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Old 02 Apr 2006, 14:22   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I was thinking about making some terrain, enough to make anything from a jungle to a Tau city... and I was thinking it would look real neat to have a town center of a Tau city with a huge fountain statue in the centre...

One problem though, what would the Tau sculpt as a statue?

My guess would be something representing the Tau race as a whole or something symbolising the Tau'va, but what?

Any suggestions are welcome
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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i say an ethereal such as aun'va, or they might make the symbol of their sept or caste.
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I doubt they would represent an individual, since this would be elevating him above the others and the Tau believe all castes and all levels in the ranking system equally contribute to the whole, therefor they wouldn't have a specific person....

Maybe in, say, the Shas training dome, they might have statues of all the great heros from the caste, likewise, in a Aun temple, they would have famous Aun... but even then I'm not so sure
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My guess is that you're right about what would go in a training dome, and that 'public' places like a plaza would salubrate 'the parts of the whole', much like Soviet public statues showed the working class hero -only for Tau it would be a generic representation of the Septs.

Does 'Fio plaza' sound possible? Or 'Garden of the Shas'?
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I'd say special characters like shadowsun, farsight, aun va, and aun shi.. It said in the codex that shadowsun destroyed a white marle statue of farsight, that might be a starting point.
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You can use a -][- water caste to make a statue.

(PS. to GW, we need firewarrior and a ethereal in inquisitor scale)
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I doubt they would represent an individual, since this would be elevating him above the others and the Tau believe all castes and all levels in the ranking system equally contribute to the whole, therefor they wouldn't have a specific person....

Maybe in, say, the Shas training dome, they might have statues of all the great heros from the caste, likewise, in a Aun temple, they would have famous Aun... but even then I'm not so sure
Remember the Shadowsun fluff. They have(used to have ) a statue of Farsight at the dome(dunno what dome) but shadowsun blasted it away.
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Remember the Shadowsun fluff. They have(used to have ) a statue of Farsight at the dome(dunno what dome) but shadowsun blasted it away.
My guess would be this was one of the shas training domes, which makes sense, since I don't believe they would have a statue of a real tau outside in the plasa... maybe a statue with all the castes together, working to reach the same goal?
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I think it's possible for the Tau to have statues of individuals, just to show to all of them some examples of those who worked better for the Greater Good, a way to encourage them to do their best for their society. If you're making a city terrain I think it could be fluffy to create a statue of an Earth or Water caste member, because I think that Earth and Water are the more common castes in a Tau city.
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Aun'va painted as if he was entirely made of gold (instead of angry dust)

or any ethereal. They are the ruling caste and so would best imbody the tau idealolgy as they started it.

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