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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:06   #1 (permalink)
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i was just looking through a online tau glossary and thought that i should make a name for my commander for when i get him, here are some of my Ideas

NOTE:im not sure if the translations are right if there not please correct me

Commander Coldmind- Shas o Alohro
Commander Coldstar- Shas o Aloh shas'ka
Commander MoonFlame- Shas o Yanoi Suam

So Tau online which ones do you prefer?
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 19:56   #2 (permalink)
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What is he or she like? What is he or she known for? It could help us get an idea about what would fit the commander.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 21:30   #3 (permalink)
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coldstar, I think that sounds pretty cool, but I would like to know more about him.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 22:17   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with watchdog we definatly need info on his fighting style first. My commander is called fireblade (o'shasnan) as he has twin adapted railguns (He has his own special rules already so do not comment. More info here) which create a trail of light/fire hence fireblade.

But i do like the sound of coldstar.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 22:38   #5 (permalink)
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Shavera: Just wondering- you do know that Fireblade is currently the name of the hero of Medusa V, right? Just wondering- his Tau name is Suam'Nan so is your character different?

On a relative note- Cold star, definitely.
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Old 10 Mar 2009, 08:43   #6 (permalink)
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Shavera: Just wondering- you do know that Fireblade is currently the name of the hero of Medusa V, right? Just wondering- his Tau name is Suam'Nan so is your character different?
I didn't know that and he is a different commander and i don't fancy changing hi name... ...again! I'm not sure on the translation as fire is Shas in the tau codex. ???

Still like coldstar it sounds cool!
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Old 10 Mar 2009, 08:58   #7 (permalink)
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well people seem to like coldstar so i guess i will go with that

and i haven't really thought of his background that much....

well this is just off the spot but here we go

a XV8 Crisis suit commander who was presumed dead after a battle with the elder on some sort of icy planet, had managed to get his XV8 operational again but without the main thrusters working so he had no way but to walk to the closest tau outpost on the planet. after many hours of walking through the snow, he found another destroyed XV8 after half an hour of swapping the left over fuel from the destroyed crisis suit and burying the pilot, he started up the thrusters of his XV8 and hurled himself into the air, in the nearby Tau outpost they all saw a large blue light in the sky (the XV8) that looked much like a star, when he got to the outpost and explained everything the Crisis suit pilot was promoted to commander and dubbed the name Commander Coldstar, Star of the *insert icy planet name here*

i could probably make the story a bit better if i had some more time to think about it but that was just from what ever came to my mind

EDIT: if people want me to i could make background stories for the other 2 names

and O_Shavera if you want to translate things into the Tau language try this site http://www.minivault.com/Tauglossary.htm
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 12:22   #8 (permalink)
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so what does everyone think?
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 19:31   #9 (permalink)
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a XV8 Crisis suit commander who was presumed dead after a battle with the elder on some sort of icy planet,...

...when he got to the outpost and explained everything the Crisis suit pilot was promoted to commander and dubbed the name Commander Coldstar, Star of the *insert icy planet name here*
Just s little inconsistency.

Plus, I am not sure if just surviving would be grounds for the promotion of a Crisis Suit Pilot to a Commander. However, he could have been a Commander already and been praised for both the survival and the preservation of a Commander type Crisis Suit.

I like the part about the star like appearance from the cold planet's sky. Yes, that could have earned him a name like Coldstar.
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 20:01   #10 (permalink)
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I like the fluuf for this guy it sounds cool and its good you even have any as i know lots of players who can't be bothered but it's nice having good fluff (plus you tend to fight harder to keep them alive). Like the idea of the star like appearance giving him his name.

Thanks for the site for translating.
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