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Old 10 Jun 2005, 17:26   #1 (permalink)
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There is a huge amount of attention given to the Kroot and Gue'vesa auxileries in the Tau military, I just wanted to query if anyone had any information or GW fluff on any of the other members of the Tau Empire, or if people had attempted to come up with backgrounds/house rules for them.

This is what I found on Wikipedia:
Demiurg:
The Demiurg are a race of squat semi-humanoids, with notable traits shared with the typical Dwarf stereotype. For example they are avid miners, expert traders, in technological advance of humans at least and bear a particular hatred for Greenskins.
Particularly for the Demiurg it is noted that they reside on the far Eastern Fringe of the Galaxy and also found less often deep in the Cradle of the Galaxy (ie the Galactic Bulge). They are an uncommon sight being almost purely space-borne in their massive and majestic Commerce Vessels. Their history is unconfirmed, as is their origins, intentions and current threat to others and all is at most shakily based on speculation.* The Demiurg appear to be affiliated in some way with the Tau.

Existing References:* Demiurg BFG ships.

Nicassar
Nicassar are a psychic race allied with the Tau.
The Nicassar are driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and travel. It was this which lead them into contact with the Tau and becoming the first addition to the fledgling empire. They continue to serve the Greater Good by providing fleets to scout and explore. Their ships are very manoeuvrable but have little interstellar capabilities and as such are often towed by other Tau ships into battles, and with upgraded weaponry provided by the Tau are now a match for any other escort.
The ships themselves are piloted by the captainís psychic powers and often join together to form a larger community when embarking on longer journeys. The crew enter deep states of hibernation to overcome their lack of interstellar propulsion.
The first encounter with the Tau was when a Tau explorer was setting up an waystation in intersteller space and sighted a Nicassar flotilla.

Existing References: BFG escorts




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Old 10 Jun 2005, 17:46   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, Neat! I hope the Tau get the Nicassar, due to the fact that Tau are not psychic, just like how the Tau are not c.c while the Kroot are.
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 17:47   #3 (permalink)
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cool i hope to see them some day in the codex ;D
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 17:53   #4 (permalink)
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they're described as thin psychic polar bears, and are incredibly fragile. as in t1 fragile. they are entirely space borne, so unless you see a BFG craft, they'll remain a fluff race.
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 18:03   #5 (permalink)
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they're described as thin psychic polar bears, and are incredibly fragile. as in t1 fragile. they are entirely space borne, so unless you see a BFG craft, they'll remain a fluff race.
Maybe the tau can get them in a crisis suit of some sort so they wont be so fragile ;D
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 19:52   #6 (permalink)
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I'm more interested in the dwarven guys. Go dwarven artillery!
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 20:31   #7 (permalink)
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While I would love to see a codex for the Demiurg.. unfortunately.. I beleive GW has said something along the lines of "We are never ever ever going to remake the Demiurg Codex, so stop asking!" (Not a quote, just a general idea of their message)
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NO WAY!

so thats what happened to the Squats!

i thought the demiurg kinda ugly hairless mole folk!
(I heard the term Demiurg warrens somewhere)

but yeh, unless you want to make up any and use em as proxies (as i intend to do) thats it.
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