The Galgs originate from the planet of Adummin, now incorporated into the T'au Empire. They are said to have joined the T'au willingly, happy to give up their lives of pleasure seeking to be given purpose within the Greater Good. Other sources however say that the Galg were conquered or coerced to join the T'au some centuries before the end of M41. They are said not to be particularly warlike and not too advanced technically.
The Galgs are known to have freedom fighters, some of whom fought as part of the xenos mercenaries of the Alpha Legion's Sons of the Hydra in their campaign to eradicate the Ultramarines' Successor Chapters guarding the rimward edge of the Maelstrom in late M41.[3a] They took part in the successful ground assault against the Marines Mordant's Fortress-Monastery the Bas-Silica on Vitrea Mundi.[3a] Here they fought alongside the Tarellians, Morralians, Fra'al, Sslyth, and Eldar Outcasts, and were united with them by a shared seething hatred of humanity.[3a] The use of different species was chosen to provide maximum strategic flexibility, and their extremely varied combat styles made them very difficult for even the Marines' Veterans to defend against.[3a][3b]
The Galgs are a race whose individuals resemble a mass of tentacles with a bulbous head. They are also described as having six tentacle limbs instead of arms or legs and no head, but clusters of eye-like organs that "wave like grass in a breeze".
When fighting in close quarters, Galgs have been known to latch onto an enemy's back and wrap their tentacles around the opponent's throat.
In Sons of the Hydra, Quetzel Carthach was said to have included xenos in his close circle of advisors.[3a] While Omizhar Vohk is the only confirmed advisor, Galgs or members of the other xenos mercenaries Carthach used may have been included among them.
- 1: Kill Team (Novel), Chapter 6
- 2: Liber Xenologis, pgs. 162-163
- 3: Sons of the Hydra (Novel)
- 4: Lukas the Trickster (Novel), Chapter 3
|Castes||Ethereal • Air • Earth • Fire • Water|
|Allied Races||Kroot • Vespid • Nicassar • Demiurg • Gue'vesa • Galg • Tarellian • Greet |
Charpactin • Nagi • Ji'atrix • Morralian • Hrenian • Brachyura • Domati
Thraxian • Anthrazod • G’nosh • Yabi-Yabi • Ostense Council • Formosian • Ranghon
|Military||Fire Warriors • Kor'vattra • Merchant Fleet • Auxiliaries|
|Culture||Sept • Greater Good • Tau Lexicon|
|Notable Characters||Aun'Va • Aun'shi • O'Shaserra • O'Shovah • Puretide • El'Myamoto • T'au Sha'ng|