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Campaign of Scouring

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2drones.gif This article is about the Tau Campaign; for the Imperial campaign, see Great Scouring.

The Campaign of Scouring refers to an early period in the Tau Empire's history. Taking place shortly after the establishment of the Empire and the end of the Mont'au, it was the Tau's first encounter with the Ork race. Attempts at diplomacy led to disaster and slaughter, and the Tau suffered bloody defeats at Kor'voss and Vaslan Prime. In the end the Tau had to resort to a campaign of extermination to drive the Greenskins from their systems, something aided with the introduction of the new Pulse Rifle.[1]