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Old 22 Apr 2009, 21:38   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rouge Earth Caste Fluffy?

with my new IG army I'm going to need either A) a human engineer, which there are no more in the 41 mellinium that aren't just making copies of older machines. or B) a rouge earth caste engineer,which is my first choice, I was thinking about making him have some sort of genetic disformaty that makes him immune to the "greater good" or as I call it "ethereal brain control syrum" but how fluffy are either of these? If neither is acceptable then how do I get an engineer who knows nuclear science?
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 21:43   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Rouge Earth Caste Fluffy?

Rogue Tau, regardless of the Caste, is not really fluffy. And what make you thnik that IG enginseer and Tau Earth Caste has no knowledge of Nuclear Science?

The simplest case would be an isolated planet that got lost after early colonisation or a lost ship that popds out of the Warp. They could have maintained low tech knowledge/science.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:06   #3 (permalink)
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http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=82501.0 well that's my basic story, but correct me if i'm wrong but I thought that new inventions and engineering in the imperium were illegal? For that matter what is the education system like on worlds like those that trade with the tau. (easter most fringe if I remember my tau codex correctly)
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:09   #4 (permalink)
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I know it's not part of the topic, but it relates to rogue tau...

I was working on my cadre's history, and was wondering if a cadre free from Ethereal control was at all fluffy?
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:12   #5 (permalink)
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http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=82501.0 well that's my basic story, but correct me if i'm wrong but I thought that new inventions and engineering in the imperium were illegal? For that matter what is the education system like on worlds like those that trade with the tau. (easter most fringe if I remember my tau codex correctly)
New invention is indeed illegal, but if you had a "lost" world or ship then it's simply old technology rediscovered.

It depends on the eastern Fringe you have:
- Dead world (Thank you tyranids)
- The fromer home of the Scythe of the Emperor
- Ultramar and the Ultramarine system
- a Few Impeium world that turned rogue and were brought back to the fold -like Moracre;

So the education system would depnd on the world, and when the last contact with the Imperium was. But unless the System had very little contact with the Imperium, I would say it would be more or less on par with Core World.

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I was working on my cadre's history, and was wondering if a cadre free from Ethereal control was at all fluffy?
It,s possible, but the impact would be minimal IMO with all the centuries of conditioning. They wouls simply return back to Tau Space and return in the group...or try to maintain the same structure, if they were stranded.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:16   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmm well it could be fluffy - Farsight would be the big example of a rogue Tau...so it's not against the realms of possibility.

Question is really in fluff terms.....would the famously xenophobic Imperium employ 1. An Alien, and 2. A mutant alien!

I probablly dont read/pay as much attention to the fluff as alot of my good colleages here on Tau Online but I distinctly remember reading quite a lot that expresses the average Imperial approach to Xenos and Mutants involves a Gallon of Petrol and a very pointy stick.

Some sort of insane Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest is probablly your best bet - one who has been cast out from the order for the heinious crime of actually inventing things :P
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:21   #7 (permalink)
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I was working on my cadre's history, and was wondering if a cadre free from Ethereal control was at all fluffy?
It,s possible, but the impact would be minimal IMO with all the centuries of conditioning. They wouls simply return back to Tau Space and return in the group...or try to maintain the same structure, if they were stranded.
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What about the Farsight Enclaves and all that? Aren't they pretty much free from ethereal control and working on their own fighting the Orks?
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What about the Farsight Enclaves and all that? Aren't they pretty much free from ethereal control and working on their own fighting the Orks?
Yes, but the big thing about Farsight, was that he's the only know Tau to break away of the fold...and no one is sure whether he truly went rogue or if he's acting as a diversion or as the Agent of the Aun.

To many rogue faction would cheapen this part of the Fluff in my opinion.


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After reading your fluff, I wouls see it as a really isolated AgriWorld who got contacted by the Tau after they notice the Imperium had not made contact for decades/centuries. I would keep the Desaster tt explain the lower tech.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 23:42   #9 (permalink)
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i don't know why this always comes up.

Tau have never betrayed the Empire- we don't know about the Enclaves.

I know it's hard- but that's the answer.
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that's fine to me, I just need an engineer. Looking back when I started this, I was worrying that the idea of a world on the outskirts of the empire turning rouge for the tau, would be unfluffy but after reading the tau book, it's pretty much on par, the only part left is that I need an engineer who can remember the design of the manticore rockets and improve upon them, and know enough about nuclear physics to build an atom bomb (basic gun type uranium device, nothing complicated)

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After reading your fluff, I wouls see it as a really isolated AgriWorld who got contacted by the Tau after they notice the Imperium had not made contact for decades/centuries. I would keep the Desaster tt explain the lower tech.
also, bonguard can you elaborate on this. and what does tt mean?


but back to the question about education, what is it like in the imperium overall, is it like the modern where you get to go to school, or is it more, like medieval where only a select few go to school. I'm not well versed in imperium fluff. But basically I just need someone who was a physics major in college, or the equivalent.


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Question is really in fluff terms.....would the famously xenophobic Imperium employ 1. An Alien, and 2. A mutant alien!

I probablly dont read/pay as much attention to the fluff as alot of my good colleages here on Tau Online but I distinctly remember reading quite a lot that expresses the average Imperial approach to Xenos and Mutants involves a Gallon of Petrol and a very pointy stick.

Some sort of insane Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest is probablly your best bet - one who has been cast out from the order for the heinious crime of actually inventing things :P
That sounds wonderful. as for the xenophobic imperium, remember this is a world pushed to the bring of armageddon, and suppressed to abhorrid degrees, then set free. After that first taste of isolation Freedom, I would think that they would start to question the Imperiums morality, which is what happens for some, not so much for the rest, which will end up a big part of the story, as a giant war breaks out. (well giant for a small planet, a pinprick in the year 40,000)

last thing, I swear, I don't know where to actually place the planet, in the codex it says the eastern finges of the empire, I'm guessing it's just bordering the tau-Imperium space, anyone have a clue where the planet should go?


Edit: i just found something on artisans, are they engineers or are they like the rest of the imperium and only capable of copying old designs without knowing how they work?
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