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Greeting Aun'O Rra'B
I, Aun'Va, the undying spirit of the Tau empire, have made my decision regarding the request you made during the last meeting of the Aun'Ar'Tol council. Your proposal to create an empire safe guarding cadre, composed of members form all castes and from all Sept worlds has been approved. I therefore am instructing you to begin marshaling the resources and forces you need to create this cadre which will be code named: Rra Nan (*Translation*: Shadow Sword).
Furthermore, I have also approved your request for the cadre's motto: Elan'gu'cha Tau'Va (*Translation*: The Greater Good happens because of us). I feel it will suit this cadre well.
Go forth, and safe guard our empire and our future!
So I'm really excited to introduce my new Project log for my count-as Farsight Enclave. I've been putting this off until I finished moving back to Ottawa, and now I have my new station set up.
So, here is why I'm doing this and how it came to be. While making my next tournament list, I wanted to have an allied force from the Enclave. Now, I'm a big WYSIWYG kind of modeler, so if I was going to have an allied force, it had to have its own color scheme and units. (Yes, I'm the kind of guy who has 20+ Crisis suits with each weapon load-out glued in place because I want each suit to have a fixed load-out.) So, keeping with my Halo themed Tau, I decided to go with a Forerunner style color scheme, which favors dark metal armor and orange/red/yellow highlights. It will look something like this (without the highlights because I could find the options):
The fluff aim behind this group, is that I wanted a cadre that basically was a black-ops group. One with a unique set of gear and looks that would set them apart from a regular cadre, but (game-wise) played like the enclave. So the fluff I've been working on draws inspiration from Mass Effect's Specter force, and Star Trek's Section 31. Both of these groups are designed to keep their respective governments in place, at all costs. That's the feel I wanted with this group, the Shadow Swords. They aren't as evil as Section 31, but will stop at nothing to preserve the Tau empire and the Greater Good, no matter the cost.
As well with keeping in my halo theme, I'll be using my colored metal style to do the armor. I've already done 2 test cases, and now I've finally begun the first real project for this force, the leader and brains behind the whole cadre, Aun'O Rra'B (a.k.a The Shadow Shepard). I've only begun to get his conversion done, but I'm liking where its going. I'm using one of the new Farseers bodies, with some Tau-ifcations. I'll be posting some pictures once I find my camera...
Anyways, hopefully updates soon!