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    Just as the "old ones" gave a sensitivity to the warp to other races, could not the c'tan take this away? The c'tan fear the warp, though the codex never specifies why, I do have a theory. The C'tan fear chaos(not the gods) and unpredictability, a very machine-like point of view.

    The minds of the Tau barely even register inside the warp, and ideal situation for the C'tan. Also, the sudden appearence of the ethereals just SCREAMS the name of the deciever at me.

    Finally, the rapid development of the Tau's technology is kind of suspicious- as postulated elsewhere, most of mankinds more advanced technology was gleamed from a necrontyr tomb on mars. hard to see the youngling tau surpassing them in such a short amount of time without outside assistance.

    what do you all think?

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    I think the Tau are just clever... Though in traditional sci fi sense, rail guns and gauss weapons are the same thing.

    also, are the C'Tan really machine like? I haven't read the necron codex, just flipped through it a bit, but I thought they weren't machiney in any sense, just their robotic minions were.


    If I was looking for a race to tie to the Necrons, it'd be the nids personally. A nice bio engineered army that has no purpose other than to destroy, that seems like a much more useful tool for serving the interests of the Necrons. Just a thought though.

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    ok, there is no longer any doubt in my mind.

    look at the picture of the deciever on page 31 of the necron codex. he has a indentation on his forehead IDENTICAL to that found on the ehtereal caste members (is it on normal tau as well?).
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    well, the c'tan themselves were orignally no more substantial then energy, but they chose to embody themselves in metal flesh, which they later gifted to the necrontyr...

    still, the crease in the decievers forehead has really made me think.
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    Just energy huh?

    Interesting, I'll have to give that a deeper read.

    Does the necron codex explain the relationship, (if any), between the eldar and the c'tan? I'd like to understand that, if I could. I've heard people say that the necrons are older than the eldar... but if that's true than GW needs to get some new stories. Old fallen races are gonna be a dime a dozen come 4the edition 40k.

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    It says that the Eldar (and the Krorc by the way) were designed by the old ones to battle the C'tan using psionic powers.
    Due to the huge amount of psionic Energy however, combined with lots of suffering, the fiirst warp demons were created and devoured most living beings in the galaxy. At first, the C'tan laught at their enemies bad luck, but soon they realised they would starve because there was nothing to devour left.

    Anyway, todays Eldar developed from those remaining survivors.

    I for my part think that the Ethereals are the emporer reborn (a being of "pure" warp, also called the star child). The emporer lost because of missing loyality in his subjects. We know from the Codex, that the Tau were as warlike as humans before the appereance of the ethereals. So I think, the reborn emporer decided to not manifest himself as one extremly powerful being, but to split himself in several weaker ones, his ultimate presence ensuring loyality from every Tau. In Addition, instead of killing one man (okay, a very very powerful man), his enemies would have to slay thousends of him (a bit like Smith from Matrix maybe).

    However, there is something I dont understand:
    Why are the Eldar Harlequins followers of the Deceiver (the Laughing god)?

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    Why are the Eldar Harlequins followers of the Deceiver (the Laughing god)?
    Because harlies a f**ked up

    Although it doesn't actually SAY so it is generally assumed that the deciever is the laughing god, There are links between many of the gods of 40k Khorne and Khaine, The Deciever and The Laughing God, The machine God and The Void Dragon...
    Its not IMPOSSIBLE for a lot of the gods to be linked.

    (Oh and i AM aware that the c'tan aren't gods...)

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    Originally posted by Saethiel@Nov 17 2003, 02:46
    ok, there is no longer any doubt in my mind.

    look at the picture of the deciever on page 31 of the necron codex. he has a indentation on his forehead IDENTICAL to that found on the ehtereal caste members (is it on normal tau as well?).
    Maybe GW just have lazy artists?

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    Yeah maybe he had been working all day and night trying to draw a cool symbol on the head of the deciever and it was late and saw a picture of a tau and didnt reilise he was copying it. Lots of caffine and suger rwal late f*** with peoples minds.
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    I personally think that there really isnt any relationship between the c&#39;tan and the tau. And that but about some reborn emporer is just silly. The GW people are just running out of ideas.
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