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1  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Masterwork: Mapping and Overview of Cyhalloi on: 24 November 2015, 17:52:11
Well, I think I've mentioned it before, but I don't think Kh'omchr'om should be used, seeing as they're on a different continent entirely and probably have almost no contact.  That said, Wroszul does sound good.  The word for 'orc' doesn't have to sound like "orc" either; it's 'azhad' in the Volkek-oshra language, for example.  Tharian presumably got the word from Kh'omchr'om. 
2  Organization and General Discussions / Discussions, Development Ideas & Proposals / Re: What's the Matter with Santharia? on: 17 November 2015, 23:20:55
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BTW, additional suggestion: Major entries could be split up to get them done. E.g. someone could take over the Myth/Lore section of a big city entry, someone else write about People and another one only writes the Coat of Arms section. Small junks if it makes sense to deal with them individually.
This was basically how Rayne did the Ximax entry.  It seemed to work well.  You need a good project manager though. 
3  Organization and General Discussions / Discussions, Development Ideas & Proposals / Re: What's the Matter with Santharia? on: 16 November 2015, 17:37:52
This talking of focusing on Sarvonia makes me feel so guilty about my slowness on Xaramon now.  And I just realised that it's really quite similar to the problems I had with the Volkek-oshra language.  I'd have bursts of activity after not touching it for months or sometimes years, during which I'd often realise that I wasn't satisfied with what I'd done previously and try to re-do most of it, which was why there was more than 10 years between me claiming the language and actually producing the entry.   buck

I was involved with Rayne's Vardynn masterplan a couple of years back so I'm leaning slightly towards Vardynn over Cyhalloi.  But I also want to avoid smothering interest in other regions with the idea that Sarvonia should have priority.  I think it's probably best to let people work on what interests them most, especially given the current lack of activity. 

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If I could get permission, I would love to rewrite the Kasumarii-men tribe.
That would be nice.  I'm not sure if anyone currently has a claim on them, but I think Fox once did, so maybe you could check with her.  That was a very long time ago though, and I think she's on the RPG board much more than the dev board these days. 
4  Organization and General Discussions / Organizational Schedules / Re: Seagazer's Development Schedule on: 13 November 2015, 17:05:38
I thought that adding a language to an otherwise fairly underdeveloped tribe wouldn't be adding a whole lot. With your development of the Volkek-Oshra language, it fitted into your existing developmental plans.
Argh, no, I'm not ready to take on something so huge again so soon.  Don't make me do it.   buck  Besides, I like seeing more people creating languages.   ;) :P

But I guess it's true that the tribe being underdeveloped might be a problem.  Culture is so closely intertwined with language after all. 
5  Organization and General Discussions / Organizational Schedules / Re: Seagazer's Development Schedule on: 12 November 2015, 22:46:49
You abandoned the Rhom-oc language you mentioned you were working on a while back?   :(
6  Organization and General Discussions / Discussions, Development Ideas & Proposals / Re: What's the Matter with Santharia? on: 05 November 2015, 22:16:55
I think I got a little burned out after rushing to get the Volkek-oshra language finished before the end of last year.  I was going to get to work on Xaramon right after, but just couldn't get motivated.  And with things slowing down on the site, I started visiting less, I guess.   :(
7  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Population in Sarvonia and how many magic using people. on: 17 February 2015, 14:35:41
Most people in the Middle Ages would have lived in rural areas, not in cities. 
8  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Population in Sarvonia and how many magic using people. on: 16 February 2015, 01:22:44
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One thing I did notice however, is our maps have a lot of communities.  Maybe it is deceiving in the scale, but it really feels like the Vardynn map that I'm studying and using on the RP side, that there is a village around every corner.  (Not a criticism, I love the map :) )
Actually, there probably aren't enough communities on the current maps.  They're drawn much larger than they really are, which makes the whole region look smaller and locations closer together.  As far as I know, arable land usually have settlements located 20km or so from each other, assuming nothing impeding travel.  Most on the map are located much further apart.  I assume that there are plenty of villages in the empty but arable areas that are just too insignificant to appear on the map. 

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No one in the Santh world would have any idea how many people there were.
It's not too implausible for a medieval kingdom to conduct a census.  Look at the Domesday Book, for example. 
9  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Population in Sarvonia and how many magic using people. on: 16 February 2015, 00:35:14
Where are you getting your numbers from?  A quick check on Wikipedia seems to confirm that 5 million is way too low. 

From the Medieval Demography entry:

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In 1328, France (which was geographically smaller than it is today) is believed to have supported between 13.4 million people and 18 to 20 million people, the latter not reached again until the early modern period.

And considering the size of Santharia, we should probably be comparing it with Europe as a whole, not any single country alone.  Here's the closest figure I can find on the page:

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Overall, the population of Europe is believed to have reached a peak of 100 to 120 million.

That's before the Black Death, which did kill off a lot of people, but not to the extent of dropping the population below 5 million. 
10  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Population in Sarvonia and how many magic using people. on: 15 February 2015, 19:54:16
Less than 5 million in Santharia?  I'm pretty sure much smaller countries in real life had more people than that.  China in the 1400s, which I think was of a comparable size, had a population of 60 million or more, IIRC. 
11  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: The Cylian Poppy on: 01 February 2015, 01:09:39
The large blocks of text are a little hard to read.  You should probably split them up into paragraphs. 
12  Organization and General Discussions / Discussions, Development Ideas & Proposals / Re: Draconic Language on: 16 January 2015, 18:29:35
I don't think there should be just one draconic language.  If a language has more than one population of speakers, each population will soon develop its own dialect, which would gradually develop into separate languages, unless the different populations frequently speak to each other.  Dragons are very diverse and found all over Caelereth, so they probably speak many different languages. 

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Are Dragons supposed to be myths, or are dragons out there, with perhaps one interested in helping out other kinds with its vast wisdom and knowledge?
At least some dragons are real.  It's possible that some species are entirely mythical though. 
13  Santharian World Development / Languages and Runes / Re: Volkek-Oshra Language Vocabulary Suggestion and General Discussion Thread on: 14 January 2015, 14:34:53
Thanks.  Honestly, I'm not really satisfied with it, but I figured it's never going to be finished if I decided to keep tweaking it until I was completely satisfied.  I kept finding more things I felt like changing whenever I really looked at it. 

By the way, could you sticky this thread?  All the vocabulary suggestion threads seem to be stickied. 
14  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Burton Sable introduction / Santharian Underworld discussion on: 07 January 2015, 19:20:09
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A) MINA!!!!! Come hang out in IRC sometime! (That goes for the rest of you too.)
Hi.  I didn't realise anyone still used the channel.  It seemed pretty dead a few years ago. 
15  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Burton Sable introduction / Santharian Underworld discussion on: 06 January 2015, 18:31:03
While there might be some laws that apply to the kingdom as a whole, I'm not so sure about the existence of a constitution in the sense of a set of laws that establishes the structure of the government and defines what it may or may not do.  That's a relatively modern invention, if I'm not mistaken.  In any case, that doesn't seem to be what you guys are talking about, so I'd advise against calling it a constitution. 
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