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Offline Syn Ace

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2010, 10:24:35 PM »
A lot of them sound Dwarfish, but then again, they were forged by a dwarf (Alaric I think).
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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2010, 06:11:45 AM »
Yes, but we was Alaric The Mad for a reason, so for all we know, he could have given them names like 'Narwhal Express' and 'Hairy Bicep'.

This, of course, was before the Elector Counts were uncomfortable with wielding a fearsome blade known as 'Bunny Hewer', so changed the names to something more Dwarfish while Alaric wasn't looking.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2010, 04:07:34 PM »
I reckon that the runefang of Stirland should have been called "Legbiter" even though it was a few 100 (1000?) years later that it was used to chop off another electorcount's leg.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2010, 04:58:12 PM »
I'm assuming the names sound much cooler in thier original Dwarfen.  remember they were crafted there.  Brain wounder is probly just a poor translation from Dwarfen.  Its actual name is something like.  "The Sword Crafted for the Humans to Confound and Frustrate thier foes, as long as they are not Dwarf but better yet if they are Elf or Goblin." which is pronounced.  KluhhLakk.  but the Imperial translation becomes Brain wounder.  ?  no?  well I tried.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2010, 06:21:09 PM »
Yes, but we was Alaric The Mad for a reason, so for all we know, he could have given them names like 'Narwhal Express' and 'Hairy Bicep'.

This, of course, was before the Elector Counts were uncomfortable with wielding a fearsome blade known as 'Bunny Hewer', so changed the names to something more Dwarfish while Alaric wasn't looking.

 :Ohmy:  :icon_biggrin:  :eusa_clap:

Nice. So we have the new list:




Runefang of Averland - Mothers Ruin aka Shadowlord
Runefang of Hochland - Goblin Bane aka Hairy Bicep
Runefang of Middenland - Legbiter aka Legbiter
Runefang of Nordland - Crow Feeder aka Narwhal Express
Runefang of Ostland - Brain Wounder aka Savage Watermelon
Runefang of Ostermark - Troll Cleaver aka Bunny Hewer
Runefang of Reikland - Dragon Tooth aka Cheese Weasel
Runefang of Stirland - Orc Hewer aka Katharine Hepburn
Runefang of Talabecland - Stone Breaker aka Triadic Convent
Runefang of Wissenland - Blood Bringer aka Metric Milkshake
Runefang of Drakwald - Beast Slayer aka Urinary Munitions
Runefang of Solland - Grudge Settler aka Salad Wagon


« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 08:54:39 PM by ZeroTwentythree »

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2010, 08:28:46 PM »
Whaaat are you on about man?

Everyone knows that he called the Ostland blade 'Savage Watermelon', not 'KluhhLakk'.

'KluhhLakk' is what he named Ghal Maraz before Kurgan Ironbeard gave him a smack and told him to stop being silly.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2010, 08:55:25 PM »
Edited for correct madness. I was just working with what charles lapointe gave us, above.


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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2010, 09:13:26 PM »
He's wrong.  :-)

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2010, 12:24:48 AM »
Mothers Ruin is what we call Gin where I live, Is that the same everywhere?

Also Crow Feeder sound like somthing a Baglady would carry to stop people robbing her tesco cart stuffed with crap/abode.
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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2010, 10:54:46 AM »
I definitely think the runefangs would be better without ridiculous names. Where on earth did those come from?


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Sylvania also did not have a runefang because it was not part of the Empire when they were forged, but rather was conquered later.

Plus it's never been an electoral province.

It hasn't? I never noticed that.

Edit: How come you are now visible when visiting the forum?

Most weapons in Fantasy setting have similarly unimaginative names, they just get nicely disguised by translating them into fictional languages, from LotR "Guthwine" = "battle friend" in rohirric, "Orcrist" and "Glamdring" are "Goblin cleaver" and "Foe hammer" respectively, or, even worse, from the Eragon series "Zar'roc" which means "Misery" and "Brisingr", which means "Fire".

Perhaps translating those names into middle german would make them more acceptable

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2010, 11:29:10 AM »
It hasn't? I never noticed that.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2010, 11:53:14 AM »
... is like visiting a five-star restaurant in Paris and ordering fried chicken and coke. :icon_wink:

I don't understand the problem here. :unsure:
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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2010, 03:04:03 PM »
Ah Eragon. Or as me and my friends call it; Rural Starwars mit Dragon.

Doesn't stop me reading them tho.
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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2010, 03:35:39 PM »
Yes, but we was Alaric The Mad for a reason, so for all we know, he could have given them names like 'Narwhal Express' and 'Hairy Bicep'.

This, of course, was before the Elector Counts were uncomfortable with wielding a fearsome blade known as 'Bunny Hewer', so changed the names to something more Dwarfish while Alaric wasn't looking.

 :Ohmy:  :icon_biggrin:  :eusa_clap:

Nice. So we have the new list:




Runefang of Averland - Mothers Ruin aka Shadowlord
Runefang of Hochland - Goblin Bane aka Hairy Bicep
Runefang of Middenland - Legbiter aka Legbiter
Runefang of Nordland - Crow Feeder aka Narwhal Express
Runefang of Ostland - Brain Wounder aka Savage Watermelon
Runefang of Ostermark - Troll Cleaver aka Bunny Hewer
Runefang of Reikland - Dragon Tooth aka Cheese Weasel
Runefang of Stirland - Orc Hewer aka Katharine Hepburn
Runefang of Talabecland - Stone Breaker aka Triadic Convent
Runefang of Wissenland - Blood Bringer aka Metric Milkshake
Runefang of Drakwald - Beast Slayer aka Urinary Munitions
Runefang of Solland - Grudge Settler aka Salad Wagon

But the Salad Wagon is from Ulthuan....or Middenheim.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2010, 07:49:44 PM »
Solland stole it because they're better than you.

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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2010, 08:01:47 PM »


I was starting to get sad no noticed the Salad Wagon.


But the Salad Wagon is from Ulthuan....

I think there's an enchantment on all the Runfangs that instantly kills any elf that touches it. Remember who made them...


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Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2010, 08:09:48 PM »
That would be handy. We could get rid of them by advertising the Runefangs as latest breaktrough in lyra technology or something.

Re: 13 Provinces?
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2010, 03:35:18 AM »
Runefang of Averland - Mothers Ruin aka Shadowlord
Runefang of Hochland - Goblin Bane aka Hairy Bicep
Runefang of Middenland - Legbiter aka Legbiter
Runefang of Nordland - Crow Feeder aka Narwhal Express
Runefang of Ostland - Brain Wounder aka Savage Watermelon
Runefang of Ostermark - Troll Cleaver aka Bunny Hewer
Runefang of Reikland - Dragon Tooth aka Cheese Weasel
Runefang of Stirland - Orc Hewer aka Katharine Hepburn
Runefang of Talabecland - Stone Breaker aka Triadic Convent
Runefang of Wissenland - Blood Bringer aka Metric Milkshake
Runefang of Drakwald - Beast Slayer aka Urinary Munitions
Runefang of Solland - Grudge Settler aka Salad Wagon

Well done sir.  I laughed so hard that everyone in my building probably thinks some sort of mad scientist lives in my room.
Mothers Ruin is what we call Gin where I live, Is that the same everywhere?
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