Name: Shas’ui Dal’yth Ko’vash
Race: Tau, Fire Caste
Ko’vash is fairly tall for a Tau, through still a bit below average when compared to the many humans he has encountered throughout his military career. He has a slim build for a Fire Caste, though it is nothing in comparison to a Tau of the Water Caste or the extremes of the Air Caste. Rather than building up muscle for hard fights, as a Pathfinder he has trained all his life for the long-haul endurance fights. He has the emblem of his home sept of Dal’yth and current squad painted onto his shoulder-pads and gun, a constant reminder of who he is fighting for. Ko’vash has a light gray battle suit with any identifying markings and secondary colours in a faded purple.
Ko’vash was born on the planet Dal’yth, with its growing population after the first sphere of expansion in line with the Etherals plans for the budding empire. He joined the military in accordance with his Caste and performed adequately throughout his training. Oddly enough his skills for survival and endurance feats of patience were not made apparent until he was on the battlefield, fighting in the name of the Tau Empire. Ko’vash was too young to actually engage the Imperium forces in anything other than basic harassment until it was clear that many small squads had been left to their own devices. Here Ko’vash faced his first battle here, facing off alongside his brothers in combat against an entrenched force of Humans. Primarily after the final mopping up, he was simply tasked to watch over the Imperium of Man as they withdrew.
[Does this line up with your plan for the timeline for this RP?]
He is well suited to long waits, flat on the ground in a high position waiting for the best shot to align itself. He was also found skilled in stealthily scouting past enemy lines and relaying information on their positions and movements. Ko’vash has worked in various team environments so far in his career, and though he prefers the solo or small team scouting missions, this simple protection mission is a nice way to take a break from more monotonous jobs.
Ko’vash embraces the solitude his usual missions bring to fight an endless mental debate in his mind. His unswerving belief in the ‘greater good’ devised by the Etheral Caste, against the seemingly uncountable masses of other intelligent species who simply did not seem to follow it nor have anyone to take its place. It is for this reason that Ko’vash enjoys working with other species. He is interested in their culture and different ways of acting/thinking. Countless hours of staring down at camps and teams of enemies of the Tau Empire would have been torture if not for this keen interest. Further study of their behaviour and ways could only lead to them serving the greater good in a more efficient manner. Ko’vash looks on the 4000 year history of the Tau Empire since unification with great pride, seeing the incredibly fast-paced rise under the guidance of the Etherals as sure-fire proof of the purpose of the Tau to bring peace to all species of the galaxy. Ko’vash looks forward to being exposed to the new culture of Mandar in this mission, and to share the philosophies of the ‘greater good’ with the unfortunate masses. He is slightly nervous however, wishing deeply that the tragedies of the loss of human and Tau life in the Damocles Crusade can be avoided at any cost. A youth of exposure to the unusually high number of Water Caste on his home world of Dal’yth has allowed him to soak up some of the more tactful manners he would otherwise have missed. Though he will likely leave the actual talking to outsiders to the Water Caste, as he has been trained to do.