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I just read a thread about bad fluff ideas and I was just wondering why everyone hates the idea of Chaos Tau?
Surely the Chaos Gods are huge transcendental beings that can corrupt just about any intelligent being. If they only work on humans then they are pretty lame.
Chaos works on Eldar doesn't it? Isn't that how Slaanesh came about? I can't see why Tau are immune to being corrupted. I mean if Chaos (Warp) magic and psyker powers work on them then they must be sensitive to psychic stuff to an extent.
And the more virtuous you are the lower you fall...
I think there should be Chaos Tau, why not?
Chaos Tau do seem like a cool idea, but I thought there was some fluff about their minds not registering in the warp or something.
its cuase people are bad people. I think everything and everyone is suceptible to becoming tainted by choas (cept necs and maybe tyranids). If a planet is able to be tainted then how could a couple of little blue gray humonoid things should be able to by turned all spiky/rotted/perverted/mutated (ooo i covered all four of them[and you know who "them" are]). Spiky tau would be cool....
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Argh not this topic again!The general concensus is that Tau don't have a warp presence,therefore if they have souls,they're somehow different from everyone elses so can't be corrupted by chaos on a spiritual level.Without that corrupted spirit I'm pretty sure the chaos powers aren't able to physcily mutate them either.However it is highly likely for a Tau force to be mislead or otherwised manipulated by the forces of chaos.Just don't expect to see any mutated Crisi suits or Tau with tentacles or anything.
yeah... Tau = allmost no warp precense.
Allmost no warp precense = very low chance of deamonic possession.
Very low chance of daemonic possession = No chaos tau.Agree... :rolleyes:Argh not this topic again!
Tau minds "barely" register in the warp, as per the Tau Codex p7. They have not psychers (or at least, no known psychers. Its debated if Ethereal command over Tau is psychic in nature.) and no navigator gene. So the Tau have very limited exposure to the warp and don't understand its effects on others.Originally posted by Sarukin@Jan 6 2005, 11:54
Chaos Tau do seem like a cool idea, but I thought there was some fluff about their minds not registering in the warp or something.[snapback]294636[/snapback]
Barely registering, however, is not the same thing as not registering at all. I don't believe that Tau are psychic blanks or pariahs, like the Culexus assassin or Necron Pariahs. I just believe their minds are psychically dull. Obviously they can be affected by the warp, as they aren't immune to Chaos powers like the OP mentioned, and also the GW studio has made some conversions of demonically posessed Tau.
Tau are also not inherently "good" creatures. Their empire is collectivist and for all outward appearances altruistic, true, but remember that without their Ethereals Tau can succumb to the Mont'au, "the Terror", as its suspected the renegade commander Farsight has. Before the Ethereals, the Tau race almost destroyed itself in savage killing, and I have to believe that the Tau still have that savagery inside them, its just beneath the surface.
So I think that Chaos Tau is entirely possible. However, I personally don't feel Chaos Tau should look the same way as Chaos-affected humans. Its hard to imagine Tau running around yelling, "Blood for the Blood God!" or casting sorceries. I imagine Tau corruption would be more subtle. First of all, since Tau barely register in the warp its unlikely that a daemon would immediately notice them. So I see most Tau corruptions involving a mortal agent of Chaos whose closely connected with a higher power. Secondly, I see Tau being easily duped by a Chaos agent, especially if something has happened to that sept's Ethereal. So maybe the Chaos agent would trick a Tau sept into thinking that they were doing the Greater Good by doing the Chaos power's will. And that's how the descent would begin.
I like to imagine that Tau are resistant to mutation, but I have no fluff evidence for that. It doesn't really matter anyway- the heretic within is more dangerous than the mutant without.
Thanks guys those are good answers. I don't know much about tau so I wasn't aware of the low register warp thingy.
Still subtly corrputed Tau would be cool... No spikes or Daemons or sorcery, but how about an army of red-armoured psycho Tau who collect skulls etc for their vehicles and banners, and think of themselves as the elite of Tau warriors. They don't even realize that they are tainted by Khorne...
hm.. CC Tau?
Farsight Enclave. (pfft... 15 pts of a guardsman who looks as an Tau)
I think Tzeentch Tau are much more doable.Seeing as how Tzeentch is an expert at making people believe things that aren't true.
Tzeentch : do this,it's for the greater good.
Tzeentch: sure sure...and nevermind the horns they're just there to help your accuracy.
Khorne wouldn't work too well.I mean sure he could appeal to thier martial pride,but there's no way you can convince them that throwing themselves into close combat would serve the greater good.
Khorne :Blood for..er..I mean it's for the Greater Good,now CHARGE!
Tau : but they're like twice our size!
Khorne: The greater good wants skulls now go!
Nurgle for the same reasons.Tau are taught to do everything for the benefit of others,Worshipping the Lord of Plague involves a selfishness that's just not common among Tau.
Slaanesh..well we just won't go into that. Tau orgy... bleh!
i like the idea of chaos tau, the only reason its not possible is because of the ethereals. they have phsycich abilities that allow other tau to see reason, albiet its the reasoning of the ethereals.
look at the farsight enclave and kais from the book/video game firewarrior. hais is actually tempted by chaos and turns away when aided by an ethereal. the farsight enclave has no ethereals and can go evil, they already act like they have to do with khorne.
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