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Codex: Fighting Tigers of Veda (pg 5)
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Fighting Tiger HQ (Tanadars)
Each Fighting Tiger Captain, Chaplain, Librarian and Master of the Forge is referred to as a tanadar, which, roughly translated into Imperial Gothic, means "officer." To the Vedic people, however, the term means more than a military rank. The true tanadar is a warrior/philosopher/poet, wise beyond their years and learned in many subjects, who is as generous and chivalrous as he or she is fearsome in battle. 

Tanadars are ardent defenders of the ancient Vedic traditions and are believed to speak directly to the thousands of Vedic gods, including the all-important patron deities of the Fighting Tigers:

  • patient Brihaspati, god of wisdom; 
  • stalwart Varuna, god of oaths; 
  • merciful Savitri, god of healing; 
  • clever Tvashtri, god of artifice; 
  • wrathful Rudra, god of battles; 
  • all-seeing Puchan, god of guides; 
  • fearsome Kali, the death-goddess of slaughter; 
  • eternal Agni, god of fire; and 
  • peerless Indra, who leads the gods against the demons of Chaos. 
Fighting Tiger Kshatriya see "Space Marine Captain" in Codex: Space Marines
Each of the five sabhas in the jatis has one Kshatriya, or captain, to lead it. A Kshatriya assigns squads to shikars, instructs junior officers in strategy and tactics, and often heads campaign armies against the Imperium’s enemies. Kshatriyas are always male for Tigers of Rudra and Agni, female for Tigers of Kali, and either sex for Tigers of Indra and Puchan.

Tiger of Varuna see "Space Marine Chaplain" in Codex: Space Marines
These warriors serve the Vedic god of oaths. Tigers of Varuna lead the Fighting Tigers in their devotion to the Brahman, the Sleeping Emperor whose dreams give shape and meaning to the universe. Fighting Tiger Chaplains don't wear all black; instead, they wear markings appropriate to their sabha but include a white, skull-shaped helmet. Tigers of Varuna may be of either sex.


Tiger of Brihaspati Zaghnal Maratha squares off against a vile, degenerate Eldar Harlequin

Tiger of Brihaspati see "Space Marine Librarian" in Codex: Space Marines
These warriors serve the Vedic god of wisdom. Tigers of Brihaspati are one of the few Fighting Tigers to use any sort of Codex Astartes markings, bearing the horned skull on their right shoulder plates in place of the traditional stripes. Tigers of Brihaspati may be of either sex.

Tiger of Tvashtri see "Master of the Forge" in Codex: Space Marines
These warriors serve the Vedic god of artifice. Tigers of Tvashtri bear the sign of the Adeptus Mechanicus on their right shoulder plates in place of the traditional stripes. Tigers of Tvashtri may be of either sex.

Singh ("Tiger Warrior") Squads 
see "honor Guard Squad" and "Command Squad" in Codex: Space Marines
Apothecaries are known as Tigers of Savitri (the Vedic god of healing) and each of the other members of an Honor Guard or Command Squad are known as a "singh," or "Tiger Warrior," in the Vedic tongue. Singh squads are of the same jatis as their commander. In place of the traditional stripes on their right shoulder pads, Tigers of Savitri use the same Codex Astartes markings that Apothecaries of other Space Marine Chapters use.


 


“Coincidence? You believe it was coincidence that we, the Fighting Tigers, were assigned to the only planet in the universe where the tigers of ancient myth still live, still run free? Coincidence? Of course not. It was a sign of the Emperor's favor. How blessed are we!”
Maharaja Shiva Nagordarika, to Raja Riv Maupa, 
shortly after the discovery of the tigers of Veda

 
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