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Hey all i was just making toast and as i waited for it to toast i was thinking about how the tau (mainly th fire caste) repopulate there forces so then i tried thinking of diffrent ways for them to do this and wether or not they would be alowed (i dont think it sates anywhere in the codex). So these were the ways i could think of.
A form of testtube babies (i dotn know what its proper name is sorry if i offend anyone)
A number of one night stands
Or if there alowed to have a family like a special partner and if so how would these relationships work with there caste specific jobs and the greater good.
Really i would just like some comments wih how you think it would happen or if you knew how and you could give me some solid evidence i would be very thankfull.
Fire warriors are both Male and Female, castes are not allowed to interbreed.
So Fire warriors will mate during time off and that off spring will probably be added to either a training camp or the parents may be given some leave of absence to raise the child for a while.
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I knew about the fire caste consisting of both male and female warriors and them not alot to breed with members of the other cast i was just curious as too wether or not they would be alowed to form relationships and stuff, thanks for answering my question and curiosity ^^
I dont want to make anybody angry but I happen to know quite a bit about this from a discussion had on ATT a while back. So here goes.
1:The female Tau are given a set time kind of like a schedual of when they are fertile. On this schedual they may go and mate with a firewarrior either at random simply to have the child or with their signifigant other. This is condidered taking leave and Tau pregnancy is very short.
2: Once the baby is born it is with the parents for a brief time before they are redeployed back into combat. As soon as that happens the baby is taken into the custody of a type of 'trainer' or academy. Think Jedi. The Tau family remain in contact but may not see eachother for several Tau'cyr at a time.
Any other questions or something that I missed?
Although don't I remember from somewhere (probably the 4th ed codex) that Tau "marriages" are always communal and symbolised by a bonding knife? That paints monogamous child-rearing out of the picture.
it is mostly covered in the fire warrior book because the main character is visited by his father who is a shas'o while training in one of the acadamies. theres also a part in the story where one fire warrior finds a female attractive and he says that he would like to be paired with her during the mating cycle so i think that they are assigned partners
"I don't wanna kill ya, you're just too ugly to let live!".
Why? it was some pretty damn tastey toast. lol
Thanks for all the replies guys and it really does make sence.
As for the bonding knife its used when any group become close friends really mainly used by Fire cast and earth cast teams tho well thats what it says in the Codex.