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Old 03 Jun 2005, 03:21   #1 (permalink)
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I know the tau have no warp presence and therefore cannot be linked to chaos , but why? Why do all other races have a warp presence but not the Tau? I thought of a way posssibly if someone could give me reasoning why not...

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Old 03 Jun 2005, 04:12   #2 (permalink)
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The tau are not psychically active. Psychic powers in this game are just appeals to the warp.

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Old 03 Jun 2005, 07:54   #3 (permalink)
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Don't forget that the Tau are very young as well. If some of the Tau (Possibly Ethereals), have latent psychic powers than it may well take some time for them to actually develop and become useable, connect to the warp, etc.

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Despite the fact they have no warp presence, they can still become zombies for last and the damned right?
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I know the tau have no warp presence and therefore cannot be linked to chaos , but why? Why do all other races have a warp presence but not the Tau? I thought of a way posssibly if someone could give me reasoning why not...

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I don't recall the term "no warp presence," being used. The Tau Codex says their minds barely register in the warp. They simply have almost no psychic link to the warp at all, but that is not the same thing as being soulless. Average humans have almost no psychic connection to the warp either. Tau are simply a step below this. Tau have next to no ability at all to draw on energy from the warp, and consequently, cannot easily be affected by it either. The wall that seperates their minds from psychic energy is that much higher.
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Despite the fact they have no warp presence, they can still become zombies for last and the damned right?
I imagine that it would require a lot of sorcerous energy and take a long time to infect them, but it could still be done.
The question is whether or not it would be worth it to expend so much energy, when there are so many other races that would be so much easier to corrupt.
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Despite the fact they have no warp presence, they can still become zombies for last and the damned right?
The lost and the damned isn't any set races, although Imperial Guard are just shown in the rules. I don't think there is any fluff of Tau turning to zombies or to chaos like this although I suppose it could still happen, some think that the Shas'o'shovah was possesed by a daemon, possibly through his weapon that he found, and some of his warriors are under the possesion of daemons...but who knows! I seem to hear that one all the time...

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Despite the fact they have no warp presence, they can still become zombies for last and the damned right?
Absolutely. Nothing, short of a Grey Knight, is beyond the reach of Chaos in terms of having their corpse pull duty for an Arch Heretic. Simply look to the Tau fluff posted on GW's main website. The musks and alluring power of a single Chaos Champion was enough to "charm" the Tau before the Shas'ui recognized that he was being persuaded and quickly set the Champion ablaze with an order to his unit.

The problem with this, is that the Tau that become mindless bags of water for the Lost and the Damned would be extremely under-equipped and probably be utterly worthless as they're small, weak and will be lacking their armors and weapons that make them what they are.

But, the possibility is indeed there.
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well for one thing they be to strong
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I'm probably going to regret this... but would you care to elaborate on how "They're too strong."?
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