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    Tau Names

    Is there a fluff reason forall tau vehicles having fish names? Hammerhead devilfish pirhanna skyray?

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    Re: Tau Names

    Imperial designation, they just relate them to something useful, in this case fish, maybe because they see the Tau as less evolved beings...

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    Re: Tau Names

    Do the Tau not call them themselves, cus Imperial wouldn't call some of them Sha'sui or whatever they are.

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    Re: Tau Names

    Tau personal names are easy, they're done by puttin the Taus Rank, caste, birthplace and main personal attribute together. For example...
    Shas'O Vior'la Shovah Kais Mont'yr (Commander Farsight) would be broken down as follows:
    Shas - The individual is a member of the Fire Caste
    O - Who is a high-ranking Commander and hero
    Vior'la - Who comes from the Sept of Vior'la
    And has a personal name translated as being far-sighted (Shovah), Skilled (Kais), and having seen many battles (Mont'yr, meaning "blooded").


    Straight from Lexicanum btw ^^

    They shall be My Hammer, the sword in My hand, the gauntlet about My fist, the bane of My foes and woes of the treacherous. When no others may stand beside them, they shall fight. Only the greatest shall enter their ranks, for unto them do I entrust stewardship over the Gates of Hell

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    Re: Tau Names

    I even gave my own commander his name:

    Commander Shas'ka Kauyon meaning Sun Hunter


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    Re: Tau Names

    Most vehicles and the like from all races are given Imperial Designations.

    So yeah, the reason they have fish like names is due to the fact the imperials think the tau fish like, and that their vehicles are fish like.

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    Re: Tau Names

    And that they generally look like fish...


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    Re: Tau Names

    that is true very fishy looking, except with hooves

    They shall be My Hammer, the sword in My hand, the gauntlet about My fist, the bane of My foes and woes of the treacherous. When no others may stand beside them, they shall fight. Only the greatest shall enter their ranks, for unto them do I entrust stewardship over the Gates of Hell

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    Re: Tau Names

    They are seahorses.

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    Re: Tau Names

    Originally Posted by Thatfatguy
    They are seahorses.

    Ba-dum-tish!

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    Re: Tau Names

    sea horses with laser guns... what madness does the future have in store for us?

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