Xenology may never have been true from the start given that the writer was mad by the end. I always took the mind control theory as a joke in the setting. The IoM just can't figure out how a society could exist without brutal opression so they make up all kinds of crazy theories about how. (Though ya 40k cannon is so messy, I actually consider fan cannon just as valid because a fan will at least not contradict everything.)Silentpony said:Actually its pretty canon, because it comes from Xenologynomotog said:They weren't actually re-cannoned to that, but so many of the fans think that it might as well be cannon. Recently they have actually been Re-cannon nicer, but only in farsight armies. (Basically they suffered from the same thing that happened to the IoM.)Silentpony said:Tau when they came out used to be the good guys, but they've since been retconned to all be under the hormonal control of Futurama brain slugs. Apparently Ethereals have slugs that have basically eaten their brains and release a hormone to control the Tau, and all the other races, including humans, that have sided with them.Here Comes Tomorrow said:SNIP
I would say Salamanders, but they really enjoy setting people on fire. I guess the Orks are the least morally dubious. They're honest, straight forward, fair and believe in a simple all encompassing philosophy: Green is best.
Its 10 years old, but the books says the Mechanicus believe pheromones controls the tau, and that each Ethereal dissected had dead worms in their brains.
Now, that makes the info 2+ codex out of date, but its not specifically being countered yet.
But who the fuck knows?! Its 40k. Literally everything is considered propaganda by the Inquisition.
and aren't the Farsights dead?
According to the newest fluff. Farsight is alive (they aren't just someone new with the same name.) Basically their sword extends their life every time they kill someone. (I rather liked the idea that it's a title, but I tend to dislike most of the new farsight fluff. They made him into the good tau. I liked him better as the bad tau.)