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Enrolled in the planet's junior academies as soon as he could walk, like all members of the Fire Caste, he quickly established himself as a serious and dedicated aspirant with a voracious appetite for information.
His peers were gifted too, but the young Shovah had a spark of brilliance that stood out from every other T'au of his generation. Within solar days, it became obvious to his tutors that they had more than a simple Fire Warrior on their hands.
Even in his youth, Shovah was fiercely independent. Within his first tau'cyr of basic tutelage, and several "fact-finding" raids into the enrolment centres of the Mont'yr training academies later, Shovah was accepted for training a full three years before standard enrolment was due.
The young Vior'lan's martial temperament was the subject of much discussion amongst the academy masters. His physical skills were well above average for his age, and he proved truly remarkable with his ability to retain tremendous amounts of data from each situation he encountered. His ability to use the knowledge he gained from every experience to assess and predict the actions of those around him was unnerving, and earned him the nickname Shoh, which means "inner light" in the T'au tongue.
Despite being several years younger than most other T'au in the battle dome, Shoh's eidetic memory and fierce determination earned him a string of perfect scores in the academy's simulations. His team's casualty count was so low as to be unprecedented, and Shoh escaped being tagged by hostile sim-ghosts every time he entered a combat exercise, even in the infamous "Jungle of a Thousand Eyes.
The famous commander was on military business in Vior'la when Shoh's generation of warriors were inducted, and to the great pleasure of Mont'yr's warriors, he agreed to be present for the ceremony.
Amidst much bowing and scraping, the Mont'yr academy's tutors told Puretide of the student they called Shoh, the first warrior to have been enrolled into the academy at such a young age.
As Commander Puretide bestowed the rank of Shas'la upon the Tau prodigy, he asked Shoh how he could consistently second-guess even the most devious of traps and scenarios set by his tutors. The young Tau politely explained that he usually thought of what plans he would set in place if he were a tutor trying to test a team of students, and then worked to disable those plans as best he could.
Meaningful glances were exchanged between the assembled dignitaries, but nothing more was said on the matter at the time. Two rotaa later, Shoh and his fellow novitiates were sent to their first war zone against the Arachen incursions of the Western Veil, whilst behind closed doors, Commander Puretide and his aides discussed the fact that Shoh's military acumen and prowess were as promising as they had hoped.
Although he was posted to the fiercest war zones of each engagement, and that Shoh was always right on the front line, the young Tau proved more than capable during the Fire Caste's ongoing purges of the Arachen race.
En route to the war zone, Shoh memorised every fact the Water Caste had been able to glean in their dealings with the female Oestromystics of that many-legged race, and had thoroughly analysed the battle doctrine of the Arachen's blade-legged male gender.
During the four years of war he spent as a Shas'la trooper, Shoh became known to every warrior in his Cadre. His ability to wield a Pulse Rifle at extreme close range saw him drive back several Arachen surprise attacks, and he was always quick to push home any advantage he could gain.
He quickly earned the trust of his senior officer, Shas'ui Mon'oka, and later his respect. This turned to eternal gratitude at the Battle of the Great Web, where Shoh shot the Shas'ui free of a tangleclutch trap, saving him from the eggsacs of the Oestromystics and the horrific death that would otherwise have followed.
By the end of his tenure as a Fire Warrior, it was Shoh's "suggestions" that formed the vast majority of his unit's battle plans. A firm believer in the Greater Good, Shas'ui Mon'oka recommended his charges for their first Trial by Fire at the earliest opportunity. With the approval of their superior Cadre Firebladethe young Tau warrior and his team were shipped back to Vior'la for potential promotion.
The Trial by Fire was a traumatic experience. Shoh was thrust into a pitch-black, live-fire war dome where he and his team were assailed by numerous nameless horrors that defied classification or understanding.
The Tau warrior died that day, and not for the last time. When Shoh asked after those who did not pass their trial, however, his question was met only with stony silence. However, whilst analysing Drone -captured footage of his time as a Fire Warrior, Shoh's Vior'lan masters had noted a marked affinity for close action in the young T'au's tactics.
The Fire Caste T'au Commanders who had monitored his progress wanted to teach Shoh the self-control and perspective of a support role. On the day the young prodigy reported for duty to Shas'ar'tol High Command, he was immediately assigned to the specialist pilots of the XV88 Broadside Battlesuit teams.
At first, Shoh was privately crestfallen at his reassignment to the back ranks of the Arachen war, yet he knew the war effort was greater than his own personal desires. He applied every part of his exceptional mind to mastering the systems of his XV88 Broadside, drinking in specification data and after-action reports with every waking hour he spent outside the suit's piloting matrix.Star Wars: The Old Republic, commonly abbreviated as The Old Republic, SWTOR, or simply TOR, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was produced and released by BioWare, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts.
Developed over the course of more than five years by BioWare. The War of the Masters: The conflict between United Earth, which exerts outsize influence in the United Federation of Planets (a deconstruction of the overuse of Humans Are Special and Most Writers Are Human in Star Trek), and a group of rebellious colonies on the Klingon border called the Moab Confederacy, which secedes from the Federation during Star Trek Online's war with the Klingons.
It has now been years since the outbreak of World War I, but the European catastrophe remains relevant today.
As the Continent looks back this year, old wounds could once again be rubbed raw. Dante Redgrave, the infamous, and famous, Demon Killer and Huntsman finally came back from the depths of Hell.
He had eliminated all who stood before him in the depths of Hell, in an attempt to finally free Remnant from the evils of demonkind.
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