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    For names like "Bayview", "Sunken Lands", etc, i...

    For names like "Bayview", "Sunken Lands", etc, i think those could just be the result of translation to English. If an Anuirean were to refer to Bayview in the Anuirean language, it wouldn't sound...
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    Rich Baker once described it as an amalgam of...

    Rich Baker once described it as an amalgam of medieval England, the Roman Empire, and Gondor. He felt Anuirean sounded southern mediterranean



    Well, the Basarji had no connection to the...
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    No, I'm not saying that at all. Welsh can be...

    No, I'm not saying that at all. Welsh can be used as a basis for Elvish. I'm not an expert in Welsh, but all the pronounciations used throughout various sources seem to be consistent with Welsh. ...
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    Well, the initial premise of the thread was to...

    Well, the initial premise of the thread was to discuss real-world languates as a guide for pronounciation. What we know of Anuirean pronounciaton rules are not the same and english. So that's why...
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    Following up on this, Rich Baker once described...

    Following up on this, Rich Baker once described Anuirean as a made-up language of his own, or at least an attempt to have consistent-sounding names. And he always thought of it as Euro-Mediterranean...
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    I am no expert, but as i understand things, it...

    I am no expert, but as i understand things, it was the language of Moorish Spain, ultimately replaced by Spanish and Arabic.



    Before they came to Cerilia, yes, but i wonder since they...
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    I like most of these, but i have two thoughts. ...

    I like most of these, but i have two thoughts.

    For Basarji, i envision them being more Moorish than Persian. So i think their language would more like Mozarabic.

    For Halflings, i don't know...
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    I had asked about that a while back. See here:...

    I had asked about that a while back. See here:
    http://www.birthright.net/forums/showthread.php?28814-Cellwair&highlight=cellwair

    It seems no one knows, but everyone is ok with it. Heh.

    -Fizz
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    Not all languages are covered no. So you can...

    Not all languages are covered no. So you can pronounce those words however you want. Whatever works for your game! :)

    That said, since the nations have real-world analogs, i'd just make the...
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    The original boxed set had a card that explained...

    The original boxed set had a card that explained the sounds of Anuirean.

    Elvish of Cerilia is based on Welsh, so if you follow those rules you can pronounce it properly. (for example, w is an...
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    Birthright sale at DTRPG

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    DriveThruRPG is doing a sale for the month of May of all Dungeons & Dragons materials, all editions. So if you need some pdfs of original Birthright material, check it out.

    Just...
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    It's the very last chapter. It's actually not...

    It's the very last chapter. It's actually not directly connected to the main story, but an appendix story about how a pair of powerful swords (which are in the main story) came to be.

    -Fizz
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    Interesting. I only knew the Yak-men from...

    Interesting. I only knew the Yak-men from Al-Qadim, and wasn't aware they had made adaptions for various worlds. I just found the complete article online- that is a keeper.

    Now, in Al-Qadim, the...
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    From where did this notion of Aduria having...

    From where did this notion of Aduria having Yak-Men and the Yikarian empire come? The Yak-men, Yikaria, etc are all from the Al-Qadim setting (which in turn is part of Forgotten Realms, not...
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    That's a good question. To my knowledge, the...

    That's a good question. To my knowledge, the only thing official is what was in the original Boxed set: the small piece of geography across the Straights of Aerele. I don't offhand know of any...
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    Anuirean characters font?

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    Does anyone have the font for the Anuirean alphabet? I'm not referring to the Democratica font used in the rule books, but the actual set of characters for the Anuirean language. It was...
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    Interesting. It does seem to be missing from the...

    Interesting. It does seem to be missing from the BRCS. I never noticed that before. But i found it in the Birthright3ed-v3.08 document. (That's v3, draft 8 from November 2001.) It matches what...
  18. Thread: Cerilian bagpipes

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    Interesting question. Based on that wikipedia...

    Interesting question. Based on that wikipedia article, you could make a case for bagpipes in all the regions of Cerilia. Celtic/Scottish - Rjurik. Germany - Brechtur, Lithuanea / Estonia -...
  19. Thread: Stjordvik vassals

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    That is how i understand things as well. This...

    That is how i understand things as well. This happens in one of the adventures in Legends of the Hero Kings, where a priest of Belinik is trying to make inroads (doing so via non-Belinik-y ways, if...
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    Your premise is flawed. The humans did not...

    Your premise is flawed. The humans did not "start violently conquering". (See below). And humans did not put their children at knowing risk. Humans did not ever think "if i chop down this tree my...
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    If they were willing to kill children as...

    If they were willing to kill children as willingly as soldiers, that by definition is indescriminate. That's the very meaning of the word.



    This is your defense of elven behaviour? "It's not...
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    I know Bloodline Corruption is in Blood Enemies,...

    I know Bloodline Corruption is in Blood Enemies, but where is the Bloodline Redemption spell? I have a memory of that but can't recall from where.

    -Fizz
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    Hmmm... good point. Maybe. That was meant to be...

    Hmmm... good point. Maybe. That was meant to be the humans' sole advantage. Elves, dwarves, etc, all had special abilities, and the humans' special "ability" was unlimited advancement. Whether...
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    Your characterization of earlier editions'...

    Your characterization of earlier editions' artwork is demonstrably false. The drawings in 1st ed are few, and mostly simple sketches. Of course there are pictures of humans, but there are plenty...
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    I am with Michael Romes on this one. (The name...

    I am with Michael Romes on this one. (The name sounds suspiciously like Michael Roele... hrmmm. ;) ).




    You're singling out 1e and 2e, but what changed in 3e and later editions? Humans are...
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