this is my entry for the SCC
Master shaper Piseth Xarath
Piseth Xarath is the master shaper of a huge kindred that has specified itself on fighting and consuming the biggest and most powerful creatures they can find. this has lead to many wars against the brutal orks but also against the endless swarms of the Tyrandis. Piseth and his Kindred are part of the great Tau Empire to get access to their weapons and to get a fast way of traveling into the greatest battles in the galaxy. Piseth always rides his Krootox into battle to get a better view over everything. The Tau Empire has found his great lust for battle a thing they can use and they sends him into the toughest battles where great fighters are needed.
point cost: 145p
May be taken as a HQ choice for a tau empire army
Stats: krootox rider: +1 WS, +2 T, +2A, +2 W, +1 LD 5+ save
Piseth rides an krootox.
the sparkly fist. Piseth "found" a power fist after a battle against the imperial fists. He ripped the fist of its dead owner and had the tau attach it to him permanently.
The sparkly fist is a master crafted power fist.
if your army contains Master shaper Piseth Xarath you no longer need to have 1+ tau commander and fire warrior unit as Piseth and his Kroots often fight without the aid of Tau. Piseth Xarath is an independent character but he must join a Kroot unit and may never leave the unit.
Consuming a carnifex
During a war against high fleet leviathan Piseth Xarath was so hungry that he went against the shapers orders not to eat the tyranids. It’s said that he consumed a carnifex. Since then piseths have become much tougher than an ordinary Kroot. He also has the ability to regenerate damages.
If piseth kills a model he gets the chance to regenerate a wound he has taken earlier by rolling a 6 on a dice. He may only try this one a turn. he also gets improved stats(already included in profile above)
CAN be uses in the short story contest
what do you think? I don't know how much he should cost in points please let me know what you think and help is appreciated.