Elderon wrote:Now where the Megablocks is everybody!?
I don't know about the others, but I've been in Egypt last week. It was a very inspiring trip, and a source of ideas for the occasions when I need to depict the Loreesi lands, cities, fortifications and people. It also taught me that capitols change over the years. Pharaoh Akhenaton founded a new capitol called Akhetaten - now el Amarna. It was abandoned and ruined only 17 years later, with the death of the pharaoh, and Luxor was restored as the capitol and centre of religious life. We shouldn't feel ourselves pinpointed when we select a capitol.
A lot of new ideas have been produced last week, very good. I like most of them. My favorites are the names Bladefall, Standfast and Ainesford. One thing that's illogical to me though is the place where the big border river between Loreos and Lenfald runs into the sea. This seems to me the ideal place to have the biggest shipyard of Lenfald, as logs can be transported to the sea from the woods using the river. It's also an ideal place to exchange merchandise between sea vessels and river barges. Maybe the town with the provisory name of Bloodport could be relocated here? It has probably a Loreesi city at the other side of the river as it's counterpartner. The history of these two could be one city split up, two rivaling cities or two cooperating cities sharing a bridge like Buda and Pest in Hungary.
Some naming suggestions:
- city/harbour: Durrough, from the older Dunrow, which comes from Dun Roawian. It was said to be the place where Roawian landed on this continent. Dun means forth. It could be used for the aforementioned harbour city, because I don't really like the name 'Bloodport'.
- island: the north-eastern of the Merkorliss isles could be called Norholm, it means 'northern island' The main isle: Merkorion?
- landmark: the area of which Moonhaven is the northern border could be called Lenness, 'nose of Lenfald'
- landmark: I like the name 'Luttelo' for a small isolated area of wood
- landmark: the northern mountains could be called 'the old men' or 'the silver crown' as they are the only Lenfald mountains with permanent snow on their tops. Aldmann Mountains, or Duke Mountains would be a nice translation. (A duke wore a silver coronet, a band with 8 peaks)
- landmark: the valley south of Armendahl mountains I'd like to call Strath Armen (strath is 'wide valley'), because i like the word strath.
- landmark: Isax for the icy strait between the continent and the Merkorliss isles (Is = ice and axe or exe or uks = water)
- landmark: Nan Deorc, for a dark valley, e.g. the one that leads to Frosthaven (nan = valley and deorc = dark)
- landmark: Fyrla for the river running from the Dragon Scale Mountains to the Garheim border. (fantasized, appears to be a Polish forname)
- landmark: Issala, the river from the northern mountains to Everlyns Tears Lake (Isala is the old name for the dutch river IJssel, 'Is' doesn't mean ice in this case, but it reminds me of ice nevertheless)
- landmark: Lagflos, for the river running from Everlyns Tears to the Aines (Lag = (tree) log and flos from flotan, floating)
- landmark: Dramen for the river from the Dragon Scale Mountains to the Aines (Dra from dragon, the rest being fantasized)