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Old 23 Apr 2009, 01:52   #1 (permalink)
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Default Farsight Enclaves vs. Tau?

A query for those more knowledgeable in Tau Lore; Have the Tau and the Farsight Enclaves ever traded shots with one another? I understand that Tau are aggressive expansionists, and it's either 'Join or Die', and Farsight is decidedly against most ideals of the Tau, so it makes some sense to me for the two to trade some shots...

Just curious as to if there's anything set in concrete re: the two sides to butt heads. Nothing mentioning infighting between the Empire and O'Shovah in the Codex, and I can't seem to locate anything in-depth on line, possibly due to outright stupidity.

The knowledge will be key in deciding the nature of my army, as well as the fluff I'm trying to write for it.

Help is much appreciated.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 02:08   #2 (permalink)
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You know, while it may seem like it, the tau mostly if only ever has a disappointment attitude toward one another politicaly.

(granted if course unless a certain commander endangered the well being of tau, and was assassinated for it hehe. Reference kill team.)

The tau have not launched a crusade against Farsight, they are just lost and confused to the idea that Farsight moved himself from the empire. He has not launched attacks against the Tau that we are aware of, and at the same time the wieght of his political presense does have support from other of his own caste. So the Ethereals and other tau are wondering what Farsight is up to.

Farsight has a different view of bringing the Tau together, he views that all other races will not come together in our greater good ideaology. He sees that long range weaponry accounts for only aspects of combat, and that close combat is an inevitability (which might make sense, because of his limited heavy support production)

Ethereals do every possible tau action, and every political action to get followers by word then by sword. It takes time but it is more effecient to govern a loyal populace.

Its a political limbo, but shots have not been fired.

Though I am curious if the Ethereals are slightly skittish of Farsight. Imagine all the work the Ethereals have done to control the tau, and the greater of the tau race have come into their own and making stances comparable to the Ethereals.

The disdain of close combat may be to impair the tau. The Ethereals can keep out the stash of weapons from the fire caste if they wanted. Not training towards close combat may be to impair the firecaste to be reliant on Ethereal given weapons. When someone asks why we dont train, they impose some propaganda that its barbaric, and is ineffecient towards life which may seem plausible at first....

in fact, you notice that the firecaste cant get anywhere without the air caste?
Production sites by the Earth?

The fire caste is loved and feared at the same time by the Ethereals.

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Old 23 Apr 2009, 02:43   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks kindly, that's what I needed to know. ;D
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 03:24   #4 (permalink)
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Do you guys think it will play out like a cliched action movie?

Shadowsun sent out to hunt down Farsight, but instead they will fall in love after battling but can't best eachother? ;D
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 03:44   #5 (permalink)
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Do you guys think it will play out like a cliched action movie?

Shadowsun sent out to hunt down Farsight, but instead they will fall in love after battling but can't best eachother? ;D
Very intriguing, sounds a lot like the plot from Gundam the 8th MS Team.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 03:55   #6 (permalink)
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Do you guys think it will play out like a cliched action movie?

Shadowsun sent out to hunt down Farsight, but instead they will fall in love after battling but can't best eachother? ;D
hmmmmmmm, maybe we will understand the tau taco dance.
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Do you guys think it will play out like a cliched action movie?

Shadowsun sent out to hunt down Farsight, but instead they will fall in love after battling but can't best eachother? ;D
Very intriguing, sounds a lot like the plot from Gundam the 8th MS Team.
Not to stray to far off the subject ^-^ but I think your right about the 8th MS Team plot. I could have sworn there was an episode that panned out just like that.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 04:42   #8 (permalink)
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Last I heard, the Tau don't exactly 'fall in love'...

Considering the colors (White VS Red), I smell more Amuro VS Char. And like Char, Farsight prefers having more suits.
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Do you guys think it will play out like a cliched action movie?

Shadowsun sent out to hunt down Farsight, but instead they will fall in love after battling but can't best eachother?
No...just no...




It is never said(or written) yet that Tau and Farsight have battled. I doubt that they would unless the evil Etherals tell the Tau to attack Farsight for no reason. Everyone fears something they don't understand.
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Old 23 Apr 2009, 19:35   #10 (permalink)
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Alright then, another question - Do you think that the Enclaves and the Tau would ever work together for some reason? I would think that they would on occasion, both groups being Tau and neither liking any of the other races of the Galaxy.
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