What was the Tau Empire?


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The Tau Empire is a fictitious empire created for the game "Warhammer 40,000," which has players create model armies to battle with advanced races in a futuristic setting. In "Warhammer 40,000," the Tau Empire is a very scientific race.

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Located near the Eastern Fringes of the Milky Way galaxy, the Tau Empire, which was founded by a Tau caste called the Ethereals, leads in the name of a philosophy called The Greater Good. Many alien races have allied with the Tau in order to protect and serve The Greater Good, according to the Warhammer 40K Wiki.

The Tau Empire is a rapidly expanding alien empire with an unclear founding date. The home world of T'au was discovered by an Adeptus Mechanicus Explorer fleet during a time when the native people on T'au were at Stone Age technology, having only just discovered fire. Once discovered by this fleet, however, the people rapidly began evolving into a space-faring species built on warring tribes. These warring tribes brought about the Ethereal caste in the city of Fio'taun, which was under attack by tribes from the plains. A leader was born that no Tau on the plains could defy, and he settled the war between the plains and Fio'taun. Similarly, a leader for the Ethereals was born, and he created peace with the leader of the plains. Thus, the Tau Empire was born, according to the Warhammer 40K Wiki.

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