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    SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB.

    Black Wolf Pack.

    Stalks The Night.
    I second this.
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    1. SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB

    2. She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    3. She Who is Fell and Stalks the Night
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    Glyphstone is my hero.
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    I like acronyms.

    Swissilwonawompkatubhitsichbuwhub is kinda hard to pronounce though.
    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
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    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

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    I wonder, how do the orcs deal with some of these over-long titles? Do they just go through every word every time, do they shorten it to a few critical words, do they acronymize it like us, or do they do something else? I have feeling this isn't gone into, though...
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    Scavenger
    She who is Fell and Stalks the Night
    She who rules the Black Wolf Pack

    I'd really just like some sort of fall here. Rising high easily, falling, then struggling to the top at much higher personal cost (mutilation) seems ideal to me.
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    1. SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB

    2. She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    3. She Who is Fell and Stalks the Night


    Quote Originally Posted by Sodalite View Post
    I wonder, how do the orcs deal with some of these over-long titles? Do they just go through every word every time, do they shorten it to a few critical words, do they acronymize it like us, or do they do something else? I have feeling this isn't gone into, though...
    Maybe that's why getting a name is such a boon? Everyone will like you because they can just call you Steve. No wonder it leads to you being crowned King. Imagine being ruled by someone that had to be referred to as Swissle Winwem Map Catbath Sitach Bhilwib. The convenience of 'Steve' alone could start a revolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sodalite View Post
    I wonder, how do the orcs deal with some of these over-long titles? Do they just go through every word every time, do they shorten it to a few critical words, do they acronymize it like us, or do they do something else? I have feeling this isn't gone into, though...
    Well, the book doesn't explicitly say, as with many things; it gives you some interestingly implied stuff, and lets you draw your own conclusions.

    That being said, the sample orc character in the book has a name that's been shortened to "Astride the Beast". So, I think it makes sense that they use a shortened "casual name".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
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    Hm...If only I could afford more than the Hub and Spokes, I might be able to learn this kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sodalite View Post
    Hm...If only I could afford more than the Hub and Spokes, I might be able to learn this kind of thing.
    Mmm, definitely keep it on your list. The core philosophy tends to be "don't saddle the players with a setting, but give them some evocative details to build from", when it comes to the world.

    Side note: I use the full names, because I personally find them to be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saph
    Unless everyone's been lying to me and the next bunch of episodes are The Great Divide II, The Great Divide III, Return to the Great Divide, and Bride of the Great Divide, in which case I hate you all and I'm never touching Avatar again.

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    Yep, Definitely going with the group on this one.

    1. SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB

    2. She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    3. She Who is Fell and Stalks the Night


    I wonder how they call a SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB over in a hurry in the midst of battle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
    I wonder how they call a SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB over in a hurry in the midst of battle...
    "I need a Swissle over here in a hurry!"

    "All Swissles, please report for a cavalry charge!"

    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"

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    I'm just going to vote in decreasing order of hamminess, so... What Glyphstone et al. said. I thought we were voting up Burning Wheel character, not an Abyssal.
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    1. She Who is Fell and Stalks the Night.

    2. SWSiLWNWMPCTBHtSiTaCBHWB.

    3. Whipmaster.

    I know my vote is a mere formality, but I'm sticking with my own opinion anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Happens View Post
    I'm just going to vote in decreasing order of hamminess, so... What Glyphstone et al. said. I thought we were voting up Burning Wheel character, not an Abyssal.
    Don't you mean an Infernal?
    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
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    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix_of_Doom View Post
    I know my vote is a mere formality, but I'm sticking with my own opinion anyway.
    Actually, based on how a runoff vote works, your vote can make a difference. It's rather interesting stuff.

    Also, I love this thread. Swizzle!!
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    Originally Posted by Xefas:
    "I need the Goblins in phalanx arrangement. Sky Blotters in the back! Swissles? Assume the Swizzle Stick Formation! We're going in!"
    May I please Sig this?

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    Swizzle is female specific. Hwizzle's make up a good proportion of the legion too!
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    The Swizzle Stick formation is formed from a legendary crack division of wolf-riders, comprised entirely of she-orcs.
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    May I please Sig this?
    Of course.

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    1. She Who Rules the Black Wolf Pack

    2. Hatred Bearer

    3. She Who Bears the Lash and Drives Us Ever On

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    Don't you mean an Infernal?
    No, it's Abyssals who are famous for their overly long and florid names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguine View Post
    No, it's Abyssals who are famous for their overly long and florid names.
    Oh. I looked at some of the actual Yozi names and assumed the Infernals just followed suit. Not the case, then?
    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enterti, Cogidubnus
    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
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    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

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    Well, then! She Whose Skin is Like Winter Night, Whose Mere Presence Causes Those Beneath Her to Shiver in Terror and Cower Beneath Her Wicked Blade (or, "Swissle" for short) it is!

    Now comes the first major decision point. Swissle is 24 years old, with meager amounts of resources, and some very respectable stats. Is that good enough to call it quits? Doing so means that we move on to the next phase of character creation. You may, from now on, cast "call it quits" as one or more of your votes, instead of choosing a lifepath.

    If we do not call it quits, then I roll the "Die of Fate" (a d6). If I roll a 1, then Swissle (or whatever her name might become) narrowly escapes death/being eaten/some awful life-ending fate, instead merely losing some digits from her handses or feetses. Otherwise, she suffers no consequence. (This potential danger will escalate. Higher. And. Higher. Eventually, we'll be rolling against a 33% chance of losing a limb.)

    Lifepaths that can be taken now...

    She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Right to be Named, wherein our orc is allowed to take on a name of her own, which she is recognized by in society. (She might have nicknames from her comrades, but truly claiming a name for yourself is sheer arrogance, or else a vermin outsider conceit.)

    Fallen into the Chattel
    As before, she can fall all the way into the ranks of the chattel. I'll re-list the potential lifepaths here.

    Cattle Slave
    Scavenger
    Forge Slave
    Hauler
    Cutter Slave
    Tunneler
    Ravager
    Whipmaster

    So, to recap. Make three votes: your first, second, and third choices. Any of those choices may be a distinct lifepath, or else "call it quits". This is where it starts to get real interesting...
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    Heck yeah.
    1-She Who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Right to be Named.

    2-Call It Quits. We ain't standing for any Chattel status.
    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
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    Glyphstone, you are an evil person :D

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    And again my vote falls in line with The Glyphstone's, so that'll be She who is Mighty and Has Earned the Ancient Right to be Named followed by Call it Quits.
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    1. SWiMaHEtARtbN

    2. Whipmaster

    3. Call it Quits
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Oh. I looked at some of the actual Yozi names and assumed the Infernals just followed suit. Not the case, then?
    Infernals can call themselves whatever they like. Which means some will have overly long flowery titles and others will have simple down to earth names.

    Abyssal's however are upon their Exaltations stripped of their names and given a flowery title by the Neverborn. Here are some canon examples of said titles: The Maiden of the Mirthless Smile, The Harbinger of the Ghost-Cold Wind, The Wink of the Storm's Eye, Fallen Wolf of the Cutting Sea, and Weeping Raiton Cast Aside.

    Anyway I concur with Glyphstone's vote.
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    Scavenger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphetryon View Post
    1. SWiMaHEtARtbN

    2. Whipmaster

    3. Call it Quits
    Seconded. If we're going to fall, let's whip it good.
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