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Old 08 Mar 2009, 22:50   #1 (permalink)
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OK I was looking through my codex for a good picture of a tau (because I wanted to try my hand at drawing one) and I found that some of them have a little line in between their eyes and some do not. Could anyone tell me why that is?
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 23:02   #2 (permalink)
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They're all supposed to have the little line between their eyes. That's their nasal cavity (nose).

The ethereal caste, unlike the other four castes, has a ridge of raised bone extruding from the nasal orifice, which contains a pheromone-producing organ that helps calm and focus those Tau around him/her.

In the drawings that don't, the artist probably figured it was too far away/low resolution/whatever to bother drawing it.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 23:37   #3 (permalink)
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OK thanks
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 15:44   #4 (permalink)
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the sculptors had the same problem and forgot them in the new ethereal models...

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Old 10 Mar 2009, 00:33   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, note how I didn't include the "uber-mind-controlling" modifier. :P

Hahaha.
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