Calmsword wrote:I'm thinking this is where the Tau begin to understand the concept of Greed.
I've always hated the scifi mono-cultures where alien races have only one religion...
Calmsword wrote:I'm taking specific inspiration from Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Indian folklore in the generation of the Tau backstory. I believe this to be proper with the obvious asiatic influences that the Tau faction has. This will influence the demonic aspects which are, decidedly, un 'western'.
Calmsword wrote:I've said this in other stories, but I don't believe the Tau actually 'fear' death in the same way that humans or Eldar do (Eldar are TERRIFIED of death) and I want to reinforce that with these stories. The method in which a Tau die is much more important than the concept of 'the end', in my opinion.
This is why when Soo'na'ka dies it is more of a seperation between her and her comrades rather than oblivion.
Calmsword wrote:A Yaksha might be attributed to O'nye's lieutenants.
Calmsword wrote:With out own 'satan' as a perversion of the human form, I think that the Tau would have a much stronger tie to the perversion of the nasal cavity. After all, the Ethereal's themselves have a diamond shaped bone ridge that seems to have had an instant pyschological impact (in the way we might view wings for angels).
So, I would propose that creating a massive frontal horn coming from this area would have the same effect that you're talking about. Thoughts?
I like the idea that a lesser daemon, maybe even a Ynege'kir, could have hands for feet.
Fear of Death. On just a biological level my sense the Tau have the same instinctual fear of injury and pain, as well as the basic idea of any sentient that, "Well I was planning on being around for another thirty tau'cyr, and besides I've never gone bungee jumping yet!" Overall how the Tau think about the end of life probably varies quite a bit; but whatever they think about it, the gue'la still won't be able to tell if they were afraid or not.
The way I look at it is, the Tau wouldn't even think of Warp Deamons as being demons, for just that reason. A Greater Demon of Khorne would be scary because it's a large and nasty alien life form, and not because it was a "demon". So I'll interested in seeing what you finally come up with.
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