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Notable Location

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Transcription datum +++ Fri, 2019-04-26 09:56

Dao'Doean

Planetary System

Summary

Translating as 'the happy steppe'; or 'Yes, plainsland', Dao'Doean is a typical frontier world of the Tau Empire. Settled in living memory by pioneers from deeper within the Brightsword Protectorate, the Tau here are now in their third generation. The broad, sun-kissed plains of the world are covered with fields of mod-wheat imported from the Earth Caste scientists of Chac'Tun; while huge improver-harvesters travel between the principal settlements.

Tau of this world have a reputation for resilience and innovation, only slightly marred by whispers of indolence.

Military forces

The planet has a standing garrison of five thousand Fire Warriors, but has little history or experience of warfare. The Tau's defeats on nearby Or'Na during the early stages of the Tzi'Na Crisis forced the Tau MIlitary Command to graduate these Shas'la earlier than normal. The result was an impressively large number of new Cadres and reinforcements for existing forces pushed through training in a short amount of time.

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Shas'la Cano'Be (above) is a typical example of the newly-inducted Shas'la. Upright, proud and disciplined, the speed at which she has been trained – and the strain this placed on materiel supply – is nonetheless apparent. Most strikingly, she lacks the large shoulder shield and shin plates of a typical Strike Team member, likely due to lack of materials or delayed shipments to this frontier world. 

The purple and green scheme provides little camouflage against the swaying golden-yellow fields in which the Fire Warriors operate; but is rather a combination of the original settler's Sept colours; intended to honour the original founders.

This location is part of

Tzi'na Enclave
Xenos territory
Dao'Doean

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