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Torq
04-20-2008, 06:29 AM
Please select your favourite name. These are names for the Region described as region 1 which is currently being mapped. Anyone and everyone should vote, regardless of whether you have mapped an area or not.

I will leave this poll open for some time to give everyone who is interested a good chance. You can select more than one name if you like a few.

Torq

industrygothica
04-20-2008, 10:31 AM
I voted for Ansium, just because The Ansium Plague has a nice ring to it. I meant to get in with the suggestions of The Blightlands since this became a regional thing instead of the whole world; seems that's probably how the rest of the world would look at the area.

Turanil
04-21-2008, 03:54 AM
You never thought "Ginnungagap" would stand a chance, did you? ;-D

The Cartographist
04-21-2008, 03:15 PM
I voted for "doesn't need a name yet" because, frankly, I like IG's idea the best - the Blightlands.

That's good stuff.

The Cartographist
04-21-2008, 03:38 PM
I just read Torq's history of Groam part II.

Now, more than before, I think that the Blightlands should be the name. Although the plague will not affect the entire region, I think that it has the potential to be the single biggest plot point upon which all else revolves.

Oh, and Torq, I loved part II. Silvervein dying and a possible new nation rebuilding the walls from the East!?

It doesn't get any better than that.

Redrobes
04-21-2008, 04:50 PM
Well, since both you and I live in "Ole Blighty" why cant it be a colloquialism ?

Baziron
04-21-2008, 04:53 PM
WOA; wait... I remember the Europe in the Shadows sourcebook from the SR RPG, where the headline given for England was as follows:

Blighty by nature, blighted by nature (IIRC)

That would fit. Though one has to know the other meaning of blighty to get the pun.

industrygothica
04-21-2008, 05:46 PM
Eh.. sorry I didn't get that in there sooner; this poll kind of sneaked up on me.

Torq
04-22-2008, 02:36 PM
I'm not sure about the Blightlands as a name. The plague is particularly significant in Groam, but Groam is by no means one of the dominant or enlightened cultures in the area. On the contrary its a little backward. If there are to be dominant cultures in the region they are more likely to spring from Orvaelos, or the Steppe culture that Gamerprinter is putting together, form what we have seen so far, and these places, whose naming conventions are more likely to stick, are not significantly affected by the plague. Just my two cents.

Torq

industrygothica
04-23-2008, 07:58 PM
Using Ansium because it is in the lead at this point...

While I like the name of The Blightlands (obviously), I do think that the region should have some sort of proper name too. The land wasn't always plague-ridden, and surely they called it something before that. Of course the Blightlands moniker could be tacked on later...The Ansium Blightlands or something of the sort.


-IG

NeonKnight
04-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Using Ansium because it is in the lead at this point...

While I like the name of The Blightlands (obviously), I do think that the region should have some sort of proper name too. The land wasn't always plague-ridden, and surely they called it something before that. Of course the Blightlands moniker could be tacked on later...The Ansium Blightlands or something of the sort.


-IG

I like Ansium too. I could not see describing the Thanelands of Skolvendun as saying:

This loose collection of Feudal Fiefs in the northwestern portion of the Blightlands comprises the larger Realm of Skolvendun.

instead of:

This loose collection of Feudal Fiefs in the northwestern portion of Ansium comprises the larger Realm of Skolvendun.

The first implies that the Thanelands are part of the Blightlands, which it isn't. (Ayt least in my mind). I see the Thanelands as free of any of the plague, and mostly as far as the general populace is concerned, oblivious to the affliction of the lands far to the south and east, concerning themselves more with raids from neighbouring thanes, the depradations of the monsters of the Fenlands, and simple survival.

Much like Medival Europe during the time of the crusades, I envision the majority of the peasants of Scotland as, sure they may have 'heard' of the Crusades in Church on Sunday, but to them it was something far and away, and Jerusalem was a magical place, a holiest of holy they would never visit.

The Cartographist
04-24-2008, 06:41 AM
The land wasn't always plague-ridden, and surely they called it something before that.

Really? Who called it something before that? I guess that my point is that they probably didn't call it anything. We have to remember that the area that we are talking about is several thousand miles on a side. The vast majority of the population probably knows nothing about geography, let along a huge area that they may or may not care about.


I like Ansium too. I could not see describing the Thanelands of Skolvendun as saying:

This loose collection of Feudal Fiefs in the northwestern portion of the Blightlands comprises the larger Realm of Skolvendun.

instead of:

This loose collection of Feudal Fiefs in the northwestern portion of Ansium comprises the larger Realm of Skolvendun.

And I am just the opposite, NK. I think that the first sounds much better.

But in reality, it is a moot point :). We will, as we should, go with the collective wisdom as indicated by the poll

industrygothica
04-28-2008, 12:12 AM
So how long is this poll going to stay open until we decide on a name?

Torq
04-28-2008, 01:19 AM
Yes, you're right. There have been no votes for a while. The name of the region is "Ansium". Congrats to the clever person who came up with that name. I will unstick the post. You can go ahead and use the name in the wiki.

Torq

industrygothica
04-28-2008, 01:31 AM
Consider it done.

RobA
04-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Wow-

The power of wiki. I read this, then went to change the overview page and saw that IG already had already done it...

-Rob A>