So basically

Tau Year = 6 Earth months
Tau Month = 80 earth days
Tau Day= 10 earth hours
Tau Hour = 60 earth Minutes



I hope this puts things in perceptive.

Cheers.

Tell me if I need to add anymore
fat_tree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 Feb 2008, 07:16   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Twentynine Palms, CA
Posts: 1,406
Send a message via AIM to Doombringer Send a message via MSN to Doombringer Send a message via Yahoo to Doombringer
Default Re: Tau time keeping

I'm slightly confused as to what you're trying to do - I thought all this was relatively common sense thanks to the descriptions in the codex...

If you're trying to directly convert each piece of Tau time into Earth time, you have it slightly off there, fat-tree...

As the codex says, decs are ~1.5 Earth hours, meaning a Tau needs only 1.5-3 hours of sleep per "night", and a day on T'au is roughly 15 hours long, 7.5 of which are "light" and 7.5 are "dark".

---

Also, your quote is wrong. A kai'rotaa is not 50 Terran hours, it's roughly 50 Terran days.
__________________
"It isn't enough to win. You want nothing left of your enemy except a skull nailed to a fencepost so everyone understands the cost of crossing you." - Durga

"The nation that draws too great a distinction between its scholars and its warriors, will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." - Anonymous

"Doombringer, you are my hero." - Lord-General Thunder

Doombringer

Doombringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tactics for keeping wife away from the Tau. ranzin927 General 40K 51 29 May 2009 02:49
Everything you wanted to know about keeping Tau Online FTyross Enclave Talk 21 07 Mar 2008 10:18
Keeping Cultists FTyross 40K Creations 22 04 May 2007 12:13
Keeping me sane wyrd_ian Enclave Talk 3 14 Jun 2006 11:17