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- For the Colony from the Original Series, see: The Twelve Colonies of Man.
Tauron is one of the poorer Colonial worlds and the center of a civil war nearly a century before the Fall (Caprica pilot). After the War, Tauron is known as a troublesome colony within the federal system of the Colonies (TRS: "Hero"), having later been counted among the wealthier of the twelve worlds (TRS: "Dirty Hands").
Geography and Astronomy
Over 800 years prior to the Fall of the Colonies, Tauron was conquered by rival colonies Virgon and Leonis. After a long, hard struggle, the people of Tauron liberated themselves, and this is celebrated as the "Our Day" holiday.
Around 58 BCH a meta-cognitive processor is invented on Tauron by the Vergis Corporation, later to be stolen by Sam Adama on behalf of Joseph Adama and Graystone Industries for use in the very first Cylon prototype (CAP: Pilot).
After the War, Tauron becomes one of the wealthier colonies in the Twelve Worlds and earns the reputation for being a troublesome colony within the federal system of the Colonies, often disobeying directives decided by the Colonies and pushing their luck with the admiralty (TRS: "Hero", "Dirty Hands"). Four years before the Fall, this reputation is used as a cover-up for a top-secret mission of the battlestar Valkyrie (TRS: "Hero").
After the Fall
Like its sister worlds, Tauron is heavily devastated during the Cylon attack and its population killed by nuclear bombardment (TRS: Miniseries, "The Plan"). The ultimate fate of the planet is unknown.
Perah Enyeto is the colony's representative on the first Quorum of Twelve within the refugitive Fleet (TRS: "Colonial Day"). Enyeto is later replaced by another Quorum member, before the Quorum is dissolved after Tom Zarek's massacre (TRS: "Blood on the Scales", "Islanded in a Stream of Stars").
As a culture, Taurons are noted for their stoicism, as well as for their elaborate use of tattoos, noting their various accomplishments and failures, roles in society, and other social attributes — in essence, each tattoo has its own story and significance. Before the First Cylon War Taurons are looked upon as "dirt eaters" and are treated as second-class citizens on Caprica.
Tauron children are known to play with bones from chicken's feet, as one would play with a rubber ball and metal jacks. Further, a Tauron male is considered a man at thirteen years of age (CAP: "Gravedancing").
When in mourning, they wear black gloves as a possible way to distance themselves from the world (CAP: Pilot). Tauron services include family gatherings, songs, tattoos and aim at the people left behind to let their loved ones go (CAP: "There Is Another Sky"). It is also traditional for the deaths of family members to be avenged: "blood for blood" (CAP: Pilot). This may be due to the Tauron belief that no one truly dies until their death is avenged, as their soul is believed to be caught in between life and death (TRS: "Gravedancing").
Notable Natives and Residents
Pre-First Cylon War
- William Adama
- Joseph and Sam Adama
- Shannon Adama and her mother Ruth
- Saundra Cain and her husband
- Lucy Cain
- Tomas Vergis
Post-First Cylon War
Publications and Media
- The Tauron language is based on both ancient and modern Greek. Additionally, Tauron funeral services resemble ancient Greek traditions.
- Tauron was the third of the twelve Colonial worlds shown in the Re-imagined Series, but only through the extended DVD version of "Razor".
- According to Serge's Twitter Account Tauron only has a moon. However, the object's appearance in "Know Thy Enemy" is relatively large and resembles an LA Times description of Scorpia.
- Tauron City was originally assumed to be Tauron's capital (analogical to Caprica City). Later, Serge's Twitter account stated the capital to be Hypatia.
- On Serge's twitter account, he states that Tauron has a long and bloody history with much contested over its retelling. Furthermore, he states that the earlier uprising of 30 years ago was heating up again and also comments that the agrarian Taurons are becoming disillusioned with the playboy antics of their dictator Andreas Phaulkon.