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Old 05 Jun 2010, 12:05   #1 (permalink)
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What names do kroot have? I'm using a named one in a story and i need the Forum's help.
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 17:30   #2 (permalink)
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The only named one that comes to mind is Anghor Prok, the Master Shaper. I've not heard of any other named kroot, so cant really give any other advice.
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I have a name for my Shaper

Grunak Vax

As I haven't seen any Kroot Lexicon, I don't know if this would make sense Fluffwise, but whilst I'm ignorant, this means "Terror of Armour", Because in my last game Vs another Tau player (my force is considered somewhat Enclave, though it is Sa'cea-n) he stood and watched as his squad was wiped out by flamer and burst cannon fire, then in my assault phase, charged forward to killl a Battlesuit, then send the rest of the squad running for 3 turns.
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 21:24   #5 (permalink)
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hmm a good question, there aren't that many named kroot apart from Anghor Prok, mainly because black library books about tau tend to focus on the tau themselves.

I remember in one the the ciaphas cian novels there is a kroot shaper called Gorok, if this helps
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 21:32   #6 (permalink)
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According to LExicanum, the only real scources of Cannon/Black Library Kroot fluff is
WD263us, p. 96, Index Xenos: The Kroot
Last Chancers (Novel Series) by Gavin Thorpe pp. 201-208
Ciaphas Cain (Novel Series) by Sandy Mitchell
Xenology by Simon Spurrier pp. 49-50

but doesn't mention much of a Kroot Lex
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Thinking about how the Kroot mouth is formed and the little knowledge we have of officially named Kroot (i.e. just Anghkor Prok) I'd wager that the appropriate names involve sharp, hard sounds, evocative of a razor. Things like Ks and Xs, and the R sound would be appropriate - but looking at the Kroot mouth, I don't think Ls would work. Vowels are always fine, but I'd generally stay away from Us as in "cut", though Us like "oo" (as in Skeith's "Grunak) would be okay. Es too may also be rare. Fs are pretty much impossible to form with a beak - it'd come out like a V.

Using this info we can work out what'd be appropriate to name Kroot, and both the original names offered seem appropriate to me.

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Old 06 Jun 2010, 01:35   #8 (permalink)
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Rahket Koo

nah but seriously :P

they have evolved from bird like creatures, and have beaks. That means no M sounds since they don't have lips. Think mainly gutteral sounds emmitted from the back of the throat; like clicks("ke","ka","ko"), "ng", "ah", "eh".

they also whistle apparently so "koo"s and "choo"s are in order.
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Possibly even adding the "Tribal" Click/Glottoral Stop sound cound be incorporated.
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Last Chancers novel had a Shaper named Orak. The Index Xenos had Kroot twins, but I can't for the life of me remember their names.

Just an aside, the Kroot are notoriously adept at being able to quickly learn and almost perfectly mimic a number of languages and noises, so don't let the lack of lips constrain your mind as to what these creatures would be capable of pronouncing.

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