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by Geekabilly
Fri May 04, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Athens in Earthdawn
Replies: 20
Views: 2912

Re: Athens in Earthdawn

Vivane doesn't occupy the area of Greece. I'm not sure what you mean by that. The CITY of Vivane is indeed far away from Attica but the PROVINCE itself does include the entire modern Greece. I was unable, however, to find any information concerning 'the rest' of the province in either the Thera or ...
by Geekabilly
Fri May 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Athens in Earthdawn
Replies: 20
Views: 2912

Re: Athens in Earthdawn

I've always found it odd that the geographical area of ancient Greece doesn't have a counterpart and culture in the Earthdawn setting. Despite the map in the back of Theran Empire, Vivane doesn't occupy the area of Greece. Its much closer geographically to Moesia (The River Danube having an Earthdaw...
by Geekabilly
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: What language do Therans speak?
Replies: 21
Views: 5704

Re: What language do Therans speak?

It's the other way around, Thoralic was influenced by Theran rather than the Therans adopting Thoralic. The origin of the Theran language is clarified on Pg. 163 of the Theran Empire book: " Theran, which is spoken just about everywhere in the Empire, is a radically altered variant of the Elven lan...
by Geekabilly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: What language do Therans speak?
Replies: 21
Views: 5704

Re: What language do Therans speak?

Just to add a little bit more to the mix; p.25 of Theran Empire states that 'The Throalic language is a distant cousin of the Theran tongue'. It would appear that Theran is in fact related to the Dwarven family of languages as opposed to Sperethial. Denizens of Earthdawn Volume One also has a small...
by Geekabilly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: What language do Therans speak?
Replies: 21
Views: 5704

Re: What language do Therans speak?

I assume that the racial languages are magical in nature at their core. It's the only way I can accept that all orks speak a language in common that they all understand, even with their short life spans and hundred of years spent in kaers. That's one way of looking at it, and in a setting like Eart...
by Geekabilly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: What language do Therans speak?
Replies: 21
Views: 5704

Re: What language do Therans speak?

Just to add a little bit more to the mix; p.25 of Theran Empire states that 'The Throalic language is a distant cousin of the Theran tongue'. It would appear that Theran is in fact related to the Dwarven family of languages as opposed to Sperethial. Denizens of Earthdawn Volume One also has a small ...
by Geekabilly
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Earthdawn Companion?
Replies: 90
Views: 16913

Re: Earthdawn Companion?

Bonhumm wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 am
Image
T'skrang wearing Obsidiman Skin Armor. Ji'pon, late 4th Age.
:lol:
by Geekabilly
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Earthdawn Companion?
Replies: 90
Views: 16913

Re: Earthdawn Companion?

I don't think there's enough going on in the Jomon to really draw an awful lot of inspiration from, they were basically just a hunter-gatherer society I don't think they stand out a lot from other prehistoric hunter-gatherers. Not when there's mythical Yamatai, the Yamato kingdom, Kami myths, the U...
by Geekabilly
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Earthdawn Companion?
Replies: 90
Views: 16913

Re: Earthdawn Companion?

Isn't Vasgothia already heavily inspired by Celts / Gauls? I mean I know its suppose to be more Germanic, but I feel that it pretty much fulfils that inspiration. I always felt Vasgothia was inspired by the Goths (hence the name), but there are definitely similarities. If the Arancia book is greenl...
by Geekabilly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Earthdawn Companion?
Replies: 90
Views: 16913

Re: Earthdawn Companion?

Well that sounds promising. I'm glad that it's going to be its own thing; I just find it difficult to get behind Talea, with its quasi-European renaissance setting, I don't feel it fits with the other ancient world styled provinces. As you say, the quasi-renaissance look of those area don't fit wit...