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Old 31 May 2009, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Online Grand Summer Quiz Competition: Tau

Rules:
  • Quiz is open now until the 31 June 2009 at 12 Midnight GMT.
  • Answer the questions to the fullest. If your unsure of an answer, take a guess (or just leave blank)!
  • Submit your answers to Hadhfang.

Questions

Easy Questions
These questions are worth 1 point each.
1. Who lead the Tau in the Cytheruab Annexation?
2. How many "Lesser Septs" are there officially?
3. Other than Shadowsun, who else wears the XV22?
4. Disregarding experience, what are the main physical advantages an Air-Caste pilot would have over an Imperial one?
5. Whom or What is Arthas Moloch?
6. In what way is Tau vision slightly superior to humans?
7. In what way is Tau vision slightly inferior to humans?
8. From where does a Tau gain his sense of smell?
9. For a Pulse Rifle, what is the particle that causes the pulse propelled by?
10. How many days is a Tau'cyr equal to in Terran time?

Hard Questions
These questions are worth 3 points each.
11. "A Tau'cyr among the Kroot" is addressed to whom?
12. Who made the knife used in the Ta'lissera ritual that we have available?
13. What technology does the Tau supply to one of the most famous Hives in the Imperium? Hint: They incorporate varied technology and self-repairing nano-machines.
14. What do Tau drink during the Ta'lissera ritual?
15. How many shots may a Pulse Carbine fire before it needs to be reloaded?

Bonus Question
If this question is correct and all of the easy questions are answered correctly, it earns you a bonus of 5 points.
16. What Cadre is Team leader Shas'ui Ta'she from?

Rewards
As you can see, there are 30 points up for grabs in the quiz!
  • If you get all 30 points, you get a Gold Quiz Seal.
  • If you get 24 points or more, you earn a Silver Quiz Seal.
  • If you get 18 points or more, you earn a Bronze Quiz Seal.
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Old 20 Jun 2009, 17:37   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau Online Grand Summer Quiz Competition: Tau

Errata:

1. 1. Who lead the Tau in the Cytherian Annexation?

Slight mishap with the ending there I've just noticed. :S


And another question that was lost in translation.

12.Who made the knife used in the Ta'lissera ritual that we have in our available fluff?
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 15:35   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau Online Grand Summer Quiz Competition: Tau

I just want to notify you of a recent change in the quiz timimngs:
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Attention! It seems that I have failed to grasp the concept of Summer thus we will really run the Quiz the entire Summer so the TOGSQC will only end at the end of August 31st.
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Old 23 Jun 2009, 21:26   #4 (permalink)
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Aw... That's unfortunate. Are we going to get our results before then?

I have a feeling I'll lose all excitement whatsoever and very likely forget there was ever even a quiz if it lasts that long.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 08:41   #5 (permalink)
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Results will come out on that date then. Don't worry, I'll try to hype them up beyond all recognition so you regain interest. :P
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 08:18   #6 (permalink)
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As a special request, will the correct answers be posted, along with their sources after the contest?

I ask because for all my experience in Tau, I know very little fluff outside of the Codices and Rulebooks. I would like to know where to learn more fluff, now that I am into creative writting again. I am keeping my eyes open for the books in Doombringer's article.
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 18:36   #7 (permalink)
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Answers will be posted but the source, however, it's up to the Quiz Master but I do see the merit of it.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 13:10   #8 (permalink)
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Results time!


Seals.

Bronze Seal winners:

2 SidED DiE= 18/30


Silver Seal winners:

Doombringer= 24/30

Gold Seal Winners:
None.

With marking I took the stance that GW Official rulebooks and fluff written by GW take precedent over BL, which takes precedent over Video Games if there is conflict.

Easy:

1. Who lead the Tau in the Cytheruab Annexation?
Commander Alo'rra (40K Rulebook V5)

2. How many "lesser septs" are there officially
9 (Tau Codex)

3. Other than Shadowsun, who else wears the XV22?
O'Kais and Shas'O Ores'ka (Dark Crusade and Soulstorm-As blasphemous as it was)

4) Disregarding experience, what are the main physical advantages an air-caste pilot would have over an Imperial one?
Answer- Superior three-dimensional situational awareness and marginally higher acceleration tolerance.(Tactica Aeronautica and I believe the answer can be found in Taros Campaign as well)

5. Whom or What is Arthas Moloch?
The dead planet upon which O'Shova found the Dawn Blade (Tau Codex)

6. In what way is Tau vision slightly superior to humans?
It extends slightly into the infra red and ultra violet spectrum's, Also slightly longer range. (WD- I forget the number, but it was the one around at the time of the new codex)

7. In what way is Tau vision slightly inferior to humans?
poor depth perception and slower focusing reflexes (See above)

8.From where does a Tau gain his sense of smell?
His mouth (Index Xenos- I chose to take this ruling over Firewarrior (The Book) as Index Xenos is presented as a factual "in world" book, similar to the IG uplifting Primer)

9.For a pulse rifle, what is the particle that causes the pulse propelled by?
An Induction field (Tau Codex)

10.How many days is a Tau'cyr equal to in Terran time?
297.74 Terran Days (Tau Codex- I wanted the exact number as it was easy enough to find)

10. What millennium was the Mont'au in by Imperial dating?
37th (Tau Codex)


Hard


11) "A Tau'cyr among the Kroot" is addressed to whom?
Answer- Fio'la Bork'an Vashrun Ka'la (Tau Codex 3rd Edition)

12) Who made the knife used in the Ta'lissera ritual that we have available?
Answer- Fio'vre Fal'shia Gwial (Tau Codex 3rd Edition-I believe- This question was given by another QM)

13. What technology does the Tau supply to one of the most famous Hives in the Imperium? Hint: They incorporate varied technology and self-repairing nanomachines.
Answer- The spyre hunting rigs/suits (Tau Codex 3rd Edition)


14.What do Tau drink during the ta'lissera ritual?
Ky'husa. (Tau Codex- 3rd Edition)

15.How many shots may a pulse carbine fire before it needs to be reloaded?
50 (Taros Campaign)


I've been told I cannot distribute the Bonus Question though. Congratulations to those who won seals, you will receive them as soon as I've sorted Uni things out, and Thank you to everyone who participated.
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Old 07 Sep 2009, 00:49   #9 (permalink)
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Um..

