Friday, 1 February 2013

Tau Empire - Dal'yth Sept - 4th Hunter Cadre

Tau Empire - Dal'yth Sept - 4th Hunter Cadre

The 4th Hunter Cadre is part of the Dal'yth exploration force. Their main objective to scout and investigate new worlds ahead of the main battle fleet, ascertaining if said worlds are ideal for inclusion into the Tau Empire. During the Third Phase of expansion they have come across ever more resistant worlds and races and have suffered great losses, but the Greater Good must prevail and the 4th Hunter Cadre have push on.

The Dal'yth Sept was one of the First Phase Colonies to be established during the early stages of the Tau expansion into space.

Dal'yth is a very cosmopolitan world where trade is valued as much as conquest. Tau from this world welcome offworlders and, as such, the world has seen the most contact with alien species. many Water caste merchants and traders come from this sept.

After the departure from the last world they surveyed, which was a very primitive but resource rich planet, the 4th Hunter Cadre inadvertently slipped into a worm hole and were thrown out into a system far from the reaches of the main battle fleet. Hope of the fleet following them were lost with the collapse of the wormhole moments after the event.

Several small incursions onto what is seemingly the main planet of the system, have given them enough information to understand that they are a great distance from the rest of the fleet and the Tau Empire, and will take a long time to be united again. The ruling Ethereal in the Cadre has decided to stay and carry out covert surveillance on the planets of this far away system, which they have managed to ascertained is called The Ostrius System. But all is not what it seems, and the air is rank with evil...

Commander of the 4th Hunter Cadre, Shas'o Dal'yth Or'es Shi, was one of the first to make planet fall along with a small recon force and Water Caste negotiators. Some how a race called the Eldar had foreseen their incursion and had teamed up with the ever feared Space Marines to thwart their mission. Meeting on the outskirts of an abandoned town the forces clashed. Unprepared for this encounter the Tau withdrew from the battle suffering several losses including the capture of a Water Caste negotiator.

The commander returned to the Custodian cloaked in high anchor and reported the missions downfall to the ranking Ethereal. Soon an attempt will be made to recover the lost Tau on the planet called Ostrius but further recon missions will need to be carried out in preparation.

The Tau have kept a cloaked Drone near the Worm Hole that delivered them here in an attempt to analyse it's properties, to see if re-entering the Worm Hole will take them back again, but by the Ethereal's orders, hast in their departure could cost more than deemed necessary...

~ By the One Path ~

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