Commander Farsight

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Shas'O Vior'la Shovah Kais Mont'yr (Generally abreviated to O'Shovah (Tau: Commander Farsight) is a ledgendary Tau Commander and Renegade.


O'Shovah was notable for leading the forces of the Tau Empire against the Imperium during the Damocles Gulf Crusade, as well as engaging in numerous conflicts against the Orks. Unlike most Tau strategists, he believed that some level of Hand to Hand combat training was necessary for the forces of the Tau Empire. During one of many campaigns, he discovered an artifact known as the Dawn Blade, an ancient weapon capable of inflicting massive damage in close combat. He later went to form a renegade splinter group on the fringes of the Tau Empire, known as the Farsight Enclave.

O'Shovah has a lot of mystery to him. The first reason being the motivation behind his succession of the Farsight Enclaves from the Tau Empire. The Second is him being still alive to this day and is apparently more than 300 years old, far longer than Tau usually live. The third being the Nature of the Dawn Blade. Among a few common theories among the fanbase involve Chaos Corruption, a C'tan Plot or the Dawnblade being in fact an ancient sword of Eldar Mythology.

Farsight Enclave

The Farsight Enclave is a splinter group on the fringes of the Tau Empire established by commander Farsight. The Farsight Enclave is composed of several highly fortified worlds. Forces from the Farsight Enclave are distinguished by their Maroon Armor.

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The word Shovah is also used in the Stargate universe as the Goa'uld term for traitor. It is not as of yet known if this was intentially put in by Games Workshop.