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« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2012, 09:01:11 PM »

Ok, before I put the names of cities and what-not on my map, I thought I'd run them through on this post just to get a quick feed back. I don't need much, a simple like or don't like would be fantastic - especially if a particular name sound out of place. (As a side note, while I usually don't like referring to real world places, I think it's the easiest way to get a feel for a name. Also, there has been somewhat of a mix-up with names and geography, so if anyone is confused, that's why.)

The "Hellenic/Greek" Cities (The Seven Cities, which serve as the core of the setting.)
Pyrcath
Narae
Pen Pyrdan
Nyranathos
Pelyon
Mar Memnos
Hyrnasus

The "Northern/Cold" Cities
Dravos
Otha

The "Southern/Hot Cities"
Salsurel
Tezuret
Ib
-Maybe one more?...

The "Really Southern/Holy-God-It's-Hot-Cities"
Ilix
Voy Vasa
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« Reply #91 on: April 14, 2012, 02:54:34 AM »

I think I basically like them all, with Tezuret and Ib being my particular favourites. The simplicity of Ib feels very cradle-of-civilisation-y, like the city of Ur, which I'm guessing is what you were aiming for.
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« Reply #92 on: April 14, 2012, 06:48:59 AM »

I think there's a good feel to all of the above! There does seem to be a sort of pan-national linguistic naming convention though, with Pen Pyrdan and Voy Vasa following similiar naming patterns despite being separated by a significant distance. This is really no detriment to the setting at all though, so just keep the names as is!
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« Reply #93 on: April 14, 2012, 07:01:00 AM »

Cool! I like them too, but can't guarantee that they won't change on the way to the map, but they should more or less stay the same - thinking about changing Hyrnasus and/or  Nyranathos, a little to close for my liking.
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« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2012, 07:07:53 AM »

For the record, I like Hyrnasus. Has a good sound to it. They are indeed oddly close to each other, although I can't pinpoint why. Probably the -yr- part. I'd do away with Nyranathos if you want to change one of them.
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« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2012, 07:11:21 AM »

Yeah, I was leaning the same way... Now I just need one more name to round out the Seven Cities...
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« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2012, 05:36:16 PM »

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Yeah, I was leaning the same way... Now I just need one more name to round out the Seven Cities...

What about Ilret, Angrel, Ut or Zelbara?
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« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2012, 07:25:25 PM »

Ooooh, I may use Ut (Uth?) as some mythical proto-city! But for the seventh city, I want something in the same vein as the rest of the quasi-Greek city-states -
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« Reply #98 on: April 15, 2012, 04:09:54 AM »

None of your Seven Cities so far start with vowels! What about...

Anaxis
Aericon
Erethos
Ophika
Iskatria
Arkonos
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« Reply #99 on: April 15, 2012, 06:56:13 AM »

Anaxis is pretty neat.
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« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2012, 07:18:22 PM »

How does Frater Stannum sound for a Wizard with a university degree who studies monsters in a pseudo-Rome setting?
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« Reply #101 on: April 19, 2012, 09:50:00 AM »

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Carnequines - also called Hellhorses, Carnequines are horses with sharpened teeth and a predatory diet, competing with wolves for the same ecological niche and often preying upon their herbivorous cousins.


I like it because it has a very 1e feel, but I don't know whether I'd associate it more with Gygax (Beholders, Rust Monsters, Lurkers Above, sole credited writer on the Monster Manual and Monster Manual 2), or Don Turnbull (editor of The Fiend Folio).
I don't know if that's what you want or what you wanted to avoid, though.
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« Reply #102 on: August 14, 2012, 12:34:52 AM »

So I am thinking about the names for gods in Cad Goleor.  Not necessarily SPECIFIC gods, though that might be worth discussing too, but the name for the gods as a whole.  Since CG is so Celtic inspired, I have been calling them the Tuatha De Danaan, or sometimes just the Tuatha, which means roughly "People," "Tribe" or "Countrymen."  But I am wondering if instead of just stealing directly, I should instead give them a name that is inspired by or derived from the Celtic sources.

Open to suggestions, but some terms I am playing with:

Danaans
Dians
Theons
Tarans (a reference to the idea that the original gods of Ireland ruled from the hill of Tara) 
Sidhe (Currently using for fae descended from the gods, but was often a term used to refer to the gods themselves)
Aos Sidhe
Aos Sith
Aos Dana (Meaning "People of Art," referring to their magical abilities)
Daoine (Just means "people")
Daine
Duin
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