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Is it plausible to compare "The Greater Good" to "The Imperial Truth" as far as similar methods of keeping chaos at bay?
Well, yes... as in it has no actual active effect, but in the long run it would possibly keep people from feeding the Chaos Gods.
Originally Posted by G-u-n-l-i-n-e-t-a-s-t-ic, stupid word filter
Last edited by aim; 16-08-2012 at 23:48.
I just get upset when people insist that the Tau are every bit the bastards that the Imperium are and refuse to acknowledge that there is evidence on both sides.
It has not been conclusively stated, which leaves it open for the individuals to make their own interpretation.
well how hard it is to block psychic power we dont know since there are no psychic powers in reality. Could be its based on emotions so a simple prozac treatment will do the job. Could be you lobotomize them. Could be they just happen to die.
Well, as was said earlier, we have no real answer. But we can certainly make stuff up.
I'd say maybe one in a billion or one in a trillion actually have a chance at being a psyker powerful enough to cause real problems (i.e., opening warp rifts on their own, etc). Most humans are pretty much just humans. The Tau may not have a human population big enough where anything like that has even happened yet. The Imperium rounds up psykers as a matter of course, shipping most off to the Astronomi-furnace, and the rest they train. The Tau by this point should recognize psychic powers, so when that one random human starts blowing stuff up or melting people with his mind, they can respond. Humans might even be self-policing on that. "Oh, Roger's kid's eyes are glowing. Get the diesel fuel."
Maybe one in a hundred human planets has a chaos cult on it of any real worth. You don't know which ones, of course. But it's enough to keep people busy because there are so many planets. With the Tau again, you'd have maybe one cult. They're just too small for the odds to have caught up with them yet.
The Tau have run into a lot of weird things. They've fought Tyranids, Necrons, and Dark Eldar. Are demons really any weirder? They'll just think it's some other advanced race of space monsters. Maybe genetically engineered or something. Of course, they'll say, they aren't literally space demons like the humans think. Those superstitious humans.
they don't do stuff just to be evil it's done because it's judged to be the best/most efficient way
population chance to rebel in future? sterilise as to prevent them from gathering man power
people spreading ideas counter-intuitive against the greater good? make the leaders disappear in the night.
population has weak faith in greater good? increase propaganda
or other stuff like that
Maybe the materialistic philosophy of the Tau make people less inclined to actually believe in supernatural beings? Maybe the Tau themselves have a sort of dampening effect on the warp, meaning the prayers of the humans in their realm become sort of muffled in the warp? Who knows? My Traitor Guards are thematically based around a Word Bearer-inspired human uprising against their Tau oppressors, so for me that Tau are fair game for chaos cults.
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Its also possible that its like with the channellers in wheel of time, while some extremely few may be born with the ability a much greater number have the ability to learn to be psykers. The imperium needs psykers so they find theese and train them. the tau dont so they only ever meet the naturally occurring psykers.
not knowing that you're a psyker seems to be a good defence mechanic aswell.
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Actually, it's not. Untrained Psykers are a threat regardless of whether or not they know that they're Psykers, and daemons and Enslavers canm potentially use an untrained Psykers inability to control their powers to gain access to them.not knowing that you're a psyker seems to be a good defence mechanic aswell.
What is it supposed to be, one in a million Humans is a Psyker (with the number increasing?) They'll be a fair few in Tau territory unless the Tau are massive reducing Human populations. Still, the main reason is probably the whole "not many Psykers powerful enough to make a considerable difference style thing". I want see what they'd try to do with an Alpha-plus level Psyker.
It's debatable. Also, the Tau themselves can't be who they want to be, they're forced into their path as far as we know. As for the Human-majority worlds controlled by the Tau, we don't know. The Imperium only has a few simple rules to follow, too. And they aren't as different as you seem to think from the Tau rules.Originally Posted by Surgency
Last edited by SomeRandomEvilGuy; 17-08-2012 at 18:05.
Sterelising the human population so that you can colonise the planet is "just 'cause". Its the same as the imperium executing an exterminatus order, just slower and a bit more underhanded. Smile nicely and send them off to be cannon fodder for your army while you chemically make their wives barron.
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