Physiology and Biology
The Nicassar are driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and travel, becoming semi-nomadic and most content when traveling. The Nicassar can put themselves into states of hibernation in which they can survive for long periods. Nicassars have ivory hair-quills and stubby clawed limbs. Communicating with Tau, Nicassar always floats in a special healsphere. They are described as having limited mobility and being unfit for ground combat, and so further the Greater Good by providing ships for the Tau fleet, especially for the roles of scouting and exploring.
The Nicassar ships known as Dhows are small, maneuverable, yet elegant yachts propelled by the psychic powers of the captain. But they lack any real interstellar capability. As such, they are often towed by Tau ships, and also provided with upgraded Tau weaponry, or they will travel slowly for centuries while in hibernation. Often for a longer journey a Nicassar family will join together to form a larger community, with crew alternating between hibernation.
- 1: To Unite the Stars: Tau Vessels, pg. 107 Battlefleet Gothic Resources (site accessed 2009.11.01)
- 2: Farsight: Crisis of Faith (Novel) by Phil Kelly, Chapter Three
|Tau Castes||Ethereal • Air • Earth • Fire • Water|
|Allied Races||Kroot • Vespid • Nicassar • Demiurg • Galg • Tarellian|
Ji'atrix • Morralian • Ranghon • Hrenian • Greet • Nagi
Brachyura • Formosian • Anthrazod • G’nosh • Yabi-Yabi
|Military||Fire Warriors • Kor'vattra • Auxiliaries|
|Other||Sept • Greater Good • Tau Lexicon|
|Notable Characters||Aun'Va • Aun'shi • O'Shaserra • O'Shovah • Puretide • El'Myamoto • T'au Sha'ng|