Puretide Engram Neurochip
The Puretide Engram Neurochip is a piece of experimental support equipment used by the Tau Empire. Commander Puretide, being the most gifted Tau Commander in history, had his mind scanned as he lay close to death and his memories were committed to a massive hologram program on Dal'yth.
Crafted into a bio-chip, when surgically implanted into a Tau Commander, the bearer can access much of the wisdom of Puretide himself and drawing upon his great reserves of tactical knowledge. The Chip was used to create the cadre of Tau Commanders known as the Swords of Puretide during the Damocles Crusade However during the conflict the chips were founding to be fatally flawed against Imperial Psykers, and the Ethereal Council ordered their removal despite the act essentially lobotomizing the user. The comatose survivors were then hidden from public eye and the operation covered up. However at least one of the Swords of Puretide, Sha'vastos, was saved thanks to the intervention of Commander Farsight and joined his group of subordinates.
- 1: Codex: Tau Empire (6th Edition), pg. 73
- 2: Codex Supplement : Farsight Enclaves - Damocles Crusade
- 3: Farsight: Empire of Lies (Novel) - Chapter 13