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DESIGNATION: Gyu'ios "Tranquil Forest" Cadre
NICKNAME: "Unity's Triumph" (Official), "The Zoo Keepers"/"Misfits' Cadre" (popular)
MOTTO: "The Many Cannot Be Broken"
LOCATION: Gyu'ios Sept, Mon'hulo "Terrible Ocean" Sector, Third Sphere Expansion territories
PLANET TYPE: Garden Planet
FOUNDING: Third Sphere
PLANET CAPITAL: Sha'hylo (Hill of the Spring)
POPULATION: 167,522 Tau (mostly Earth and Water caste), 102,657 gue'vesa, 3283 kroot, 481 Tarellians
Note: There is an indigenous population of primitive aliens, dubbed Ko'luta ("Stunted people"). They have since been gathered for education and integration. Unfortunately they have not responded well to captivity. Of a former population numbering around 2 million, there are now less than 70k. The Tau Empire expresses its regret at this sad loss. Their sacrifice to the Greater Good will not be forgotten.
COMMANDING ETHEREAL: Aun'ui Dal'yth Nal
COMMANDING OFFICER: Shas'O Sa'cea Hoyunra "Surestrike"
OFFICERS: Various Crisis Suit pilots and Fireblades.
PERSONNEL: One Cadre defense force. CAUTION!
Cadre defense force critically undermanned. Immediate reinforcements mandatory for optimum colony safety.
HELPERS: 35 Fio'vesa, 30 Gue'vesa
AUXILIARY: Extensive use of alien auxiliary units to cover gaps in Tau manpower. Bulk supplied by gue'vesa'la warriors, supplemented by divisions of kroots, vespids and Tarellian settlers.
VEHICLES : 1 Piranha gunship, 1 Devilfish transport.
CURRENT STATUS: Critical
-- Tau Cadre suffering from severe shortages of manpower. Alien auxiliaries unreliable. Astrographic isolation of colony has resulted in prolonged reinforcement and shipment delays.
AIR CASTE COMMANDER: Kor'el Vash'ya Shen'la
FLEET STRENGTH: Two mantas, several deep-space cruisers and a fleet of merchant craft. Atmospheric craft at full strength.
CURRENT STATUS: At operational strength and conducting regular patrols of Gyu'ios's star system. Surveys of other planets underway. CAUTION!
Merchant fleet at risk of interception by Human and Eldar privateers. Frequent delays in supply lines as a result.
CURRENT LOCATION: Gyu'ios.
MISSION STATUS: Planetary defence. Skirmishes with Tyranid splinter fleets and alien raids reported.
* Aun'Nal is a known eccentric. He advocates further integration of alien populations within the Tau Empire and expresses admiration for their cultures. His book The Many Trees of the Tranquil Forest envisions a Tau Empire composed of many different species and cultures.
* Governance of Gyu'ios by Aun'Nal was authorised on the orders of the Ethereal High Council. In the words of Aun'Va: "Aun'ui Nal's novel philosophies and unique worldview best serve the Greater Good on the frontiers."
* Gyu'ios has seen significant cross-species settlement. In addition to Tau colonies and a kroot enclave, extensive colonisation by recently assimilated human populations and Tarellian wanderers have been authorised. Aun'Nal, in his writings, envisions a model society representative of his ideas.
* Due to its isolation and position next to highly unstable borders with the Human Empire, Gyu'ios has suffered from disrupted supply lines and slow communication with the rest of Tau space. The planet has suffered numerous raids from small alien incursions.