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I just want to say I'm loving your areas. Wish I could get your content in as quickly as you produce it. Ymir's is especially gorgeous. Looking forward to using it both as a DM area, and maybe sectioning off little bits for random encounters.

The current year is 1382 D.R., or 1512 A.E., as the Andrunese created their own calendar with the formal founding of the Imperial Cult. I'll elaborate more a little later.

As for the naming system. Hm. Interesting factoid, I kinda like that.

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Thank you for the praise. emoticon

The hardest part about Ymir's Labyrinth was those rooms. You know how that tileset works; it comes in five different flavors (Pit, Sewer, Ice, Water and Fire), and for some reason, Bioware didn't separate the five scenery types into five separate terrain tools; they just crammed them all into the same Floor tool to be set down randomly, so you end up with fiery grates right next to snowy grates and such. So to make everything Ice, I had to click-click-click each wall with the Eraser tool until it came out just right. And if I wanted symmetry or generally just wanted a specific appearance for that Ice wall, the clicking and re-clicking took even longer. Ugh.

Well, I hope that the extra effort shows. emoticon

And thanks for getting back with me about the campaign year. So would a bunch of tombstones around Bodkin use the Andrunese calendar? And if Bodkin predates Andrune, what calendar might those ancient Firbolg have used (assuming that they buried their dead in marked graves, rather than cremating them and scattering the ashes or whatnot)?
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Any typical marked graves around Bodkin will probably be using the Andrunesse calendar.

I'm not sure how many typical ancient Fir bolg graves from the era of Firbolg kings would be clearly marked or even remain around the village since supposedly a significant amount of time has passed.

Additionally I like to imagine that with the exception of great kings or heros, the Fir Bolgs were into funeral [sign in to see URL] blah purifying fires of [sign in to see URL] blah (insert religions reasoning justified by current lore).

As for their calendar... allow me to meditate on that for a moment.

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I know I've had to explain the calendar before while dming, I just cant remember what I made up so please forgive me while I try to retrieve lost memories.

The average Firbolg from any era probably doesnt know the year hes living in or what year some other historical event took place. While there is written texts of the Fir Bolg, they had a very oral culture and history. So an ancient Fir Bolg might not know that a particular battle took place in year xyz, but rather that it took place during the reign of King Whats-his-face, under the leadership of Prince So-and-So. There was most certainly a Fir Bolg calander of some kind though which would have been utilized by the historians and [sign in to see URL] just have to remember what I decided on it.

As for the names, very cool idea. It might be nice to see some persistent Fir Bolg lines.

My only comment as creator god to the Fir Bolg lore: be careful not to lock yourself into Scottish-stuff...

I conceived of the group of peoples as a mish mash of iron-age barbarian cultures in my head and drew a lot of my inspiration from my love of many ancient epic poems like The Mabinogion, The TainBo Cuailnge, Beowulf, Prose [sign in to see URL] so on.

While I'm aware I've leaned pretty heavily in the irish celtic direction, I've also made sure to tap other naming banks. Prince Pwyll, the ancient ruler of the kingdom that once occupied Bodkin for [sign in to see URL] like stolen right out of a welsh story. I've tried to sprinkle around welsh, Saxon, Irish, Scottish, danish, Frankish names when ever I create npcs.

So in summary: Cool idea! Feel free to use other Anglo/celtic/gaulic/germanic/nordic/ etc naming systems/sources!



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I deeply enjoyed all of the submissions on this thread, pretty much. Just wanted to say that and throw some love to Wids for making 'em.
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