I think my score was added up incorrectly.

I answered every question correctly, every way they could possibly be answered; and sourced each answer when canon conflicted.

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Oh, and you have two #10s on there.

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Easy Questions
These questions are worth 1 point each.

1. Who lead the Tau in the Cytheruab Annexation?

Nobody. There is no Cytheruab Annexation.

There is, however, a Cytherian Annexation described in the 5th Edition Rulebook, which was led by Shas'O Bork'an Alo'rra (Commander Cold Shadow).

2. How many "Lesser Septs" are there officially?

According to the map in Codex: Tau, it seems that any non-First Phase Sept World would qualify as a 'Lesser Sept'.

Using Codex: Tau Empire's more recent list of Septs (to include the Third Phase's exploits), that would make nine named Septs that could be classified as 'Lesser' by the previous Codex's definition.

3. Other than Shadowsun, who else wears the XV22?

Shas'O Kais from Dawn of War: Dark Crusade and Shas'O Ores'ka from Dawn of War: Soulstorm.

4. Disregarding experience, what are the main physical advantages an Air-Caste pilot would have over an Imperial one?

According to Tactica Aeronautica [pg. 58], a Kor's light body mass and rather elastic skeletal structure gives them distinct advantages in low-gravity and high-G environments, making them able to withstand a greater range of gravitational forces than their human counterparts.

In addition, Kor's brains are better adapted for flying, with superior three-dimensional awareness, making them naturally gifted pilots.

5. Whom or What is Arthas Moloch?

Arthas Moloch is an 'Artefact World' near Vior'la, where Farsight acquired the Dawn Blade.

6. In what way is Tau vision slightly superior to humans?

Tau are able to see, with a limited capacity, into the ultraviolet and infrared spectrums of light.

7. In what way is Tau vision slightly inferior to humans?

They lack dilatory pupils, meaning that they cannot focus as quickly on close, fast-moving targets as humans.

8. From where does a Tau gain his sense of smell?

This depends on the source material.

According to Index Xenos: Tau, they have an organ in their mouth that allows them to sample the air for scents in much the same way as a snake.

According to Fire Warrior, the Tau's distinctive slit that bisects their face is actually a nasal organ, which is where the Tau perceive scents from.

9. For a Pulse Rifle, what is the particle that causes the pulse propelled by?

An electromagnetic induction field, as per both Codex: Tau Empire and Fire Warrior.

10. How many days is a Tau'cyr equal to in Terran time?

297.74 Terran days.

Hard Questions
These questions are worth 3 points each.

11. "A Tau'cyr among the Kroot" is addressed to whom?

Fio'la Bork'an Vashrun Ka'la, the author's sister.

12. Who made the knife used in the Ta'lissera ritual that we have available?

Fio'vre Fal'shia Gwial made the bonding knife used in the Ta'lissera ritual from the first Tau Codex, but the question is a tad bit misleading. It seems to imply that Fio'vre Gwial made all Tau bonding knives, which isn't true.

13. What technology does the Tau supply to one of the most famous Hives in the Imperium? Hint: They incorporate varied technology and self-repairing nano-machines.

The Spyrers of Necromunda. Though there are strong hints of this connection, in both the design of the suits and their naming conventions, I don't believe the actual veracity of this 'fact' has ever been confirmed nor denied.

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Hi, I'd like to clarify one of my answers please.

Question 13 asks what technology the Tau supply one of the Imperium's most famous hives.

I said 'suits' in that answer, but just in case there is any confusion, to be more specific, they are battlesuits in every sense of the word; probably precursors to the modern XV22 in testing phases, and quite possibly a way to spy on the Hive's inhabitants, as hinted at in their description.

That is all.
14. What do Tau drink during the Ta'lissera ritual?

Ky'husa, an alcoholic spirit served hot.

15. How many shots may a Pulse Carbine fire before it needs to be reloaded?

This too depends on the source.

In the Fire Warrior game, the Pulse Rifle and Carbine both had a "magazine" (more specifically, a powercell) of 36 shots.

In Imperial Armour III: The Taros Campaign, it says the Pulse Carbine has a "magazine" of 50 shots.

I believe the novelization of Fire Warrior has a different answer as well, but I cannot look it up at this time, so hopefully the above will suffice.

Bonus Question
If this question is correct and all of the easy questions are answered correctly, it earns you a bonus of 5 points.

16. What Cadre is Team leader Shas'ui Ta'she from?

Answered Correctly, though kindly withheld due to your own commitment to withhold the answer.
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Any clarification as to which answers you counted me wrong for would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 07 Sep 2009, 19:08   #10 (permalink)
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Doombringer, You neglected to mention the depth perception in the answer 7. Practically everyone else who got that answer correct answered with both Depth Perception and Slower focusing reflexes. I asked the others for clarification on this, and they agreed.
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