Good point. I'm slightly afraid I might be overdoing all this, but then I guess most people will never see the amount of effort that went in it but only the result. And usually, such results just feel a lot better, even if you don't know why.
Originally Posted by Swooper
Let's cross check the old list with the new list. I felt free to change some spellings, since english speakers just don't know how to pronounce a proper J or W, and I might have gotten some ideas for completely new names which are now completely mixed up with those I took directly from the page.
Originally Posted by Swooper
Bryndis, Eydis, Finndis, Mirya, Nyala, Salin, Sendis, Svea.
And I noticed that Dragon Age, from which I took quite some ideas for the BL elves, already did use a couple of icelandic names for elven NPCs. That's probably what made me think scandinavian names feel right for elves.
I've read that some years ago, but there are a few things that actually made me have good ideas right now. I think next thing will be making a list of things that need to be named and then sorting out which of the ancient languages got to name them.
Originally Posted by SpaceBadger
That's sooo anoying. I completely failed at French, but seeing the de'Arnise family in Baldur's Gate II always makes me want to scream.
"Well, forget it, no apostrophes."
Regarding the places that need to be named:
Northeastern Sea (descriptive)
Northeastern Coast (descriptive)
Arctic Ocean (descriptive)
Eastern Part of the Mountains in the North (descriptive)
Western Part of the Mountains in the North (descriptive)
> Fortress of the Mountain Kaas
Central Pass of the Northern Mountains (descriptive)
Tundra beyond the Mountain Pass (descriptive)
> Main Town of the Surri (giant)
> Fortress of the Ice Witches (giant)
Highlands south of the Northern Mountains (descriptive)
Hills West of the Highlands (descriptive)
> Town of the Snow Elves (elven)
Tundra of the Kaas
> Gathering Place of the Tribes
Arctic Bay of the Kaas (descriptive)
Mountains beyond the Bay of the Kaas (descriptive)
Great Northern Forest (elven)
> City of the North (elven)
> Town of Coastal Elves (elven)
> Town of the Forest Elves (elven)
Mountains in the Northern Forest (descriptive)
Border Hills (descriptive)
> Mountain Pass Keep
Mountains South of the Border Hills (descriptive)
> City of the Underground Elves
Mountains on the Coast (descriptive)
> Town of the Forest Gnomes
Smaller Northern Forest (elven)
> Town of the Elven Druids (elven)
> Tree City of the Wood Elves (elven)
> The Black Tower (descriptive)
Great River (giant)
Great River Valey (giant)
> Crossroads Keep (descriptive)
Great Plains in the West (descriptive)
Inner Sea (descriptive)
Inner Sea Coast (descriptive)
> Crystal Caves City
> Town of the Sorcerers
> City of the Sea Elves
> Smugglers Haven (descriptive)
Southern Jungle Coast
> Dark Elves Port (elven)
Southern Jungle (naga)
> City of the Sun Priests (naga)
> Fortress of the Canibal King (naga)
Mountains in the Naga Lands (descriptive)
Mountains West of the Jungle (descriptive)
Forest beyond the Mountains (descriptive)
Which is a quite impressive list. And I have lots of ideas for each of them, I just need names to start writing.
I kind of like Border Hills and Inner Sea, I think I leave them as that.