The Tau Of Vas'Quez 4
Very Most Revered Aun Ethereal Caste Nobles ...Plus Two
Three nagging, complaining and haughty ruling Ethereal Caste nobles are, as has been said, bad enough. Vas'Quez Commander WarmRain understood that her real mission, probably of more import than discovering the secrets of Eldar Technology or preparing a suspicious planet for colonization, was to babysit the unwanted and annoying outcasts of the Etherial Caste.
What she wasn't ready for was the unpleasant discovery that bastards have their fans.
Aun'o Swift Snow and Aun'el Bright Day were not merely the primary instructors of poor Commander Warmrain's three terrors, they were also the three unwanted Etherials biggest supporters. More terrible still, Swift Snow and Bright Day were reasonably powerful in political circles, and even mildly famous on certain Sept worlds.
Such power can be parlayed into a Special Envoy Mission Support Supplementation Reinforcement Mission... a Moniker which instantly indicates everything one needs to know about Aun's Swift Snow and Bright Day.
Aun'o Swift Snow, ever with blade in hand, spends most of his day practicing for battles he can never be allowed to fight, while recounting - to anyone unfortunate enough to make eye contact - endless tales of literally unbelievable tales of hand-to-hand combats he could never have been allowed to actually engage in.
Aun'el Bright Day, on the other hand, is simply not the physical sort. Instead he is prone to lenghtly philosophical pronouncements, imagining himself to be some sort of great Tau thinker of historical caliber.
Although she has not yet dared to mention it, Commander WarmRain is fairly certain that at least half of the weighty observations of Aun Bright Day originated in a Tau Children's program she used to watch back in her days in the creche. It wasn't that interesting of a program.
One thing that cannot be disputed is that the new Auns are here.
On the up side, the two blustering and overly dramatic Auns did bring very welcome additional supplies, and even two incredibly useful new battlesuit pilots of decent and capable character. They even brought a shipment of degranulated Spoo, and a small farm's worth of pigs to satisfy the ham cravings of the slightly creepy Sniper Commander Sun "I like ham" Willow too.
On the down side, the two blustering and overly dramatic Auns also brought themselves.
And they do not intend to leave.
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